A Streak and a Breakup

There appeared to be a shakeup in the Lottery World. After just two dates, Powerball called it quits with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Meanwhile, Lotto Texas and the {3-2-1} Pattern had another go. Things got even hotter with the debut of a new Specific Order and a repeating Three-Number Combination. Throw in rising grand prizes of $7.75 million and $304 million, February 20th was anything but a quiet night!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The relationship Lotto Texas has with the {3-2-1} Pattern is a special one. Not only is it the most commonly played Pattern, it went for the “four-peat”. With winning numbers 12, 30, 36, 38, 51, and 54, this Pattern has now played 861 times.

Fourth date. Source: lotterytrend.com

There have been 1631 drawings, and this Pattern has played in 52.8% of them.

It just so happened that the {3-2-1} Pattern wasn’t all that came back Wednesday. The 1 2 3 Specific Order made an encore, adding a little more spice to the night. Now with 154 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 861 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.44% of all 1631 drawings.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 1 2 3 Specific Order were last seen February 16th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The {3-2-1} Pattern and 1 2 3 Specific Order just wanted Lotto Texas for themselves. This, in turn, led to the repeating Four-Number Combinations getting edged out.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball made a great connection with the {4-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 27, 49, 50, 51, 52, and PB 2. This Pattern has now played nine times.

A new flame. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 353 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 2.55% of the time and was last seen February 9th, 2019.

The [1-4-1] General Order made its fifth appearance and has now played in roughly 55.6% of the nine drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 1.42% of all 353 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-4-1] General Order played October 17th, 2018.

The 0 1 0 4 0 1 Specific Order made its world debut! With that said, this Specific Order has played in 20% of the five drawings where the General Order was [1-4-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 11.1% of the nine drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.28% of all 353 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The date ended with repeating Three-Number Combination 49, 50, and 52.

A single that doesn’t mingle. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This lone repeater made its debut in the August 17th, 2016 drawing.

Regardless of what happened last week, both lotteries finished strong. Lotto Texas may have a thing going with the {3-2-1} Pattern but Powerball has the whole “crazy-high” jackpot angle going into Saturday night. Will the love affair continue in Lotto Texas or is the (inevitable) breakup just around the corner?

Mega Millions Four by Four

So far this month, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appears to be the favorite.

The February 19th, 2019 drawing did nothing to dissuade that notion. With its fourth consecutive appearance, this Pattern settled into a streak. With that streak, however, came no grand prize winners. The pot slowly, but steadily, rose to $224 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern four-peat was thanks to winning numbers 17, 24, 34, 56, 65, and MB 3. This Pattern has now played 193 times.

The Mega Millions Pattern streak king. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 438 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 44.1% of them, and was last seen February 15th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 52nd appearance and has now played in 26.9% of the 193 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.9% of all 438 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played December 7th, 2018.

Now with 15 appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28.8% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.77% of the 193 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 438 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order played 3.42% of the time. We last saw the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order October 30th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern couldn’t just show up four times in a row by itself. It brought along four repeating Three-Number Combinations!

An alternating sea of Combos. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Note that two of the repeating Three-Number Combinations debuted nearly two years apart. Well played, {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

Mega Millions will be heading into Friday night fresh from a four-peat with a side of large jackpot. Will the momentum for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern continue?

Like (Lottery) Lovers Do

Right before Valentine’s Day, Lotto Texas and Powerball went on a double-date with the {3-2-1} Pattern and the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, respectively. The date was such a success that the Patterns wanted to go on another. That’s right; both lotteries saw a Pattern encore February 16th! To make the double-date even more memorable, interesting developments took shape in the repeating Four and Three-Number Combinations. That, and with prizes that rose to $7.5 million and $282 million, Saturday night was one to remember.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The relationship Lotto Texas has with the {3-2-1} Pattern is a bit more complicated. Yes, there was a Pattern encore, but truthfully, it was more than that. The {3-2-1} Pattern had a three-peat, and this was thanks to winning numbers 5, 27, 35, 38, 48, and 51. This Pattern has now played 860 times.

On the third date. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1630 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time. In addition to what we saw last time, the {3-2-1} Pattern was also seen February 9th, 2019.

Now with 153 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 860 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.39% of all 1630 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order was last seen December 26th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In this case, a three-peat came with three repeating Four-Number Combinations.

  • 27, 38, 48, 51 (Debuted August 20th, 2011)
  • 5, 27, 48, 51 (Debuted August 24th, 2016)
  • 27, 35, 38, 48 (Debuted January 29th, 2006)
A more open {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This was a more venturous outing than last time!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore, and its 71st appearance, with winning numbers 29, 30, 41, 48, 64, and PB 1.

