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?

Another Cool Saturday Night

Halfway through the month of July and we saw another cool down Saturday night. The biggest plays July 15th were an Australia Play in Lotto Texas and a new Specific Order in Powerball. There were no repeating Four-Number or Three-Number Combinations to speak of in Lotto Texas or Powerball, respectively.

Lotto Texas

Saturday’s winning numbers were 10, 13, 22, 36, 50, and 52.

Source: lotterytrend.com

With 198 appearances each, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played in 13.5% of the 1464 Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to the July 15th drawing, the Australia Play was last seen in the July 5th, 2017 drawing.

Powerball

With winning numbers 9, 40, 63, 64, 66, and PB 17, the {3-1-1-1} made it 37th appearance.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 19.9% of the 186 Powerball drawings, and was last seen in the July 1st, 2017 drawing.

Making its 17th appearance, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 45.9% of the 37 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.14% of all Powerball drawings. This General Order appeared alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the July 1st drawing.

The 1 0 1 0 3 1 Specific Order made its debut, and has now played in 5.88% of the 17 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared, and in 2.70% of the 37 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has played in 0.54% of all Powerball drawings.

Will next week see more Australia Plays? Will Pattern streaks be established?

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?

Cooling Off with a Trip Down Under

There was a shift in gears July 5th. Lotto Texas decided to beat the heat, and the {3-2-1} Pattern streak, with an Australia Play. It wasn’t too chilly though, as Wednesday night also saw a repeating Four-Number Combination. Powerball saw its most commonly played Pattern, but there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations. That, and there were no new Specific Orders to speak of in either lottery.

Lotto Texas

The 197th iteration of the {2-2-2} Pattern was thanks to numbers 4, 8, 24, 32, 47, and 51.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

Likewise, the 2 2 2 Specific Order made its 197th appearance. Both the Pattern and Specific Order have played in 13.5% of the 1461 Lotto Texas drawings. The last time an Australia Play appeared was on May 27th, 2017.

This Australia Play also produced the repeating Four-Number Combination 4, 8, 47, and 51, which made its debut in the May 12th, 2001 drawing.

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

Fun fact: The very first iPod made its debut five months later. It would be several years later before the iPhone made its mark on the world.

Powerball

The winning numbers were 4, 9, 16, 54, 68, and PB 21, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to 67.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 36.6% of the 183 Powerball drawings, and was last seen in the June 24th, 2017 drawing.

Making its fifteenth appearance, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 22.4% of the 67 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in approximately 8.2% of all 183 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this General Order played in the June 17th, 2017 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.667% of the fifteen drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 5.97% of the 67 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.19% of all 183 drawings, and was last seen in the May 27th, 2017 drawing.

Will this cool down continue into Saturday night, or will things heat up again?

Combination Cannon (and Corn)

Compared to this past Wednesday, Saturday night was an explosion of numbers. Lotto Texas started the month of July with the third consecutive appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern and a repeating Four-Number Combination that hadn’t been seen in over fifteen years. The (usually) comparatively mellow Powerball saw the debut of a Specific Order and three repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Now, about the corn. What does that have to do with today’s post? That shall be answered in a moment, but first, let’s get the July 1st analysis out of the way.

Lotto Texas

The 759th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern was brought about by winning numbers 8, 29, 30, 36, 47, and 52.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52% of the 1460 Lotto Texas drawings.

The 1 3 2 Specific Order made its 115th appearance, and has played in 15.2% of the 759 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.88% of all 1460 drawings. Prior to Saturday, this Specific Order was last seen in the June 7th, 2017 drawing.

The Four-Number Combination of the evening was 29, 30, 36, and 47; it made its debut in the February 20th, 2002 drawing.

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

Fun fact: February 20th, 2002 was a Palindrome Day.

Powerball

Powerball’s {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 36th appearance with winning numbers 19, 42, 45, 48, 53, and PB 16.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 19.8% of the 182 Powerball drawings, and was last seen in the June 21st, 2017 drawing.

Making its sixteenth appearance, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 44.4% of the 36 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.79% of all 182 drawings. Like the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, this General Order previously played in the June 21st drawing.

The 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order made its world debut, and has now played in 6.25% of the sixteen drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.78% of the 36 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.55% of all 182 drawings.

Powerball’s trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations were the following:

  • 19, 42, 48 (Debuted October 29th, 2016)
  • 48, 53, PB 16 (Debuted March 15th, 2017)
  • 45, 48, PB 16 (Debuted March 25th, 2017)
The trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations.
Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

In contrast to the Lotto Texas repeating Four-Number Combination, these Combinations made their debuts very recently.

Now, the answer to today’s riddle: What does corn have to do with Lottery Binge? Well, the Fourth of July is only a few days away, and regardless of political leanings, people from coast to coast relish in fireworks, a day off from work, and barbecue. No Fourth of July cookout is complete without corn! Yes, corn! Corn on the cob roasted, or simply straight off the stalk, there’s nothing like the taste of organically grown sweet corn.

Sweet, sweet corn

The corn you see here was harvested yesterday afternoon out of my dad’s garden. No pesticides here! He let Mother Nature do the work, and she was mighty kind this year.

Getting back to the lottery side of things, will Lotto Texas continue its {3-2-1} Pattern streak? Will another Specific Order make its debut in Powerball?

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?

