Some Things are Not Worth Repeating

It finally happened. After 8.5 months, Lotto Texas was brought down. Oh, don’t feel sorry for Lotto Texas; it had to happen sooner or later. Although both the {3-3} Pattern and the 3 3 0 Specific Order were a hit last time, they brought about the crash of September 30, 2020 and made a lone player from Seguin much richer. Mega Millions and Powerball hugged and high-fived each other, happy that the “uppity little lottery” was put back in its place. The prize was reset to $5 million.

Amidst the chaos, Powerball held strong. With the help of an Australia Play, its position in lottery high society was maintained. The jackpot increased to $41 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-3} Pattern made its 143rd appearance with winning numbers 4, 11, 16, 19, 27 and 30.

Brought down by a playback! Source: lotterytrend.com

There have now been 1799 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 7.95% of the time.

Now with 45 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has played in 31.5% of the 143 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1799 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.50% of the time.

Both the {3-3} Pattern and the 3 3 0 Specific Order were last seen September 26, 2020.

Similar Spread

What about a similar spread? That should’ve been enough to keep Lotto Texas in the good graces of lottery high society, right? No. No it wasn’t.

The spread for this past Wednesday night’s numbers was 07:05:03:08:03. This was similar to the spread from the November 1, 2000 drawing. That night, the winning numbers were 27, 30, 35, 38, 45 and 43, with the spread being 03:05:03:07:08. Different numbers played both nights but notice that the differences between numbers were the same, although in different orders.

Four-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations were a part of the scene, one of which played twice before:

  • 4, 11, 19, 27 (Debuted March 15, 2017)
  • 4, 16, 19, 30 (Debuted March 29, 2014)
  • 4, 11, 16, 27 (Debuted October 20, 2012 and previously played December 19, 2015)
Red, blue and back at square one. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Fine showings all around, but they just weren’t enough.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 18, 36, 49, 67 and PB 18, an Australia Play made its 28th appearance.

Powerball benefitted with this playback! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 521 drawings, 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 played 5.37% of the time. We last saw them in the May 9, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

There was also room for two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Making room for two repeating Three-Number Combos! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With Lotto Texas out of the way, Powerball can now focus on other things, like, “How long will it take to have a monster-sized jackpot?” It may a while yet but to Powerball, the natural order has been restored and all is right with the world.

As for Lotto Texas? Well, it had a taste of the high life, and it’s not going to let this setback get in the way! But we must get through Saturday’s drawing first. It isn’t likely that the {3-3} Pattern will make a three-peat, but it is 2020, after all. We’ll need to keep an eye on it!

The Grand Combination Explosion

When lotteries get into lofty positions, they’re (usually) not willing to give them up easily. Lotto Texas has had a taste of the lottery high life. What with its jackpot closer to $40 million than it ever has been in a very long time, it’s has no plans to go down so easily! And even though Powerball is no stranger to being in such a comfortable spot, it too must put up the occasional fight to prove its worth.

When you come for lotteries, you best not miss.

Except, everyone missed September 5, 2020. Both lotteries had the insane idea of lobbing at least one repeating Four-Number Combination. Lotto Texas also threw in a similar spread for good measure. Sure, the country club hall is a mess, but Lotto Texas was pleased as punch upon reaching $39 million. Powerball was content with $75 million and thought there was no way that “uppity” Lotto Texas could catch up.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The uncommonly seen {4-2} Pattern made its 194th appearance, with winning numbers 4, 9, 16, 17, 20 and 35.

Beware of lotteries playing rare Patterns! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.8% of the 1792 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen August 15, 2020.

Now with 43 appearances, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 22.2% of the 194 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1792 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.40% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 4 2 0 Specific Order played June 6, 2020.

Similar Spread

Saturday night’s numbers had a spread of 05:07:01:03:15. March 18, 2017 had a spread similar to this. That night, the winning numbers were 12, 15, 16, 23, 38 and 43, and their spread was 03:01:07:15:05. Different numbers played both nights but notice that the differences between numbers were the same, although in different orders. A fine specimen of a similar spread, wouldn’t you say?

