Christmas Pattern Spice

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the days are getting shorter. If going to work in the dark and/or coming home in the dark isn’t enough, it’s getting colder. Thankfully, the Christmas lights, the hot drinks, and the lottery are just a few things that make us forget about the cold!

With twenty days before Christmas, there were no grand prize winners for either Lotto Texas or Powerball. December 5th saw the jackpots rise to $7.5 million and $217 million, respectively. Even though there were no Pattern encores, the lotteries spiced things up with a couple of uncommonly seen Patterns.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern streak was short-lived. Instead, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 175th appearance with winning numbers 8, 10, 13, 16, 30, and 45.

Bye bye Pattern streak! Source:

Of the 1609 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.9% of the time and was last seen November 21st, 2018.

Now with 57 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.6% of the 175 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Additionally, this Specific Order has played in 3.54% of all 1609 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 4 1 1 Specific Order played on July 4th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In the aftermath of the shake-up were two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 8, 10, 16, 45 (Debuted February 21st, 2009)
  • 8, 16, 30, 45 (Debuted June 23rd, 2012)
Nine years is a while. Source:


General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 11, 36, 37, 38, and PB 11, Powerball’s {3-2-1} Pattern made its 22nd debut.

This {3-2-1] Pattern is a different beast. Source:

This Pattern has played in 6.65% of the 331 Powerball drawings and previously played October 27th, 2018.

The [2-3-1] General Order made its eleventh appearance and has now played in 50% of the 22 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 331 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 3.32% of the time. We last saw the [2-3-1] General Order in the November 18th, 2017 drawing.

The treat of the evening was the world debut of the 2 0 3 0 0 1 Specific Order! This has now played in 9.09% of the eleven drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 4.55% of the 22 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.30% of all 331 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 9, 37, and PB 11.

Keeping things interesting. Source:

This Combination made its debut in the December 16th, 2017 drawing.

The only thing consistent in December so far is the rising jackpots. Still, one can’t help but wonder if either of these uncommon Patterns will make an encore Saturday night.

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