Bouncing Through a Time Warp

Saturdays wield the power of nostalgia. Be it Saturday morning cartoons, hanging out at the mall, or just sleeping in, there’s something about that day that makes the urge to reminisce hard to suppress. As is the nature of Lottery Binge, we cover past lotteries—the past can be from just a few days ago to a time when Blockbuster Video was where you rented movies and video games. February 24, 2018 was a night when the past truly took over.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 9, 32, 35, 51, and 54, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 209th appearance.

There’s a history buried in here. Source:

Given that there have been 1528 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has appeared 13.7% of the time. We last saw one in the February 3, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The biggest event of the evening was with one of the repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 9, 35, 51, 54
  • 5, 9, 32, 35
First position for the *very* first Lotto Texas drawing. Source:

The first Combination is a special one. See, it made its debut on July 19, 2000. That was the very first Lotto Texas drawing to use numbers 1 through 54!

The second Combination made its debut in the November 30, 2002 drawing.


General Lottery Analysis

Powerball stumbled across some leftover Valentine’s Day candy. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 73rd appearance with winning numbers 24, 25, 38, 62, 63, and PB 6.

Things were a bit quieter in Powerball. Source:

With 250 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 29.2% of them.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 24 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 73 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 250 drawings, this General Order has played 9.6% of the time. This General Order previously played on November 25, 2017.

Now with four appearances, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 16.7% of the 24 drawings where [2-1-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 5.48% of the 73 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.6% of all 250 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played on September 13, 2017.

Powerball’s journey didn’t go as far back, but it was a trip back in time nonetheless.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There weren’t any repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Lotto Texas and Powerball will have the honor of bidding February adieu. Will either the Australia Play or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore? Will there be another trip back to the “distant” past?

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