Four-Number Combinations

Four repeating Four-Number Combinations were invited to the party:

  • 4, 9, 17, 35 (Debuted November 29, 2008)
  • 9, 16, 20, 35 (Debuted March 24, 2001)
  • 4, 9, 16, 20 (Debuted April 14, 2012)
  • 9, 16, 17, 35 (Debuted July 9, 2008)
Four repeating Four-Number Combinations in a bundle! Source: lotterytrend.com

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball also decided to play one of its rarer Patterns. With winning numbers 15, 21, 22, 27, 47 and PB 7, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 15th appearance.

Another rare Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 2.92% of the 514 Powerball drawings and was last seen May 27, 2020.

The [4-1-1] General Order, now with seven appearances, has played in 46.7% of the 15 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 514 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has also played 1.36% of the time. The [4-1-1] General Order was last seen November 13, 2019.

Now with a grand total of two appearances, the 0 4 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the seven drawings where the General Order was [4-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 13.3% of the 15 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.39% of all 514 drawings. The 0 4 0 1 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the May 16, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination

Powerball’s contribution to the repeating Four-Number Combination pot was 21, 27, 47, and PB 7.

Not so common in Powerball! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Combination debuted in the July 11, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

Of course, that repeating Four-Number Combination had four repeating Three-Number Combinations as part of its entourage:

  • 21, 27, 47
  • 21. 27, PB 7
  • 27, 47, PB 7
  • 21, 47, PB 7

The top three Combinations made their debut in the July 11th drawing mentioned earlier. Although the last Combination in the group played on that date (naturally), its debut was January 27, 2018.

But, wait! There’s one more Combination: 15, 22 and 27 debuted June 24, 2020.

Blue and red abound! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

As the days grow shorter, the jackpots grow larger. Lotto Texas isn’t going to go down without a fight, and Powerball is content with the gap between them. Of course, if Powerball isn’t careful, it may find itself looking at Lotto Texas from behind. On the other hand, fate may deal Lotto Texas a bad hand, leaving Powerball to gloat as the “uppity” little lottery from down South has to start all over again at $5 million. What awaits these lotteries in the week ahead?

Aristocratic Mega Millions

Mega Millions considers itself an elite of sorts. After all, it has flirted with billion-dollar jackpots, and currently has the largest prize (Powerball and Lotto Texas are in second and third place, respectively). And, that prize grew once again. With no one selecting the six winning numbers, the jackpot ascended to $67 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Rather than opt for a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, August 25, 2020 featured the 163rd appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 8, 10, 15, 17, 57, and MB 12.

No room for encores. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 27.3% of the 596 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen August 7, 2020.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 32.5% of the 163 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 596 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.89% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played May 29, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 11.3% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.68% of the 163 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.01% of all 596 drawings. The 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the August 7, 2018 drawing.

Similar Spread

Mega Millions sipped on a mint julep while offering up a similar spread. The spread for Tuesday night’s numbers was 02:05:02:40. October 18, 2019 saw something similar with its numbers. That night, the winning numbers were 18, 58, 60, 65, 67 and MB 20, with a spread of 40:02:05:02. Note that the differences between numbers was the same, yet they were in a different order.

Three-Number Combinations

There were also a couple of accompanying repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Repeating Three-Number Combinations to bolster Mega Millions’ position. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions continue to dominate lottery high society Friday night?

“Spreading the Jackpot Madness” or “The Inner Workings of Lottery Society”

The lottery world has always been a strange place. Numbers are the dominant species, and clout is in the form of jackpot size. The larger your jackpot, the higher your status.

In this strange world, Lotto Texas has gained clout, and is determined to hold on to it. With the help of a rarely seen Pattern and a similar spread, this lottery cemented itself in high society. The jackpot climbed to $34.25 million.

Powerball’s jackpot rises and falls, like jackpots are wont to do. However, it could reassure itself that it was of a “better” stock than that Lotto Texas! Well, Powerball was able to continue its climb upward. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot there ascended to $29 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

August 19, 2020 saw the 63rd appearance of the {5-1} Pattern with winning numbers 20, 24, 29, 31, 33 and 51.

From the pages of a rare {5-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 3.53% of the 1787 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen March 28, 2020.

Now with 11 appearances, the 0 5 1 Specific Order has played in 17.5% of the 63 drawings where {5-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1787 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.62% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 5 1 Specific Order was last seen March 25, 2017.

