One Lottery Giveth and the Other Runneth with It

Computers are wonderful. They make writing documents easier, provide entertainment, and allow us to connect to people across vast distances instantaneously. As wonderful as computers are, they have a way of doing unpleasant things, like not turning on. Rather than practice percussive maintenance (a fancy of way of saying “Hitting the computer repeatedly”), I passed on yesterday’s Mega Millions post to the Mega Millions analyst himself, Romulun Harris. I want to thank him for filling in on such short notice.

There was quite the kerfuffle in the lottery world Wednesday night. May 11, 2022 was a good night for a repeating Four-Number Combination. The catch, and there’s always a catch with these lotteries, is that the Combination happened in Powerball. Naturally, that meant Powerball went crazy with the repeating Three-Number Combinations, and with it came a jackpot that climbed to $83 million. Meanwhile, Lotto Texas graciously rose to $14.25 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern came back for another round, with winning numbers 9, 12, 18, 20, 29 and 54. This Pattern has now played 1058 times.

The {3-2-1} Pattern streak continued! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 2005 Lotto Texas drawings, and the {3-2-1} Pattern has been featured 52.8% of the time.

The 3 2 1 Specific Order also had the mind to return Wednesday night! Now with 189 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 1058 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 2005 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.43% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 2 1 Specific Order were last seen May 9, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

No repeating Four-Number Combinations were present. Lotto Texas thought a playback wrapped in an encore was enough.

Powerball

The {3-2-1} Pattern was a popular one indeed! Powerball’s {3-2-1} Pattern came about by the power of 5, 7, 61, 63, 69 and PB 18. This Pattern has now played 46 times.

The ever-popular {3-2-1} Pattern, spotted in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 6.33% of the 727 Powerball drawings and was last seen February 14, 2022.

The [2-3-1] General Order, now with 21 appearances, has played in 45.7% of the 46 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 727 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.89% of the time. The [2-3-1] General Order was last seen November 10, 2021.

Now with three appearances, the 2 0 0 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 21 drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.52% of the 46 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.41% of all 727 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 0 0 0 3 1 Specific Order played June 17, 2020.

Four-Number Combination

Powerball couldn’t help playing a {3-2-1} Pattern. Apparently, it couldn’t help playing a repeating Four-Number Combination, either! Repeating Four-Number Combination 61, 63, 69 and PB 18 debuted September 22, 2018.

Falling for a repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Three-Number Combinations

Naturally, there were four repeating Three-Number Combinations wrapped inside that repeating Four-Number Combination:

  • 63, 69, PB 18 (Debuted August 2, 2017, and previously played September 22, 2018)
  • 61, 69, PB 18 (Debuted September 22, 2018)
  • 61, 63, PB 18 (Debuted September 22, 2018)
  • 61, 63, 69 (Debuted September 22, 2018)

Why stop there, Powerball thought, when there was room enough for two more?

Look at all them Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Is the {3-2-1} Pattern going to stick around Saturday night?

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