A Reset Deferred

It’s been exactly one week since the Powerball jackpot was won. Since that time, Powerball continues to pick up the pieces, and Lotto Texas remains on top. The prize in that lottery is now worth $45.5 million. The natural order hasn’t been restored in Powerball’s mind. No way that Lotto Texas stayed on top! What’s a “disgraced” lottery to do?

A {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was part of Powerball’s arsenal, though that wasn’t enough to soothe the fevered desire to be back on top. Even with a volley of repeating Three-Number Combinations, the jackpot rose just a bit, from $22 million to $25 million. Patience, dear Powerball. Patience.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The gulf between the Lotto Texas and Powerball jackpots was as expansive as the Outback. With winning numbers 10, 11, 22, 32, 45 and 54, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order gave the jackpot a leap forward. An Australia Play has occurred 244 times.

Still on top! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1797 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has been featured in 13.6% of them. Prior to September 23, 2020, an Australia Play was last seen September 9, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 10, 11, 22 and 45 debuted December 20, 2017.

Throwing in a repeating Four-Number Combo for good measure! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was made possible by 8, 17, 49, 52, 59 and PB 1. This Pattern has now played 199 times.

The start of a Pattern streak? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.3% of the 519 Powerball drawings and was last seen September 19, 2020.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 40 appearances, has played in 20.1% of the 199 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 519 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.71% of the time.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.5% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.52% of the 199 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.73% of all 519 drawings.

Both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order were last seen in the August 19, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

The members of the repeating Three-Number Combination trio were

The red trio! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Powerball’s wish for Lotto Texas to be knocked from the top come true Saturday night, or will the lottery from down south hold strong?

The Ongoing Class Struggle of Lottery Society

Eight months, or close to it. That’s how long it’s been since someone claimed the grand prize in Lotto Texas. A lot sure has happened in eight months. One thing that didn’t change September 9, 2020 was, believe or not, the state of Lotto Texas. Having found itself, it firmly planted roots and continued to grow its jackpot. With no one picking the six numbers, the prize climbed to $40.5 million.

Powerball chuckled. Sure, Lotto Texas’s jackpot grew, but its jackpot did as well. With a jackpot that ascended to $85 million, the gap between the lotteries widened.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas took a great leap with another Australia Play! With winning numbers 5, 11, 21, 35, 40 and 48, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 243 times.

Back like a boomerang! Source: lotterytrend.com.

An Australia Play was present in 13.6% of the 1793 Lotto Texas drawings. It was just last week, September 2, 2020, that we last saw one hop on by.

Four-Number Combinations

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations were also spotted on walkabout:

  • 5, 11, 35, 40 (Debuted September 26, 2015)
  • 5, 21, 35, 48 (Debuted February 5, 2003)
Two is better than one! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

We’ll spare you the Australia puns and tell you right now that an Australia Play was absent in Powerball.

With that said, numbers 27, 52, 55, 60, 64 and PB 21 marked the 144th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern.

No Australia Play here tonight! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 515 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28% of the time. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen August 15, 2020.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 44 appearances, has played in 30.6% of the 144 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 515 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.54% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played June 20, 2020.

Now with four appearances, the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.09% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.78% of the 144 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.78% of all 515 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order in the July 17, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 52, 55 and PB 21 debuted March 31, 2018.

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

Powerball is closer to $100 million and Lotto Texas is on a jackpot high! Will life for these lotteries continue to be roses and bourbon Saturday night, or will the party end for at least one of them?

Lottery Euphoria

September 2, 2020 was a win for lottery high society.

The euphoria was strong in Lotto Texas. So strong, in fact, that it didn’t notice the mob of players on the country club grounds, just itching to take it down. Their efforts failed, and the winnings climbed to $37.5 million. Ah well, they thought. Let’s try for Powerball.

Except, the mob had been escorted off the premises before they could go for Powerball. As it, too, saw no grand prize winners, the jackpot rose to $66 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The mob got a swift kick to the pants with an Australia Play. With winning numbers 7, 13, 26, 32, 46 and 54, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 242nd appearance together.

Lotto Texas soars once again! Source: lotterytrend.com.

An Australia Play has been present in 13.5% of the 1791 Lotto Texas drawings. One was last seen in the August 12, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

Bounding along were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 7, 13, 32, 46 (Debuted August 22, 2015)
  • 13, 26, 32, 46 (Debuted November 25, 2000)
Starting the month right! Source: lotterytrend.com.

If you’re reading this, there’s a high chance you’re old enough to play the lottery. Consider for a moment that for some of you, the second Combination debuted before you were born (or on your birthday)!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 101st appearance with 1, 4, 11, 20, 69 and PB 18.

Sitting comfortably, that Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.7% of the 513 Powerball drawings, and was last seen August 22, 2020.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 29 appearances, has played in 28.7% of the 101 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 513 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played in 5.65% of all 513 drawings. The [3-1-1-1] General Order was last seen August 8, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.3% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.97% of the 101 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.58% of all 513 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order played February 13, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which has played twice before!

