The best lottery numbers

There may not be a way to predict winning lottery numbers, but here we examine how they fell in 2022, and lay out the data for you. Make of it what you will!

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The best lottery numbers to play in The Health Lottery

Many believe that looking to the past can help us predict the future. Others subscribe to the view that if a number hasn't been picked for a while - it might feel like it's due. However, it is important to know that, statistically, each number has the same chance of being pulled in each draw.

If we run with the "if it hasn't been called recently, it maybe overdue" method:

  • The number 2 has only been pulled 5 times
  • The numbers 7 & 46 have only been called 7 times
  • The numbers 34 & 47 have only been pulled 8 times

Could  these be the next winning numbers?

The best lottery numbers for EuroMillions main draw

To win the EuroMillions draw you will need to select 5 balls from a pool that includes the numbers 1-50.

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At first glance, you can see that numbers 1-25 have been pulled more frequently than the 16-50 set.

This could tell us two things:

  • The numbers 26-50 could be overdue to be pulled 
  • However, statistically, the 1-25 set is getting pulled more often

For the biggest prize in the EuroMillions draw, we will also need to match 2 Lucky Stars from a pool of 12 numbers. We will look at this in the next section.

The best lottery numbers for the EuroMillions Lucky Stars

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To keep our data clean and concise, we are taking a look at the Lucky Stars numbers separately. 

  • The number 1 has been drawn 2 times
  • The number 6 has been pulled on 9 separate occasions

To receive the big jackpot, you will need to have all 7 numbers correct.

The best numbers for the National Lottery Lotto

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For Lotto, you only need 2 winning numbers to get involved in their Lucky Dip prize. For the big jackpot, you will need to match with 6 of the main members selected.

As we saw in the EuroMillions draw, there have been significantly more 1-25s called than the other half. 

Unfortunately, we can only use the information we have and hope for the best when picking our numbers!

What were the best lottery numbers in the first half of 2022?

Looking at the 3 examples mentioned above, and omitting the Lucky Stars as they are just 1-12 we have identified that: 

  • The number 5 has been pulled 26 times. This is more than any other number 
  • The number 8 has been pulled 25 times
  • The numbers 6, 10 and 26 have been pulled 24 times 

When choosing your best numbers, that is entirely up to you. Feel free to play here , but always play responsibly.

The current society benefitting from funds raised is YNW Health CIC T/A HL Yorkshire and Humber

The Health Lottery operates on behalf of 6 Community Interest Companies (CICs), managing 6 society lotteries that operate in 12 geographical regions across Great Britain. These exist to help tackle health inequalities in their respective areas. People’s Health Trust (PHT) is an independent charity that assesses grant applications and award funding across the 12 regions. Read about some of the good causes HERE. For information regarding all funded projects or to submit a grant application visit PHT HERE. 20.34% of every lottery draw ticket and online scratchcard purchased is donated to good causes. 36.02% is spent on prizes. 43.64% is spent expenses (actual expenses exceed this figure). Our average annual proceeds from lotteries are £12.5m. The odds of winning The Big Win jackpot are (1 in 2.1m) and the odds of winning any Big Win prize is (1 in 9.7). The odds of winning the All or Nothing jackpot is (1 in 1.35m) and the odds of winning any All or Nothing prize is (1 in 4.5). The odds of winning a QuickWin jackpot is (1 in 2.1m) and the odds of winning any QuickWin prize is (1 in 6). All winning lottery numbers are selected using an approved random number generator (RNG). Click on the links below for full T&Cs and FAQs for each of our games.

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