Saturday Night Gems

The night of October 22nd was full of joy and sorrow in Lottery Trend Country. For starters, SMU beat UH like it stole something. After this ritualistic beat-down had taken place, Lotto Texas saw a Pattern that hadn’t played since this summer, and Powerball saw the debut of a Specific Order. Also on the Powerball side of things was a disturbance in the Pattern force.

Lotto Texas

The {3-3} Pattern made its first appearance since the August 16th drawing. The numbers that made it all possible were 2, 5, 14, 25, 26, and 30.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers from
Winning Texas Lotto numbers from

Now having played 116 times, and with 1388 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the {3-3} Pattern has played 8.36% of the time.

The 3 3 0 Specific Order made its 37th appearance, and out of the 116 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern, this Specific Order has played 31.9% of the time. When we look at all 1388 drawings, this shrinks to 2.67%. We last saw this Specific Order play a little over a year ago in the October 17, 2015 drawing.

When it comes to Combinations, we saw the Four-Number Combination 5, 14, 26, and 30 make a repeat appearance.

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

This Combination made its first appearance two years ago in the September 17, 2014 drawing.


Once again, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has taken back its title as Most Commonly Played Powerball Pattern. The 39th appearance is thanks to winning numbers 1, 28, 33, 55, 56, and PB 22.

Winning Powerball numbers from
Winning Powerball numbers from

Now, out of the 110 Powerball drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 35.5% of the time. The last time we saw this Pattern was in the October 5th drawing a few weeks ago. In that scenario, it had tied with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Hopefully, this is not the start of Pattern Tango: Part Deux!

Moving on, we come to the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, which has now made 17 appearances. In the 39 drawings that {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played 43.6% of the time. This becomes 15.5% when we look at all 110 Powerball drawings. To see when this General Order previously played, we need to go back to the September 3, 2016 drawing.

Powerball knocked it out of the park with the debut of the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order. Given the 17 drawings that the [1-1-1-2-1] has appeared in, this Specific Order has appeared in 5.88% of them. When taking the 39 {2-1-1-1-1} drawings into account, the percentage drops to 2.56%. Finally, looking at all 110 drawings, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played 0.91% of the time.

As the final (full) week of October gets underway, will the {3-3} Lotto Texas Pattern dare to make an encore appearance? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} retain its title or will it be ensnared in another Pattern Tango with {2-2-1-1}?

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