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?

Combos with a Side of Australia Play

The lead-up to Mardi Gras showed no signs of slowing down Wednesday night. After seeing the same Pattern in both Lotto Texas and Powerball, the February 22nd drawing decided to take things up a notch. Both lotteries saw repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations respectively, and there was an Australia Play.

Lotto Texas

The Australia Play was spotted in Lotto Texas. The {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 193rd appearance, with winning numbers 4, 8, 21, 27, 52, and 53.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers.

These two have played in 13.6% of the 1423 drawings to date. Lotto Texas last saw an Australia Play in the January 25th drawing almost a month ago.

The Lotto Texas Mardi Gras momentum got an extra boost with the repeat appearance of two Four-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 8, 21, and 53 (Debuted February 10th, 2016)
  • 4, 8, 21, and 27 (Debuted February 19th, 2011)
The repeating Four-Number Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern retained its position as the most commonly seen Pattern. Its 49th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 10, 13, 28, 52, 61, and PB 2.

Winning Powerball numbers.

As of Wednesday’s drawing, this Pattern has appeared in 33.8% of the 145 drawings, and had previously played in the recent February 11th drawing.

The General Order of the evening was [2-1-1-1-1], making its eleventh appearance. This General Order has now played in 22.4% of the 49 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared and in 7.59% of all drawings. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was also last seen on February 11th.

The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its second appearance and has now played in 18.2% of the 11 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.08% of the 49 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared and in 1.38% of all Powerball drawings. The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its debut in the August 31st, 2016 drawing.

Our Powerball coverage concludes with the repeating Three-Number Combination 10, 28, and 61, which made its debut in the July 9th, 2016 drawing.

Repeating Three-Number Combination can be seen in the red box.

Will the momentum for Lotto Texas and Powerballl continue as we look forward to Saturday?

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?

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?

And the Gifting Continues

What a week! Wednesday’s drawing had an Australia Play and repeating Three-Number Combinations in Lotto Texas and Powerball, respectively. The gift explosion continued Saturday in more ways than one.

Lotto Texas

The December 10th drawing was the 731st appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern. The occasion was marked by winning numbers 1, 9, 14, 26, 37, and 46.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Lotto Texas numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

As of Saturday, this Pattern has appeared in 52.1% of the 1402 Lotto Texas drawings to date. We previously saw the {3-2-1} Pattern last weekend in the December 3rd drawing.

The 3 1 2 Specific Order made its 130th appearance, its first since the October 5th, 2016 drawing. This Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 731 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 9.27% of all drawings.

Our Lotto Texas coverage ends with two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 1, 9, 37, and 46, which debuted on July 4th, 2012 and
  • 1, 14, 26, and 46, which debuted November 4th, 2015
Repeating Four-Number Combinations are highlighted in the red boxes. Snippet from lotterytrend.com.
Repeating Four-Number Combinations are highlighted in the red boxes. Snippet from lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

Remember in our coverage of Wednesday’s drawings that Lotto Texas saw an Australia Play? Powerball got in on the action with the appearance of the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 12, 21, 32, 44, 66, and PB 15.

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

With 13 appearances, the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 10.5% of 124 Powerball drawings to date. As is the nature of the Australia Play, these statistics also apply to the [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order. Powerball last saw an Australia Play in the November 2nd, 2016 drawing.

As parents (and teachers) brace for the upcoming Christmas break, will we see an unprecedented Australia Play streak? Will either Lotto Texas or Powerball see a similar spread?

Mid-Week Fireballs

We’re only a week into December and so far, it’s shaping up to be quite a month! December 7th gave us a Pattern in Lotto Texas that we haven’t seen in a while, and Powerball had an interesting play as well.

