Flipping the Script

There were no encores for either Lotto Texas or Powerball Wednesday night. For those of you who just love repeating Four-Number Combinations, August 16th was a special night indeed. Now, you’re probably wondering “What’s the big deal? You guys mention repeating Four-Number Combinations a lot!”

Would you believe that the repeating Four-Number Combination was in Powerball? That’s like seeing snow in Florida.

Yes, Virginia. It (can) snow in Florida. Source: https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/snow-memorial-day-weekend-new-england-new-york

Lotto Texas

Winning numbers 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, and 26 marked the 166th appearance of the {4-2} Pattern.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11.3% of the 1473 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the June 21st, 2017 drawing.

Making its 32nd appearance, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 19.3% of the 166 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.17% of all 1473 drawings. To see when this Specific Order previously played, we need to go back to the beginning of this year. More specifically, the January 7th, 2017 drawing.


Wednesday night was Powerball’s time to shine. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, ever-so-plucky, made its 74th appearance, right after a (very) short break. This time around, the winning numbers were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64, and PB 4.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 37.9% of the 195 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on August 9th.

With 23 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 31.1% of the 74 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.8% of all drawings. This General Order was last seen exactly two weeks prior in the August 2nd drawing.

Making its sixth appearance, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 26.1% of the 23 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in approximately 8.11% of the 74 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.08% of all 195 drawings. Like the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, this Specific Order was also last seen in the August 2nd drawing.

The ever-so-unexpected repeating Four-Number Combination was 9, 43, 60, and 64.

The lone blue box. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of course, when there’s a repeating Four-Number Combination, there are four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 43, 60, 64
  • 9, 60, 64
  • 9, 43, 64
  • 9, 43, 60
And from one came four. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

All five of these Combinations made their debut in the February 1st, 2017 drawing.

Will Saturday night have more script-flipping action?

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