900 Reasons for a Playback

November 9th, 2019 was not a “Stay home and chill” kind of night! Not only did Lotto Texas see a playback, its most commonly seen Pattern reached a milestone. Throw in a repeating Five-Number Combination, one wouldn’t be wrong to think Lotto Texas reigned supreme. All that madness combined to raise the jackpot to $8.25 million.

Powerball didn’t sit around, either! It too had the playback itch to scratch and saw its grand prize ascend to $60 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern, Lotto Texas’s most commonly seen Pattern, made its 900th appearance Saturday night! The winning numbers were 4, 10, 36, 38, 41, and 49.

Here’s to 900 more! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1706 drawings.

Now with 129 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 900 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1706 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.56% of the time.

The playback in Lotto Texas was a special one. Not only was it a playback, it was also an encore. Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 1 3 Specific Order were last seen in the November 6th, 2019 drawing.

Five-Number Combination

The repeating Five-Number Combination of the evening was 4, 10, 38, 41, and 49.

Celebrate with a repeating Five-Number Combo. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the March 20th, 2013 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Naturally, if you slice a repeating Five-Number Combination open, five repeating Four-Number Combinations will fall out:

  • 10, 38, 41, 49
  • 4, 10, 41, 49
  • 4, 10, 38, 49
  • 4, 10, 38, 41
  • 4, 38, 41, 49
Repeating Five-Number Combo aftermath. Source: lotterytrend.com.

And, due to the nature of these things, all five of the above Combinations debuted in that same March 23, 2013 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Interestingly, Powerball’s playback also involved its most commonly seen Pattern. With winning numbers 14, 17, 35, 38, 60, and PB 25, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 163rd appearance.

The playback itch that had to be scratched. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.1% of the 428 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 32 appearances, has played in 19.6% of the 163 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 7.48% of all 428 drawings.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 37.5% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.36% of the 163 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.80% of all 428 drawings.

Prior to Saturday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, and the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order were last seen November 2nd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will more playbacks be in store for the week ahead?

Streaking Through September

We’re changing gears here.

Yes, Lotto Texas. We know you like showing off now. We know you saw a Pattern encore and your jackpot is now $22.5 million.

We want to shine a light on Powerball. Even with its prize being claimed several times throughout the summer, there is one thing it can be proud of: A Pattern streak! Like Lotto Texas, it saw a Pattern encore in its September 14th, 2019 drawing. Although nowhere near as monstrous, a healthy $70 million will be up for grabs Wednesday night.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Wednesday, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 889th appearance September 14th, with 1, 3, 24, 28, 31, and 41.

Encore, anyone? Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.6% of the 1690 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 146 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.4% of the 889 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.64% of all 1690 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played July 6th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination was 1, 3, 31, and 41.

With a side of repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted January 5th, 2002.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, now with its fifth appearance in a row and 156th appearance overall, came with 11, 27, 31, 36, 67, and PB 11.

Holding on to that Pattern streak! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Pattern has now played in 37.9% of the 412 Powerball drawings.

With 29 appearances, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 18.6% of the 156 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 412 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.04% of the time. The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order was last seen September 7th, 2019.

Now with 10 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 34.5% of the 29 drawings where [1-1-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 6.41% of the 156 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 412 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.43% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order played July 13th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

How *else* would a repeating Three-Number Combination show itself? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Powerball’s Pattern streak continue to the end of the month?

The World According to Lotto Texas (and Powerball)

Lotto Texas dominated the lottery landscape August 28th, 2019. The winless streak continued as the prize climbed to $18.25 million. What made this lottery stand out Wednesday night was that it had

  • An encore
  • A playback
  • A similar spread
  • A repeating Five-Number Combination
  • Seven repeating Four-Number Combinations

Seriously, it was like Lotto Texas had this checklist of “Awesome Ways to End the Month” and had a field day!

Powerball had its own brand of insanity. A Specific Order debut and a couple of  repeating Three-Number Combinations may seem like small potatoes, but that was enough to propel the grand prize to $70 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 184th appearance with winning numbers 9, 21, 40, 42, 49, and 53.

The fuel to the Lotto Texas fire. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1685 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 64 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.8% of the 184 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1685 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.80% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order played August 24th, 2019.

Similar Spread(s)

Wednesday night’s numbers had a spread of 12:19:02:07:04. The winning numbers for May 20th, 2006 were 6, 18, 37, 44, 48, and 50 with a spread of 12:19:07:04:02. Note how similar they are. Even though the differences between numbers were the same, their orders were different!

Five-Number Combination

The repeating Five-Number Combination of the evening was 21, 40, 42, 49, and 53.

