Chunks of Pumpkin in the Air

While Mega Million settles down with a pumpkin spice latte, Lotto Texas and Powerball spent the night of September 28th smashing pumpkins.

Lotto Texas saw a Pattern that doesn’t get much play, and the {2-1-1-1-1} and {2-2-1-1} Patterns are neck-and-neck once again in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

The {5-1} Pattern made its 48th appearance thanks to 21, 29, 31, 32, 36, and 48.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From
Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From

With that said, there have been 1381 drawings in Lotto Texas to date, and the {5-1} Pattern has played 3.8% of the time. We last saw this Pattern in the July 27, 2016 drawing. This Pattern was actually mentioned in a post from early last week. Mary Harris, The Architect of Lottery Trend, used it in her example of how a Pattern improves the odds of winning when said Pattern plays. If you haven’t done so already, give it a read.

Moving on to the Specific Order now, we had 0 5 1 play for the 9th time. Out of the 48 drawings where the {5-1} Pattern has appeared, the 0 5 1 Specific Order has played 18.75% of the time. When we look at all 1381 drawings, this becomes 0.65% of the time. Prior to Wednesday’s drawing the 0 5 1 Specific Order played July 29, 2015. This is actually almost exactly one year prior to the previous date the {5-1} Pattern itself played.

Also making its second appearance was the Four-Number Combination 21, 31, 36, and 48.

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from The repeating Combo is in the red box.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from The repeating Combo is in the red box.

We first saw this Combination in the November 26, 2014 drawing, right before Thanksgiving (US).


The {2-2-1-1} Pattern just wants to be on top, it seems. Instead, it’ll have to settle for a tie with {2-1-1-1-1} for Most Commonly Played Pattern. The 37th appearance was made possible by winning numbers 30, 38, 52, 53, 62, and PB 1.

Winning Powerball numbers from
Winning Powerball numbers from

Out of the 103 Powerball drawings to date, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played approximately 35.9% of the time. Not only did the 37th appearance create a tie, it’s actually an encore! The {2-2-1-1} Pattern previously played in Saturday’s drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 13th appearance, and out of the 37 drawings the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, it has played 35.1% of the time. When looking at all 103 Powerball drawings, this becomes 12.6% of the time. We last saw this General Order a couple of weeks ago in the September 14, 2016 drawing.

We were treated to not just a repeat of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, but the debut of the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has played in 7.69% of the 13 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played, 2.70% of the 37 drawings when the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, and 0.97% of all 103 Powerball drawings.

The grand finale of the evening was the second appearance of the Three-Number Combination 30, 52, and 62. It in fact made its first appearance a few months ago in the April 20, 2016 drawing.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from The repeating Combo is in the red box.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from The repeating Combo is in the red box.

How will Lotto Texas and Powerball start off October? Will Lotto Texas see a retro throwback or an Australia Play? Will the {2-2-1-1} snatch away the title of Most Commonly Played Pattern from {2-1-1-1-1} once again?

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