A Slight Warm Up

The holiday season is fast approaching. Thanksgiving is only a few days away and the Christmas shopping will soon follow, if it hasn’t crept up already. What better way to kick off the holidays than a slight warm-up in the lottery world? Although the November 19th, 2016 Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings didn’t see any major plays, there was a surprise or two!

Lotto Texas

The 727th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern was made possible by winning numbers 15, 19, 21, 34, 40, and 49.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers from lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers from lotterytrend.com.

As of Saturday, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played in 52.1% of the 1396 Lotto Texas drawings. When it comes to Patterns, the {3-2-1} is second-to-none. We last saw this Pattern a week ago, in the November 12th drawing.

The {3-2-1} Pattern gave way to the 1 3 2 Specific Order, making its 107th appearance. This Specific Order has now appeared in 14.7% of the 727 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played and 7.66% of all Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, the 1 3 2 Specific Order previously played in the October 26th, 2016 drawing.

As quiet as November has been, the surprise of the evening was the appearance of two Four-Number Combinations. These were

  • 15, 21, 40, and 49, which first played August 30th, 2014 and
  • 19, 21, 34, and 40, which first played October 10th, 2007.
Repeating Four-Number Combinations are highlighted in red boxes
Repeating Four-Number Combinations are highlighted in red boxes

Powerball

Powerball saw a three-peat appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers this time around were 16, 24, 28, 43, 61, and PB 21.

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

Now with 21 appearances, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 17.8% of the 118 Powerball drawings. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern not only appeared previously in the November 16th drawing, but the November 12th drawing as well.

We saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order make its fifth appearance, its first since the October 29th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now played in 23.8% of the 21 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 4.24% of all Powerball drawings.

Finally, we come to the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order, making its second appearance. As of Saturday, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 40% of the five drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, 9.52% of the 21 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and 1.69% of all Powerball drawings. The 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its debut in the June 4th, 2016 drawing.

Lotto Texas and Powerball will have their drawings again the day before Thanksgiving. Will we be in for a shocker, or will we be handed a giant turkey?

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