At the Top and Twice as Much

Lotto Texas was in a world of its own. Powerball was forced to reset, and Lotto Texas was now on top. And, after what happened September 19, 2020, it extended its stay until at least the next drawing. The players failed once more to match all six numbers. Rather than go all out, a sliver of that old-time Lotto Texas respectability shone through. The jackpot rose to “just” $44 million.

Powerball began the task of rebuilding its clout. Things got off to a nice start, for players there failed to match all the numbers as well. In fact, $22 million isn’t a bad prize. Although, it was a reminder to Powerball that Lotto Texas had a jackpot now worth twice as much. A bitter pill to swallow for a lottery notorious for monster-sized jackpots, to be sure.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

There were some leftovers from this past Wednesday in the form of a {3-2-1} Pattern encore! With winning numbers 3, 5, 28, 31, 36 and 46, this Pattern made its 952nd appearance.

Keeping on top with an encore! Source:

There have now been 1796 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 53% of the time.

Now with 160 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.8% of the 160 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1796 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.91% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played August 29, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations were served up:

  • 28, 31, 36, 46 (Debuted May 21, 2011)
  • 3, 5, 28, 36 (Debuted July 17, 2010)
With a boost from repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source:


General Lottery Analysis

Powerball also had a touch of the encore itch! The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 198th appearance with winning numbers 11, 14, 23, 47, 57 and PB 14.

The beginning of a long climb. Source:

This Pattern has now played in 38.2% of the 518 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 27.8% of the 198 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 518 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.6% of the time.

Now with 12 appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.8% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.06% of the 198 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.32% of all 518 drawings.

Both the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order were last seen in the August 26, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations got caught up in the shuffle:

Repeating Three-Number Combos make everything better. Source:

Neither Mega Millions nor Powerball are strangers to being the ones on top, but for Lotto Texas, it’s a wondrous, yet terrifying experience. Staying on top can either be long-lasting, or short-lived. And, Lotto Texas hasn’t forgotten that when the time comes for its reset, the climb back to the top will be much harder and much longer. Will it be able to hold off the reset for at least another drawing?

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