Cranking It Up

New Year’s is right around the corner, and there were no signs of slowing down for either Lotto Texas or Powerball. Both lotteries saw their most commonly played Patterns make an appearance, and Powerball saw a repeating Three-Number Combination. Let’s take a closer look at what the night of December 28th, 2016 had to offer.

Lotto Texas

With 733 appearances, the {3-2-1} Pattern is far and away the most commonly seen Lotto Texas Pattern. The occasion was marked by winning numbers 10, 11, 12, 36, 43, and 47.

Winning Texas Lotto Numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto Numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.1% of the 1407 Lotto Texas drawings to date. Prior to Wednesday, the {3-2-1} Pattern previously played in the December 21st drawing exactly one week ago.

Our Lotto Texas coverage concludes with the 3 1 2 Specific Order, now making its 131st appearance. This Specific Order has appeared in 17.9% of the 733 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played, and in 9.31% of all drawings. We last saw the 3 1 2 Specific Order in the December 10th, 2016 drawing.

Powerball

As we mentioned earlier, Powerball also saw its most commonly played Pattern. The {2-1-1-1-1} managed to hold on to its #1 ranking, thanks to winning numbers 16, 23, 30, 44, 58, and PB 4.

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

Now with 45 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 34.9% of the 129 Powerball drawings. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was also seen just one week ago.

Next, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its eighth appearance, the first since the December 17th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has played in 17.8% of the 45 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 6.20% of all drawings. Prior to Wednesday, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played in the December 17th, 2016 drawing.

The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order made its second appearance. With that said, this Specific Order has appeared in 25% of the eight drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played, 4.44% of the 45 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and 1.55% of all Powerball drawings. The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order made its debut in the May 8th, 2016 drawing.

One of the evening’s biggest highlights was the repeat appearance of the Three-Number Combination 16, 30, and 44, which made its debut in the October 12th, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
The repeating Three-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Saturday’s drawing falls on New Year’s Eve. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball greet the new year with great gusto, or will the fireworks fizzle out?

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