Common Patterns, Common End

From a Pattern “eight-peat” to a jackpot that reached three-quarters of a billion dollars, 2018 was a trip. How fitting that December 29th was mostly uneventful!


Both Lotto Texas and Powerball ended the year on a classy note; they stuck to their most commonly seen Patterns. Also, with no grand prize winners, their respective jackpots eased upwards to $10.5 million and $53 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern had a three-peat with winning numbers 9, 10, 15, 20, 33, and 46. This Pattern has now played 849 times.

Doesn’t everyone end the year with a three-peat? Source:

Given the 1616 Lotto Texas drawings thus far, this Pattern has played 52.5% of the time and was last seen December 26, 2018.

Now with 155 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.3% of the 849 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.59% of all 1616 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played on December 15, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In honor of the new year, Lotto Texas held off on the repeating Four-Number Combinations.


General Lottery Analysis

Like Lotto Texas, Powerball stuck with its most common Pattern Saturday night. With winning numbers 12, 42, 51, 53, 62, and PB 25, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 122nd appearance.

A restful end to 2018. Source:

This Pattern has played in 36.1% of the 338 Powerball drawings and was last seen December 12, 2018.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 22nd appearance and has now played in roughly 18% of the 122 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 338 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 6.51% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.7% of the 22 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.1% of the 122 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 338 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.48% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order played November 24, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations for Powerball. Perhaps it peeked at Lotto Texas’s playbook?

The odds of crazy-high jackpots next year look promising, what with what’s going on in Mega Millions right now. Could there be another record-breaking Pattern streak, or at least tie the one that was set this year?

Have a Happy New Year, and we’ll see y’all in 2019!

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