Meditating Mega Millions

With all the chaos and confusion that has gripped the world, especially for the past year-and-a-half, one thing still manages to hold strong. The Tokyo Olympics will officially start Friday, even with thousands (more like millions) calling for the ordeal to be cancelled altogether. That Virus is still raging, and with the absence of massive crowds of spectators, not to mentions athletes falling ill, this grand sporting event just won’t be the same this year.

Mega Millions had a knack for reading the room Tuesday night. A {2-2-1-1} Pattern three-peat wasn’t featured. Instead, Mega Millions took the time to reflect on a different Pattern. This lottery not only boosted its inner well-being, but its jackpot. The prize grew to $138 million.

General Lottery Analysis

July 20, 2021 saw the Australia Play make its 21st appearance with winning numbers 10, 26, 30, 52, 57 and MB 10.

Meditating with an Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With that said, 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 in 3.04% of the 691 Mega Millions drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, an Australia Play was seen in the May 14, 2021 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 52, 57 and MB 10 debuted April 5, 2016.

Reflecting with a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will we see this quieter Mega Millions again Friday night, or will it embrace a more extroverted approach?

Playback Dreams

As we venture further into July, we must face the inevitable. Whether it’s within a few weeks or even a few days, the prospect of work and/or school looms over the horizon. July 7, 2021 was one such opportunity to keep the beast at bay. Those millions would allow for more freedom. Freedom like early retirement, stock market investment, college tuition/loan payoff, and for the brave (foolish?), bypassing college altogether.

If you played Wednesday night, you’ll need to deal with work and school a bit longer. However, there was a silver lining! With the six winning numbers going unpicked in both Lotto Texas and Powerball, their respective jackpots rose to $7.25 million and $127 million. And we have a playback to thank, at least in one lottery.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 991st appearance with winning numbers 7, 8, 23, 32, 33 and 41.

A visit from the most common Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1879 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.7% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played June 30, 2021.

Now with 172 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 991 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1879 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.15% of the time. The 2 3 1 Specific Order was last seen June 23, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 7, 23, 33 and 41 debuted June 27, 2012.

A single repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

Powerball went for a special kind of playback. With winning numbers 8, 21, 30, 49, 57 and PB 8, the Australia Play made its 31st appearance!

The ultimate playback! Source: lotteryrend-powerball.com.

Of the 601 Powerball 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 5.16% of the time and were last seen June 23, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 30, 49 and PB 8 debuted October 18, 2017.

Hopping along with a single repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Are more playbacks in store for this weekend?

Spreading Out for Summer

Lotto Texas and Powerball were primed for summer June 23, 2021. They welcomed the new season with rising jackpots. The former gracefully rose to $6.25 million, and the latter leapt to $75 million. Things got hotter with the presence of a similar spread and an Australia Play!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 18, 23, 31, 35 and 41, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 989th appearance.

What lies beneath these six numbers? Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.7% of the 1875 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen June 9, 2021.

Now with 171 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 17.3% of the 989 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1875 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.12% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played June 5, 2021.

Similar Spread

The spread for Wednesday night was 13:05:08:04:06. Going back, oh, twenty years, there was something similar to this the night of May 2, 2001! That night, 18, 26, 32, 45, 49 and 54 were the winning numbers, with a spread of 08:06:13:04:05. The differences between numbers were the same but of course, the orders (and the numbers played) were different.

Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas had the energy to put up a repeating Four-Number Combination that played twice before!

A triple offender! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

Powerball went with a swift, effective Australia Play! The winning numbers were 13, 20, 40, 51, 63 and PB 1.

Bounding along the lottery horizon. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This 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 30 times. Given that there have now been 597 Powerball drawings, an Australia Play has been featured in 5.03% of them. We last saw an Australia Play November 7, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations started a ruckus:

With a bombardment of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Saturday night feature more similar spreads and Australia Plays?

Drawing/Pattern Dynamics

Hello and greetings, 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 we enter yet another Hurricane Season as well, find Lotto Texas and Powerball engaging in their own internal dynamics. Last night on June 12, 2021, the Lottery world experienced hot jackpot temperatures when Texas Lotto increased to $5.5 million and Powerball increased to $40 million. There was also an Australia Play.

LOTTO TEXAS

Analysis

Courtesy of the winning numbers 5, 14, 27, 36, 49, and 50, the {2-2-2} Pattern made its 258th appearance.

Winning Numbers in Lotto Texas on June 12, 2021. Source: lotterytrend.com.

The Pattern has now occurred in 13.78% of all 1872 Lotto Texas drawings and last played on May 15, 2021.

