A Flicker of February

The March 4th, 2017 drawing didn’t bring us a four-peat of Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, nor did we see three repeating Four-Number Combinations in Lotto Texas. Instead, both lotteries saw Patterns that were last seen in February. While appearing to be no big deal, there was much more bubbling underneath the surface.  Two Four-Number Combinations repeated in Lotto Texas, and these Combinations made their debut almost fifteen years ago! Toss in the debut of a new Specific Order in Powerball and there was no end in sight to the March momentum.

Lotto Texas

Saturday night’s winning numbers were 2, 4, 5, 17, 48, and 50, marking the 161st appearance of the {4-2} Pattern.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers.

This Pattern has now played in approximately 11.3% of the 1426 Lotto Texas drawings to date, and was last seen in the February 11th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 24 appearances, the 4 0 2 Specific Order has played in 14.9% of the 161 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.68% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday, this Specific Order played in the January 14th, 2017 drawing.

The biggest draw in Lotto Texas was the repeat appearances of these Four-Number Combinations:

  • 2, 14, 17, 50 (Debuted June 5th, 2002)
  • 4, 5, 17, 50 (Debuted April 5th, 2002)
Repeating Four-Number Combinations are in red boxes.

Will another fifteen years pass before these Combinations make another repeat appearance?

Powerball

Instead of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern four-peat, we saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 2, 18, 19, 22, 63, and PB 19.

Winning Powerball numbers.

With 28 appearances to date, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 18.9% of the 148 Powerball drawings. This Pattern previously played in the February 15th, 2017 drawing.

With its 10th appearance, the [1-3-1-1] General Order has now played in 35.7% of the 28 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 6.76% of all drawings. We last saw the [1-3-1-1] General Order in the December 7th, 2016 drawing.

Our Powerball coverage concludes with the debut of the 1 3 0 0 1 1 Specific Order. As of Saturday’s drawing, this Specific Order has played in 10% of the drawings where the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared, 3.57% of the 28 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in approximately 0.68% of all drawings.

As we march into the second week of the month, will other Specific Orders make their debut? Will another Pattern streak try to form?

 

That Plucky {4-2} Pattern

The lottery momentum continued the night of February 11th. For as long as Lottery Binge has been online, this is the second time we’ve seen the {4-2} Pattern appear not once, not twice, but three times in a row. Powerball on the other hand simmered down a bit.

Lotto Texas

The {4-2} Pattern three-peat on Saturday night was thanks to winning numbers 24, 25, 26, 29, 41, and 53.

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

This Pattern has now appeared 160 times, and has played in 11.3% of the 1420 Lotto Texas drawings. Recall that the {4-2} Pattern was last seen in Wednesday’s drawing.

The 0 4 2 Specific Order made its 31st appearance, the first since the September 17th, 2016 drawing. As of Saturday’s drawing, this Specific Order has now played in 19.375% of the 160 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and 2.18% of all drawings.

One observation we’ve made is that with the past two consecutive appearances of the {4-2} Pattern, there’ve been at least one repeating Four-Number Combination. Saturday night was no exception. The Four-Number Combination 24, 25, 29, and 41 made its second appearance, after having debuted in the November 19th, 2014 drawing.

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box.

It’s not often that we see the {4-2} Pattern make a three-peat appearance.

Powerball

Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern retained its lead as the most commonly seen Pattern. The 48th appearance was represented by winning numbers 5, 9, 17, 37, 64, and PB 2.

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

This Pattern has now played in 33.8% of the 142 drawings to date, and previously played in the January 18th, 2017 drawing.

Next, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 10th appearance, its first since the January 7th, 2017 drawing. This General Order has now played in 20.8% of the 48 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.04% of all drawings.

Our Powerball coverage concludes with the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order, making its third appearance. As of Saturday, this Specific Order has played in 30% of the 10 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, 6.25% of the 48 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} drawing has appeared, and in 2.11% of all drawings. Like the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the January 7th drawing.

