December Warm-Up

December is marked by the change of seasons. In Lottery Binge country, it means the transition from autumn to winter. As cold and stormy weather takes hold, there were developments in Lotto Texas and Powerball on the night of December 3rd that brought some welcome warmth.

Lotto Texas

Lotto Texas reached a milestone Saturday night; it was the 1400th drawing with balls numbered 1 through 54. This special occasion was marked by the 730th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 15, 24, 31, 47, 51, and 52.

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

The {3-2-1} Pattern has now played in 52.1% of the 1400 Lotto Texas drawings. This Pattern played previously in the November 26th drawing, which was in fact one week prior.

Next, the 1 2 3 Specific Order made its 136th appearance, its first since the November 5th, 2016 drawing. This Specific Order has now played in 18.6% of the 730 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern played, and in 9.71% of all drawings.

The biggest development for Lotto Texas was the repeat appearance of the following Four-Number Combination: 15, 24, 47, and 52.

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

This Four-Number Combination made its debut on February 4th, 2012.

Powerball

Powerball saw an encore appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, thanks to winning numbers 8, 10 26, 27, 33, and PB 22.

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

Now with 41 appearances, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played in 33.6% of all 122 Powerball drawings. Recall that the {2-2-1-1} Pattern recently played in the November 30th drawing. Is this encore appearance a prelude to yet another Tango with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?

Moving on, the [2-2-1-1] General order made its 15th appearance, and it also previously played in the November 30th drawing. The [2-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 36.6% of the 41 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared and 12.3% of all Powerball drawings.

Our Saturday coverage concludes with the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order, now having played three times. This Specific Order has now appeared in 20% of the 15 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played, 7.32% of the 41 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, and 2.46% of all Powerball drawings. Prior to Saturday, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order previously played in the September 14th, 2016 drawing.

As the first full week of December is in full swing, will Lotto Texas get in on the action of successive repeating Patterns? Will the infamous tango between Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} and {2-1-1-1-1} Patterns commence once again?

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