New Year’s Delicacies: Lotto Texas and Powerball Edition

January 2nd is often a bummer. Many people head back to work and school* and it’ll be a while before another big holiday comes around.

*Not applicable to the Southern Hemisphere, where it’s summer

This year may be better than most, for the second day of 2019 fell on a Wednesday. Not only is that a shorter work week, it’s lottery night! Lotto Texas and Powerball greeted the new year with rarely-seen plays. In fact, those very plays were responsible for the grand prizes growing to $11.25 million and $69 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 25, 27, 28, 35, and 36, the rarely-seen {5-1} Pattern made its 58th appearance.

A low-key start to 2019. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 3.59% of the 1617 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen July 21st, 2018.

Now with sixteen appearances, the 1 5 0 Specific Order has played in 27.6% of the 58 drawings where {5-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 0.99% of all 1617 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 5 0 Specific Order played on December 23rd, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations to start off the year!

  • 25, 28, 35, 36 (Debuted January 15th, 2014)
  • 7, 27, 35, 36 (Debuted August 5th, 2017)
Low-key start means hidden surprises. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 96th appearance with winning numbers 8, 12, 42, 46, 56, and PB 12.

Keeping it steady. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 339 Powerball drawings so far, this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time and was last seen December 22nd, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 29th appearance and has now played in 30.2% of the 96 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. After taking all 339 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 8.55% of the time. The [2-1-2-1] General Order was last seen September 8th, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 6.90% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.08% of the 96 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 339 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.59% of the time. The 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order made its debut May 17th, 2017.

Three-Number Combinations

Powerball held off on the repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The year is off to a quiet start for Lotto Texas and Powerball. Will Saturday night be a mellow one, or will there be a shakeup?

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