Different Flavors of Playback

The theme for October 24, 2020 was “Playback”. For the uninitiated or those who need a refresher, a playback occurs when either of the following conditions are met:

  1. An Australia Play: The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order are the same, at least for Mega Millions and Powerball. For Lotto Texas, it would apply only to Pattern and Specific Order (no General Order).
  2. The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order played on the same date. Like the Australia Play, the General Order is not applicable to Lotto Texas.

Saturday night saw both kinds of playback and was a boon for both Lotto Texas and Powerball! The intrepid players were thrown off their game and the prizes grew to $6.75 million and $116 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas saw its 245th Australia Play with winning numbers 5, 10, 27, 36, 38 and 44!

Saturday night Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 13.6% of the time. The last Australia Play was September 23, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

The arrival of an Australia Play meant no repeating Four-Number Combinations. This is a huge contrast from the Combination explosion we saw Wednesday night!


General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 103rd appearance with 18, 20, 27, 45, 65 and PB 6.

Hidden depths abound in these numbers! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 528 drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.5% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 31 appearances, has played in 30.1% of the 103 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 528 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.87% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.6% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.80% of the 103 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.33% of all 528 drawings.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, [3-1-1-1] General Order, and the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order were last seen together in the September 12, 2020 drawing!

Three-Number Combinations

No room for repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

By the power of double playback action, Lotto Texas and Powerball are heading into the last week of October with plenty of momentum. Will it power them on to make even more jackpot gains?

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