The Power of Three

Where we last left off in our Lotto Texas and Powerball excursions, we wondered if the {3-2-1} Pattern would make an encore and if {2-2-1-1} would make a three-peat, respectively. Turns out they sambaed on out. Of course, they’ll show up again someday; thus is the nature of Patterns after all. We did see the return of plays seen just a couple of months ago, and a first-time appearance of a Specific Order.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers August 10th, 2016 were provided by 1, 2, 17, 38, 51, and 54.

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

This marked the 115th appearance of the {3-3} Pattern, and its first since June 25th, 2016. Given that there have now been 1367 Lotto Texas drawings, the {3-3} Pattern has appeared 8.41% of the time. The {3-3} Pattern is not one that we have seen often!

The 3 0 3 Specific Order made its 39th appearance and out of the 115 appearances of the {3-3} Pattern, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has played 33.9% of the time. If we look all 1367 drawings, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has played 2.85% of the time. Like the {3-3} Pattern, this Specific Order previously played June 25th, 2016.

Powerball

Powerball was a bit more energetic. The winning numbers were brought to us by 23, 56, 61, 64, 67, and PB 12.

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

The Pattern of the night was a {3-1-1-1} and it previously played July 30th, 2016. With its 12th appearance, and 89 Powerball drawings to date, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 13.3% of the time.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 3rd appearance, and out of the 12 times the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played 25% of the time. Taking all 89 Powerball drawings into account, the General Order played 3.37% of the time. The [1-1-3-1] General Order previously played May 4th, 2016.

This all gave way to the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order, which played for the first time last night! This means that the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order

  • Has appeared in 33% of the drawings (1 out of 3) that the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played
  • Has appeared in 8.33% of the drawings (1 out of 12) that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played

and

  • Has appeared in 1.12% of all Powerball drawings (1 out of 89).

We’re not done yet!

The August 10th Powerball drawing gave us a Three-Number Combination in the form of 61, 64, and PB 12.

The winning Three-Number Combination highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
The winning Three-Number Combination highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

What will Saturday’s drawings bring? Will the {3-3} Pattern be bold enough to make an encore appearance? Will another Specific Order play for the first time in Powerball?

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