Similar Spread

The spreadfor August 19th was 04:05:02:02:18. On March 19, 2008, numbers 17, 35, 40, 42, 46 and 48 had a spread of 18:05:02:04:02. Differences between the numbers that played were the same, yet the orders in which they played on those nights were different. Now, some lotteries may gripe, saying this was a case of try-hard, but a similar spread was a touch of class. Who classier than Lotto Texas?

Four-Number Combinations

Of course, Lotto Texas wasn’t done. There were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 20, 29, 31, 51 (Debuted January 5, 2008)
  • 20, 24, 29, 51 (Debuted October 6, 2012)
Double madness with repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball decided to go in the opposite direction and play a commonly seen Pattern, its most common Pattern, to be precise. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 194th appearance with 13, 23, 47, 55, 58 and PB 23.

A different, common approach. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.1% of the 509 Powerball drawings and was last seen August 1, 2020.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 39 appearances, has played in 20.1% of the 194 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 509 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.66% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order June 27, 2020.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20.5% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.12% of the 194 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.57% of all 509 drawings. The 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen December 4, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combination 47, 55 and 58 debuted December 1, 2018.

While it is nice to be at the top, it would do Lotto Texas good to remember that the bigger they come, the harder they fall. It doesn’t take much effort for Powerball to rise to the $30 million+ range. Will Lotto Texas continue its time in the lottery high society, or will it feel the sting of a captured jackpot and the painful crash?

356 Million Reasons to Spread Out

Mega Millions certainly won’t be ending May with a Pattern streak, let alone a Pattern encore. If the results of the May 29, 2020 drawing were anything to go by, it was time to pull another tool out of the arsenal. In this case, the tool was a similar spread. That didn’t put a dent in the jackpot; if anything, it boosted the prize to $356 million!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 13, 32, 41, 51 and MB 3, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played 160 times.

Ending May with a new Pattern and other things. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 571 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 28% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the May 22, 2020 drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 32.5% of the 160 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 571 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.11% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played May 5, 2020.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15.4% of the 52 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 160 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.40% of all 571 drawings.  The 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen January 23, 2018.

Similar Spread

This past Friday’s numbers had a spreadof 03:19:09:10. This was similar to the one seen December 22, 2017. That night, the winning numbers were 1, 20, 30, 33, 42 and MB 16 and their spread was 19:10:03:09. The differences between the numbers played those two nights were the same. Note, however, that their orders weren’t the same.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night.

Will June be the month of the monster-sized jackpot in Mega Millions?

Lotto Texas and Powerball Get Out and Go

It’s that time of year again! Summer is right around the corner, and with all that’s happened these past few months, everyone is itching to get back to some sense of “normalcy”. The easing of stay-at-home orders is scratching that itch, and what went down May 16, 2020 showed that humans weren’t the only ones who can’t bear to be cooped up for long!

Lotto Texas and Powerball put on their masks and went out and about. All that pent-up energy led to one lottery coming this close to seeing a playback, while another saw a Pattern encore and a similar spread. There were no grand prize winners produced in this madness, and the jackpots climbed once again. Lotto Texas’s jackpot rose to $16.25 million while Powerball’s jumped to $95 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Wednesday, the {3-2-1} Pattern came back for an encore. With winning numbers 2, 17, 31, 33, 34 and 37, this Pattern made its 932nd appearance.

An(other) encore for the {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1760 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has now played 53% of the time.

Now with 154 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 932 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1760 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.75% of the time. We last saw the 2 3 1 Specific Order in the April 8, 2020 drawing.

Similar Spread

Saturday’s numbers had the spread of 15:14:02:01:03. This spread is similar to the one that was seen almost seven years ago in the June 8, 2013 drawing. That night, the winning numbers were 14, 28, 29, 44, 46 and 49. The spread was 14:01:15:02:03.

It’s best to remember that when dealing with similar spreads that despite the differences between played numbers being the same, the order in which the numbers played on those nights was different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas had enough room for three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 2, 17, 33, 37 (Debuted June 5, 2002)
  • 31, 33, 34, 37 (Debuted October 6, 2010)
  • 2, 31, 33, 34 (Debuted November 6, 2002)
Time enough for repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 12, 26, 39, 42 and PB 11, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 134th appearance.

Keeping to its own rhythm, that Powerball! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 482 Powerball drawings and was last seen April 8, 2020.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 44 appearances, has played in 32.8% of the 134 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 482 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.13% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15.9% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.22% of the 134 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.45% of all 482 drawings.

