Meditating Mega Millions

With all the chaos and confusion that has gripped the world, especially for the past year-and-a-half, one thing still manages to hold strong. The Tokyo Olympics will officially start Friday, even with thousands (more like millions) calling for the ordeal to be cancelled altogether. That Virus is still raging, and with the absence of massive crowds of spectators, not to mentions athletes falling ill, this grand sporting event just won’t be the same this year.

Mega Millions had a knack for reading the room Tuesday night. A {2-2-1-1} Pattern three-peat wasn’t featured. Instead, Mega Millions took the time to reflect on a different Pattern. This lottery not only boosted its inner well-being, but its jackpot. The prize grew to $138 million.

General Lottery Analysis

July 20, 2021 saw the Australia Play make its 21st appearance with winning numbers 10, 26, 30, 52, 57 and MB 10.

Meditating with an Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With that said, 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 in 3.04% of the 691 Mega Millions drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, an Australia Play was seen in the May 14, 2021 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 52, 57 and MB 10 debuted April 5, 2016.

Reflecting with a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will we see this quieter Mega Millions again Friday night, or will it embrace a more extroverted approach?

Playback Dreams

As we venture further into July, we must face the inevitable. Whether it’s within a few weeks or even a few days, the prospect of work and/or school looms over the horizon. July 7, 2021 was one such opportunity to keep the beast at bay. Those millions would allow for more freedom. Freedom like early retirement, stock market investment, college tuition/loan payoff, and for the brave (foolish?), bypassing college altogether.

If you played Wednesday night, you’ll need to deal with work and school a bit longer. However, there was a silver lining! With the six winning numbers going unpicked in both Lotto Texas and Powerball, their respective jackpots rose to $7.25 million and $127 million. And we have a playback to thank, at least in one lottery.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 991st appearance with winning numbers 7, 8, 23, 32, 33 and 41.

A visit from the most common Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1879 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.7% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played June 30, 2021.

Now with 172 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 991 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1879 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.15% of the time. The 2 3 1 Specific Order was last seen June 23, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 7, 23, 33 and 41 debuted June 27, 2012.

A single repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

Powerball went for a special kind of playback. With winning numbers 8, 21, 30, 49, 57 and PB 8, the Australia Play made its 31st appearance!

The ultimate playback! Source: lotteryrend-powerball.com.

Of the 601 Powerball 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 played 5.16% of the time and were last seen June 23, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 30, 49 and PB 8 debuted October 18, 2017.

Hopping along with a single repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Are more playbacks in store for this weekend?

Spreading Out for Summer

Lotto Texas and Powerball were primed for summer June 23, 2021. They welcomed the new season with rising jackpots. The former gracefully rose to $6.25 million, and the latter leapt to $75 million. Things got hotter with the presence of a similar spread and an Australia Play!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 18, 23, 31, 35 and 41, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 989th appearance.

What lies beneath these six numbers? Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.7% of the 1875 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen June 9, 2021.

Now with 171 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 17.3% of the 989 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1875 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.12% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played June 5, 2021.

Similar Spread

The spread for Wednesday night was 13:05:08:04:06. Going back, oh, twenty years, there was something similar to this the night of May 2, 2001! That night, 18, 26, 32, 45, 49 and 54 were the winning numbers, with a spread of 08:06:13:04:05. The differences between numbers were the same but of course, the orders (and the numbers played) were different.

Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas had the energy to put up a repeating Four-Number Combination that played twice before!

A triple offender! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

Powerball went with a swift, effective Australia Play! The winning numbers were 13, 20, 40, 51, 63 and PB 1.

Bounding along the lottery horizon. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This means 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 30 times. Given that there have now been 597 Powerball drawings, an Australia Play has been featured in 5.03% of them. We last saw an Australia Play November 7, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations started a ruckus:

With a bombardment of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Saturday night feature more similar spreads and Australia Plays?

Mega Millions on the Edge

Onward and upward. That phrase might as well be Mega Millions’ motto for the past three months! So far, nothing has come along to uproot the oak tree of a jackpot. With each drawing, the roots dig deeper, and the tree grows taller.

Not even the whimsical Australia Play of May 14, 2021 was able to knock the tree down. The jackpot grew to a mighty $468 million!

General Lottery Analysis

The 20th Australia Play was thanks to winning numbers 3, 18, 41, 44, 68 and MB 3.

