A Change in Programming

April 14th was a night like no other. At least, not like any other we’ve seen in a while. There were a couple of commonalities between Lotto Texas and Powerball. One was that both lotteries saw one of their least commonly-seen Patterns.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 2, 5, 29, 35, and 36, the {3-3} Pattern made its 130th appearance.

Even with 130 appearances, that’s still a low number. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1542 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 8.43% of them, and was last seen on February 28th, 2018.

Now with 39 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has played in 30% of the 130 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 2.53% of all 1542 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, we last saw this Specific Order on April 19th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 17th appearance with winning numbers 17, 19, 26, 61, 62, and PB 15.

Powerball’s {3-2-1} Pattern is not very common. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 6.44% of the 264 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on March 10th, 2018.

Note that unlike the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, this version is one of the least-commonly played in Powerball.

With seven appearances, the [3-2-1] General Order has played in 41.2% of the 17 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 2.65% of all 264 drawings. We last saw the [3-2-1] General Order alongside the {3-2-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned March 10th drawing.

The 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its second-ever appearance, meaning that this Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the seven drawings where the General Order of the evening was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 11.8% of the 17 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 264 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.76% of the time. The 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its debut in the November 29th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

For the past few months, at least one of the lotteries would have a repeating Combination bonanza, either of the Three-Number kind for Powerball, or the Four-Number kind for Lotto Texas. This is the first time since January 27th, 2018 that there were no repeating Four-Number or Three-Number Combinations.

Will either the {3-3} Pattern or the (Powerball) {3-2-1} Pattern make an encore appearance Wednesday night?

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