August Doldrums or The Calm Before the Storm?

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And so it’s come to this: the final weekend of August. One would think the August Doldrums are a thing now with no callbacks to the dial-up days in either Lotto Texas or Powerball on Saturday, or watching your favorite (U.S.) football team lose spectacularly during preseason. Nevertheless, there were some rumblings in Powerball. Perhaps {2-2-1-1}’s reign as Most Commonly Played Pattern may be short-lived.

Lotto Texas

On August 27th, 2016, Lotto Texas graced us with the following winning numbers: 5, 30, 37, 42, 45, and 49, marking the 152nd appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers from
Winning Texas Lotto numbers from

With 1372 drawings to date, the {4-1-1} Pattern has played 11.7% of the time, and was last seen June 18th.

The 1 1 4 Specific Order made its 50th appearance, its first since February 27th, 2016. When we look at the 152 drawings which {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern, this Specific Order has played 32.9% of the time and 3.64% if we look at all 1372 drawings.


The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 33rd appearance thanks to winning numbers 4, 32, 48, 49, 63, and PB 20.

Winning Powerball numbers from

Last time, we watched the {2-2-1-1} Pattern claim the title of Most Commonly Played in Powerball. With the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern making its first appearance since July 20th (link), these Patterns are now tied yet again. With 94 drawings, they have both played 35.1% of the time.

Getting back to the {2-1-1-1-1}, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its sixth appearance, its first since April 27th (link). This General Order has now played in 18.2% of the 33 drawings the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played and 6.38% of all Powerball drawings.

The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order made its second appearance, its first since January 20th, 2016. Given the six (6) appearances of the [1-1-2-1-1] General order, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played 33.3% of the time. This becomes 6.06% of the 33 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played and 2.13% of all Powerball drawings.

As we come to the end of the month (Psst! It’s Wednesday), will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern reclaim its title?

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