August Fireworks Continue

Fireworks seem to be a thing for Lotto Texas and Powerball on Saturday nights this month. As Olympians take to the (track and) field and families across the U.S. have mixed feelings about the start of another school year, we saw some big plays Saturday. Lotto Texas saw the return of its most commonly played Pattern and Powerball saw a repeat of a Pattern that doesn’t play often at all.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers for August 13th, 2016 turned out to be 9, 11, 12, 25, 37, and 38.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

The {3-2-1} Pattern leaves all other Patterns in the dust, cementing its lead even more so with its 714th appearance. Now with 1368 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52.2% of the time. We previously saw this Pattern play exactly one week prior on August 6th, 2016.

The 3 1 2 Specific Order made its 128th appearance, and given the 714 times the {3-2-1} Pattern has played, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played 17.9% of the time. When we look across all 1368 drawings, this becomes 9.38% of the time. The 3 1 2 Specific Order was last seen July 6th, 2016.

The August 13th drawing also gave us four Four-Number Combinations. These Four-Number Combinations were first seen anywhere from the infancy of social media to the rise of Game of Thrones memes.

  • 9, 11, 37, and 38, which first played September 29th, 2007
  • 9, 11, 25, and 37, which first played October 24th, 2015
  • 12, 25, 37, and 38, which first played May 26th, 2012

And finally

  • 9, 11, 12, and 25, which first played September 13th, 2008
The Four-Number Combinations of the night are boxed in. From lotterytrend.com.
The Four-Number Combinations of the night are boxed in. From lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

Powerball’s winning numbers for the August 13th drawing were provided by 38, 44, 60, 64, 69, and PB 6.

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

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made a repeat play, clinching its 13th appearance in Powerball. With 90 Powerball drawings to date, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 14.4% of the time. We previously saw this Pattern play in Wednesday’s drawing (August 10th, 2016).

The General Order of the night was [1-1-3-1], bringing its total number of appearances to four. Considering the 13 times the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played 30.8% of the time. This goes down to 4.44% when taking all 90 Powerball drawings into account. Like the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, this General Order was previously seen in the August 10th drawing.

All of this gave way to the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order, its first appearance since May 4th, 2016. With its second appearance, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 50% of the drawings that the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared. This becomes 15.4% if we look at the 13 drawings in which the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played and 2.22% of all Powerball drawings.

Finally, there was a Three-Number Combination provided by 60, 64, and PB 6, making its first appearance since June 29th, 2016.

Three-Number Combination snippet taken from lotterytrend-powerball.com. The winning Four-Number Combination is in the red box.
Three-Number Combination snippet taken from lotterytrend-powerball.com. The winning Four-Number Combination is in the red box.

Amidst the fury of school starting and Olympic coverage, will the Powerball {3-1-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat? Will the Lotto Texas {3-2-1} Pattern try to establish another streak?

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