A three-peater and a repeater! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball retain their statuses Saturday night?

The Lotto Texas Playback and Sunshine for Powerball

There was another shake-up in the lottery world! Powerball was brought down by an intrepid player from The Sunshine State, and with that, the jackpot was reset to $20 million. Lotto Texas was determined to not go down. With an assist from the Australia Play, a playback like no other, its jackpot rose to $32.25 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 15, 25, 35, 39 and 41, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 241st appearance.

An extra kick in Lotto Texas! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1785 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has occurred in 13.5% of them. The last time an Australia Play happened was July 4, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

After the dust settled, repeating Four-Number Combination 6, 15, 35 and 39 remained.

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination boldly dons red. Source: lotterytrend.com

This Combination debuted in the May 4, 2013 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 142nd appearance with 2, 6, 18, 36, 37 and PB 21.

Brought down to size by the *second* most common Powerball Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28% of the 507 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 33.1% of the 142 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 507 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.27% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order played August 5, 2020.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order played in 17% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.63% of the 142 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.58% of all 507 drawings. The 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen May 16, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combination 2, 18 and 37 debuted January 3, 2018.

Repeating Three-Number Combination makes everything better! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Lotto Texas may have the bigger jackpot of the two right now, but will that continue into Saturday night?

What Goes Up…

What goes up does come down (eventually), and lottery jackpots are no exception. However, this did not apply to either Lotto Texas or Powerball. Much like the fireworks of July 4, 2020, the jackpots soared ever upward. Lotto Texas shot up to $25 million and Powerball rocketed to $69 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern streak came to an end by the hands of an Australia Play. With winning numbers 1, 14, 22, 36, 38 and 40, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 240th appearances.

Kicking away the {3-2-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1774 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has been featured in 13.5% of them. An Australia Play was last seen in the May 9, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

The simple act of stopping a Pattern streak was enough of a fireworks show. No repeating Four-Number Combinations this time around.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 32nd appearance with 16, 21, 27, 60, 61 and PB 6.

The {3-2-1} Pattern…in a different lottery. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 6.45% of the 496 Powerball drawings and was last seen June 17, 2020.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 16 appearances, has played in 50% of the 32 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 496 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 3.23% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [3-2-1] General Order played January 8, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order played in 18.75% of the 16 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 9.375% of the 32 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.60% of all 496 drawings. The 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen April 14, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Finding the {3-2-1} Pattern where it isn’t seen very often was enough to block the occurrence of repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the jackpots continue their ascension Wednesday night?

The Pattern Streak Double Strikedown

Lotto Texas and Powerball have acted like a playground clique these days. They play together, so it’s expected that they’ll copy each other, or even be in sync with each other now and again. Lately, both lotteries have been in the grip of streaks with their most common Patterns.

On May 9, 2020, the Pattern streaks came to an end. Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streaks were struck down with Australia Plays. That is, the Pattern, General Order (applicable to Powerball only) and the Specific Order were the same. This interesting turn of events kept the jackpots climbing. Lotto Texas rose to $15.25 million and Powerball rose to $77 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 6, 30, 36, 43 and 46, Lotto Texas’s Australia Play made its 239th appearance.

Kicking the {3-2-1} Pattern off the throne! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1758 Lotto Texas drawings, meaning that the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 13.6% of the time. An Australia Play was last seen April 22, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s Australia Play was thanks to winning numbers 12, 18, 42, 48, 65 and PB 19. This marked the 27th appearance of 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.

A right-hook to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The Australia Play has occurred in 5.625% of the 480 Powerball drawings, and was last seen October 9, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Three-Number Combinations were not part of the agenda Saturday night.

The Pattern streaks may be over, but the prizes continue their march ever upward. Will the jackpots continue to climb, or will at least one of them be struck down next week?

All Roads Lead to Rising Jackpots

Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their jackpots rise to $12.75 million and $37 million, respectively. However, the path each lottery took Wednesday night was fraught with its own perils, er, surprises. One surprise was an Australia Play, the other a Pattern encore.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The April 22, 2020 Lotto Texas drawing had 9, 17, 19, 30, 44 and 50 as the winning numbers. This marked the 238th appearance for both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order. Around these parts, that’s called an Australia Play.

Hopping into an Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1753 Lotto Texas drawings, 13.6% of them have been Australia Plays; the last time we saw one was March 14, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations Wednesday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

There was in fact, a double encore in Powerball! First was the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 1, 33, 35, 40, 69, and PB 24. This Pattern has now played 92 times.

An encore from an unexpected place! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have now been 475 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 19.4% of the time.