An Australia Play feeds the mighty jackpot! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

There have now been 671 Mega Millions drawings. 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 now played 2.98% of the time. Prior to Friday night, an Australia Play was seen March 26, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 18, 41, 68 (Debuted May 27, 2016)
  • 18, 44, 68 (Debuted March 15, 2016)
  • 41, 44, MB 3 (Debuted December 3, 2013)
Triple Three-Number Combination threat! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Australia Play come back like a boomerang and knock the jackpot down to size next week?

Mega Millions Hops into the Weekend

March 26, 2021 saw a shift in the Patterns. Instead of an encore from the most commonly seen Pattern, we saw a visit from one that’s not so commonly seen. That is, we shifted from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern. With the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern came the ever-wonderful Australia Play! The jackpot bounded away from the players and increased to $152 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The 19th Australia Play was made possible by 4, 25, 37, 46, 67 and MB 15.

A different Pattern to kick off the weekend! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 657 Mega Millions drawings, that means 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 have played 2.89% of the time. Prior to Friday night, January 22, 2021 was the last time we saw an Australia Play.

Three-Number Combinations

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

  • 25, 37, 46 (Debuted June 4, 2019)
  • 37, 67, MB 15 (Debuted November 20, 2015)
  • 37, 46, MB 15 (Debuted October 14, 2014)
A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Will an Australia Play do the unexpected and make an encore Tuesday night, or will Mega Millions say goodbye to March in a more “normal” manner?

From Michigan, a Mega Millions (Jackpot) Slayer

Mega Millions had a good run. From September to January, the jackpot was nourished by the tears, anguish, and profanities of frustrated players. Then, on January 22, 2021, a lone player from Michigan looked that lottery dead in the eye and won that billion-dollar jackpot. Naturally, the prize reset itself to $20 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and MB 24, the Australia Play made its 18th appearance.

Oi! We got ourselves a winner! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 639 Mega Millions drawings, which means 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 2.82% of the time. Would you believe that an Australia Play was last seen a little over a year ago? The last time an Australia Play happened in Mega Millions was January 17, 2020!

Three-Number Combinations

A bruised ego? Exhaustion? Whatever the reason, Mega Millions didn’t have repeating Three-Number Combinations.

With all The Big Three lotteries reset, it’ll be a while yet before another monstrous jackpot looms over the horizon! Will the immediate future be one of Pattern encores?

The Australia Play Double Date

Without a doubt, Saturday is the most popular day of the week and if not, it’s pretty high up there. For most people, it means the very end of the week. It’s time to unwind, and after a week that seemed long and drawn out, we couldn’t be any more grateful for this day.

Lotto Texas and Powerball were certainly grateful for November 7, 2020! Both lotteries made it their business to partake in the art of the Australia Play this past Saturday night. With that came a bounce in the jackpots to $7.75 million and $158 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 247th appearance together with winning numbers 15, 17, 23, 26, 43 and 52.

Giving a nice kick to the Lotto Texas jackpot! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1810 Lotto Texas drawings and an Australia Play has been featured in 13.6% of them. An Australia Play was last spotted October 28, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combinations were notably absent.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s Australia Play made its 29th appearance out of 532 drawings. This was made possible by winning numbers 14, 16, 37, 48, 58 and PB 18.

The jackpot is upward bound! 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 all appeared together in 5.45% of the Powerball drawings. Prior to Saturday night, an Australia Play was last seen September 30, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

After a long week, there wasn’t enough energy to put up repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will at least one of these Australia Plays make an encore Wednesday night, or will Lotto Texas and Powerball have other plans?

Some Things are Not Worth Repeating

It finally happened. After 8.5 months, Lotto Texas was brought down. Oh, don’t feel sorry for Lotto Texas; it had to happen sooner or later. Although both the {3-3} Pattern and the 3 3 0 Specific Order were a hit last time, they brought about the crash of September 30, 2020 and made a lone player from Seguin much richer. Mega Millions and Powerball hugged and high-fived each other, happy that the “uppity little lottery” was put back in its place. The prize was reset to $5 million.

Amidst the chaos, Powerball held strong. With the help of an Australia Play, its position in lottery high society was maintained. The jackpot increased to $41 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-3} Pattern made its 143rd appearance with winning numbers 4, 11, 16, 19, 27 and 30.

Brought down by a playback! Source: lotterytrend.com

There have now been 1799 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 7.95% of the time.

Now with 45 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has played in 31.5% of the 143 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1799 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.50% of the time.

