On the Edge of $100 Million

One week has passed since Mega Millions saw a Combination explosion. The explosion was powerful enough that the drawing after was more civil. That civility paid off, for the jackpot saw a boost. Mega Millions stuck with the civil approach this past Tuesday and was rewarded with a prize that grew to $97 million.

General Lottery Analysis

October 20, 2020 saw the 30th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 46, 54, 57, 58, 66 and MB 10.

Not that common in Mega Millions! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 4.90% of the 612 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen July 28, 2020.

The [2-3-1] General Order, now with 14 appearances, has played in 46.7% of the 30 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 612 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.29% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-3-1] General Order played June 16, 2020.

On its way to a jackpot boost, Mega Millions saw fit to debut the 0 0 0 2 3 1 Specific Order! This Specific Order has now played in 7.14% of the 14 drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1-]. Additionally, it has now played in 3.33% of the 30 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.16% of all 612 drawings.

Three-Number Combinations

There was also room for a repeating Three-Number Combination: 46, 57 and 66.

All by its lonesome and decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted October 28, 2016.

Will Mega Millions make it past the $100 million threshold Friday night?

Lotto Texas: “I’m Still Relevant!”

Lotto Texas has a smaller jackpot than everyone else, true. That, however, has no effect on which Pattern is thrown to the masses. Or does it?

For a while, Lotto Texas was the one on top. And, although it has come to terms with the current situation, there’s nothing like the thrill of having the highest jackpot, a feeling that both Mega Millions and Powerball take for granted.

 October 10, 2020 was a night in which Lotto Texas tried to recreate that feeling. Oh, the jackpot wasn’t going to magically boost to $50 million, but a boost, any boost, would be sufficient.  The players be gifted with another showing of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Additional shenanigans with repeating Four-Number Combinations helped push the jackpot to $5.75 million.

Powerball was the calm one Saturday night. Unlike the frantic nature of that “uppity” lottery, Powerball exercised poise and grace. That paid off, for the jackpot got a hefty boost to $72 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat was made possible by winning numbers 2, 7, 23, 38, 51 and 53. This Pattern has now played 955 times.

A Pattern streak on the way? Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1802 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 53% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen October 7, 2020.

Now with 138 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.5% of the 955 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1802 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.66% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played July 22, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

There was enough room to spare for three repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 2, 7, 51 ,53 (Debuted September 19, 2015)
  • 2, 7, 38, 51 (Debuted December 7, 2019)
  • 7, 23, 38, 53 (Debuted January 12, 2002)
There’s always room for repeating Four-Number Combos! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Saturday night also saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore. With winning numbers 5, 18, 23, 40, 50 and PB 18, this Pattern made its 202nd appearance.

Another common Pattern returns! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.5% of the 524 Powerball drawings. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an appearance earlier this week.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 202 appearances, has played in 25.2% of the 202 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 524 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.73% of the time. The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order was last seen in the September 26, 2020 drawing.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.8% of the 51 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.97% of the 202 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.15% of all 524 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order played August 29, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations were also present:

  • 18, 40, 50 (Debuted May 20, 2020)
  • 5, 40, 50 (Debuted May 2, 2018)
Boxed in! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Despite being in separate “classes”, Lotto Texas and Powerball opted to play their most commonly seen Patterns this week. Both the {3-2-1} and the {2-1-1-1-1} Patterns are known for Pattern streaks, one method they employ to stay on top! Will these Pattern streaks surface next week?

Bouncing Around and Dragging Along

October 7, 2020 was a night of contrasts to be sure! Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their jackpots rise, but they took vastly different approaches. Although still sore, Lotto Texas made peace with the fact that it’ll take longer to reach $47 million again and lived with a jackpot that inched up to $5.5 million. Powerball, on the other hand, was passing out repeating Three-Number Combinations like they were candy! The jackpot over there saw a huge increase from $52 million to $62 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Most of Lotto Texas’s energy went into producing a {3-2-1} Pattern encore. With winning numbers 3, 12, 20, 34, 36 and 43, this Pattern made its 954th appearance.

Keeping to itself, that Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1801 drawings, and this Pattern has played 53% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen October 3, 2020.

