August’s Last Stand

Unlike Mega Millions, Lotto Texas and Powerball ended the month with a grand splash! Lotto Texas oozed nostalgia and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern reclaimed its title as Powerball’s Most Commonly Played Pattern.

Lotto Texas

The August 31st, 2016 winning numbers were 2, 14, 31, 38, 46, and 52, marking the 716th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern. No nail biters here; it will be a very long time before any other Pattern comes close to challenging it. And to think it was only exactly a week prior (August 24th) when this Pattern previously played!

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

Now that there have been 1373 drawings, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52.1% of the time.

The 2 1 3 Specific Order made its 107th appearance, its first since the August 6th, 2016 drawing. Out of the 716 drawings in which the {3-2-1} has played, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played 14.9% of the time. This becomes 7.79% when we take all 1373 drawings into account.

“Wait a minute!” you’re yelling at the screen. “You said Lotto Texas was brimming with nostalgia.”

Well, it is…because a Four-Number Combination that hasn’t been seen since October 11th, 2000 played for the second time ever!

This is so last decade and at the beginning (or end, depending on who you ask) of a new century/millennium.The special numbers that made up the Combination were 2, 14, 38, and 46.

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The winning combo is in the red box.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The winning combo is in the red box.

You can just hear the handshake.

Powerball

As we hinted at earlier, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was dethroned and the {2-1-1-1-1} became the most commonly played Pattern again. That was all thanks to the numbers 5, 10, 24, 56, 61, and PB 12.

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

Now with 34 appearances and 95 Powerball drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 35.8% of the time. A week can literally make a difference; this Pattern previously played in the August 24th drawing as well.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its sixth appearance, its first since May 18th, 2016. Given that there have been 34 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played 17.6% and 6.32% of the time when all 95 drawings are taken into account.

Powerball surprised us with the debut of a new Specific Order: 2 1 0 1 1 1. Even though it’s a first-timer, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 16.7% of the time when the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played. Looking at the 34 {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.94% of the time. Finally, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order played in 1.05% of all Powerball drawings.

Lotto Texas wasn’t the only one to have fun with repeating Combinations. In fact, Powerball had two Three-Number Combinations repeat. Both of them actually debuted just a short time ago; one of them actually made their debut this August! The Combinations were as follows:

  • 10, 61, PB 12 which first played July 9th, 2016 and
  • 56, 61, PB 12 which first played on August 10th, 2016
Top and bottom Three-Number Combinations highlighted in red boxes. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Top and bottom Three-Number Combinations highlighted in red boxes. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Now that September has officially rolled in, will the Powerball {2-1-1-1-1} hold on to its title, and will Lotto Texas see another retro callback?

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