As we look to the week ahead, will we see an unprecedented four-peat of the {4-2} Pattern in Lotto Texas? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} in Powerball hold on to its lead?

No Hump Here

Ah, Wednesday, that one day where everyone thinks, “If I can get over the hump, the rest of the week’ll be easy.” Yes, happy hours are the standard way of celebrating that mid-week milestone. Another way to celebrate, of course, is to play the lottery. Lotto Texas and Powerball didn’t lose any momentum after the Super Bowl. If the Patterns that played on February 8th were anything to go by, they gained momentum!

Lotto Texas

The {4-2} Pattern made an encore. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 10, 15, 47, 49, 51 and 52, marking the 159th appearance of the {4-2} Pattern.

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

This Pattern has now appeared in 11.2% of the 1419 drawings to date and previously played in the February 4th, 2017 drawing.

The Specific Order of the evening was 2 0 4, which was last seen in the October 8th, 2016 drawing. As of Wednesday, this Specific Order has played 20 times, meaning it has played in 12.6% of the 159 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.41% of all drawings.

Lotto Texas also gifted us with a repeat appearance of two Four-Number Combinations:

  • 10, 47, 49, and 52, which debuted September 1st, 2007 and
  • 15, 47, 51, and 52, which debuted December 3rd, 2016.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.

It’s not often that we see a Four-Number Combination repeat a short while after its debut.

Powerball

Powerball saw the 15th appearance of the Australia Play.  The winning numbers 14, 20, 42, 49, 66, and PB 5 followed the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

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

Of course, when the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern appears, the [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order make their appearance too. All three have played in 10.6% of the 141 Powerball drawings to date, and were last seen a few weeks ago in the January 28th drawing.

This Australia Play also spawned a repeat of the Three-Number Combination 14, 66, and PB 5, which debuted on November 14th, 2015.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball keep up the momentum, or will they simmer down on Saturday night?

Pre-Game Numbers Extravaganza

Saturday night, oh what a night! People partied hard and started prepping for the even larger party taking place the next day. On the lottery side of things, Lotto Texas and Powerball had a blowout Super Bowl party of their own. Lotto Texas saw a not-often-seen Pattern that produced not only two repeating Four-Number Combinations, but one Combination that has now played three times. Powerball, on the other hand, saw a Pattern creep its way back up, and possibly give the current champion a run for its money in the Most Commonly Seen department.

Lotto Texas

The February 4th Lotto Texas drawing produced the 158th occurrence of the {4-2} Pattern. The winning numbers were 8, 13, 19, 25, 26, and 29.

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

This Pattern has now played in 11.1% of the 1418 drawings to date, and was last seen in the January 14th, 2017 drawing.

The 2 4 0 Specific Order made its 27th appearance, its first since the September 10th, 2016 drawing. This Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 158 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.9% of all Lotto Texas drawings.

Lotto Texas’s biggest play of the evening was the repeat appearance of two Four-Number Combinations. These Combinations were:

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. The Combination repeating three times is highlighted in blue. The Combination repeating twice is highlighted in red.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. The Combination repeating three times is highlighted in blue. The Combination repeating twice is highlighted in red.

While we didn’t see anything that hadn’t played since the Napster days, seeing a Four-Number Combination play three times is impressive!

Powerball

Powerball didn’t have any repeating Three-Number Combinations, and it looks like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern is slowly catching up to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the number of appearances. Saturday’s drawing was the 46th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 6, 13, 16, 17, 52, and PB 25.

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

This Pattern has now played in 32.9% of the 140 Powerball drawings to date. We last saw this Pattern in the January 21st, 2017 drawing. We’ll need to keep an eye on {2-2-1-1}; if this Pattern makes an encore in Wednesday’s drawing, it won’t be the first time it has tied with {2-1-1-1-1} for most plays!

Moving on, the [2-2-1-1] General Order made its eighteenth appearance. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, the [2-2-1-1] General Order was also last seen in the January 21st drawing. This General Order has played in 39.1% of the 46 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 12.9% of all drawings.

