Take a look
An analysis of global lottery draws from the past 12 months has discovered the numbers that are most frequently drawn and conversely those that are deemed the ‘unluckiest’.
The number 16 tops the list from a study*, conducted by online lottery platform Jackpot.com, of nearly 1,500 draws across 15 international lotteries over the past year. The most drawn numbers are:
1st – 16, drawn 191 times
2nd – 22, drawn 179 times
3rd – 28, drawn 167 times
4th – 37, drawn 167 times
5th – 6, drawn 166 times
6th – 3, drawn 164 times
Finding luck in Europe
As the most popular lottery on Jackpot.com, the EuroMillions is a firm favourite of Brits looking to make their fortune, but according to research, these are the numbers to avoid:
1st – 18, drawn only four times
2nd – 46, drawn only five times
3rd – 40, drawn only six times
4th – 41, drawn only seven times
5th – 32, drawn only eight times
6th – 36, drawn only eight times
Going from zero to 90
Whilst most global lotteries draw numbers between one and 50, Germany has one of the only lotteries that people can choose zero as a bonus number, with this number making one lucky person a €23.5M jackpot winner in March this year. Proving that something good can come from nothing.
Another unusual lottery sees Italy’s SuperEnalotto offering punters a choice of 90 numbers – increasing the odds of winning the jackpot to 1 in 622,614,630.
Jackpot.com CEO, Yariv Ron said: “Whether it’s choosing numbers based on our kids’ birthdays, ages or other sentimental facts, we should aim to be smarter when picking lottery numbers. Our study of the last 12 months’ draws may not guarantee you a winning ticket this week, but it might change the way you approach the lottery in future and turn your attention to fortunes around the world.”