The other encore was the [1-3-1-1] General Order. Now with 32 appearances, this General Order has played in 34.8% of the 92 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 475 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.74% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-3-1-1] General Order were last seen April 18, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 15.625% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.43% of the 92 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.05% of all 475 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order played June 12, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations were unearthed on the Powerball path:

A duo decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

As April is nearing its end, we’ll need to keep an eye out for Pattern encores. Take the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in Powerball, for example. After its encore, is a three-peat in the cards Saturday night? Will we also see an Australia Play encore in Lotto Texas?

Some Patterns Like to Repeat Themselves

This week belonged to the Australia Play! Lotto Texas saw this plucky play go for the encore Saturday night. With no one able to pick all six numbers, the jackpot climbed to $9.25 million.

Powerball didn’t see the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat, although it was close to embracing a playback. A jackpot increasing to $130 million was proof that a “regular” play can be just as effective, all things considered.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The March 14th, 2020 drawing featured the 237th appearance of the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order. The winning numbers were 7, 13, 26, 28, 40, and 48.

Bounding across the plains yet again! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1742 Lotto Texas drawings and this Pattern has played 13.6% of the time. We last saw an Australia Play in the March 11th, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

This time around, the Australia Play didn’t come with repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 23, 26, 30, 32, and PB 8, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 129th appearance.

A different Pattern this time around. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 464 Powerball drawings.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 39 appearances, has played in 30.2% of the 129 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 464 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.41% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order played February 22nd, 2020.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.43% of the 129 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.51% of all 464 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order August 21st, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 9, 23, and 32, made its debut May 21st, 2016.

Accompanied by a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will an Australia Play streak form in Lotto Texas and will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore in Powerball?

The Playback, the Encore, and the Combination Madness

The world is currently in the grip of a pandemic. Closures and cancellations are happening left and right, work-at-home policies are being enacted, and toilet paper might as well be gold. Now is the time to plan ahead, practice good hygiene and use common sense. When others are losing their cool, don’t lose yours.

Considering all that’s happening, lotteries are the lucky ones. After all, they don’t worry themselves with illnesses or economies. Their biggest concern is their jackpots and what to do with them. Should they throw players a bone and let them win, or is it more fun to thwart them? Sure, the players will be spitting nails and gnashing their teeth, but many of them will come back and try again.

In a move that surprised (almost) no one, Lotto Texas and Powerball opted to thwart the players Wednesday night. This sent their respective jackpots to $9 million and $120 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play came bounding through March 11th, 2020, with winning numbers 6, 9, 24, 27, 48 and 49.

Hop to it, Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have now played 236 times. Of the 1741 Lotto Texas drawings, 13.6% of them saw an Australia Play. Prior to Wednesday night, this special playback was seen in the January 22nd, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Tucked away were three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 6, 24, 48, 49 (Debuted April 19th, 2014)
  • 6, 9, 24, 49 (Debuted February 6th, 2010)
  • 9, 24, 27, 48 (Debuted November 12th, 2014)
The repeating Four-Number Combo trio! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern came back for an encore with winning numbers 4, 29, 49, 50, 67, and PB 2. This Pattern has now played 180 times.

Midweek encore! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 463 Powerball drawings and this Pattern has played in 38.9% of them. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen March 7th, 2020.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 36 appearances, has played in 20% of the 180 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 463 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.78% of the time. The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order previously played February 26th, 2020.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 180 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.94% of all 463 drawings. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen August 31st, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination was 49, 50, and PB 2.

Red is the color of leaders. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted February 20th, 2019.

Will Saturday night see an encore for Lotto Texas’s Australia Play and will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern have a three-peat?  

HallowThankmas

A shout out to a work colleague who gave me the idea for today’s post title!

To all you readers who didn’t know if I had a day job, you do now…

There are only two months left in the year. You know what that means, right? We’re talking about a mishmash of decorations, turkey vs. ham (turducken, even), looking for the best deals on gifts, and wondering if you’ve made it on the “Nice List”.

That’s right. It’s HallowThankmas time!

Lotto Texas and Powerball got into the holiday spirit. They took advantage of Halloween Eve, bounding about and keeping the players at arm’s length. This paid off, as the lotteries made like ghosts when the players got too close. The prizes rose to $7.5 million and $150 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

To kick off the holiday season, an Australia Play made its 234th appearance! The winning numbers for October 30, 2019 were 10, 11, 28, 31, 40, and 53.

Honest to goodness Australia play. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played in 13.7% of the 1703 Lotto Texas drawings and were last seen August 17, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas hopped alone. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

October 30th also saw the 118th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 19, 22, 52, 56, 67, and PB 21.

No Pattern encore to be had here, either. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 425 Powerball drawings and was last seen October 23, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 39% of the 118 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 425 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.8% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played August 24, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.9% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.24% of the 118 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.18% of all 425 drawings. We last saw the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order in the July 28, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 52, 67, and PB 21, debuted January 27, 2016.

Near the top and decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There may not have been monster jackpots abound this Halloween, but there’s the rest of the holiday season! That’s more opportunities for Australia plays, encores, and yes, jackpot hikes. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball ride a winless streak into the new year?