An Encore and a Never-Ending Tango

Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to ride off the high from Saturday, ramming through October full speed ahead. Along the way, they became intertwined.

“Wha!?” you wonder. Here’s the situation: The Most Commonly Played Pattern played for both lotteries on October 5th. Well, for Lotto Texas, anyway. Powerball is in the midst of yet another power struggle. A Pattern Tango, if you will.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern continues to be the most commonly seen Lotto Texas Pattern. This extra edge was thanks to winning numbers 4, 9, 11, 27, 40, and 42.

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

With 721 appearances to date, it’s ahead of its nearest competitor by leaps and bounds. Out of the 1383 drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52.13% of the time. To make things even sweeter, this Pattern previously played just this Saturday!

The 3 1 2 Specific Order made its 129th appearance, its first since the August 13th, 2016 drawing. When looking at just the 721 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played 17.9% of the time. After taking all 1383 drawings into account, we get 9.33%.

We finish out our Lotto Texas coverage by giving a mention to Four-Number Combination 4, 27, 40, and 42, which first played August 16th, 2014.

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combo is in the red box.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combo is in the red box.

Although not retro, two years is nothing to sneeze at.

Powerball

And now we come to Powerball. After an appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Wednesday night, it’s tied with the {2-2-1-1} yet again. The 38th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} was brought to us by 8, 18, 27, 29, 60, and PB 15.

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

We’ve had 105 Powerball drawings thus far, and since we’re looking at a tie here, both the {2-1-1-1-1} and the {2-2-1-1} are sitting pretty at 36.2% each. Keeping the focus on the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern here, the {2-1-1-1-1} previously played a few weeks ago in the September 17th drawing.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General order made its eighth appearance, its first since the May 7th, 2016 drawing. Out of the 38 drawings with {2-1-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, this General Order has played 21.1% of the time. When looking at all 105 Powerball drawings, this becomes 7.62%.

Finally, we come to the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order, having now made its third appearance. When we look at the 8 drawings with [1-2-1-1-1] being the General Order, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played 37.5% of the time. As we move on to the 38 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, this Specific Order has played 7.89%, and 2.86% when taking all 105 drawings into account. Prior to Wednesday’s drawing, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the April 9th, 2016 drawing.

October is still young. Will Lotto Texas continue to keep its composure as retro (and not so retro) throwbacks appear? Has the Pattern Tango between {2-1-1-1-1} and {2-2-1-1} become a new feature in Powerball?

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