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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2364 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2364 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 27 (50 wins to date totalling £666)
Least popular ticket in the last 2364 draws: 51 54 55 56 57 59 (5 wins to date totalling £125)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   88,182,433   44,346,083,400   0.19885%
 2   09   89,706,152   46,381,785,895   0.19341%
 3   05   81,434,677   42,494,201,855   0.19164%
 4   03   82,141,756   43,737,756,015   0.18781%
 5   11   88,372,729   47,212,672,915   0.18718%
 6   27   85,171,948   46,141,875,590   0.18459%
 7   12   81,079,810   44,099,460,795   0.18386%
 8   44   92,530,354   50,487,046,605   0.18328%
 9   06   79,275,704   43,642,517,575   0.18165%
10   23   89,745,491   49,416,224,315   0.18161%
11   13   67,447,030   37,140,805,300   0.18160%
12   17   82,087,027   45,220,832,495   0.18152%
13   19   76,772,560   42,678,383,035   0.17989%
14   04   78,427,014   43,631,323,955   0.17975%
15   18   80,519,970   45,020,846,875   0.17885%
16   08   75,766,817   42,479,771,100   0.17836%
17   28   80,603,056   45,245,520,160   0.17815%
18   10   79,272,394   44,503,277,140   0.17813%
19   02   78,732,409   44,615,848,515   0.17647%
20   24   78,032,404   44,356,915,530   0.17592%
21   14   78,191,983   44,597,506,145   0.17533%
22   22   75,185,289   43,091,223,800   0.17448%
23   29   76,269,536   43,870,816,320   0.17385%
24   25   85,487,770   49,241,635,685   0.17361%
25   15   74,734,895   43,057,878,240   0.17357%
26   33   79,532,052   45,994,791,150   0.17292%
27   21   67,389,630   39,076,947,220   0.17245%
28   16   68,426,355   39,850,697,735   0.17171%
29   42   77,119,763   45,216,936,460   0.17056%
30   30   83,150,907   48,933,618,475   0.16993%
31   32   76,408,844   45,037,286,040   0.16966%
32   01   72,742,316   43,363,405,955   0.16775%
33   38   81,981,024   48,934,035,955   0.16753%
34   26   73,771,578   44,169,178,425   0.16702%
35   48   77,672,132   46,525,849,045   0.16694%
36   43   80,531,326   48,292,486,175   0.16676%
37   31   81,654,365   48,974,904,105   0.16673%
38   45   71,923,645   43,911,553,205   0.16379%
39   47   77,231,341   47,632,830,040   0.16214%
40   39   71,672,125   44,244,125,205   0.16199%
41   20   60,833,871   37,654,641,775   0.16156%
42   40   81,007,492   50,310,209,265   0.16102%
43   37   66,708,746   41,474,757,000   0.16084%
44   36   66,925,280   41,729,991,430   0.16038%
45   34   69,868,086   43,984,219,175   0.15885%
46   49   70,653,793   44,923,345,535   0.15728%
47   35   71,810,801   45,839,300,980   0.15666%
48   41   62,256,587   40,761,951,180   0.15273%
49   46   65,889,443   43,421,596,205   0.15174%
50   50    1,235,243    2,656,544,650   0.04650%
51   58    2,020,660    4,405,134,130   0.04587%
52   53    1,161,949    2,554,060,610   0.04549%
53   52    1,890,434    4,156,909,550   0.04548%
54   57    1,287,132    2,845,338,430   0.04524%
55   54    2,056,591    4,593,658,270   0.04477%
56   55    1,634,191    3,706,458,200   0.04409%
57   51    1,385,063    3,154,300,370   0.04391%
58   56    1,470,384    3,354,757,560   0.04383%
59   59    1,410,111    3,324,949,360   0.04241%
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 2364 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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