Gift of the Powerball

Lotto Texas and Powerball were like the Northern and Southern Hemispheres December 26th. They were polar opposites (no pun intended)! While it’s winter in New York City, it’s summertime in Sydney.

Speaking of New York City, Powerball gifted one player from Brooklyn with $298.4 million! That brought the jackpot down to a more “respectable” $40 million. Lotto Texas, ever the classy one, saw its jackpot ease on upward to $10 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern was so well-loved that Lotto Texas asked for it to come back for an encore! With winning numbers 5, 26, 33, 40, 42, and 47, this Pattern has now played 848 times.

A festive Pattern encore! Source:

Of the 1615 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.5% of the time.

Now with 152 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 848 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.41% of all 1615 drawings. We last saw this Specific Order on December 1st, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

An encore wasn’t all the {3-2-1} brought with it; there were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations.

  • 5, 26, 40, 42 (Debuted October 30th, 2002)
  • 26, 33, 40, 47 (Debuted May 31st, 2017)
Encore comes with two repeating Combinations of the four-number kind. Source:

Hard to believe that one of these Combinations debuted sixteen years ago, and to think that we’re on the cusp of a new year! Time keeps on slipping, as they say.


General Lottery Analysis

Would you believe that it was an Australia Play that gifted the sole Powerball winner? The winning numbers were 5, 25, 38, 52, 67, and PB 24.

Warming up Brooklyn with an Australia Play! Source:

Given the nature of the Australia Play, that means the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have played 23 times. With there being 337 Powerball drawings, the Australia Play has appeared in 6.82% of them. Prior to Wednesday night, the Australia Play was seen August 8th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Hopping alongside the Australia Play was lone repeating Three-Number Combination 25, 52, and 67.

Repeating Three-Number Combinations look good in red. Source:

This Combination made its debut January 21st, 2017.

The last lottery drawing of the year is this Saturday. Will the year end with a Pattern streak in Lotto Texas or perhaps someone becoming $10 million richer?

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