The Jackpot Wave

Two things have risen this month: temperatures and lottery jackpots! If the results for May 18th, 2019 are anything to go by, rising jackpots will continue to be in the forecast for the foreseeable future. They’ll come back down, eventually, but for now, a watch for Lotto Texas and Powerball is needed.

Powerball’s prize dwarfed that of Lotto Texas, but that’s to be expected. Even with its $288 million up for grabs Wednesday, it didn’t compare to Lotto Texas in the rumblings department. Save for a winner earlier this month, Lotto Texas has rebounded steadily and nicely found itself with a $6 million jackpot. Along the way, it rekindled its love for encores and playbacks.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 13, 20, 38, 31, and 44, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 871st appearance.

Saturday night encore: {3-2-1} edition. Source:

Of the 1656 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.6% of the time.

Now with 144 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 871 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1656 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.70% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 3 1 Specific Order were last seen in the May 15th, 2019 drawing. Not only was this a playback, but a double encore!

Four-Number Combination(s)

Nestled inside this double encore-slash-playback was a repeating Four-Number Combination that has played twice before: 10, 28, 31, and 44!

Red looks good for a three-timer. Source:

This Combination debuted April 27th, 2002 and showed up again four years later April 29th, 2006.


General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 105th appearance with winning numbers 2, 10, 25, 66, 67, and PB 26.

A quieter night for Powerball. Source:

Given the 378 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 27.8% of the time and was last seen May 8th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 32 appearances, has played in 30.5% of the 105 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 378 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.47% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played March 23rd, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 15.625% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.76% of the 105 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.32% of all 378 drawings. We last saw the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order on December 31st, 2016.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 2, 66, and 67, debuted November 28th, 2015.

Alone in a red box. Source:

Whether the {3-2-1} Pattern makes a three-peat appearance in Lotto Texas is something we’ll need to look for. Powerball, meanwhile, will have to make the difficult choice of knocking on $300 million or relinquishing its prize.

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