The Stuffening

Thanksgiving in the US has the misfortune of being overshadowed by both Halloween and Christmas. Right after the scares and candy come the Christmas decorations, the songs, the sales, we could go on. Given how pervasive Christmas is, no one would blame you if you didn’t know, or forgot*, that American Thanksgiving is in November. Perhaps Lotto Texas and Powerball can help with that.

*To our US readers: Be honest. How many of you have forgotten at least once about Thanksgiving?

Ever since this past weekend, both lotteries have engorged themselves on repeating Combinations. On Saturday, Powerball saw two repeating Four-Number Combinations, a rarity for this lottery, and Lotto Texas was the talk of the town Monday night with a repeating Five-Number Combination. The night of November 23, 2022 was a feast of Combinations!

Another repeating Five-Number Combination was spotted in Lotto Texas, and Powerball helped itself once again to two repeating Four-Number Combinations! Amidst the madness, the Lotto Texas jackpot grew to $16.75 million, and Powerball’s jackpot grew to $48 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas

With winning numbers 3, 8, 28, 33, 50 and 51, the Australia Play made its 294th appearance in Lotto Texas.

So many Combinations to unearth! Source:

There have now been 2089 Lotto Texas drawings, and both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 14.1% of the time. An Australia Play was last spotted in the October 29, 2022 drawing.

Five-Number Combination

This Australia Play packed a punch! Repeating Five-Number Combination 3, 8, 33, 50 and 51 debuted December 27, 2006.

The beginning of the Combination madness. Source:

Four-Number Combinations

Naturally, scratching beneath the surface of repeating Five-Number Combination revealed five repeating Four-Number Combinations. The following debuted in the earlier-mentioned December 27, 2006 drawing:

  • 8, 33, 50, 51
  • 3, 8, 50, 51
  • 3, 8, 33, 51
  • 3, 8, 33, 50
  • 3, 33, 50, 51

Lotto Texas had room for one more. Repeating Four-Number Combination 3, 28, 33 and 51 debuted November 21, 2001.

The fallout and then some. Source:


The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 237th appearance with 1, 2, 31, 39, 66 and PB 25.

The one with the most secrets. Source:

This Pattern has now played in 29.2% of the 811 Powerball drawings and was last seen November 12, 2022.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 81 appearances, has played in 34.2% of the 237 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 811 drawings have been taken into consideration, the General Order has played 9.99% of the time. The [2-2-1-1] General Order was last seen October 22, 2022.

Now with six appearances, the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 7.41% of the 81 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.53% of the 237 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.74% of all 811 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order played January 22, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

Powerball’s double helping of repeating Four-Number Combinations came from

Another night of two helpings! Source:

Three-Number Combinations

Before we get to the other Three-Number Combinations, we’d like to point out a special one. Repeating Three-Number Combination 1, 2 and 39 debuted in the February 9, 2019 drawing…and was last seen May 25, 2019.

Now, for the others. The following Combinations also debuted February 9, 2019:

  • 1, 2, PB 25
  • 2, 39, PB 25
  • 1, 39, PB 25

These Combinations debuted May 25, 2019:

  • 1, 2, 66
  • 2, 39, 66 (Debuted May 25, 2019, and previously played May 28, 2022)
  • 1, 39, 66

But that’s not all! Yet another repeating Three-Number Combination was spotted:

A colorful display of Combinations. Source:

One part of Thanksgiving is stuffing, whether it’s the turkey, or the ones eating it! Lotto Texas and Powerball certainly got stuffed Thanksgiving Eve. Will they engorge themselves on Combinations yet again Saturday night, or will they go on a diet?

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