Partners in Crime

August began for Lotto Texas and Powerball just the way July ended. How so? The {3-2-1} and {2-1-1-1-1} Patterns have now appeared together four times in a row! That’s not all that happened the night of August 2, 2017. Accompanying the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas was a repeating Four-Number Combination. Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was joined by a repeating Three-Number Combination.

Lotto Texas

With 764 appearances, the {3-2-1} Pattern is the king of Lotto Texas Patterns. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 4, 6, 10, 33, 41, and 44.


This Pattern has played in 52% of the 1469 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 140 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.3% of the 764 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played, and in 9.53% of all 1469 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Specific Order was seen exactly one week ago in the July 26th drawing.

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 4, 10, 33, 44.

The one Four-Number Combination that repeated. Source:

This Combination made its debut in the January 29, 2011 drawing.


The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remains the most commonly seen in Powerball. With winning numbers 1, 16, 54, 63, 69, and PB 18, this Pattern has played 71 times.


This also means that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 37.2% of the 191 Powerball drawings.

Now with 22 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in approximately 31% of the 71 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.5% of all 191 drawings. This was in fact an encore appearance; the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order had accompanied the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in this past Saturday’s drawing.

Making its fifth appearance, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 22.7% of the 22 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared, and in 7.04% of the 71 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.62% of all 191 drawings, and was last seen in the June 14, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination was 1, 63, 69, and made its debut in the September 21, 2016 drawing.

A repeat in a sea of singles. Source:

Will the {3-2-1} and {2-1-1-1-1} Patterns continue to be joined at the hip, or will the chain be broken Saturday night?

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