A Throwback and a Title Snatching

We’re now officially in the month of October. The (US) football season is in full swing and the holiday season is right around the corner. Lotto Texas and Powerball show no signs of easing up. In fact, they live for the weekend! Saturday nights, and the October 1st round was no exception, are the most likely to give us throwbacks to the pre-smartphone days and Pattern power struggles.

Lotto Texas

The 720th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern was provided by winning numbers 10, 16, 17, 20, 22, and 53.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers from lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers from lotterytrend.com.

Out of the 1382 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has now played 52.1% of the time. We previously saw this Pattern a few weeks ago in the September 21st drawing.

The 3 2 1 Specific Order made its 128th appearance, its first since the July 13th, 2016 drawing. Of the 720 drawings in which the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played 17.8% of the time. When looking at all 1382 Lotto Texas drawings, this becomes 9.26%.

The throwback of the evening was brought to us by the encore appearance of a Four-Number Combination. The numbers were 10, 16, 20, and 22.

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combination is highlighted in the red box.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combination is highlighted in the red box.

Yes, this particular Four-Number Combination pre-dates the smartphone days by quite a bit. The first time this Combination played was nearly sixteen years ago! October 14th, 2000 to be precise.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern wasn’t satisfied with a tie. Once again, it took the title of Most Commonly Played Pattern away from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. This time around, the numbers that propelled {2-2-1-1} above and beyond were 2, 12, 50, 61, 64, PB 1.

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

Now having played 38 times out of 104, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 36.5% of the time. This is in contrast to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, which has appeared in 37 drawings and played 35.6% of the time. To add insult to injury, this is a three-peat appearance for the {2-2-1-1}; this Pattern previously played in Wednesday’s drawing as well as the September 24th drawing.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 11th appearance, its first since the August 24th, 2016 drawing. Out of the 38 drawings with {2-2-1-1} as the winning Pattern, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 28.9% of the time. Looking at all 104 Powerball drawings, this becomes 10.6%.

The 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order made its third appearance. Given that there have been 11 instances of the [2-1-2-1] General Order playing, the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 27.3% of those drawings. When looking at the 38 drawings that have the {2-2-1-1} as the winning Pattern, 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played 7.89% of the time. Finally, this becomes 2.78% when looking at all 104 drawings. We have to go back to the January 6th, 2016 drawing to see when this Specific Order previously played.

For the second time in this blog’s history, we saw a Two-Number Combination play for the fourth time. This came in the form of 61 and 64.

Snippet of Two-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-powerball.com. The repeating Combo is highlighted in the red box.
Snippet of Two-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-powerball.com. The repeating Combo is highlighted in the red box.

In addition to Saturday’s drawing, here were the previous occurrences. Keep in mind that all of them occurred this year:

  • January 16th, 2016
  • July 9th, 2016
  • August 10th, 2016

Looking ahead to the first full week of the month, will Lotto Texas give us another retro throwback? Will {2-2-1-1} hold on to its lead in Powerball and not let go?

 

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