Radiance of Rising Jackpots

The year is young, and the lotteries aren’t taking any prisoners! January 13, 2020 saw one lottery pick itself back up and another continuing to taunt us. Plucky Lotto Texas went for an Australia Play encore, and the jackpot bounced to $5.25 million. Powerball strutted around like a peacock, pleased as punch that its jackpot grew to $640 million.

Winter blues? What winter blues?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play encore was made possible by winning numbers 1, 6, 23, 36, 40 and 48. This configuration has played 250 times.

Blimey! We got another one! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1829 Lotto Texas drawings, which means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have appeared in 13.7% of them. Recall that we last saw an Australia Play in the January 9, 2021 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

Another encore was the lack of repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 19, 23, 25, 49 and PB 14, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 106th appearance.

Feeding into Powerball’s ego! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 551 Powerball drawings and this Pattern ahs played 19.2% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern January 2, 2021.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 38 appearances, has played in 35.8% of the 106 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 551 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.9% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played December 2, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 1 3 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.89% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.83% of the 106 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.54% of all 551 drawings. The 1 3 0 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen April 26, 2017.

Three-Number Combinations  

There was enough room for two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Make room for the repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Powerball continue its jackpot strut, and will Lotto Texas’s Australia Play make a three-peat appearance Saturday night?

How the Prize was Won

The first full week of 2021 has been one for the history books, to put it mildly. Lottery-wise, hundreds of millions of dollars are now up for grabs in both Mega Millions and Powerball. Meanwhile, Lotto Texas continues to retain its dignity. And, on January 9, 2021, we saw the first lottery win of the year!

The lottery win, of course, was in Lotto Texas. Come on, now. If you won $7.75 million, would you turn it down? Anyway, with its prize won, the jackpot was reset to $5 million. Powerball crossed over into the ultra-rich territory. As the jackpot evaded players yet again, it grew to $550 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Lotto Texas win was due to an Australia Play. With winning numbers 3, 11, 23, 35, 41 and 54, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order played 249 times.

Bouncing back to $5 million. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1828 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has played 13.6% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order were seen November 11, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

This Australia Play didn’t produce any repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 26, 38, 45, 46 and PB 13, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 209th appearance.

Pushing the Powerball jackpot ever upward! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 550 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern December 26, 2020.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 27.8% of the 209 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 550 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.5% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played December 16, 2020.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20.7% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.74% of the 209 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.18% of all 550 drawings. The 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen October 7, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations made their rounds:

Providing Powerball an extra push! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

It’s said the bigger they come, the harder they fall. How much higher will the Powerball jackpot get?

Stick By Your Australia Play

World War I, also known as The Great War, ended November 11, 1918. This day came to be known as Veterans’ Day in the United States, and Remembrance Day across the Commonwealth nations of Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. November 11, 2020 happened to fall on a lottery day this year. Lotto Texas and Powerball kept it classy. The rowdiest play, if it could be called that, was an encore for an Australia Play. With no one picking the six winning numbers for either Lotto Texas or Powerball, their respective jackpots grew to $8 million and $168 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas had the honor of allowing the Australia Play to come back. With winning numbers 6, 9, 23, 31, 46 and 52, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have now played 248 times.

Hanging around for a while longer. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1811 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has now played 13.7% of the time. Recall that an Australia Play was last seen in the November 7, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations came along for the ride this time:

  • 6, 9, 31, 52 (Debuted June 21, 2006 and previously played November 7, 2018, exactly two years prior)
  • 9, 23, 31, 46 (Debuted September 28, 2013)
A colorful evening for Lotto Texas! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 205th appearance with winning numbers 13, 15, 17, 45, 63 and PB 13.

A different approach for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 533 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38.5% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the October 28, 2020 drawing.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 25.4% of the 205 drawings where the Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Once all 533 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.76% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played October 10, 2020.

Now with 11 appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.2% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.37% of the 205 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.06% of all 533 drawings. The 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen November 16, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time around.

