The Diversity of Encores

The night of May 27, 2023 showed that encores can come in a variety of forms! There was the standard “Pattern XYZ appeared back-to-back”, and there was yet another. This other kind of encore followed a similar path that was taken this past Wednesday. Both methods boosted the Lotto Texas and Powerball jackpots to $6 million and $226 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Saturday night saw the return of the {3-2-1} Pattern with 9, 12, 27, 30, 34, and 50. This Pattern has been played 1144 times. There have now been 2168 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has been played 52.8% of the time.

The {3-2-1} Pattern wasn’t the only one who returned! Now with 198 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 17.3% of the 1144 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 2168 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.13% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 3 1 Specific Order were last seen May 24, 2023.

Four-Number Combinations                

Repeating Four-Number Combination 9, 12, 27 and 30 debuted February 6, 2008.


General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 24, 38, 39, 48, 56 and PB 4, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 258th appearance. This Pattern has appeared in 29% of the 890 Powerball drawings and was last seen May 20, 2023.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 81 appearances, has played in 31.4% of the 258 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 890 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.10% of the time.

Now with 16 appearances, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 19.8% of the 81 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.20% of the 258 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.80% of all 890 drawings.

Prior to Saturday night, both the [1-2-2-1] General Order and the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order played May 17, 2023. Interestingly, Wednesday night’s drawing featured an attempt at a playback that couldn’t get off the ground.

Similar Spread

Saturday night’s numbers had a spread of 14:01:09:08. Similarly, a spread of 08:14:01:09 was present in the September 28, 2016 drawing. That night, the winning numbers were 30, 38, 52, 53, 62 and PB 1. Note that the differences between numbers played were the same but their orders were different. Also note that this past Wednesday night featured a similar spread as well.

Three-Number Combinations

The fondness for repeating Three-Number Combinations continued!

Do the lotteries have something big in store for Memorial Day, or will they take that time to chill?

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