True blue Five-Number Combo. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the August 30th, 2014 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Naturally, there were five repeating Four-Number Combinations nestled inside! This quintet debuted August 30th, 2014:

  • 21, 42, 49, 53
  • 40, 42, 49, 53
  • 21, 40, 49, 53
  • 21, 40, 42, 53
  • 21, 40, 42, 49

There were two more repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 9, 21, 49, 53 (Debuted October 9th, 2013)
  • 9, 42, 49, 53 (Debuted June 9th, 2007)
Blue and red all over! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 32, 37, 41, 56, and PB 14, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 83rd appearance.

A quieter Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 20.4% of the 407 Powerball drawings and was last seen August 17th, 2019.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 25 appearances, has played in 30.1% of the 83 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 407 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.14% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played July 3rd, 2019.

With its first-ever appearance, the 1 0 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 4% of the 25 drawings where [1-3-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 1.20% of the 83 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.25% of all 407 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combinations were

A red duet. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Lotto Texas and Powerball will have the joint honor of playing the last day of August. Will the lead-up to September be just as wild as Wednesday, or will the month end on a quieter note?

Lottery Summer Block Party

For the past couple of drawings, both Lotto Texas and Powerball took it easy with the wild plays and crazy jackpots. Summer is about relaxing, after all. But summer is also a time of boldness, and that’s what we saw June 22nd, 2019.

The first Saturday of summer saw Lotto Texas, usually the humble one, rule the night! This lottery’s boldness kept players on their toes and ultimately prevented anyone from winning the grand prize. The jackpot rose to $8.25 million as a result. Even though Lotto Texas dominated, Powerball didn’t slack off. Thanks to its own tricks, the jackpot over there rose to $122 million!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern got back on its feet and made its 876th appearance with winning numbers 4, 5, 17, 29, 35, and 46.

The life of the party! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1666 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.6% of the time and was last seen June 19th, 2019.

Now with 159 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 876 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1666 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.54% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played June 8th, 2019.

Five-Number Combination

The {3-2-1} Pattern was determined to return bigger and badder than before. This was achieved by the power of a repeating Five-Number Combination!

Source: GIPHY.com
  • 4, 5, 17, 35, 46
Striking a pose in red. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted April 3rd, 2002.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Of course, what’s a repeating Five-Number Combination without his buddies? Whenever a repeating Five-Number Combination shows up, he’s got five repeating Four-Number Combinations crowding around him!

  • 4, 5, 35, 46
  • 4, 17, 35, 46
  • 5, 17, 35, 46
  • 4, 5, 17, 46
  • 4, 5, 17, 35
Groupies look good in purple! Source: lotterytrend.com.

The Four-Number Combination groupies made their debut in that same April 3rd, 2002 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 6, 11, 14, 66, and PB 21, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 10th appearance.

Powerball was the “quiet one” this time. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Pattern has played in 2.58% of the 388 Powerball drawings and was last seen February 20th, 2019.

The [4-1-1] General Order, now with five appearances, has played in 50% of the 10 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 388 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 1.29% of the time. The [4-1-1] General Order was last seen February 9th, 2019.

Powerball’s contribution to the block party was the debut of the 4 0 0 0 1 1 Specific Order! With that said, this Specific Order has now played in 20% of the five drawings where the General Order was [4-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 10% of the 10 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.26% of all 388 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Three-Number Combinations didn’t show up at the party.

A repeating Five-Number Combination is a tough act to follow! Not much can top it save maybe a Pattern streak or a crazy large jackpot. The crazy large jackpot is more Powerball’s territory, but the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas might be able to squeeze out a streak to end the month. Although, one must wonder if another repeating Five-Number Combination will show up next week, or if this was one of those “Snow in Florida” kind of things.

Watch Out for the Quiet One

We’ve all been warned at some time or another to “Beware the quiet ones.” Based on our analysis, the resident “quiet one” is Lotto Texas. Although its prizes don’t achieve the monstrous sizes we’ve seen in Mega Millions and Powerball, it presents itself in a respectable manner. After all, claiming a $12.5 million prize is nothing to be down about.

January 12th, 2019 was the night that, in an uncharacteristic moment, it was unrestrained. In fact, Lotto Texas ruled the night! There was more—far more—to Saturday night than someone winning. Describing it here in the introduction would be a grave injustice!

Keeping up with this flip-flopped scenario, Powerball was the one keeping to itself. Its prize rose to $112 million with little fanfare.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 851st appearance with winning numbers 8, 11, 22, 24, 30, and 49.

