Who Loves Playbacks?

The theme of the week so far is “Playback”. Yesterday, we covered the playback in Mega Millions. Lotto Texas and Powerball, not wanting to be left out, received some playback love March 20, 2019. It’s thanks to these playbacks that the normally unassuming Lotto Texas is now flirting with a $11.75 million grand prize. Powerball’s jackpot beast remained unleashed, and now stands tall at $625 million!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 15, 26, 29, 40, and 42, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 225 times.

The first of two playbacks. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1639 Lotto Texas drawings, an Australia Play has happened in 13.7% of them; one was last seen February 6, 2019.

Considering that March 20th was the first day of autumn in Australia, perhaps it’s fitting that Lotto Texas saw such a play.

Four-Number Combinations

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 14, 15, 26, and 42.

A companion for the Australia Play. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut September 29, 2017.


General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 101st appearance with 10, 14, 50, 53, 63, and PB 21.

Playback the second. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 361 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played roughly 28% of the time.

With 43 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 42.6% of the 101 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 11.9% of all 361 drawings.

Now with six appearances, the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 14% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.94% of the 101 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.66% of all 361 drawings.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern, [2-2-1-1] General Order, and the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order were last seen March 9, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball kept the momentum going with two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 10, 53, PB 21 (Debuted June 17, 2017)
  • 10, 50, PB 21 (Debuted March 16, 2016)
Going beyond. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Powerball maintains much of the momentum heading into Saturday and it’s possible that the jackpot will jump again. Lotto Texas shouldn’t be discounted, though; the prize there is a more “respectable” sort of juggernaut. Will the results of Saturday night lead to another jackpot climb, or will at least one prize be won?

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