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 12th, 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 9th, 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?

Down Under with Mega Millions

Spring is in full swing and summer is right around the corner here in Lottery Trend Country. Naturally, things heated up for Mega Millions April 9th. Thinking it could avoid the pressures of high expectations, it jaunted off to the wondrous world of the Australia Play! Tuesday night saw this lottery deliver a powerful kick. Part of the aftermath was a $140 million grand prize for Friday. The rest, well, a blog post introduction isn’t enough to do it justice.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 22, 34, 44, 58 and MB 9, the 11th Australia Play was made possible.

Hopping mad with numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 452 Mega Millions drawings, that means 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 2.43% of the time. An Australia Play was last seen September 25th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Bundled within that Australia Play were five repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Like a strange game of hopscotch. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The Australia Play isn’t that common, let alone in Mega Millions, so a Friday night encore isn’t likely. This lottery loves repeating Three-Number Combinations, though, so whether there’s a parade of them remains to be seen. Inquiring minds want to know: Will the jackpot in Mega Millions continue to climb?

Far from the Madness

This past Saturday and January 9th, 2019 were worlds apart. On Saturday, we saw repeating Four-Number Combinations in both Lotto Texas and Powerball. Wednesday…was not like that. The lotteries took a subtler approach; no encores, no fireworks. Their respective grand prizes rose quietly to $12.5 million and $96 million. But, as (comparatively) quiet as things were, Wednesday night was far from boring!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 8, 16, 17, 37, and 52, the {4-2} Pattern made its 175th appearance.

Not gone for long, that {4-2} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1619 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time and was last seen December 19th, 2018.

Now with 25 appearances, the 4 0 2 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 175 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 1.54% of all 1619 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 4 0 2 Specific Order played March 4th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Joined at the hip was lone repeating Four-Number Combination 5, 8, 16, and 37.

Another case of 4-2. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 11th, 2013 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

As quiet as Wednesday night may have appeared, Powerball had the most momentum. The 24th-ever Australia Play was thanks to winning numbers 6, 19, 37, 49, 59, and PB 22!

Jumping into an Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 341 Powerball 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 all played 7.04% of the time. We last saw an Australia Play right after Christmas. More specifically, on December 26th, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 6, 59, and PB 22.

Hopping along. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted September 9th, 2017.

Will the “quiet approach” continue Saturday night, or will Lotto Texas and Powerball be touched with weekend madness?

Gift of the Powerball

Lotto Texas and Powerball were like the Northern and Southern Hemispheres December 26th. They were polar opposites (no pun intended)! While it’s winter in New York City, it’s summertime in Sydney.

Speaking of New York City, Powerball gifted one player from Brooklyn with $298.4 million! That brought the jackpot down to a more “respectable” $40 million. Lotto Texas, ever the classy one, saw its jackpot ease on upward to $10 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern was so well-loved that Lotto Texas asked for it to come back for an encore! With winning numbers 5, 26, 33, 40, 42, and 47, this Pattern has now played 848 times.

A festive Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1615 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.5% of the time.

Now with 152 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 848 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.41% of all 1615 drawings. We last saw this Specific Order on December 1st, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

An encore wasn’t all the {3-2-1} brought with it; there were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations.

  • 5, 26, 40, 42 (Debuted October 30th, 2002)
  • 26, 33, 40, 47 (Debuted May 31st, 2017)
Encore comes with two repeating Combinations of the four-number kind. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Hard to believe that one of these Combinations debuted sixteen years ago, and to think that we’re on the cusp of a new year! Time keeps on slipping, as they say.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Would you believe that it was an Australia Play that gifted the sole Powerball winner? The winning numbers were 5, 25, 38, 52, 67, and PB 24.

Warming up Brooklyn with an Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the nature of the Australia Play, 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 23 times. With there being 337 Powerball drawings, the Australia Play has appeared in 6.82% of them. Prior to Wednesday night, the Australia Play was seen August 8th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Hopping alongside the Australia Play was lone repeating Three-Number Combination 25, 52, and 67.

Repeating Three-Number Combinations look good in red. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut January 21st, 2017.

The last lottery drawing of the year is this Saturday. Will the year end with a Pattern streak in Lotto Texas or perhaps someone becoming $10 million richer?