Unicorn Sighting

There have been, ahem, unicorn sightings on Instagram and other social media outlets. Of course, I’m talking about the Unicorn Frappuccino, the brightly-colored drink that has sent baristas into rages and has been called, in some circles, “Diabetes in a cup”.

The elusive unicorn, in all its splendor. Credit to Starbucks.

No, I was unable to catch this unicorn; it sold out in a matter of hours. But, there was a unicorn sighting, of sorts, in April 21st’s Mega Millions drawing. It isn’t often that the Pattern and the General Order and the Specific Order were last seen together on the same date!

Unlike the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, the {3-2-1} Pattern isn’t commonly seen in Mega Millions. Friday night’s winning numbers were 1, 12, 13, 32, 34, and MB 10.

Winning Mega Millions numbers.

With 23 appearances, this Pattern has now played in 6.28% of the 366 drawings.

Making its 11th appearance, the [3-2-1] General Order has played in 47.8% of the 23 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also appeared in 3.01% of all 366 drawings.

Finally, the 3 0 2 0 0 1 Specific Order made its second appearance. This Specific Order has now played in approximately 18.2% of the 11 drawings where the [3-2-1] Pattern has appeared, 8.70% of the 23 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.55% of all Mega Millions drawings.

Of course, I’ve saved the best for last. Friday night’s Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order were all last seen in the December 16th, 2016 drawing.

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night.

As the unicorn hype dies down, will Mega Millions see other rare Patterns get to play?

3-2-New

Any night where a Five-Number Combination repeats in Lotto Texas is going to be a tough act to follow. After this past Saturday, it wouldn’t have been unusual for Wednesday night to have been much quieter. If by “quiet”, it meant the second appearance of an uncommonly seen Pattern in the space of 11 days in Lotto Texas, or the debut of a Specific Order in Powerball, then April 19th had a quiet night, alright.

Lotto Texas

The not-so-often-seen {3-3} Pattern made its 124th appearance, with winning numbers 3, 4, 13, 22, 23, and 32.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers

With 1439 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 8.62% of them, and was last seen in the April 8th drawing about a week-and-a-half ago.

Now with 38 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has played in 30.6% of the 124 drawings where the {3-3} Pattern has appeared. This becomes 2.64% when looking at all 1439 drawings. To see when the 3 3 0 Specific Order previously played, refer to the October 22nd, 2016 drawing.

Another big development in Lotto Texas was the repeat appearance of two Four-Number Combinations. The Combinations this time around were

  • 3, 4, 23, 32, which debuted on December 17th, 2008 and
  • 3, 4, 22, 23, which debuted on November 29th, 2014
The repeating Four-Number Combinations in red.

 

Powerball

Powerball managed to take some of Lotto Texas’s thunder Wednesday night. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance, with winning numbers 1, 19, 37, 40, 52, and PB 15.

Winning Powerball numbers.

With 58 appearances to date, this Pattern has played in 36.02% of the 161 drawings. Recall that this Pattern previously played in this past Saturday’s drawing.

Making its 13th appearance, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in 22.4% of the 58 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.07% of all 161 drawings. Prior to Wednesday, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order previously played in the April 8th drawing 11 days ago.

Perhaps the biggest development in Powerball was the debut of the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 7.69% of the 13 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order appeared. When taking the 58 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, this becomes 1.72%, and 0.62% overall.

Will there be a major upset in one of the Saturday night drawings, or will it be a “normal” night?

They Came in Pairs

Tuesday, that day that’s one less to worry about before Friday, and of course, one of the nights when a Mega Millions drawing takes place. Speaking of which, there were no Pattern encores that night, nor did any Specific Orders make their debut. Nonetheless, there were a couple of developments that caught the attention of this blog. One such development was the appearance of two repeating Three-Number Combinations. The other development wasn’t so obvious.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remained the most commonly seen Pattern, with Tuesday night’s drawing bringing the number of appearances up to 149. The winning numbers were 8, 29, 30, 43, 64, and MB 6.

Winning Mega Millions numbers.

This Pattern has played in roughly 40.8% of the 365 Mega Millions drawings, and previously played in the April 7th drawing about a week-and-a-half ago.

Having now made 44 appearances, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 29.5% of the 149 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This statistic becomes 12.1% when looking at all 365 drawings. The [1-2-1-1-1] played alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the April 7th drawing described earlier.

The 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order made its 10th appearance, meaning it has now played in 22.7% of the 44 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 6.71% of the 149 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.74% of all 365 drawings. Date-wise, this Specific Order did not play alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order. Prior to Tuesday, the last time the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played was in the February 21st, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were as follows:

The repeating Three-Number Combinations are in the same row (this time…)

What will Friday’s Mega Millions drawing have in store? Will there be more repeating Three-Number Combinations? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for an encore appearance?

Golden Explosion

The night before Easter was a busy one, with Lotto Texas seeing the lion’s share of the action. There was a Pattern encore, and a repeat appearance of a Five-Number Combination. The last time such an occurrence was covered on our blog was over six months ago. Talk about uncommon!

Lotto Texas

Right off the heels of Wednesday’s drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 748th appearance in the April 15th drawing. The winning numbers were 2, 11, 36, 40, 42, and 53.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers.