Now with 161 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.9% of the 954 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1801 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.94% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played September 19, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 3, 12, 20 and 36 debuted September 12, 2018.

Enough room for a repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 201st appearance with winning numbers 6, 24, 30, 53, 56 and PB 19.

A lot of energy in these six numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.4% of the 523 Powerball drawings and was last seen September 26, 2020.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 56 appearances, has played in 27.9% of the 201 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 523 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time.

Now with 11 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 19.6% of the 56 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.47% of the 201 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.10% of all 523 drawings.

Both the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order played in the September 16, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

Four repeating Three-Number Combinations were handed out:

Combinations. Combinations everywhere! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

As the lotteries continue to settle into the “natural” order of things again, it hasn’t escaped anyone’s attention that both of them played their most commonly seen Patterns. The {3-2-1} Pattern and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern are both notorious for producing Pattern streaks! Is such a streak on the horizon for at least one lottery?

The Grand Jackpot Rift

‘Tis better to have been at the top and lost it, than to have never been at the top at all. At least, that’s the conclusion Lotto Texas came to after all that’s happened over the past 8.5 months. The road to $47 million will be an arduous one, though this past Saturday night was a step in the right direction. With no one matching the six winning numbers, the prize inched up to $5.25 million.

Powerball had reason to be excited. Lotto Texas was forced to reset, and the jackpot leapt from $43 million to $52 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

October 3, 2020 saw the 953rd appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 6, 13, 18, 26, 48 and 54.

Slowly rebuilding. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.9% of the 1800 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen September 19, 2020.

Now with 182 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19.1% of the 953 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1800 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.1% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played September 16, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations were also sighted:

  • 6, 13, 26, 54 (Debuted September 8, 2001)
  • 6, 13, 18, 48 (Debuted September 26, 2018)
  • 6, 13, 18, 26 (Debuted December 6, 2008)
Repeating Four-Number Combinations add a bit more “oomph”! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

October 3rd also saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern making its 145th appearance. The winning numbers were 18, 31, 36, 43, 47 and PB 20.

Preserving the “natural order”. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 522 Powerball drawings.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 45 appearances, has played in 31% of the 145 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 522 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.62% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen September 9, 2020.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15.6% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.83% of the 145 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.34% of all 522 drawings. The 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen July 24, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 18, 36, PB 20 (Debuted February 13, 2016)
  • 18, 36, 47 (Debuted March 13, 2019)
Bundled together! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the jackpots for both Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to rise next week?

At the Top and Twice as Much

Lotto Texas was in a world of its own. Powerball was forced to reset, and Lotto Texas was now on top. And, after what happened September 19, 2020, it extended its stay until at least the next drawing. The players failed once more to match all six numbers. Rather than go all out, a sliver of that old-time Lotto Texas respectability shone through. The jackpot rose to “just” $44 million.

Powerball began the task of rebuilding its clout. Things got off to a nice start, for players there failed to match all the numbers as well. In fact, $22 million isn’t a bad prize. Although, it was a reminder to Powerball that Lotto Texas had a jackpot now worth twice as much. A bitter pill to swallow for a lottery notorious for monster-sized jackpots, to be sure.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

There were some leftovers from this past Wednesday in the form of a {3-2-1} Pattern encore! With winning numbers 3, 5, 28, 31, 36 and 46, this Pattern made its 952nd appearance.

Keeping on top with an encore! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1796 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 53% of the time.

Now with 160 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.8% of the 160 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1796 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.91% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played August 29, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations were served up:

  • 28, 31, 36, 46 (Debuted May 21, 2011)
  • 3, 5, 28, 36 (Debuted July 17, 2010)
With a boost from repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball also had a touch of the encore itch! The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 198th appearance with winning numbers 11, 14, 23, 47, 57 and PB 14.

The beginning of a long climb. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.2% of the 518 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 27.8% of the 198 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 518 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.6% of the time.

Now with 12 appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.8% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.06% of the 198 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.32% of all 518 drawings.