Both the [2-1-2-1] General Order and the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order were last seen in the March 25, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 8, 12 and 42 debuted January 2, 2019.

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

With the onward march to summer, will the jackpots continue their rise? Is Lotto Texas gearing up for another {3-2-1} Pattern streak?

Lotto Texas and Powerball Go Stir Crazy

As toilet paper remains in limited supply and people discover basic hygiene (Seriously, y’all. Wash your hands), Lotto Texas and Powerball are kicking back. They’re above such worries like soap and viruses, since they don’t get sick and all. Even if they can lord it over humans that they’re immune to every disease ever, there is one thing that not even a poised lottery like Lotto Texas is immune to: Going nuts.

Both lotteries thought “Throwing things to a wall and see what sticks” was a fun way to pass the time Wednesday night. Based on our analysis, a lot of things got stuck! During the cleanup process, a couple of jackpot hikes were salvaged. Lotto Texas climbed to $9.5 million while Powerball struck gold at $140 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The March 18th, 2020 Lotto Texas drawing saw the 921st appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 8, 17, 20, 29, 30 and 39.

More crazy than meets the eye! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1743 drawings and was last seen March 7th, 2020.

Now with 152 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 921 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1743 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.72% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played February 19th, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were five repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 8, 17, 29, 39 (Debuted June 6th, 2012)
  • 8, 17, 29, 30 (Debuted April 17th, 2019)
  • 20, 29, 30, 39 (Debuted November 19th, 2011)
  • 17, 20, 30, 39 (Debuted June 10th, 2009)
  • 17, 20, 29, 30 (Debuted October 4th, 2017)
None of them are related. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern came back for an encore Wednesday night. With winning numbers 15, 27, 44, 59, 63, and PB 8, this Pattern has now played 130 times!

Most madness resides in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 465 Powerball drawings and this Pattern has played 28% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 42 appearances, has played in 32.3% of the 130 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 465 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Pattern has played 9.03% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played December 28th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.62% of the 130 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.29% of all 465 drawings. The 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen in the November 6th, 2019 drawing.

Similar Spread

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore wasn’t all Powerball had in its arsenal. Wednesday night also produced a similar spread!

The spread for Wednesday night’s numbers was 12:17:15:04. This is similar to the one that was seen in the December 21st, 2019 drawing. That night, the winning numbers were 19, 31, 35, 50, 67, and PB 14 and the spread was 12:04:15:17. Remember that when dealing with similar spreads even though the differences between drawn numbers are the same, the order will be different.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Why stop there when three repeating Three-Number Combinations were also offered up?

More of that Powerball madness! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball have another stir-crazy night Saturday?

How Does a Lottery Show Its Love?

It’s a riddle for the ages, much like “Why did the chicken cross the road?” and “Why is a raven like a writing desk?”

How does a lottery show its love?

If you were Lotto Texas, then you showed your love for the {3-2-1} Pattern by sticking with it once again. You also wanted to spread the love and send the jackpot upward to $7.5 million. Powerball moved on to another Pattern and sent its jackpot to $70 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 916th appearance in the February 19th, 2020 drawing, with winning numbers 1, 18, 22, 31, 35, and 42.

Sticking with the {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen February 15th, 2020.

Now with 151 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 916 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1735 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.70% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played December 4th, 2019.

Similar Spread

The spread for Wednesday night’s numbers was 17:04:09:04:07. This spread is similar to that of the April 24th, 2019 numbers. That night, the winning numbers were 2, 19, 26, 35, 39, and 43. The spread was 17:07:09:04:04.

Remember that when you’re dealing with similar spreads that even though the difference between drawn numbers is the same, their orders will be different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination 1, 22, 31, and 35 was a bonus!

The cherry on top of the relationship. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted August 7th, 2019.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 12, 15, 19, 56, and PB 19, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 127th appearance.

A different Pattern to start things off. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 457 Powerball drawings and was last seen February 8th, 2020.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 38.6% of the 127 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 457 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played January 15th, 2020.

Now with 11 appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 22.4% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.66% of the 127 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.41% of all 457 drawings. We last saw the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order in the January 4th, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the relationship between Lotto Texas and the {3-2-1} Pattern hold on Saturday night? Will Powerball stick with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern?

