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?

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Arriba! Hola again Lottery Trend amigos and Happy Cinco De Mayo! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates! As we smashed the pinata, we got several surprises in the form of an Australian play in Lotto Texas and the ever frequently played {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. There was also a mariachi band composed of a trio of repeats in Three Number Combinations in Powerball! And now the details.

Lotto Texas

Last night on May 4, 2019, the winning numbers for Lotto Texas were 10, 14, 22, 28, 40, and 44.

Winning Numbers in Texas Lotto. Source: lotterytrend.com

As mentioned earlier, Lotto Texas experienced an Australian play when both the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 229th appearance, making up 13.86% of all 1652 drawings. They last played on April 10, 2019.

There were no repeating Four-Number combinations.

Powerball

Meanwhile, Powerball’s winning numbers were 6, 16, 23, 30, 61, and PB 2.

Winning Numbers in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend.com

The frequently played {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 139th appearance and has played in 37.17% of all 374 drawings. It last played on May 1, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 40th appearance and has played in 28.78% of all 139 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and 10.7% of all 374 drawings. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, it last played on May 1, 2019.

The 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order made its 7th appearance and has played in 5.04% of all 139 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, 17.5% of all 40 drawings associated with the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, and 1.87% of all 374 drawings. It last played on April 10, 2019.

Powerball experienced a repeat appearance of three Three-Number Combinations:

Three Repeats in Three-Number Combinations in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend.com

Well, amigos, looks like this was a great fiesta for the lottery world. Until next time, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, signing off. Happy Cinco De Mayo!

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?

Saturday Leftovers and then Some

Leftovers don’t have to be cold and tasteless. Sometimes when they’re reheated and a little extra kick is added, they taste even better!

April 10th was a night much like this past Saturday’s. For one, the prizes for Lotto Texas and Powerball rose once more, now at $15.75 million and $101 million, respectively. Not only that, but both Patterns made an encore and one was part of a playback package!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 15, 23, 28, 42, and 43, there have now been 228 Australia Plays in Lotto Texas.

Lotto Texas and the Australia Play Encore! Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1645 drawings to date, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 13.9% of the time. Last we saw an Australia Play (The Ultimate Playback), it was April 6th, 2019.

Four-Number Combinations

What’s an Australia Play encore without a repeating Four-Number Combination? The lone repeating Four-Number Combination was 10, 23, 28, and 42.

A lone but solid repeater. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut August 16th, 2008.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Another repeater from April 6th, 2019 was the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern! The 133rd appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 12, 21, 23, 39, 67, and PB 6.

More fun with repeats! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 36.2% of the 367 Powerball drawings.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 35 appearances, has played in 26.3% of the 133 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 367 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.54% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played February 27th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.51% of the 133 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.63% of all 367 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order October 10th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

The space between Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Could the Australia Play start a Pattern streak in Lotto Texas? Will the jackpots in both lotteries continue to ascend?

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?

That Hidden Pattern Bond

If there’s one sage piece of our childhoods we should remember, it’s “Never judge a book by its cover.” Lotto Texas and Powerball are as opposite as you can get with lotteries. One is more inclined to have monster jackpots while the other takes a more “respectable” approach to the madness. Lotto Texas leapt upwards to $15 million and Powerball climbed to $84 million.

Our analysis showed that April 6th was a night that the lotteries had something else in common.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 8, 20, 35, 51, and 52, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 227th appearance!

Bounding into the weekend. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1644 Lotto Texas drawings so far, the Australia Play has occurred 13.8% of the time. We last saw one in the March 27th, 2019 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

Alongside the Australia Play was lone repeating Four-Number Combination 8, 20, 51, and 52.

Repeating Four-Number Combo: trusty companion to the Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted April 5th, 2017.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 132nd appearance with winning numbers 15, 33, 43, 59, 60, and PB 8.

There’s something more to this Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 366 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 36.1% of the time. Like our dear Australia Play in Lotto Texas, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen March 27th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 38 appearances, has played in roughly 28.8% of the 132 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.4% of all 366 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played January 12th, 2019.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 23.7% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 6.82% of the 132 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 366 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.46% of the time. We last saw the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order in the August 29th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A dynamic duo. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Both lotteries appear to be bounding along to large jackpots. Going into Wednesday’s drawing, we’ll need to keep an eye out for a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore or at least one of those prizes growing once again. Could the Pattern playdates be joined at the hip once more?