All Roads Lead to Rising Jackpots

Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their jackpots rise to $12.75 million and $37 million, respectively. However, the path each lottery took Wednesday night was fraught with its own perils, er, surprises. One surprise was an Australia Play, the other a Pattern encore.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The April 22, 2020 Lotto Texas drawing had 9, 17, 19, 30, 44 and 50 as the winning numbers. This marked the 238th appearance for both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order. Around these parts, that’s called an Australia Play.

Hopping into an Australia Play! Source:

Of the 1753 Lotto Texas drawings, 13.6% of them have been Australia Plays; the last time we saw one was March 14, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations Wednesday night.


General Lottery Analysis

There was in fact, a double encore in Powerball! First was the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 1, 33, 35, 40, 69, and PB 24. This Pattern has now played 92 times.

An encore from an unexpected place! Source:

Given that there have now been 475 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 19.4% of the time.

The other encore was the [1-3-1-1] General Order. Now with 32 appearances, this General Order has played in 34.8% of the 92 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 475 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.74% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-3-1-1] General Order were last seen April 18, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 15.625% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.43% of the 92 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.05% of all 475 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order played June 12, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations were unearthed on the Powerball path:

A duo decked in red. Source:

As April is nearing its end, we’ll need to keep an eye out for Pattern encores. Take the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in Powerball, for example. After its encore, is a three-peat in the cards Saturday night? Will we also see an Australia Play encore in Lotto Texas?

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