Megamillions Gets It Too!

Hello, Lottery fans, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, about to give his last post for a while. As we go deeper into Autumn, the event that happened with Lotto Texas on September 22, 2018 happened with Megamillions: an Australian play! Now for the report.

Last night on September 25, 2018, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 8, 16, 32, 48, 61, and MB 12.

Megamillions kicks off the Autumn season with the rarely played Australia play. Source: lotterytrend.com

As mentioned earlier, Megamillions experienced an Australian play when 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. They all made their 10th appearance and appeared in approximately 2.53% of all 396 drawings and last played on August 3, 2018.

There were no repeat Three-Number Combinations.

And now, before I leave you all, I would like to thank Freyja Harris for this opportunity to blog to you all for the past three days while she was on a trip in Canada. Freyja will be back tomorrow to fill in on the details while I continue my duties as analyst for lotterytrend-megamillions.com. Until the time comes again when I have to fill in for Freyja, this is Romulun Harris signing off.

Everybody Loves Australia (Plays)

Who doesn’t love Australia, right? What with the surfing, the wildlife, the weather…

But seriously. August 8th was a night like no other. In fact, something so wild, so crazy happened that we can’t talk about it in this paragraph. All we can tell you right now is that the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball rose to a respective $16 million and $245 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 12, 16, 28, 29, 46, and 54, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 220th appearance.

Aussie play hopping back for more. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1575 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the Australia Play has happened in roughly 14% of them.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations in Wednesday’s drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball also got struck with Australia Play fever! The winning numbers were 10, 21, 30, 43, 63, and PB 17.

Australia Plays are infectious. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With those six numbers, 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 22 times. Given the 297 Powerball drawings, the Australia Play has played 7.41% of the time.

Here’s the kicker. Both Australia Plays were previously seen on July 25th, 2018!

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 10, 43, and 63, made its debut in the October 19th, 2016 drawing.

A repeating Three-Number Combination on the side. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Could another first take place Saturday night with both Australia Plays making an encore?

 

Mega Millions Springs into August

The August 3rd Mega Millions drawing was a bit different from last time. There was no {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat and the only similarity, if it can be called that, was an inching upward of the grand prize. With the jackpot now at $55 million, the one thing we can’t shake here at Lottery Binge is how for the first time since the spring, an Australia Play showed up.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 28, 30, 54, 60, and MB 2, Mega Millions saw its ninth Australia Play.

The Australia Play is rare in Mega Millions. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 381 Mega Millions drawings, 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 2.36% of them. This play is very uncommon here. Prior to Friday night, it was last seen on March 30th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Bundled in this Australia Play were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 9, 28, 60 (Debuted July 7th, 2017)
  • 9, 28, MB 2 (Debuted April 19th, 2016)
  • 28, 60, MB 2 (Debuted January 28th, 2014)
Bounding along with three repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Could the Australia Play pull an upset and make an encore appearance in Tuesday’s drawing?

The Australia Play Double Feature

Someone became at least $522 million richer after the July 24th, 2018 Mega Millions drawing. Any lottery that had a drawing the next night would have its work cut out for it. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball rose to the occasion July 25th. Not only did their jackpots rise to $13 million and $168 million, respectively, they both saw an Australia Play! To learn more about what an Australia Play is, click here. Although the post covered Lotto Texas, the same principle applies to Powerball and Mega Millions.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 10, 30, 34, 49, and 51, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 219th appearance.

Australia Play #1. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1571 Lotto Texas drawings, an Australia Play has happened 13.9% of the time. The last time this phenomenon took place was in the June 30th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 5, 30, 34, and 49.

A side order of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

It made its debut in the June 13th, 2009 drawing. Hard to believe that it was a little over nine years ago!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball followed suit with its own Australia Play! The {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 1 1 1 1 1 General Order played together for the 21st time with winning numbers 2, 18, 41, 44, 64, and PB 26.

Australia Play #2. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 293 Powerball drawings, the Australia Play has appeared in 7.17% of them and was last seen on May 9th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Wednesday night.

Will either Australia Play do the “unthinkable” and go for an encore Saturday night? Will other Patterns be the ones to end July?

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?