The Big Thaw

After a restful weekend, Lotto Texas and Powerball came back swinging Wednesday night. In fact, a major warm-up took place. The night of July 12th saw Patterns from recent Saturdays make an appearance in both lotteries. What’s more is that the Powerball Pattern from this past Saturday made an encore appearance. There were also repeating Four-Number Combinations for Lotto Texas and a repeating Three-Number Combination for Powerball.

Prior to Wednesday night, how recent was Lotto Texas’s Pattern? What was it, anyway?

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 760th appearance, with winning numbers 4, 19, 24, 32, 44, and 50.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 51.9% of the 1463 drawings and was last seen in the July 1st drawing nearly two weeks ago.

With 116 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.3% of the 760 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.93% of all 1463 drawings. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern, this Specific Order previously played on July 1st.

There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations, one of which made its debut near the beginning of the century (yeah, that far). They were

  • 4, 24, 32, 50 (Debuted December 29th, 2001)
  • 19, 24, 32, 50 (Debuted September 3rd, 2008)
A duo of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore was thanks to numbers 1, 2, 18, 23, 61, and PB 9, bringing the total number of appearances to 57.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 30.8% of the 185 Powerball drawings.

Making its 23rd appearance, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 40.4% of the 57 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 12.4% of all 185 drawings. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, this General Order was last seen in the July 8th drawing.

With two appearances, the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 8.70% of the 23 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order appeared, 3.51% of the 57 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.08% of all drawings. This Specific Order made its debut in the November 4th, 2015 drawing.

There was one repeating Three-Number Combination: 23, 61, PB 9.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: powerball-lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut last year, in the April 9th drawing.

Will things stay hot on Saturday night?

The Big Combination Freeze

Things got even chillier July 8th. For the past few weeks, the Lotto Texas/Powerball posts covered at least one lottery having either a repeating Four-Number or Three-Number Combination, respectively. Saturday night was the first time since June 14th, 2017 that there were no repeating Four-Number or Three-Number Combinations. Just as well, for the Fourth of July has come and gone, and those who took mini-vacations are making their way back to work.

Lotto Texas

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 160th appearance with winning numbers 8, 33, 38, 43, 51, and 53.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1462 drawings. Speaking of June 14th, this was the last time the {4-1-1} Pattern was seen.

Now with 55 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in approximately 34.4% of the 160 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.76% of all 1462 drawings. Like the {4-1-1} Pattern, this Specific Order was also last seen in the June 14th drawing.

 

Powerball

Making its 56th appearance, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 30.4% of the 184 Powerball drawings. The winning numbers were 8, 10, 29, 40, 59, and PB 26.

No repeating Three-Number Combinations this time. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern was last seen in the June 28th drawing; this was almost two weeks ago.

Next, the [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 22nd appearance, and has played in 39.3% of the 56 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in approximately 12% of all 184 drawings. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, this General Order was last seen in the June 28th drawing.

Other than the lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of the biggest highlights of Powerball was the debut of the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 4.55% of the 22 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. It has also played in 1.79% of the 56 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared and 0.54% of all drawings.

Will the cool down continue into next week, or will things heat up a bit?

Doubling Up

Time sure flies by! It’s hard to believe, but we’re almost halfway done with 2017. June 28th was the last night of the month for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. How did they wrap it up? Well, Lotto Texas saw the Pattern and the Specific Order make an encore appearance. On the Powerball side of things, the Pattern and General Order previously played together earlier in the month, and there was a repeating Three-Number Combination.

Lotto Texas

With 758 appearances, the {3-2-1} is still tops among Lotto Texas Patterns. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 17, 24, 27, 41, 45, and 48.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52% of the 1459 drawings.

The 1 2 3 Specific Order made its 140th appearance, and has now played in 18.5% of the 758 drawings that the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.60% of all Lotto Texas drawings. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern, this Specific Order was last seen in the June 24th drawing.

Unlike the last two times the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 55th appearance, with winning numbers 29, 37, 46, 53, 68, and PB 8.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 30.4% of all 181 Powerball drawings, and was last seen in the June 10th drawing just a few weeks ago.

