3-2-1 All Around!

If the results of January 4th, 2017 were anything to go by, both Lotto Texas and Powerball began the year with a bang. Wednesday night’s results were rare in more ways than one.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern had a three-peat, and continues to be the most commonly seen Pattern by a long shot. The winning numbers were 5, 7, 36, 39, 40, and 44.

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

Now with 735 appearances, this Pattern has played in 52.2% of the 1409 drawings. Recall that both the December 28th and December 31st drawings from last week were the last times we saw the {3-2-1} Pattern.

The 2 1 3 Specific Order made its 109th appearance, and has now played in 14.8% of the 735 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played, and in 7.74% of all Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to Wednesday, we last saw the 2 1 3 Specific Order in the September 3rd, 2016 drawing.

Powerball

Wednesday’s Powerball also had the {3-2-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 16, 17, 29, 41, 42, and PB 4.

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

Unlike the {3-2-1} in Lotto Texas, this {3-2-1} Pattern is one of the least commonly seen Patterns in Powerball. In fact, this Pattern has played so few times that Wednesday’s drawing brought the total number of appearances of the {3-2-1} Pattern to four. Powerball’s {3-2-1} Pattern has now played in 3.05% of the 131 Powerball drawing, and had previously played in the March 16th, 2016 drawing.

Next, the [2-3-1] General Order made its first appearance in over a year. Now having played three times, this General Order has appeared in 75% of the four drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played, and in 2.29% of all Powerball drawings. To see when the [2-3-1] General Order previously played, we need to go back to October 17th, 2015.

Finally, the 0 2 3 0 0 1 Specific Order made its second appearance, its first since the October 14th, 2015 drawing. This Specific Order has now appeared in 66.7% of the three drawings where the [2-3-1] General Order has appeared, 50% of the four drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared, and in 1.53% of all drawings.

Having Lotto Texas and Powerball play the same Pattern is not a common sight! As we look ahead to Saturday’s drawing, will we see another uncommon sight, or will we see something a bit more “normal”?

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