How the (Lottery) Tables Have Turned

Something funny happened during the Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings Saturday night. Both an Australia Play and a Pattern encore were spotted, but that wasn’t the “funny” part. For the first time in a long time, the Lotto Texas jackpot became larger than the one in Powerball! A winning ticket in Virginia forced the Powerball jackpot to reset to $20 million. Meanwhile, the Lotto Texas jackpot grew to $51 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

An Australia Play made the jackpot boost of March 4, 2023 possible. With winning numbers 10, 17, 33, 34, 41 and 49, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 301 times.

Hopping along with these six numbers. Source:

There have now been 2132 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has been featured 14.1% of the time. Previously, an Australia Play was featured in the February 20, 2023 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations were also spotted:

  • 10, 33, 34, 49 (Debuted March 14, 2015)
  • 10, 17, 33, 34 (Debuted December 17, 2014)
With a couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations to boot! Source:


General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern’s return was what triggered Powerball’s’ jackpot reset. Thanks to 10, 16, 18, 40, 66 and PB 16, this Pattern played for the 335th time.

From jackpot booster to jackpot “resetter”. Source:

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 39.2% of the 854 Powerball drawings and was last seen March 1, 2023.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 87 appearances, has played in 26% of the 335 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 854 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time. The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order was last seen February 20, 2023.

Now with 18 appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20.7% of the 87 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.37% of the 335 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.11% of all 854 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played December 21, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 10, 16 and 40 debuted March 1, 2017.

A repeating Three-Number Combination cherry on top. Source:

It’s not often that Lotto Texas has a larger jackpot than Powerball. Will this remain true Monday night, or will Lotto Texas face The Reset?

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