All Tied Up

The October 26, 2016 drawing for Lotto Texas was mellow. No Australia Play, no Four or Five-Number Combos that first played back when VHS tapes still existed. Powerball had other ideas. As Chicago beat Cleveland in Game 2 to tie up the World Series, the Pattern Tango commenced once again.

Lotto Texas

There is no doubt that the {3-2-1} Pattern is without equal. With 723 appearances, it is far and away the most commonly seen Pattern. This gargantuan lead was solidified by winning numbers 5, 21, 24, 32, 37, and 39.

Winning Texas Lotto Numbers from
Winning Texas Lotto Numbers from

How big is this lead? Its nearest competitor, {2-2-2}, comes in with 189 appearances. Given that there have been 1389 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52.1% of the time. We last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern a week ago in the October 19, 2016 drawing.

The 1 3 2 Specific Order made its 106th appearance in Wednesday’s drawing. This Specific Order was last seen a couple of months ago in the August 24, 2016 drawing. Out of the 723 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played 14.7% of the time. When looking at all 1389 Lotto Texas drawings, this becomes 7.63% of the time.


Once again, we have become ensnared in another edition of the Powerball Pattern Tango. Wednesday’s drawing saw the 39th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, tying with the {2-1-1-1-1}. This time, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was thanks to numbers 2, 3, 16, 48, 56, and PB 24.

Winning Powerball numbers. From
Winning Powerball numbers. From

Now that there have been 111 drawings, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 35.1% of the time. To see when this Pattern previously played, we’ll need to go back to the beginning of the month. October 1, 2016, to be precise.

October 1st is also the last time we saw the [2-1-2-1] General Order appear prior to Wednesday’s drawing. With 12 appearances, and 39 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 30.8% of the time. This shrinks to 10.8% when we look at all 111 drawings.

The 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order made its second appearance last night. Out of the 12 drawings where [2-1-2-1] was the General Order, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played 16.67% of the time. When we look at the 39 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, this shrinks to 5.13% of the time. Finally, this becomes 1.80% when taking all 111 Powerball drawings into account.

As the World Series continues, and with last minute Halloween preparations under way, what will Saturday have in store for Lottery Trend Country? Will the {2-2-1-1} be bold enough to steal away the title of Most Commonly Seen Pattern from {2-1-1-1-1}? Will a rarely-seen Pattern play in Lotto Texas?

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