Propelling Lotto Texas to crazy heights. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1620 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 52.5% of the time and was last seen January 5th, 2019.

Now with 139 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 851 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1620 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.58% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played December 8th, 2018.

Five-Number Combination

For the first time in a very long time, there was a repeating Five-Number Combination! This consisted of 8, 11, 22, 24, and 49.

Not common, these (repeating) Five-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 28th, 2013 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Of course, Five-Number Combinations are accompanied by five (yes, five) Four-Number Combinations!

  • 8,11, 24, 49 (Debuted December 28th, 2013)
  • 8, 22, 24, 49 (Debuted December 2nd, 2000; second appearance December 28th, 2013)
  • 8, 11, 22, 49 (Debuted December 28th, 2013)
  • 11, 22, 24, 49 (Debuted December 28th, 2013)
  • 8, 11, 22, 24 (Debuted December 28th, 2013)
Blue looks good for the group! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There was in fact another repeating Four-Number Combination, although not related to the group we see above.

  • 8, 22, 30, and 49

This loner Combination made its debut in the February 26th, 2014 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 36, 48, 57, 58, and PB 24, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 123rd appearance.

The calmer of the two lotteries. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in roughly 36% of the 342 Powerball drawings and was last seen December 29th, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 37th appearance and has now played in 30.1% of the 123 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 342 drawings are taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 10.8% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.25% of the 123 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When all 342 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.17% of the time.

Both the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played November 14th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 36, 58, and PB 24.

Rear-end (repeating) Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut December 30th, 2017.

Is another repeating Five-Number Combinations on the horizon for Lotto Texas Wednesday night? Could either it or Powerball see a Pattern encore?

A Mob of Combinations

Did you know that when the 14th falls on a Saturday, the chances of wild and crazy things happening goes up?

Okay, not really. But, there was plenty of wild and crazy action in Lotto Texas and Powerball. Whether you’re hoppin’ mad for Australia Plays or Specific Order debuts, October 14th had them. If you don’t fancy those sorts of things, there was a repeating Five-Number Combination. There was also a repeating Three-Number Combination, or two.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 15, 17, 23, 24, 44, and 53, there have been 200 appearances of both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order.

Six numbers. So many things. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1490 drawings in Lotto Texas, the Australia Play has appeared in 13.4% of them. We last saw one in the September 27th, 2017 drawing.

Five-Number Combination(s)

For the first time since July 23rd, 2016, a repeating Five-Number Combination showed its face in Lotto Texas.

Good on ya, Australia Play!

The Five-Number Combination was 15, 23, 24, 44, and 53, and it made its debut in the May 21st, 2014 drawing.

One Combination. Fifteen months. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Four-Number Combination(s)

When there’s a repeating Five-Number Combination, there’s going to be five repeating Four-Number Combinations bundled inside. The Combinations were

  • 23, 24, 44, 53
  • 15, 24, 44, 53
  • 15, 23, 44, 53
  • 15, 23, 24, 53
  • 15, 23, 24, 44

One of these is not like the others. Source: lotterytrend.com.

The bottom four made their debut alongside the Five-Number Combination in the May 21st drawing we mentioned earlier. The top Combination appeared in that same drawing, naturally, but it’s a special one. Four-Number Combination 23, 24, 44, 53 made its debut about a year-and-a-half prior to the other four Combinations. It debuted in the November 24th, 2012 drawing, just two days after (US)Thanksgiving.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although there wasn’t an Australia Play here, Powerball saw a respectable amount of number action. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 62nd appearance with winning numbers 32, 37, 56, 66, 69, and PB 11.

These numbers were a bit quieter. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 29.2% of the 212 Powerball drawings, and was last seen in the September 20th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 21 appearances, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 33.9% of the 62 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has now played in 9.91% of all 212 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played in the September 13th, 2017 drawing.

Making its world debut was the 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 4.76% of the 21 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. Additionally, this Specific Order has played in 1.61% of the 62 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.47% of all 212 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The two repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 32, 66, 69 (Debuted May 11th, 2016)
  • 32, 56, PB 11 (Debuted October 21st, 2015)

Two Combinations together at the end. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Wednesday night be hopping with repeating Combinations, or will things mellow out?

Golden Explosion

The night before Easter was a busy one, with Lotto Texas seeing the lion’s share of the action. There was a Pattern encore, and a repeat appearance of a Five-Number Combination. The last time such an occurrence was covered on our blog was over six months ago. Talk about uncommon!

Lotto Texas

Right off the heels of Wednesday’s drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 748th appearance in the April 15th drawing. The winning numbers were 2, 11, 36, 40, 42, and 53.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers.