The 2 2 2 Specific Order coincided with the {2-2-2} Pattern, also in its 258th appearance and sharing the same date. As a reminder, this is called the Australia Play, because just as Australia is a country and continent, in and of itself, the {2-2-2} Pattern is a specific order and a Pattern in and of itself.

Four-Number Combinations

There were no Four-Number Combination repeats.

POWERBALL

Analysis

Winning Numbers in Powerball on June 12, 2021. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 113th appearance, courtesy of winning numbers 8, 25, 34, 38, 41, and PB 10.

Out of 594 total Powerball drawings, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 19.02% of the time. The Pattern last appeared on May 5, 2021.

With 40 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 35.4% of the 113 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. With all 594 drawings considered, the General Order has played 6.73% of the time. The [1-1-3-1] General Order last occurred on March 3, 2021.

The 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order, now in its fourth appearance, has played in exactly 10% of the 40 drawings associated with the [1-1-3-1] General Order. The Specific Order has also played in 3.54% of the 113 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and 0.67% of all 594 drawings. The 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order made its previous appearance on February 21, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Two Three-Number Combination repeats occurred:

  • 8, 25, and 41 first played on September 30, 2017.
  • 8, 34, and PB 10 first played on January 13, 2016.
Three-Number Repeats in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There will be more Australia Plays to come. Freyja Harris will return next week to give you the latest updates. This is guest blogger Romulun Harris signing off. Happy Summer!

The Lottery Swift Kick

The star of May 15, 2021 was Lotto Texas. For those who’ve been following our blog, you most likely remembered this lottery being the quiet type. That certainly wasn’t the case Saturday night! An Australia Play was featured, and it gave one heck of a kick! The kick was powerful enough to send the jackpot to $16.25 million.

Powerball didn’t have an Australian Play, but it was strong as it ever was. The prize received a generous boost to $201 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 15, 23, 24, 42 and 44, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 257th appearance.

These numbers packed a powerful kick! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1864 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has been featured 13.8% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, an Australia Play appeared in the April 24, 2021 drawing.

Similar Spread

Saturday night’s spread was 07:08:01:18:02. This was much like the spread featured in the September 1, 2010 drawing. The winning numbers were 8, 15, 23, 41, 42, and 44, and the spread was 07:08:18:01:02. Note that the differences between numbers played were the same, but the orders were different.

Five-Number Combination

This Australia Play featured the appearance of a repeating Five-Number Combination!

  • 8, 15, 23, 42 and 44 debuted September 1, 2010.
The windup. Source: lotterytrend.com

Four-Number Combinations

Cracking open the repeating Five-Number Combination revealed five repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 8, 15, 42, 44
  • 8, 23, 42, 44
  • 15, 23, 42, 44
  • 8, 15, 23, 44
  • 8, 15, 23, 42

Naturally, these Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned September 10 drawing.

Believe it or not, there was another! Repeating Four-Number Combination 15, 23, 24 and 44 debuted May 21, 2014 and was last seen October 14, 2017.

The kick, and then some! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 10, 37, 39, 69 and PB 24, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 168th appearance.

Quietly raising the Powerball jackpot! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 586 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 36.3% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern May 1, 2021.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 61 drawings, has played in 36.3% of the 168 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 586 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.4% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played April 28, 2021.

Now with four appearances, the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 6.56% of the 61 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.38% of the 168 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.68% of all 568 drawings. The 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen March 27, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations  

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations surfaced:

Room for a couple of repeaters. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the jackpots in Lotto Texas and Powerball continue their climb in the week ahead?

Mega Millions on the Edge

Onward and upward. That phrase might as well be Mega Millions’ motto for the past three months! So far, nothing has come along to uproot the oak tree of a jackpot. With each drawing, the roots dig deeper, and the tree grows taller.

Not even the whimsical Australia Play of May 14, 2021 was able to knock the tree down. The jackpot grew to a mighty $468 million!

General Lottery Analysis

The 20th Australia Play was thanks to winning numbers 3, 18, 41, 44, 68 and MB 3.

An Australia Play feeds the mighty jackpot! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

There have now been 671 Mega Millions 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 now played 2.98% of the time. Prior to Friday night, an Australia Play was seen March 26, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 18, 41, 68 (Debuted May 27, 2016)
  • 18, 44, 68 (Debuted March 15, 2016)
  • 41, 44, MB 3 (Debuted December 3, 2013)
Triple Three-Number Combination threat! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Australia Play come back like a boomerang and knock the jackpot down to size next week?

The One-Two Encore Slam

History may not repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme! When it came to Patterns, Saturday night looked similar to what we saw this past Wednesday. April 17, 2021 featured encores for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. Additionally, their jackpots rose to $11 million and $90 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play came back for another round, with winning numbers 3, 5, 28, 30, 41 and 51. Both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 255 times.

