Lotto Texas and Powerball’s Double Playback Extravaganza

A special thanks to Romulun Harris for filling in last night at short notice. Your work is always appreciated!

A collective sigh of relief is let out on Wednesday evenings. For many workers and students, the week is halfway over, and the fog is starting to lift. Some, in kind, lift a glass to toast their making it to another midweek. Others lift a lottery ticket (or two, or three…) and play in the hopes that they won’t need to endure another week workin’ for The Man™. Often, the grind continues. It’s even more of an upset when there are two lotteries in play, and they decide to take a note from each other’s playbook.

April 13, 2022 meant not one but two playbacks! Admittedly, Lotto Texas took the “easy” route with an Australia Play, but that pushed the jackpot to $9.25 million just as well. Powerball liked a challenge, going with a different approach, which in turn boosted its jackpot to $325 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Wednesday night’s Australia Play was thanks to 3, 8, 24, 28, 42, and 44. Both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have now played 273 times.

An extra kick midweek! Source:

The Australia Play has been featured in 13.7% of the 1993 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen March 19, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

There was room enough for two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 24, 28, 42, 44 (Debuted June 10, 2006)
  • 8, 24, 42, 44 (Debuted May 15, 2021)
Punch in those repeating Four-Number Combinations, too. Source:


General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 16, 41, 63, 68 and PB 26, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 284th appearance.

Back from a breather. Source:

This Pattern has now played in 39.7% of the 715 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 82 appearances, has played in 28.9% of the 284 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 715 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.5% of the time.

Now with 26 appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 31.7% of the 82 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 9.15% of the 284 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.64% of all 715 drawings.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, and 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order were last seen April 9, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

What’s a playback without a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations, right?

Boxing in those repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source:

That {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in Powerball is quite a character. Apparently, Monday night was just a breather! After all, if a streak happened just recently, why can’t another? Saturday night is just as good a time as any to feature a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, or even an Australia Play encore. We’ll just have to see what these two have in store!

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