Fourth Time’s the Charm

A rare event occurred the night of June 10th. Lotto Texas saw a Pattern make its fourth consecutive appearance. Concerning more “normal” affairs, there was a repeating Four-Number Combination. Powerball may not have seen Pattern encores or repeating Three-Number Combinations, but somebody won the $447.8 million jackpot.

Lotto Texas

For the fourth time in a row, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its presence known. The winning numbers were 2, 16, 18, 21, 42, and 53.


With 755 appearances, this Pattern has now played in 51.9% of the 1454 Lotto Texas drawings, and continues to be the most commonly played Pattern.

Making its 138th appearance, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.3% of the 755 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.49% of all 1454 drawings. This Specific Order was last seen in the June 3, 2017 drawing exactly one week prior.

The repeating Four-Number Combination was 2, 18, 42, and 53. This Combination made its debut in the August 28, 2002 drawing.

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination. Source:

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The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 54th appearance, with winning numbers 20, 26, 32, 38, 58, and PB 3.

These numbers made someone $447.8 million richer. Source:

This Pattern has now played in 30.7% of the 176 Powerball drawings, and was last seen in the May 17, 2017 drawing from a few weeks ago.

Making its 20th appearance, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in approximately 37% of the 54 drawings that the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.4% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this General Order played in the May 10, 2017 drawing. This was exactly one month ago.

Last, but certainly not least, the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order made its fourth appearance, and has now played in 20% of the 20 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has played in 7.41% of the 54 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.27% of all drawings. The 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the December 14, 2016 drawing.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern push ahead and go for a fifth appearance? Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern get in the game and make an encore appearance?

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