(Almost) Mirror Twins?

Another Cinco de Mayo has come and gone. Lotto Texas and Powerball were joined at the hip this time, or at least wore matching tops. And yet, it was Lotto Texas that saw much of the action Saturday night. It had five beers, a tequila, and All-You-Can-Eat Fajitas while Powerball settled for some chips/salsa and a margarita.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern played for the fifth time in a row, with winning numbers 15, 19, 24, 27, 42, 51.

Lotto Texas went to town May 5th. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This made for the 808th appearance of the Pattern. Given that there have been 1548 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time.

Now with 122 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.1% of the 808 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 7.88% of all 1548 drawings. Prior to the Cinco de Mayo drawing, we last saw the 1 3 2 Specific Order on April 21, 2018.

Similar Spread

Fifth time is the best time it seems to throw in a similar spread! The spread for Saturday night’s drawing was 04:05:03:15:09. This is similar to the spread that showed up in the March 19, 2011 drawing. The winning numbers were 15, 24, 29, 32, 36, and 51 and the spread was 09:05:03:04:15. Notice that although the differences between numbers were the same, the orders were different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

A repeating Four-Number Combination added more pep into Lotto Texas’s step:

  • 15, 19, 24, 51 (Debuted January 10, 2007)
What’s a Cinco de Mayo celebration without a repeating Four-Number Combination? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Lotto Texas may have been the life of the party, but there were a few interesting observations in Powerball as well.


General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of the May 2nd drawing, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made an encore. Yes, that means the Patterns for both Lotto Texas and Powerball played together that night! Saturday night’s winning numbers were 14, 29, 36, 57, 61, and PB 17.

Powerball was the quiet one. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that this Pattern has now played 79 times, and that there have been 270 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 29.3% of them.

With 24 appearances, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 30.4% of the 79 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 8.89% of all 270 drawings. This General Order was last seen on April 21, 2018. And wouldn’t ya know it? That was the last time we saw Lotto Texas’s 1 3 2 Specific Order (before Saturday).

The “copycatting” was broken with the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order. Now with three appearances, this Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 24 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.80% of the 79 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.11% of all 270 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order on July 2, 2016.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations in Powerball.

Could the {3-2-1} and {2-2-1-1} Patterns be joined together on Wednesday night?

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