Different Flavors of Playback

The theme for October 24, 2020 was “Playback”. For the uninitiated or those who need a refresher, a playback occurs when either of the following conditions are met:

  1. An Australia Play: The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order are the same, at least for Mega Millions and Powerball. For Lotto Texas, it would apply only to Pattern and Specific Order (no General Order).
  2. The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order played on the same date. Like the Australia Play, the General Order is not applicable to Lotto Texas.

Saturday night saw both kinds of playback and was a boon for both Lotto Texas and Powerball! The intrepid players were thrown off their game and the prizes grew to $6.75 million and $116 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas saw its 245th Australia Play with winning numbers 5, 10, 27, 36, 38 and 44!

Saturday night Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 13.6% of the time. The last Australia Play was September 23, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

The arrival of an Australia Play meant no repeating Four-Number Combinations. This is a huge contrast from the Combination explosion we saw Wednesday night!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 103rd appearance with 18, 20, 27, 45, 65 and PB 6.

Hidden depths abound in these numbers! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 528 drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.5% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 31 appearances, has played in 30.1% of the 103 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 528 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.87% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.6% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.80% of the 103 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.33% of all 528 drawings.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, [3-1-1-1] General Order, and the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order were last seen together in the September 12, 2020 drawing!

Three-Number Combinations

No room for repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

By the power of double playback action, Lotto Texas and Powerball are heading into the last week of October with plenty of momentum. Will it power them on to make even more jackpot gains?

The Mad, Mad {3-1-1-1} Pattern

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern may not be Mega Millions’ most played Pattern (that honor goes to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern) but it knows how to go big!

There was more, far more, to the October 13, 2020 drawing than what the numbers showed. So much in fact that the introduction to today’s post wouldn’t be enough. What happened that was so grand? Well, for starters, it was grand enough that the jackpot grew to $77 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The 115th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was thanks to 11, 44, 45, 46, 70 and MB 25.

This was no quiet {3-1-1-1} Pattern appearance! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 610 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 18.9% of the time. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern previously played in the October 6, 2020 drawing.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 38 appearances, has played in 33% of the 115 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 610 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.23% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played September 22, 2020.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 0 3 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.5% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.48% of the 115 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.66% of all 610 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 0 3 1 1 Specific Order May 21, 2019.

Four-Number Combination

If you scratch Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing, you’ll find repeating Four-Number Combination 11, 44, 45 and 46, which debuted August 14, 2018!

The catalyst for Combination madness! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Three-Number Combinations

Naturally, a repeating Four-Number Combination birthed four repeating Three-Number Combinations. Only three of these four debuted in the August 14th drawing mentioned earlier:

  • 11, 44, 45 (Debuted March 17, 2015)
  • 11, 44, 46
  • 44, 45, 46
  • 11, 45, 46

Mega Millions loved repeating Three-Number Combinations to the point that it thought nothing about adding two more!

Red and blue all over! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern be daring enough to make an encore Friday night?

Mega Millions Starts Over

The title of today’s post would suggest that someone won the Mega Millions jackpot. We can assure you that wasn’t what happened. This lottery entered October 2020 with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat, a necessary stepping-stone for a Pattern streak. There were other plans for October 6, 2020, and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was cast aside. As a result, the jackpot rose to $60 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The Pattern streak was blocked by the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 15, 16, 18, 39, 59 and MB 17, this Pattern made its 114th appearance.

Howsabout a different Pattern? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 608 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 18.75% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played September 22, 2020.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 44 appearances, has played in 38.6% of the 114 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 608 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.24% of the time. We last saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order in the September 1, 2020 drawing.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.02% of the 114 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.32% of all 608 drawings. The 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen July 19, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 16, 39 and 59 debuted November 27, 2015.

Room for a repeating Three-Number Combo! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern be bold enough to make an encore Friday night?

Storing Up for the New Season

It’s hard to believe, but we’re nearing the last quarter of 2020! September 22nd marked the beginning of another season (autumn for us; spring for all y’all down south of the Equator) and what better time to start something new than with the change of seasons? Mega Millions focused on mastering the art of jackpot rebuilding. This past Tuesday night was a success in that regard. With no one matching the six numbers, the prize bumped up to $24 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 113th appearance with winning numbers 36, 43, 44, 55, 68 and MB 12.

Slow and steady! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 18.7% of the 604 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen September 1, 2020.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 37 appearances, has played in 32.7% of the 113 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 604 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.13% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played August 18, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 0 0 1 3 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.5% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.42% of the 113 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.83% of all 604 drawings. The 0 0 1 3 1 1 Specific Order was last seen February 4, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

There was no time for repeating Three-Number Combinations. A jackpot needed to be shored up!