Both the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order were last seen in the August 26, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations got caught up in the shuffle:

Repeating Three-Number Combos make everything better. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Neither Mega Millions nor Powerball are strangers to being the ones on top, but for Lotto Texas, it’s a wondrous, yet terrifying experience. Staying on top can either be long-lasting, or short-lived. And, Lotto Texas hasn’t forgotten that when the time comes for its reset, the climb back to the top will be much harder and much longer. Will it be able to hold off the reset for at least another drawing?

The Uppity Lottery

Mega Millions lost some of its clout this past Tuesday night, and one lottery endured the same fate. Lotto Texas, known for being meek and respectable, became more confident as 2020 rolled on. Some would say that the lil ol’ lottery from down South got uppity. Well, if you were expecting the return of respectable Lotto Texas…it did not return. On September 16, 2020, that “uppity” lottery had its jackpot rise to $42.75 million!

What happened to Powerball? Well, Powerball got knocked in the head by an Empire (State) apple and when it woke up, had only $20 million remaining. At least Mega Millions gained a grumbling partner.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 951st appearance with winning numbers 2, 7, 18, 19, 44 and 47.

King of the hill! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 53% of the 1795 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen August 29, 2020.

Now with 181 appearances the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19% of the 951 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1795 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.1% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played August 22, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas gained the coveted “Largest Jackpot” crown. This occasion called for bourbon and whiskey, not repeating Four-Number Combinations!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 17, 31, 51, 53 and PB 1, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 197th appearance.

Down but not out! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.1% of the 517 Powerball drawings and was last seen August 29, 2020.  

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 27.9% of the 197 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.6% of all 517 drawings.

Now with 10 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.08% of the 197 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.93% of all 517 drawings.

Both the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order were last seen August 1, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Powerball’s bruised ego didn’t allow for repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas reigns supreme but deep down, it knows this moment won’t last forever. Mega Millions and Powerball will relish the day when the “uppity” lottery is put back in its place. Will Saturday night give Lotto Texas more time at the top?

The Greatest Flattery

In a chaotic world that appears to be growing ever more chaotic, humans evolved a little something they like to call “escapism”. Something to make them forget about the pain, suffering, and needless tedium in their lives. Let’s delve into a little bit of that escapism and look at the continuing strife between Lotto Texas and Powerball. In the case of the former, nothing else mattered in its quest to remain in the good graces of lottery high society.

The night of August 29, 2020 saw these lotteries imitate one another. Not only did they both play their most commonly seen Patterns, these were encores! Lotto Texas was rewarded with a jackpot that rose to $36.75 million, and Powerball rose to $56 million.

Still, the question remains: Who imitated whom?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore was made possible with winning numbers 7, 18, 22, 33, 35 and 39. This Pattern has now played 950 times.

Still on top. Source: lotterytrend.com.

With 1790 Lotto Texas drawings having taken place, this Pattern has played 53.1% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was seen August 26, 2020.

Now with 159 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.8% of the 950 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.88% of the 1790 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played August 1, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

On the path to maintaining its precarious position, Lotto Texas saw two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 18, 33, 35, 39 (Debuted April 8, 2020)
  • 7, 18, 33, 39 (Debuted August 17, 2013)
Any boost helps! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 21, 22, 29, 43 and PB 10, not only did the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make its 196th appearance, it made an encore.

Copycat or originator? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

There have now been 512 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38.3% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen August 26, 2020.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 25% of the 196 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 512 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.57% of the time. The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order was last seen March 7, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.2% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.55% of the 196 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.98% of all 512 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order in the April 13, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations were picked up along the way:

Blocks of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

As it is in the human world, it’s difficult to attain clout. What took months to achieve a dream for Lotto Texas can easily be undone in the next drawing. And Powerball, though it always had a “higher” starting position, isn’t immune, either. Will both lotteries continue their climb at the start of September, or will at least one of them fall?

A Lottery’s Grit and Determination

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Lotto Texas is loving the clout, the high life, even, and it wasn’t going to give that up easily. Playing safe with a {3-2-1} Pattern encore reaped big rewards! The jackpot rose to $36 million, and Lotto Texas got to extend its stay in the club.

Powerball, meanwhile, quietly rose to $47 million. It could rest easy knowing an $11 million gap existed between it and Lotto Texas.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern went for the encore August 26, 2020. With winning numbers 14, 21, 27, 35, 44 and 52, this Pattern made its 949th appearance.

