A Second Wind

Unlike what we saw with Mega Millions, January 3rd was an active night. Just as well, what with most people having gone back to work. How did Lotto Texas and Powerball ring in the new year? Let’s find out.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas started 2018 the same way it ended 2017, with the {3-2-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 6, 8, 21, 33, 34, and 47, this Pattern has now played 787 times.

Starting 2018 the way 2017 ended. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1513 drawings to date, this Pattern has played roughly 52% of the time.

Now with 129 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.4% of the 787 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1513 drawings, this Specific Order has played 8.53% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order was last seen October 7th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 6, 8, 34, and 47.

Near the top of the stack. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut over two years ago, in the August 12th, 2015 drawing.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball started the year with a Pattern that doesn’t play often. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 46th appearance with winning numbers 2, 18, 37, 39, 42, and PB 12.

Still no winner. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 19.6% of the 235 Powerball drawings, and played just before Christmas. More specifically, in the December 23rd, 2017 drawing.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 21 appearances, has played in 45.7% of the 46 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 8.94% when looking at all 235 drawings. We last saw this General Order in the December 20th, 2017 drawing.

With two appearances, the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.52% of the 21 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.35% of the 46 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern appeared. Finally, when looking at all 235 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.85% of the time. The 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the February 15th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 18, 37, 39.

Same season, different year. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Like the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, it too played during the Christmas season. However, it was the Christmas prior. This Combination made its debut in the December 14th, 2016 drawing.

How will Lotto Texas and Powerball end the first week of 2018?

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