Resting Up for December

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s now time to put up those Christmas decorations (it’s never too early!) and get your shop on. Lotto Texas and Powerball weren’t up for that. November 29th was one of their quieter nights. That is, if you were to just look at the numbers. One important lesson when analyzing or playing the lottery it’s to never assume.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

In our last Lotto Texas post, we stated that, “All Australia Plays are playbacks, but not all playbacks are Australia Plays.” True to form, an Australia Play made its 203rd appearance! With winning numbers 6, 12, 30, 33, 45, and 51, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played in 13.5% of the 1503 Lotto Texas drawings.

Starting-and ending- the month with an Australia Play. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Would you believe that an Australia Play was what kicked off November this year?

Four-Number Combination(s)

Believe it or not, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations. Apparently, Lotto Texas thought copying Mega Millions’s “Finish the month the way you started” move was enough excitement.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball didn’t see an Australia Play, but it did see an uncommon Pattern. The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 13th appearance with winning numbers 24, 26, 28, 59, 63, and PB 16.

*This* {3-2-1} Pattern is rare. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 225 drawings in Powerball, this Pattern has played 5.78% of the time. We last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern in the November 18th, 2017 drawing.

Making its third appearance was the [3-2-1] General Order. It has played in 23.1% of the 13 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 1.33% of all 225 drawings. Prior to Wednesday, this General Order played February 18th, 2017.

There was, in fact, a new Specific Order: 0 3 0 0 2 1. With that said, this Specific Order has now played in 33.3% of the three drawings where the [3-2-1] General Order has appeared. The 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has also played in 7.69% of the 13 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.44% of all 225 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will either Pattern start December with an encore?

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