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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2374 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2374 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 27 (50 wins to date totalling £666)
Least popular ticket in the last 2374 draws: 51 54 55 56 57 59 (5 wins to date totalling £125)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   88,277,002   44,549,349,920   0.19816%
 2   09   89,757,179   46,472,792,465   0.19314%
 3   05   81,513,564   42,597,557,175   0.19136%
 4   03   82,194,181   43,829,771,915   0.18753%
 5   11   88,403,507   47,266,270,755   0.18703%
 6   27   85,171,948   46,125,395,910   0.18465%
 7   12   81,148,854   44,235,785,185   0.18345%
 8   44   92,530,354   50,454,117,055   0.18340%
 9   06   79,275,704   43,608,992,075   0.18179%
10   17   82,087,027   45,187,881,185   0.18166%
11   13   67,477,808   37,177,731,060   0.18150%
12   23   89,806,457   49,545,679,515   0.18126%
13   04   78,427,014   43,631,323,955   0.17975%
14   19   76,845,979   42,839,862,635   0.17938%
15   18   80,637,122   45,190,458,845   0.17844%
16   08   75,766,817   42,463,291,420   0.17843%
17   10   79,272,394   44,486,608,070   0.17819%
18   28   80,603,056   45,245,520,160   0.17815%
19   02   78,732,409   44,582,323,015   0.17660%
20   24   78,032,404   44,356,915,530   0.17592%
21   14   78,222,762   44,684,437,905   0.17506%
22   29   76,269,536   43,837,482,400   0.17398%
23   22   75,327,006   43,357,384,420   0.17374%
24   15   74,773,046   43,108,753,740   0.17345%
25   25   85,689,191   49,582,972,485   0.17282%
26   33   79,633,797   46,233,890,050   0.17224%
27   21   67,480,206   39,252,979,550   0.17191%
28   16   68,505,242   39,954,052,005   0.17146%
29   42   77,160,294   45,332,396,390   0.17021%
30   32   76,408,844   45,003,952,120   0.16978%
31   30   83,173,609   48,996,634,995   0.16975%
32   01   72,742,316   43,313,211,385   0.16794%
33   38   82,033,448   49,009,387,005   0.16738%
34   31   81,654,365   48,925,090,505   0.16690%
35   26   73,815,430   44,240,833,115   0.16685%
36   43   80,531,326   48,292,486,175   0.16676%
37   48   77,750,928   46,724,227,105   0.16640%
38   45   71,923,645   43,878,219,285   0.16392%
39   47   77,269,492   47,700,177,400   0.16199%
40   39   71,723,152   44,351,612,275   0.16171%
41   20   60,994,761   37,896,998,915   0.16095%
42   40   81,051,343   50,365,383,455   0.16093%
43   37   66,708,746   41,458,087,930   0.16091%
44   36   66,925,280   41,729,991,430   0.16038%
45   34   70,000,806   44,172,472,515   0.15847%
46   49   70,653,793   44,890,415,985   0.15739%
47   35   71,810,801   45,839,300,980   0.15666%
48   41   62,307,614   40,869,438,250   0.15246%
49   46   65,941,867   43,497,328,815   0.15160%
50   50    1,298,475    2,835,021,100   0.04580%
51   53    1,212,667    2,652,742,890   0.04571%
52   58    2,061,191    4,520,594,060   0.04560%
53   52    1,941,151    4,288,521,380   0.04526%
54   57    1,287,132    2,845,338,430   0.04524%
55   55    1,806,033    4,016,912,370   0.04496%
56   54    2,110,071    4,727,134,690   0.04464%
57   51    1,407,765    3,167,907,890   0.04444%
58   56    1,552,189    3,549,176,390   0.04373%
59   59    1,448,376    3,407,867,490   0.04250%
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 2374 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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