Australia Play Fever

Looks like something is starting to go around in lottery world! In our Wednesday coverage, Lotto Texas saw an Australia Play. That is, the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order matched. Although there wasn’t an encore in Lotto Texas (how awesome would that have been?), Powerball got the bug.

Lotto Texas

Our coverage of the January 28th Lotto Texas drawing begins with the 737th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern. The winning numbers this time were 5, 7, 30, 48, 51, and 52.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From www.lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From www.lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in approximately 52% of the 1416 drawings thus far, and was last seen in the January 11th, 2017 drawing. Note that the {3-2-1} Pattern is far and away the most commonly seen Pattern in Lotto Texas.

The 2 1 3 Specific Order made its 110th appearance, its first since the January 4th, 2017 drawing. This Specific Order has played in 14.9% of the 737 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.77% of all drawings.

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations in Lotto Texas this time around.

Powerball

Saturday night’s fireworks were primarily from the Powerball camp. The Australia Play made its 14th appearance, thanks to winning numbers 12, 20, 39, 49, 69, and PB 17.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

These numbers follow the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and has now played in 14 of the 138 Powerball drawings. Given said Pattern, it follows that the [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have also appeared 14 times. All of them have played in 10.1% of all the drawings. The last time we saw an Australia Play in Powerball was in the December 10th, 2016 drawing.

Not only did we see an Australia Play, we also saw a repeating Three-Number Combination in the form of 12, 20, and PB 17.

Snippet of Powerball Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box.
Snippet of Powerball Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box.

This Combination made its debut a little over a year ago, in the November 4th, 2015 drawing.

Will either Lotto Texas or Powerball see rarely-played Patterns in the week ahead? Will the Australia Play make an encore?

Everything’s Coming Up January

Friday night has come and gone, and compared to Tuesday’s drawing, this Mega Millions was quiet. What with Super Bowl fever sweeping across Lottery Trend country, it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary to expect Australia Plays, or repeating Three-Number Combinations, or even a combination of the two. This time around, Mega Millions decided to conserve its energy, perhaps for when Super Bowl weekend truly is upon us.

Nevertheless, the January 27th drawing marked the encore appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 17, 37, 53, 54, 61, and MB 8.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With 136 appearances, this Pattern remains the most commonly seen Pattern in Mega Millions, and has played in 39.8% of the 342 drawings to date. Recall that we saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in Tuesday’s drawing.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 32nd appearance, its first since the January 10th drawing a couple of weeks ago. This General Order has now played in 23.5% of the 136 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.36% of all drawings.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the eighth appearance of the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 25% of the 32 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, 5.88% of the 136 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.34% of all drawings. To see when the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen, we need to go back to January 15th, 2016.

Will Mega Millions build up momentum as we get closer to Super Bowl LI?

Wednesday Goes Boom

Talk about explosive! January 25th gifted us with not-commonly-seen Patterns in both Lotto Texas and Powerball. The lottery world was also graced with the debut of a new Specific Order.

Lotto Texas

The Pattern of the evening was {2-2-2}, gifted to us by winning numbers 1, 14, 19, 32, 37, and 46.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com
Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com

Not only did we see the 192nd appearance of the {2-2-2} Pattern, we saw the 192nd appearance of the [2-2-2] General Order and the 2 2 2 Specific Order. All three have now appeared in 13.6% of the 1415 drawings to date.  For any new readers out there, we here at Lottery Binge like to call this setup an Australia Play. We last saw an Australia Play in the December 7th, 2016 drawing.

This Australia Play brought us not one, but two repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Repeating Four-Number Combinations are in the red boxes.
Repeating Four-Number Combinations are in the red boxes.

Powerball

Powerball may not have had an Australia Play, but it did have something rarer. The rarely-seen {3-2-1} Pattern made its fifth appearance. Yes, fifth! The winning numbers were 18, 28, 62, 66, 68, and PB 22.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 3.65% of the 137 Powerball drawings, and believe it or not, this was the Pattern to ring in the new year on January 4th.

The [2-3-1] General Order was also last seen in the January 4th drawing. Now with four appearances, this General Order has played in 80% of the five drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.92% of all drawings.

By process of elimination, Powerball is the one with a new Specific Order. The 0 2 0 0 3 1 Specific Order, to be precise. This Specific Order has now played in 25% of the four drawings where the [2-3-1] General Order has appeared, 20% of the five drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.73% of all Powerball drawings.

As we march on to the last weekend before the Super Bowl, will Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to surprise us with rarely-seen Patterns?

Friday Nights’ Supreme

Who doesn’t love Friday? For most of us, it’s the last day before the weekend, and of course, another Mega Millions day. What made the January 24th drawing one for the record books was that everything, yes, everything, either previously played or debuted on a Friday night!

For starters, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore. The 135th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 8, 42, 54, 63, 67, and MB 11.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 39.6% of the 341 drawings. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern previously played in this past Friday’s drawing.

