A Modest Stocking Stuffer

It’s not every year that the Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings fall on Christmas Eve! While the parties were commencing and little kids found it hard to sleep, things went on as scheduled in the lottery world. Thankfully, we weren’t left with a lump of coal.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern decided to take a break and let the {4-2} Pattern play instead. The winning numbers were 5, 8, 13, 15, 39, and 42.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

Now with 155 appearances, this Pattern has played in 11.0% of the 1406 Lotto Texas drawings. Also of note is how the {4-2} Pattern is now tied with the {4-1-1-1} Pattern. We last saw the {4-2} Pattern play a while back in the December 14th, 2016 drawing.

The 4 0 2 Specific Order made its 22nd appearance, its first since the August 20th, 2016 drawing. This Specific Order has now played in 14.2% of the 155 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.56% of all drawings.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 43rd appearance, thanks to winning numbers 28, 38, 42, 51, 52, and PB 21.

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

This Pattern has now played in 33.6% of the 128 Powerball drawings to date. While it appears that the {2-2-1-1} is playing catch-up (again) to the {2-1-1-1-1}, it’s premature to assume that it will catch up in the next drawing. Like with the Lotto Texas Pattern we just discussed, Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern previously played in the December 14th, 2016 drawing.

Next, the [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 15th appearance, the first since the September 24th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now played in 34.9% of the 43 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.7% of all drawings.

Our Christmas coverage concludes with 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order, now having appeared three times. This Specific Order has now played in 20% of the 15 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order appeared, 6.98% of the 43 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in 2.34% of all drawings. The 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order previously played in the August 6th, 2016 drawing.

With Christmas come and gone, we start to say goodbye to 2016 and look ahead to the future. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball go out with a bang, or will they end the year with a murmur?

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