Superstitious Brits have revealed the numbers they are most likely to turn to in the name of luck – with seven coming out on top.
A study of 2,000 adults found the number five come second for those who have a lucky number, while 13, traditionally a number signifying bad luck, was third.
And the top 10 most commonly chosen numbers saw single-digit figures dominate, with four, six and two also appearing.
Others also feel an affinity with the number 42, made famous by Douglas Adams’ Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
It emerged almost a third of superstitious adults believe lucky numbers exist, and one in 20 have noticed an unlucky, ‘cursed’ number in their lives they avoid at all cost.
A spokesperson from Lottoland.co.uk, which commissioned the study ahead of its new free-to-play game launch, Yeardle, said: “It’s interesting to see how seven has come out as the luckiest number for Brits.
“It is often considered lucky because it shows up so much in the order of things – seven days in week, seven colours of the rainbow, seven wonders of the world, seven notes on a musical scale – and so on.
“Numbers have a strange power. They’re part of almost everything we do, from marking the days and years to telling us how much money we’ve got in the bank.
“So, it’s no wonder they’ve been given this enormous weight of importance in the national psyche.
“We know only too well that the right numbers can have a significant impact on our lives!”
Numbers bring luck to Brits
Launched today, Yeardle is a free to play daily guessing game in which players will have five attempts to input a famous date – for example, in which year did Big Brother launch in the UK?
The study from Lottoland also found when it comes to lucky numbers, 12 per cent

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