UK Lottery My Playing Page

(Also : How This Lottery Site was set up and Other Links)


I enjoy playing and to predict the numbers for the UK lottery on my computer and by hand. I use my own data and used to use the help of "Lottery Cracker", "Lucky 6" but I tend to use MicroLot Lotto to choose my numbers now. Download the full UK Lottery Results, including how much you would have won, in Microsoft Excel 7 format (Zipped). Yes, it's in colour. Includes numbers in draw order, who started the draw, the estimated jackpot, the draw machine used, the ball set used, and of couse, the prize money. Please note, that this excel file is now password protected. Click here to register to obtain a free password. To save time, go to my download page to download this file in future.

I have won a 4-ball prize on 1st April 1995, won 101. Well, I did get four and the BONUS!!! I also won a 4 + thunderball prize on the National Lottery Thunderball draw on 22nd January 2000. I won 250! I also won a Big Draw 2001 prize too!

My highest scratchcard win was the Sports Challenge a while back. I won 40!

Strange thing is that Mystic Meg's prediction for 1st April 1995 were correct, well 5 out of 7. The name Johnson is important. Johnny is close enough. The number 5 and 9 is important. 5 is on my house number and telephone number. Someone who works in a newsagency. I was working for WH Smith Business Supplies. Someone who brought a lottery ticket on Friday at 2pm. I brought my lottery ticket on Friday, at 1.50pm. Someone who is a Gemini. Guess what, I'm a Gemini! Weird!!!


How This Lottery Site was set up

This Lottery site was set up in June 1996, at first on my other internet site at Planet Internet (no longer in service). When I joined ClaraNet in December 1996, the first page was set up.

It began at first by mistake. It was meant to be a bit of fun. I had some web space available from my service provider and needed something to fill it up. As the lottery was updated weekly, now twice weekly, I thought that other lottery players will find it useful. It wasn't so bad when I first did the page.

What follows is what the first page on ClaraNet looked like.It was rather small.

The top 12 Lottery Numbers (including bonus ball) on Saturday 16 November 96 are:
  Pos 1 Pos 2 Pos 3 Pos 4 Pos 5 Pos 6 Pos 7 Pos 8 Pos 9 Pos 10 Pos 11 Pos 12
Number 44 5 28 45 25 48 14 16 30 41 7 11
Frequency 24 23 21 21 20 20 18 18 18 18 17 17

Did you know that it cost 2,500 for a set of 49 lottery balls and there is nine of them!!

As at 16 November 96, 18 32 35 39 42 has never been drawn as the bonus number. Only 39 has yet reached double figures to be drawn. The least drawn numbers are 39 19 37 27 8.

It was so simply to update weekly! I just show the top 12 numbers.

The following shows the page as at 4 January 1997.

The numbers for Saturday 04 January 1997 are 11 13 14 27 40 41 bonus 23.

Prize money from BBC Ceefax P555 and ITV Teletext P123.

Balls matched How many winners How much won.
6 10 1,016,676
5 + Bonus 26 120,316
5 956 2,045
4 58,204 73
3 1,143,225 10

The top 27 Lottery Numbers (including bonus ball) on Saturday 28 December 1996 are:

Number 05, 44 45 25, 28, 48 30 14, 16, 41, 42 11, 26, 47 07, 17, 33, 34, 43, 46 02, 04, 06, 12, 22, 31, 38
Frequency 25 22 21 20 19 18 17 16

So far, 18 32 35 39 42 has never been drawn as the bonus number. Only 39 has yet reached double figures to be drawn. The least drawn numbers are 39 37 19 27 08. The longest last drawn numbers are 29 on 08/06/96 and 21 on 27/07/96.

40 Finally came out after an absent of 27 Weeks.

Strangely, 39 which came out last week, has come out every Christmas time since the lottery began, out on 24/12/94, 30/12/95 and 28/12/96

What happen? Last week, Dale Winton had a beard. This week, he saved it off!

This page will be update when I have time, weekly if possible. All lottery numbers and prize money from draw 1 to date, can be downloaded (Excel Format). Now include numbers drawn in order.

