The Encore and Playback Fireworks Spectacular

Another Fourth of July has come and gone. Whether watching them from home or in a park, the holiday never seems to be complete without one thing: fireworks! Lotto Texas and Powerball put on their own fireworks show Wednesday night. In addition to rising jackpots – $9 million and $80 million, respectively – there was the display of a Pattern encore and a fine showing of a playback.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 2, 10, 11, 31, and 51, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 168th appearance.

Buried in these six numbers is a playback. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1565 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.7% of the time.

Now with 56 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 168 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 3.58% of all 1565 drawings.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 4 1 1 Specific Order played on January 10th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to a playback, there was one repeating Four-Number Combination:

  • 1, 10, 11, 31 (Debuted May 16th, 2012)
A welcome surprise. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of the June 30th drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern came back for an encore. This time, the winning numbers were 4, 7, 15, 41, 44, and PB 10.

A possible Pattern streak in the works? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 101 times, and with 287 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 35.2% of them.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order also came back for an encore. With its 28th appearance, this General Order has now played in 27.7% of the 101 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 287 drawings, this General Order has played 9.76% of the time.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.4% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.94% of the 101 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 287 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.09% of the time. The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order previously played on March 7th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball saw one repeating Three-Number Combination in the form of 7, 15, and 41.

There be a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 24th, 2016 drawing.

Will the fireworks continue with encores, playbacks, and (repeating) Combinations on Saturday?

Sucker Punch Combinations & A Pattern Encore

June ended with a bang. With no grand prize winners in either Lotto Texas or Powerball, the jackpots are now $8.25 million and $70 million, respectively. Other noteworthy events were the end of the (brief) {3-2-1} Pattern streak in Lotto Texas and possibly the start of one in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Although the {3-2-1} Pattern didn’t see a “four-peat”, there was something else that might have rivaled it: an Australia Play! That is, the Pattern and the Specific Order were the same. Furthermore, the Specific Order is unique to said Pattern.

With winning numbers 5, 8, 29, 32, 40, and 48, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 218th appearance.

Two-in-one with an Australia Play. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1564 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has happened in 13.9% of them. An Australia Play last appeared on May 19th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride were two repeating Four-Number Combinations, one of which had played twice before!

  • 8, 32, 40, 48 (Debuted September 6th, 2017)
  • 5, 8, 32, 40 (Debuted April 7th, 2010, and previously played on July 11th, 2012)
Not often that a Four-Number Combination plays three times. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas may have had the lion’s share of the action, but Powerball had its own plans. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance with winning numbers 3, 9, 20, 42, 61, and PB 24.

100 appearances later, it reigns among Powerball Patterns. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Not only was this an encore, this marked the 100th appearance of the Pattern. With that said, there have been 286 Powerball drawings to date, and this Pattern has played in roughly 35% of them. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern previously played this past Wednesday.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, with 27 appearances, has now played in 27% of the 100 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.44% of all 286 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order on June 2nd, 2018.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 29.6% of the 27 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8% of the 100 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in roughly 2.86% of all 286 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played on March 21st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

For those of you reading from the U.S., Wednesday is the Fourth of July. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball go all-out with encores and crazy (repeating) Combination action or will another surprise be in store?

The Patterns Take It Up a Notch

June 20th was an important date, to be sure! One, it was the last official day of spring, or autumn for those of you reading from the Southern Hemisphere. Lotto Texas said “Hello” to the new season with an increase in the jackpot, now at $7.5 million. Meanwhile, Powerball had its $151 million jackpot won by a single ticket sold in Oregon.  Despite their separate paths, both lotteries saw some common Patterns.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern remained second-to-none by a healthy margin. Its 814th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 4, 6, 19, 20, 21, and 45.

The {3-2-1} Pattern welcomes summer (or winter). Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1561 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time. The {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen on June 13th, 2018.

Now with 132 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.2% of the 814 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.46% of all 1561 drawings. Prior to Wednesday evening, this Specific Order was seen on April 7th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 4, 6, 19, and 21.

Repeating in a sea of debuts. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 28th, 2002 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 14, 23, 27, 56, and PB 13, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 83rd appearance. Although one of the most common Patterns in Powerball, it’s not the most common.

83 appearances is nothing to sneeze at. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 283 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 29.3% of the time. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern previously played on June 9th, 2018.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 32nd appearance and has now played in 38.6% of the 83 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Additionally, it accompanied the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned June 9th drawing. When looking at all 283 drawings, this General Order has played 11.3% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.875% of the 32 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 8.43% of the 83 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1} and in 2.47% of all 283 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order played on November 1st, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will either Pattern make an encore appearance Saturday night?

