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?

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!