You Get a Playback, and YOU Get a Playback…

The calendar switched to July Saturday night, and many hearts skipped a beat. Millions were in shock that 2023 reached the halfway mark so soon. Holiday or no, time seems to have a nasty way of speeding up over the weekend. Supposedly, having an activity or two over that brief period of freedom makes the passage of time bearable. For some, one planned activity was giving Lotto Texas and/or Powerball a go. That time spent bubbling in numbers was life-changing, even though all the players fell short of winning the jackpots.

Lotto Texas and Powerball operated on a similar wavelength July 1, 2023. Both lotteries featured a playback, but they went about it in their own way. These playback methods pushed their respective jackpots to $6.5 million and $522 million.

Note: For our new readers, or anyone who needs a refresher, a playback occurs when the Pattern, General Order (Mega Millions and Powerball only), and the Specific Order all played on the same date.

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas

With winning numbers 27, 29, 35, 37, 44 and 46, the {3-3} Pattern made its 175th appearance. This Pattern has now played in 8.02% of all 2183 drawings.

Now with 54 appearances, the 0 3 3 Specific Order has played in 30.9% of the 175 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 2183 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.47% of the time.

Both the {3-3} Pattern and the 0 3 3 Specific Order played June 7, 2023.

Four-Number Combinations

There were three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 27, 29, 37, 46 (Debuted January 19, 2022)
  • 35, 37, 44, 46 (Debuted December 19, 2001)
  • 27, 29, 35, 37 (Debuted March 14, 2007)                                     


Powerball’s winning numbers were 4, 17, 35, 49, 61 and PB 8, bringing the number of appearances of the Australia Play, a.k.a. The Ultimate Playback, to 55. There have now been 905 Powerball drawings, and the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have now played 6.08% of the time. An Australia Play was last seen March 20, 2023.  

Three-Number Combinations

Powerball had room for two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

What kind of fireworks will Lotto Texas and Powerball have in store for Monday night?

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