The Greatest Flattery

In a chaotic world that appears to be growing ever more chaotic, humans evolved a little something they like to call “escapism”. Something to make them forget about the pain, suffering, and needless tedium in their lives. Let’s delve into a little bit of that escapism and look at the continuing strife between Lotto Texas and Powerball. In the case of the former, nothing else mattered in its quest to remain in the good graces of lottery high society.

The night of August 29, 2020 saw these lotteries imitate one another. Not only did they both play their most commonly seen Patterns, these were encores! Lotto Texas was rewarded with a jackpot that rose to $36.75 million, and Powerball rose to $56 million.

Still, the question remains: Who imitated whom?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore was made possible with winning numbers 7, 18, 22, 33, 35 and 39. This Pattern has now played 950 times.

Still on top. Source:

With 1790 Lotto Texas drawings having taken place, this Pattern has played 53.1% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was seen August 26, 2020.

Now with 159 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.8% of the 950 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.88% of the 1790 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played August 1, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

On the path to maintaining its precarious position, Lotto Texas saw two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 18, 33, 35, 39 (Debuted April 8, 2020)
  • 7, 18, 33, 39 (Debuted August 17, 2013)
Any boost helps! Source:


General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 21, 22, 29, 43 and PB 10, not only did the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make its 196th appearance, it made an encore.

Copycat or originator? Source:

There have now been 512 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38.3% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen August 26, 2020.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 25% of the 196 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 512 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.57% of the time. The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order was last seen March 7, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.2% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.55% of the 196 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.98% of all 512 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order in the April 13, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations were picked up along the way:

Blocks of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source:

As it is in the human world, it’s difficult to attain clout. What took months to achieve a dream for Lotto Texas can easily be undone in the next drawing. And Powerball, though it always had a “higher” starting position, isn’t immune, either. Will both lotteries continue their climb at the start of September, or will at least one of them fall?

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