The Weird, the Wild, the Lotteries

The world seems to make less sense with each passing day. That is, if it ever made sense. We’re nearly a quarter into the 21st century, and these words fit like a glove: “Weird”, “wild”, and “over the top”. Those words also describe Lotto Texas and Powerball over the past several drawings.

In a bizarre series of events, Lotto Texas, yes, Lotto Texas, continued to have a jackpot that was worth more than Mega Millions’. Wednesday night saw the Lotto Texas jackpot leap to $37.5 million. Meanwhile, Powerball remained the Big Man on Top, with a jackpot that grew to $700 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas started the month with an Australia Play. The February 1, 2023 drawing featured winning numbers 1, 8, 22, 26, 38 and 40, bringing the number of appearances for both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order to 298.

Nothing like an Australia Play to boost the jackpot! Source:

An Australia Play has been featured in 14.1% of the 2119 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen December 12, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas also made room for two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

With room for repeating Four-Number Combos to boot! Source:


General Lottery Analysis

A {3-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat made it possible for Powerball to stay on top! With winning numbers 31, 43, 58, 59, 66 and PB 9, this Pattern has now played 143 times.

A {3-1-1-1} Pattern streak in the making? Source:

This Pattern has played in 17% of the 841 Powerball drawings and was last seen January 30, 2023.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 54 appearances, has played in 37.8% of the 143 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 841 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.42% of the time.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 14.8% of the 54 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.56% of the 143 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.95% of all 841 drawings.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the [1-1-3-1] General Order and the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order played December 17, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Nothing unusual here. Source:

How generous will February be for Lotto Texas and Powerball? Will the jackpot growth continue Saturday night, or will it be their turn to face the reset?

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