Will Friday night mean another jackpot climb, and will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore?

Jackpots Ride Again!

Salutations again, Lotterytrend fans! This is guest blogger Romulun Harris, filling in for Freyja Harris, and giving you the latest updates in Lotto Texas and Powerball.

As the 19th anniversary of that dreaded September 11 attack passes and the COVID-19 fiasco continues, we find Lotto Texas and Powerball marching on as their jackpots again gained momentum. Lotto Texas carried artillery worth $41.25 million while Powerball had even heavier artillery worth $94 million.

LOTTO TEXAS

Analysis

With assistance from winning numbers 20, 27, 31, 33, 36, and 40, the seldom seen {5-1} Pattern made its 64th appearance.

The Pattern has now played in 3.57% of the 1794 Lotto Texas drawings and last occurred on August 19, 2020.

The 0 5 1 Specific Order, in its 12th appearance, has now played in 18.75% of the 64 drawings associated with the {5-1} Pattern. With all 1794 drawings considered, the Specific Order has played 0.67% of the time. Just like the {5-1} Pattern, the 0 5 1 Specific Order last played on August 19, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

There were no Four-Number Combination repeats.

POWERBALL

Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 102nd appearance, courtesy of 16, 17, 20, 53, 67, and PB 04.

Out of 516 total Powerball drawings, the Pattern has played 19.77% of the time. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern last appeared on September 2, 2020.

With 30 appearances, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played in 29.41% of the 102 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. With all 516 drawings considered, the General Order has played 5.81% of the time. Like the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, the [3-1-1-1] General Order last appeared on September 2, 2020.

The 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order, now in its 6th appearance, has played in exactly 20% of the 30 drawings associated with the [3-1-1-1] General Order. The Specific Order has also played in 5.88% of the 102 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and 1.16% of all 516 drawings. The 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its previous appearance on May 30, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The sole Three-Number Combination Repeat:

Only Three-Number Combination repeat. Source: lotterytrend.com

The jackpots retain their momentum as players try to win big, but for how long? As said last night, Freyja Harris will return next week to give you the latest updates. This is guest blogger Romulun Harris signing off. Stay safe!

Lottery Euphoria

September 2, 2020 was a win for lottery high society.

The euphoria was strong in Lotto Texas. So strong, in fact, that it didn’t notice the mob of players on the country club grounds, just itching to take it down. Their efforts failed, and the winnings climbed to $37.5 million. Ah well, they thought. Let’s try for Powerball.

Except, the mob had been escorted off the premises before they could go for Powerball. As it, too, saw no grand prize winners, the jackpot rose to $66 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The mob got a swift kick to the pants with an Australia Play. With winning numbers 7, 13, 26, 32, 46 and 54, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 242nd appearance together.

Lotto Texas soars once again! Source: lotterytrend.com.

An Australia Play has been present in 13.5% of the 1791 Lotto Texas drawings. One was last seen in the August 12, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

Bounding along were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 7, 13, 32, 46 (Debuted August 22, 2015)
  • 13, 26, 32, 46 (Debuted November 25, 2000)
Starting the month right! Source: lotterytrend.com.

If you’re reading this, there’s a high chance you’re old enough to play the lottery. Consider for a moment that for some of you, the second Combination debuted before you were born (or on your birthday)!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 101st appearance with 1, 4, 11, 20, 69 and PB 18.

Sitting comfortably, that Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.7% of the 513 Powerball drawings, and was last seen August 22, 2020.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 29 appearances, has played in 28.7% of the 101 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 513 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played in 5.65% of all 513 drawings. The [3-1-1-1] General Order was last seen August 8, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.3% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.97% of the 101 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.58% of all 513 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order played February 13, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which has played twice before!

A three-peater and a repeater! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball retain their statuses Saturday night?

Mega Millions’ September Scorcher

When the thermometer still reads in the 90s (Fahrenheit), it’s hard to believe autumn is around the corner! Relief from the heat will (or should; it is 2020 after all) come, for some sooner than others. Autumn lovers will have to hold out for a bit longer.

It got heated in the lottery world as well. Mega Millions retained its position at the top of lottery high society once again. With no one picking the six winning numbers, the prize ascended to $88 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The joint {2-2-1-1} Pattern and [2-2-1-1] General Order three-peat did not come to fruition in the September 1, 2020 drawing. Instead, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was offered, with winning numbers 15, 25, 26, 38, 47 and MB 22. This Pattern has now played 112 times.

