Pre-Game Numbers Extravaganza

Saturday night, oh what a night! People partied hard and started prepping for the even larger party taking place the next day. On the lottery side of things, Lotto Texas and Powerball had a blowout Super Bowl party of their own. Lotto Texas saw a not-often-seen Pattern that produced not only two repeating Four-Number Combinations, but one Combination that has now played three times. Powerball, on the other hand, saw a Pattern creep its way back up, and possibly give the current champion a run for its money in the Most Commonly Seen department.

Lotto Texas

The February 4th Lotto Texas drawing produced the 158th occurrence of the {4-2} Pattern. The winning numbers were 8, 13, 19, 25, 26, and 29.

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

This Pattern has now played in 11.1% of the 1418 drawings to date, and was last seen in the January 14th, 2017 drawing.

The 2 4 0 Specific Order made its 27th appearance, its first since the September 10th, 2016 drawing. This Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 158 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.9% of all Lotto Texas drawings.

Lotto Texas’s biggest play of the evening was the repeat appearance of two Four-Number Combinations. These Combinations were:

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. The Combination repeating three times is highlighted in blue. The Combination repeating twice is highlighted in red.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. The Combination repeating three times is highlighted in blue. The Combination repeating twice is highlighted in red.

While we didn’t see anything that hadn’t played since the Napster days, seeing a Four-Number Combination play three times is impressive!

Powerball

Powerball didn’t have any repeating Three-Number Combinations, and it looks like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern is slowly catching up to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the number of appearances. Saturday’s drawing was the 46th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 6, 13, 16, 17, 52, and PB 25.

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

This Pattern has now played in 32.9% of the 140 Powerball drawings to date. We last saw this Pattern in the January 21st, 2017 drawing. We’ll need to keep an eye on {2-2-1-1}; if this Pattern makes an encore in Wednesday’s drawing, it won’t be the first time it has tied with {2-1-1-1-1} for most plays!

Moving on, the [2-2-1-1] General Order made its eighteenth appearance. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, the [2-2-1-1] General Order was also last seen in the January 21st drawing. This General Order has played in 39.1% of the 46 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 12.9% of all drawings.

Our Powerball coverage concludes with the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order making its fifth appearance. This Specific Order has now played in 27.8% of the 18 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, 10.9% of the 46 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.57% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the November 30th, 2016 drawing.

As we look ahead to next week, will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Powerball? Will Lotto Texas see another Four-Number Combination make its third-ever appearance?

 

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