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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2167 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2167 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 27 (47 wins to date totalling £591)
Least popular ticket in the last 2167 draws: 50 51 53 55 57 59 (1 wins to date totalling £25)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   87,062,377   42,548,727,800   0.20462%
 2   09   88,730,904   44,868,344,315   0.19776%
 3   05   80,332,931   40,733,688,435   0.19721%
 4   03   80,964,503   41,737,807,145   0.19398%
 5   11   86,840,814   44,803,254,365   0.19383%
 6   27   84,208,820   44,547,229,650   0.18903%
 7   12   80,264,147   42,716,647,285   0.18790%
 8   44   91,564,280   48,744,885,375   0.18784%
 9   13   66,540,657   35,470,269,760   0.18760%
10   06   78,186,560   41,768,565,725   0.18719%
11   19   75,194,949   40,286,121,045   0.18665%
12   08   73,893,876   39,617,162,280   0.18652%
13   04   77,313,029   41,528,581,245   0.18617%
14   23   88,762,881   47,774,508,295   0.18580%
15   17   81,364,367   43,813,629,765   0.18571%
16   18   79,374,216   42,865,530,645   0.18517%
17   10   78,102,675   42,575,667,090   0.18344%
18   02   77,499,965   42,473,347,665   0.18247%
19   28   79,796,995   43,927,528,480   0.18166%
20   29   74,899,284   41,342,926,310   0.18117%
21   24   77,207,653   42,899,194,400   0.17997%
22   14   77,234,001   42,936,958,165   0.17988%
23   22   74,452,663   41,610,199,210   0.17893%
24   16   66,940,202   37,450,814,365   0.17874%
25   15   73,689,515   41,250,517,160   0.17864%
26   25   84,494,586   47,441,901,395   0.17810%
27   21   66,379,058   37,323,943,930   0.17785%
28   42   76,103,161   43,145,113,410   0.17639%
29   33   78,930,577   44,765,202,620   0.17632%
30   32   75,344,588   42,916,606,920   0.17556%
31   30   82,153,590   47,014,037,095   0.17474%
32   01   71,587,652   41,410,533,515   0.17287%
33   38   80,888,600   46,960,578,775   0.17225%
34   43   79,482,309   46,443,933,625   0.17114%
35   48   76,920,292   44,947,156,605   0.17113%
36   26   72,858,028   42,586,676,205   0.17108%
37   31   80,513,050   47,098,381,705   0.17095%
38   45   70,634,376   41,514,472,475   0.17014%
39   20   59,637,301   35,424,681,615   0.16835%
40   36   65,769,132   39,459,645,580   0.16667%
41   37   65,494,567   39,295,484,600   0.16667%
42   47   76,370,355   45,856,613,980   0.16654%
43   39   70,948,493   42,719,096,995   0.16608%
44   40   80,025,636   48,435,099,425   0.16522%
45   34   69,060,638   42,257,010,155   0.16343%
46   49   69,477,383   42,610,468,085   0.16305%
47   35   70,792,991   43,864,104,700   0.16139%
48   41   61,189,046   38,632,918,850   0.15839%
49   46   64,733,447   41,169,358,755   0.15724%
50   52      943,948    1,881,299,200   0.05018%
51   56      551,437    1,234,486,170   0.04467%
52   54      738,704    1,665,161,010   0.04436%
53   58      634,943    1,439,074,600   0.04412%
54   55      680,155    1,568,715,450   0.04336%
55   51      647,747    1,501,241,770   0.04315%
56   50      507,060    1,194,744,680   0.04244%
57   53      497,370    1,187,205,540   0.04189%
58   59      598,598    1,454,655,830   0.04115%
59   57      761,758    1,865,899,380   0.04083%
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 2167 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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