Will Saturday night be filled with Pattern repeats or will other Patterns have their play?

The Australia Play Double Date

Without a doubt, Saturday is the most popular day of the week and if not, it’s pretty high up there. For most people, it means the very end of the week. It’s time to unwind, and after a week that seemed long and drawn out, we couldn’t be any more grateful for this day.

Lotto Texas and Powerball were certainly grateful for November 7, 2020! Both lotteries made it their business to partake in the art of the Australia Play this past Saturday night. With that came a bounce in the jackpots to $7.75 million and $158 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 247th appearance together with winning numbers 15, 17, 23, 26, 43 and 52.

Giving a nice kick to the Lotto Texas jackpot! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1810 Lotto Texas drawings and an Australia Play has been featured in 13.6% of them. An Australia Play was last spotted October 28, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combinations were notably absent.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s Australia Play made its 29th appearance out of 532 drawings. This was made possible by winning numbers 14, 16, 37, 48, 58 and PB 18.

The jackpot is upward bound! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have all appeared together in 5.45% of the Powerball drawings. Prior to Saturday night, an Australia Play was last seen September 30, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

After a long week, there wasn’t enough energy to put up repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will at least one of these Australia Plays make an encore Wednesday night, or will Lotto Texas and Powerball have other plans?

Lotto Texas and the Boomerang Effect

This year has been crazy (in more ways than one) and things got crazier in the lottery world. It was on October 28, 2020, that Lotto Texas saw the return of the Australia Play! This special playback sent the prize leaping to $7 million.

Powerball came close to a playback but no go. The prize there also saw an increase; it jumped to $127 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 6, 19, 25, 43 and 47, the Australia Play made its 246th appearance.

Another round of Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend.com

There have now been 1807 Lotto Texas drawings, and both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played in 13.6% of the time. Recall that the Australia Play was seen in the October 24, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

This iteration of the Australia Play packed a punch with three repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 6, 25, 43, 47 (Debuted December 3, 2008)
  • 2, 6, 25, 47 (Debuted July 24, 2002 and previously played July 23, 2011)
  • 2, 6, 19, 43 (Debuted January 14, 2015)
Repeating Four-Number Combinations abound! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 204th appearance with winning numbers 11, 28, 37, 40, 53 and PB 13.

Close to a playback, yet so far! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.6% of the 529 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 42 appearances, has played in 20.6% of the 204 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 529 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.94% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played October 14, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.9% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.45% of the 204 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.95% of all 529 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order played February 26, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Pattern repeats be how October ends for Lotto Texas and Powerball?

Different Flavors of Playback

The theme for October 24, 2020 was “Playback”. For the uninitiated or those who need a refresher, a playback occurs when either of the following conditions are met:

  1. An Australia Play: The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order are the same, at least for Mega Millions and Powerball. For Lotto Texas, it would apply only to Pattern and Specific Order (no General Order).
  2. The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order played on the same date. Like the Australia Play, the General Order is not applicable to Lotto Texas.

Saturday night saw both kinds of playback and was a boon for both Lotto Texas and Powerball! The intrepid players were thrown off their game and the prizes grew to $6.75 million and $116 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas saw its 245th Australia Play with winning numbers 5, 10, 27, 36, 38 and 44!

Saturday night Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 13.6% of the time. The last Australia Play was September 23, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

The arrival of an Australia Play meant no repeating Four-Number Combinations. This is a huge contrast from the Combination explosion we saw Wednesday night!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 103rd appearance with 18, 20, 27, 45, 65 and PB 6.

Hidden depths abound in these numbers! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 528 drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.5% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 31 appearances, has played in 30.1% of the 103 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 528 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.87% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.6% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.80% of the 103 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.33% of all 528 drawings.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, [3-1-1-1] General Order, and the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order were last seen together in the September 12, 2020 drawing!

Three-Number Combinations

No room for repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

By the power of double playback action, Lotto Texas and Powerball are heading into the last week of October with plenty of momentum. Will it power them on to make even more jackpot gains?

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?