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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2227 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2227 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 27 (49 wins to date totalling £641)
Least popular ticket in the last 2227 draws: 51 53 55 56 57 59 (1 wins to date totalling £25)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   87,427,841   43,078,472,970   0.20295%
 2   09   89,069,648   45,372,465,485   0.19631%
 3   05   80,761,798   41,400,675,095   0.19507%
 4   03   81,364,926   42,349,859,405   0.19213%
 5   11   87,506,587   45,847,638,835   0.19086%
 6   27   84,617,005   45,216,563,810   0.18714%
 7   44   91,770,370   49,088,477,455   0.18695%
 8   12   80,518,453   43,123,699,895   0.18672%
 9   13   66,719,583   35,859,295,060   0.18606%
10   06   78,560,176   42,404,000,235   0.18527%
11   17   81,561,671   44,198,230,395   0.18454%
12   04   77,649,443   42,198,503,985   0.18401%
13   19   75,885,323   41,277,972,305   0.18384%
14   18   79,683,726   43,438,036,575   0.18344%
15   08   74,737,512   40,752,464,960   0.18339%
16   23   89,328,259   48,709,994,055   0.18339%
17   10   78,444,260   43,149,401,960   0.18180%
18   02   77,911,861   43,174,182,025   0.18046%
19   28   80,179,126   44,516,677,050   0.18011%
20   29   75,272,494   42,062,801,470   0.17895%
21   24   77,501,239   43,419,592,790   0.17849%
22   14   77,511,927   43,469,756,465   0.17831%
23   22   74,630,538   41,917,806,070   0.17804%
24   15   73,879,179   41,645,764,350   0.17740%
25   25   84,782,986   47,921,086,715   0.17692%
26   21   66,742,892   37,955,088,390   0.17585%
27   33   79,086,297   45,076,136,040   0.17545%
28   16   67,857,689   38,917,546,115   0.17436%
29   30   82,332,857   47,371,624,835   0.17380%
30   42   76,602,415   44,090,132,420   0.17374%
31   32   75,722,122   43,615,283,710   0.17361%
32   01   71,777,152   41,720,874,785   0.17204%
33   38   81,220,554   47,568,002,925   0.17075%
34   48   77,093,691   45,336,505,165   0.17005%
35   26   73,211,832   43,149,908,955   0.16967%
36   43   79,826,355   47,051,639,945   0.16966%
37   31   81,020,166   47,806,060,385   0.16948%
38   45   71,099,019   42,329,071,505   0.16797%
39   20   59,839,999   35,771,399,145   0.16728%
40   36   65,977,803   39,910,403,890   0.16531%
41   47   76,621,542   46,416,300,850   0.16507%
42   39   71,185,196   43,243,469,365   0.16461%
43   37   65,992,199   40,113,723,040   0.16451%
44   40   80,497,541   49,339,013,715   0.16315%
45   34   69,313,093   42,754,708,025   0.16212%
46   49   69,967,292   43,511,011,235   0.16080%
47   35   70,935,934   44,184,893,100   0.16054%
48   41   61,453,681   39,122,577,130   0.15708%
49   46   64,970,311   41,674,431,495   0.15590%
50   52    1,309,848    2,723,071,530   0.04810%
51   58    1,162,384    2,477,727,310   0.04691%
52   54    1,388,746    2,997,599,760   0.04633%
53   50      741,037    1,625,681,990   0.04558%
54   55      877,182    1,947,644,780   0.04504%
55   56      638,899    1,432,177,910   0.04461%
56   53      757,001    1,712,949,920   0.04419%
57   51      909,887    2,070,176,730   0.04395%
58   59      790,871    1,899,051,630   0.04165%
59   57      822,825    1,990,242,220   0.04134%
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 2227 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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