Mega Millions Has a Monster of its Own

A monster is loose in the lottery world. A jackpot of mind-boggling size has become too big to ignore. Thousands, millions even, are ready to take a chance and bring this beast to heel. As players aim for that monstrous near-billion-dollar Powerball jackpot, a good-sized jackpot is lurking in Mega Millions. A smaller jackpot should be easier to capture, yes?

If only it were that simple! Mega Millions, with semi-fresh memories of having its beast of a jackpot brought down to size, wasn’t determined to be taken down again so soon. Through careful planning, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to a hearty $87 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Mega Millions’ plan to grow the jackpot involved the use of an Australia Play. With winning numbers 4, 18, 31, 53, 69 and MB 7, 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 24 times.

Hopping away with six numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

An Australia Play has been featured in 2.92% of the 823 Mega Millions drawings. Prior to October 28th, an Australia Play was last seen February 4, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Hopping alongside this Australia Play were five repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A glorious display of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions won’t be part of Halloween proper, that honor goes to Lotto Texas and Powerball, but this lottery will kick off November. Is another Australia Play in the cards, or will Mega Millions use another strategy?

DOUBLE CRIKEY!!!

G’day, g’day, Lotterytrend fans! Romulun Harris here! Last night on September 19, 2022, the Lottery World had really gone down under when both Lotto Texas and Powerball each experienced an Australia Play. In addition, while Powerball was $1 million past its quarter-billion-dollar mark, Lotto Texas was at $5.25 million, two days after its $19 million jackpot had been won. And now the details of this surprising Double-Australia Play.

LOTTO TEXAS

Analysis

Thanks to winning numbers 1, 2, 21, 27, 37, and 52, Lotto Texas experienced its 288th Australia Play. Ergo, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order have played in 13.97% of all 2061 Lotto Texas drawings. Lotto Texas’s Australia Play last played on September 14, 2022.

Winning Numbers in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com

Four-Number Combination Repeat(s)

There were no Four-Number Combination Repeats to be found this time.

POWERBALL

Analysis

Courtesy of winning numbers 7, 15, 36, 46, 67, and PB07, Powerball experienced an Australia Play for the 49th time. In other words, 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 each have played in 6.26% of all 783 drawings. Powerball’s Australia Play last occurred on September 17, 2022.

Winning Numbers in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Three-Number Combination Repeat(s)

Two Three-Number Combination Repeats occurred, but with a slight twist:

Three-Number Combination Repeats. One plays four times! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Double Crikey! As of the name of the title. The Lottery World got two Australia Plays, along with Powerball experiencing a Three-Number Combination Repeat occurring for the fourth time. Don’t expect surprises like this to stop anytime soon. This is Romulun Harris signing off. Stay safe!

September’s Seismic Shift

Great changes came about in the lottery world Saturday night. Lotto Texas, lest it start to think too highly of itself, was knocked back down to earth. Naturally, the jackpot reset to $5 million. The greatest shift was in Powerball. Out of the madness of an Australia Play came a similar spread, an entourage of repeating Three-Number Combinations, and a jackpot that grew to $238 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

September 17, 2022 was the night of the {3-2-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 5, 9, 18, 22, 35 and 48. This Pattern has now played 1087 times.

A more common approach. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 2060 Lotto Texas drawings, and the {3-2-1} Pattern has been featured 52.8% of the time. This Pattern was last seen September 7, 2022.

Now with 193 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 1087 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 2060 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.37% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played August 29, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

Having been forced to reset the jackpot left Lotto Texas in no mood for repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Powerball decided to take a cue from Lotto Texas with an Australia Play of its own. Thanks to 5, 25, 36, 51, 61 and PB 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 48th appearance.

Six *very* powerful numbers! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

An Australia Play has been featured in 6.14% of the 782 Powerball drawings and was last seen August 22, 2022.

