The weather has been extreme these past few days. On one end, sub-freezing temperatures drove most U.S. Southerners inside, to the point that the streets were abandoned. Siberians, on the other hand, took selfies of themselves with frozen eyelashes in sub-zero temperatures. At the other end, it was hot enough in Australia that the brains of bats were boiling.

So far, 2018 has been a year of extremes in the lottery world as well. The year started with an insanely huge jackpot in Powerball, and then things cooled down a bit. January 17th saw things heat up for both Lotto Texas and Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 16, 19, 33, 40, and 46, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order played for 206th time Wednesday night.

Warming up for the rest of the night. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1517 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has occurred 13.6% of the time. Interestingly, we last saw one in the January 6, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

An Australia Play wasn’t the only big thing to happen in Lotto Texas. There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 9, 19, 33, 46 (Debuted June 5, 2010)
  • 9, 16, 19, 40 (Debuted October 10, 2009)
Ice beginning to melt. Source: lotterytrend.com.


General Lottery Analysis

On the Powerball side of things, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, right off the heels of this past Saturday, went for the three-peat. With winning number 3, 33, 37, 51, 57, and PB 21, this Pattern has now played 89 times.

Sizzling hot three-peat. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Out of the 239 Powerball drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 37.2% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 26th appearance, and has now played in 29.2% of the 89 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 239 drawings, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played 10.9% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, this General Order was seen in the December 30, 2017 drawing.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 34.6% of the 26 drawings where [1-2-1-1-1] was the General Order of the evening. This statistic becomes 10.1% when looking at the 89 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 239 drawings into account, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played 3.77% of the time. We last saw this Specific Order in the December 16, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 37, 57, and PB 21.

Near the top and seeing above the snowdrift. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the November 21, 2015 drawing.

Will Saturday’s drawing give way to a fourth consecutive appearance for Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern? Will the Australia Play make an encore in Lotto Texas?

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