Our Powerball coverage concludes with the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order making its fifth appearance. This Specific Order has now played in 27.8% of the 18 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, 10.9% of the 46 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.57% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the November 30th, 2016 drawing.

As we look ahead to next week, will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Powerball? Will Lotto Texas see another Four-Number Combination make its third-ever appearance?

 

Low-Key Weekend

Saturday nights tend to be an explosive time for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. It seems that with the holiday season over and with (US) football play-offs under way, a break was in order January 14th.

Lotto Texas

The {4-2} Pattern made its 157th appearance, with winning numbers 7, 8, 10, 18, 47, and 48.

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

As of Saturday, this Pattern has played in 11.1% of the 1412 Lotto Texas drawings. We previously saw this Pattern last weekend in the January 7th drawing.

The 4 0 2 Specific Order made its 23rd appearance and has now played in 14.6% of the 157 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has played. This Specific Order has also played in 1.63% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday, the 4 0 2 Specific Order previously played in the Christmas Eve drawing.

Powerball

Powerball’s biggest spark was the encore appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers this time around were 23, 55, 59, 64, 69, and PB 13.

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

Now with 25 appearances, this Pattern has played in approximately 18.66% of the 134 Powerball drawings. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern recently played in this past Wednesday’s Powerball drawing.

Next, the [1-1-3-1] General Order made its ninth appearance, its first since the November 16th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now played in 36% of the 25 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 6.72% of all drawings.

The 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order made its third appearance Saturday. This Specific Order has now played in 33.3% of the nine drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared, 12% of the 25 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.24% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order was last seen in the October 15th, 2016 drawing.

With January halfway over and with the Super Bowl coming up in Lottery Trend country, was Saturday night a lull before the coming storm?

 

The Ghosts of Christmas Seasons Past

Even though we’re at the beginning of a new year, the January 7th, 2017 drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball were still in 2016 mode. Our analysis showed that both lotteries had Patterns that previously played during this past holiday season. What’s more is that the Specific Orders harkened back to even earlier winter holiday periods.

Lotto Texas

The {4-2} Pattern made its 156th appearance with winning numbers 2, 5, 14, 18, 26, and 27.

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

This not-often-seen Pattern previously played on Christmas Eve 2016, and has now appeared in 11.1% of the 1410 Lotto Texas drawings.

The 4 2 0 Specific Order made its 31st appearance, and has now played in 19.9% of the 156 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared and in 2.2% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday, we saw the 4 2 0 Specific Order in the December 19th, 2015 drawing.

Our Lotto Texas coverage concludes this time around with repeating Four-Number Combinations. Three Combinations had the honor of making a repeat appearance:

  • 2, 14, 18, and 27 (debuted April 16th, 2008)
  • 2, 5, 14, and 26 (debuted October 22nd, 2016)
  • 5, 14, 18, and 27 (debuted August 31st, 2013)
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.

Powerball  

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern continues to hold on as the most commonly seen Pattern in Powerball. The 46th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 3, 12, 24, 37, 63, and PB 10.

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

This Pattern has now played in 34.9% of the 132 Powerball drawings to date. Prior to Saturday, we last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the December 28th, 2016 drawing.

Next, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its ninth appearance. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, it also previously played in the December 28th drawing. This General Order has now played in 19.6% of the 46 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 6.82% of all drawings.

The 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order made its second appearance, and has played in 22.2% of the nine drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.35% of the 46 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in 1.52% of all drawings. The 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the December 12th, 2015 drawing.

Will next week bring more repeating Four-Number Combinations? Will other rarely seen Patterns get to play?

A Modest Stocking Stuffer

It’s not every year that the Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings fall on Christmas Eve! While the parties were commencing and little kids found it hard to sleep, things went on as scheduled in the lottery world. Thankfully, we weren’t left with a lump of coal.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern decided to take a break and let the {4-2} Pattern play instead. The winning numbers were 5, 8, 13, 15, 39, and 42.

