Some Patterns Like to Repeat Themselves

This week belonged to the Australia Play! Lotto Texas saw this plucky play go for the encore Saturday night. With no one able to pick all six numbers, the jackpot climbed to $9.25 million.

Powerball didn’t see the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat, although it was close to embracing a playback. A jackpot increasing to $130 million was proof that a “regular” play can be just as effective, all things considered.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The March 14th, 2020 drawing featured the 237th appearance of the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order. The winning numbers were 7, 13, 26, 28, 40, and 48.

Bounding across the plains yet again! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1742 Lotto Texas drawings and this Pattern has played 13.6% of the time. We last saw an Australia Play in the March 11th, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

This time around, the Australia Play didn’t come with repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 23, 26, 30, 32, and PB 8, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 129th appearance.

A different Pattern this time around. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 464 Powerball drawings.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 39 appearances, has played in 30.2% of the 129 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 464 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.41% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order played February 22nd, 2020.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.43% of the 129 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.51% of all 464 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order August 21st, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 9, 23, and 32, made its debut May 21st, 2016.

Accompanied by a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will an Australia Play streak form in Lotto Texas and will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore in Powerball?

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?  

HallowThankmas

A shout out to a work colleague who gave me the idea for today’s post title!

To all you readers who didn’t know if I had a day job, you do now…

There are only two months left in the year. You know what that means, right? We’re talking about a mishmash of decorations, turkey vs. ham (turducken, even), looking for the best deals on gifts, and wondering if you’ve made it on the “Nice List”.

That’s right. It’s HallowThankmas time!

Lotto Texas and Powerball got into the holiday spirit. They took advantage of Halloween Eve, bounding about and keeping the players at arm’s length. This paid off, as the lotteries made like ghosts when the players got too close. The prizes rose to $7.5 million and $150 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

To kick off the holiday season, an Australia Play made its 234th appearance! The winning numbers for October 30th, 2019 were 10, 11, 28, 31, 40, and 53.

Honest to goodness Australia play. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played in 13.7% of the 1703 Lotto Texas drawings and were last seen August 17th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas hopped alone. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

October 30th also saw the 118th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 19, 22, 52, 56, 67, and PB 21.

No Pattern encore to be had here, either. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 425 Powerball drawings and was last seen October 23rd, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 39% of the 118 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 425 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.8% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played August 24th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.9% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.24% of the 118 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.18% of all 425 drawings. We last saw the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order in the July 28th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 52, 67, and PB 21, debuted January 27th, 2016.

Near the top and decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There may not have been monster jackpots abound this Halloween, but there’s the rest of the holiday season! That’s more opportunities for Australia plays, encores, and yes, jackpot hikes. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball ride a winless streak into the new year?

Lotto Texas and Powerball Hop into a Bar

The title of today’s post sounds like the setup for a corny joke, doesn’t it? Well, what happened June 5th, 2019 was no laughing matter! The dust may have settled in Powerball, but that meant more reason for it to get back up again. Although a far cry from the monstrous prize won at the beginning of the month, $53 million is not small change!

Lotto Texas, ever the levelheaded one, was no slouch, either. With no grand prize winner, its jackpot rose to a respectable $7.25 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Nothing like an Australia Play to leave the lottery players itching to try again! Winning numbers 3, 8, 22, 29, 51, and 52 made the 232nd appearance of both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order possible.

Helping the jackpot hop ever skyward. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given the 1661 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has occurred in roughly 14% of them and was last seen May 29th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the Australia Play were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

Double the Combinations, double the madness! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 25th appearance with winning numbers 17, 23, 28, 34, 38, and PB 8.

A (relatively) quiet night for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 383 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 6.53% of them.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 13 appearances, has played in 52% of the 25 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.39% of all 383 drawings.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the [3-2-1] General Order were last seen May 11th, 2019.

A crazy-large jackpot isn’t the only way for a lottery to stand out. Wednesday night was the debut of the 0 3 2 0 0 1 Specific Order! With that said, this Specific Order has played in 7.69% of the 13 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4% of the 25 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 383 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.26% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Whoever thinks that only crazy-large jackpots are the way to wowing the public must not have paid attention to Wednesday night! Lotto Texas and Powerball showed that a more subtle approach can work just as well. Even so, the weekend is right around the corner and that’s when things tend to get rowdy. We’ll have to wait and see if that rowdiness appears or if the mellowness of June continues.

The Aussie Bounce and Playback Pounce

May 29th played host to Lotto Texas and Powerball’s last drawings for the month. As thrilling as it would have been to see the Powerball jackpot beast be toppled, it wasn’t meant to be. One could argue that what happened Wednesday night was just as exciting, if not more. Sure, the prizes in Lotto Texas and Powerball respectively climbed to $6.75 million and $350 million, but how often do you see playbacks join forces to thwart the players?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 12, 26, 28, 43, and 52, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 231st appearance.

Hopping to the end of the month with $6.75 million in tow. Source: lotterytrend.com.

With 1659 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has shown up in 13.9% of them and was last seen May 8th, 2019. Given how joined at the hip the Pattern and Specific Order were (it is the nature of the Australia Play in Lotto Texas after all), you could say that this was the ultimate playback!

Four-Number Combination(s)

This playback packed a punch with repeating Four-Number Combination 12, 26, 43, and 52.

The red single. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This loner made its debut in the December 17th, 2011 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 77th appearance with winning numbers 3, 32, 34, 42, 61, and PB 7.