Another night getting to know the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Of the 352 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.2% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, not wanting to be alone, also made an encore. With 20 appearances, this General Order has now played in 28.2% of the 71 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 5.68% of all 352 drawings.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were seen February 13th, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10% of the 20 drawings where [3-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.82% of the 71 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.57% of all 352 drawings. The 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the October 21st, 2015 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern became more open and revealed two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Cluster of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Two dates in one week. There is most certainly something to these relationships! Will Lotto Texas’s love affair with the {3-2-1} Pattern continue and will Powerball stick with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern Wednesday night?

Triple the Fun with {2-1-1-1-1}

What a difference a couple of days makes! The day before Valentine’s Day was serene, with Lotto Texas and Powerball wanting some alone time with their beaus. February 15th wasn’t like that for Mega Millions. Not only was there a three-peat for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, one of the Orders made an encore and there were some interesting developments with the repeating Three-Number Combinations as well! With no grand prize winner, the jackpot continued its slow climb into crazy-rich territory; it’s now $206 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was thanks to winning numbers 10, 38, 40, 43, 65, and MB 12. This Pattern has now played 192 times.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern hit a triple. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 437 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.9% of them.

Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made a repeat appearance! With 45 appearances, this General Order has now played in roughly 23.4% of the 192 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.3% of all 437 drawings.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order were last seen February 12th, 2019.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 4.69% of the 192 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 437 drawings were taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.06% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played in the December 11th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which had played twice before!

Head and shoulders above the rest! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As Mega Millions continues to push full speed ahead, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak hold through next week, or will another Pattern have its moment in the spotlight?

El Amor de Las Loterías (Love of the Lotteries)

Happy Valentine’s Day! Before getting to tonight’s analysis, I would like to thank once more my guest blogger Romulun Harris for filling in on such short notice.

After a busy first half of the month, what with Pattern streaks and love affairs with repeating Combinations, February 13th was much quieter. Lotto Texas found its breakup with the {3-2-1} Pattern to be brief. Powerball decided to go with another Pattern, dashing the hopes of a second date with the {4-1-1} Pattern. With the prizes unclaimed, the lotteries’ respective prizes rose to $7.25 million and $260 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas snuggled with the {3-2-1} Pattern as it made an encore with winning numbers 9, 14, 17, 30, 37, and 42. This Pattern has now played 859 times.

Rekindling an old flame. Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1629 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.7% of them.

Now with 162 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.9% of the 859 drawings where the Pattern was {3-2-1}. This Specific Order has also played in 9.94% of all 1629 drawings.

It turned out that not only did Lotto Texas take back the {3-2-1} Pattern, it took back the 3 1 2 Specific Order, too! Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 1 2 Specific Order were last seen February 9th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations; there just wasn’t enough love to go around.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern won Powerball’s heart with winning numbers 2, 8, 14, 24, 69, and PB 26.

A new love, a new flame? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 70 times and with 351 Powerball drawings, it has played 19.9% of the time. We last saw this Pattern in the December 19th, 2018 drawing.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 19th appearance and has now played in 27.1% of the 70 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 351 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.41% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played November 3rd, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.5% of the 19 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.86% of the 70 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.57% of all 351 drawings. The 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance on October 11th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Wanting to get (re)acquainted with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, Powerball held off on the repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Was Wednesday night a harbinger for the second half of the month, or was it just a temporary rest? We’ll have to wait until Saturday to see if Lotto Texas and the {3-2-1} Pattern continue their relationship and Powerball’s affection with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern is more than a one lottery stand.

Love is Around the Corner!

Hello, Lotterytrend Fans! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, romance blossoms in Megamillions as the most frequently played pattern plays Cupid to a Specific Order and General Order that last played on the same date, with a repeat in a Three-Number Combination providing the wedding bells. And now the details.

Last night on February 12, 2019, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 15, 32, 39, 50, 65, and MB 7.

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

The ever popular {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 191st appearance and has played in approximately 43.81% of all 436 drawings. It last played on February 8, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 44th appearance and has played in approximately 23.04% of all 191 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and approximately 10.09% of all 436 drawings. It last played on January 4, 2019.

The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order made its 12th appearance and has played in approximately 27.27% of all 44 drawings associated with the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, approximately 6.28% of all 191 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and approximately 2.75% of all 436 drawings. Like the General Order, it last played on January 4, 2019.

As mentioned earlier, Megamillions experienced a repeat appearance in a Three-Number Combination:

Three-Number Combination Repeat in Megamillions. 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 today while she takes care of other important business. Freyja will be back tomorrow 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 Valentine’s Day, everybody!

The February 9th Playback Spectacle

Momentum was ramped up Saturday night! For starters, Lotto Texas went ahead full throttle. This normally unassuming lottery appears to have developed a newfound spunk. Its affliction with Playback Fever was only tempered by its respectable $7 million grand prize.

Powerball, often seen as the grander of the two, showed a few symptoms of the Fever as well. However, a surprise Specific Order kept it from completely taking over. The prize continued climbing towards stratospheric heights, now standing at $242 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 858th appearance with winning numbers 11, 13, 16, 21, 48, and 52.

