A Flicker of February

The March 4, 2017 drawing didn’t bring us a four-peat of Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, nor did we see three repeating Four-Number Combinations in Lotto Texas. Instead, both lotteries saw Patterns that were last seen in February. While appearing to be no big deal, there was much more bubbling underneath the surface.  Two Four-Number Combinations repeated in Lotto Texas, and these Combinations made their debut almost fifteen years ago! Toss in the debut of a new Specific Order in Powerball and there was no end in sight to the March momentum.

Lotto Texas

Saturday night’s winning numbers were 2, 4, 5, 17, 48, and 50, marking the 161st appearance of the {4-2} Pattern.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers.

This Pattern has now played in approximately 11.3% of the 1426 Lotto Texas drawings to date, and was last seen in the February 11, 2017 drawing.

Now with 24 appearances, the 4 0 2 Specific Order has played in 14.9% of the 161 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.68% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday, this Specific Order played in the January 14, 2017 drawing.

The biggest draw in Lotto Texas was the repeat appearances of these Four-Number Combinations:

  • 2, 14, 17, 50 (Debuted June 5, 2002)
  • 4, 5, 17, 50 (Debuted April 5, 2002)
Repeating Four-Number Combinations are in red boxes.

Will another fifteen years pass before these Combinations make another repeat appearance?


Instead of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern four-peat, we saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 2, 18, 19, 22, 63, and PB 19.

Winning Powerball numbers.

With 28 appearances to date, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 18.9% of the 148 Powerball drawings. This Pattern previously played in the February 15, 2017 drawing.

With its 10th appearance, the [1-3-1-1] General Order has now played in 35.7% of the 28 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 6.76% of all drawings. We last saw the [1-3-1-1] General Order in the December 7, 2016 drawing.

Our Powerball coverage concludes with the debut of the 1 3 0 0 1 1 Specific Order. As of Saturday’s drawing, this Specific Order has played in 10% of the drawings where the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared, 3.57% of the 28 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in approximately 0.68% of all drawings.

As we march into the second week of the month, will other Specific Orders make their debut? Will another Pattern streak try to form?

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