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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2003 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2003 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 27 (45 wins to date totalling £541)
Least popular ticket in the last 2003 draws: 34 35 36 41 46 49 (34 wins to date totalling £924)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   84,850,053   40,277,712,170   0.21066%
 2   05   79,021,162   39,102,822,575   0.20209%
 3   09   87,460,970   43,426,370,985   0.20140%
 4   11   85,237,439   42,770,138,105   0.19929%
 5   03   79,822,826   40,251,870,625   0.19831%
 6   27   82,544,939   42,233,510,280   0.19545%
 7   12   78,740,187   40,489,169,075   0.19447%
 8   17   79,241,455   40,901,628,525   0.19374%
 9   08   72,119,215   37,250,412,130   0.19361%
10   13   65,734,294   34,096,529,910   0.19279%
11   06   76,552,397   39,900,975,235   0.19186%
12   44   90,123,900   46,998,419,565   0.19176%
13   23   87,046,501   45,473,424,665   0.19142%
14   04   75,420,330   39,490,708,935   0.19098%
15   19   74,092,202   38,853,490,875   0.19070%
16   18   77,976,143   40,989,763,735   0.19023%
17   10   76,445,217   40,214,109,360   0.19010%
18   02   75,792,037   39,983,721,705   0.18956%
19   14   75,094,928   39,864,056,915   0.18838%
20   28   77,731,623   41,357,900,220   0.18795%
21   29   73,487,480   39,327,684,450   0.18686%
22   22   72,586,606   39,085,325,510   0.18571%
23   21   64,176,834   34,697,469,420   0.18496%
24   24   75,776,193   41,072,240,170   0.18449%
25   15   72,310,527   39,278,523,860   0.18410%
26   25   83,231,914   45,530,699,285   0.18280%
27   42   74,500,540   40,983,636,870   0.18178%
28   16   66,431,393   36,574,228,035   0.18163%
29   33   77,209,813   42,686,748,880   0.18088%
30   30   80,335,544   44,597,383,685   0.18014%
31   32   74,307,725   41,419,521,480   0.17940%
32   01   69,793,395   39,123,663,385   0.17839%
33   38   79,285,003   44,574,819,575   0.17787%
34   31   78,631,488   44,425,601,085   0.17700%
35   26   71,697,574   40,601,477,415   0.17659%
36   43   78,253,672   44,506,719,155   0.17582%
37   48   75,654,390   43,261,517,405   0.17488%
38   20   58,239,724   33,471,501,995   0.17400%
39   47   74,567,321   43,000,756,520   0.17341%
40   39   69,432,501   40,247,166,005   0.17252%
41   37   64,363,501   37,336,122,870   0.17239%
42   45   70,094,119   40,812,877,185   0.17175%
43   40   78,344,403   45,794,253,835   0.17108%
44   36   64,746,747   37,849,970,000   0.17106%
45   34   67,894,525   40,104,236,595   0.16930%
46   49   67,838,920   40,496,975,985   0.16752%
47   41   59,280,436   35,684,141,030   0.16613%
48   35   69,560,068   42,031,279,890   0.16550%
49   46   63,266,165   38,613,960,715   0.16384%
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 2003 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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