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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2054 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2054 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 27 (46 wins to date totalling £566)
Least popular ticket in the last 2054 draws: 34 35 40 41 46 49 (39 wins to date totalling £811)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   86,254,199   41,504,986,310   0.20782%
 2   09   87,732,045   43,678,681,815   0.20086%
 3   05   79,773,728   39,818,195,035   0.20034%
 4   11   85,909,085   43,403,220,665   0.19793%
 5   03   80,304,599   40,716,901,875   0.19723%
 6   27   83,408,563   43,121,078,630   0.19343%
 7   12   79,335,963   41,112,239,765   0.19297%
 8   13   65,919,826   34,318,556,610   0.19208%
 9   08   72,945,491   38,077,508,710   0.19157%
10   17   80,267,624   41,974,516,655   0.19123%
11   44   90,608,872   47,435,138,685   0.19102%
12   19   74,509,156   39,237,717,105   0.18989%
13   06   77,712,413   41,041,403,615   0.18935%
14   23   88,174,246   46,667,469,175   0.18894%
15   10   77,092,470   40,828,650,300   0.18882%
16   04   76,752,663   40,662,032,835   0.18876%
17   02   76,428,490   40,576,577,335   0.18836%
18   18   78,836,401   41,957,531,485   0.18790%
19   14   75,642,782   40,416,919,375   0.18716%
20   29   73,914,826   39,730,881,470   0.18604%
21   28   78,934,892   42,588,657,640   0.18534%
22   22   73,773,273   40,285,599,220   0.18313%
23   24   76,487,032   41,771,651,800   0.18311%
24   21   65,547,339   35,971,632,510   0.18222%
25   15   73,219,186   40,195,635,950   0.18216%
26   25   83,860,964   46,181,219,445   0.18159%
27   16   66,544,286   36,721,607,835   0.18121%
28   42   75,448,270   41,985,957,730   0.17970%
29   33   78,356,736   43,855,231,400   0.17867%
30   32   74,763,358   41,951,496,010   0.17821%
31   30   81,438,973   45,707,974,865   0.17817%
32   26   71,928,922   40,838,396,235   0.17613%
33   38   80,145,637   45,515,278,675   0.17609%
34   01   70,848,594   40,308,302,785   0.17577%
35   31   79,286,661   45,142,315,715   0.17564%
36   43   78,712,713   45,045,214,175   0.17474%
37   48   76,566,164   44,173,854,685   0.17333%
38   20   58,794,447   34,027,862,405   0.17278%
39   37   64,679,029   37,660,369,720   0.17174%
40   47   75,412,949   44,009,691,790   0.17136%
41   45   70,430,637   41,201,831,335   0.17094%
42   39   70,294,873   41,285,627,125   0.17026%
43   36   65,140,541   38,293,992,330   0.17011%
44   40   78,916,574   46,425,549,625   0.16999%
45   34   68,112,389   40,358,947,195   0.16877%
46   49   68,901,512   41,594,755,455   0.16565%
47   35   70,005,549   42,580,171,290   0.16441%
48   41   60,089,107   36,591,578,310   0.16422%
49   46   63,820,668   39,297,116,615   0.16241%
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 2054 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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