 

Fanfare for the Common Pattern

After an encounter with an uncommon Pattern this past Saturday, June 13th saw Lotto Texas veer back onto a more “normal” path. Powerball, on the other hand, saw any hopes for a “three-peat” be dashed.

One thing that appeared “meant to be” after Wednesday night was the build-up for a potential blowout. With no grand prize winners for either lottery, the jackpots are now $7 million for Lotto Texas, and $137 million for Powerball. Another was the appearance of each lottery’s most commonly seen Pattern.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 6, 11, 26, 32, and 53, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 813th appearance.

The {3-2-1} Pattern back again. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1559 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time. This Pattern was last seen on June 6th, 2018. Interestingly, that appearance was part of a {3-2-1} Pattern streak that carried over from the end of May.

Like the {3-2-1} Pattern, the 3 2 1 Specific Order had also previously played in the earlier-mentioned June 6th drawing. Now with 146 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 18% of the 813 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.36% of all 1559 drawings.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Even with its most commonly seen Pattern, Lotto Texas went big with the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 2 1 Specific Order playing together again. It went even bigger with two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 5, 6, 26, 53 (Debuted July 3rd, 2013)
  • 11, 26, 32, 53 (Debuted February 25th, 2009)
Red goes great with repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 98th appearance with winning numbers 13, 20, 38, 45, 55, and PB 1.

Powerball hasn’t seen a three-peat yet this month. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Out of the 281 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 34.9% of them, and was last seen on June 2nd, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 28th appearance Wednesday night. With that said, this General Order has played in 28.6% of the 98 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.96% of all 281 drawings. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order on May 26th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.4% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order had played alongside the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order in the earlier-mentioned May 26th drawing. Continuing with the analysis, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has also now played in 6.12% of the 98 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.14% of all 281 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Playing an even more common Pattern than {2-2-1-1} was enough excitement for Powerball. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern see a repeat in Saturday’s drawing?

The Oddities of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern

In the last Mega Millions post, the question was whether the {2-2-1-1} Pattern would make an encore, or if something unexpected would happen.

The results of the June 8th lottery analysis pointed to…both.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern not only made an encore, there were a few other surprises. That, combined with a jackpot now at $144 million, has turned up the heat in Mega Millions.

General Lottery Analysis

The 104th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 14, 30, 33, 44, 56, and MB 13.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore wasn’t alone. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 365 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.5% of the time. Remember, it was just this past Tuesday when this Pattern last appeared.

The encore appearance of the [1-2-2-1] General Order brought its total number of appearances up to 36. This General Order has now played in 34.6% of the 104 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 365 drawings, this General Order has played 9.86% of the time.

Despite the Pattern and General Order encores, this did not hold true for the Specific Order. Now with three appearances, the 1 0 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where [1-2-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.88% of the 104 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.82% of all 365 drawings. Prior to Friday night, this Specific Order was seen on December 2nd, 2016. This was a little over 18 months ago.

A span of a year-and-a-half between Specific Order play dates is interesting, but it pales in comparison to what else took place Friday night.

Four-Number Combination

The header is not a typo. A repeating Four-Number Combination really did take place, and that Combination was 14, 30, 33, and 44!

Purple repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut two years ago in the May 12th, 2015 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Naturally, a repeating Four-Number Combination is never alone. Inside it are four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 14, 30, 33
  • 14, 30, 44
  • 30, 33, 44
  • 14, 33, 44
Bleeding with repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

And, like the “mother” repeating Four-Number Combination, these Combinations made their debut in the earlier-mentioned May 12th drawing.

With rising temperatures (and a rising jackpot), will Tuesday’s drawing see a {2-2-1-1} Pattern “three-peat” packed with repeating Combinations of the Three and Four-Number kind?

The {3-2-1} Pattern Saga Continues

One sequel isn’t enough these days! It’s common for there to be one movie after the original story, but nowadays, Part III or higher shows up. There have even been instances where the final part of a series is split into two movies. None of that “part splitting” is present in lotteries or lottery analysis, that’s for sure, but Pattern streaks are a popular go-to.

The days are getting hotter in Houston, and Lotto Texas and Powerball followed suit on June 2nd.  Both lotteries saw their most commonly seen Patterns and with no grand prize winners, their respective jackpots now stand at $6.25 million and $87 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat was thanks to winning numbers 6, 26, 34, 40, 43, and 54. This Pattern has now played 811 times.

