Pummeling and (Near) Playbacks

One word described the night of August 5, 2020: brutal. Lotto Texas and Powerball players got pummeled for even daring to think they could win either of the jackpots. It could be argued that players of the former bore the brunt of it, as there was a Texas-sized playback. With that playback came a jackpot now worth $30.25 million. That quiet, unassuming Lotto Texas ain’t so quiet these days, and hasn’t been for some time.

A playback looked to be on the horizon in Powerball but no go. The jackpot there settled at a comfortable $158 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The uncommonly seen {3-3} Pattern was the cause of the kerfuffle here. With winning numbers 8, 12, 15, 37, 44 and 54, this Pattern made its 141st appearance.

Different pattern, same result: a rising jackpot! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Now, 141 is a pretty big number, but see, there have been 1783 Lotto Texas drawings. Of those drawings, the {3-3} Pattern has only played in 7.91% of them.

Now with 53 appearances, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has played in 37.6% of the 141 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1783 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.98% of the time.

Both the {3-3} Pattern and the 3 0 3 Specific Order were last seen in the June 13, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

The {3-3} Pattern couldn’t bear to act alone. In addition to the playback, it was accompanied by a posse of repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 8, 37, 44, 54 (Debuted October 30, 2010)
  • 8, 15, 44, 54 (Debuted March 16, 2019)
  • 12, 15, 37, 54 (Debuted April 10, 2002)
  • 8, 12, 15, 37 (Debuted August 23, 2006)
Bunches of repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 141st appearance with winning numbers 7, 14, 17, 57, 65 and PB 24.

Sticking with a familiar Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.9% of the 505 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 32.6% of the 141 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 505 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.11% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order were last seen July 22, 2020.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 15.2% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.96% of the 141 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.39% of all 505 drawings. We last saw the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order October 16, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combination 7, 57 and PB 24 debuted January 12, 2019.

Single and near the middle! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Saturday night continue the trend of rising jackpots? 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