In Powerball’s Shadow

December 15th means two things; there isn’t much time left for Christmas shopping and the year is almost over. This year, we can throw Lotto Texas and Powerball into the fray.

Powerball seized control of the night. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot rose to $262 million. There were a few other treats, but we’ll get to those in a moment. First, we’re going to discuss the unassuming Lotto Texas, which saw its jackpot rise to a respectable $8.25 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 12, 13, 27, 30, and 41, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 846th appearance.

Six humble numbers. Nothing more. Source:

Now that there have been 1612 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.5% of the time and was last seen on December 8, 2018.

With 154 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has now played in 18.2% of the 846 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1612 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.55% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played on November 28, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

We’re sorry to disappoint the repeating Four-Number Combination fans out there, but there were none. Perhaps sometime next week?


General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 68th appearance with winning numbers 8, 38, 43, 52, 55, and PB 17.

These numbers were up to something. Source:

Of the 334 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 20.4% of them.

With 33 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played in 48.5% of the 68 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 9.88% once all 334 drawings are taken into consideration.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order were last seen on November 28, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.09% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.41% of the 68 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 0.90% of all 334 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order on September 19, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

If the ballooning jackpot wasn’t enough, there were three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Three of Three! Source:

Will someone win the ultimate Christmas gift next week, or will the jackpot madness follow into the new year?

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