Number 27 most likely to help punter scoop a jackpot
National Lottery ball number 27 is the most likely to help punters win a jackpot, researchers say.
It has made more appearances than any other in 3,071 draws in the past ten years.
The number came up 399 times in the UK National Lottery, Thunderball, EuroMillions and Irish Lotto.
That is 141 more times than number 57, the unluckiest number, which was drawn just 258 times.
The second luckiest is 54, which appeared 387 times. It was followed by 29, 42, 52 and 58 in joint third on 381 times.
The next luckiest was number 20 with 378. Then came 23, with 372.