Sturdy Jackpot Foundation

A lottery jackpot is much like a house. Over time, the foundation wears away and if not shored up, the house collapses. Winning the jackpot is like knocking the house off its foundation. Unlike actual houses, lotteries can rebuild with every reset, so long as said lotteries continue to exist.

There were no signs of collapse in either Lotto Texas or Powerball January 16, 2021. Powerball, like Mega Millions, got closer to a billion-dollar jackpot. With the players thwarted yet again, the prize grew to $730 million. Lotto Texas remained respectable and quietly rose to $5.5 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play three-peat wasn’t meant to be. With winning numbers 8, 13, 16, 23, 26 and 51, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 967th appearance.

A quiet night for Lotto Texas. Source:

Of the 1830 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, this Pattern was last seen January 6, 2021.

Now with 172 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 967 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1830 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.4% of the time. The 3 2 1 Specific Order was last seen in the August 8, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

A duo of repeating Four-Number Combinations were out and about:

  • 8, 16, 26, 51 (Debuted March 31, 2018)
  • 8, 16, 23, 26 (Debuted May 20, 2009)
Keeping Lotto Texas from being *too* quiet! Source:


General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 20, 39, 65, 67 and PB 2, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 210th appearance.

Fueled by the prospect of making someone ultra rich! Source:

There have now been 552 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 59 appearances, has played in 28.1% of the 210 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 552 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order were last seen January 9, 2021.

Now with 21 appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 35.6% of the 59 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 10% of the 210 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the General Order and in 3.80% of all 552 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order December 16, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were absent Saturday night.

We’re halfway through January and Powerball has yet to fall. As it goes with lotteries, such a fall is inevitable, and this one is going to be massive! Will it happen next week, or will Powerball’s jackpot become a member of the Billion Dollar Club?

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