The Australia Play Double Feature

Someone became at least $522 million richer after the July 24, 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:

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 30, 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:

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


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:

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

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