Playing it “Safe” with the Most Common Patterns

Memorial Day weekend is in full swing.

The NBA Playoffs are heating up (Both Eastern and Western Conferences are going to Game 7!)

Things would’ve heated up even more the night of May 26th if either Lotto Texas or Powerball saw a jackpot winner. The jackpots now stand at $5.75 million and $60 million, respectively. But, the night stayed on the “Hot, but not blazing hot”, side. Both lotteries saw their most common Patterns. For those of you out there who love repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations, the night offered up a treat or two.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 14, 18, 35, 43, and 44, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 809th appearance.

One pattern. 809 appearances. Source:

Given that there have been 1554 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time. We last saw this Pattern in the May 5, 2018 drawing.

Now with 150 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 809 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1554 drawings, this Specific Order has played 9.65% of the time.  Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order played on April 4, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination was 3, 14, 43, and 44.

The night wasn’t totally bland for Lotto Texas. Source:

This Combination had the honor of showing up in the last Lotto Texas drawing of 2014. Would you believe that that drawing fell on December 31st?

Did Powerball get any visits from New Year’s Eves past? Let’s find out.


General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 1, 21, 31, 45, 49, and PB 21.

The power of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source:

This Pattern has now played 96 times. With that said, it has played in 34.8% of the 276 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on April 25, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, with its 27th appearance, has now played in 28.125% of the 96 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Taking all 276 drawings into account, this General Order has played 9.78% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order in the January 13, 2018 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 27 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.21% of the 96 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when looking at all 276 drawings, this Pattern has played 1.81% of the time. The 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order previously played on January 10, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 21, 31, and PB 21.

With a repeating Three-Number Combination to go. Source:

This Combination made its debut in the May 6, 2017 drawing.

Will either the {2-1-1-1-1} or {3-2-1} Pattern end the month with a Pattern encore?

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