Play That Back Again

Repetition has many uses. Watching a movie for the 101st time, for example, lets us see what we may have missed the first 100 times (though it’s really due to familiarity and/or nostalgia). For lotteries, repetition can be from either a Pattern repeat, a Pattern streak, or a playback. The result may not be predictable, but there’s a sense of familiarity when a Pattern plays consecutively, or even when everything played together on the same date.

Although neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball saw Pattern encores, there was a playback. August 18, 2021 was a boon for both jackpots, though. The jackpot for Lotto Texas continued to hang on, stopping at $11.75 million, and Powerball settled at $290 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 998th appearance with 9, 27, 36, 39, 52 and 54.

The {3-2-1} wasn’t gone for long! Source:

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1891 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 173 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.3% of the 998 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1891 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.15% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 1 2 3 Specific Order were last seen August 11, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas decided to give repeating Four-Number Combinations a break this go-around.


General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 35, 36, 51, 55, 61 and PB 26, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 176th appearance.

Helping push the Powerball jackpot into the stratosphere! Source:

There have now been 613 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28.7% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern August 11, 2021.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 64 appearances, has played in 36.4% of the 176 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 613 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.4% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played May 29, 2021.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 64 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.55% of the 176 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.31% of all 613 drawings. The 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen, no kidding, April 1, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

Powerball saw to it that a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations would pop up!

A small gathering of repeats. Source:

Are more playbacks in store for Saturday night?

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