Saturday Night Gems

The night of October 22nd was full of joy and sorrow in Lottery Trend Country. For starters, SMU beat UH like it stole something. After this ritualistic beat-down had taken place, Lotto Texas saw a Pattern that hadn’t played since this summer, and Powerball saw the debut of a Specific Order. Also on the Powerball side of things was a disturbance in the Pattern force.

Lotto Texas

The {3-3} Pattern made its first appearance since the August 16th drawing. The numbers that made it all possible were 2, 5, 14, 25, 26, and 30.

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

Now having played 116 times, and with 1388 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the {3-3} Pattern has played 8.36% of the time.

The 3 3 0 Specific Order made its 37th appearance, and out of the 116 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern, this Specific Order has played 31.9% of the time. When we look at all 1388 drawings, this shrinks to 2.67%. We last saw this Specific Order play a little over a year ago in the October 17th, 2015 drawing.

When it comes to Combinations, we saw the Four-Number Combination 5, 14, 26, and 30 make a repeat appearance.

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combination is in the red box.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combination is in the red box.

This Combination made its first appearance two years ago in the September 17th, 2014 drawing.

Powerball

Once again, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has taken back its title as Most Commonly Played Powerball Pattern. The 39th appearance is thanks to winning numbers 1, 28, 33, 55, 56, and PB 22.

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

Now, out of the 110 Powerball drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 35.5% of the time. The last time we saw this Pattern was in the October 5th drawing a few weeks ago. In that scenario, it had tied with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Hopefully, this is not the start of Pattern Tango: Part Deux!

Moving on, we come to the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, which has now made 17 appearances. In the 39 drawings that {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played 43.6% of the time. This becomes 15.5% when we look at all 110 Powerball drawings. To see when this General Order previously played, we need to go back to the September 3rd, 2016 drawing.

Powerball knocked it out of the park with the debut of the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order. Given the 17 drawings that the [1-1-1-2-1] has appeared in, this Specific Order has appeared in 5.88% of them. When taking the 39 {2-1-1-1-1} drawings into account, the percentage drops to 2.56%. Finally, looking at all 110 drawings, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played 0.91% of the time.

As the final (full) week of October gets underway, will the {3-3} Lotto Texas Pattern dare to make an encore appearance? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} retain its title or will it be ensnared in another Pattern Tango with {2-2-1-1}?

The Power of Three

Where we last left off in our Lotto Texas and Powerball excursions, we wondered if the {3-2-1} Pattern would make an encore and if {2-2-1-1} would make a three-peat, respectively. Turns out they sambaed on out. Of course, they’ll show up again someday; thus is the nature of Patterns after all. We did see the return of plays seen just a couple of months ago, and a first-time appearance of a Specific Order.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers August 10th, 2016 were provided by 1, 2, 17, 38, 51, and 54.

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

This marked the 115th appearance of the {3-3} Pattern, and its first since June 25th, 2016. Given that there have now been 1367 Lotto Texas drawings, the {3-3} Pattern has appeared 8.41% of the time. The {3-3} Pattern is not one that we have seen often!

The 3 0 3 Specific Order made its 39th appearance and out of the 115 appearances of the {3-3} Pattern, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has played 33.9% of the time. If we look all 1367 drawings, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has played 2.85% of the time. Like the {3-3} Pattern, this Specific Order previously played June 25th, 2016.

Powerball

Powerball was a bit more energetic. The winning numbers were brought to us by 23, 56, 61, 64, 67, and PB 12.

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

The Pattern of the night was a {3-1-1-1} and it previously played July 30th, 2016. With its 12th appearance, and 89 Powerball drawings to date, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 13.3% of the time.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 3rd appearance, and out of the 12 times the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played 25% of the time. Taking all 89 Powerball drawings into account, the General Order played 3.37% of the time. The [1-1-3-1] General Order previously played May 4th, 2016.

This all gave way to the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order, which played for the first time last night! This means that the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order

  • Has appeared in 33% of the drawings (1 out of 3) that the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played
  • Has appeared in 8.33% of the drawings (1 out of 12) that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played

and

  • Has appeared in 1.12% of all Powerball drawings (1 out of 89).

We’re not done yet!

The August 10th Powerball drawing gave us a Three-Number Combination in the form of 61, 64, and PB 12.

The winning Three-Number Combination highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
The winning Three-Number Combination highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

What will Saturday’s drawings bring? Will the {3-3} Pattern be bold enough to make an encore appearance? Will another Specific Order play for the first time in Powerball?

Mambos with Combos and the Australia Play Returns to Powerball

While the June 21st drawing may have seemed a bit underwhelming, the week went out with a bang. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw rarely played Combinations and Powerball saw yet another Australia Play.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers for June 25th, 2016 for Lotto Texas were 8, 15, 17, 40, 42, and 46.

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Winning numbers taken from lotterytrend.com

These numbers played in a {3-3} Pattern, which in fact last played on May 28th, 2016. The {3-3} Pattern has now played 114 times in the 1354 drawings, bringing it up to 8.42%. Given the {3-3} Pattern, the Specific Orders that are possible are

0 3 3

3 0 3

3 3 0

The June 24th Lotto Texas drawing saw the 3 0 3 Specific Order play, and it too previously appeared on May 28th, 2016. With that said, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has now played 38 times out of 114 drawings, or 33% of the time in which the {3-3} Pattern has played.

June 25th saw a Four-Number Combination in the form of 17, 40, 42, and 46.

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Note the Four-Number Combo in the red box. Taken from lotterytrend.com

This Four-Number Combination has appeared not once, but twice before! The first appearance was back on January 22nd, 2003 and the second appearance was back on March 19th, 2008.

Powerball

The winning Powerball numbers for June 24th, 2016 were 3, 27, 36, 56, 69, and PB25.

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

These numbers played in a {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, which in fact played exactly one week ago on June 18th, 2016! This Pattern has now appeared in 8 out of 76 Powerball drawings, bringing it up to 10.52%. Given the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the only possible General Order is [1-1-1-1-1-1] and the Specific Order is 1 1 1 1 1 1. Logically, the General Order and the Specific Order also appeared in the June 18th Powerball drawing. Just like Australia is both a country and a continent, the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern is also a Specific Order. For those of you who have just started to check out our fair blog, we like to call such plays Australia Plays.

We also saw a Three-Number Combination in the form of 3, 27, and 69.

Three-Number Combo is in the red box. Taken from lotterytrend-powerball.com
Three-Number Combo is in the red box. Taken from lotterytrend-powerball.com

This combination played once before on March 5th, 2016.

Looking at the week ahead, will Lotto Texas and Powerball bring more surprises in the form of rarely-seen Combinations? Will Powerball see an Australia Play Saturday three-peat?