The number 13 has traditionally been considered to be unlucky by people, and now the UK's National Lottery chiefs have revealed that the number does in fact happen to be the unluckiest for Lotto players as it is least likely to be picked in the main draw.
The research conducted for Camelot, the UK National Lottery operator, showed that in eleven years, the No.13 ball has only been picked up a 108 times as a main ball, and only 12 times as a bonus ball. The research also showed that people with the number 38 on their tickets were the most likely to win something as the number has the record for being picked the most in the main as well as the bonus draws.
According to the Mirror, though the there is only a one in 13,983,816 chance to become a millionaire in the main Lotto or Lotto Extra, more than 1,800 people have been made millionaires since the Camelot Lotto started in 1994.
The money that has been collectively won is the stagering amount of over £30 billion (US$51.3 billion). Also, Over £17 billion (US$29 billion) has been given to "good causes."
The research also shows that one in seven jackpot winners give away at least 1 million pounds to friends or family, and that three-quarters of the big winners buy a new house.