A (Mostly) November-December Dance

Wednesday means Hump Day, and what better way to get over the hump than to see a not-so-common Pattern get a play? The January 18th drawing for Lotto Texas not only saw an uncommon Pattern, but a repeating Four-Number Combination that debuted nearly ten years ago! We also noticed that many of the “Previously played” dates for both Lotto Texas and Powerball happened to be from this past November and December.

Lotto Texas

The not-oft seen {3-3} Pattern made its 120th appearance, thanks to winning numbers 6, 11, 17, 37, 40, and 49.

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

This Pattern has now played in 8.49% of the 1413 drawings, and was last seen in the November 30th, 2016 drawing.

The Specific Order of the evening was 3 0 3. Now with 42 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 35% of the 120 drawings where the {3-3} Pattern appeared, and in 2.97% of all drawings. Prior to Wednesday, the 3 0 3 Specific Order previously played in the November 16th, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Four-Number Combination this time around was 6, 11, 17, and 40, and it made its debut in the May 16th, 2007 drawing.

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combination is highlighted in red box.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combination is highlighted in red box.

Powerball

Unlike Lotto Texas, Powerball did not see a rarely-played Pattern or repeating Combinations. Instead, we were treated to the 47th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, ensuring its dominance. The winning numbers were 9, 40, 41, 53, 58, and PB 12.

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

Having now made 47 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 34.8% of 135 Powerball drawings. We last saw this Pattern in the January 7th, 2017 drawing.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 12th appearance, its first since the December 21st, 2016 drawing. This General Order has played in 25.5% of the 47 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.89% of all Powerball drawings.

Finally, we come to the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order, making its third appearance. This Specific Order has played in 25% of the 12 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, 6.38% of the 47 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.22% of all drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the November 23rd, 2016 drawing.

Will the rarely-seen {3-3} Pattern go for an encore in Lotto Texas? Will Powerball take a dip in the “not-often-seen Pattern” pool?

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