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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2101 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2101 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 27 (47 wins to date totalling £591)
Least popular ticket in the last 2101 draws: 50 51 54 55 57 59 (2 wins to date totalling £50)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   86,673,008   41,973,915,790   0.20649%
 2   05   79,971,312   39,977,621,055   0.20004%
 3   09   88,398,513   44,462,168,085   0.19882%
 4   11   86,543,914   44,230,671,875   0.19566%
 5   03   80,509,768   41,157,968,145   0.19561%
 6   27   83,900,086   44,044,417,190   0.19049%
 7   13   66,225,100   34,862,215,260   0.18996%
 8   12   79,849,253   42,068,693,765   0.18981%
 9   17   80,697,300   42,544,061,165   0.18968%
10   19   74,606,188   39,363,178,045   0.18953%
11   44   91,205,819   48,135,117,855   0.18948%
12   06   77,901,065   41,280,491,805   0.18871%
13   04   76,887,781   40,881,031,045   0.18808%
14   23   88,375,326   47,061,067,215   0.18779%
15   08   73,777,130   39,357,308,290   0.18745%
16   10   77,499,419   41,581,457,210   0.18638%
17   18   79,135,779   42,465,503,155   0.18635%
18   02   77,034,057   41,621,975,145   0.18508%
19   14   76,370,853   41,394,003,675   0.18450%
20   29   74,430,771   40,550,577,440   0.18355%
21   28   79,461,094   43,305,614,120   0.18349%
22   24   76,678,273   42,070,108,060   0.18226%
23   22   73,958,691   40,664,645,580   0.18187%
24   15   73,347,206   40,528,731,920   0.18098%
25   16   66,616,176   36,899,660,305   0.18053%
26   21   66,004,402   36,627,779,150   0.18020%
27   25   84,339,124   47,093,549,775   0.17909%
28   42   75,747,781   42,475,994,120   0.17833%
29   33   78,675,274   44,230,439,040   0.17788%
30   30   81,748,013   46,248,403,325   0.17676%
31   32   75,148,053   42,523,482,670   0.17672%
32   01   71,155,549   40,763,657,595   0.17456%
33   38   80,381,803   46,053,271,045   0.17454%
34   26   72,354,625   41,678,842,775   0.17360%
35   31   80,030,662   46,262,621,275   0.17299%
36   43   79,130,691   45,823,469,825   0.17269%
37   48   76,791,566   44,649,127,595   0.17199%
38   20   59,129,638   34,488,227,095   0.17145%
39   45   70,516,138   41,277,323,175   0.17084%
40   37   65,022,431   38,283,401,450   0.16984%
41   47   75,889,696   44,865,361,040   0.16915%
42   36   65,320,234   38,636,465,680   0.16906%
43   39   70,500,049   41,759,869,105   0.16882%
44   40   79,617,637   47,613,755,875   0.16722%
45   34   68,454,273   41,041,345,385   0.16679%
46   49   69,247,930   42,133,072,535   0.16436%
47   35   70,290,547   42,906,172,880   0.16382%
48   41   60,672,128   37,594,845,680   0.16138%
49   46   64,449,557   40,601,859,085   0.15874%
50   52      672,481    1,364,622,320   0.04928%
51   53      245,635      549,367,080   0.04471%
52   58      390,846      885,035,920   0.04416%
53   56      226,494      522,826,280   0.04332%
54   54      385,311      892,673,910   0.04316%
55   50      406,548      972,510,260   0.04180%
56   51      150,483      367,343,950   0.04097%
57   57      370,927      915,173,300   0.04053%
58   55      230,855      647,029,710   0.03568%
59   59      185,255      521,945,380   0.03549%
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 2101 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...

[Numerical Analysis]

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