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Most popular winning numbers picked in the last 1993 draws

Most  popular ticket in the last 1993 draws: 03 05 07 09 11 27 (45 wins to date totalling £541)
Least popular ticket in the last 1993 draws: 34 35 36 41 46 49 (34 wins to date totalling £924)
Pos  No.     Wins          Sales       Percentage
 1   07   84,315,278   39,771,216,940   0.21200%
 2   05   79,021,162   39,102,822,575   0.20209%
 3   09   87,177,242   43,189,873,515   0.20185%
 4   11   85,237,439   42,770,138,105   0.19929%
 5   03   79,552,854   40,002,428,255   0.19887%
 6   27   82,314,759   42,000,237,490   0.19599%
 7   12   78,671,893   40,400,270,615   0.19473%
 8   17   78,975,583   40,636,867,055   0.19434%
 9   08   71,956,127   37,090,119,060   0.19400%
10   13   65,649,964   34,002,318,870   0.19307%
11   06   76,370,855   39,730,424,805   0.19222%
12   44   89,964,353   46,838,593,975   0.19207%
13   23   86,819,662   45,202,032,695   0.19207%
14   19   73,652,952   38,465,121,745   0.19148%
15   04   75,211,259   39,335,612,595   0.19120%
16   10   75,917,612   39,723,575,260   0.19111%
17   18   77,794,601   40,819,213,305   0.19058%
18   02   75,792,037   39,983,721,705   0.18956%
19   14   75,026,634   39,775,158,455   0.18863%
20   28   77,731,623   41,357,900,220   0.18795%
21   29   73,321,323   39,136,111,150   0.18735%
22   22   72,502,276   38,991,114,470   0.18595%
23   21   64,041,495   34,536,249,620   0.18543%
24   24   75,634,444   40,917,859,320   0.18484%
25   15   72,060,690   39,019,074,970   0.18468%
26   25   83,171,232   45,450,880,615   0.18299%
27   42   74,351,429   40,824,926,260   0.18212%
28   16   66,271,847   36,414,402,445   0.18199%
29   33   77,050,266   42,526,923,290   0.18118%
30   30   80,335,544   44,597,383,685   0.18014%
31   32   74,307,725   41,419,521,480   0.17940%
32   01   69,651,645   38,969,282,535   0.17873%
33   38   79,143,253   44,420,438,725   0.17817%
34   31   78,631,488   44,425,601,085   0.17700%
35   26   71,697,574   40,601,477,415   0.17659%
36   43   78,165,242   44,427,827,215   0.17594%
37   48   75,512,641   43,107,136,555   0.17517%
38   20   58,005,271   33,191,030,235   0.17476%
39   47   74,358,251   42,845,660,180   0.17355%
40   39   69,272,954   40,087,340,415   0.17281%
41   37   64,363,501   37,336,122,870   0.17239%
42   40   78,025,621   45,419,571,035   0.17179%
43   45   70,094,119   40,812,877,185   0.17175%
44   36   64,746,747   37,849,970,000   0.17106%
45   34   67,833,843   40,024,417,925   0.16948%
46   49   67,778,238   40,417,157,315   0.16770%
47   41   59,137,484   35,513,841,440   0.16652%
48   35   69,303,868   41,779,328,330   0.16588%
49   46   63,015,678   38,328,176,375   0.16441%
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 1993 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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