This is the world’s most popular lottery number – and it’s not seven
The world’s most popular lottery number is 11 – pushing ‘lucky number seven’ down to second place, according to a study.
Analysts from Lottoland identified the top 10 numbers most commonly selected by its customers across 13 countries including the UK, Ireland, Italy, Australia and more.
And number 13 – unlucky for some – came eighth in the list.
Other popular figures include 17, 27 and 19.
A spokesman for Lottoland said: “Throughout history the number 11 has proved its significance time and again, so it should perhaps come of little surprise that it’s the one which evidently springs to mind the most.
“The first two humans to ever land on the moon arrived there in a craft bearing the figure 11, the first world war ended on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11th hour, and some of the world’s greatest sportsmen have worn the same number on their shirts.”
In fact, two of the top 10 most played numbers recently helped a 36-year-old cleaner scoop £78m on Lottoland’s largest ever payout.
The five winning numbers on that occasion were 14, 19, 21, 30, 32, with two Euro numbers (4 and 7) that bagged her record breaking win on the Eurojackpot.
Lottoland also commissioned a poll of 2,000 UK adults and found lucky numbers are the most popular type of good luck charm for Brits.
Having a lucky number was followed by a good-luck charm, a piece of jewellery, a lucky pen and a ‘special’ shirt.
TOP 10 – MOST COMMONLY PLAYED LOTTERY NUMBERS GLOBALLY
TOP FIVE – LUCKY ITEMS IN THE UK
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Article By Rich Jenkins