Rare Patterns, Not Rare Turkey

With a few more days to go before Thanksgiving, November 18th got into the business of Patterns. Rare Patterns. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball got together and served up the treats for rare Pattern lovers everywhere. Once more, it appeared that Lotto Texas had most of the fun. But, Powerball couldn’t be counted out completely.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 4, 5, 8, 12, and 26, the {5-1} Pattern made its 54th appearance.

Six numbers and a rare Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

The appearance of this Pattern is a double whammy, it being a rare Pattern for one. The other being that Saturday night’s drawing was the 1500th drawing with numbers 1-54. With that said, the {5-1} Pattern has played a whopping 3.6% of the time. Believe it or not, it wasn’t that long ago that this Pattern was last seen. It made an appearance in the August 5th, 2017 drawing.

Now with eight appearances, the 5 1 0 Specific Order has played in 14.8% of the 54 drawings where the {5-1} Pattern has played. This Specific Order has also played in 0.53% of all 1500 drawings, and previously played in the March 25th, 2015 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

It wasn’t enough for a rare Pattern to show itself. There had to be a repeating Four-Number Combination, too! The Combination of the evening was 1, 8, 12, 26, and it made its debut in the July 2nd, 2016 drawing.

And out of those six numbers came a repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

What was Powerball’s rare Pattern?

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern may reign supreme in Lotto Texas, but that’s certainly not the case in Powerball. Here, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its twelfth appearance, with winning numbers 17, 28, 31, 32, 39, and PB 26.

{3-2-1} in Powerball is a rare sight. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in the 222 Powerball drawings to date, and previously played in the October 4th, 2017 drawing.

That was also the last time we saw the [2-3-1] General Order. Now with 10 appearances, this General Order has played in roughly 83.3% of the 12 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. It has also played in 4.50% of all 222 drawings.

Now with its third appearance, the 0 2 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 30% of the ten drawings where the [2-3-1] General Order has appeared. It has also played in 25% of the twelve drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.35% of all 222 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order was last seen in the January 4th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Even with a rare Pattern, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will there be Pattern encores in Wednesday’s drawing?

Going Their Separate Ways

Saturday night saw the split-up of Lotto Texas’s {3-2-1} Pattern and Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. In our last Lotto Texas/Powerball post, we were wondering if these Patterns were going to continue to stick together.  The {3-2-1} Pattern didn’t make an appearance Saturday night. Instead, one of the least commonly seen Lotto Texas Patterns played in its stead. Accompanying this Pattern was a similar spread and a repeating Four-Number Combination. Powerball continued onward with its {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak, the Pattern now having made its fifth consecutive appearance.

Lotto Texas

The August 5th drawing saw winning numbers 7, 26, 27, 29, 35, and 36, bringing the number of appearances for the {5-1} Pattern to 53.

Source: lotterytrend.com

This Pattern has played in 3.61% of the 1470 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the July 19th, 2017 drawing.

Making its 14th appearance, the 1 5 0 Specific Order has played in 26.4% of the 53 drawings where the {5-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.95% of all 1470 drawings. Prior to Saturday, this Specific Order was last seen over a year ago. More specifically, the March 23rd, 2016 drawing.

The similar spread was shared with the winning numbers of the November 29th, 2006 drawing. That night saw winning numbers 25, 44, 46, 47, 48, and 54, creating a spread of 19:02:01:01:06. The spread for Saturday night’s numbers was 19:01:02:06:01. Note that the order of the spreads is different, even though the difference between numbers in both drawings is the same.

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 26, 27, 29, and 35, which made its debut in the March 14th, 2007 drawing.

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

Powerball

With 72 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remains second-to-none in Powerball. The fifth consecutive appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 11, 21, 28, 33, 45, and PB 11.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 37.5% of the 192 Powerball drawings.

With 19 appearances, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 26.4% of the 72 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in approximately 9.90% of all 192 drawings, and was last seen in the July 26th drawing about a week-and-a-half ago.

Making its third appearance, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15.8% of the 19 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in roughly 4.17% of the 72 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 1.56% of all 192 drawings, and was last seen in the November 9th, 2016 drawing.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern decided to go it alone, as there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {5-1} Pattern make an encore appearance in Wednesday’s drawing? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a sixth consecutive appearance in Powerball?

