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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2532 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2532 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 12 (55 wins to date totalling £877)
Least popular ticket in the last 2532 draws: 50 51 55 56 57 59 (5 wins to date totalling £140)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   89,304,479   46,198,828,840   0.19330%
 2   09   90,760,594   47,867,703,435   0.18961%
 3   05   82,808,368   44,432,917,035   0.18637%
 4   03   82,820,892   44,931,406,925   0.18433%
 5   11   89,380,150   48,904,321,675   0.18277%
 6   12   81,957,037   45,453,326,535   0.18031%
 7   44   93,417,240   52,084,475,455   0.17936%
 8   27   86,410,081   48,287,367,030   0.17895%
 9   06   79,990,545   44,902,272,075   0.17814%
10   17   83,215,978   46,873,284,185   0.17753%
11   13   68,164,136   38,426,794,690   0.17739%
12   23   91,006,263   51,471,593,925   0.17681%
13   04   79,268,897   44,860,674,585   0.17670%
14   19   77,548,280   44,020,542,295   0.17616%
15   28   81,246,396   46,300,351,270   0.17548%
16   18   81,277,616   46,346,888,335   0.17537%
17   10   79,912,596   45,614,253,800   0.17519%
18   02   79,304,602   45,606,085,595   0.17389%
19   08   76,985,903   44,369,228,770   0.17351%
20   24   78,574,623   45,292,572,790   0.17348%
21   14   78,914,775   45,914,932,635   0.17187%
22   21   67,830,241   39,721,501,400   0.17076%
23   15   75,334,709   44,119,372,120   0.17075%
24   29   77,075,220   45,253,676,770   0.17032%
25   22   76,076,559   44,762,017,450   0.16996%
26   33   80,321,325   47,397,170,520   0.16946%
27   25   86,545,358   51,077,822,275   0.16944%
28   16   69,239,942   41,378,987,395   0.16733%
29   30   83,905,948   50,464,191,115   0.16627%
30   01   73,237,557   44,261,459,625   0.16547%
31   32   77,564,008   47,039,894,320   0.16489%
32   38   82,730,234   50,208,252,885   0.16477%
33   48   78,211,710   47,569,064,115   0.16442%
34   42   78,529,018   47,784,692,480   0.16434%
35   31   82,610,783   50,589,132,295   0.16330%
36   43   81,456,911   50,015,473,245   0.16286%
37   26   74,872,331   46,260,982,215   0.16185%
38   45   73,103,917   46,005,986,995   0.15890%
39   37   67,265,658   42,438,488,440   0.15850%
40   20   61,450,122   38,812,298,975   0.15833%
41   39   72,468,925   45,934,657,365   0.15777%
42   47   78,274,944   49,629,767,930   0.15772%
43   40   82,143,335   52,652,520,475   0.15601%
44   36   67,953,372   43,634,037,590   0.15573%
45   34   70,709,025   45,590,700,535   0.15510%
46   49   71,252,717   45,970,290,065   0.15500%
47   35   72,769,818   47,802,469,880   0.15223%
48   41   63,057,611   42,402,085,990   0.14871%
49   46   66,640,221   45,000,543,245   0.14809%
50   58    2,962,893    6,411,407,870   0.04621%
51   52    2,829,618    6,156,152,760   0.04596%
52   53    1,780,499    3,882,805,720   0.04586%
53   54    2,927,959    6,385,509,430   0.04585%
54   57    1,821,214    4,029,941,310   0.04519%
55   50    1,695,326    3,770,199,920   0.04497%
56   55    2,611,583    5,822,895,990   0.04485%
57   51    2,054,621    4,635,174,960   0.04433%
58   56    2,215,746    5,022,953,570   0.04411%
59   59    2,004,181    4,699,870,680   0.04264%
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 2532 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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