The Pattern Bind

“The more things change, the more they stay the same,” as they say. What does this have to do with playing the lottery, you ask? The numbers that play in any given drawing will change, that’s a given. But, there are times where a few things, oh, say a Pattern, will remain the same. Make that two Patterns. On October 25th, both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw encores for their respective Patterns.

And how fitting that as the drawings happened, the Astros would go on to tie the World Series!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The 777th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 18, 19, 24, 32, 51, and 52.

One of two encores. Source:

With 1493 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played roughly 52% of the time.

With its 119th appearance, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.3% of the 777 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared. And, given 1493 drawings, this Specific Order has played 7.97% of the time. Unlike the {3-2-1} Pattern, the 1 3 2 Specific Order did not make an encore. It previously played in the September 9th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Just like last time, there was a lone repeating Four-Number Combination. Wednesday’s Combination was

  • 18, 24, 51, 52
Smack in the middle in a sea of singles. Source:

This Combination made its debut in the March 5th, 2014 drawing.

Before we move on to Powerball, we’d like to mention that exactly one week ago, we discussed repeating Combination 18, 25, 47, and 50. That Combination made its debut in the March 8th, 2014 drawing.


General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 18, 22, 29, 54, 57, and PB 8, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 80 times.

Encore #2. Source:

Of the 215 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 37.2% of them.

Now with 18 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 22.5% of the 80 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played. This General Order has also played in 8.37% of the 215 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was last seen in the September 30th, 2017 drawing.

Making its fourth appearance was the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 22.2% of the 18 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. It also means that this Specific Order has, given the 80 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, played 5% of the time. Finally, this Specific Order has been seen in 1.86% of all 215 drawings. The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the August 19th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 29, 54, and 57.

This repeating Combination debuted 15 months ago. Source:

This Combination made its debut in the July 13th, 2016 drawing.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern stick together like taffy, or will they split?

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