Lucky Lottery Numbers

Lottery fans put a lot of thought into their selections, some numbers are overused because of the false assumption that they are ‘lucky’, while others are shunned because they are thought to bring ill fortune. If you’re betting on lotteries here at Lottoland obviously you want to pick winning numbers, and we have trawled through the stats to show you the winningest lottery numbers drawn to date.

**Is Number 7 Really ‘Lucky’?**

While not on the scale of the aforementioned draws, **the UK Lotto has had a number of big wins, of which David and Carol Martin’s was the largest**. They scooped £33 million with the ticket 26, 27, 46, 47, 52 and 58.

25 and 26 and 27 and 28 are both amongst the most frequent consecutive pairs to be drawn in the UK Lotto, but David and Carol’s 26 and 27 is not. Both 52 and 58 are amongst the least drawn numbers in the UK Lotto, while 27 and 47 are drawn quite regularly.

Then, of course, there’s the Irish Lotto, with a current standing record of €18.9 million dating back to 2008. The lucky lottery numbers that time were 4, 12, 26, 27, 29 and 37 plus the bonus ball, 38. As you can see, none of those numbers show up in the list of six most commonly drawn balls.

The number 7, which is widely regarded in most Western cultures as lucky has never appeared in any of the biggest jackpot draws, but studies have shown **it is 25% more likely to be picked than any other number** in people’s selections. However, the fact that more people are choosing number 7 is probably a good reason to stay away from it: it’s no more likely of being drawn than any other, and when more people have the same numbers then prizes will have to be shared more ways.

Now, every lottery ball has an equal chance of being drawn than any other, however some appear far more often. We’ve broken down the amount of times each ball has been drawn to see how they compared.

**EuroMillions**

In the big European draw, numbers **50, 44, 23, 19** and **4** have appeared the most. The difference between the most drawn (50) and least drawn (46) is 49.

**PowerBall**

The most frequent numbers are: **26, 16, 41, 32,** and **28**. Number 26 has been drawn 281 more times than the least common ball number 66, although that is due to the number of balls being increased recently and not because number 66 is incredibly unlucky!

**MegaMillions**

In the MegaMillions draw the more commonly occurring numbers are: **17, 31, 2, 39, 4** and **20.** 17 and 31 have both (at time of writing) been drawn 212 times since this lottery was launched, with 17 our chosen lucky lottery number as it was drawn most recently.

**Irish Lotto**

The most common numbers drawn since the Irish Lotto began in 1988 are **2, 32, 9, 7, 10** and **18.** (Though don’t forget the Lotto has gone through many changes over the years; a lot of you might well remember it was a 36 number game when it started, but it has since gone up to 47).

These statistics have been compiled since the draws began, and as far as ‘lucky’ lottery numbers go, these are perhaps your best bet. Although their frequency individually does not suggest they appear together often. Also, many lottery fans scour statastics like this to choose their numbers, so a PowerBall ticket with 26, 16, 41, 32 and 28 that wins would most likely be shared out amongst a much larger amount of participants.

**Biggest Lottery Winners**

Two of the biggest EuroMillions winners came from the UK. First was **Colin and Christine Weir, who won €185 million**.Their pick; 17, 19, 38, 42 and 45, and the Lucky Stars 9 and 10 made them as rich as the Beckhams.

Of their selection only 19 appears in the 10 most commonly picked numbers, although none of their choice are amongst the 10 least commonly picked numbers.

Next came **Adrian and Gillian Bayford, who won the highest EuroMillions jackpot ever in 2012, taking home €190 million**. Their winning numbers were 50, 21, 17, 48 and 11, and the Lucky Star numbers 09 and 10.

Their lucky selection included number 48, which is one of the least commonly drawn numbers in the EuroMillions. Number 50 on the other hand, is the ball that appears the most in the whole lottery, featuring 128 times since launch.

It’s also worth noting that both couples had the Lucky Stars numbers 9 and 10. While 9 is the joint most common Lucky Star, 10 is the 2nd least likely to appear, after 11.

Of course the Bayfords weren’t the only ones to hit the biggest possible prize on EuroMillions – one anonymous ticket-holder from Portugal also won €190 million (though in Portugal the taxman took 20%) with the numbers 3, 9, 20, 30, and 42 plus Lucky Stars 1 and 6.

Ironically, in this instance the Portuguese winner picked NONE of the most popular numbers and still won the maximum amount available – an important point to remember!

**US Record Breakers**

The biggest American single-jackpot winner was Gloria MacKenzie, who scooped $590 million, also **the biggest single-win jackpot in lottery history**.

The Florida resident’s numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a winning PowerBall of 11. Of her PowerBall picks none are amongst the 15 most common numbers, including number 13, which is widely avoided by lottery regulars because it is seen as an ‘unlucky’ number.

This year **Lisa and John Robinson were the stunned owners of one of just three winning PowerBall tickets,** out of 635,103,137 sold. The $1.6 billion draw gave Lisa and John $327.8 million (which they took in the form of a one-time payment), thanks to numbers 04, 08, 19, 27, 34 and PowerBall 10.

With many lotteries two balls have a habit of turning up in the same draw, such as 4 and 23 in EuroMillions (21 times), but none of the big winners had that pair in their winning tickets.

