Great Lotteries Think Alike

In the past, we’ve seen Lotto Texas and Powerball play the same Pattern, and even have a “joint” Pattern streak. Although neither of those things happened May 9th, that night was a treat for playback lovers everywhere. In fact, the night was bouncing with not just playbacks but repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 17, 30, 34, 39, and 51, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 215th appearance. These two combined make up that special playback we here like to call the Australia Play.

Australia Play #1. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1549 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has happened in 13.9% of them. An Australia Play was previously seen on April 18th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There was also one repeating Four-Number Combination.

  • 9, 17, 30, 39 (Debuted January 15th, 2011)
With a repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play was contagious! Powerball hopped in with winning numbers 11, 16, 38, 50, 69, and PB 19.

Australia Play #2. 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 now played 20 times each. And, with 271 Powerball drawings, that means Powerball’s Australia Play has happened 7.38% of the time.  The last time this happened was in the April 4th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination was 50, 69, and PB 19.

Topped off with a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Interestingly, this Combination made its debut in the April 21st drawing just a few weeks ago.

Another interesting (and totally out of character) thing is how short this post was for Lotto Texas and Powerball analysis. With Mother’s Day (for the US/Canada/Australia anyway) right around the corner, will these lotteries be sweet and chill, or go nuts with Australia Play encores?

Pattern Come Lately

For the first time in a while, neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball saw an encore Pattern. The drawing for April 4th belong to the Australia Play and the most-commonly seen Pattern in Lotto Texas.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

In an interesting twist of events, the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared again after a very brief leave of absence this past Saturday. This time, the winning numbers were 3, 11, 12, 34, 40, and 51, bringing the total number of appearances up to 802.

Eight consecutive appearances of the {3-2-1} Pattern would’ve been earth-shattering. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that Lotto Texas has 1539 drawings, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time. We last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern in the March 28th, 2018 drawing.

Now with 149 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 802 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-2-1}. Finally, when looking at all 1539 drawings, this Specific Order has played 9.68% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played in the March 24th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The {3-2-1} Pattern was accompanied by repeating Four-Number Combination 3, 11, 34, and 51.

Still got a repeating Four-Number Combination out of it. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the January 27th, 2016 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball got bit by the Australia Play bug this time. With winning numbers 8, 24, 42, 54, 64, and PB 24, an Australia Play has occurred 19 times.

Powerball nabbed itself an Australia Play. Soure: lotterytrend-powerball.com

That means that, given the 261 Powerball drawings we’ve seen so far, 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 played 7.28% of the time. Powerball last saw an Australia Play in the February 17th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Alas, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will either lottery see an encore in Saturday’s drawing, or will they take a breather from encores?

The Kick is In

After the March 30th Mega Millions drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak is no more. Never fret, streak lovers! Pattern streaks are bound to show up again this year. What caused the upset? Why, none other than the Australia Play of course! Not only did it kick the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern out of its streak, it made one player in New Jersey $521 million richer.

General Lottery Analysis

The eighth-ever Mega Millions Australia Play was thanks to winning numbers 11, 28, 31, 48, 59, and MB 1.

Knocked off its pedestal by a rare play. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 345 Mega Millions drawings, that means 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 all played 2.32% of the time. We last saw an Australia Play in the September 19th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Although an Australia Play came bounding across the numbers terrain, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Instead of going out like a lamb, Mega Millions was more like a roaring sheep. We end March’s Mega Millions coverage with a demolished Pattern streak, and an Australia Play that went solo. Makes for a short post, we’ll admit.

Will April start with an Australia Play encore?

Under a Pattern Spell

A spell had been cast upon the lotteries Saturday night. Lotto Texas found itself in the grip of a Pattern streak. Powerball was under the control of the ultimate playback. And that wasn’t all that occurred on February 17th.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

For the fourth time in a row, the {3-2-1} Pattern made an appearance. The 794th appearance was marked by winning numbers 10, 11, 13, 22, 26, and 46.

Pattern streaks are one way to stay on top. Source: lotterytrend.com.

With 1526 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 52% of the time.

The 3 2 1 Specific Order, now with 139 appearances, has played in 17.5% of the 794 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.11% of all 1526 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order was seen exactly one week prior in the February 10th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening, 10, 22, 26, 46, made its debut in the December 16th, 2017 drawing.

Add a repeating Four-Number Combination for the ride. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 13, 26, 39, 44, 62, and PB2, Powerball’s Australia Play saw its 18th appearance.

An Australia Play is the ultimate playback. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

That means 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 in 7.26% of the 246 Powerball drawings. We last saw an Australia Play in the September 2nd, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 13, 44, and 62.

Nearly two years since this Combination debuted. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the March 2nd, 2016 drawing.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern go on to make a fifth appearance? Will Powerball’s Australia Play be bold enough to go for the encore?

An Australia Play with a Combination Chaser

Please keep the people of Puerto Rico, Dominica, and Mexico in your thoughts and prayers. Puerto Rico and Dominica are both dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Maria, and Mexico was hit by two earthquakes, with several hundred dead.

September 19th marked the penultimate Mega Millions drawing of the summer this year. How interesting that Tuesday night’s drawing featured an Australia Play! Was it because it hadn’t played in six months, or was it because in Australia, spring is right around the corner?

With winning numbers 9, 28, 31, 50, 61, and MB 10, the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 14th appearance.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The thing about an Australia Play in Mega Millions is that both the [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order also made their 14th appearance. Given that there have been 409 Mega Millions drawings to date, the Australia Play has played 3.42% of the time. We last saw an Australia Play in the March 7th, 2017 drawing.

