UK National Lottery #121 (Super Draw #6)
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Winning numbers drawn at 8.27pm GMT on Wednesday 19th February 1997:
The table below is courtesy of Camelot's phone line (0845 9100 000 *10).
Category Prize Winners Total Percentages
Jackpot £7,000,000 1 £7,000,000 44.0%
5+bonus £86,293 14 £1,208,102 7.6%
5 match £1,329 568 £754,872 4.8%
4 match £55 30,188 £1,660,340 10.4%
3 match £10 527,181 £5,271,810 33.2%
Totals 557,952 £15,895,124 100.0%
Category Change Figure
Ticket sales 4.1% fall £28,494,520
The next table displays the draw order, revised frequencies and the last prior appearance of each of the 7 balls.
Updated Frequencies Since Last Appeared
Drawn Order Main Bonus Total Main Bonus Either
1st 39 9 1 10 10 8 8
2nd 36 12 4 16 3 19 3
3rd 09 14 4 18 3 6 3
4th 11 18 2 20 8 43 8
5th 19 9 2 11 23 81 23
6th 41 17 3 20 9 26 9
Bonus 13 14 3 17 3 1 1
Total 168 93 19 112 59 184 55
Avg. 24.0 13.3 2.7 16.0 8.4 26.3 7.9
- The draw used ball set 3 in the Lancelot machine and the average main Lotto prize was £28.49.
One in every 51.1 main Lotto tickets won a prize (=1.96% of players).
- This was the 6th Super Draw and the jackpot pool was a guaranteed £7,000,000.
- If all 13,983,816 ticket combinations were additionally purchased for the main Lotto game, they would have made a loss of £7,277,043.
- The prior history of the main Lotto jackpot ticket included 3 wins totalling £30.
- The two least frequent main numbers,
19 and 39, both remarkably
in this draw and their ninth appearances managed
pulled them up to join the number 37 at the foot
of the table.
- The winning number 39 managed to close the gap to one on the rest
of the pack (though it's still the rarest such number) with its
10th such appearance.
- This was the first time in exactly
100 draws that the 6 main numbers appeared
in just two columns of the playslip.
- This was only the third time that 6 of the 7
winning numbers were odd.
- This draw had the worst
ticket sales ever and provides
yet more proof that midweek draws have
been rejected in a major way by the British public. It was also the
first time that five consecutive draws had shown a drop in sales.
- The number of 3-match and total winners
was the lowest ever in the history of the lottery.
- The 5+bonus, 5-match, 4-match and total
prize pools were the second lowest ever,
whilst the 3-match prize pool was even worse and hit its lowest
size since the lottery began.
- I had an embarrassing ISDN failure with this draw - it was disconnecting
me for two minutes at a time prior to the draw.
I'd only just completed initial post-draw
stats generation when the ISDN decided to give up the ghost for over an hour,
although at least that gave me a chance to have my dinner...
- A small nugget of comfort was gained when I saw that BBC teletext
page 557 was initially claiming that the 5+bonus prize was £826,293
(which would have been
an all-time record for such a prize...if it was true of course), although
they did fix this amusing error later in the evening.
- One match for me on my third and fourth tickets and nothing on my
first and second tickets meant that this was the first midweek draw where I'd
failed to win :-(
- Unclaimed prizes from this draw expired at 11.00pm BST on Monday 18th August 1997 and have been added to the National Lottery Distribution Fund.
Next Lottery: #122 (Saturday 22nd February 1997) [8 jackpot winners]
Previous Lottery: #120 (Saturday 15th February 1997) [19 jackpot winners]