A Most Common Cause

December 21st, 2016 was the start of winter, or summer if you’re reading our blog from the Southern Hemisphere. It also marked the halfway point in the week before Christmas. This December 21st saw Lotto Texas and Powerball share common ground.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 732nd appearance, thanks to winning numbers 7, 16, 22, 24, 28, and 54.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

As of Wednesday’s drawing, this Pattern has now appeared in 52.1% of the 1405 drawings. We last saw this Pattern a few weeks back in the December 10th drawing. The {3-2-1} Pattern remains far and away the most commonly seen Pattern.

Our Lotto Texas coverage concludes with the 122nd appearance of the 2 3 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has played in 16.7% of the 732 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played, and 8.68% of all Lotto Texas drawings. We last saw the 2 3 1 Specific Order in the November 26th, 2016 drawing.

Powerball

Like Lotto Texas, Powerball saw its most commonly seen Pattern. The {2-1-1-1-1} asserted itself with an encore appearance. This occasion was marked by winning numbers 25, 33, 40, 54, 68, and PB 3.

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

Having now appeared in 44 drawings, this Pattern has now played in 34.6% of the 127 Powerball drawings. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern previously played in this past Saturday’s drawing.

Next, we come to the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now making its eleventh appearance. This General Order has now played in 25% of the 44 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and 8.66% of all Powerball drawings. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order in the November 23rd, 2016 drawing.

The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order made its second appearance. With that said, this Specific Order has appeared in 18.2% of the 11 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, 4.54% of the 44 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.57% of all drawings. The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order made its debut in the November 18th, 2015 drawing.

There’s only a few more shopping days until Christmas, and the next drawing will occur on Christmas Eve. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball stuff our stockings to the brim, or leave us a lump of coal?

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