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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2486 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2486 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 12 (54 wins to date totalling £847)
Least popular ticket in the last 2486 draws: 50 51 55 56 57 59 (3 wins to date totalling £80)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   88,843,649   45,485,441,150   0.19532%
 2   09   90,651,941   47,735,992,555   0.18990%
 3   05   82,605,594   44,098,890,375   0.18732%
 4   03   82,676,386   44,698,975,975   0.18496%
 5   11   89,123,364   48,497,590,465   0.18377%
 6   12   81,782,492   45,138,326,535   0.18118%
 7   27   85,882,874   47,409,292,350   0.18115%
 8   44   93,132,369   51,570,085,115   0.18059%
 9   13   67,947,799   37,995,268,900   0.17883%
10   23   90,565,552   50,702,522,065   0.17862%
11   06   79,937,739   44,788,507,055   0.17848%
12   17   83,125,473   46,609,114,375   0.17835%
13   19   77,333,898   43,677,172,265   0.17706%
14   04   79,226,281   44,787,346,345   0.17689%
15   28   80,962,483   45,830,139,520   0.17666%
16   10   79,725,001   45,260,524,940   0.17615%
17   18   81,178,322   46,170,700,595   0.17582%
18   02   78,926,533   44,891,997,125   0.17581%
19   08   76,758,341   43,815,282,850   0.17519%
20   24   78,492,010   45,125,354,910   0.17394%
21   14   78,672,589   45,463,766,185   0.17304%
22   21   67,567,177   39,357,979,550   0.17167%
23   29   76,844,134   44,782,844,080   0.17159%
24   15   75,288,292   43,887,372,120   0.17155%
25   25   86,114,895   50,289,985,705   0.17124%
26   33   80,047,655   46,801,006,980   0.17104%
27   22   75,919,125   44,505,032,570   0.17059%
28   16   68,951,890   40,803,186,315   0.16899%
29   30   83,688,430   50,033,855,105   0.16726%
30   42   78,150,706   47,030,380,020   0.16617%
31   01   73,126,700   44,091,146,955   0.16585%
32   38   82,506,561   49,801,251,965   0.16567%
33   32   77,387,974   46,712,508,120   0.16567%
34   48   78,092,855   47,378,564,115   0.16483%
35   31   82,485,882   50,284,474,435   0.16404%
36   43   81,388,073   49,846,973,245   0.16328%
37   26   74,785,883   46,048,484,665   0.16241%
38   45   72,889,279   45,657,486,995   0.15964%
39   20   61,307,267   38,485,779,815   0.15930%
40   47   77,855,805   48,886,769,720   0.15926%
41   39   72,288,580   45,506,468,085   0.15885%
42   37   67,265,658   42,438,488,440   0.15850%
43   36   67,615,030   43,054,680,390   0.15704%
44   40   81,975,998   52,340,453,525   0.15662%
45   34   70,476,632   45,039,213,605   0.15648%
46   49   71,046,520   45,611,393,995   0.15576%
47   35   72,455,970   47,186,988,980   0.15355%
48   41   62,812,594   41,900,182,920   0.14991%
49   46   66,472,074   44,629,070,765   0.14894%
50   52    2,614,771    5,610,544,640   0.04660%
51   53    1,729,859    3,757,804,180   0.04603%
52   58    2,603,727    5,702,315,330   0.04566%
53   54    2,645,911    5,796,890,740   0.04564%
54   57    1,619,428    3,571,018,310   0.04535%
55   50    1,502,535    3,317,621,830   0.04529%
56   55    2,244,032    5,007,466,930   0.04481%
57   51    1,814,140    4,070,558,810   0.04457%
58   56    1,929,821    4,375,858,260   0.04410%
59   59    1,752,677    4,104,768,940   0.04270%
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 2486 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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