Statistics for the 49 UK Lottery numbers. Bold indicates Bonus Ball.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Frequency 13 16 14 16 25 16 17 12 14 13
Last Drawn 16/11/96 14/09/96 26/10/96 30/11/96 21/12/96 07/12/96 02/11/96 28/12/96 26/10/96 28/12/96
Weeks Ago 7 16 10 5 2 4 9 1 10 1
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Frequency 18 16 14 19 14 19 17 14 10 14
Last Drawn 04/01/97 14/12/96 04/01/97 04/01/97 12/10/96 23/11/96 07/12/96 16/11/96 28/09/96 28/12/96
Weeks Ago 0 3 0 0 12 6 4 7 14 1
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Frequency 12 16 15 13 21 18 13 21 13 20
Last Drawn 27/07/96 07/12/96 04/01/97 14/12/96 30/11/96 21/12/96 04/01/97 17/08/96 08/06/96 28/12/96
Weeks Ago 23 4 0 3 5 2 0 20 30 1
  31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Frequency 16 14 17 17 14 13 10 16 8 14
Last Drawn 28/12/96 02/11/96 14/12/96 14/12/96 21/12/96 26/10/96 16/11/96 21/12/96 28/12/96 04/01/97
Weeks Ago 1 9 3 3 2 10 7 2 1 0
  41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
Frequency 19 19 17 25 22 17 18 21 14
Last Drawn 04/01/97 21/12/96 23/11/96 14/12/96 21/12/96 21/12/96 14/12/96 30/11/96 30/11/96
Weeks Ago 0 2 6 3 2 2 3 5 5

The page above shows the results, the top 27 numbers, the stats for all 49 numbers and indicating how many weeks ago the numbers was last drawn out and a short info about that weeks stats.

As the midweek draw started, it started to take a bit of time. More info was show, including the prizes at each prize level and each lottery results.

In 1997, I decided to show the total prize money and total winners. I couldn't update the prize money and number of winners after each draw, as it simply took far too much time. I only updated it once a month!

Then in Spring of 1998, I wrote a little program to calculate the results quickly. Yes, I do mean quickly. It used to take on average, up to half an hour to compile the results. Now it takes less than a minute. The only problem was that I couldn't work out how to program the weeks ago row so that was taken out of the final version.

During 1998, I added other extras which includes the most likely number to be drawn out using any set of balls and any machine, how many times was each ball set and draw machine used, and how much money you would have won in the past using that weeks jackpot numbers.

A number of other extra pages were added to the main set of lottery pages over the years. I went to see the show three times. First was The National Lottery Draw in June 1996 at the BBC, London, UK, then The National Lottery Big Ticket in June 1998 at Shepperton, UK and finally The 4th Anniversary National Lottery Draw in November 1998 at the BBC, London, UK. The third one of the visits was a special one.

Christmas 1998 saw the biggest change of the lottery part on this site. Firstly, this page you are reading has changed. The Lottery Programme info has got its own page and doesn't have to share with the lottery fact page. The Lottery fact page has increased from 1 page to 3 pages. Many thanks to Natalie Marshall at the Newsroom at Camelot Headquarters in Hertfordshire, UK for providing some more information. I met Natalie at the 4th Anniversary after show party at the BBC, London, UK.

There you have it, a brief description in how this lottery site came about.


Links of other Lottery Web sites of some interest

UK Lottery Results. Get all the results in full and loads more! Even find out how much has gone to the winners, to charity and even to the company who runs it! (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

Camelot, The National Lottery home page. See those latest scratchards which were removed from this site. Hooray. Extra web space!!. (RECOMMENDED)

Len's UK Lottery Site. Very interesting Stats about the UK Lottery and Lottery Extra, some stats I can't provide weekly!

Roger's Lucky Dip Lotto Home page. Get a lottery simulator, Lucky Dip Lotto. The pro version is out now. There are also Delphi links for those who are interested in Delphi.

Lotwin Lottery Line Builder. Like to get a good set of numbers for Next Saturday's draw. Fear not. Download a copy of their program and create your idea set of numbers.

John Atkinson's Lottery Precognition Experiment. An interesting site, predicting Lottery numbers.

Lottery Central. Useful site with lots of info.

Lotteryhelp.com. Schneider Software. Some information about how to improve the chances in winning the lottery.

Lottery Fun. Dr Anselm’s Fun with the UK Lottery.



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