This reigning Pattern has now played in 52% of the 1438 Lotto Texas drawings so far.

Making its 111th appearance, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has now played in 14.8% of the 748 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This statistic becomes 7.72% when taking all 1438 drawings into account. Prior to Saturday, this Specific Order previously played in the January 28th, 2017 drawing.

The big draw of the evening was the repeat appearance of the Five-Number Combination 2, 36, 40, 42, and 53.

Five-Number Combination highlighted in red box.

Now, the key thing to remember when dealing with a Five-Number Combination is that there are five Four-Number Combinations that repeat as well. The Combinations were as follows:

  1. ) 36, 40, 42, 53
  2. ) 2, 40, 42, 53
  3. ) 2, 36, 42, 53
  4. ) 2, 36 50, 53
  5. ) 2, 36, 40, 42

The resulting Four-Number Combinations (blue box)

All of the above Combinations made their debut in the August 28th, 2002 drawing. To put things in perspective, Wikipedia was in its infancy and cell phones were becoming more affordable. Smart phones? Forget about ‘em.

 Powerball

In contrast to Lotto Texas, Powerball didn’t see any repeating Combinations, nor did its {3-2-1} Pattern make an encore. Wouldn’t that have been something? However, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern retained its position as the most commonly seen Pattern. The 57th appearance was marked by winning numbers 5, 22, 26, 45, 61, and PB 13.

Winning Powerball numbers.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 35.625% of the 160 Powerball drawings, and previously played in the April 8th drawing exactly one week prior.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 15th appearance, and has now played in 26.3% of the 57 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 160 drawings, this statistic becomes 9.375%. This General Order was seen two weeks prior in the April 1st drawing. No foolin’.

Last, and certainly not least, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its third appearance. This Specific Order has played in 20% of the 15 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order appeared, 5.26% of the 57 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and 1.875% of all 160 drawings. Prior to Saturday, the last time the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order was seen was in the May 7th, 2016 drawing.

Will Powerball grab a piece of the action in the week ahead, or will Lotto Texas continue to be the most active?

Lotto Texas Fireworks and a Powerball Upset

Things are starting to wind down in the “real world”. The Rio Olympics are wrapping up and more families are putting their school routines into action. Meanwhile, in Lottery World, Lotto Texas saw a Pattern that doesn’t play often and then some. On the national scale, Powerball now has a Pattern that gives the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern a run for its money.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers in the August 20th, 2016 drawing were 9, 10, 12, 17, 41, and 51, giving us the 149th appearance of the {4-2} Pattern.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.

With 1370 drawings to date, the {4-2} Pattern has now played 10.9% of the time. We last saw this Pattern on August 3rd, 2016.

The 4 0 2 Specific Order played for the 21st time, making its first appearance since July 16th, 2016. In the 149 drawings in which the {4-2} Pattern won, the 4 0 2 Specific Order has now played 14.1% of the time. This becomes 1.53% of the time when looking at all 1370 drawings.

Saturday’s drawing gave us a repeat appearance of a Five-Number Combination! The lucky numbers were 9, 10, 12, 17, and 51, and they played together for the first time back on November 1st, 2008.

Repeating Five-Number Combination highlighted in red box. Taken from lotterytrend.com.
Repeating Five-Number Combination highlighted in red box. Taken from lotterytrend.com.

Here’s the thing to keep in mind about Five-Number Combinations: When a Five-Number Combination repeats, the natural fallout is five Four-Number Combinations repeating. The following Four-Number Combinations were also seen for the first time since November 1st, 2008:

  • 9, 10, 17, 51
  • 9, 12, 17, 51
  • 9, 10, 12, 51
  • 10, 12, 17, 51
  • 9, 10, 12, 17

Four-Number Combinations of the night highlighted in red boxes. From lotterytrend.com.
Four-Number Combinations of the night highlighted in red boxes. From lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

Powerball may not have seen a repeat play of a Three-Number Combination, but it can brag about something else.

Powerball’s winning numbers were 3, 6, 21, 60, 68, and PB 24.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

See, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 32nd appearance, and is now tied with the {2-1-1-1-1} as “Most Commonly Seen Powerball Pattern”. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played 34.8% of the time, and we last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern on August 6th, 2016.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order appeared for the 9th time, its first since August 3rd, 2016. Out of the 32 drawings in which {2-2-1-1} played, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 28.1% of the time. When we look at all 92 Powerball drawings, this becomes 9.78% of the time.

Finally, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its second appearance, and it too previously played on August 3rd, 2016. Given this, the stats are now as follows:

  • 2 out of 9 drawings (22.2% of the time) in which the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played
  • 2 out of 32 drawings (6.25% of the time) in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played and
  • 2 out of 92 (2.17%) of all Powerball drawings.

