Repeating Combination Bundle

The snowstorm has passed, leaving broken records, social media blow-ups, and power outages. Neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball broke any records December 9th. But, there were a few rumblings in the repeating Combinations department. We’ll get to those in a moment. First things first though: the analyses!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

One way to obtain “Most commonly played Pattern” status is to appear in streaks. That is, appearing in at least three consecutive drawings. Saturday’s drawing saw the {3-2-1} Pattern play for the third time in a row. This time, the winning numbers were 4, 5, 10, 21, 34, and 40, bringing the number of appearances up to 783.

The {3-2-1} Pattern was liked so much, it came back a 3rd time. Source:

With 1506 Lotto Texas drawing so far, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52% of the time.

Now with 134 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 783 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. When taking all 1506 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 8.90% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played in the November 4, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas is sometimes fond of throwing in a repeating Four-Number Combination that debuted sometime in the previous decade. Not this time!

Everything was from this decade. Source:

Did Powerball see a Pattern encore Saturday night?


General Lottery Analysis

Powerball didn’t see a Pattern encore. However, it too saw its most commonly played Pattern. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 82nd appearance with winning numbers 25, 36, 31, 55, 60, and PB 6.

Powerball could play the “Most Commonly Seen Pattern” game, too. Source:

This Pattern has now played in roughly 36% of the 228 Powerball drawings, and was last seen in the November 11, 2017 drawing.

With its 22nd appearance, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 26.8% of the 82 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Looking at all 228 drawings, this General Order has played 9.65% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order in the October 21, 2017 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.7% of the 22 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 6.10% of the 82 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.19% of all 228 drawings. The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on April 22, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball saw a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations, both debuting about three weeks apart:

Much can happen in six months. Source:

Will there be more repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations in Wednesday’s drawing?

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