Making its 21st appearance, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 38.2% of the 55 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.6% of all drawings. This General Order played alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the June 10th drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in approximately 14.3% of the 21 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, and 5.45% of the 55 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has played in 1.66% of all 181 drawings, and was last seen in the May 10th, 2017 drawing.

The May 10th drawing wasn’t just the last time the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order appeared; it was also the debut of the repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening: 29, 46, PB 8.

The lone repeater. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Saturday’s drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball be a pre-Fourth fireworks show?

The Flag Day Smash

There is a US holiday in June, a little holiday called Flag Day. See, it falls on June 14th every year, and it commemorates the adoption of the US flag on June 14th, 1777. It wasn’t until the mid-twentieth century that Flag Day became a holiday. As much as USians love (US) football field-sized flags, explosions, chanting “USA! USA! USA!”, and explosions, Flag Day is a low-key affair there. Keeping with the Flag Day tradition, the Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings were low-key affairs the night of June 14th. The {3-2-1} Pattern four-peat in Lotto Texas was smashed, not to mention that there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations. Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern didn’t get a chance to go for an encore, and there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations there, either. Yet, as low-key as the night was, there was an interesting development in Lotto Texas.

Lotto Texas

Wednesday night’s winning numbers were 11, 20, 37, 39, 44, and 49, bringing the number of appearances of the {4-1-1} Pattern to 159.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1455 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the May 6th, 2017 drawing.

The 1 1 4 Specific Order has now made 54 appearances, and has played in approximately 34% of the 159 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.71% of all 1455 drawings. In an interesting turn of events, the 1 1 4 Specific Order was also last seen in the May 6th drawing.

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remained the most commonly seen Powerball Pattern. The winning numbers this time around were 5, 22, 43, 57, 63, and PB 24.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Pattern has now appeared 64 times, and has played in 36.2% of the 177 Powerball drawings. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern previously played in the June 3rd, 2017 drawing.

Making its 20th appearance, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 31.25% of the 64 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.3% of all 177 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this General Order was last seen in the March 1st, 2017 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 20 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 6.25% of the 64 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.26% of all 177 drawings. The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen in the May 14th, 2016 drawing.

The summer solstice is nearly here. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball turn up the heat Saturday night, or will a new, low-key “streak” be established?

Fourth Time’s the Charm

A rare event occurred the night of June 10th. Lotto Texas saw a Pattern make its fourth consecutive appearance. Concerning more “normal” affairs, there was a repeating Four-Number Combination. Powerball may not have seen Pattern encores or repeating Three-Number Combinations, but somebody won the $447.8 million jackpot.

Lotto Texas

For the fourth time in a row, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its presence known. The winning numbers were 2, 16, 18, 21, 42, and 53.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

With 755 appearances, this Pattern has now played in 51.9% of the 1454 Lotto Texas drawings, and continues to be the most commonly played Pattern.

Making its 138th appearance, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.3% of the 755 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.49% of all 1454 drawings. This Specific Order was last seen in the June 3rd drawing exactly one week prior.

The repeating Four-Number Combination was 2, 18, 42, and 53. This Combination made its debut in the August 28th, 2002 drawing.

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

To put things in perspective, Blockbuster Video dominated video rental and AOL was the dominant Internet Provider. Bonus points to whoever is reading this post and still has an aol.com email address!

 

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 54th appearance, with winning numbers 20, 26, 32, 38, 58, and PB 3.

These numbers made someone $447.8 million richer. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 30.7% of the 176 Powerball drawings, and was last seen in the May 17th drawing from a few weeks ago.

Making its 20th appearance, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in approximately 37% of the 54 drawings that the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.4% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this General Order played in the May 10th drawing. This was exactly one month ago.

Last, but certainly not least, the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order made its fourth appearance, and has now played in 20% of the 20 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has played in 7.41% of the 54 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.27% of all drawings. The 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the December 14th, 2016 drawing.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern push ahead and go for a fifth appearance? Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern get in the game and make an encore appearance?

A Change-Up in the Pattern

In the last post, the $90 million question was “Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern see a ‘four-peat’”? For those of you who were looking forward to seeing the “four-peat” in the June 9th drawing, the answer was a big NO. However, there were a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Friday night’s drawing also saw the appearance of a Pattern that hadn’t been played in a while. Question is, which Pattern was it?

