The Midweek Playback

The lottery world is a lot like the “real” one these days. Just as it’s been snow one day and warmth the next, it’s chilly Mega Millions followed by a joint effort by Lotto Texas and Powerball to warm things up. April 18th brought us the ultimate playback and the debut of a Specific Order.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas is hoppin’ mad for Australia Plays these days! It was just last week, April 11th to be precise, that we last saw one. With winning numbers 10, 14, 27, 32, 45, and 49, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 214 times.

Lotto Texas’s new favorite Pattern? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1543 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has occurred in 13.9% of them.

Four-Number Combination(s)

This Australia Play didn’t come with repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of this past Saturday’s drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern came back again, with winning numbers 9, 10, 12, 17, 23, and PB 9.

Powerball got hit with Encore Fever. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have been 265 Powerball drawings so far, and this Pattern has played 6.79% of the time.

The [3-2-1] General Order also boarded the encore train, making its eighth appearance. This General Order has now played in 44.4% of the 18 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.02% of all 265 drawings.

The 3 2 0 0 0 1 Specific Order made its debut and has now played in 12.5% of the eight drawings where the [3-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.56% of the 18 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-2-1}. Finally, when looking at all 265 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.38% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Even though Lotto Texas/Powerball nights have had more activity than Mega Millions these days, Powerball didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations, either.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to warm things up Saturday night? Will it be a night of encores and repeating Three and Four-Number Combinations?

Hot Wednesday

Contrasts! That’s been the theme of the month so far. Mega Millions has been much calmer as of late, with Lotto Texas and Powerball tag-teaming as they spice things up. These lotteries joined forces once again on April 11th. They helped us escape the mid-week doldrums with an Australia Play and  repeating Three and Four-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 16, 24, 35, 49, and 53, Lotto Texas saw its 213th Australia Play.

The Australia Play is not one to be trifled with. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1541 Lotto Texas drawings, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 13.8% of the time. It wasn’t that long ago that we last saw an Australia Play. More specifically, it was back on March 31st, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The Australia Play isn’t one to be alone these days! The lone repeating Four-Number Combination was 4, 24, 49, and 53.

Never alone. Source: lotterytrend.com.

November 8th, 2000 was when this Combination made its debut.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 54th appearance, with winning numbers 16, 18, 27, 55, 67, and PB 18.

Just an unassuming {3-1-1-1} Pattern… Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 20.5% of the 263 Powerball drawings, and previously played on March 24th, 2018.

With fourteen appearances, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played in 25.9% of the 54 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.32% of all 263 Patterns. Prior to Wednesday night, this General Order played on January 31st, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the 14 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.41% of the 54 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 263 drawings, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 1.52% of the time. We last saw this Specific Order nearly a year ago on April 29th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 16, 55, 67.

This Combination is on fire. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Although it didn’t make its debut in the 2000s, it did make its debut a couple of days before Christmas. This Combination was first seen on December 23rd, 2015.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to keep things heated for Saturday night?

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?

Another Round of Meat Pie

A very popular dish in the land down under. Source: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/44/Aussie_Meat_Pie_Four_and_Twenty9524.shtml

Meat pie!? What does that have to do with lottery analysis? It just so happened that March 7th saw another Australia Play. That, and there’s more to Australian cuisine than Vegemite. As one lottery saw the ultimate playback Wednesday night, another was this close to hopping on the Playback Express.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Having just recently played this past Saturday, the Australia Play came back for an encore. This time, the winning numbers were 9, 16, 25, 32, 41, and 44.

For the love of the {2-2-2} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 211th appearance. Given that there have been 1531 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has played in 13.8% of them.

Four-Number Combination(s)

This Australia Play, like the last three before it, enjoyed the company of a repeating Four-Number Combination:

  • 25, 32, 41, 44
A repeating Four-Number Combination and an Australia Play go together. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in some of the early days of Lotto Texas. More specifically, the September 15th, 2001 drawing.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 91st appearance with winning numbers 6, 13, 19, 36, 51, and PB 18.

Powerball’s most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 253 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played about 36% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the February 10th, 2018 drawing.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 22nd appearance. This General Order has now played in 24.2% of the 91 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. It was seen alongside this Pattern in the earlier-mentioned February 10th drawing. Finally, when looking at all 253 drawings, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played 8.70% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 22.7% of the 22 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.49% of the 91 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.98% of all 253 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order previously played in the November 11th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Saturday’s drawing have another Australia Play?

Bounded Together

Lotto Texas and Powerball are stuck together. That’s just the way it is. Every Wednesday and Saturday, they do their thing, and we do our thing by bringing you analysis. Last summer, we saw that these lotteries can be stuck together in other ways. March 3rd saw a shade of that.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

It was exactly one week ago that Lotto Texas saw an Australia Play. With winning numbers 5, 14, 23, 32, 42, and 52, it made its 210th appearance. Both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have now played in 13.7% of the 1530 drawings.

Lotto Texas is on an Aussie kick. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Four-Number Combination(s)

As of late, Australia Plays have a love for repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 5, 23, 32, 42 (Debuted August 16th, 2008)
  • 14, 23, 32, 52 (Debuted February 6th, 2002, and was last seen April 26th, 2006)
Not many Four-Number Combinations show up three times. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 13, 17, 25, 36, 40, and PB 5, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 74th appearance.

Joined at the hip with the Australia Play. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Now with 252 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 29.4% of the time. Like Lotto Texas’s {2-2-2} Pattern, this Pattern was also seen in the February 24th, 2018 drawing.