Spreading Lottery-Brand Madness

We’ve all been told (or should have been told) to never judge a book by its cover. That piece of advice must always be considered when performing lottery analysis. On the surface, both Lotto Texas and Powerball’s six numbers are unassuming. After all, they’re just numbers.

Well, this past Saturday saw a monstrous jackpot grow even larger, a Pattern encore, and a similar spread. The jackpot climbed to $5.25 million in Lotto Texas and $343 million in Powerball. Just numbers, indeed!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The January 18, 2020 Lotto Texas drawing saw an encore for the {4-1-1} Pattern! This Pattern made its 189th appearance with winning numbers 17, 20, 27, 33, 35, and 45.

A busy night for Lotto Texas! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11% of the 1726 drawings and was last seen January 15th, 2020.

Now with 63 appearances, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 189 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1726 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.65% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 4 1 Specific Order played January 4th, 2020.

Similar Spread

The {4-1-1} Pattern encore wasn’t the only Lotto Texas highlight. A similar spread was nestled inside! The spread for Saturday night was 03:07:06:02:10. On June 18th, 2011, the winning numbers were 22, 29, 35, 37, 40, and 50, and the spread was 07:06:02:03:10. When you see a similar spread remember this sage advice: The differences between drawn numbers are the same, but their orders are different.

Four-Number Combinations

Saturday night was sans-repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The night of January 18th also saw the 173rd appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 20, 24, 38, 56, 68, and PB 18.

Sending the jackpot onward and upward! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.6% of the 448 Powerball drawings and was last seen January 11th, 2020.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 27.2% of the 173 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.5% of all 448 drawings. The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was last seen Christmas 2019.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17% of the 47 drawings where the General Order is [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.62% of the 173 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.79% of all 448 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order played March 27th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Going into next week, we’ll need to keep an eye out for Powerball. That beast of a jackpot will get toppled sometime, but will it be Wednesday night, and with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore? Meanwhile, the {4-1-1} Pattern isn’t known to make three-peats in Lotto Texas, but nothing seems too out of the ordinary for these lotteries!  

The World According to Lotto Texas (and Powerball)

Lotto Texas dominated the lottery landscape August 28, 2019. The winless streak continued as the prize climbed to $18.25 million. What made this lottery stand out Wednesday night was that it had

  • An encore
  • A playback
  • A similar spread
  • A repeating Five-Number Combination
  • Seven repeating Four-Number Combinations

Seriously, it was like Lotto Texas had this checklist of “Awesome Ways to End the Month” and had a field day!

Powerball had its own brand of insanity. A Specific Order debut and a couple of  repeating Three-Number Combinations may seem like small potatoes, but that was enough to propel the grand prize to $70 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 184th appearance with winning numbers 9, 21, 40, 42, 49, and 53.

The fuel to the Lotto Texas fire. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1685 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 64 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.8% of the 184 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1685 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.80% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order played August 24th, 2019.

Similar Spread(s)

Wednesday night’s numbers had a spread of 12:19:02:07:04. The winning numbers for May 20th, 2006 were 6, 18, 37, 44, 48, and 50 with a spread of 12:19:07:04:02. Note how similar they are. Even though the differences between numbers were the same, their orders were different!

Five-Number Combination

The repeating Five-Number Combination of the evening was 21, 40, 42, 49, and 53.

True blue Five-Number Combo. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the August 30th, 2014 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Naturally, there were five repeating Four-Number Combinations nestled inside! This quintet debuted August 30th, 2014:

  • 21, 42, 49, 53
  • 40, 42, 49, 53
  • 21, 40, 49, 53
  • 21, 40, 42, 53
  • 21, 40, 42, 49

There were two more repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 9, 21, 49, 53 (Debuted October 9th, 2013)
  • 9, 42, 49, 53 (Debuted June 9th, 2007)
Blue and red all over! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 32, 37, 41, 56, and PB 14, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 83rd appearance.

A quieter Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 20.4% of the 407 Powerball drawings and was last seen August 17th, 2019.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 25 appearances, has played in 30.1% of the 83 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 407 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.14% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played July 3rd, 2019.

With its first-ever appearance, the 1 0 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 4% of the 25 drawings where [1-3-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 1.20% of the 83 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.25% of all 407 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combinations were

A red duet. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Lotto Texas and Powerball will have the joint honor of playing the last day of August. Will the lead-up to September be just as wild as Wednesday, or will the month end on a quieter note?