When (Repeating) Combinations Attack

Lotto Texas and Powerball couldn’t be any more different than Mega Millions! As Mega Millions continued its rest, the two lotteries joined forces November 14th. How, you wonder? With the power of repeating Combinations, of course! Neither lottery saw a grand prize winner, and the jackpots rose to a respectable $6 million and $124 million, respectively. As is the nature of the lottery beast, it wasn’t just repeating Combinations we found under the hood!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 21, 22, 36, 46, 48, and 49, the {3-3} Pattern made its 133rd appearance.

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

Given that there have been 1603 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 8.30% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, this not-so-common Pattern played on May 23rd, 2018.

Now with 43 appearances, the 0 3 3 Specific Order has played in 32.3% of the 133 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1603 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 2.68% of them. We last saw the 0 3 3 Specific Order on May 16th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 21, 22, 46, 49 (Debuted December 22nd, 2012)
  • 21, 46, 48, 49 (Debuted February 5th, 2011)
Not alone today! Source: lotterytrend.com.

And what of Powerball? Was there an uncommonly seen Pattern there as well?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball took to the “Play the most common Pattern” approach. Not only that, but the 116th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was an encore! This time, the winning numbers were 7, 42, 49, 62, 69, and PB 23.

Can’t go wrong with an encore! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 325 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.7% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 36th appearance and has now played in roughly 31% of the 116 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 325 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.1% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played on September 29th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.59% of the 116 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.92% of all 325 drawings. The 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played on February 25th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A trio of Three-Number Combinations wrapped in an encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The momentum for Powerball and Lotto Texas continues as we head into Saturday. Could Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern get a Pattern streak going, and could the {3-3} Pattern in Lotto Texas do the “unthinkable” and make an encore?

 

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