Lotto Texas

Although we didn’t see a repeating Four-Number Combination this time around, we saw an Australia Play. That is, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order  made their 191st appearance. The winning numbers were 4, 5, 29, 34, 40, and 53.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Lotto Texas numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

As of Wednesday, the {2-2-2} Pattern has played in 13.6% of the 1401 Lotto Texas drawings. As is the nature of the Australia Play, this statistic also applies to the 2 2 2 Specific Order. We last saw both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order in the October 29th, 2016 drawing.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern did not make an encore appearance. Instead, we saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern play. The 23rd appearance of this Pattern was made possible by winning numbers 41, 48, 49, 53 64, and PB 20.

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

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 18.7% of the 123 Powerball drawings to date. Prior to Wednesday, this Pattern previously played in the November 26th, 2016 drawing.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its 9th appearance, its first since the November 12th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now played in 39.1% of the 23 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.32% of all Powerball drawings.

Next, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order made its second appearance Wednesday night. This Specific Order has now played in 22.2% of the 9 drawings where the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared, 8.70% of the 23 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and 1.63% of all 123 drawings. The 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order made its debut in the November 21st, 2015 drawing.

Finally, Powerball saw two Three-Number Combinations repeat. These were

  • 49, 64, and PB 20, which first played August 27th, 2016, and
  • 48, 49, and PB 20, which first played October 15th, 2016
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combinations are highlighted in red.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combinations are highlighted in red.

Looking ahead to Saturday’s drawing, will Patterns not commonly seen in either Lotto Texas or Powerball continue to have their play? Will we see another Australia Play?

Big League Plays

Chicago beating Cleveland wasn’t the only thing that happened on November 2nd! As the Cubs and the Indians went head-to-head in a nail-biter that will be talked about for years to come, Lotto Texas saw a Four-Number Combination that debuted last decade. The Powerball Pattern Tango was put on hold once again—but things heated up with an Australia Play!

Here is the rundown for Lotto Texas and Powerball on what was truly a historic night.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} remains the most commonly seen Pattern, with Wednesday’s drawing marking its 724th appearance. The winning numbers were 3, 4, 29, 31, 33, and 50.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

The {3-2-1} Pattern has played in 52% of the 1391 drawings that Lotto Texas has had so far. We last saw this Pattern last week in the October 26th drawing.

The 2 3 1 Specific Order made its 119th appearance, its first since the September 7th, 2016 drawing. Out of the 724 drawings in which the {3-2-1} has appeared, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played 16.4% of the time. This becomes 8.55% when we look at all 1391 drawings.

The Four-Number Combination 3, 4, 31, 50 made its second appearance. To see when this Combination debuted, we need to go back to January 30th, 2008.

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations taken from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combination is in the red box.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations taken from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combination is in the red box.

Powerball

The {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its twelfth appearance Wednesday, thanks to winning numbers 13, 18, 37, 54, 61 and PB 5.

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

Given that there have been 113 drawings, the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 10.6% of the time. The thing about Australia Plays in Powerball (and Mega Millions) is that not only is the Pattern {1-1-1-1-1-1}, it follows that the General Order is [1-1-1-1-1-1] and the Specific Order is 1 1 1 1 1 1. Just like the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, these have also played 10.6% of the time. We last saw the Australia Play in the October 19th, 2016 drawing.

Will Lotto Texas get in on the Australia Play action, or will another rarely-seen Pattern play? Will there be a definite Pattern that takes the title of Most Commonly Seen Pattern in Powerball?

End-of-Month Blowout

Like the month of October itself, Lotto Texas and Powerball didn’t cool down much Saturday night. The October 29th drawings provided some interesting developments to mark the end of the month, one such development being how the repeating Four-Number Combinations in Lotto Texas played out. For those of you who were awaiting the next installment of the Powerball Pattern Tango, that has been postponed for the time being.

Lotto Texas

We were treated to the {2-2-2} Pattern, provided to us by winning numbers 11, 18, 20, 28, 41, and 42.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

With 190 appearances to date, the {2-2-2} Pattern is currently the second-most commonly played Pattern in Lotto Texas. The {2-2-2} Pattern is a special one; not only is it a Pattern, its corresponding Specific Order is also 2 2 2.  We here at Lottery Binge like to call this scenario an Australia Play. Since we got ourselves here an Australia Play, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played in 6.47% of the 1390 Lotto Texas drawings. The last time we saw an Australia Play was a little over a couple of months ago in the August 17th drawing.

