Five numbers, one Powerball.
There are seven Patterns based on six Groups. The first five Groups are made up of numbers 1-69.
The Sixth Group is made up of 26 Powerballs (PB1-PB26).Each Pattern ends with the number "1". This number represents one of the 26 Powerballs.
The Powerball is always in last Position.
Each of the seven Patterns have at least one General Order.
Pattern 3-1-1-1 means that three numbers come from a single Group.
Two numbers come from two separate individual Groups.
The last number always comes out of the Mega Ball Group. Pattern 3-1-1-1 and General Order 1_1_3_1 will be used as an example.
Winning Powerball Lottery Numbers for February 24, 2016
Drawing Numbers are always listed in order from lowest to highest.
The first and second numbers are from separate individual Groups. The remaining three numbers all come from the same Group.
The Powerball is from the Powerball Group.
The Powerball is always in last position.
Order is Important!
After the five numbers and Powerball have been drawn, they are listed in order from lowest to highest value. The Powerball is always in the last position.
The Specific Order specifies exactly which Group each winning number came from.
This next example will demonstrate how Patterns, Groups, General Order and Specific Order all come together.