Which Lottery Numbers have the Luck of the Irish?

Which Lottery Numbers have the Luck of the Irish?

The Irish Lotto jackpot is heading for an estimated €3 million tonight after no one matched all six winning numbers from Saturday to claim the €2,547,583 jackpot.

There have been nineteen jackpot-winning ticket holders already this year in the Irish lottery, and many players will be developing their own number strategies to see if they can become the twentieth. Many people play numbers which have a special significance to them, such as birthdays, anniversaries and house numbers, but other players rely on statistical data, such as how often balls are picked. This information can be found on the Irish Lottery’s Statistics page.

For example, 12 is the most commonly drawn ball, showing up in draw results 121 times since 2006, when the Emerald Isle’s lottery changed to its latest 6 from 45 format. This is followed by numbers 3, 38, 2, 15 and 36 which have all made over 100 draw appearances.

Conversely, wary players might want to stay away from number 43, which has cropped up just 76 times in Irish Lottery history. Following closely behind are balls 16, 14, 25, 8 and 19 which have all appeared fewer than 84 times.

Other players prefer to select the numbers which have had the longest dry spells, reasoning that these numbers are the most overdue. On that basis, number 17 has had the longest holiday having not appeared in the last 84 days’ worth of draws. Bringing up the rear are 11, unlucky 13, 26, 16 and 29, none of which have appeared within the last 56 days.

If you would like some help choosing your numbers for tonight’s draw, visit Irish Lottery Statistics page and choose your winning system. Good luck!

6th November 2013