Hopping alongside the Australia Play were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

To think these debuted within two weeks of each other. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions says goodbye to summer in Lottery Trend Country this Friday. Will there be a big shakeup, or will the evening be a quiet one?

Pre-Labor Day 4-1-1

Lotto Texas and Powerball kicked off September, and Labor Day weekend, with some not-commonly-seen Patterns. To make things even more interesting, one of these lotteries saw an Australia Play the night of September 2nd. In fact, it hadn’t seen one in nearly six months! Can you guess which one?

Lotto Texas

Making its 161st appearance, the {4-1-1} Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1478 Lotto Texas drawings. The winning numbers were 2, 10, 14, 15, 31, and 38.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Prior to Saturday night, we last saw this Pattern in the July 8th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 51 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 31.7% of the 161 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.45% of all 1478 drawings. This Specific Order previously played in the March 29th, 2017 drawing.

There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 2, 15, 31, 38 (Debuted March 17th, 2007)
  • 2, 14, 31, 38 (Debuted August 31st, 2016)

    Two repeating Four-Number Combinations stick together. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

By process of elimination, ‘twas Powerball that saw the Australia Play. This was fitting, as Saturday night had the 200th drawing with number balls 1 through 69, and Powerballs 1- 26. With winning numbers 6, 21, 41, 52, 62, and PB 26, this was the 17th time that the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared.

Winning Powerball numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This also meant the 17th appearance of the [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order. All three have now played in 8.5% of the 200 Powerball drawings, and were last seen in the March 11th, 2017 drawing.

As momentous as it was to see an Australia Play, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will either the {4-1-1} or {1-1-1-1-1-1} Patterns make an encore appearance in next Wednesday’s drawing? Will other rare Patterns get a spot in the limelight?

Powerball Gets It Too!

Hello, Lottery fans! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris reporting on your latest LotteryTrend events! As the holiday of green and gold gets nearer, the event that happened with Megamillions on March 7, 2017 happened with Powerball: an Australian play! Now for the report.

 

Lotto Texas

Last night on March 11, 2017, the winning numbers for Lotto Texas were 5, 6, 24, 28, 29, and 37.

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 741st appearance and has played in 51.89% of all 1428 drawings. It last played on March 1, 2017.

The 2 3 1 Specific Order made its 123rd appearance and has played in approximately 16.6% of all 741 drawings associated with the {3-2-1} Pattern and in 8.61% of all drawings. The 2 3 1 Specific Order last played on December 21, 2016.

The Four-Number Combination that repeated comprised the numbers 5, 6, 28, and 37, which last played on July 15, 2015.

 

Powerball

And now, for the main event! Last night on March 11, 2017, the winning numbers for Powerball were 1, 26, 41, 50, 57, AND PB 11.

As mentioned earlier, Powerball experienced an Australian play.  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 all made their 16th occurrence. Plus, 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 appeared in approximately 10.67% of all 150 drawings. February 8th, 2017 was the last time they played.

There were no repeats in Three Number Combinations.

Well, looks like surprising things are happening with St. Patrick’s Day around the corner. What surprise awaits us next? Find out next week!

 

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

March is kicking it into high gear. The seasons are a-changing and St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching. To commemorate the occasion, the March 7th, 2017 drawing gifted us with an Australia Play! There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations, so this post is going to be a short one.

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 3, 30, 45, 53, 68, and MB 11.

Winning Mega Millions numbers.

With this Australia Play, the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and the [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order made their thirteenth appearance! Given that there have been 353 drawings, this Australia Play has played in 3.68% of all Mega Millions drawings. What makes this one a doozy is that it was last seen in last year’s April 19th drawing.

Things appear to have quieted down just a wee bit, but the month is still young. Is this a lull before the green tide? Will Friday’s drawing see not only another rare Pattern, but a volley of repeating Three-Number Combinations?

No Hump Here

Ah, Wednesday, that one day where everyone thinks, “If I can get over the hump, the rest of the week’ll be easy.” Yes, happy hours are the standard way of celebrating that mid-week milestone. Another way to celebrate, of course, is to play the lottery. Lotto Texas and Powerball didn’t lose any momentum after the Super Bowl. If the Patterns that played on February 8th were anything to go by, they gained momentum!

Lotto Texas

The {4-2} Pattern made an encore. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 10, 15, 47, 49, 51 and 52, marking the 159th appearance of the {4-2} Pattern.

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

This Pattern has now appeared in 11.2% of the 1419 drawings to date and previously played in the February 4th, 2017 drawing.

The Specific Order of the evening was 2 0 4, which was last seen in the October 8th, 2016 drawing. As of Wednesday, this Specific Order has played 20 times, meaning it has played in 12.6% of the 159 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.41% of all drawings.

Lotto Texas also gifted us with a repeat appearance of two Four-Number Combinations:

  • 10, 47, 49, and 52, which debuted September 1st, 2007 and
  • 15, 47, 51, and 52, which debuted December 3rd, 2016.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.

It’s not often that we see a Four-Number Combination repeat a short while after its debut.

Powerball

Powerball saw the 15th appearance of the Australia Play.  The winning numbers 14, 20, 42, 49, 66, and PB 5 followed the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

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

Of course, when the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern appears, the [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order make their appearance too. All three have played in 10.6% of the 141 Powerball drawings to date, and were last seen a few weeks ago in the January 28th drawing.

This Australia Play also spawned a repeat of the Three-Number Combination 14, 66, and PB 5, which debuted on November 14th, 2015.

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.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball keep up the momentum, or will they simmer down on Saturday night?

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?