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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2347 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2347 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 27 (50 wins to date totalling £666)
Least popular ticket in the last 2347 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   89,635,691   46,257,920,165   0.19377%
 3   05   81,315,319   42,303,087,135   0.19222%
 4   03   82,012,130   43,539,552,545   0.18836%
 5   11   88,255,734   47,003,617,355   0.18776%
 6   27   85,120,120   46,052,990,270   0.18483%
 7   12   81,000,201   43,957,074,245   0.18427%
 8   44   92,506,288   50,389,871,185   0.18358%
 9   13   67,206,366   36,705,843,220   0.18309%
10   17   81,891,086   44,834,083,705   0.18265%
11   06   79,139,982   43,396,016,505   0.18237%
12   23   89,626,133   49,225,109,595   0.18207%
13   19   76,568,726   42,394,304,115   0.18061%
14   04   78,342,131   43,462,202,635   0.18025%
15   18   80,347,176   44,715,488,875   0.17969%
16   08   75,568,599   42,153,370,180   0.17927%
17   10   79,081,392   44,270,770,240   0.17863%
18   28   80,518,650   45,076,779,230   0.17863%
19   02   78,652,800   44,473,461,965   0.17685%
20   24   78,032,404   44,356,915,530   0.17592%
21   14   78,191,983   44,597,506,145   0.17533%
22   22   75,134,103   42,930,400,360   0.17501%
23   29   76,165,770   43,624,706,180   0.17459%
24   25   85,203,159   48,803,872,265   0.17458%
25   15   74,616,336   42,859,700,100   0.17409%
26   33   79,476,255   45,925,985,350   0.17305%
27   21   67,389,630   39,076,947,220   0.17245%
28   16   68,355,893   39,726,832,005   0.17206%
29   42   77,119,763   45,216,936,460   0.17056%
30   32   76,291,533   44,792,921,760   0.17032%
31   30   83,100,234   48,872,001,935   0.17004%
32   01   72,471,705   42,971,848,635   0.16865%
33   38   81,919,826   48,793,786,195   0.16789%
34   31   81,451,673   48,630,175,315   0.16749%
35   48   77,601,272   46,355,362,255   0.16741%
36   26   73,708,107   44,064,116,645   0.16727%
37   43   80,480,653   48,230,869,635   0.16687%
38   45   71,784,922   43,603,129,385   0.16463%
39   47   77,141,674   47,517,236,330   0.16234%
40   39   71,672,125   44,244,125,205   0.16199%
41   20   60,731,371   37,504,139,915   0.16193%
42   40   80,937,030   50,186,343,535   0.16127%
43   37   66,607,412   41,357,843,810   0.16105%
44   36   66,925,280   41,746,655,300   0.16031%
45   34   69,666,325   43,521,449,415   0.16007%
46   49   70,573,614   44,722,055,595   0.15780%
47   35   71,810,801   45,839,300,980   0.15666%
48   41   62,143,412   40,544,867,320   0.15327%
49   46   65,651,057   42,995,241,575   0.15269%
50   50    1,235,243    2,656,544,650   0.04650%
51   53    1,137,884    2,456,885,190   0.04631%
52   58    1,943,835    4,212,800,160   0.04614%
53   52    1,820,744    3,987,401,150   0.04566%
54   57    1,265,721    2,781,278,890   0.04551%
55   54    1,963,720    4,341,153,920   0.04523%
56   51    1,292,313    2,927,626,770   0.04414%
57   56    1,470,384    3,354,757,560   0.04383%
58   55    1,491,110    3,459,009,870   0.04311%
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 2347 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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