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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2590 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2590 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 12 (55 wins to date totalling £877)
Least popular ticket in the last 2590 draws: 51 54 55 56 57 59 (8 wins to date totalling £215)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   89,598,785   46,612,802,840   0.19222%
 2   09   91,069,323   48,346,139,815   0.18837%
 3   05   83,010,976   44,783,791,605   0.18536%
 4   03   83,162,411   45,437,307,235   0.18303%
 5   11   89,714,874   49,291,318,045   0.18201%
 6   12   82,169,170   45,665,472,905   0.17994%
 7   44   93,619,334   52,486,085,675   0.17837%
 8   27   86,717,240   48,731,472,910   0.17795%
 9   06   80,227,031   45,286,697,415   0.17715%
10   17   83,495,086   47,320,018,455   0.17645%
11   13   68,440,223   38,915,467,680   0.17587%
12   23   91,312,794   51,978,229,225   0.17568%
13   04   79,733,157   45,574,998,885   0.17495%
14   19   77,953,119   44,686,642,085   0.17444%
15   18   81,556,164   46,800,147,675   0.17426%
16   28   81,693,582   46,981,094,790   0.17389%
17   10   80,315,752   46,345,795,530   0.17330%
18   02   79,650,251   46,127,995,515   0.17267%
19   08   77,302,662   44,919,879,440   0.17209%
20   24   78,992,294   45,993,414,980   0.17175%
21   14   79,285,187   46,485,882,945   0.17056%
22   15   75,489,734   44,403,682,180   0.17001%
23   29   77,225,549   45,524,226,930   0.16964%
24   22   76,324,363   45,179,033,580   0.16894%
25   21   68,307,367   40,452,479,900   0.16886%
26   25   86,757,617   51,442,905,065   0.16865%
27   33   80,847,215   48,316,804,480   0.16733%
28   16   69,498,966   41,796,131,155   0.16628%
29   30   84,029,115   50,684,475,695   0.16579%
30   38   83,093,687   50,763,457,835   0.16369%
31   01   73,695,408   45,062,410,495   0.16354%
32   32   77,949,691   47,713,919,040   0.16337%
33   42   78,785,642   48,290,349,170   0.16315%
34   48   78,479,554   48,109,370,715   0.16313%
35   31   82,918,419   51,074,672,895   0.16235%
36   43   81,636,310   50,350,783,205   0.16214%
37   26   75,115,939   46,613,348,865   0.16115%
38   45   73,428,749   46,499,908,745   0.15791%
39   37   67,720,045   43,186,076,200   0.15681%
40   20   61,736,569   39,382,148,765   0.15676%
41   39   72,750,530   46,465,851,595   0.15657%
42   47   78,718,921   50,347,698,170   0.15635%
43   40   82,418,806   53,136,830,285   0.15511%
44   36   68,236,382   44,016,845,250   0.15502%
45   34   70,978,548   46,061,282,655   0.15410%
46   49   71,585,285   46,493,129,705   0.15397%
47   35   73,074,590   48,325,182,140   0.15121%
48   41   63,180,320   42,562,636,500   0.14844%
49   46   66,788,382   45,247,181,145   0.14761%
50   52    3,222,852    6,931,675,440   0.04649%
51   58    3,141,251    6,768,995,260   0.04641%
52   50    1,990,701    4,307,081,220   0.04622%
53   53    2,005,271    4,380,452,720   0.04578%
54   51    2,421,386    5,299,856,950   0.04569%
55   54    3,070,508    6,726,683,330   0.04565%
56   56    2,409,345    5,297,471,450   0.04548%
57   57    2,033,010    4,542,918,990   0.04475%
58   55    2,835,427    6,342,315,700   0.04471%
59   59    2,191,324    5,051,651,530   0.04338%
Notes:

How the figures are calculated

This is where I risk boring the pants off all of you with some fancy maths which is actually all smoke and mirrors since no-one except Camelot really knows the exact figures.

Firstly, I needed to work out how many winning tickets used a particular number (let's say using the number 1 as an example) in each prize tier for a single draw. Camelot don't release the figures for this, so for a particular prize tier, it has to be estimated thus:

Winning tickets using the number 1 in a prize tier = ( Number of combinations in that tier that use the number 1 / Total combinations in that tier ) * Number of actual prize winners in that tier [yes, this last figure is indeed released by Camelot]

This assumes an even distribution of combinations of course, which isn't the case in real life, but it's the best we can do. I then wrote a combinations program that generated all 14m tickets and calculated the first two figures in the RHS of the above equation for each tier (we know the third figure from Camelot as I said) by assuming that the 6 numbers drawn were 1 to 6 and we were looking at winning tickets using the number 1. This resulted in the following table:

Tier       Uses 1     Combs     Ratio
6-match         1           1   1.000
5+bonus         5           6   0.833
5-match       210         252   0.833
4-match     9,030      13,545   0.667
3-match   123,410     246,820   0.500
2-match   617,050   1,851,150   0.333
1-match   962,598   5,775,588   0.167
0-match         0   6,095,454   0.000

After this, it was simply a question of using the above table for each draw, multiplying the ratio by number of winners in the tier for a particular draw and then doing this for all 2590 draws to get a total for a particular number. I then totalled the sales for every draw where a particular number appeared, divided the figure from the previous sentence by that total and then sorted on the percentage figure as shown in the main table on this page. You can wake up now...

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