Similar Spread

“Grand” best described September 17th’s Australia Play, and what better demonstration than a similar spread? Saturday night’s numbers had a spread of 20:11:15:10. Similarly, the September 2, 2017 drawing had a spread of 15:20:11:10. That night, the winning numbers were 6, 21, 41, 52, 62 and PB 26. Although the differences between numbers were the same, the orders in which the numbers played, and the numbers themselves, were different.

Three-Number Combinations

All right, all right, there was another grand event that came from Saturday night’s Australia Play. Can you say four repeating Three-Number Combinations?

(Mostly) evenly spaced. Source:lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Is a jackpot reset in store for Powerball this September, and will the Australia Play return?  

Streaking and Hopping Out of Spring

Well, folks, it’s almost here! After weeks of unrelenting heat, early sunrises and late sunsets, the calendar and the temperatures are about to align. In just a few days, spring will give way to summer. This year, Lotto Texas and Powerball will be the ones to see spring off. If the results from Saturday night are an indicator of things to come, then Monday’s spring finale will be a big one! But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

June 18, 2022 was great news for fans of the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas. That Pattern solidified its streak and helped boost the jackpot to $6.75 million. Although Powerball didn’t see a Pattern streak, let alone a Pattern encore, an Australia Play was plenty enough to send the crazy-high jackpot even higher to $296 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 34, 36, 43, 46 and 47, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its fourth consecutive appearance. Altogether, this Pattern has played 1069 times!

Sticking with the {3-2-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 2021 Lotto Texas drawings, and the {3-2-1} Pattern has been featured 52.9% of the time. Recall that the June 15, 2022 drawing was the last time the {3-2-1} Pattern played.

Now with 186 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 1069 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 2021 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.20% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order played April 4, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations were present:

  • 14, 34, 46, 47 (Debuted January 30, 2021)
  • 14, 34, 36, 46 (Debuted September 12, 2007)
Gotta have those repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The 46th Australia Play was made possible by 10, 19, 40, 45, 58 and PB 25.

Bounding into summer. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

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 been featured in 6.19% of the 743 Powerball drawings. An Australia Play was last seen June 4, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

There was time enough to have a go at a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two is plenty! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to go up like the temperatures?

The Saturday Night Summer Chiller

From the madness of repeating Combinations to a jackpot winner, Lotto Texas and Powerball had quite a week! After an eventful week (there was a holiday after all), these lotteries took it down a notch Saturday night. By the power of uncommonly played Patterns, both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their respective jackpots rise to $5.25 million and $198 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern of June 4, 2022 made its 221st appearance with 15, 19, 22, 25, 28 and 41.

Taking a “softer” approach with the {4-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11% of the 2015 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen April 30, 2022.

Now with 72 appearances, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has played in 32.6% of the 221 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 2015 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.57% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 4 1 Specific Order played April 23, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 22, 25, 28 and 41 debuted September 11, 2010.

Still enough room for a repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

June 4th was a good night for an Australia Play in Powerball! Thanks to winning numbers 14, 16, 36, 52, 60 and PB 16, 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 45th appearance.

Hopping mad for these numbers! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

An Australia Play has been featured in 6.11% of the 737 Powerball drawings and was last seen April 30, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 16, 52 and 60 debuted November 17, 2021.

A bloomin’ repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Was Saturday night just a breather for Lotto Texas and Powerball, or was it the beginning of a quieter month?

The Reigning Combination Affliction

Last time we saw our dear friends Lotto Texas and Powerball, there were mutterings of a conspiracy amongst them. Both lotteries took it upon themselves to bombard everyone with repeating Combinations aplenty. Based off what happened April 30, 2022, the word “conspiracy” caught one lottery off-guard. In contrast to earlier in the week, this lottery took it down a notch. Meanwhile, the other lottery didn’t care a whit, further delving into the madness. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their respective jackpots climb to $11.25 million and $27 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas reached a milestone Saturday night: its 2000th drawing with balls 1 – 54! With it came the 220th {4-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 1, 8, 13, 18, 34 and 45.