Pattern Volleyball Session

Alongside the barbecues and the pool parties, another one of summer’s beloved pastimes is beach volleyball. Lotto Texas and Powerball tried their hands at it in the June 24th drawing, and the results could be summed up as “Last Saturday with a touch of May.” Both lotteries saw their most commonly played Patterns, unlike what happened on Wednesday night. Like the Saturday before, this iteration of Lotto Texas’s most commonly played Pattern produced two repeating Four-Number Combinations. In contrast, the most recent iteration of Powerball’s Pattern didn’t produce repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas

For the 757th time, the {3-2-1} Pattern made an appearance. Saturday night’s winning numbers were 1, 24, 27, 41, 49, and 53.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 51.9% of the 1458 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen on June 17th.

Now with 139 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 18.4% of the 757 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 9.53% of all 1458 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order played in the May 31st, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Four-Number Combinations of the evening were as follows:

  • 1, 41, 49, 53 (Debuted June 8th, 2011)
  • 1, 27, 49, 53 (Debuted May 2nd, 2012)
Grouped together. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Compared to some of the dates we’ve seen for repeating Four-Number Combinations, the dates above are recent.

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 66 times. The winning numbers this time around were 10, 22, 32, 36, 58, and PB 10.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 36.7% of the 180 Powerball drawings, and this was also last seen in the June 17th drawing.

Making its 15th appearance, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 22.7% of the 66 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} drawing has appeared, and in 8.33% of all drawings. This General Order previously played in the May 6th, 2017 drawing.

With six appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 40% of the 15 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 9.09% of the 66 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 180 drawings, this statistic becomes roughly 3.33%. Like the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, this Specific Order was seen in the May 6th drawing.

With July right around the corner, will things start to heat up in Lotto Texas and Powerball?

Combination Summer Jam

June 21st was the official start of summer, and what better way to start the season than with not-so-commonly played Patterns? How about more repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations? Just as it was on Saturday, Wednesday night had two repeating Four-Number Combinations in Lotto Texas, and one repeating Three-Number Combination in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 10, 16, 24, 25, 31, and 36, bringing the total number of appearances of the {4-2} Pattern to 165.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 11.3% of the 1457 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the May 13th drawing a little over a month ago.

With 29 appearances, the 2 4 0 Specific Order has now played in 17.6% of the 165 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.99% of all 1457 drawings. Like the {4-2} Pattern, this Specific Order previously played in the May 13th drawing.

This time around, the repeating Four-Number Combinations were

  • 16, 25, 31, 36 (Debuted August 14th, 2013)
  • 16, 24, 31, 36 (Debuted March 7th, 2007)
A pair of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 35th appearance, with winning numbers 14, 46, 61, 65, 68, and PB 13.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.6% of the 179 Powerball drawings, and previously played in the June 7th drawing exactly two weeks prior.

Making its fifteenth appearance, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played in 42.9% of the 35 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 8.38% of all drawings. This General Order was seen alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the June 7th drawing.

With three appearances, the 1 0 0 1 3 1 Specific Order has now played in 20% of the 15 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared, and 8.57% of the 35 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When taking all 179 drawings into account, this statistic becomes 1.68%. Prior to Wednesday, this Specific Order previously played in the February 1st, 2017 drawing.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 14, 61, 68, and it made its debut in the April 12th, 2017 drawing.

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

Will there be more repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations on Saturday?

Common Things

“Common” was the surface theme of the evening for June 17th. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their most commonly played Patterns. Powerball’s Pattern play was also an encore this time around. Of course, there’s more to the story. Lotto Texas had two repeating Four-Number Combinations, and Powerball had one repeating Three-Number Combination.

Lotto Texas

Now with 756 appearances, the {3-2-1} Pattern showed no signs of being upstaged by another Pattern. The winning numbers Saturday night were 3, 4, 6, 23, 34, and 54.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 51.9% of the 1456 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the June 10th drawing one week prior.

Making its 131st appearance, the 3 2 1 Pattern has played in 17.3% of the 756 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared, and in 8.997% of all 1456 drawings. This Specific Order previously played in the March 22nd, 2017 drawing.

The Four-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 3, 4, 23, 34 (Debuted November 29th, 2014) and
  • 3, 6, 23, 34 (Debuted July 31st, 2002)
Two repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Once again, the range of Four-Number Combination dates ranged from the era of smartphones all the way back to the era of Blockbuster and Napster.

 

Powerball

Right off the heels of this past Wednesday’s drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made another appearance. This time around, the winning numbers were 10, 13, 32, 53, 62, and PB 21, bringing the total number of appearances to 65.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 36.5% of the 178 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its fourteenth appearance, and has now played in 21.5% of the 65 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 7.87% of all 178 drawings. Unlike the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order did not make an encore. In fact, this General Order was last seen in the June 3rd drawing exactly two weeks prior.

Making its third appearance, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.4% of the 14 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 4.62% of the 65 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has played in 1.69% of all 178 drawings, and was last seen over a year ago. More specifically, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the February 10th, 2016 drawing.

The Three-Number Combination of the evening was 10, 13, and PB 21, and it made its debut in the March 16th, 2016 drawing.

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

The next Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings will take place on the summer solstice (or winter solstice for any readers in the Southern Hemisphere). How will Lotto Texas and Powerball mark the occasion? Will a Pattern streak be established with the most commonly seen Patterns, or will things mellow out?