Lucky Lottery Winners | |||
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Winners | Jackpot | Lottery | Winning Numbers |

Colin and Christine Weir | €185 Million | EuroMillions | 17, 19, 38, 42, 45 (Bonus: 9 + 10) |

Adrian and Gillian Bayford | €190 Million | EuroMillions | 50, 21, 17, 48, 11 (Bonus: 9 and 10) |

Anon from Portugal | €190 Million | EuroMillions | 3, 9, 20, 30, 42 (Bonus: 1 & 6) |

Gloria MacKenzie | $590 million | Powerball | 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 (Bonus: 11) |

Lisa and John Robinson | $327.8 million | Powerball | 04, 08, 19, 27, 34 (Bonus: 10) |

David and Carol Martin | £33 million | UK Lotto | 26, 27, 46, 47, 52, 58 |

Syndicate from Carlow | €18.9 million | Irish Lotto | 4, 12, 26, 27, 29, 37 (Bonus: 38) |

**Irish EuroMillions Winners**

EuroMillions’ third largest jackpot was split by two winners, one from Limburg in Belgium and one from Dublin, Ireland, earning each of the lucky anonymous winners €93.9 million.

The biggest overall win in Belgium to date is €100 million, claimed by an anonymous winner back in 2007. The largest Irish win so far remains that of **Dolores McNamara from Limerick.** Her massive €115 million win back in 2005 made her the first of many record-breaking EuroMillions winners. (More on her in a bit.)

So, techncially Ireland gets into the top three but since we’re talking about the BIGGEST winners here and a shared win it doesn’t technically count. So, let’s instead look at the table above, and the **biggest** **single winners** of all time:

**Lucky Numbers**

Got your own “lucky numbers”, or are inspired to try one of these winning combinations? Either way, there only way to be in with a chance is by placing a bet on this week’s EuroMillions draw.

We take four of the most popular lotteries and discover which ‘lucky lottery numbers’ are drawn most often, and try to discover the luckiest numbers.## Lucky Six draw based game

### What exactly is the Lucky Six game?

**Lucky Six** is a type of **lottery game** where players are supposed to **predict six random numbers that are drawn from a pool of 48 to 60 numbered balls.** Variations may also **involve picking colors** in addition to the numbers for a range of winning combinations

Lucky Six draw games are currently provided on **virtual platforms** which allow for lots of exciting game combinations. A **computer-based random number generator (RNG)** is used to produce the numbers for every round.

Lucky Six has proven to be the **most popular draw-based game**. Various online betting and gaming companies have their **versions of the Lucky Six and other draw-based games** offering a range of winning combinations.

- Betgames.tv Lucky 6
- Betika Lucky 6
- Nsoft Lucky 6
- Bet Central Lucky 6
- Mozzart Lucky Super 6

#### BetGames.tv Lucky 6

Betgames Lucky 6 is a lottery game provided by **Betgames.tv.** Players can access the lottery games directly through the company’s website, or through its online betting partners such as **Betway, Pinnacle,** and **Marathon Bet.**

This Lucky 6 game involves drawing **6 balls randomly from a pool of 60**. The balls are **numbered 1 to 9** and are either **red or blue in color**.

There are five betting categories namely **numbers, count, colors, odd/even,** and **total sum**.

#### Betika Lucky 6

The Betika Lucky 6 virtual lottery has both **numbers betting and special betting**. The numbers betting involves players selecting **6 random numbers between 1 and 48**. Players can also **pick all colors**, or a **number to appear in the first 5 drawn**.

Special betting offers options such as **First ball color, First number even/odd, First number over/under, More even/odd numbers,** and **First 5 balls total**.

#### Nsoft Lucky Six

**Lucky Six from Nsoft** is one of the most popular versions of the game. Players get a chance to pick **random numbers or even colors** in order to win. There are **Standard bets** and **Special bets** for players to bet on.

The Standard bets include the **Main bet 6/35** and the **Colour bet**. For Main bet 6/35, players **pick six different numbers from a total of 48 numbers**. The machine generates 35 numbers and **if the six chosen numbers are amongst the 35 then the player wins the prize money**.

The **Color bet** involves a player **picking six numbers of the same color**. The win is earned when the machine generates six numbers of the same color as chosen by the player.

There are also several **Special bets** available to players. These include; **Odd/Even pre-numbers, First number Odd/Even, First ball color, and First number**.

#### Bet Central Lucky 6

Players are required to pick **6 winning balls out of 60** that are randomly drawn from the machine. The machine determines the **order of the winning balls from left to right** and the number on the left is considered the first.

Players can place their bets on all available outcomes before each draw is held. There is **only one betting round before each draw**. The draws are held every five minutes.

#### Mozzart Lucky Super 6

This is based on the standard Lucky 6 game where the player selects **6 numbers from 1 to 48**, and 35 numbers are drawn to determine the winner. Draws are held every 5 minutes.

Users can also bet on colors of balls. There are **eight types of colored balls** available. Betting on colors means that **all six balls drawn must be of the same color** selected by the player.

Betting in advance is also allowed. Players can place bets by paying the same ticket in additional cars in advance. This is allowed up to a **maximum of 20 rounds of betting**.

### More info on Lucky 6 winning numbers

The balls/numbers in Lucky 6 are drawn using a random sorting machine or computer program. This ensures that **all results are random**.

**All numbers have an equal chance of winning**. Some people have the false assumption that some numbers are luckier than others. This leads to certain numbers being picked more than others. For example, Western cultures widely believe number 7 is lucky while number 13 is unlucky.

If more than one player picks the winning numbers, the **lottery prize is shared equally** among all the winners.