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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 104 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 104 draws: 03 07 09 11 12 21 (47 wins to date totalling £720)
Least popular ticket in the last 104 draws: 20 53 54 55 57 59 (5 wins to date totalling £135)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   11      591,510      793,727,580   0.07452%
 2   12      386,679      527,146,370   0.07335%
 3   09      417,382      610,147,260   0.06841%
 4   21      740,190    1,094,500,350   0.06763%
 5   07      755,136    1,127,361,690   0.06698%
 6   03      486,025      738,331,260   0.06583%
 7   36      621,352      962,164,860   0.06458%
 8   04      506,876      787,652,540   0.06435%
 9   45      539,470      842,421,750   0.06404%
10   28      731,099    1,150,955,270   0.06352%
11   31      432,537      685,198,460   0.06313%
12   27      834,366    1,322,180,560   0.06311%
13   19      619,221    1,009,469,820   0.06134%
14   49      538,766      881,735,710   0.06110%
15   38      587,126      962,205,870   0.06102%
16   17      369,614      605,904,080   0.06100%
17   37      454,387      747,587,760   0.06078%
18   22      405,238      674,001,010   0.06012%
19   18      377,842      629,447,080   0.06003%
20   14      612,598    1,022,116,760   0.05993%
21   05      405,382      684,901,230   0.05919%
22   47      863,116    1,460,928,450   0.05908%
23   23      747,242    1,275,707,160   0.05857%
24   01      568,708      971,263,540   0.05855%
25   02      723,718    1,235,998,390   0.05855%
26   26      330,056      564,864,200   0.05843%
27   06      289,292      498,190,360   0.05807%
28   24      500,284      868,060,070   0.05763%
29   33      799,560    1,410,797,500   0.05667%
30   32      561,717    1,001,410,920   0.05609%
31   25      642,722    1,152,919,360   0.05575%
32   40      442,809      796,376,760   0.05560%
33   41      367,727      662,453,580   0.05551%
34   16      547,076      992,944,840   0.05510%
35   08      544,321      999,596,590   0.05445%
36   10      590,751    1,085,270,590   0.05443%
37   35      618,620    1,138,193,160   0.05435%
38   13      492,423      920,198,780   0.05351%
39   44      486,965      916,000,560   0.05316%
40   48      386,699      730,806,600   0.05291%
41   30      340,686      650,620,590   0.05236%
42   56      479,524      921,613,190   0.05203%
43   29      381,416      741,382,850   0.05145%
44   46      316,308      618,110,380   0.05117%
45   42      634,936    1,259,969,150   0.05039%
46   58      537,524    1,066,679,930   0.05039%
47   52      608,081    1,216,130,800   0.05000%
48   51      607,246    1,229,298,140   0.04940%
49   50      488,166      989,459,390   0.04934%
50   43      248,237      503,809,960   0.04927%
51   34      501,915    1,022,069,050   0.04911%
52   15      201,442      411,310,060   0.04898%
53   39      461,950      959,383,510   0.04815%
54   20      429,302      896,368,950   0.04789%
55   59      438,648      946,882,590   0.04633%
56   54      424,596      929,792,590   0.04567%
57   55      591,395    1,334,848,770   0.04430%
58   53      275,412      622,648,540   0.04423%
59   57      413,582      971,900,680   0.04255%
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 104 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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