Some Things are Not Worth Repeating

It finally happened. After 8.5 months, Lotto Texas was brought down. Oh, don’t feel sorry for Lotto Texas; it had to happen sooner or later. Although both the {3-3} Pattern and the 3 3 0 Specific Order were a hit last time, they brought about the crash of September 30, 2020 and made a lone player from Seguin much richer. Mega Millions and Powerball hugged and high-fived each other, happy that the “uppity little lottery” was put back in its place. The prize was reset to $5 million.

Amidst the chaos, Powerball held strong. With the help of an Australia Play, its position in lottery high society was maintained. The jackpot increased to $41 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-3} Pattern made its 143rd appearance with winning numbers 4, 11, 16, 19, 27 and 30.

Brought down by a playback! Source: lotterytrend.com

There have now been 1799 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 7.95% of the time.

Now with 45 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has played in 31.5% of the 143 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1799 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.50% of the time.

Both the {3-3} Pattern and the 3 3 0 Specific Order were last seen September 26, 2020.

Similar Spread

What about a similar spread? That should’ve been enough to keep Lotto Texas in the good graces of lottery high society, right? No. No it wasn’t.

The spread for this past Wednesday night’s numbers was 07:05:03:08:03. This was similar to the spread from the November 1, 2000 drawing. That night, the winning numbers were 27, 30, 35, 38, 45 and 43, with the spread being 03:05:03:07:08. Different numbers played both nights but notice that the differences between numbers were the same, although in different orders.

Four-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations were a part of the scene, one of which played twice before:

  • 4, 11, 19, 27 (Debuted March 15, 2017)
  • 4, 16, 19, 30 (Debuted March 29, 2014)
  • 4, 11, 16, 27 (Debuted October 20, 2012 and previously played December 19, 2015)
Red, blue and back at square one. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Fine showings all around, but they just weren’t enough.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 18, 36, 49, 67 and PB 18, an Australia Play made its 28th appearance.

Powerball benefitted with this playback! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 521 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 played 5.37% of the time. We last saw them in the May 9, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

There was also room for two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Making room for two repeating Three-Number Combos! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With Lotto Texas out of the way, Powerball can now focus on other things, like, “How long will it take to have a monster-sized jackpot?” It may a while yet but to Powerball, the natural order has been restored and all is right with the world.

As for Lotto Texas? Well, it had a taste of the high life, and it’s not going to let this setback get in the way! But we must get through Saturday’s drawing first. It isn’t likely that the {3-3} Pattern will make a three-peat, but it is 2020, after all. We’ll need to keep an eye on it!

The Ongoing Class Struggle of Lottery Society

Eight months, or close to it. That’s how long it’s been since someone claimed the grand prize in Lotto Texas. A lot sure has happened in eight months. One thing that didn’t change September 9, 2020 was, believe or not, the state of Lotto Texas. Having found itself, it firmly planted roots and continued to grow its jackpot. With no one picking the six numbers, the prize climbed to $40.5 million.

Powerball chuckled. Sure, Lotto Texas’s jackpot grew, but its jackpot did as well. With a jackpot that ascended to $85 million, the gap between the lotteries widened.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas took a great leap with another Australia Play! With winning numbers 5, 11, 21, 35, 40 and 48, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 243 times.

Back like a boomerang! Source: lotterytrend.com.

An Australia Play was present in 13.6% of the 1793 Lotto Texas drawings. It was just last week, September 2, 2020, that we last saw one hop on by.

Four-Number Combinations

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations were also spotted on walkabout:

  • 5, 11, 35, 40 (Debuted September 26, 2015)
  • 5, 21, 35, 48 (Debuted February 5, 2003)
Two is better than one! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

We’ll spare you the Australia puns and tell you right now that an Australia Play was absent in Powerball.

With that said, numbers 27, 52, 55, 60, 64 and PB 21 marked the 144th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern.

No Australia Play here tonight! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 515 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28% of the time. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen August 15, 2020.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 44 appearances, has played in 30.6% of the 144 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 515 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.54% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played June 20, 2020.

Now with four appearances, the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.09% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.78% of the 144 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.78% of all 515 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order in the July 17, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 52, 55 and PB 21 debuted March 31, 2018.

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

Powerball is closer to $100 million and Lotto Texas is on a jackpot high! Will life for these lotteries continue to be roses and bourbon Saturday night, or will the party end for at least one of them?

The Lotto Texas Playback and Sunshine for Powerball

There was another shake-up in the lottery world! Powerball was brought down by an intrepid player from The Sunshine State, and with that, the jackpot was reset to $20 million. Lotto Texas was determined to not go down. With an assist from the Australia Play, a playback like no other, its jackpot rose to $32.25 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 15, 25, 35, 39 and 41, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 241st appearance.

An extra kick in Lotto Texas! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1785 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has occurred in 13.5% of them. The last time an Australia Play happened was July 4, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

After the dust settled, repeating Four-Number Combination 6, 15, 35 and 39 remained.

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination boldly dons red. Source: lotterytrend.com

This Combination debuted in the May 4, 2013 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 142nd appearance with 2, 6, 18, 36, 37 and PB 21.

Brought down to size by the *second* most common Powerball Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28% of the 507 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 33.1% of the 142 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 507 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.27% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order played August 5, 2020.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order played in 17% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.63% of the 142 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.58% of all 507 drawings. The 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen May 16, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combination 2, 18 and 37 debuted January 3, 2018.

