From Michigan, a Mega Millions (Jackpot) Slayer

Mega Millions had a good run. From September to January, the jackpot was nourished by the tears, anguish, and profanities of frustrated players. Then, on January 22, 2021, a lone player from Michigan looked that lottery dead in the eye and won that billion-dollar jackpot. Naturally, the prize reset itself to $20 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and MB 24, the Australia Play made its 18th appearance.

Oi! We got ourselves a winner! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 639 Mega Millions drawings, which 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 2.82% of the time. Would you believe that an Australia Play was last seen a little over a year ago? The last time an Australia Play happened in Mega Millions was January 17, 2020!

Three-Number Combinations

A bruised ego? Exhaustion? Whatever the reason, Mega Millions didn’t have repeating Three-Number Combinations.

With all The Big Three lotteries reset, it’ll be a while yet before another monstrous jackpot looms over the horizon! Will the immediate future be one of Pattern encores?

Radiance of Rising Jackpots

The year is young, and the lotteries aren’t taking any prisoners! January 13, 2020 saw one lottery pick itself back up and another continuing to taunt us. Plucky Lotto Texas went for an Australia Play encore, and the jackpot bounced to $5.25 million. Powerball strutted around like a peacock, pleased as punch that its jackpot grew to $640 million.

Winter blues? What winter blues?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play encore was made possible by winning numbers 1, 6, 23, 36, 40 and 48. This configuration has played 250 times.

Blimey! We got another one! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1829 Lotto Texas drawings, which means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have appeared in 13.7% of them. Recall that we last saw an Australia Play in the January 9, 2021 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

Another encore was the lack of repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 19, 23, 25, 49 and PB 14, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 106th appearance.

Feeding into Powerball’s ego! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 551 Powerball drawings and this Pattern ahs played 19.2% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern January 2, 2021.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 38 appearances, has played in 35.8% of the 106 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 551 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.9% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played December 2, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 1 3 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.89% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.83% of the 106 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.54% of all 551 drawings. The 1 3 0 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen April 26, 2017.

Three-Number Combinations  

There was enough room for two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Make room for the repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Powerball continue its jackpot strut, and will Lotto Texas’s Australia Play make a three-peat appearance Saturday night?

How the Prize was Won

The first full week of 2021 has been one for the history books, to put it mildly. Lottery-wise, hundreds of millions of dollars are now up for grabs in both Mega Millions and Powerball. Meanwhile, Lotto Texas continues to retain its dignity. And, on January 9, 2021, we saw the first lottery win of the year!

The lottery win, of course, was in Lotto Texas. Come on, now. If you won $7.75 million, would you turn it down? Anyway, with its prize won, the jackpot was reset to $5 million. Powerball crossed over into the ultra-rich territory. As the jackpot evaded players yet again, it grew to $550 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Lotto Texas win was due to an Australia Play. With winning numbers 3, 11, 23, 35, 41 and 54, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order played 249 times.

Bouncing back to $5 million. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1828 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has played 13.6% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order were seen November 11, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

This Australia Play didn’t produce any repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 26, 38, 45, 46 and PB 13, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 209th appearance.

Pushing the Powerball jackpot ever upward! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 550 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern December 26, 2020.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 27.8% of the 209 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 550 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.5% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played December 16, 2020.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20.7% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.74% of the 209 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.18% of all 550 drawings. The 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen October 7, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations made their rounds:

Providing Powerball an extra push! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

It’s said the bigger they come, the harder they fall. How much higher will the Powerball jackpot get?

Stick By Your Australia Play

World War I, also known as The Great War, ended November 11, 1918. This day came to be known as Veterans’ Day in the United States, and Remembrance Day across the Commonwealth nations of Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. November 11, 2020 happened to fall on a lottery day this year. Lotto Texas and Powerball kept it classy. The rowdiest play, if it could be called that, was an encore for an Australia Play. With no one picking the six winning numbers for either Lotto Texas or Powerball, their respective jackpots grew to $8 million and $168 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas had the honor of allowing the Australia Play to come back. With winning numbers 6, 9, 23, 31, 46 and 52, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have now played 248 times.

Hanging around for a while longer. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1811 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has now played 13.7% of the time. Recall that an Australia Play was last seen in the November 7, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations came along for the ride this time:

  • 6, 9, 31, 52 (Debuted June 21, 2006 and previously played November 7, 2018, exactly two years prior)
  • 9, 23, 31, 46 (Debuted September 28, 2013)
A colorful evening for Lotto Texas! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 205th appearance with winning numbers 13, 15, 17, 45, 63 and PB 13.

A different approach for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 533 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38.5% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the October 28, 2020 drawing.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 25.4% of the 205 drawings where the Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Once all 533 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.76% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played October 10, 2020.

Now with 11 appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.2% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.37% of the 205 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.06% of all 533 drawings. The 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen November 16, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time around.

Will Saturday night be filled with Pattern repeats or will other Patterns have their play?

The Australia Play Double Date

Without a doubt, Saturday is the most popular day of the week and if not, it’s pretty high up there. For most people, it means the very end of the week. It’s time to unwind, and after a week that seemed long and drawn out, we couldn’t be any more grateful for this day.

Lotto Texas and Powerball were certainly grateful for November 7, 2020! Both lotteries made it their business to partake in the art of the Australia Play this past Saturday night. With that came a bounce in the jackpots to $7.75 million and $158 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 247th appearance together with winning numbers 15, 17, 23, 26, 43 and 52.

Giving a nice kick to the Lotto Texas jackpot! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1810 Lotto Texas drawings and an Australia Play has been featured in 13.6% of them. An Australia Play was last spotted October 28, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combinations were notably absent.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s Australia Play made its 29th appearance out of 532 drawings. This was made possible by winning numbers 14, 16, 37, 48, 58 and PB 18.

The jackpot is upward bound! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

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 all appeared together in 5.45% of the Powerball drawings. Prior to Saturday night, an Australia Play was last seen September 30, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

After a long week, there wasn’t enough energy to put up repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will at least one of these Australia Plays make an encore Wednesday night, or will Lotto Texas and Powerball have other plans?

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?