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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 104 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 104 draws: 04 05 08 09 12 37 (47 wins to date totalling £840)
Least popular ticket in the last 104 draws: 29 50 51 57 58 59 (5 wins to date totalling £125)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   05      908,386    1,184,434,910   0.07669%
 2   09      613,663      816,045,480   0.07520%
 3   37      432,738      583,877,400   0.07411%
 4   12      699,380      963,551,980   0.07258%
 5   08      815,624    1,130,620,940   0.07214%
 6   04      573,614      823,534,670   0.06965%
 7   10      358,162      538,661,730   0.06649%
 8   47      536,429      820,196,320   0.06540%
 9   20      469,571      718,766,210   0.06533%
10   11      664,710    1,027,165,660   0.06471%
11   42      803,404    1,242,190,750   0.06468%
12   33      445,895      692,440,730   0.06439%
13   25      826,321    1,298,319,060   0.06365%
14   15      611,788      966,215,840   0.06332%
15   07      548,427      871,668,890   0.06292%
16   17      884,808    1,411,638,890   0.06268%
17   36      464,583      744,188,040   0.06243%
18   13      499,409      805,410,100   0.06201%
19   24      294,934      479,986,730   0.06145%
20   23      521,364      850,379,880   0.06131%
21   01      597,708      975,555,830   0.06127%
22   32      576,464      941,373,080   0.06124%
23   26      864,537    1,412,981,760   0.06119%
24   16      428,832      705,866,620   0.06075%
25   03      543,978      895,741,710   0.06073%
26   27      538,456      888,034,250   0.06063%
27   43      668,706    1,116,594,510   0.05989%
28   31      940,665    1,584,900,400   0.05935%
29   38      517,940      875,610,210   0.05915%
30   28      243,234      417,519,380   0.05826%
31   06      581,085      998,532,330   0.05819%
32   39      454,612      803,685,520   0.05657%
33   18      549,674      975,630,040   0.05634%
34   02      139,826      248,823,920   0.05619%
35   34      582,947    1,039,355,350   0.05609%
36   19      538,906      962,511,000   0.05599%
37   54      643,053    1,172,943,710   0.05482%
38   45      810,301    1,478,910,510   0.05479%
39   49      397,760      727,440,340   0.05468%
40   22      758,813    1,395,613,720   0.05437%
41   55      638,048    1,182,062,830   0.05398%
42   40      754,695    1,401,905,750   0.05383%
43   44      272,355      507,816,130   0.05363%
44   35      594,586    1,131,527,120   0.05255%
45   46      680,131    1,301,481,770   0.05226%
46   14      161,830      310,659,230   0.05209%
47   21       90,575      176,032,330   0.05145%
48   53      440,042      878,453,890   0.05009%
49   30      261,933      523,767,670   0.05001%
50   56      422,122      850,718,930   0.04962%
51   52      537,438    1,109,096,710   0.04846%
52   48      443,881      918,201,860   0.04834%
53   41      446,966      941,402,860   0.04748%
54   29      315,669      665,992,300   0.04740%
55   51      496,584    1,076,736,640   0.04612%
56   57      139,152      315,363,830   0.04412%
57   59      342,566      779,819,580   0.04393%
58   50      229,977      554,195,410   0.04150%
59   58      342,054      832,490,460   0.04109%
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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