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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2037 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2037 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 27 (45 wins to date totalling £541)
Least popular ticket in the last 2037 draws: 34 35 40 41 46 49 (37 wins to date totalling £761)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   85,703,048   41,041,289,540   0.20882%
 2   05   79,408,340   39,490,334,245   0.20108%
 3   09   87,732,045   43,678,681,815   0.20086%
 4   11   85,909,085   43,403,220,665   0.19793%
 5   03   80,153,677   40,556,431,825   0.19763%
 6   27   83,196,026   42,897,608,960   0.19394%
 7   12   78,984,407   40,735,039,145   0.19390%
 8   13   65,822,707   34,174,273,490   0.19261%
 9   08   72,579,235   37,698,769,840   0.19252%
10   17   80,054,019   41,752,987,305   0.19173%
11   44   90,308,677   47,148,025,575   0.19154%
12   06   77,268,203   40,599,050,885   0.19032%
13   19   74,345,530   39,094,887,465   0.19017%
14   04   76,219,965   40,187,969,575   0.18966%
15   23   87,955,191   46,436,843,815   0.18941%
16   10   76,886,747   40,603,177,940   0.18936%
17   02   76,253,474   40,410,662,785   0.18870%
18   18   78,544,757   41,651,078,695   0.18858%
19   14   75,431,128   40,195,470,335   0.18766%
20   29   73,800,290   39,653,715,550   0.18611%
21   28   78,543,968   42,215,688,160   0.18605%
22   22   73,358,543   39,921,320,190   0.18376%
23   24   76,399,980   41,695,012,400   0.18324%
24   15   72,830,565   39,808,192,050   0.18295%
25   21   65,226,240   35,669,015,750   0.18287%
26   25   83,674,268   46,028,490,175   0.18179%
27   16   66,431,393   36,574,228,035   0.18163%
28   42   75,137,905   41,615,115,380   0.18055%
29   33   77,911,483   43,403,626,220   0.17950%
30   32   74,642,413   41,806,156,020   0.17854%
31   30   81,302,404   45,563,691,395   0.17844%
32   38   79,888,771   45,207,837,775   0.17671%
33   26   71,849,750   40,753,775,135   0.17630%
34   01   70,735,702   40,160,922,985   0.17613%
35   31   79,229,072   45,064,857,425   0.17581%
36   43   78,572,830   44,899,209,915   0.17500%
37   48   76,296,976   43,924,949,895   0.17370%
38   20   58,532,380   33,785,308,455   0.17325%
39   47   74,994,969   43,494,623,760   0.17242%
40   37   64,679,029   37,660,369,720   0.17174%
41   45   70,293,876   41,039,751,945   0.17128%
42   39   69,970,457   40,911,204,165   0.17103%
43   36   65,019,596   38,148,652,340   0.17044%
44   40   78,696,199   46,205,240,175   0.17032%
45   34   68,112,389   40,358,947,195   0.16877%
46   49   68,561,247   41,219,489,545   0.16633%
47   41   59,666,101   36,135,359,630   0.16512%
48   35   69,851,681   42,358,408,360   0.16491%
49   46   63,610,657   39,005,453,695   0.16308%
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 2037 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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