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

Now with 155 appearances, this Pattern has played in 11.0% of the 1406 Lotto Texas drawings. Also of note is how the {4-2} Pattern is now tied with the {4-1-1-1} Pattern. We last saw the {4-2} Pattern play a while back in the December 14th, 2016 drawing.

The 4 0 2 Specific Order made its 22nd appearance, its first since the August 20th, 2016 drawing. This Specific Order has now played in 14.2% of the 155 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.56% of all drawings.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 43rd appearance, thanks to winning numbers 28, 38, 42, 51, 52, and PB 21.

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

This Pattern has now played in 33.6% of the 128 Powerball drawings to date. While it appears that the {2-2-1-1} is playing catch-up (again) to the {2-1-1-1-1}, it’s premature to assume that it will catch up in the next drawing. Like with the Lotto Texas Pattern we just discussed, Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern previously played in the December 14th, 2016 drawing.

Next, the [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 15th appearance, the first since the September 24th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now played in 34.9% of the 43 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.7% of all drawings.

Our Christmas coverage concludes with 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order, now having appeared three times. This Specific Order has now played in 20% of the 15 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order appeared, 6.98% of the 43 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in 2.34% of all drawings. The 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order previously played in the August 6th, 2016 drawing.

With Christmas come and gone, we start to say goodbye to 2016 and look ahead to the future. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball go out with a bang, or will they end the year with a murmur?

A Night of Polar Opposites

The December 14th, 2016 Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings couldn’t be any more different. Lotto Texas saw a Pattern that has played a respectable amount of times. Meanwhile, Powerball saw a Pattern that plays quite often, and has been known to go back-and-forth with another Pattern in terms of the most number of times played.

Lotto Texas

Wednesday’s Lotto Texas drawing gave us the {4-2} Pattern, brought about by winning numbers 29, 35, 38, 39, 49, and 53.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Lotto Texas numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

Now with 154 appearances, the {4-2} Pattern has now played in approximately 11% of the 1403 Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to Wednesday, we last saw this Pattern a couple of months ago; October 8th, to be precise.

Our Lotto Texas coverage concludes with the 28th appearance of the 0 2 4 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 18.2% of the 154 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern was the winning Pattern and in 2% of all Lotto Texas drawings. The 0 2 4 Specific Order previously played in the May 25th, 2016 drawing.

Powerball

Once again, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has tied with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern when it comes to the number of times played. The 42nd appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern is thanks to winning numbers 18, 26, 37, 39, 66, and PB 15.

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

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 33.6% of the 125 Powerball drawings. We last saw this Pattern about a couple of weeks ago in the December 3rd drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 16th appearance, and it too was last seen in the December 3rd drawing. This General Order has now appeared in 38.1% of the 42 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.28% of all Powerball drawings.

Finally, we come to the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order, which has now played three times. As of Wednesday’s drawing, this Specific Order has played in 18.75% of the 16 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order of the evening, 7.14% of the 42 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played, and 1.28% of all drawings. To see when the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played, we need to go back to the June 11th, 2016 drawing.

With the last (sane) weekend of Christmas shopping coming up, what gifts will Lotto Texas and Powerball leave for us on Saturday?

September in Passing

Lotto Texas and Powerball paid their respects to September as we enter the second (full) week of October. Both lotteries saw Patterns, not to mention their respective Specific Order and General Order, play last month. The October 8th drawings also gave us a surprise or two, not to mention a reprieve.

Lotto Texas

Saturday’s drawing saw the {4-2} Pattern, making its first appearance since the September 17th drawing. The winning numbers were 7, 15, 44, 52, 53, and 54.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.ncom.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.

With 153 appearances, and 1384 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the {4-2} Pattern has now played 11.1% of the time.

The 2 0 4 Specific Order made its 19th appearance, the first since the September 14th drawing. Out of the 153 drawings that have {4-2} as the winning Pattern, the 2 0 4 Specific Order has played 12.4% of the time. When we look at all 1384 drawings, this becomes 1.37%.