It turned out that the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was the Pattern of the evening. The winning numbers were 3, 16, 28, 33, 37, and MB 9.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Now with 114 appearances, this Pattern has played in 30% of the 380 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen in the May 2nd drawing a little over a month ago.

Making its 33rd appearance, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 28.9% of the 114 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.68% of all drawings. Prior to Friday night, this General Order was last seen in the February 17th, 2017 drawing.

The 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order made its seventh appearance, and has now played in 21.2% of the 33 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 6.14% of the 114 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} drawing has appeared, and in 1.84% of all 380 drawings. The 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order previously played in the December 27th, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 16, 28, 33 (Debuted March 14th, 2017)
  • 16, 28, MB 9 (Debuted August 15th, 2014)
The duo of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

Numbers on Walkabout

It seems that Australia Plays, and psyching people out with plays that seem to be Australia Plays, is now a thing. Lotto Texas saw a true Australia Play in the May 17th drawing, as well as two repeating Four-Number Combinations. Powerball seemed to follow Mega Millions in the whole “Looking like an Australia Play, but not” bit. Well, almost. Out of the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order, only two of these made an encore.

Lotto Texas

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 16, 17, 29, 31, 37, and 51, marking the 195th appearance of both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

The Australia Play has now played in 13.5% of the 1447 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen a few weeks ago in the April 29th drawing.

The repeating Four-Number Combinations were

  • 16, 17, 31, 37 (Debuted April 15th, 2009) and
  • 16, 29, 31, 51 (Debuted January 5th, 2008)
Highlighted repeating Four-Number Combinations. From lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

Right off the heels of this past Saturday’s drawing, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance! The winning numbers this time around were 4, 11, 39, 45, 48, and PB 09.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Now with 53 appearances, this Pattern has played in 31.4% of the 169 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order also made an encore appearance in Wednesday’s drawing. Statistics-wise, this General order has now played in 32.1% of the 53 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in approximately 10.1% of all drawings.

Earlier, I had said that Powerball almost followed Mega Millions in the “Looking like an Australia Play, but not” category. If you remember this past Saturday’s Lottery Binge, the May 12th Mega Millions showed the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order had all appeared together before. Thing is, the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order were not the same!

In Powerball’s situation, while the Pattern and General Order had made an encore appearance, the Specific Order did not. That’s because Wednesday’s drawing saw the debut of the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 5.88% of the 17 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared, 1.89% of the 53 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and 0.59% of all Powerball drawings.

Looking ahead to Saturday, will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat? Will there be another Australia Play?

Spreading the (Numbers) Love

Mother’s Day is that special day when mothers are cherished and remembered. Cards, gifts, and special meals are just some of the ways we celebrate. Lotto Texas and Powerball decided to spread the love on May 13th with encore appearances of Wednesday’s Patterns for both lotteries. Any commonalities between them end at this point, for Lotto Texas had most of the action. A repeating Four-Number Combination made its round, and something was spreading.

Lotto Texas

The {4-2} Pattern made an encore, with winning numbers 12, 17, 24, 25, 27, and 28.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

Now with 164 appearances, this Pattern has played in 11.3% of the 1446 Lotto Texas drawings.

The Specific Order of the evening was 2 4 0, making its 28th appearance. This Specific Order has now played in 17.1% of the 164 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.94% of the 1446 drawings. Prior to Saturday, the 2 4 0 Specific Order was last seen three months ago, in the February 4th drawing.

Now, this encore of the {4-2} Pattern was a bit different than others. See, there was a similar spread of 07:05:01:01:02 that came with the July 30th, 2016 drawing. The winning numbers were 1, 8, 13, 14, 15, and 17. Given Saturday night’s numbers, the spread was 05:07:01:02:01. The thing about similar spreads is that even though the differences between numbers in the drawings were the same, the orders were different.

There’s one more thing to discuss, and that’s the repeating Four-Number Combination! The Combination consisting of 17, 14, 25, and 28 made its debut over nine years ago in the November 7th, 2007 drawing.