Next, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 31st appearance, its first since the Friday the 13th drawing. This General Order has played in approximately 23% of the 135 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in 9.09% of all drawings.

Like the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen in the Friday the 13th drawing. Now with 12 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 38.7% of the 31 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared, 8.89% of the 135 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.52% of all drawings.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the repeating Three-Number Combination 54, 63, and MB 11.

Snippet of repeating Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box.
Snippet of repeating Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box.

This Combination made its debut on Friday, June 24th, 2016!

It’s not often that we see occurrences like the one from Tuesday. With roughly a week-and-a-half to go before Super Bowl LI, will Mega Millions bring on the weekend with a rough-and-tumble style, or will it take on a calmer demeanor?

Encores and Debuts

In an interesting turn of events, Saturday’s Lotto Texas drawing was an encore through-and-through. Of course, the numbers were different this time around. Meanwhile, Powerball saw a Specific Order make its debut.

Lotto Texas

The {3-3} Pattern made an encore appearance in the January 21st drawing. The winning numbers this time around were 2, 13, 17, 39, 41, and 46.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

Now with 121 appearances, this Pattern has played in 8.56% of the 1414 Lotto Texas drawings. Recall that we last saw the {3-3} Pattern in Wednesday’s drawing.

Like the {3-3} Pattern, the 3 0 3 Specific Order also made its last appearance in Wednesday’s drawing. With 43 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 35.5% of the 121 drawings where the {3-3} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.04% of all drawings.

Our Lotto Texas coverage concludes with the appearance of repeating Four-Number Combination 2, 13, 17, and 39.

A (large) snippet of Four-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box.
A (large) snippet of Four-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box.

To see when this Combination debuted, we need to go back to September 24th, 2008. Eight years and three (going on four) months is quite a length of time to go before appearing again. Then again, that’s nothing compared to what we have seen.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 45th appearance, with winning numbers 23, 25, 45, 52, 67, and PB 2.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 33.1% of the 136 Powerball drawings and was last seen in the New Year’s Eve drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 17th appearance, bringing its play tally up to 37.8% of the 45 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and 11.6% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday, we last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order in the December 14th, 2016 drawing.

Saturday’s drawing marked the debut of the 0 2 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has played in 5.89% of the 17 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. Additionally, it has played in 2.22% of the 45 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.68% of all drawings.

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 23, 25, and 67.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box.

This Three-Number Combination debuted May 18th, 2016, just a few days before Lottery Binge launched.

The last full week of January is upon us, and for our U.S. readers, there are only two weeks left before the Super Bowl. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to go for big plays and the unexpected, or will they mellow out?

 

Thirteen is a Powerful Number

If you were to ask a fellow blog follower, he or she would probably say the title of this post is somewhat ironic. In our coverage of the Friday the 13th Mega Millions, we mentioned the irrelevancy of whether the date was unlucky or not. It just so happened that, when looking at our “Previously played” dates for the January 20th Mega Millions, the number “13” popped up frequently.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remained the most commonly seen Pattern, thanks to winning numbers 7, 9, 24, 41, 53, and MB 14.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With 134 appearances, this Pattern has played in 39.4% of the 340 Mega Millions drawings. To make things even more interesting, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern previously played on…Friday the 13th!

The General Order this time around was [2-1-1-1-1], and we last saw it in the December 23rd, 2016 drawing. Now with 34 appearances, this General Order has played in 25.4% of the 134 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10% of all drawings.

Next, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order made its fifth appearance, its first since the September 13th, 2016 drawing. This Specific Order has now played in 14.7% of the 34 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 1.47% of all drawings.

Our repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were as follows:

  • 7, 9, 24 (Debuted October 13th, 2015)
  • 9, 21, 41 (Debuted September 4th, 2014)
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combinations are in the red boxes.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combinations are in the red boxes.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance on Tuesday night?

A (Mostly) November-December Dance

Wednesday means Hump Day, and what better way to get over the hump than to see a not-so-common Pattern get a play? The January 18th drawing for Lotto Texas not only saw an uncommon Pattern, but a repeating Four-Number Combination that debuted nearly ten years ago! We also noticed that many of the “Previously played” dates for both Lotto Texas and Powerball happened to be from this past November and December.

Lotto Texas

The not-oft seen {3-3} Pattern made its 120th appearance, thanks to winning numbers 6, 11, 17, 37, 40, and 49.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 8.49% of the 1413 drawings, and was last seen in the November 30th, 2016 drawing.

The Specific Order of the evening was 3 0 3. Now with 42 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 35% of the 120 drawings where the {3-3} Pattern appeared, and in 2.97% of all drawings. Prior to Wednesday, the 3 0 3 Specific Order previously played in the November 16th, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Four-Number Combination this time around was 6, 11, 17, and 40, and it made its debut in the May 16th, 2007 drawing.

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combination is highlighted in red box.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combination is highlighted in red box.

