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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 2026 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 2026 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 27 (45 wins to date totalling £541)
Least popular ticket in the last 2026 draws: 34 35 36 41 46 49 (34 wins to date totalling £924)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   85,539,249   40,889,765,660   0.20919%
 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   82,935,287   42,627,043,670   0.19456%
 7   12   78,740,187   40,489,169,075   0.19447%
 8   08   72,269,974   37,406,748,130   0.19320%
 9   13   65,734,294   34,096,529,910   0.19279%
10   17   80,001,638   41,673,342,575   0.19197%
11   44   90,308,677   47,148,025,575   0.19154%
12   06   76,969,470   40,297,699,705   0.19100%
13   23   87,354,604   45,771,771,305   0.19085%
14   19   74,174,515   38,934,431,205   0.19051%
15   04   75,969,571   39,962,411,295   0.19010%
16   10   76,627,319   40,364,978,100   0.18984%
17   02   75,944,214   40,136,019,425   0.18922%
18   18   78,312,234   41,397,976,425   0.18917%
19   14   75,177,241   39,944,997,245   0.18820%
20   28   78,193,142   41,846,173,660   0.18686%
21   29   73,637,004   39,477,626,160   0.18653%
22   22   73,358,543   39,903,941,840   0.18384%
23   24   76,228,965   41,534,556,140   0.18353%
24   21   64,916,979   35,394,372,390   0.18341%
25   15   72,683,286   39,681,363,390   0.18317%
26   25   83,395,224   45,703,304,185   0.18247%
27   16   66,431,393   36,574,228,035   0.18163%
28   42   74,832,881   41,299,924,080   0.18119%
29   33   77,569,184   43,075,409,550   0.18008%
30   32   74,455,098   41,576,683,990   0.17908%
31   30   81,065,550   45,300,152,535   0.17895%
32   38   79,562,991   44,908,499,195   0.17717%
33   01   70,600,768   39,993,717,335   0.17653%
34   26   71,849,750   40,753,775,135   0.17630%
35   31   79,229,072   45,064,857,425   0.17581%
36   43   78,520,449   44,819,565,185   0.17519%
37   48   76,200,036   43,805,908,485   0.17395%
38   20   58,532,380   33,785,308,455   0.17325%
39   47   74,850,859   43,319,265,070   0.17279%
40   37   64,534,919   37,485,011,030   0.17216%
41   39   69,602,153   40,438,813,525   0.17212%
42   45   70,293,876   41,039,751,945   0.17128%
43   40   78,643,818   46,108,217,095   0.17056%
44   36   65,019,596   38,148,652,340   0.17044%
45   34   68,112,389   40,341,568,845   0.16884%
46   49   68,270,194   40,889,975,125   0.16696%
47   41   59,569,161   36,016,318,220   0.16539%
48   35   69,633,875   42,118,564,230   0.16533%
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 2026 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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