Return of the Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1856 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has been featured 13.7% of the time. Recall that April 14, 2021 was the last time we saw the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order.

Four-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations were uncovered:

  • 3, 28, 41, 51 (Debuted November 21, 2001)
  • 5, 28, 41, 51 (Debuted January 14, 2009)
A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations in the red! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 21, 26, 41, 49 and PB 25, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 221st appearance.

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

There have now been 578 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38.2% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 26.2% of the 221 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 578 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.0% of the time.

Powerball, in fact, saw a double encore. Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played April 14, 2021.

Now with 10 appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.2% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.52% of the 221 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.73% of all 578 drawings. The  1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the February 17, 2021 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 21, 41 and PB 25 debuted June 3, 2017.

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

Are three-peats in the immediate future for Lotto Texas and/or Powerball?

Two-Way Triple Combination Punch

Spring is in full swing and COVID-19 vaccinations are under way. As humans continued to embrace warmer weather and a slow return to “normalcy”, Lotto Texas and Powerball couldn’t be any happier themselves. In fact, both lotteries had the audacity to go crazy on repeating Four and Three-Number Combinations, respectively. The biggest takeaway of April 14, 2021 was the rising jackpots. Lotto Texas’s jackpot held strong with $10.5 million, and Powerball’s ascended to $79 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 16, 23, 29, 48 and 52, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 254th appearance.

Bounding across the Lotto Texas plains! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1855 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has been featured 13.7% of the time. An Australia Play was last seen March 6, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations made their presence known:

  • 3, 16, 29, 52 (Debuted June 17, 2015)
  • 23, 29, 48, 52 (Debuted August 18, 2018)
  • 3, 29, 48, 52 (Debuted October 25, 2014)
You can find them sporting red! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s parting from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was short-lived. Its 220th appearance was made possible by 13, 30, 33, 45, 61 and PB 14.

Back with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern again! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 557 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38.1% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 57 appearances, has played in 25.9% of the 220 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 577 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.88% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played April 7, 2021.

Now with 15 appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.3% of the 57 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.82% of the 220 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.6% of all 577 drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen October 12, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

The repeating Three-Number Combinations were as follows:

Another red trio! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Are either the Lotto Texas Australia Play or Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern on tap to make an encore Saturday night?

Mega Millions Hops into the Weekend

March 26, 2021 saw a shift in the Patterns. Instead of an encore from the most commonly seen Pattern, we saw a visit from one that’s not so commonly seen. That is, we shifted from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern. With the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern came the ever-wonderful Australia Play! The jackpot bounded away from the players and increased to $152 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The 19th Australia Play was made possible by 4, 25, 37, 46, 67 and MB 15.

A different Pattern to kick off the weekend! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 657 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 General Order have played 2.89% of the time. Prior to Friday night, January 22, 2021 was the last time we saw an Australia Play.

Three-Number Combinations

Bundled up in this Australia Play were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 25, 37, 46 (Debuted June 4, 2019)
  • 37, 67, MB 15 (Debuted November 20, 2015)
  • 37, 46, MB 15 (Debuted October 14, 2014)
A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Will an Australia Play do the unexpected and make an encore Tuesday night, or will Mega Millions say goodbye to March in a more “normal” manner?

1001 Lottery Nights

This post is a tale about Lotto Texas and Powerball, two lotteries that couldn’t be any more different. Lotto Texas is the quieter, statelier lottery. Its prizes are often kept in a respectable range. Powerball is brash, in-your-face, and sometimes resorts to extreme measures to get attention.

Yet, despite these differences, both lotteries had one thing in common this past Saturday night: rising jackpots. March 6, 2021 saw the prize in Lotto Texas rise to $6.75 million, and Powerball jumped up to $155 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

An Australia Play was the order of the evening. With winning numbers 13, 15, 19, 24, 38 and 41, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 253rd appearance.

Return of the Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1844 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has been featured 13.7% of the time. One was seen hopping about in the February 27, 2021 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

No repeating Four-Number Combinations were spotted this time around.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 216th appearance with winning numbers 11, 31, 50, 52, 58 and PB 18.

An appearance by a very common Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 566 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38.2% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 45 appearances, has played in 20.8% of the 216 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 566 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.95% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played February 27, 2021.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28.9% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.02% of the 216 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.30% of the 566 drawings. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen February 24, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations  

Saturday night featured two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Always room for a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

February 27th was only a week ago, but it had a lingering effect on both lotteries. Another tale awaits Lotto Texas and Powerball Wednesday night. One must wonder if either one will see a Pattern encore.