Lotto Texas Throwback and Powerball Keeps it Mellow

Saturday’s Lotto Texas drawing was quite the show! We saw a rarely-played Pattern and a Specific Order that first played nearly fifteen years ago! Powerball, on the other hand, was a bit more down-to-earth.

Lotto Texas

The July 30th 2016 Lotto Texas drawing gave us the following winning numbers: 1, 8, 13, 14, 15, and 17.

Winning numbers from lotterytrend.com
Winning numbers from lotterytrend.com

These numbers followed the {6} Pattern, which is not only a rare Pattern, it is the least commonly played! This Pattern is so rare that it’s played in five out of 1364 drawings, or about 0.37% of the time. In fact, prior to the July 30th drawing, this Pattern played on March 14th, 2012.

The {6} Pattern gave way to the 6 0 0 Specific Order. The 6 0 0 Specific Order only appeared twice out of the five drawings, or 40% of the time in which the {6} Pattern has played. Taking all 1364 Lotto Texas drawings into account, the 6 0 0 Specific Order has played about 0.147% of the time. The first time the 6 0 0 Specific Order played was back on September 5th, 2001, a time when Pokémon GO meant “Go buy the video games”!

We also saw a Four-Number Combination provided in 8, 13, 14, and 15, which first played on April 11th, 2007.

At the very bottom, the Four-Number Combo is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com
At the very bottom, the Four-Number Combo is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com

And to think 2007 was just nine years ago! Who would have thought that the 2000s would become retro so fast?

 

Powerball

Powerball’s winning numbers for July 30th, 2016 were 11, 17, 21, 23, 32, and PB 5.

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

The winning Pattern of the night was {3-1-1-1}, which previously played on June 4th, 2016. With eleven appearances, and with 86 Powerball drawings to date, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 12.8% of the time.

The General Order was [1-3-1-1] and it has now played six times, its previous appearance being on June 1st, 2016. Out of the 11 drawings in which the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the [1-3-1-1] General Order has played 54.5% of the time. With all 86 Powerball drawings taken into account, the [1-3-1-1] General Order has played 6.98% of the time.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order gave way to the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order, now having played twice. The first time this Specific Order has played was back on February 13th, 2016.  Out of the six drawings in which the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared, the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 33.3% of the time. If we take a look at the 11 times in which the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played, the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 18.2% of the time. Finally, taking all 86 Powerball drawings to date into account, the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 2.33% of the time.

As we look ahead to August, getting fired up for the Olympics, what will be in store? Will Powerball get a taste of rarely-seen Patterns?