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?

 

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?

Sucker Punch Combinations & A Pattern Encore

June ended with a bang. With no grand prize winners in either Lotto Texas or Powerball, the jackpots are now $8.25 million and $70 million, respectively. Other noteworthy events were the end of the (brief) {3-2-1} Pattern streak in Lotto Texas and possibly the start of one in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Although the {3-2-1} Pattern didn’t see a “four-peat”, there was something else that might have rivaled it: an Australia Play! That is, the Pattern and the Specific Order were the same. Furthermore, the Specific Order is unique to said Pattern.

With winning numbers 5, 8, 29, 32, 40, and 48, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 218th appearance.

Two-in-one with an Australia Play. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1564 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has happened in 13.9% of them. An Australia Play last appeared on May 19th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride were two repeating Four-Number Combinations, one of which had played twice before!

  • 8, 32, 40, 48 (Debuted September 6th, 2017)
  • 5, 8, 32, 40 (Debuted April 7th, 2010, and previously played on July 11th, 2012)
Not often that a Four-Number Combination plays three times. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas may have had the lion’s share of the action, but Powerball had its own plans. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance with winning numbers 3, 9, 20, 42, 61, and PB 24.

100 appearances later, it reigns among Powerball Patterns. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Not only was this an encore, this marked the 100th appearance of the Pattern. With that said, there have been 286 Powerball drawings to date, and this Pattern has played in roughly 35% of them. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern previously played this past Wednesday.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, with 27 appearances, has now played in 27% of the 100 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.44% of all 286 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order on June 2nd, 2018.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 29.6% of the 27 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8% of the 100 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in roughly 2.86% of all 286 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played on March 21st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

For those of you reading from the U.S., Wednesday is the Fourth of July. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball go all-out with encores and crazy (repeating) Combination action or will another surprise be in store?

The Biggest Draw of the Night

Lotto Texas and Powerball are worlds apart, and May 19th proved the point. The Texas lottery had a quiet night, what with there being no jackpot winner. But, the Pattern there was like a boomerang. You’ve tossed it, and you think it’s gone, but it comes right back.

As for Powerball, Saturday night was truly that lottery’s time to shine. A player in New Jersey is now $315 million richer, and five players in Florida, Texas, Minnesota, and New York will have $1 million more. Of course, that wasn’t all Powerball had to offer. We’ll get to that momentarily.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 12, 22, 31, 39, and 46, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 217th appearance.

Same Pattern, last week. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1552 Lotto Texas drawings, this special play has occurred 14% of the time. For our long-time readers, the last time we saw an Australia Play was on May 12th, 2018.  This lottery has certainly become fond of Australia lately! With the notoriously hot and brutal Texas summer rearing its head soon, a trip Down Under may not be such a bad idea. Winter’s a comin’ down there.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations bounding across the numbers plain.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

And now for the show-stopper.

The numbers that gave five people the option to quit their day jobs were 3, 6, 9, 17, 56, and PB 25.

The most powerful six numbers of the night. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

These six numbers made up the 56th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, which was also last seen on May 12th, 2018. This Pattern has played in 20.4% of the 274 Powerball drawings.

With fifteen appearances, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played in 26.8% of the 56 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-1-1-1}. This General Order has also played in 5.47% of all 274 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, we saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order on April 11th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the fifteen drawings where [3-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.36% of 56 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 274 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.09% of the time. The 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on December 23rd, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were also four repeating Three-Number Combinations thrown into the mix!

The power of four. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

“Going big” was the way to go.

Summer is almost upon us. Will we continue to see these wild and crazy plays in the week ahead?

Pre-Mother’s Day Saturday Encore

Today’s post is going to start with a tribute.

Be they called “mothers”, “las madres”, or just plain “Moms”, without them we wouldn’t be. They nurtured us, comforted us, fussed at us (when we needed it!), and made sure we became functioning members of society. Mothers aren’t perfect, but dang if they don’t try. Even when the kids have grown up and have lives of their own, mothers are like artists: they feel their work is never done! As annoying as it may seem, we’ll end up missing that fussing and “worrisomeness” when their time comes.

And, in the spirit of Mother’s Day, May 12th was a quiet night for Lotto Texas and Powerball. The only rowdiness was a Pattern encore and a repeating Three-Number Combination.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-2} Pattern made an encore appearance with winning numbers 4, 11, 19, 28, 51, and 54.

The {2-2-2} Pattern back like a boomerang. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 216 drawings. Of course, when the {2-2-2} Pattern played, that meant the 2 2 2 Specific Order was along for the ride. Given that there have been 216 Lotto Texas drawings, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played in 13.9% of them.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball took another route. With winning numbers 22, 42, 45, 55, 56, and PB 14, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 55th appearance.

Going separate ways. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 20.2% of the 272 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on April 11th, 2018.

With 25 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 45.5% of the 55 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.19% of all 272 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played on March 24th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12% of the 25 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 5.45% of the 55 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 272 drawings, this Specific Order has played in 1.10% of all 272 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order in the November 15th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 45, 55, 56.

Standing out from the crowd. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 23rd, 2017 drawing.

Will either Powerball or Lotto Texas see Pattern encores on Wednesday, or will other Patterns take the reins?

 

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?

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?

A Copycat and a Roaring Sheep

Lotto Texas and Powerball had the honor of closing out March, and what it a month it was! The biggest event was of course the six consecutive appearances of the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas. The streak came to an end March 31st. And although one streak ended, another may be in the works.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Funny how after the Australia Play in Mega Millions this past Friday, Lotto Texas decided to follow suit. With winning numbers 8, 16, 26, 27, 44, and 51, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 212 times.

Following Mega Millions’s lead? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1538 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has happened 13.8% of the time. We last saw one in the March 7th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

With the Australia Play came a break in repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although the Pattern streak in Lotto Texas came to an end, Powerball appeared interested in picking up the baton and running with it. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance with winning numbers 8, 24, 52, 55, 61, and PB 21.

A Pattern encore can lead to something greater. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Out of the 260 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 36.2% of them. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern previously played in the March 28th, 2018 drawing. And, it’s the most commonly played Powerball Pattern.

With 18 appearances, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared in 19.1% of the 94 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. This General Order has also played in 6.92% of all 260 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order was last seen in the August 26th, 2017 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 27.8% of the 18 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.32% of the 94 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 260 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.92% of the time. It was a little more than a year ago when the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order made its last appearance. More specifically, it was the March 18th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination drought came to an end!

  • 24, 61, PB 21 (Debuted November 19th, 2016)
  • 8, 52, PB 21 (Debuted March 28th, 2018. Another encore!)
Haven’t seen these in a while. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Powerball establish a firm Pattern streak in Wednesday’s drawing?

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?