Highlighted repeating Four-Number Combination. From lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

As mentioned earlier, Powerball also saw the Pattern from Wednesday night make an encore. The 52nd appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was marked by winning numbers 17, 20, 32, 63, 68, and PB 19.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in approximately 31% of all 168 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 16th appearance, and has now played in 30.8% of the 52 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.52% of all drawings. This General Order was last seen in the May 3rd drawing just a couple of weeks ago.

Making its second appearance, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has now played in 12.5% of the 16 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This becomes 3.85% when looking at the 52 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and 1.19% when looking at all 168 drawings. The 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order made its debut early last year in the February 3rd drawing.

Looking to the week ahead, will there be more similar spreads? Will there be a three-peat in either Lotto Texas or Powerball?

May 3rd With a Side of Repeating Combinations

Well, after a festive weekend, it wouldn’t seem out of the ordinary for Lotto Texas and Powerball to mellow out. Of course, that didn’t mean there weren’t any big plays on May 10th. Far from it, in fact. Wednesday night’s results in both lotteries made a call back to the recent past.  As in, “Last week” recent past.

Lotto Texas

No, the {4-1-1} Pattern did not make an encore appearance. However, the {4-2} Pattern, having played exactly one week prior in the May 3rd drawing, made its 163rd appearance. The winning numbers were 21, 23, 27, 31, 38, and 46.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11.3% of the 1445 Lotto Texas drawings.

How exciting it would’ve been if everything in Lotto Texas had previously played in May 3rd’s drawing! Alas, that was not so. The 0 4 2 Specific Order, now with 32 appearances, was last seen in the February 11th, 2017 drawing. This Specific Order has now played in 19.6% of the 163 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and 2.21% of all 1445 drawings.

The biggest draw of the evening in Lotto Texas was the repeat appearances of two Four-Number Combinations. These Combinations were

  • 23, 31, 38, and 46 (Debuted December 18th, 2010) and
  • 21, 23, 27, and 38 (Debuted February 11th, 2009)
Repeating Four-Number Combinations are highlighted in red boxes. From lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

As it was in Lotto Texas, the Pattern was the only callback to May 3rd.  The 51st appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was due to winning numbers 29, 31, 46, 56, 62, and PB 8.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played in 30.5% of the 167 Powerball drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 19th appearance, and was last seen in the February 4th, 2017 drawing. With that said, this General Order has played in 37.3% of the 51 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.4% of all Powerball drawings.

Making its second appearance, the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order has now played in 10.5% of the 19 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, 3.92% of the 51 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in approximately 1.2% of all 167 drawings. The 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order made its debut in the September 28th, 2016 drawing.

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will there be a Pattern encore in either Lotto Texas or Powerball? Will a Specific Order make its debut?

Scaling Back a Bit

The month of April ended with a bang. There was an Australia Play and a repeating Four-Number Combination in Lotto Texas, and a repeating Three-Number Combination in Powerball. Although there was nothing in the May 3rd drawings that screamed “Blowout!” there were some big plays.

Lotto Texas

One of these big plays was the 162nd appearance of the {4-2} Pattern, which isn’t commonly seen in Lotto Texas. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 4, 13, 42, 46, 52, and 53.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11.2% of the 1443 drawings and was last seen in the March 4th, 2017 drawing.

The 2 0 4 Specific Order made its 21st appearance, and has now played in roughly 13% of the 162 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern appeared. This statistic becomes 1.46% when taking all 1443 drawings into account. Prior to Wednesday, this Specific Order previously played in the February 8th, 2017 drawing.

Powerball

Powerball saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 17, 18, 49, 59, 66, and PB 9.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Now with 50 appearances, this Pattern has played in 30.3% of the 165 Powerball drawings. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern previously played in the March 25th, 2017 drawing.

Making its 15th appearance, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has now played in 30% of the 50 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.09% of all Powerball drawings. This General Order was previously seen in the March 22nd, 2017 drawing.

The big play of the evening in Powerball was the debut of the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 6.667% of the 15 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared and in 2% of the 50 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appeared. When taking all 165 Powerball drawings into account, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played 0.606% of the time.

Will the weekend give us a {2-2-1-1} repeat in Powerball? Will another Specific Order make its debut?