We saw two Four-Number Combinations repeat. The first one was 20, 28, 41, and 42, which made its debut back in the August 22nd, 2009 drawing.

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.

The second Combination, 11, 20, 28, and 42 has an interesting history behind it. This combination has played not once, but twice before! The Four-Number Combination 11, 20, 28, and 42 played for the first time on June 3rd, 2006, and again on March 27th, 2010.

Powerball

In lieu of the Powerball Pattern Tango, we saw the 18th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 19, 20, 21, 42, 48, and PB 23.

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

Like its Lotto Texas friend {2-2-2}, the {3-1-1-1} is currently the second-most commonly seen Powerball Pattern. Unlike its friend, {3-1-1-1} is not capable of being an Australia Play. Out of the 112 Powerball drawings, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 16.1% of the time. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern previously played two weeks ago in the October 15th drawing.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its fourth appearance, its first since the June 4th, 2016 drawing. Out of the 18 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played 22.2% of the time. This becomes 3.57% when we look at all 112 drawings.

Finally, we come to the debut of the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order. So far, it has appeared in 25% of the four drawings where [3-1-1-1] was the General Order of the evening. When we look at the 18 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played, the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played 5.56% of the time. This becomes 0.89% when we look at all 112 drawings.

As we shift gears to November, will Lotto Texas and Powerball continue their hot streak, or will there be a cool down?

The Common and the Rare

Is it the high of life, or a pre-Halloween sugar rush? Whatever it is, Lotto Texas and Powerball showed no signs of slowing down on October 19th. In one way, they were like night and day. Lotto Texas saw its most commonly played Pattern whereas Powerball saw one of its least commonly played Patterns. Nevertheless, that Pattern is a gem in and of itself.

Lotto Texas

For the 722nd time since Lotto Texas went to the 1-54 numbering system, the {3-2-1} Pattern made an appearance. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 16, 22, 31, 38, 43, and 51.

Winning Texas Lotto Numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto Numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1387 drawings, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played in 52.1% of them. We last saw this Pattern a couple of weeks ago in the October 5th drawing.

The 1 2 3 Specific order made its 134th appearance, its first since the September 21st, 2016 drawing. This Specific Order has appeared in 18.6% of the 722 drawings that have {3-2-1} as the winning Pattern, and in 9.66% of all Lotto Texas drawings.

Two Four-Number Combinations repeated last night, and their debut dates were truly something to behold:

  • 16, 22, 43, and 51, which first played September 23rd, 2015 and
  • 16, 31, 38, and 51, which first played September 23rd, 2006.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. Repeating Combinations are in red boxes.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. Repeating Combinations are in red boxes.

As you can see from the dates above, the debut dates were exactly nine years apart. That does not happen very often!

Powerball

Although the {3-1-1-1} Pattern didn’t make a four-peat appearance, we saw the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern play for the first time since July 16th, 2016. What makes this Pattern special is that its General Order is [1-1-1-1-1-1] and its Specific Order is 1 1 1 1 1 1. When the Pattern and the General Order and the Specific Order are the same in Powerball (and Mega Millions), we call this an Australia Play.

This edition of the Australia Play was brought to you by 10, 16, 38, 43, 63, and PB 23.

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

The Australia Play has appeared in 11 of the 109 Powerball drawings to date, which means that it has played 10.1% of the time. This statistic applies to not only the Pattern, but the General Order and Specific Order as well.

We saw a repeating Three-Number Combination in the form of 16, 38, and 63, which debuted December 23rd, 2015. Talk about an early Christmas gift.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-powerball.com. The repeating Combination is in the red box.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-powerball.com. The repeating Combination is in the red box.

Will Saturday’s drawing give us another rarely seen Pattern?