The Ghosts of Christmas Seasons Past

Even though we’re at the beginning of a new year, the January 7th, 2017 drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball were still in 2016 mode. Our analysis showed that both lotteries had Patterns that previously played during this past holiday season. What’s more is that the Specific Orders harkened back to even earlier winter holiday periods.

Lotto Texas

The {4-2} Pattern made its 156th appearance with winning numbers 2, 5, 14, 18, 26, and 27.

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

This not-often-seen Pattern previously played on Christmas Eve 2016, and has now appeared in 11.1% of the 1410 Lotto Texas drawings.

The 4 2 0 Specific Order made its 31st appearance, and has now played in 19.9% of the 156 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared and in 2.2% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday, we saw the 4 2 0 Specific Order in the December 19th, 2015 drawing.

Our Lotto Texas coverage concludes this time around with repeating Four-Number Combinations. Three Combinations had the honor of making a repeat appearance:

  • 2, 14, 18, and 27 (debuted April 16th, 2008)
  • 2, 5, 14, and 26 (debuted October 22nd, 2016)
  • 5, 14, 18, and 27 (debuted August 31st, 2013)
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.

Powerball  

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern continues to hold on as the most commonly seen Pattern in Powerball. The 46th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 3, 12, 24, 37, 63, and PB 10.

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

This Pattern has now played in 34.9% of the 132 Powerball drawings to date. Prior to Saturday, we last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the December 28th, 2016 drawing.

Next, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its ninth appearance. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, it also previously played in the December 28th drawing. This General Order has now played in 19.6% of the 46 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 6.82% of all drawings.

The 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order made its second appearance, and has played in 22.2% of the nine drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.35% of the 46 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in 1.52% of all drawings. The 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the December 12th, 2015 drawing.

Will next week bring more repeating Four-Number Combinations? Will other rarely seen Patterns get to play?

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