Lotto Texas Throwback and Powerball’s Most Common Pattern

Some very interesting plays took place Saturday night with Lotto Texas and Powerball. In fact, Lotto Texas saw some of the biggest draws of the night! A very special Pattern played and the Four-Number Combination was a trip in the Wayback Machine, demonstrating even more the power of repetition.

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The winning numbers for June 11, 2016 were 5, 10, 25, 36, 39, and 41.

From our Texas lotto site:
From our Texas lotto site:

These numbers played in a {2-2-2} Pattern, and this has now appeared 188 times in 1350 drawings, or 13.9%. Now, this Pattern isn’t like all the other Patterns we’ve discussed for Lotto Texas so far. In fact, this Pattern is much like Australia.

Land of sunburns, vegemite, and angry kangaroos. Taken from

Why are we discussing Australia on a lottery blog you wonder? If you remember your fourth grade geography class, you learned that Australia is the only country that is also a continent. The {2-2-2} Pattern is also a Specific Order! Logically then, whenever a {2-2-2} Pattern appears, the 2 2 2 Specific Order will always play. This Pattern played a few weeks ago on May 14, 2016. Due to the nature of the {2-2-2} Pattern, it shall henceforth also be known as an Australia Play.

This particular {2-2-2} Pattern brought yet another surprise. The last four winning numbers 25, 36, 39, and 41 make up a Four-Number Combination and this Combination was last played September 2, 2000. We’re talking pre-social media, pre-iPhone days when a landline was still needed to connect to the Internet. This Four-Number Combination is in the red box below.

This Four-Number Combo goes all the way back. From
This Four-Number Combo goes all the way back. From


Powerball may not have had the same 1-2-3 punch as Lotto Texas last night, but there were still some noteworthy observations. The winning numbers were 20, 27, 36, 41, 58 and PB 7.

Taken from our Powerball site:
Taken from our Powerball site:

The winning Pattern was a {2-2-1-1} and it last played just two weeks ago on May 28, 2016. As of today, this Pattern has played 23 times out of 72 drawings to date, or 31.9%. This is a commonly played Pattern.

NOTE: The most common Pattern for Powerball to date is in fact {2-1-1-1-1}. When that Pattern plays again, we’ll also provide the previous date in which it played.

The following General Orders are possible with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern:




The General Order that appeared was [2-2-1-1], which in fact is the most commonly seen General Order for this particular Pattern. Of the 23 times the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, the [2-2-1-1] General Order last played March 23, 2016. If we take all of the times the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, this General Order has appeared only 13.9% of the time. The 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order played, bringing it to a total of 2 out of 10 times, or 20% of the time this particular General Order has played.

Will we see another Australia Play in Lotto Texas next week? Will a Four-Number Combo that hasn’t been played in years start to make an appearance in Powerball and Mega Millions, or will Lotto Texas have all the fun?

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