Two Scoops of Rare Treats

If you like rare Patterns, then you were in for a treat Wednesday night! Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw some of their least-commonly seen Patterns in the July 19th drawing. In addition to these rare Patterns playing, both lotteries saw Specific Orders that hadn’t played in two years, or thereabouts.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers were 1, 3, 11, 15, 16, and 50, bringing the number of appearances of the {5-1} Pattern to 52.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 3.55% of the 1465 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the March 25th, 2017 drawing.

Making its third appearance, the 5 0 1 Specific Order has played in 5.77% of the 52 drawings where the {5-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.20% of all 1465 drawings. This Specific Order previously played a little over a couple of years ago in the June 13th, 2015 drawing.

Lotto Texas felt the {5-1} Pattern was enough, for there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

The {3-2-1} made its eighth appearance, with winning numbers 50, 51, 59, 61, 63, and PB 4.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 4.28% of the 187 Powerball drawings, and previously played in the April 12th, 2017 drawing.

With six appearances, the [2-3-1] General Order has played in 75% of the eight drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.21% of all 187 drawings. This General Order played alongside the {3-2-1} Pattern in the April 12th drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 0 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in approximately 33.3% of the six drawings where the [2-3-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 25% of the eight drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.07% of all 187 Powerball drawings. The 0 0 0 2 3 1 Specific Order made its debut in the October 17th, 2015 drawing.

There was one lone repeating Three-Number Combination, and it was 59, 63, and PB 4.

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

This Combination made its debut in the July 2nd, 2016 drawing.

Looking ahead to Saturday, will any of these rare Patterns make an encore appearance?

Jackpot Won by Rare Pattern!

Hello, Lottery Trend fans! Once again, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving the latest lottery updates! Last night, the jackpot in Lotto Texas had been won. However, a rarely played pattern had made its appearance. And now, the details.

 

Lotto Texas

Last night, on March 25, 2017, the winning jackpot numbers for Lotto Texas were 21, 25, 27, 30, 36, and 48.

Believe it or not, the rarely played {5-1} Pattern won the day for Lotto Texas when it made its 51st appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 3.56% of all 1432 drawings. The {5-1} Pattern made its last appearance on February 25, 2017, exactly one month ago.

The 0 5 1 Specific Order made its 10th appearance. So far, it has occurred in 19.61% of 51 drawings related to the {5-1} Pattern and approximately 0.7% of all 1432 drawings. The 0 5 1 Specific Order last played on September 28, 2016.

The repeated Four-Number Combination comprised the numbers 25, 27, 36, and 48. The Combination made its debut on January 25, 2014.

 

Powerball

Last night, on March 25, 2017, the winning numbers for Powerball were 18, 31, 32, 45, 48 and PB 16.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 49th appearance and, currently, has appeared in 31.82% of all 154 drawings.  The pattern last played on March 22, 2017.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 17th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 34.69% of 49 drawings related to the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and approximately 11% of all 154 drawings. The [1-2-2-1] General Order last appeared on March 15, 2017.

The 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order made its 5th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 29.41% of 17 drawings related to the [1-2-2-1] General Order, 10.2% of 49 drawings related to the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, and 3.25% of all 154 drawings. Like the [1-2-2-1] General Order, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order last appeared on March 15, 2017.

There were no repeats in Three-Number Combinations.

 

Wasn’t that a big surprise? The Texas Lotto Jackpot was won thanks to the rarely played {5-1} Pattern. Stay tuned for more surprises! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, signing off.

Served Up Rare

Unlike what we saw in our last Lotto Texas/Powerball post, the February 25th drawing didn’t provide us with Australia Plays or repeating Four-Number (Lotto Texas) or Three-Number (Powerball) Combinations. However, Saturday night was far from “ordinary”. A rarely-seen Pattern made an appearance in Lotto Texas and the Specific Order in Powerball made its second-ever appearance. One noteworthy development was that the Patterns in both lotteries have now played the same number of times.

Lotto Texas

Saturday’s drawing marked the 50th appearance of the {5-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 16, 37, 42, 46, 49, and 54.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers.

While 50 seems like a high number of occurrences, keep in mind that there have now been 1424 drawings in Lotto Texas. Not only that, the {5-1} Pattern has now played in 3.51% of all drawings, and was last seen in the December 17th, 2016 drawing.

