The Thing About a Repeating Four-Number Combination Spring Fling

Novelty and spring go hand in hand. Although the flowers have since bloomed and everything is ever greener, spring is an excellent time to try new things. Take Powerball for instance. Did you know that Powerball likes repeating Four-Number Combinations now? Oh sure, it plays with the idea from time to time, but Powerball is really into them lately!

Barely half a week went by before a repeating Four-Number Combination popped up in Powerball. This, among other things, fueled the jackpot’s growth to $400 million. But, before we get to Powerball and the madness a repeating Four-Number Combination wrought, there’s the matter of Lotto Texas. This ever-patient lottery’s jackpot graciously crossed the $10 million jackpot threshold, and this is where we begin our analysis for April 20, 2022.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 13, 15, 34, 38 and 48, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 1053rd appearance.

Quietly boosting jackpots. Source:

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1996 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen April 16, 2022.

Now with 195 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 1053 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1996 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.77% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played March 12, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas took another break from repeating Four-Number Combinations.


General Lottery Analysis

The madness in Powerball was thanks to the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 20, 30, 45, 55, 56 and PB 14. This Pattern has now played 120 times.

The tip of the iceberg. Source:

There have now been 718 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 16.7% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern February 16, 2022.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 42 appearances, has played in 35% of the 120 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 718 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.85% of the time. June 19, 2021 was the last time this General Order was seen.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 120 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.84% of all 718 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order played March 3, 2021.

Four-Number Combination

The madness that came with a repeating Four-Number Combination was twofold. First, the Combination itself: 45, 55, 56 and PB 14 debuted May 12, 2018.

The beginning of Powerball’s madness! Source:

Three-Number Combinations

The second part of the madness, of course, was the aftermath. After the repeating Four-Number Combination made its rounds, four repeating Three-Number Combinations were left in its wake:

  • 55, 56, PB 14
  • 45, 56, PB 14
  • 45, 55, PB 14
  • 45, 55, 56

All save that last Combination debuted in the earlier-mentioned May 12, 2018 drawing. Repeating Four-Number Combination 45, 55 and 56 was last seen May 12, 2018, but made its debut September 23, 2017. The one above it, 45, 55 and PB 14  was last seen March 9, 2019.

That wasn’t the end, oh no. There were two more repeating Three-Number Combinations!

A blue bunch with dashes of red. Source:

How long will Powerball’s newfound love for repeating Four-Number Combinations, and Lotto Texas’s vacation from them, last?

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