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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2407 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2407 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 27 (51 wins to date totalling £714)
Least popular ticket in the last 2407 draws: 51 52 54 56 57 59 (3 wins to date totalling £75)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   88,398,696   44,707,252,600   0.19773%
 2   09   90,076,776   46,896,983,265   0.19207%
 3   05   82,000,602   43,220,534,555   0.18973%
 4   11   88,526,952   47,417,234,865   0.18670%
 5   03   82,383,256   44,155,650,995   0.18657%
 6   27   85,395,099   46,454,925,540   0.18382%
 7   44   92,701,183   50,690,764,125   0.18288%
 8   12   81,570,544   44,713,874,485   0.18243%
 9   13   67,568,834   37,333,731,300   0.18099%
10   06   79,496,766   43,971,279,635   0.18079%
11   23   89,967,462   49,822,920,835   0.18057%
12   17   82,466,660   45,727,593,125   0.18034%
13   19   76,884,036   42,932,914,505   0.17908%
14   04   78,694,153   43,984,482,455   0.17891%
15   18   80,762,424   45,408,838,195   0.17786%
16   10   79,329,635   44,622,186,330   0.17778%
17   08   75,945,490   42,719,625,450   0.17778%
18   28   80,726,716   45,428,811,840   0.17770%
19   02   78,732,409   44,582,323,015   0.17660%
20   24   78,219,897   44,662,586,320   0.17514%
21   14   78,301,103   44,795,566,545   0.17480%
22   29   76,319,431   43,942,482,400   0.17368%
23   22   75,378,619   43,477,743,760   0.17337%
24   15   74,913,198   43,327,737,650   0.17290%
25   25   85,936,218   49,922,185,295   0.17214%
26   33   79,663,341   46,282,983,130   0.17212%
27   21   67,480,206   39,252,979,550   0.17191%
28   16   68,550,950   40,064,547,295   0.17110%
29   30   83,285,701   49,214,378,905   0.16923%
30   42   77,539,277   45,917,061,230   0.16887%
31   32   76,755,822   45,629,294,840   0.16822%
32   01   72,925,636   43,562,941,435   0.16740%
33   38   82,235,587   49,342,231,795   0.16666%
34   48   77,898,034   46,949,818,045   0.16592%
35   43   80,760,004   48,721,627,745   0.16576%
36   31   81,981,644   49,494,914,535   0.16564%
37   26   74,091,141   44,792,296,825   0.16541%
38   45   72,279,884   44,524,129,375   0.16234%
39   47   77,428,109   48,009,991,800   0.16127%
40   39   71,949,265   44,788,237,585   0.16064%
41   20   61,109,808   38,090,771,705   0.16043%
42   37   66,801,688   41,649,475,570   0.16039%
43   40   81,333,570   51,028,591,265   0.15939%
44   36   67,099,770   42,110,213,020   0.15934%
45   34   70,086,991   44,326,665,745   0.15811%
46   49   70,886,527   45,273,397,105   0.15657%
47   35   71,959,041   46,140,852,970   0.15596%
48   41   62,353,322   40,979,933,540   0.15216%
49   46   66,099,773   43,865,974,085   0.15069%
50   53    1,328,458    2,898,925,080   0.04583%
51   55    1,883,148    4,121,912,370   0.04569%
52   50    1,319,872    2,901,147,520   0.04549%
53   58    2,180,285    4,819,390,320   0.04524%
54   54    2,273,638    5,032,147,580   0.04518%
55   57    1,367,658    3,033,142,720   0.04509%
56   52    2,047,487    4,555,568,540   0.04494%
57   56    1,765,291    3,953,903,000   0.04465%
58   51    1,528,771    3,446,803,570   0.04435%
59   59    1,622,684    3,786,499,740   0.04285%
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 2407 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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