Adieu, 2017

First, a Happy New Year to all our readers! After another year of Pattern streaks, similar spreads, and Australia Plays, the year 2017 officially ended on December 30th. In Lottery World, anyway. Not content with taking it easy New Year’s weekend, Lotto Texas and Powerball wanted to give a more festive send-off Saturday night.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} reigned supreme. With winning numbers 9, 14, 16, 27, 45, and 51, this Pattern played for the 786th time.

The last Lotto TX Pattern of 2017. Source:

Now that there have been 1512 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in roughly 52% of them. Prior to Saturday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen in the December 20, 2017 drawing.

With its 146th appearance, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 786 drawings where the {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1512 drawings, this Specific Order has played 9.66% of the time. The 3 1 2 Specific Order previously played in the December 2, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

A repeating Four-Number Combination was part of Lotto Texas’s send-off to 2017:

  • 9, 14, 27, 51 (Debuted December 4, 2010)
Near the top and the lone repeater. Source:

Not a shabby send-off. What tricks were up Powerball’s sleeves?


General Lottery Analysis

Powerball also saw its most commonly played Pattern, and it one-upped the one in Lotto Texas. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, right off the heels of Wednesday’s drawing, decided to have another go. The 86th appearance was highlighted by winning numbers 28, 36, 41, 51, 58, and PB 24.

An encore of the most commonly-seen Pattern. Source:

Of the 234 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 36.8% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, making its 25th appearance, has now played in 29.1% of the 86 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.7% of all 234 drawings. The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order previously played in the December 16, 2017 drawing.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24% of the 25 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order was also seen in 6.98% of the 86 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 234 drawings into account, this Specific Order has been seen 2.56% of the time. The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the December 9, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball added an extra kick with three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Add three repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source:

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball start the new year with Pattern encores, or something totally unexpected?

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