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Number 13 'officially' unlucky in UK Lottery

UK National LotteryUK National Lottery: Number 13 'officially' unlucky in UK Lottery

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.

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Posted: November 28, 2005, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

I don't know why 13 is an unlucky number of UK Lotto? With 38 being one of the lucky numbers, if I ever play UK Lotto, I wouldn't pick 13, but I pick 38 for one of 6 numbers or bonus.

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    Posted: November 28, 2005, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

    I like the number 13. =)

    It seems the UK did a lot of research for their games. It would be nice to see that done with some of our games. Like how many jackpot winners give away over a million dollars to their family and friends and what's the ratio of it.

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      Posted: November 28, 2005, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

      I don't know why 13 is an unlucky number of UK Lotto? With 38 being one of the lucky numbers, if I ever play UK Lotto, I wouldn't pick 13, but I pick 38 for one of 6 numbers or bonus.

      13 should have the same chance as 38, or any other number.

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        Posted: November 28, 2005, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

        I don't know why 13 is an unlucky number of UK Lotto? With 38 being one of the lucky numbers, if I ever play UK Lotto, I wouldn't pick 13, but I pick 38 for one of 6 numbers or bonus.

        13 should have the same chance as 38, or any other number.

        Yep. All the numbers have the same odds of coming out. But 13 is chosen less because it has a bad vibe put towards it.

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          Posted: November 30, 2005, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

          I don't know why 13 is an unlucky number of UK Lotto? With 38 being one of the lucky numbers, if I ever play UK Lotto, I wouldn't pick 13, but I pick 38 for one of 6 numbers or bonus.

          13 should have the same chance as 38, or any other number.

          Yep. All the numbers have the same odds of coming out. But 13 is chosen less because it has a bad vibe put towards it.

          True, but many consider 13 a LUCKY number. It makes no difference to me.