Both the {3-3} Pattern and the 3 3 0 Specific Order were last seen September 26, 2020.

Similar Spread

What about a similar spread? That should’ve been enough to keep Lotto Texas in the good graces of lottery high society, right? No. No it wasn’t.

The spread for this past Wednesday night’s numbers was 07:05:03:08:03. This was similar to the spread from the November 1, 2000 drawing. That night, the winning numbers were 27, 30, 35, 38, 45 and 43, with the spread being 03:05:03:07:08. Different numbers played both nights but notice that the differences between numbers were the same, although in different orders.

Four-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations were a part of the scene, one of which played twice before:

  • 4, 11, 19, 27 (Debuted March 15, 2017)
  • 4, 16, 19, 30 (Debuted March 29, 2014)
  • 4, 11, 16, 27 (Debuted October 20, 2012 and previously played December 19, 2015)
Red, blue and back at square one. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Fine showings all around, but they just weren’t enough.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 18, 36, 49, 67 and PB 18, an Australia Play made its 28th appearance.

Powerball benefitted with this playback! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 521 drawings, 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 5.37% of the time. We last saw them in the May 9, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

There was also room for two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Making room for two repeating Three-Number Combos! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With Lotto Texas out of the way, Powerball can now focus on other things, like, “How long will it take to have a monster-sized jackpot?” It may a while yet but to Powerball, the natural order has been restored and all is right with the world.

As for Lotto Texas? Well, it had a taste of the high life, and it’s not going to let this setback get in the way! But we must get through Saturday’s drawing first. It isn’t likely that the {3-3} Pattern will make a three-peat, but it is 2020, after all. We’ll need to keep an eye on it!

The Pattern Streak Double Strikedown

Lotto Texas and Powerball have acted like a playground clique these days. They play together, so it’s expected that they’ll copy each other, or even be in sync with each other now and again. Lately, both lotteries have been in the grip of streaks with their most common Patterns.

On May 9, 2020, the Pattern streaks came to an end. Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streaks were struck down with Australia Plays. That is, the Pattern, General Order (applicable to Powerball only) and the Specific Order were the same. This interesting turn of events kept the jackpots climbing. Lotto Texas rose to $15.25 million and Powerball rose to $77 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 6, 30, 36, 43 and 46, Lotto Texas’s Australia Play made its 239th appearance.

Kicking the {3-2-1} Pattern off the throne! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1758 Lotto Texas drawings, meaning that the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 13.6% of the time. An Australia Play was last seen April 22, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s Australia Play was thanks to winning numbers 12, 18, 42, 48, 65 and PB 19. This marked the 27th appearance of 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.

A right-hook to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The Australia Play has occurred in 5.625% of the 480 Powerball drawings, and was last seen October 9, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Three-Number Combinations were not part of the agenda Saturday night.

The Pattern streaks may be over, but the prizes continue their march ever upward. Will the jackpots continue to climb, or will at least one of them be struck down next week?

Encore and Hops

Today’s title means one of two things. Either Lottery Binge has decided to venture into the world of craft beer brewing (and should quit before even getting started) or there was an Australia Play and a Pattern encore. We’re going to go with the latter.

This past Wednesday night was also good for fans of repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations. As busy as the night was, there were no grand prize winners in either lottery. Lotto Texas’s jackpot climbed to $5.5 million while Powerball waltzed into $373 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers for January 22nd, 2020 were 4, 13, 20, 35, 48, and 51. This marked the 235th appearance of the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order. This would also make this the 235th drawing in which an Australia Play was present.

A January Australia Play. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1727 Lotto Texas drawings and the Australia Play has appeared in 13.6% of them. Prior to Wednesday night, an Australia Play was seen October 30th, 2019.

Four-Number Combinations

Hopping across the lottery plains were three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 13, 35, 48 (Debuted February 14th, 2009)
  • 4, 13, 20, 48 (Debuted February 7th, 2015)
  • 13, 20, 35, 48 9Debuted April 17th, 2013)
A trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Saturday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance! With winning numbers 11, 33, 44, 59, 67, and PB 8, this Pattern made its 174th appearance.

An encore that leads to something more? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 38.8% of the 449 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 26.4% of the 174 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 449 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order December 7th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 10.9% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.87% of the 174 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.11% of all 449 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order played January 12th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Duo decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat in Powerball send its jackpot to $400 million or close to it? Could Lotto Texas see an Australia Play encore?