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?

The Cleanest Play

The cleanest play in the lottery world is the playback. This phenomenon occurs in Mega Millions when the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order, share a date when they previously played together. There is yet another level of playback. In this playback is a special Pattern. When this Pattern plays in Mega Millions, there is but one General Order and one Specific Order that show up alongside it.

That special playback is the Australia Play, and it sent the prize to $116 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play made its 17th appearance in the January 17th, 2020 drawing. The winning numbers were  3, 25, 30, 54, 70, and MB 9.

No date hopping for an Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 533 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 3.19% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the Australia Play occurred in the September 17th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

This Australia Play was accompanied by two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Combination bonus! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Tuesday’s drawing see a rare Australia Play encore or will another Pattern take center stage?

An Encore for a Hopping Wednesday

Things were toasty, just toasty for Lotto Texas and Powerball. As the colder air pushed through, these lotteries got a fire going by throwing in an encore and an Australia Play! Frustrated players made kindling out of their tickets, however. The jackpots rose to $6 million and $90 million, respectively.

(To all the math nuts out there, the Lotto Texas jackpot is now 1/15th that of Powerball’s. Is this the “natural order” of things, or is Lotto Texas just biding its time, waiting for Powerball to “slip up”?)

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

October 9th, 2019 saw an encore for the {3-2-1} Pattern and its 894th appearance. This time, the winning numbers were 14, 18, 19, 27, 33, and 41.

Another round of {3-2-1}! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.7% of the 1697 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 147 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.4% of the 147 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1697 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.66% of the time. We last saw the 2 3 1 Specific Order in the September 14th, 2019 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations were birthed from this madness:

  • 18, 27, 33, 41 (Debuted March 13th, 2002)
  • 14, 18, 19, 41 (Debuted December 22nd, 2010)
Completing the package. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 18, 33, 43, 65, and PB 2, an Australia Play bounded across Powerball for the 26th time.

Bounding along with six numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Of the 419 drawings to date, 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 6.21% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, an Australia Play was spotted July 27th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 The Australia Play wasn’t alone. A single repeating Three-Number Combination was tucked away:

Gotta have that one! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will a Pattern streak form for Lotto Texas on Saturday, and could Powerball’s Australia Play come back like a boomerang?

Hopping Beyond $200 Million

Mega Millions crossed the $200 million threshold, and it took nearly two months to do it! Thanks to a little help from an Australia Play, Mega Millions got a hop in its step and leaped to $211 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The September 17th, 2019 edition of the Australia Play was brought to you by 12, 15, 30, 50, 65, and MB 1.

Hopping into crazy-jackpot territory. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

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 Specific Order have now played 16 times. Given that there have been 498 Mega Millions drawings so far, an Australia Play has been present for 3.21% of them. We last saw one of these in the August 23rd, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 What’s an Australia Play without three repeating Three-Number Combinations? Even more amazing is when the made their debuts!

The February Gang. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

We’re halfway through September and Mega Millions has entered crazy-rich territory. Will the jackpot continue to rise through the rest of the month?

August-Flavored Australia Play

August is almost over and it has been anything but boring for Mega Millions. As the schools opened their doors once again, things continued to get wild in the lottery world. There was a shakeup for Mega Millions in the August 23rd, 2019 drawing and the prize leapt up to $103 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 15, 37, 54, 68, and MB 21, 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 made their 15th appearance.

Oi! We’ve got an Australia Play here. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The Australia Play has taken place in 3.05% of the 491 Mega Millions drawings. Prior to Friday night, it was last seen in the July 12th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Tucked away in the pouch was repeating Three-Number Combination 11, 37, and 68.

The lone repeater. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted October 14th, 2014.

Although this was a short post, Friday night packed a lot of punch! Will the last week of August be a blowout for Mega Millions, or will it take time to chill out?

A Midsummer Night’s Cooldown

July is just about over, and the start of school is right around the corner. Meanwhile, the brutal summer sun beats down on everything. One can only hope for a shower to cool everything off, for a little while at least.

If your name happened to be “Lotto Texas” or “Powerball”, then you cooled off by avoiding earth-shattering plays Saturday night. In fact, the biggest play of July 27th, 2019 was an Australia Play. Taking the quiet-ish path helped the jackpots climb to $14 million and $88 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 182nd appearance with winning numbers 1, 2, 6, 8, 20, and 53.

Chilling out with {4-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 10.9% of the 1676 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen July 20th, 2019.

Now with 59 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.4% of the 182 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1676 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.52% of the time. The 4 1 1 Specific Order was last seen February 27th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Part of a cooldown is not bothering with repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 19, 31, 48, 61, and PB 6, Powerball saw its 25th Australia Play.

Hopping in for a chill. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 398 Powerball drawings 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 6.28% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, an Australia Play showed up in the January 9th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations to be had here.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball stay in cooldown mode as they finish out the month?

Another Bloomin’ Australia Play!

Just because something is unlikely doesn’t mean that it’s impossible.

Mega Millions did something unexpected. By “unexpected”, we mean “Fall in love with the Australia Play”. That’s right: July 12, 2019 saw the return of the ultimate playback! With the encore came yet another jackpot rise; it hopped up to $137 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 25, 38, 56, 59, and MB 7, the Australia Play made its 14th appearance.

An unexpected visitor. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 479 Mega Millions 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 2.92% of the time. We last saw this playback July 9, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations this time around!

Tucked away in the pouch. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Australia Play be bold enough to go for a three-peat Tuesday?

Mega Millions and the Thirteen Tales of {1-1-1-1-1-1}

There are few things that seem to thrive in scorching heat. Red kangaroos are one. Camels are another. These creatures make themselves at home in arid regions like the Outback.

On July 9th, 2019, Mega Millions broke the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak and embraced the sweltering heat of an Australia Play! Granted, it’s winter in the actual Land Down Under, but lotteries, paying no heed to mortal things like climate, like to shake things up from time to time. With that maneuver came the hopping away of the grand prize; it leapt up to $121 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 12, 26, 40, 48, 64, and MB 1, 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 made their 13th appearance together.

13th time and no bad luck here! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 478 Mega Millions drawings, the Australia Play has happened 2.73% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, an Australia Play was spotted in the April 23rd, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

While bounding away, the Australia Play didn’t leave any repeating Three-Number Combinations behind.

Given how rare Australia Plays are, it’s not likely that we’ll see an encore Friday. Still, it’s early yet in the month. There’s plenty of time for other Patterns to get into the streak game. Maybe the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern will try to create another streak, or perhaps another Pattern will carry that torch?

Hopping Away to Crazy Millions

Easter has come and gone, and the Mega Millions jackpot grew once again. The jackpot eluded capture in the April 23rd, 2019 drawing. The fallout was a prize now standing at $212 million.

How’d Mega Millions get away? By exchanging the opportunity for a {2-2-1-1} three-peat with a hopping mad Australia Play, of course!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 24, 30, 48, 67, and MB 9, Mega Millions saw its twelfth Australia Play.

Hopping along into another Australia Play. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 456 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 Specific Order have played 2.63% of the time. It wasn’t that long ago when we last saw an Australia Play. In fact, it was just two weeks ago in the April 9th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

An Australia Play was mad enough, it seems. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

April is just about over, and Mega Millions has a couple more opportunities for tricks before heading into May. The weekend will most certainly kick off with a crazy-large jackpot, or something close to it. Question is, will the Australia Play make an encore or will a more common Pattern appear?