Repeating Three-Number Combination makes everything better! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Lotto Texas may have the bigger jackpot of the two right now, but will that continue into Saturday night?

What Goes Up…

What goes up does come down (eventually), and lottery jackpots are no exception. However, this did not apply to either Lotto Texas or Powerball. Much like the fireworks of July 4, 2020, the jackpots soared ever upward. Lotto Texas shot up to $25 million and Powerball rocketed to $69 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern streak came to an end by the hands of an Australia Play. With winning numbers 1, 14, 22, 36, 38 and 40, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 240th appearances.

Kicking away the {3-2-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1774 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has been featured in 13.5% of them. An Australia Play was last seen in the May 9, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

The simple act of stopping a Pattern streak was enough of a fireworks show. No repeating Four-Number Combinations this time around.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 32nd appearance with 16, 21, 27, 60, 61 and PB 6.

The {3-2-1} Pattern…in a different lottery. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 6.45% of the 496 Powerball drawings and was last seen June 17, 2020.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 16 appearances, has played in 50% of the 32 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 496 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 3.23% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [3-2-1] General Order played January 8, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order played in 18.75% of the 16 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 9.375% of the 32 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.60% of all 496 drawings. The 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen April 14, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Finding the {3-2-1} Pattern where it isn’t seen very often was enough to block the occurrence of repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the jackpots continue their ascension Wednesday night?

The Pattern Streak Double Strikedown

Lotto Texas and Powerball have acted like a playground clique these days. They play together, so it’s expected that they’ll copy each other, or even be in sync with each other now and again. Lately, both lotteries have been in the grip of streaks with their most common Patterns.

On May 9, 2020, the Pattern streaks came to an end. Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streaks were struck down with Australia Plays. That is, the Pattern, General Order (applicable to Powerball only) and the Specific Order were the same. This interesting turn of events kept the jackpots climbing. Lotto Texas rose to $15.25 million and Powerball rose to $77 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 6, 30, 36, 43 and 46, Lotto Texas’s Australia Play made its 239th appearance.

Kicking the {3-2-1} Pattern off the throne! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1758 Lotto Texas drawings, meaning that the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 13.6% of the time. An Australia Play was last seen April 22, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s Australia Play was thanks to winning numbers 12, 18, 42, 48, 65 and PB 19. This marked the 27th appearance of 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.

A right-hook to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The Australia Play has occurred in 5.625% of the 480 Powerball drawings, and was last seen October 9, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Three-Number Combinations were not part of the agenda Saturday night.

The Pattern streaks may be over, but the prizes continue their march ever upward. Will the jackpots continue to climb, or will at least one of them be struck down next week?

The Playback, the Encore, and the Combination Madness

The world is currently in the grip of a pandemic. Closures and cancellations are happening left and right, work-at-home policies are being enacted, and toilet paper might as well be gold. Now is the time to plan ahead, practice good hygiene and use common sense. When others are losing their cool, don’t lose yours.

Considering all that’s happening, lotteries are the lucky ones. After all, they don’t worry themselves with illnesses or economies. Their biggest concern is their jackpots and what to do with them. Should they throw players a bone and let them win, or is it more fun to thwart them? Sure, the players will be spitting nails and gnashing their teeth, but many of them will come back and try again.

In a move that surprised (almost) no one, Lotto Texas and Powerball opted to thwart the players Wednesday night. This sent their respective jackpots to $9 million and $120 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play came bounding through March 11th, 2020, with winning numbers 6, 9, 24, 27, 48 and 49.

Hop to it, Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have now played 236 times. Of the 1741 Lotto Texas drawings, 13.6% of them saw an Australia Play. Prior to Wednesday night, this special playback was seen in the January 22nd, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Tucked away were three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 6, 24, 48, 49 (Debuted April 19th, 2014)
  • 6, 9, 24, 49 (Debuted February 6th, 2010)
  • 9, 24, 27, 48 (Debuted November 12th, 2014)
The repeating Four-Number Combo trio! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern came back for an encore with winning numbers 4, 29, 49, 50, 67, and PB 2. This Pattern has now played 180 times.

Midweek encore! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 463 Powerball drawings and this Pattern has played in 38.9% of them. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen March 7th, 2020.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 36 appearances, has played in 20% of the 180 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 463 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.78% of the time. The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order previously played February 26th, 2020.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 180 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.94% of all 463 drawings. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen August 31st, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination was 49, 50, and PB 2.

Red is the color of leaders. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted February 20th, 2019.

Will Saturday night see an encore for Lotto Texas’s Australia Play and will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern have a three-peat?  

The Cleanest Play

The cleanest play in the lottery world is the playback. This phenomenon occurs in Mega Millions when the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order, share a date when they previously played together. There is yet another level of playback. In this playback is a special Pattern. When this Pattern plays in Mega Millions, there is but one General Order and one Specific Order that show up alongside it.

That special playback is the Australia Play, and it sent the prize to $116 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play made its 17th appearance in the January 17th, 2020 drawing. The winning numbers were  3, 25, 30, 54, 70, and MB 9.

No date hopping for an Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 533 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 3.19% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the Australia Play occurred in the September 17th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

This Australia Play was accompanied by two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Combination bonus! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Tuesday’s drawing see a rare Australia Play encore or will another Pattern take center stage?

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?