Adding a bit more spice to the mix, the 1 0 5 Specific Order was also last seen in the December 17th drawing. This Specific Order has now made 10 appearances, and has played in 20% of the 50 drawings where the {5-1} Pattern has appeared, and 0.70% of all Lotto Texas drawings.

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance with winning numbers 6, 32, 47, 62, 65, and PB 19.

Winning Powerball numbers.

Now with 50 appearances, this Pattern has played in approximately 34.2% of the 146 Powerball drawings to date. This Pattern, if you recall, previously played in Wednesday’s drawing.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 18th appearance, its first since the October 22nd, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now played in 36% of the 50 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 12.3% of all drawings.

Our coverage concludes with the second appearance of the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 11.1% of the 18 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared, 4% of the 50 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.37% of all drawings. The 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order made its debut in the September 3rd, 2016 drawing.

February ended with a bang for Lotto Texas and Powerball. Will March come in like a lion, or will things mellow out?

Break? What Break?

With a good chunk of the Northern Hemisphere in the grip of some powerfully cold air, it doesn’t look like much of a warm-up is coming anytime soon. Of course, Lotto Texas and Powerball didn’t get that message. While Mega Millions gave us a quiet start to the weekend on Friday, Saturday night’s lotteries had some noteworthy developments.

Lotto Texas

One of these developments in the December 17th, 2016 Lotto Texas drawing was the appearance of the {5-1} Pattern. This rarely-seen Pattern was thanks to 16, 42, 44, 45, 49, 51.

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

Having now made 49 appearances, the {5-1} Pattern has played in 3.49% of the 1404 drawings to date. We last saw this Pattern in the September 28th, 2016 drawing.

The 1 0 5 Specific Order made its ninth appearance, its first since the September 30th, 2015 drawing. This Specific Order has played in 18.4% of the 49 drawings where the {5-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.64% of all Lotto Texas drawings.

Our Lotto Texas coverage ends with a repeat appearance of the Four-Number Combination 16, 42, 44, and 51.

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.

This Combination made its debut in the September 24th, 2014 drawing.

Powerball

Powerball narrowly averted the (in)famous Pattern Tango between the {2-2-1-1} and {2-1-1-1-1} Patterns. We saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make its 43rd appearance, allowing it to break the tie and hold on to its title as Most Commonly Played Pattern. The winning numbers for this occasion were 1, 8, 16, 40, 48, and PB 10.

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

With 43 appearance, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 34.1% of the 126 Powerball drawings. This Pattern previously played just before (US) Thanksgiving: November 23rd, 2016.

Next, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its seventh appearance, its first since the August 31st, 2016 drawing. This General Order has played in 16.3% of the 43 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played and in 5.56% of all Powerball drawings.

Finally, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order appeared for the second time. As of Saturday’s drawing, this Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the seven drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, 4.65% of the 43 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played, and in 1.59% of all drawings. The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order made its debut earlier this year in the January 30th, 2016 drawing.

With one more week until Christmas, and two weeks left in 2016, what does the rest of the year have in store? Will Lotto Texas and Powerball end the year with a bang, or will they be mellow?

Chunks of Pumpkin in the Air

 

While Mega Million settles down with a pumpkin spice latte, Lotto Texas and Powerball spent the night of September 28th smashing pumpkins.

Lotto Texas saw a Pattern that doesn’t get much play, and the {2-1-1-1-1} and {2-2-1-1} Patterns are neck-and-neck once again in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

The {5-1} Pattern made its 48th appearance thanks to 21, 29, 31, 32, 36, and 48.

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

With that said, there have been 1381 drawings in Lotto Texas to date, and the {5-1} Pattern has played 3.8% of the time. We last saw this Pattern in the July 27th drawing. This Pattern was actually mentioned in a post from early last week. Mary Harris, The Architect of Lottery Trend, used it in her example of how a Pattern improves the odds of winning when said Pattern plays. If you haven’t done so already, give it a read.

Moving on to the Specific Order now, we had 0 5 1 play for the 9th time. Out of the 48 drawings where the {5-1} Pattern has appeared, the 0 5 1 Specific Order has played 18.75% of the time. When we look at all 1381 drawings, this becomes 0.65% of the time. Prior to Wednesday’s drawing the 0 5 1 Specific Order played July 29th, 2015. This is actually almost exactly one year prior to the previous date the {5-1} Pattern itself played.