The {3-2-1} Pattern strikes again. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1556 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.1% of them. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was recently seen in this past Wednesday’s drawing and before then, on May 26th, 2018.

Now with 146 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 18% of the 811 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.38% of all 1556 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, we last saw this Specific Order on March 17th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Four Number Combinations:

  • 6, 26, 40, 54 (Debuted September 8th, 2001)
  • 6, 26, 34, 40 (Debuted August 12th, 2015)
Two repeating Four-Number Combinations to go. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Unlike the last time the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared, this instance was not a playback, and there was one more repeating Four-Number Combination. You could say that this {3-2-1} Pattern sequel was different enough to prevent a rehash.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 97th appearance with winning numbers 23, 25, 37, 44, 64, and PB 7.

{2-1-1-1-1} Pattern isn’t an encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 34.9% of the 278 Powerball drawings and was last seen on May 26th, 2018.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, with 26 appearances, has played in 26.8% of the 97 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.35% of all 278 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order on April 25th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.1% of the 26 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has played in 6.19% of the 97 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.16% of all 278 drawings. The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order accompanied the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order in the earlier-mentioned April 25th drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone Three-Number Combination was 23, 37, 64.

From a past June. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut nearly two years ago in the June 29th, 2016 drawing.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern show up again in Wednesday’s drawing? Will there be more repeating Three and Four-Number Combinations?

The {3-2-1} Pattern Strikes Back and Return of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern

Today’s post will begin with a couple of shout-outs.

First, to the class of 2018. Whether you’re a college or high school graduate, you’ve survived at least twelve years of schooling, and now it’s time to make your mark in the world. Go forth!

This next shout-out is a special one to the teachers, parents, and students of the Houston area. When tragedy struck (and boy, did it strike), we came together and said to each other, “I got your back”. And, there were some bright spots, too. All this to say, y’all earned those three months. Take that time to chill, stay sharp, and like the old Discovery Channel motto, “Explore your world.”

“Star Wars” reference aside, the post title only tells you a little bit of what went on May 30th. In the most recent Mega Millions post, I mentioned sequels and how summers tend to be filled with them, especially these days. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re a big deal. For lotteries, anyway.

Right now, the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball stand at a respective $6 million and $74 million. Lotto Texas got hit by “sequelitis”. Powerball got bit by something else.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from the May 26th drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern came back for an encore with winning numbers 8, 9, 14, 34, 42, and 44.

Pattern encore for the most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com

This Pattern has now played 810 times. Given that there have been 1555 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.1% of them.

The {3-2-1} Pattern wasn’t the only thing that made an encore! Now with 151 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 810 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.71% of all 1555 drawings.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination 9, 14, 34, and 42 was the cherry on top.

At the bottom, yet at the top. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in a summer long past. It was the July 21st, 2007 drawing. Ten years may seem like nothing to (older) humans, but it is a long time for lotteries.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 57th appearance with winning numbers 17, 23, 26, 46, 68, and PB 20.

The Pattern from a past Saturday. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Out of 277 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 20.6% of them. This Pattern was last seen on May 19th, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order was also last seen in the earlier-mentioned May 19th drawing. This General Order has now played in 28.1% of the 57 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 277 drawings, this General Order has played 5.78% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 31.25% of the 16 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.77% of the 57 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.81% of all 277 drawings. Unlike what we saw with Lotto Texas, there was no playback. The 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on April 11th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were absent.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball greet June with Pattern streaks/encores, or will other Patterns take the spotlight?

Playing it “Safe” with the Most Common Patterns

Memorial Day weekend is in full swing.

The NBA Playoffs are heating up (Both Eastern and Western Conferences are going to Game 7!)

Things would’ve heated up even more the night of May 26th if either Lotto Texas or Powerball saw a jackpot winner. The jackpots now stand at $5.75 million and $60 million, respectively. But, the night stayed on the “Hot, but not blazing hot”, side. Both lotteries saw their most common Patterns. For those of you out there who love repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations, the night offered up a treat or two.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 14, 18, 35, 43, and 44, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 809th appearance.

One pattern. 809 appearances. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1554 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time. We last saw this Pattern in the May 5th, 2018 drawing.

Now with 150 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 809 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1554 drawings, this Specific Order has played 9.65% of the time.  Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order played on April 4th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination was 3, 14, 43, and 44.

The night wasn’t totally bland for Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination had the honor of showing up in the last Lotto Texas drawing of 2014. Would you believe that that drawing fell on December 31st?

