UK National Lottery #123 (Super Draw #7)
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Winning numbers drawn at 8.27pm GMT on Wednesday 26th February 1997:
The table below is courtesy of Camelot's phone line (0845 9100 000 *10).
Category Prize Winners Total Percentages
Jackpot £3,500,000 2 £7,000,000 46.0%
5+bonus £203,951 7 £1,427,657 9.4%
5 match £2,616 341 £892,056 5.9%
4 match £102 19,171 £1,955,442 12.8%
3 match £10 393,418 £3,934,180 25.9%
Totals 412,939 £15,209,335 100.0%
Category Change Figure
Ticket sales 0.3% rise £28,571,270
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 34 16 4 20 3 7 3
2nd 36 13 4 17 2 21 2
3rd 38 18 1 19 3 88 3
4th 44 22 4 26 28 14 14
5th 02 15 2 17 27 36 27
6th 46 14 4 18 17 13 13
Bonus 40 13 2 15 11 59 11
Total 240 111 21 132 91 238 73
Avg. 34.3 15.9 3.0 18.9 13.0 34.0 10.4
- The draw used ball set 2 in the Lancelot machine and the average main Lotto prize was £36.83.
One in every 69.2 main Lotto tickets won a prize (=1.45% of players).
- This was the 7th 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 £7,849,020.
- The prior history of the main Lotto jackpot ticket included no wins.
- The number 44 finally turned up after not having been drawn as
a main number for 28 draws, which hands
the "current longest absence" title to the number
15, which has now failed to appear for 23 consecutive draws.
- Similarly, the appearance of the winning number 2 for the
first time in 27 draws means that the number 32 is now the
number that has failed to appear
the longest (for 20 draws) as one of the 7 balls.
- The number 44 now joins the number 5 at the
top of the main number frequency table
with its 22nd appearance and has closed the gap to one to the number 5
at the top of the winning number table
by appearing for the 26th time as one of the 7 drawn balls.
- The main number pair 02, 44 is now only one of six such pairs
to have appeared six or more times since the lottery began.
- This was only the second time that the 6 main numbers were all
even and that the 7 winning numbers were
also all even.
- This draw had the 30th yellow bonus ball, which is the first colour to reach
that number of bonus ball appearances.
- The number of 3-match, 4-match and total
winners was the lowest ever
and the number of 5-match winners was the third lowest to date.
- The 5+bonus, 5-match and 4-match
prize pools were
the third lowest in the history of the lottery, the total prize pool
was the second lowest since the lottery began, but the 3-match
prize pool fared the worst and dipped below £4m for the first
- Hmmm...BBC teletext suspiciously put only the jackpot line on their
page 557 a minute or two after I put just that info in the newsflash (the rest
of their categories were blank) - makes you wonder if they're studying
my pages for the results ! I'd almost be tempted to make a mistake,
see if they copy it and then change it back again once they have :-)
- My third lottery subscription (which cost
me £208) started with this draw.
- I matched two numbers on my first ticket and one of my fourth,
but none on my second and third tickets, so no win for me
for a fortnight now.
- A 5+bonus prize of £203,951 won by a ticket bought in the Thurrock area expired and was added to the Good Causes fund.
- Unclaimed prizes from this draw expired at 11.00pm BST on Monday 25th August 1997 and have been added to the National Lottery Distribution Fund.
Next Lottery: #124 (Saturday 1st March 1997) [20 jackpot winners]
Previous Lottery: #122 (Saturday 22nd February 1997) [8 jackpot winners]