Lotto Texas Fireworks and a Powerball Upset

Things are starting to wind down in the “real world”. The Rio Olympics are wrapping up and more families are putting their school routines into action. Meanwhile, in Lottery World, Lotto Texas saw a Pattern that doesn’t play often and then some. On the national scale, Powerball now has a Pattern that gives the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern a run for its money.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers in the August 20th, 2016 drawing were 9, 10, 12, 17, 41, and 51, giving us the 149th appearance of the {4-2} Pattern.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.

With 1370 drawings to date, the {4-2} Pattern has now played 10.9% of the time. We last saw this Pattern on August 3rd, 2016.

The 4 0 2 Specific Order played for the 21st time, making its first appearance since July 16th, 2016. In the 149 drawings in which the {4-2} Pattern won, the 4 0 2 Specific Order has now played 14.1% of the time. This becomes 1.53% of the time when looking at all 1370 drawings.

Saturday’s drawing gave us a repeat appearance of a Five-Number Combination! The lucky numbers were 9, 10, 12, 17, and 51, and they played together for the first time back on November 1st, 2008.

Repeating Five-Number Combination highlighted in red box. Taken from lotterytrend.com.
Repeating Five-Number Combination highlighted in red box. Taken from lotterytrend.com.

Here’s the thing to keep in mind about Five-Number Combinations: When a Five-Number Combination repeats, the natural fallout is five Four-Number Combinations repeating. The following Four-Number Combinations were also seen for the first time since November 1st, 2008:

  • 9, 10, 17, 51
  • 9, 12, 17, 51
  • 9, 10, 12, 51
  • 10, 12, 17, 51
  • 9, 10, 12, 17
Four-Number Combinations of the night highlighted in red boxes. From lotterytrend.com.
Four-Number Combinations of the night highlighted in red boxes. From lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

Powerball may not have seen a repeat play of a Three-Number Combination, but it can brag about something else.

Powerball’s winning numbers were 3, 6, 21, 60, 68, and PB 24.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

See, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 32nd appearance, and is now tied with the {2-1-1-1-1} as “Most Commonly Seen Powerball Pattern”. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played 34.8% of the time, and we last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern on August 6th, 2016.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order appeared for the 9th time, its first since August 3rd, 2016. Out of the 32 drawings in which {2-2-1-1} played, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 28.1% of the time. When we look at all 92 Powerball drawings, this becomes 9.78% of the time.

Finally, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its second appearance, and it too previously played on August 3rd, 2016. Given this, the stats are now as follows:

  • 2 out of 9 drawings (22.2% of the time) in which the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played
  • 2 out of 32 drawings (6.25% of the time) in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played and
  • 2 out of 92 (2.17%) of all Powerball drawings.

What do Wednesday’s drawings have in store? Will Lotto Texas see another Pattern not played often? Will the {2-2-1-1} become the new commonly seen Powerball Pattern?

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