A Pattern’s Icy Grip

In the nearly two years Lottery Binge has been online, one of our favorite things to cover is the Pattern streak. These occur when a Pattern has played at least three consecutive times. Three or four consecutive appearances seems to be the norm, but there have been cases of five or even six appearances.

Although the biggest ones we’ve covered occurred during the summers of 2016 and 2017, February 21st reminded us that these streaks can happen at any time.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 15, 17, 35, 49, and 44, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 795th appearance.

The Pattern Streak bug has struck Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1527 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.1% of them. We last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern this past Saturday. And for those of you who’ve been following along, this Pattern has now played five times in a row.

The 3 1 2 Specific Order, now with 147 appearances, has played in 18.5% of the 795 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.63% of all 1527 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, it was seen on December 30th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 9, 15, 17, and 39.

Throwing in a repeating Four-Number Combination for extra effect. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination was first seen almost exactly seventeen years ago! To be more specific, it made its debut in the February 24th, 2001 drawing.


General Lottery Analysis

Powerball may not have a Pattern streak, but it was no slouch. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 51st appearance with winning numbers 7, 15, 31, 34, 36, and PB 8.

A future Pattern streak? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 249 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.5% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern on February 7th, 2017.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 22 appearances, has played in 43.1% of the 51 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.84% of all 249 drawings. It previously played on January 3rd, 2018.

With its third appearance, the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 22 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. Additionally, this Specific Order accompanied the [1-1-3-1] General Order in the earlier-mentioned January 3rd drawing. The 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has also played in 5.88% of the 51 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.20% of all 249 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations Wednesday evening:

  • 7, 15, 36 (Debuted February 13th, 2016)
  • 15, 31, 36 (Debuted March 29th, 2017)
  • 31, 36, PB 8 (Debuted March 6th, 2016)
A pair and a single. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Powerball and Lotto Texas keep up the momentum Saturday, or will things start to mellow out?

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