With 21 appearances, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 28.4% of the 74 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 252 drawings, this General Order has played 8.33% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, this General Order was last seen on October 28th, 2017.

Now with four appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 19% of the 21 drawings where [1-2-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also been seen in 5.41% of the 74 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.59% of all 252 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order in the September 24th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 13, 25, PB 5, made its debut in the March 18th, 2017 drawing.

Showed up almost a year ago. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the {2-2-2} Pattern and {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore together in Wednesday’s drawing?

Bouncing Through a Time Warp

Saturdays wield the power of nostalgia. Be it Saturday morning cartoons, hanging out at the mall, or just sleeping in, there’s something about that day that makes the urge to reminisce hard to suppress. As is the nature of Lottery Binge, we cover past lotteries—the past can be from just a few days ago to a time when Blockbuster Video was where you rented movies and video games. February 24th was a night when the past truly took over.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 9, 32, 35, 51, and 54, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 209th appearance.

There’s a history buried in here. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1528 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has appeared 13.7% of the time. We last saw one in the February 3rd, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The biggest event of the evening was with one of the repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 9, 35, 51, 54
  • 5, 9, 32, 35
First position for the *very* first Lotto Texas drawing. Source: lotterytrend.com.

The first Combination is a special one. See, it made its debut on July 19th, 2000. That was the very first Lotto Texas drawing to use numbers 1 through 54!

The second Combination made its debut in the November 30th, 2002 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball stumbled across some leftover Valentine’s Day candy. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 73rd appearance with winning numbers 24, 25, 38, 62, 63, and PB 6.

Things were a bit quieter in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With 250 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 29.2% of them.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 24 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 73 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 250 drawings, this General Order has played 9.6% of the time. This General Order previously played on November 25th, 2017.

Now with four appearances, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 16.7% of the 24 drawings where [2-1-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 5.48% of the 73 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.6% of all 250 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played on September 13th, 2017.

Powerball’s journey didn’t go as far back, but it was a trip back in time nonetheless.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There weren’t any repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Lotto Texas and Powerball will have the honor of bidding February adieu. Will either the Australia Play or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore? Will there be another trip back to the “distant” past?

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?

Pre-Super Bowl Playbacks

Ah, the Super Bowl. The teams, the commercials, the over-the-top halftime shows, truly (pigskin) football is the real American pastime. As Lottery Trend Country was getting ready for the Super Bowl, things were not quiet on the lottery front. The theme for February 3rd was “Playback”, and both Lotto Texas and Powerball delivered the goods.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play is the ultimate playback. Both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 208th appearances, with winning numbers 3, 12, 24, 29, 38, and 50.

An Australia Play before the Super Bowl. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Now that there have been 1522 Lotto Texas drawings, Australia Plays have occurred 13.7% of the time. We last saw one in the January 20th, 2018 drawing.

An Australia Play is a playback. However, a playback isn’t always an Australia Play.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the Australia Play was the repeating Four-Number Combination 3, 12, 38, and 50.

Close to the top. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut nearly six years ago in the February 22nd, 2012 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball was also bitten by the playback bug! The 15th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern was marked by winning numbers 15, 23, 27, 48, 53, and PB 6.

Playback fever had spread to Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With 244 Powerball drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 6.15% of the time.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with five appearances, has played in 33.3% of the 15 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 244 drawings, this General Order has played 2.05% of the time.

Now with two appearances, the 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 40% of the five drawings where [3-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This statistic becomes 13.3% when taking the 15 drawings where {3-2-1} played into account. Finally, when looking at all 244 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.82% of the time.

The {3-2-1} Pattern, the [3-2-1] General Order, and the 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order previously played in the January 27th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will there be more playbacks and Australia Plays in the week ahead?

Extremities

The weather has been extreme these past few days. On one end, sub-freezing temperatures drove most U.S. Southerners inside, to the point that the streets were abandoned. Siberians, on the other hand, took selfies of themselves with frozen eyelashes in sub-zero temperatures. At the other end, it was hot enough in Australia that the brains of bats were boiling.

So far, 2018 has been a year of extremes in the lottery world as well. The year started with an insanely huge jackpot in Powerball, and then things cooled down a bit. January 17th saw things heat up for both Lotto Texas and Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 16, 19, 33, 40, and 46, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order played for 206th time Wednesday night.

Warming up for the rest of the night. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1517 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has occurred 13.6% of the time. Interestingly, we last saw one in the January 6th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

An Australia Play wasn’t the only big thing to happen in Lotto Texas. There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 9, 19, 33, 46 (Debuted June 5th, 2010)
  • 9, 16, 19, 40 (Debuted October 10th, 2009)
Ice beginning to melt. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

On the Powerball side of things, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, right off the heels of this past Saturday, went for the three-peat. With winning number 3, 33, 37, 51, 57, and PB 21, this Pattern has now played 89 times.

Sizzling hot three-peat. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Out of the 239 Powerball drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 37.2% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 26th appearance, and has now played in 29.2% of the 89 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 239 drawings, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played 10.9% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, this General Order was seen in the December 30th, 2017 drawing.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 34.6% of the 26 drawings where [1-2-1-1-1] was the General Order of the evening. This statistic becomes 10.1% when looking at the 89 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 239 drawings into account, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played 3.77% of the time. We last saw this Specific Order in the December 16th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 37, 57, and PB 21.

Near the top and seeing above the snowdrift. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the November 21st, 2015 drawing.

Will Saturday’s drawing give way to a fourth consecutive appearance for Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern? Will the Australia Play make an encore in Lotto Texas?