2000 drawings already?! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11% of the 2000 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen April 23, 2022.

Now with 72 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.7% of the 220 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 2000 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.6% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 4 1 1 Specific Order played November 17, 2021.

Five-Number Combination

Lotto Texas saw fit to commemorate the 2000th drawing with another repeating Five-Number Combination!

  • 8, 13, 18, 34, 45 (Debuted January 18, 2012)
Gotta love that repeating Five-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Four-Number Combinations

Naturally, there were five repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 8, 18, 34, 45
  • 13, 18, 34, 45
  • 8, 13, 34, 45
  • 8, 13, 18, 45
  • 8, 13, 18, 34
Rolling out the repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

All the above Combinations debuted in the January 18, 2012 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball took it a down a notch, opting for an Australia Play. Thanks to 14, 21, 37, 44, 63 and PB 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 44th appearance together.

Hopping to the end of the month. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

An Australia Play has been featured in 6.09% of the 722 Powerball drawings and was last seen March 9, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 21, 37 and 44 debuted November 26, 2016.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

As Lotto Texas and Powerball make way for May, will Lotto Texas continue to embrace the way of the repeating Five-Number Combination?

The Midweek Double Lottery Hop

Many of us breathe a little easier on Wednesday nights. The work week (and school week) is 60% over, and there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. In other parts of the world, Wednesday is like Friday for us.

Lotto Texas and Powerball had reason to celebrate March 9, 2022. As they jumped into Wednesday night, they each came out the other side with an Australia Play! Additionally, the jackpots received an extra kick. Lotto Texas’s jackpot grew to a respectable $5.5 million, and Powerball’s climbed to $112 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The 271st Australia Play was made possible by 7, 8, 29, 30, 48 and 52.

Barely a month later and another Australia Play hops out! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1978 Lotto Texas drawings, and both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 13.7% of the time. February 12, 2022 was the last time an Australia Play was featured in Lotto Texas.

Four-Number Combinations

This Australia Play was accompanied by a trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations:

Providing an extra kick to Wednesday night. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s Australia Play was brought about by 13, 22, 34, 51, 67 and PB 10. 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 43 times.

The Australia Play wasn’t gone for long! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

An Australia Play has occurred in 6.14% of the 700 Powerball drawings and was last seen March 5, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 13, 51 and PB 10 debuted August 14, 2019.

One repeating Three-Number Combination stands. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Is an Australia Play encore on tap for either Lotto Texas or Powerball Saturday night?

Of Resets and Risings

“Rise-reset-rise” can be thought of as a lottery’s circle of life. Jackpots rise, reset, and rise again, with the length of time between the initial rise and the inevitable reset varying. This cycle has existed for as long as there have been lotteries and will continue until they are no more.

The cycle was on display March 5, 2022. After a few of weeks of seeing a slow and steady jackpot increase, Lotto Texas was forced to reset, starting over at $5 million. Meanwhile, Powerball escaped the call to reset for now; its jackpot continued onward to $90 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-2} Pattern made its 211th appearance with 4, 14, 37, 39, 51 and 52.

A powerful Pattern indeed! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.7% of the 1976 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen February 9, 2022.

Now with 27 appearances, the 2 0 4 Specific Order has played in 12.8% of the 211 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1976 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.37% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 0 4 Specific Order played June 19, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combinations were absent Saturday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With 8, 23, 37, 52, 63 and PB 13, an Australia Play made its 42nd appearance.

Not common in Powerball but packs a punch! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 698 Powerball drawings, and that means the {1-1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have played 6.02% of the time. An Australia Play was last seen February 9, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 23, 37 and 63 debuted September 25, 2021.

Room enough for a repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

As Lotto Texas works to increase its jackpot, is a jackpot reset in store for Powerball in the coming week?

