How Jackpots Stay Warm

One good thing about January is that the days start to get longer. Thing is, that’s when winter really begins; the Christmas season is usually an appetizer. The snowplows and shovels get a workout, kids (and adults) pray for a snow day, and those in warmer climates hope, sometimes in vain, that they get to try on their winter wardrobe at least once this season. Those who hate the cold would rather hibernate, or at least stay inside where it’s warm. Better yet, they’d travel to the Southern Hemisphere if they could. After all, it is summer down there. Maybe with a little help from Lotto Texas and Powerball, the escape to a warm, far away place will come to pass.

Lotto Texas and Powerball crushed those dreams this past Wednesday night. In fact, Lotto Texas, saw fit to go Down Under alone. That had the effect of keeping the jackpot kicking and hopping up to $6.25 million. Powerball saw to it that its jackpot would be better off rising to a toasty $48 million than exposed to the cold.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas felt January 12, 2022, was a good night for an Australia Play. With winning numbers 7, 12, 19, 33, 39 and 40, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 267th appearance.

Lotto Texas getting its kicks in. Source:

An Australia Play has been featured in 13.7% of the 1954 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen December 29, 2021.

Similar Spread

Wednesday night’s Australia Play was no mere Australia Play! The numbers had a spread of 05:07:14: 06:01. If we look at the winning numbers of May 18, 2016, 20, 26, 40, 47, 48 and 53, they had a spread that night of 06:14:07:01:05. Remember that even though the differences between numbers were the same on both nights, their orders (and the numbers played) were different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Of course, Lotto Texas went above and beyond with a trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 7, 19, 33, 40 (Debuted March 10, 2001)
  • 12, 19, 33, 40 (Debuted April 10, 2010)
  • 12, 19, 33, 39 (Debuted June 7, 2008)
A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations hopping along. Source:


General Lottery Analysis

Wednesday night also saw the 192nd appearance of Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 12, 21, 22, 30, 33 and PB 24.

Another warm jackpot! Source:

There have now been 676 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has now played 28.4% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played January 8, 2022.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 63 appearances, has played in 32.8% of the 192 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 676 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.32% of the time. The [1-2-2-1] General Order was last seen November 20, 2021.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15.9% of the 63 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.21% of the 192 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.48% of all 676 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order August 11, 2021.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball had the urge to roll out a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A fitting trio. Source:

Will the jackpots continue to stay warm Saturday night, or will a chill overcome them?

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