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This Wednesday’s £50 million jackpot is the National Lottery’s biggest ever

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Ticket sales for Wednesday’s Lotto draw have soared in the days leading up to the biggest ever National Lottery jackpot, as thousands hedge their bets on six balls that could make one lucky person £50.4 million richer.

National Lottery operator Camelot expects to sell 200 tickets a second in the hour before Wednesday’s draw, which is the result of 13 consecutive roll-overs over seven weeks.

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Ahead of the draw the National Lottery has shared the top six most drawn Lotto balls since 1994, which are: 23, 38, 31, 25, 33 and 11.

The National Lottery also revealed how many times each of the balls had been drawn as both a main ball and a bonus ball.

Most frequently drawn Number of times drawn
23 332
38 330
31 329
25 325
33 324
11 321

These are the most drawn balls from when the lottery started in 1994 to October 2015, when the game was changed and the number of balls were increased from 49 to 59.

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Statisticians at the time point out the chance of matching all six balls would decrease from one in 14 million to one in 45 million after the new balls were added.

If there is no winner for either Wednesday or Saturday’s jackpot draw then Camelot will enact new regulations to ensure the money is shared out as the company’s rules state that the jackpot has to be won in the first draw after the prize reaches £50 million.

If this becomes the case then Saturday’s prize will become shared between people in the lower winning tier, meaning people who have five winning numbers and the bonus ball.
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National Lottery: What are the most frequently drawn Lotto numbers?

This Wednesday’s £50 million jackpot is the National Lottery’s biggest ever

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This Wednesday’s £50 million jackpot is the National Lottery's biggest ever

Numbers Most Drawn for Lotto

Step back in time to see the all-time most frequently chosen numbers, with our Lotto Numbers Most Drawn tool that makes it simple to see which one’s top the list.

Lotto Numbers Most Drawn lets you see the all-time leaderboard among the balls, to discover which numbers make the most appearances, so you can choose to either trust that they will show up again, or gamble on a less common alternative.

Number Frequency Drawn
1 339 16.84%
22 327 16.24%
19 324 16.10%
12 322 16.00%
13 321 15.95%
15 319 15.85%
7 317 15.75%
39 313 15.55%
35 312 15.50%
18 311 15.45%
23 308 15.30%
21 307 15.25%
25 306 15.20%
24 306 15.20%
27 306 15.20%
26 306 15.20%
38 304 15.10%
10 304 15.10%
8 301 14.95%
30 299 14.85%
32 299 14.85%
20 297 14.75%
31 297 14.75%
2 297 14.75%
3 295 14.65%
40 295 14.65%
14 295 14.65%
11 294 14.61%
16 294 14.61%
36 294 14.61%
33 293 14.56%
29 293 14.56%
9 291 14.46%
37 289 14.36%
17 288 14.31%
4 288 14.31%
5 283 14.06%
6 282 14.01%
28 282 14.01%
34 280 13.91%

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Our Number Most Drawn tool lets you know which numbers are the most popular, ranking them by the number of times they've been drawn in past Lotto draws.