The Mid-Week, Mid-Month Playback Shuffle

July 14th was a national holiday – in France. It was on that date in 1789 that revolutionaries stormed a medieval armory/political prison known as the Bastille. A symbol of the tyrannical monarchy, the storming triggered the start of the French Revolution. As to be expected, Bastille Day, or Fête Nationale (“National Celebration”)/Le 14 Juillet (“The 14th of July”), is a grand occasion. Military parades, concerts, and of course, fireworks are in order.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, the celebrations have since ended and most everyone has settled into a more “normal” pattern. Lotto Texas and Powerball appeared to follow suit. However, a closer look at the results from July 14, 2021 indicated otherwise. For starters, Lotto Texas saw a playback, and Powerball came close. Throw in the respective jackpots rising to $7.75 million and $150 million, Wednesday night was far from “normal”. In fact, those lotteries were downright festive!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 7, 11, 37, 43 and 54, the {3-3} Pattern made its 153rd appearance.

A different approach to July 14th! Source:

This Pattern has now played in 8.13% of the 1881 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 56 appearances, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has played in 36.6% of the 153 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1881 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.98% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {3-3} Pattern and the 3 0 3 Specific Order played June 26, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations came along for the ride!

  • 5, 7, 37, 43 (Debuted November 16, 2016)
  • 5, 11, 37, 43 (Debuted October 31, 2001)
  • 5, 7, 11, 54 (Debuted October 25, 2006)
One repeating Four-Number Combination debuted nearly 20 years ago! Source:


General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 173rd appearance with 33, 46, 52, 59, 62 and PB 10.

What kept the playback from happening? Source:

There have now been 603 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28.7% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 31.8% of the 173 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 603 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.12% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen in the June 16, 2021 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.09% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.89% of the 173 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.83% of all 603 drawings. The 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order was last seen February 8, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations were out and about:

  • 33, 46, 59 (Debuted March 8, 2017)
  • 46, 59, 62 (Debuted April 23, 2016)
Double the trouble. Source:

Will there be more playback action Saturday night?

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