There’s power in these here numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 381 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.2% of the time.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 21 appearances, has played in 27.3% of the 77 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.51% of all 381 drawings.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 21 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 3.90% of the 77 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.79% of all 381 drawings.

The {3-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-3-1-1] General Order, and 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order were all seen together in the April 24th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The Powerball playback didn’t come alone. There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Three-Number Combo trio to wrap up May. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The double playback action has Lotto Texas and Powerball fired up for June. On one hand, we all want to win, especially that crazy-high jackpot. On the other hand, we’re all asking in the back of our minds “How high can Powerball go?”

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to run on their momentum or will at least one of them start June with their sails deflated?

Yet Another Australia Play

Hello again, Lotterytrend fans! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates! Lotto Texas experienced another Australia Play along with a Four-Number Combination repeat. And now the details.

Lotto Texas

Last night on May 8, 2019 the winning numbers for Lotto Texas were 2, 5, 34, 36, 39, and 42.

Winning Numbers in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As mentioned earlier, Lotto Texas experienced another Australia Play when both the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 230th appearance, making up 13.91% of all 1653 drawings. They last played on May 4, 2019.

Lotto Texas also experienced a repeat appearance of a Four-Number Combination:

  • 34, 36, 39, and 42, which debuted on January 19, 2008.
Repeat in Four-Number Combination in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Powerball

Meanwhile, Powerball’s winning numbers were 1, 45, 53, 64, 66, and PB 3.

Winning Numbers in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 104th appearance and has played in 27.73% of all 375 drawings. It last played on March 30, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 30th appearance and has played in 28.85% of all 104 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and 8% of all 375 drawings. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, it last played on March 30, 2019.

The 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order made its 6th appearance and has played in 20% of all 30 drawings associated with the [1-2-2-1] General Order, 5.04% of all 104 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, and 1.6% of all 375 drawings. It last played on September 1, 2018.

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

Repeat in Three-Number Combinations in Powerball. source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

And now, before I take my leave, I would like to thank Freyja Harris for this opportunity to blog to you all for these past few days while she takes care of other important business. Freyja will be back Saturday to fill in on the details while I continue my duties as analyst for lotterytrend-megamillions.com. Until the time comes again when I have to fill in for Freyja, this is Romulun Harris signing off.

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!

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?

Kangaroos and Cheese

Such an odd name for a Lottery Binge post, but what happened on March 27th, 2019 was odd. In a good way.

Lotto Texas continued its frolic through “double digit millions” country. Thanks to an Australia Play, it hopped towards a $12.75 million jackpot.

Along the way, the $768.4 million (formerly $750 million) prize in Powerball got kicked over, and a Wisconsinite walked away with the golden ticket! Powerball has since settled down to $40 million.

For the curious: a bit on Wisconsin cheese.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The 226th Australia Play was thanks to winning numbers 2, 3, 29, 30, 37, and 52.

Hopping along innocently, that {2-2-2} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1641 Lotto Texas drawings, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 13.8% of the time. They were last seen March 20th, 2019.

Four-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time. Lotto Texas decided to cede the floor to Powerball.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 16, 20, 37, 44, 62, and PB 12, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 131 times.

Six numbers that brought down a beast. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 363 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 36.1% of the time and was last seen March 13th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 37 appearances, has played in 28.4% of the 131 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.2% of all 363 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played March 6th, 2019.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order played in 18.9% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.34% of the 131 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 363 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.93% of the time. We last saw the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order play June 2nd 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

As if a jackpot worth more than three-quarters of a billion dollars weren’t enough, there was a lone repeating Three-Number Combination!

Bottom of the table, yet a leader. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With the crazy-large Powerball jackpot claimed, it appears that March may go out like a lamb. Still, $40 million is nothing to sneeze at, and Lotto Texas is going strong. We’ll have to wait until Saturday’s drawing to see if either Pattern makes an encore.

Who Loves Playbacks?

The theme of the week so far is “Playback”. Yesterday, we covered the playback in Mega Millions. Lotto Texas and Powerball, not wanting to be left out, received some playback love March 20th. It’s thanks to these playbacks that the normally unassuming Lotto Texas is now flirting with a $11.75 million grand prize. Powerball’s jackpot beast remained unleashed, and now stands tall at $625 million!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 15, 26, 29, 40, and 42, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 225 times.

The first of two playbacks. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1639 Lotto Texas drawings, an Australia Play has happened in 13.7% of them; one was last seen February 6th, 2019.

Considering that March 20th was the first day of autumn in Australia, perhaps it’s fitting that Lotto Texas saw such a play.

Four-Number Combinations

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 14, 15, 26, and 42.

A companion for the Australia Play. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut September 29th, 2017.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 101st appearance with 10, 14, 50, 53, 63, and PB 21.

Playback the second. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 361 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played roughly 28% of the time.

With 43 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 42.6% of the 101 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 11.9% of all 361 drawings.

Now with six appearances, the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 14% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.94% of the 101 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.66% of all 361 drawings.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern, [2-2-1-1] General Order, and the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order were last seen March 9th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball kept the momentum going with two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 10, 53, PB 21 (Debuted June 17th, 2017)
  • 10, 50, PB 21 (Debuted March 16th, 2016)
Going beyond. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Powerball maintains much of the momentum heading into Saturday and it’s possible that the jackpot will jump again. Lotto Texas shouldn’t be discounted, though; the prize there is a more “respectable” sort of juggernaut. Will the results of Saturday night lead to another jackpot climb, or will at least one prize be won?