Did Powerball get any visits from New Year’s Eves past? Let’s find out.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 1, 21, 31, 45, 49, and PB 21.

The power of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 96 times. With that said, it has played in 34.8% of the 276 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on April 25th, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, with its 27th appearance, has now played in 28.125% of the 96 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Taking all 276 drawings into account, this General Order has played 9.78% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order in the January 13th, 2018 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 27 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.21% of the 96 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when looking at all 276 drawings, this Pattern has played 1.81% of the time. The 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order previously played on January 10th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 21, 31, and PB 21.

With a repeating Three-Number Combination to go. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the May 6th, 2017 drawing.

Will either the {2-1-1-1-1} or {3-2-1} Pattern end the month with a Pattern encore?

The Big Combination Spectacle

It’s that time of year again! Summer isn’t just a time of hot weather and long vacations. It’s full of spectacle, too. Big budget movies and televised talent shows (live, even!) beat reruns for sure. With no winners for either Lotto Texas or Powerball May 23rd, and with smaller jackpots to boot, a quiet night would’ve been expected. Of course, these lotteries had other plans. The biggest spectacle of the evening was with the repeating Combinations, especially those of the Three-Number persuasion.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The not-often-seen {3-3} Pattern made its 132nd appearance with winning numbers 5, 15, 16, 27, 29, and 36.

155 times isn’t that much. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1553 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 8.50% of the time. We last saw this Pattern in the May 16th, 2018 drawing. That was exactly one week prior.

Now with 40 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has played in 30.3% of the 132 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern and in 2.58% of all 1553 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Specific Order played on April 14th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 5, 15, 27, and 36.

A third timer. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Its debut was sometime this decade. Nothing special right? Well, this Combination has played not once, but twice before. After making its debut March 22nd, 2017, it previously played not too long ago. This was back on March 10th, 2018.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

After a crazy Friday night, Powerball settled back down. Sort of.

With winning numbers 20, 54, 56, 61, 64 and PB 7, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 80th appearance.

A Pattern encore wasn’t necessary. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 275 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 29.1% of the time. This Pattern was last seen on May 5th, 2018.

With 25 appearances, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 31.25% of the 80 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Additionally, this General Order accompanied said Pattern in the earlier-mentioned May 5th drawing. Finally, when looking at all 275 drawings, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 9.09% of them.

Powerball perked up with the world debut of the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has played in 4% of the 25 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. We have now also seen the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order in 1.25% of the 80 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.36% of all 275 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Just like we saw this past Saturday, there were four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

For the love of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Memorial Day is traditionally considered the first weekend of summer. Will either lottery kick off the season with a  Pattern encore?

The One Where Uncommonly Seen Patterns Were Unearthed

Two things reached the stratosphere May 16th: The Houston Rockets and the Powerball jackpot. Nobody won the big prize Wednesday night, and as I write this post, the jackpot is now an outstanding $306 million. There was a winner in Lotto Texas, one who is now $30.2 million richer. Regardless of whether a winner came forth, a couple of rarities were unearthed, one for each lottery.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 24, 27, 37, 39, and 41, the uncommonly-seen {3-3} Pattern made its 131st appearance.

The first of two rare Patterns. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1551 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 8.45% of the time and was last seen in the April 14th, 2018 drawing.

Now with 42 appearances, the 0 3 3 Specific Order has played in 32.1% of the 131 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 2.71% of all 1551 drawings. Prior to Wednesday’s drawing, this Specific Order was last seen on November 30th, 2016.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to a not-so-common Pattern, there were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 20, 24, 37, 39 (Debuted June 10th, 2009)
  • 20, 27, 37, 41 (Debuted March 2nd, 2016)
With a side of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Even rarer than the {3-3} Pattern in Lotto Texas is Powerball’s {4-1-1}. After Wednesday night’s drawing, the {4-1-1} Pattern has made a grand total of five appearances. The winning numbers were 17, 19, 21, 22, 51, and PB 19.

Fifth time’s the charm. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 273 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 1.83% of them. The {4-1-1} Pattern was last seen on March 17th, 2018.

With three appearances, the [4-1-1] General Order has played in 60% of the five drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.10% of all 273 drawings. We last saw the [4-1-1] General Order on September 16th, 2017.

Wednesday night saw the debut of a new Specific Order! The 0 4 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has now played in 33.3% of the three drawings where the General Order was [4-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 20% of the five drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.37% of all 273 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

What’s a rarely-seen Pattern without a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations to accompany it?

One on top and one near the bottom. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either of these rare Patterns make an encore Saturday night?