A Fork in the (Lottery) Road

The only thing Lotto Texas and Powerball really had in common was a rise in their jackpots. Their respective grand prizes are now $5.5 million and $60 million. August 18, 2018 also saw the lotteries go their separate ways. One lottery saw its most common Pattern while the other saw a Pattern that doesn’t play often.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-2} Pattern made its 171st appearance with winning numbers 23, 25, 26, 29, 48, and 52.

A not-so-common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Now, 171 times sounds like a large amount of appearances. This would be a reasonable assumption to make except with Lotto Texas, there have been 1578 drawings. Given this, the {4-2} Pattern has only played 10.8% of the time. This not-so-common Pattern was last seen on June 9, 2018.

Now with 33 appearances, the 0 4 2 Specific Order has played in 19.3% of the 171 appearances where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 2.09% of all 1578 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 4 2 Specific Order played on May 10, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 26, 29, 48, and 52.

Producing a repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Unlike the Four-Number Combination seen earlier this week, this Combination made its debut sometime within the past four years. More specifically, in the October 25, 2014 drawing.


General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 24, 34, 52, 61, 67, and PB 16, the commonly-seen {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made it 106th appearance.

On the opposite side of uncommon. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 300 Powerball drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 35.3% of them and was last seen on August 4, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now played 31 times. This General Order has played in 29.2% of the 106 drawings where the wining Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1} and in 10.3% of all 300 drawings. This General Order previously played on July 21, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 22.6% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.60% of the 106 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 300 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.33% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order played on May 11, 2016.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening, 24, 52, 61, made its debut in the March 31st drawing earlier this year.

Tucked away in a corner. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With the school year starting up this week, can Lotto Texas and Powerball shake off the August doldrums?

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