The Persuasive Power of Combinations

A different trend has taken hold in the lottery world. Mega Millions has been following it for a while, and Lotto Texas and Powerball came into the fold this past Saturday night. We’ve come to expect Pattern streaks and other wild plays to send the jackpots higher. As we approach a new decade (depending on who you ask), the lotteries appear to be testing out a new strategy: embracing repeating Four- and Three-Number Combinations!

Why not? Bombarding the players with repeating Combinations is a subtle approach to boosting the jackpots’ worth. In fact, unboxing these Combinations was all that was needed to send Lotto Texas’s prize to $13 million and Powerball’s to $160 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

December 14, 2019 was the night of the {4-2} Pattern. With winning numbers 2, 8, 9, 14, 51, and 52, this Pattern has now played 189 times.

Still moving on up, the jackpot is. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1716 Lotto Texas drawings and this Pattern has played in 11% of them. We last saw the {4-2} Pattern in the December 7, 2019 drawing.

Now with 27 appearances, the 4 0 2 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 189 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1716 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.57% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 4 0 2 Specific Order played June 15, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The three repeating Four-Number Combinations were

  • 2, 14, 51, 52 (Debuted August 25, 2010)
  • 2, 9, 51, 52 (Debuted November 9, 2016)
  • 2, 8, 9, 51 (Debuted June 27, 2001)
Sticking out in red. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

December 14th also saw the 84th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 3, 6, 12, 32, 64, and PB 19.

A Pattern that hasn’t been seen since summer. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.2% of the 438 Powerball drawings and was last seen August 28, 2019.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 26 appearances, has played in 31% of the 84 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.94% of all 438 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played August 17, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 7.69% of the 26 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.38% of the 84 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 438 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.46% of the time. The 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was first seen in the January 24, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball produced two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A red foundation! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball continue their rise through the Christmas season?

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