Stick with what you know! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1789 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 53% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern played August 22, 2020.

Now with 138 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 14.5% of the 949 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1789 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.71% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 3 2 Specific Order played April 29, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas showed off with four, count ‘em four repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 14, 35, 44, 52 (Debuted October 17, 2007)
  • 14, 27, 35, 52 (Debuted May 1, 2010)
  • 14, 21, 27, 35 (Debuted January 4, 2014)
  • 21, 27, 35, 44 (Debuted December 30, 2009)
Nothing wrong with showing off now and then! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 12, 19, 47, 58 and PB 2, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 195th appearance.

Also sticking with the most commonly seen Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 511 Powerball drawings, and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 38.2% of them. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the August 19, 2020 drawing.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 54 appearances, has played in 27.7% of the 195 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 511 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.6% of the time. The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was last seen June 13, 2020.

Now with 11 appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20.4% of the 54 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.64% of the 195 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.15% of all 511 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order played April 25, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combination 8, 12 and 19 made its debut in the October 27, 2018 drawing.

Room for a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Lotto Texas remains in the good graces of lottery high society, but for how long?

The Closing Jackpot Gap

Not much separates the value of the Powerball and Lotto Texas jackpots. Currently, Mega Millions has the most clout, and although they both have a way to go before reaching that height, a race to be Number Two may be underway soon.

On August 22, 2020, the gap between “established” Powerball and “new money” Lotto Texas narrowed. With neither lottery seeing a grand prize winner, their jackpots increased. Lotto Texas ascended to $34.75 million and Powerball ascended to $37 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Winning numbers 6, 9, 11, 31, 38 and 54 made the 948th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern possible.

Continuing to climb the social ladder. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1788 Lotto Texas drawings and this Pattern has now played 53% of the time. The {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen August 8, 2020.

Now with 180 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19% of the 948 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1788 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.1% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played June 27, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination 9, 31, 38 and 54 debuted March 7, 2020.

Gaining a boost with a repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 100th appearance with 19, 30, 36, 42, 66 and PB 14.

Still Number Two, but for how long? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.6% of the 510 Powerball drawings and was last seen August 8, 2020.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 36 appearances, has played in 36% of the 100 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 510 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.06% of the time. We last saw the [1-3-1-1] General Order in the July 29, 2020 drawing.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 16.7% of the 36 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 6% of the 100 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.18% of all 510 drawings. The 0 1 3 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen February 5, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball, flustered by that “uppity” Lotto Texas, had no repeating Three-Number Combinations to accompany it.

At least one of these things will happen Wednesday night: Lotto Texas continues to close in on Powerball, or Lotto Texas takes the Number Two spot as Powerball resets. Perhaps in their bout of social climbing, they take each other down? Powerball would certainly be Number Two then, what with Lotto Texas’s reset value being $5 million, while it would sit comfortably at $20 million. We’ll just have to wait until Wednesday night and see!

Sturdy Jackpot Chains

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, as they say. Looking at the results of August 8, 2020, the chains of Lotto Texas and Powerball held strong. So strong, in fact, that not one player could break the chains and free the jackpots. Lotto Texas, still on its high, settled on $31.25 million and Powerball climbed to $169 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 13, 18, 23, 33 and 42, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 947th appearance.

Different Pattern. Stronger chain. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 53.1% of the 1784 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen August 1, 2020.

Now with 171 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the 947 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1784 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.59% of the time. We last saw the 3 2 1 Specific Order June 24, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combinations were in short supply.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 99th appearance with 2, 3, 14, 40, 51 and PB 24.

Just one shy of the three-digit club! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 506 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.6% of the time. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen July 29, 2020.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 28 appearances, has played in 28.3% of the 99 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 506 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.53% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played June 24, 2020.

Now with two (yes, two) appearances, the 3 0 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.14% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.02% of the 99 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.40% of all 506 drawings. The 3 0 1 1 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance September 26, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations managed to play, despite the madness:

Two doses of red. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the chains of Lotto Texas and Powerball grow even stronger next week, or will at least one of them break, spilling forth jackpot goodies?