We also saw not one, but two Four-Number Combinations make an encore appearance:

  • 15, 52, 53, and 54, which first played May 30th, 2012, and
  • 7, 44, 53, and 54 which first played November 21st, 2015.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The red boxes have the repeating combinations.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The red boxes have the repeating combinations.

Powerball

The Pattern Tango between {2-1-1-1-1} and {2-2-1-1} did not take place last night. Instead, we got to see another Pattern get a chance to play. That lucky Pattern was {3-1-1-1}. The winning numbers were thanks to 3, 54, 61, 64, 68, and PB 9.

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

Saturday’s drawing marked the 15th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, its first since September 21st. Out of the 106 Powerball drawings, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 14.2% of the time.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 6th appearance, and it too previously played in the September 21st drawing. Percentage wise, it comes in at 40% of the 15 drawings where {3-1-1-1} is the winning Pattern, and 5.66% of all drawings.

The 1 0 0 3 1 1 Specific Order made its world debut. With that said, the 1 0 0 3 1 1 Specific Order has occurred in 16.67% of the 6 drawings that have [1-1-3-1] as the General Order of the evening. When looking at the 15 drawings that have {3-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, this becomes 6.667%, and 0.94% when looking at all 106 drawings.

We saw the Three-Number Combination 3, 61, and 64 make an encore appearance last night. The first time we saw it was earlier this year in the January 16th drawing.

The red box shows the repeating Three-Number Combination. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
The red box shows the repeating Three-Number Combination. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

As we look ahead to next week, will we continue to see Patterns that don’t get much airtime, or will the Pattern Tango resume? Will we see debuts of new Specific Orders?

Saturday Night Milestones

The September 17th Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings were truly something. On the Lotto Texas front, the {4-2} Pattern made a three-peat appearance. Powerball had its 100th drawing, and by 100th, we mean “The 100th drawing using number balls 1 through 69 and Powerballs 1 through 26.” What better way to mark the 100th drawing than for someone to win the jackpot?

Lotto Texas

The {4-2} three-peat was provided by the winning numbers 24, 32, 33, 34, 38, and 51.

Winning Texas Lotto Numbers from lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto Numbers from lotterytrend.com.

Now having played 152 times, and with 1378 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the {4-2} Pattern has played 11.0% of the time. This Pattern previously played in Wednesday’s drawing  as well as the September 10th drawing.

The 0 4 2 Specific Order made its 30th appearance, and out of the 152 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern, this Specific Order has played 19.7% of the time. When we look at all 1378 drawings, this becomes 2.18%. Unlike the {4-2} Pattern, the 0 4 2 Specific Order was last seen at the beginning of the year: January 16th, 2016.

The last Lotto Texas highlight of the evening was the Four-Number Combination of 24, 32, 33, and 48, which made its first appearance October 13th, 2012.

Repeating Four-Number Combo is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com.
Repeating Four-Number Combo is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com.

 

Powerball

Even though Powerball had its 100th drawing, and somebody won, it appears that the {2-2-1-1} and {2-1-1-1-1} Patterns are locked in a dance. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played for the 37th time, thanks to numbers 9, 19, 51, 55, 62, and PB 14.

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

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 37% of the time, and remains the most commonly played Pattern. This Pattern was last seen in the September 10th drawing.

Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-2-1-1] Pattern was last seen in the September 10th drawing. Making its eighth appearance, it has appeared in 21.6% of the 37 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played. Taking all 100 drawings into account, this shrinks to 8% of the time.

September 10th appears to be a popular date, for the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order also made its last appearance on that night! Now having played three times, it has appeared in 37.5% of the 8 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played. This becomes 8.11% of the 37 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and 3% when taking all 100 drawings into account.

With the last summer (or winter) Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings coming up this Wednesday, will the {4-2} Pattern be daring enough to go for a four-peat? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} and the {2-2-1-1} Patterns be locked in their dance, alternating between who gets to play?