The Common Denominator

Lotto Texas and Powerball dived into the June pool and they found common ground in Saturday night’s drawing. Both lotteries saw their most commonly played Patterns, and furthermore, these were encores! Powerball took it to another level and went into three-peat territory. Combination-wise, Lotto Texas saw repeating Four-Number Combinations. Powerball, on the other hand, didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas

With its 753rd appearance, the {3-2-1} Pattern remained the most commonly played. The June 3, 2017 drawing marked the occasion with winning numbers 1, 9, 17, 23, 53, and 54.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From

This Pattern has now played in 51.9% of the 1452 Lotto Texas drawings.

Making its 137th appearance, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has now played in 18.2% of the 753 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.44% of all Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, this Specific Order was last seen in the May 20, 2017  drawing just a few weeks ago.

The repeating Four-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 1, 9, 23, 54 (Debuted April 9, 2014) and
  • 9, 17, 53, 54 (Debuted November 8, 2006)
Repeating Four-Number Combinations are highlighted in the red boxes. From

One of the amazing things about repeating Four-Number Combinations is the range of their debut dates. As you can see from the dates above, these Combinations debuted anywhere from the early days of YouTube to a period where smartphones were everywhere.


As mentioned earlier, Powerball also saw its most commonly seen Pattern make an encore appearance. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was represented by winning numbers 3, 9, 21, 41, 54, and PB 25.

Winning Powerball numbers. From

This Pattern has now played in 36.2% of the 174 Powerball drawings. Prior to Saturday, and May 31st, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was seen May 27, 2017.

With thirteen appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 20.6% of the 63 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.47% of all Powerball drawings. This General Order was last seen in the May 27th drawing.

The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order made its third appearance, and has now played in 23.1% of the 13 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This statistic becomes 4.76% when looking at the 63 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.72% of all drawings. This Specific Order hasn’t been seen in a while; the last time it appeared was in the December 17, 2016 drawing.

Will the Patterns continue to be joined at the hip in the week ahead, or will other Patterns appear? Will a Specific Order make its debut?

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