Starting the month with a new Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 598 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played in 18.7% of them. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen August 18, 2020.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 38.4% of the 112 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 598 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.19% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.25% of the 112 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.17% of all 598 drawings.

Both the [3-1-1-1] General Order and the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order were seen together in the July 7, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

It was so hot that repeating Three-Number Combinations didn’t bother to show.

Will Mega Millions retain its lofty spot Friday night?

The Closing Jackpot Gap

Not much separates the value of the Powerball and Lotto Texas jackpots. Currently, Mega Millions has the most clout, and although they both have a way to go before reaching that height, a race to be Number Two may be underway soon.

On August 22, 2020, the gap between “established” Powerball and “new money” Lotto Texas narrowed. With neither lottery seeing a grand prize winner, their jackpots increased. Lotto Texas ascended to $34.75 million and Powerball ascended to $37 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Winning numbers 6, 9, 11, 31, 38 and 54 made the 948th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern possible.

Continuing to climb the social ladder. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1788 Lotto Texas drawings and this Pattern has now played 53% of the time. The {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen August 8, 2020.

Now with 180 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19% of the 948 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1788 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.1% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played June 27, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination 9, 31, 38 and 54 debuted March 7, 2020.

Gaining a boost with a repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 100th appearance with 19, 30, 36, 42, 66 and PB 14.

Still Number Two, but for how long? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.6% of the 510 Powerball drawings and was last seen August 8, 2020.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 36 appearances, has played in 36% of the 100 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 510 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.06% of the time. We last saw the [1-3-1-1] General Order in the July 29, 2020 drawing.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 16.7% of the 36 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 6% of the 100 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.18% of all 510 drawings. The 0 1 3 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen February 5, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball, flustered by that “uppity” Lotto Texas, had no repeating Three-Number Combinations to accompany it.

At least one of these things will happen Wednesday night: Lotto Texas continues to close in on Powerball, or Lotto Texas takes the Number Two spot as Powerball resets. Perhaps in their bout of social climbing, they take each other down? Powerball would certainly be Number Two then, what with Lotto Texas’s reset value being $5 million, while it would sit comfortably at $20 million. We’ll just have to wait until Wednesday night and see!

Holding on to Summer

Time flies when you’re in quarantine. That is the saying these days, isn’t it? As we’ve largely holed ourselves up in our homes, that time of year has come again. The end of summer is right around the corner. Whether virtual or physical, the funneling into classrooms continues. As the S’mores get exchanged for science books, there’s one place summer continues to reign: Mega Millions! And why shouldn’t it? Great riches, and all the wild summer holidays one could hope for, await whoever wins the big prize!

Alas, those dreams blew away like the sand on the beach. No one could claim the glory of winning Mega Millions August 18, 2020. Naturally, the prize climbed, stopping at $49 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Instead of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat, we were treated to the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 4, 18, 26, 27, 58 and MB 23, this Pattern made its 111th appearance.

A three-peat wasn’t in the cards. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 594 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 18.7% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played July 7, 2020.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 36 appearances, has played in 32.4% of the 111 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 594 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.06% of the time. The [1-3-1-1] General Order was last seen in the June 2, 2020 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 1 3 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 11.1% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.60% of the 111 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.67% of all 594 drawings. We last saw the 1 3 0 0 1 1 Specific Order October 3, 2017.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were absent Tuesday night.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern be bold enough to make an encore Friday night?

Sturdy Jackpot Chains

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, as they say. Looking at the results of August 8, 2020, the chains of Lotto Texas and Powerball held strong. So strong, in fact, that not one player could break the chains and free the jackpots. Lotto Texas, still on its high, settled on $31.25 million and Powerball climbed to $169 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 13, 18, 23, 33 and 42, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 947th appearance.

Different Pattern. Stronger chain. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 53.1% of the 1784 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen August 1, 2020.

Now with 171 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the 947 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1784 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.59% of the time. We last saw the 3 2 1 Specific Order June 24, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combinations were in short supply.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 99th appearance with 2, 3, 14, 40, 51 and PB 24.

Just one shy of the three-digit club! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 506 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.6% of the time. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen July 29, 2020.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 28 appearances, has played in 28.3% of the 99 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 506 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.53% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played June 24, 2020.

Now with two (yes, two) appearances, the 3 0 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.14% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.02% of the 99 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.40% of all 506 drawings. The 3 0 1 1 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance September 26, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations managed to play, despite the madness:

Two doses of red. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the chains of Lotto Texas and Powerball grow even stronger next week, or will at least one of them break, spilling forth jackpot goodies?