{3-2-1} Comes Back and Powerball Encores

Both the Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings saw the appearance of their most commonly played Patterns. Not only that, but Powerball was full of encores!

Lotto Texas

The July 20th, 2016 Lotto Texas gave us the following winning numbers: 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 38.

Winning numbers for Lotto Texas. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning numbers for Lotto Texas. From lotterytrend.com.

The winning Pattern was {3-2-1}, and having now played 712 times out of 1361 drawings, it leaves all other Patterns in the dust. How so? The {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52.3% of the time. Before the July 20th drawing, this Pattern played on July 13th, 2016.

The {3-2-1} Pattern gave way to the 2 3 1 Specific Order, bringing its total number of plays to 117. Looking at just the number of times the {3-2-1} Pattern has played (712), the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played 16.4%. Taking all 1361 Lotto Texas drawings into account, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played 8.60% of the time. This Specific Order has previously played on June 15th, 2016.

One noteworthy observation in Lotto Texas’s winning numbers is that 18, 19, 20, and 21 appeared one after the other. This does not happen very often!

Powerball

The winning numbers for Powerball’s July 20th, 2016 drawing were 6, 25, 35, 58, 66, and PB 5.

Winning Powerball numbers for July 20th, 2016. From lotterytrend-powerball.com
Winning Powerball numbers for July 20th, 2016. From lotterytrend-powerball.com

These numbers followed the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, which has now played 32 times. Given that there have been 83 Powerball drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 38.6% of the time. Although it doesn’t leave other Patterns in the dust like Lotto Texas’s’ {3-2-1}, the {2-1-1-1-1} has a comfortable lead. The {2-1-1-1-1} previously played on July 9th, 2016.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern gave way to the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, which has played 15 times as of the July 20th drawing. This General Order has played in 46.9% of Powerball drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played. With all 83 Powerball drawings taken into account, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played 18.1% of the time. Just like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order previously played on July 9th, 2016.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order gave way to the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order, now having played 6 times. Out of the 15 times the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played 40% of the time. If we take into account the 32 times the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played 18.8% of the time. Finally, with all 83 Powerball drawings accounted for, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played 7.23% of the time.

And just like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played on July 9th, 2013!

Looking ahead to Saturday’s drawing, will the Lotto Texas {3-2-1} Pattern establish another streak? Will Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance?

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