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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2560 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2560 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 12 (55 wins to date totalling £877)
Least popular ticket in the last 2560 draws: 50 51 55 56 57 59 (6 wins to date totalling £280)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   89,538,648   46,549,302,840   0.19235%
 2   09   90,875,313   48,051,715,545   0.18912%
 3   05   82,871,422   44,496,417,035   0.18624%
 4   03   83,061,884   45,317,307,235   0.18329%
 5   11   89,443,205   48,967,821,675   0.18266%
 6   12   82,100,819   45,665,472,905   0.17979%
 7   27   86,498,399   48,352,928,570   0.17889%
 8   44   93,577,456   52,411,541,135   0.17854%
 9   13   68,164,136   38,426,794,690   0.17739%
10   06   80,189,148   45,217,843,785   0.17734%
11   17   83,392,195   47,138,353,075   0.17691%
12   23   91,145,441   51,708,385,295   0.17627%
13   04   79,542,647   45,298,352,715   0.17560%
14   19   77,846,971   44,457,506,995   0.17510%
15   10   79,975,232   45,721,400,170   0.17492%
16   28   81,431,930   46,619,870,470   0.17467%
17   18   81,433,049   46,626,347,065   0.17465%
18   24   78,650,550   45,356,072,790   0.17341%
19   02   79,554,965   45,958,477,635   0.17310%
20   08   77,170,789   44,646,565,340   0.17285%
21   14   79,076,892   46,157,761,235   0.17132%
22   29   77,146,910   45,318,028,920   0.17023%
23   15   75,459,603   44,327,185,810   0.17023%
24   22   76,181,997   44,932,140,170   0.16955%
25   21   68,175,372   40,275,206,250   0.16927%
26   25   86,647,408   51,250,812,265   0.16907%
27   33   80,650,747   47,846,852,650   0.16856%
28   16   69,379,868   41,613,384,885   0.16672%
29   30   84,029,115   50,684,475,695   0.16579%
30   01   73,436,334   44,505,300,225   0.16501%
31   32   77,750,051   47,308,591,770   0.16435%
32   38   82,898,436   50,515,866,365   0.16410%
33   42   78,640,159   47,991,756,370   0.16386%
34   48   78,451,242   47,939,820,615   0.16365%
35   31   82,751,204   50,869,194,655   0.16267%
36   43   81,611,883   50,284,238,975   0.16230%
37   26   75,073,257   46,613,348,865   0.16106%
38   45   73,259,409   46,296,412,375   0.15824%
39   37   67,446,787   42,772,834,100   0.15769%
40   20   61,631,864   39,186,747,035   0.15728%
41   47   78,402,851   49,868,812,410   0.15722%
42   39   72,620,322   46,218,272,635   0.15712%
43   36   68,003,671   43,728,544,940   0.15551%
44   40   82,383,656   53,030,812,405   0.15535%
45   34   70,804,886   45,658,139,755   0.15508%
46   49   71,341,526   46,139,203,395   0.15462%
47   35   72,982,163   48,124,454,200   0.15165%
48   41   63,109,767   42,485,136,500   0.14855%
49   46   66,689,117   45,101,277,005   0.14787%
50   52    3,066,993    6,541,070,070   0.04689%
51   58    2,962,893    6,411,407,870   0.04621%
52   53    1,829,395    3,983,539,480   0.04592%
53   54    2,988,334    6,522,595,490   0.04582%
54   57    1,980,088    4,323,095,240   0.04580%
55   55    2,725,381    5,997,227,860   0.04544%
56   50    1,860,153    4,111,280,610   0.04525%
57   51    2,168,982    4,876,005,350   0.04448%
58   56    2,215,746    5,022,953,570   0.04411%
59   59    2,157,805    4,982,850,920   0.04330%
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 2560 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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