Lotto Texas and Powerball Do a Flip

Lotto Texas and Powerball couldn’t be any more different! Why, just a few posts ago, we talked about Lotto Texas’s grace and poise and how audacity was Powerball’s raison d’etre. What we forgot to mention was that their personalities flip once in a while.

Most recently, that personality swap took place on February 9, 2022. Lotto Texas was the one who decided to throw grace to the wind for a change and use the power of a repeating Five-Number Combination to boost its jackpot to a respectable $9.25 million. Powerball borrowed the grace Lotto Texas casted aside and quietly used an Australia Play encore to grow the jackpot to $172 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-2} Pattern made its 210th appearance with 9, 10, 12, 18, 37 and 51.

Just six unassuming numbers. Right? Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1966 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has now played 10.7% of the time. We last saw the {4-2} Pattern January 31, 2022.

Now with 28 appearances, the 4 0 2 Specific Order has played in 13.3% of the 210 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1966 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.42% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 4 0 2 Specific Order played December 14, 2019.

Five-Number Combination

The biggest upset of the evening was the appearance of repeating Five-Number Combination 9, 10, 12, 37 and 51!

The not-often-seen repeating Five-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the November 1, 2008 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

Wherever this repeating Five-Number Combination traveled, five repeating Four-Number Combinations were sure to follow:

  • 9, 10, 37, 51
  • 9, 12, 37, 51
  • 10, 12, 37, 51
  • 9. 10, 12, 51
  • 9, 10, 12, 37

All the above Combinations debuted in the November 1, 2008 drawing mentioned earlier. However, Combination 9, 10, 12 and 51 was last seen August 20, 2016.

There was a loner. Repeating Four-Number Combination 9, 12, 18 and 51 debuted November 7, 2015.

Look at all them repeating Four-Number Combinations… Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play returned with 2, 17, 33, 51, 63 and PB 26. This marked the 41st appearance of 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.

Boomerang effect. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

An Australia Play has been featured in 5.96% of the 688 Powerball drawings and was last seen February 7, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Part of Powerball’s exercising of grace was not partaking in repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The only constant in the lottery world is change! How long will the personality swap last?

A Frequently Played Pattern and an Australia Play

Greetings Lotterytrend, fans! Romulun Harris here. On February 7, 2022, as the excitement of the Super Bowl in ‘ol L.A. progressed, excitement occurred in the ‘ol L.W., aka the Lottery World. Lotto Texas’ frequently played {3-2-1} Pattern occurred while an Australia Play occurred in Powerball. And now, the details.

LOTTO TEXAS

Analysis

The winning numbers in Lotto Texas were 5, 9, 11, 23, 31, and 54, resulting in, as mentioned earlier, the frequently played {3-2-1} Pattern making its 1037th appearance.

Winning Numbers in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com

The {3-2-1} Pattern has played in 52.77% of all 1965 Lotto Texas drawings and last played on February 5, 2022.

The 3 2 1 Specific Order made its 184th appearance and has played in 17.74% of all 1037 drawings associated with the {3-2-1} Pattern and 9.36% of all 1965 Lotto Texas drawings. It last played on February 2, 2022.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Two Four-Number Combination Repeats occurred:

Four-Number Combination Repeats. Source: lotterytrend.com

POWERBALL

Analysis

As mentioned earlier, an Australia Play made its 40th appearance in Powerball, thanks to winning numbers 5, 15, 38, 47, 65, and PB10.

Winning Numbers in Powerball. 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 all played in 5.82% of all 687 Powerball drawings and last occurred on January 29, 2022.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Two Three-Number Combination Repeats occurred:

  • 5, 15, and PB10 first played on January 2, 2016.
  • 15, 38, and 65 first played on January 29, 2022.
Three-Number Combination Repeats. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Football is filled with surprising plays. And so are Lotto Texas and Powerball along with their frequently played Pattern and an Australia Play occurring respectively. There will be more surprising plays occurring soon. This is Romulun Harris signing off. Stay safe!