Never gone for long. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1628 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.7% of them.

Now with 161 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.8% of the 858 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.89% of all 1628 drawings.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 1 2 Specific Order played February 2nd, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the playback were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 16, 21, 48, 52 (Debuted July 13th, 2011)
  • 11, 16, 21, 48 (Debuted August 30th, 2000)
Doubles in the repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball was graced with one of its least common Patterns: the {4-1-1}. With winning numbers 1, 2, 3, 7, 39, and PB 25, this Pattern made its eighth appearance.

A rare occurrence. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 350 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 2.29% of the time.

The [4-1-1] General Order made its fourth appearance and has now played in 50% of the eight drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 1.14% of all 350 drawings.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the [4-1-1] General Order were last seen May 16th, 2018.

What kept Playback Fever from taking a complete hold over Powerball was the debut of a Specific Order! Making its first ever appearance, the 4 0 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has now played in 25% of the four drawings where the General Order was [4-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 12.5% of the eight drawings were {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.29% of all 350 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

In addition to the debut of a Specific Order, Powerball saw three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

February has been a strong month for both Lotto Texas and Powerball so far. Will the momentum continue with more playbacks or a Pattern encore Wednesday night?

Mega Millions’ Friday Night Chill

The Pattern streak is a tried and true method for maintaining momentum across lotteries. Although Mega Millions’ Pattern streak ended earlier this week, other momentous plays include, but or not limited to, playbacks, Australia Plays, and of course, jackpots that extend beyond the stratosphere. Although the February 8th, 2019 drawing saw neither of these, the grand prize did rise once more. With the jackpot now $173 million, it may not be much longer before Mega Millions is struck with “crazy-high jackpot fever”!

In the meantime, Mega Millions kept things low-key.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 24, 31, 42, 48, and MB 13, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 190th appearance.

Wasn’t gone for long, that {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.7% of the 435 drawings and was last seen the previous Friday. More specifically, in the February 1st, 2019 drawing.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 52nd appearance and has now played in 27.4% of the 190 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 435 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.95% of the time. Prior to this Friday’s drawing, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order was seen on January 29th, 2018.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 19.2% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.26% of the 190 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 2.30% of all 435 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order on August 31st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 24, 31, and MB 13.

A spark in an otherwise quiet night. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Combination made its debut November 1st, 2016.

Having been “derailed” in this past Tuesday’s drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made a quick comeback. Will it try to reestablish a Pattern streak with an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

For Pattern Streak Kicks

The theme of the evening for February 6th was “Pattern streak”. After an astounding six consecutive appearances, Lotto Texas’s {3-2-1} Pattern bowed out. Meanwhile, Powerball looked to be developing a streak with its {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

One commonality between the lotteries was the lack of a grand prize winner. Their respective prizes climbed to $6.75 million and $224 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 11, 34, 35, 44, and 48, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 224th appearance. One could say an Australia Play hopped in the {3-2-1} Pattern’s place.

The end of a Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1627 Lotto Texas drawings, an Australia Play has occurred in 13.8% of them. We last saw one around these parts in the December 12th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

And what’s an Australia Play without a repeating Four-Number Combination? The Combination of the evening was 9, 11, 35, and 44.

A repeating Four-Number Combination hops in. Source: lotterytrend.com

It debuted in the August 11th, 2011 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its third consecutive appearance with winning numbers 5, 13, 28, 38, 63, and PB 21.

Powerball’s streak still holds! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Pattern has played in 36.4% of the 349 Powerball drawings and was last seen on February 2nd, 2019. Recall that the streak started January 30th, 2019.

Speaking of January 30th, that was when the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was last seen! With 35 appearances, this General Order has now played in 27.6% of the 127 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 10% of all 349 drawings.

Now with ten appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.87% of the 127 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.87% of all 349 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played December 12th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

In addition to the Pattern three-peat, there were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Have a three-peat, get two free! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

The dynamic duo of Lotto Texas and Powerball retained their momentum and look to be taking it into Saturday night. Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak continue in Powerball and could Lotto Texas’s Australia Play go crazy and make an encore?

Bye Bye Streaky

A horrible pun for the February 5th, 2019 Mega Millions drawing? But of course!

Tuesday night saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak come to an end. In its wake was a near-playback and a couple of treats that hadn’t been seen since the earliest days of Lottery Binge! Since no one won the grand prize, the jackpot rose to $157 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 123rd appearance with winning numbers 3, 34, 36, 59, 66, and MB 7.

The numbers that ended a streak. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Given that there have been 434 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 42nd appearance and has now played in 34.1% of the 123 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.68% of all 434 drawings.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen in the January 18th, 2019 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.52% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.25% of the 123 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.92% of all 434 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order played on April 27th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combinations were

Down memory lane. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Lottery Binge made its debut at the end of May 2016. These Combinations showed up early!

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go on to make an encore in Friday night’s drawing?