Feeling lucky? Picking the right lottery numbers can make you even luckier as we reveal the most frequent winners.
The National Lottery was first launched in the UK in 1994, and its famous slogan “It could be you” quickly caught the attention of millionaire aspirants.
For £1 per ticket, consumers were promised the chance to become a millionaire overnight.
You can even win more – like the Brit who recently won an incredible £109 million Euromillions jackpot.
And while some people prefer luck, others are loyal to the same numbers every week.
The odds of winning the lottery jackpot are currently around 45 million to one.
And it became even more difficult to win in 2015, when more numbers were added to the list.
Customers used to choose six numbers from 1 to 49, but this number has been expanded to 59.
However, at least now there are more opportunities to try your luck.
In 1997, the UK added a Wednesday midweek draw.
And in 2004, Euromillions was launched, which gave the British the opportunity to get ahead of others across Europe and win a huge jackpot.
But is there a way to increase your chances of winning?
Some may swear by wearing their lucky pants or keeping their numbers private.
You can choose numbers that match special dates, or just close your eyes and choose.
But can knowing the numbers that come up the most help?
We have collected the Lotto and Euromillion numbers that appear most often.
The 40 is the most frequently drawn ball in the UK Lotto, having been drawn 350 times since the launch of the National Lottery.
Balls 23 and 27 have been drawn 346 times, and balls 38 and 39 have been drawn 345 times.
It’s worth noting that numbers below 50 have been in the mix longer, so they’re more likely to appear in the most common list.
Numbers 50 to 59 were added in October 2015.
Since then, the 55 ball has been drawn 69 times and the 59 ball has been drawn in 68 draws.
And if you think 13 is an unlucky number, you might be right – it only appeared 280 times.
Everything you need to know about lotteries and EuroMillions
In EuroMillions, participants choose five numbers from 1 to 50.
Ball 19 has been the most dropped since launch, appearing 171 times.
Not far behind are balls 23, 44 and 50, each approached 170 times.
And the 38 has appeared 168 times in EuroMillions.
Of course, the draws are random, so there is no guarantee that these numbers will continue to be drawn the most.
One Brit told how their number increased – six weeks after they stopped playing.
And a lottery expert explains what really happens when you hit the jackpot.
Most importantly, you should always play responsibly and never bet more money than you can afford to lose.
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