What do Wednesday’s drawings have in store? Will Lotto Texas see another Pattern not played often? Will the {2-2-1-1} become the new commonly seen Powerball Pattern?

Combos! Combos Everywhere!

Saturday night’s results didn’t lead to another attempt at a {3-2-1} Pattern streak in Lotto Texas nor an encore of Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Instead, we saw results that were nothing like we’ve covered on our blog so far. Lotto Texas was quite a doozy and Powerball had some interesting plays as well. Grab some popcorn and a bottle of your favorite spirits because we have quite the recap!

Lotto Texas

The July 23rd, 2016 drawing gave us the winning numbers of 8, 12, 19, 25, 26, and 30.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. From lotterytrend.com

These numbers were the 147th appearance of the {4-2} Pattern, and with there being 1362 Lotto Texas drawings, the {4-2} Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. In fact, the {4-2} Pattern played exactly one week ago on July 16th, 2016.

We saw the 2 4 0 Specific Order play for the 24th time. The 2 4 0 Specific Order has played 16.3% of the time given the 147 times that the {4-2} Pattern appeared. This shrinks to 1.76% of the time if we consider all 1362 Lotto Texas drawings.

What makes Saturday night’s drawing different from all the other Lotto Texas drawings we’ve covered so far is that we saw a similar spread appear for the third time! A spread is the difference between adjacent numbers. A similar spread occurs when the differences between numbers in separate drawings are the same, but the order is different. Here’s what we mean:

On April 12th, 2003, the winning numbers for Lotto Texas were 9, 16, 22, 26, 27, and 31. The spread that appeared that evening was 07:06:04:01:04. The July 23rd, 2016 winning numbers’ spread was 04:07:06:01:04.

The winning numbers for the March 12th, 2014 Lotto Texas drawing were 24, 31, 37, 41, 45, and 46 and their spread was 07:06:04:04:01. Again, we see that the July 23rd spread is similar to the March 12th, 2014 spread.

If we take a closer look at each of the three spreads (April 12th, 2003, March 12th, 2014, and July 23rd, 2016), we can see that they are all similar.

By contrast, an exact spread occurs when the difference between adjacent numbers and their orders are the same. For more information on similar spreads and exact spreads, check out our Texas Lottery Trend site.

The three-time appearance of a similar spread was just a warm-up. We saw a Five-Number Combination make its second appearance in the form of 8, 19, 25, 26, and 30, which first played back on January 8th, 2014.

The Five-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com
The Five-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com

Given the appearance of a Five-Number Combination, that automatically leads to the repeat appearance of at least five Four-Number Combinations. In fact, we saw six Four-Number Combinations play for a second time!

  • 19, 25, 26, 30
  • 8, 25, 26, 30
  • 8, 19, 25, 30
  • 8, 19, 26, 30
  • 8, 19, 25, 26

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Six Four-Number Combinations played July 23rd, 2016. From lotterytrend.com

All of these Four-Number Combinations played for the first time on January 8th, 2014! There was one other Four-Number Combination in the form of 12, 25, 26, and 30 that played for the first time on July 6th, 2013.

Of course, we’re not even going to mention how 8, 25, 26, and 30 also played in the July 22nd, 2016 Mega Millions drawing…

Powerball

Powerball’s winning numbers from the July 23rd, 2016 drawing were 5, 7, 23, 35, 39, and PB 11.

Winning numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com
Winning numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 28 out of 84 Powerball drawings, or 33.3% of the time. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played July 2nd, 2016.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern followed the [2-1-2-1] General Order. With a seventh appearance, the [2-1-2-1] has appeared in 25% of the drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played. Considering all 84 Powerball drawings to date, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 8.33% of the time. This General Order previously played on April 30th, 2016.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order gave way to the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order. The 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has now played 3 out of 7 times in which the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played, or 42.9%. Taking the 28 drawings in which {2-2-1-1} has played, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 10.7% of the time. Finally, taking all 84 Powerball drawings into account, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 3.57% of the time. Like the [2-1-2-1] General Order, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order previously played on April 30th, 2016.

We conclude our Powerball coverage with Three-Number Combinations. We saw two Combinations play for the second time:

  • 5, 7, 23 which first played on May 21st, 2016.
  • 23, 39, and MB 11 which first played on May 18th, 2016.

Two Three-Number Combinations played Saturday. From lotterytrend-powerball.com
Two Three-Number Combinations played Saturday. From lotterytrend-powerball.com

Will July end with a fireworks show?