The Weekend Lottery Triple Whammy

No, Mega Millions didn’t show up on Saturday night; that’s not its gig, anyway. The title of today’s post points to some interesting developments that took place in the lottery world. One lottery saw an Australia Play while the other saw its Wednesday night Pattern return. Both of these had the added effect of pushing the jackpots upward once again. Lotto Texas rose to $11.75 million, and Powerball climbed to $280 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The December 4, 2021 Australia Play was made possible by 15, 17, 20, 27, 52 and 53. That means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 264 times.

Warming up the night with an Australia Play. Source:

There have now been 1937 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has been featured 13.6% of the time. An Australia Play was last seen November 3, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 17, 20, 27 and 53 debuted August 19, 2017.

Springing forth from the Australia Play. Source:


General Lottery Analysis

December 4th also saw an encore for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 10, 40, 45, 56, 67 and PB 2, this Pattern has now played 259 times.

The {2-1-1-1-1] Pattern comes back for more. Source:

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 39.3% of the 659 Powerball drawings and was last seen December 1, 2021.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 20.5% of the 259 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 659 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.04% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played November 22, 2021.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.4% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.41% of the 259 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.12% of all 659 drawings. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen March 6, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations  

Nestled in that Pattern encore were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A double helping of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source:

Looking at the current state of the jackpots, it looks to be a very Merry Christmas for whoever wins. Will the jackpots rise again Monday night, or will Christmas come early?

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