Powerball

Unlike Lotto Texas, Powerball did not see a rarely-played Pattern or repeating Combinations. Instead, we were treated to the 47th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, ensuring its dominance. The winning numbers were 9, 40, 41, 53, 58, and PB 12.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Having now made 47 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 34.8% of 135 Powerball drawings. We last saw this Pattern in the January 7th, 2017 drawing.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 12th appearance, its first since the December 21st, 2016 drawing. This General Order has played in 25.5% of the 47 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.89% of all Powerball drawings.

Finally, we come to the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order, making its third appearance. This Specific Order has played in 25% of the 12 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, 6.38% of the 47 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.22% of all drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the November 23rd, 2016 drawing.

Will the rarely-seen {3-3} Pattern go for an encore in Lotto Texas? Will Powerball take a dip in the “not-often-seen Pattern” pool?

Dropping Down to 16, 15,…

January. A month of transition, in more ways than one. A month of new beginnings, and a month where one foot seems to be facing towards the future, and another foot is in the past. Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing was a shout-out to a very recent past, and it had an interesting split. The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order had all previously played at or near the end of last year. The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening made their debut in 2015.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 55th appearance in the January 17th Mega Millions drawing. The occasion was marked by winning numbers 20, 31, 54, 56, 59, and MB 3.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 16.2% of the 339 drawings to date, and previously played in the December 30th, 2016 drawing.

Like the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-3-1] General Order was last seen in the December 30th drawing. Now with 22 appearances, this General Order has played in 40% of the 55 drawings that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared and in 6.49% of all drawings.

The 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order made its sixth appearance, its first since the November 29th, 2016 drawing. As of Tuesday, this Specific Order has played in 27.3% of the 22 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order appeared, 10.9% of the 55 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 1.77% of all Mega Millions drawings.

Tuesday’s drawing gifted us with two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 31, 56, 59 (debuted January 20th, 2015)
  • 20, 56, 59 (debuted November 27th, 2015)
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combinations are in the red box.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combinations are in the red box.

What makes the first Three-Number Combination fascinating is that it made its second appearance almost exactly two years to the day it debuted. Imagine how impressive it would’ve been if this Combination had played this Friday instead!

Speaking of Friday, what will Mega Millions have in store for that night?

Low-Key Weekend

Saturday nights tend to be an explosive time for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. It seems that with the holiday season over and with (US) football play-offs under way, a break was in order January 14th.

Lotto Texas

The {4-2} Pattern made its 157th appearance, with winning numbers 7, 8, 10, 18, 47, and 48.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

As of Saturday, this Pattern has played in 11.1% of the 1412 Lotto Texas drawings. We previously saw this Pattern last weekend in the January 7th drawing.

The 4 0 2 Specific Order made its 23rd appearance and has now played in 14.6% of the 157 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has played. This Specific Order has also played in 1.63% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday, the 4 0 2 Specific Order previously played in the Christmas Eve drawing.

Powerball

Powerball’s biggest spark was the encore appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers this time around were 23, 55, 59, 64, 69, and PB 13.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Now with 25 appearances, this Pattern has played in approximately 18.66% of the 134 Powerball drawings. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern recently played in this past Wednesday’s Powerball drawing.

Next, the [1-1-3-1] General Order made its ninth appearance, its first since the November 16th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now played in 36% of the 25 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 6.72% of all drawings.

The 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order made its third appearance Saturday. This Specific Order has now played in 33.3% of the nine drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared, 12% of the 25 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.24% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order was last seen in the October 15th, 2016 drawing.

With January halfway over and with the Super Bowl coming up in Lottery Trend country, was Saturday night a lull before the coming storm?

 

Nothing Unlucky Here

For those of you who don’t pay much attention to the calendar, Friday’s Mega Millions drawing happened to fall on the 13th. Whether you believe Friday the 13th to be unlucky or not, that didn’t prevent Mega Millions from knocking it out of the park.

We saw the {2-1-1-1-1} make an encore appearance Friday night. The 133rd appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 10, 44, 58, 74, 75, and MB 11.

Mega Millions winning numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Mega Millions winning numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Having now played in 39.3% of 338 drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} retains its title as Most Commonly Played Mega Millions Pattern. Recall that this Pattern played in Tuesday’s drawing.

The [1-1-1-2-1] Specific Order made its 30th appearance, its first since the October 14th, 2016 drawing. As of Friday, this Specific Order has played in 22.6% of the 30 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.88% of all drawings.

The 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order made its 11th appearance and has now played in approximately 36.67% of the 30 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 8.27% of the 133 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.25% of all drawings. Prior to Friday, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order played in the August 16th, 2016 drawing.

Our Mega Millions coverage for the week concludes with the repeat appearances of two Three-Number Combinations:

  • 44, 58, MB 11 (Debuted January 16th, 2015) and
  • 10, 74, 75 (Debuted April 1st, 2014. No foolin’!)
Repeating Three-Number Combinations highlighted in red box. Snippet from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Repeating Three-Number Combinations highlighted in red box. Snippet from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Looking ahead to next week, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat?