Naughty or Nice? Lotto Texas and Powerball’s (pre) Christmas Hijinks

The temperatures are plummeting, and the wind is howling. Truly, winter is here! For us Northern Hemisphere folks, anyway. As people whip on their heavy coats and brave the elements to do last-minute shopping, many will certainly stop for hot cocoa or a bowl of soup piping hot. Others, too, will make a stop at their nearest lottery dispensary, buying tickets and hoping for a hefty Christmas gift. The catch is whether the lottery, or lotteries, on Wednesday night, will be naughty or nice.

With four days until Christmas, Lotto Texas and Powerball took it upon themselves to get into more mischief. The rising jackpot streak continued thanks to a playback and an encore. The ever-graceful Lotto Texas boosted the jackpot to $24 million, and Powerball’s jackpot grew to $186 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

December 21, 2022 featured the 226th appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 2, 4, 8, 13, 26 and 47.

Six numbers. Just six numbers, right? Source:

This Pattern has now played in 10.8% of the 2101 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 74 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.7% of the 226 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 2101 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.52% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 4 1 1 Specific Order played September 10, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 8, 13, 26 and 47 debuted January 24, 2007.

Look at what six numbers can hide! Source:


General Lottery Analysis

As Powerball passed its love of playbacks to Lotto Texas Wednesday night, it gained a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore. This Pattern’s return was thanks to 12, 15, 24, 34, 59 and PB 14, bringing the number of appearances to 324.

{2-1-1-1-1} Pattern: not gone for long and in a new form. Source:

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 39.4% of the 823 Powerball drawings and was last seen December 19, 2022.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 84 appearances, has played in 25.9% of the 324 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 823 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time. November 30, 2022 was the last time the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played.

Now with 17 appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20.2% of the 84 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.25% of the 324 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.07% of all 823 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played July 16, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 12, 34 and PB 14 debuted April 30, 2016.

Room for a repeating Three-Number Combo! Source:

Lotto Texas and Powerball will have the honor of gracing the world with their presence Christmas Eve. Will at least one lottery be kind enough to share the wealth, or will they hold on a bit longer?

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