Also making its second appearance was the Four-Number Combination 21, 31, 36, and 48.

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combo is in the red box.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combo is in the red box.

We first saw this Combination in the November 26th, 2014 drawing, right before Thanksgiving (US).

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern just wants to be on top, it seems. Instead, it’ll have to settle for a tie with {2-1-1-1-1} for Most Commonly Played Pattern. The 37th appearance was made possible by winning numbers 30, 38, 52, 53, 62, and PB 1.

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

Out of the 103 Powerball drawings to date, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played approximately 35.9% of the time. Not only did the 37th appearance create a tie, it’s actually an encore! The {2-2-1-1} Pattern previously played in Saturday’s drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 13th appearance, and out of the 37 drawings the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, it has played 35.1% of the time. When looking at all 103 Powerball drawings, this becomes 12.6% of the time. We last saw this General Order a couple of weeks ago in the September 14th drawing.

We were treated to not just a repeat of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, but the debut of the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has played in 7.69% of the 13 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played, 2.70% of the 37 drawings when the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, and 0.97% of all 103 Powerball drawings.

The grand finale of the evening was the second appearance of the Three-Number Combination 30, 52, and 62. It in fact made its first appearance a few months ago in the April 20th drawing.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-powerball.com. The repeating Combo is in the red box.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-powerball.com. The repeating Combo is in the red box.

How will Lotto Texas and Powerball start off October? Will Lotto Texas see a retro throwback or an Australia Play? Will the {2-2-1-1} snatch away the title of Most Commonly Played Pattern from {2-1-1-1-1} once again?

Wednesday Night Cool Down

After an extraordinary Saturday night for Lotto Texas and Powerball, things mellowed out considerably in Wednesday’s drawing. How mellow was it? Well, let’s find out.

Lotto Texas

The July 27th, 2016 Lotto Texas drawing gave us the following winning numbers: 27, 37, 38, 40, 49, and 54.

Texas Lotto winning numbers. From lotterytrend.com
Texas Lotto winning numbers. From lotterytrend.com

These numbers played in the {5-1} Pattern, the first time since March 23rd, 2016. Currently, the {5-1} Pattern has played 47 times. Given that there have been 1363 Lotto Texas drawings, this pattern has played 3.45% of the time. In fact, the {5-1} Pattern has played the second least amount of times.

The {5-1} Pattern followed the 0 1 5 Specific Order, which has now played 9 times, and has appeared in 19.1% of the drawings in which the {5-1} Pattern has played. Recall that there have been 47 drawings where {5-1} was the winning Pattern. Taking all 1363 Lotto Texas drawings into account, we see that the 0 1 5 Specific Order has played 0.66% of the time. Prior to the July 27th drawing, we last saw the 0 1 5 Specific Order play on August 28th, 2013.

We also saw a Four-Number Combination in the form of 27, 37, 38, and 54, which first played back on January 7th, 2009.

The Four-Number Combination highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com
The Four-Number Combination highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com

Powerball

Powerball’s winning numbers were 10, 47, 50, 65, 68 and PB 24.

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

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played 29 times, and prior to the July 27th drawing, this Pattern played July 23rd, 2016. Yes. It was this very pattern that was part of the July 23rd extravaganza!  With 85 Powerball drawings to date, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 34.1% of the time.

We saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order play for the first time since July 2nd, 2016. With 12 appearances to date

  • The [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared in roughly 41.4% (12 out of 29) of the drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played and
  • The [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared in 14.1% (12 out of 85) of all Powerball drawings.

As of the July 27th Powerball drawing, the [1-2-2-1] General Order is the most commonly seen General Order associated with the {1-2-2-1} Pattern.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order gave way to the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order, which previously played on January 16th, 2016. As of the July 27th drawing, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 3 out of 12 drawings in which the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared. That’s an even 25%. Taking it even further

  • The 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 10.3% (3 out of 29) drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played and
  • The 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 3.53% (3 out of 85) of all Powerball drawings.

Remember, the month isn’t over yet. Is the July 27th drawing just the calm before the storm?