UK National Lottery #117 (Super Draw #4)
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Winning numbers drawn at 8.28pm GMT on Wednesday 5th February 1997:
The table below is courtesy of Camelot's phone line (0845 9100 000 *10).
Category Prize Winners Total Percentages
Jackpot £3,333,333 3 £9,999,999 50.1%
5+bonus £249,048 6 £1,494,288 7.5%
5 match £2,804 333 £933,732 4.7%
4 match £75 27,056 £2,029,200 10.2%
3 match £10 550,093 £5,500,930 27.5%
Totals 577,491 £19,958,149 100.0%
Category Change Figure
Ticket sales 57.5% fall £32,978,341
The next table displays the draw order, revised frequencies and the last prior appearance of each of the 7 balls.
Updated Frequencies Since Last Appeared
Drawn Order Main Bonus Total Main Bonus Either
1st 25 19 3 22 10 14 10
2nd 09 12 4 16 15 2 2
3rd 35 17 0 17 2 Never 2
4th 28 19 5 24 1 46 1
5th 29 12 2 14 42 35 35
6th 31 18 1 19 2 114 2
Bonus 37 9 2 11 12 115 12
Total 194 106 17 123 84 443 64
Avg. 27.7 15.1 2.4 17.6 12.0 63.3 9.1
- The draw used ball set 4 in the Lancelot machine and the average main Lotto prize was £34.56.
One in every 57.1 main Lotto tickets won a prize (=1.75% of players).
- This was the 4th Super Draw and the jackpot pool was a guaranteed £9,999,999.
- If all 13,983,816 ticket combinations were additionally purchased for the main Lotto game, they would have made a loss of £7,668,920.
- The prior history of the main Lotto jackpot ticket included 2 wins totalling £88.
- This was only the second time that 6 of the 7
winning numbers were odd - the
first time was just over a year ago.
- The main number 29 finally appeared after being
absent for 41 consecutive draws
(the second longest such sequence ever).
This means that the main number 44 (ironically the most
frequent main number) has now
failed to appear for 22 consecutive draws and now has the longest
current absenteeism sequence.
- The number 29 also managed to halt its
run of 34 consecutive
draws without being picked as one of the 7 numbers drawn, handing over
the lead to the number 2, which has failed to
appear for 21 consecutive draws.
- The sum (194) of the seven winning
numbers was the same as the previous draw, which has never happened
- The 24th appearance of
the winning number 28 has closed the gap to one to the leaders
(numbers 5 and 44).
- The first ever midweek draw
affected various prize and sales figures
as you might expect, so here's the records it set:
- Lowest number of 3-match of 4-match and
total winners ever.
- Second lowest number of 5-match winners ever.
- Lowest number of 5+bonus winners in over a year.
- Lowest 5+bonus, 5-match, 4-match and 3-match
prize pools ever.
- Lowest ticket sales ever.
- Apparently, Camelot were "celebrating" the ticket sales, but they were
less than half the average weekly ticket sales to date (and that was
with all the advertising hype, the Super Draw and a full 7 days
to buy tickets !). It's clear
that a normal Wednesday draw will have even poorer sales, so this wasn't an
auspicious start for the new midweek draw in terms of sales.
- The lottery TV show was presented by Carol
Smillie, who will host the midweek draw shows in the future (Dale Winton
remains the presenter of the Saturday shows).
- So much for the "guaranteed" £10m jackpot - Camelot cheated and
rounded down, so the jackpot prize pool was £1 short. This was the
first time there's been multiple Super Draw jackpot winners of course
and also the first occasion such rounding down has been witnessed.
won £10 (with my fourth ticket) for the first
time in 4 months ! It's my ninth £10 win, although I only matched one
number on each of my first two tickets and none on the third.
- Unclaimed prizes from this draw expired at 11.00pm BST on Monday 4th August 1997 and have been added to the National Lottery Distribution Fund.
Next Lottery: #118 (Saturday 8th February 1997) [4 jackpot winners]
Previous Lottery: #116 (Saturday 1st February 1997) [9 jackpot winners]