This reigning Pattern has now played in 52% of the 1438 Lotto Texas drawings so far.

Making its 111th appearance, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has now played in 14.8% of the 748 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This statistic becomes 7.72% when taking all 1438 drawings into account. Prior to Saturday, this Specific Order previously played in the January 28th, 2017 drawing.

The big draw of the evening was the repeat appearance of the Five-Number Combination 2, 36, 40, 42, and 53.

Five-Number Combination highlighted in red box.

Now, the key thing to remember when dealing with a Five-Number Combination is that there are five Four-Number Combinations that repeat as well. The Combinations were as follows:

  1. ) 36, 40, 42, 53
  2. ) 2, 40, 42, 53
  3. ) 2, 36, 42, 53
  4. ) 2, 36 50, 53
  5. ) 2, 36, 40, 42
The resulting Four-Number Combinations (blue box)

All of the above Combinations made their debut in the August 28th, 2002 drawing. To put things in perspective, Wikipedia was in its infancy and cell phones were becoming more affordable. Smart phones? Forget about ‘em.

 Powerball

In contrast to Lotto Texas, Powerball didn’t see any repeating Combinations, nor did its {3-2-1} Pattern make an encore. Wouldn’t that have been something? However, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern retained its position as the most commonly seen Pattern. The 57th appearance was marked by winning numbers 5, 22, 26, 45, 61, and PB 13.

Winning Powerball numbers.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 35.625% of the 160 Powerball drawings, and previously played in the April 8th drawing exactly one week prior.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 15th appearance, and has now played in 26.3% of the 57 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 160 drawings, this statistic becomes 9.375%. This General Order was seen two weeks prior in the April 1st drawing. No foolin’.

Last, and certainly not least, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its third appearance. This Specific Order has played in 20% of the 15 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order appeared, 5.26% of the 57 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and 1.875% of all 160 drawings. Prior to Saturday, the last time the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order was seen was in the May 7th, 2016 drawing.

Will Powerball grab a piece of the action in the week ahead, or will Lotto Texas continue to be the most active?

A Peaceful Good Friday

Happy Easter, Lottery Binge readers! In the last Mega Millions post, there were no major upsets or big plays to be had. The April 14th drawing continued the trend of a quiet evening. Like Tuesday’s drawing, there were no new Specific Orders or rare Patterns. In one respect, Friday’s drawing was even more low-key; there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 110th appearance, with winning numbers 5, 10, 55, 60, 73, and MB 12.

Winning Mega Millions numbers

This Pattern has now played in 30.2% of the 364 Mega Millions drawings to date. Prior to Friday, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was previously seen in the February 17th, 2017 drawing.

The General Order of the evening was [2-2-1-1]. Now with 39 appearances, this General Order has appeared in 35.5% of the 110 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. In addition, this General Order has played in 10.7% of all drawings. The [2-2-1-1] General Order previously played in the February 3rd, 2017 drawing.

Next is the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order, making its fifth appearance. This Specific Order has now played in 12.8% of the 39 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order appeared, and 4.55% of the 110 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When taking all 364 drawings into account, this statistic becomes 1.37%. To see when the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order previously played, we need to go back to the June 24th, 2016 drawing, which was nearly 10 months ago.

As we look to the week ahead, will there be new Specific Orders? Will an Australia Play surface?

Mirror, Mirror

Lotto Texas and Powerball mirrored each other the night of April 12th. If you were to look at just the Patterns, they were identical. If you were to take a deeper look, then you’d notice the many differences. One such difference is that this Pattern is very common in Lotto Texas, not so much in Powerball.

For those of you just tuning in to this humble blog (or need a reminder), the Lottery Trend analysis team never takes things at the surface level.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern continued to dwarf all other Lotto Texas Patterns in the appearance department, with 747 to date. The winning numbers on Wednesday night were 5, 26, 30, 31, 46, and 54.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers.

This Pattern has now played in approximately 52% of the 1437 drawings, and was last seen in the April 5th drawing exactly one week ago.

Making its 112th appearance, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 747 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 7.79% of all 1437 drawings. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern, the 1 3 2 Specific Order previously played on April 5th.

As for repeating Four-Number Combinations, there were none to speak of.

Powerball

In contrast to Lotto Texas’s {3-2-1} Pattern, Powerball’s {3-2-1} Pattern isn’t very common at all. Having just made its seventh appearance last night, it’s one of the least commonly seen Patterns. The winning numbers were 8, 14, 61, 63, 68, and PB 24.

Winning Powerball numbers.

This Pattern has now played in 4.40% of the 159 Powerball drawings, and previously played in the February 18th, 2017 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the [2-3-1] General Order has played in approximately 71.4% of the seven drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. When taking all the Powerball drawings into account, this statistic becomes 3.14%. The [2-3-1] General Order was last seen in the January 25th, 2017 drawing.

Since there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations, let’s end the Powerball coverage with the debut of Specific Order 2 0 0 0 3 1. This Specific Order has now played in 20% of the five drawings where the [2-3-1] General Order has appeared, as well as about 14.3% of the seven drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. When considering all 159 drawings, this stat becomes 0.63%.

 

What was just discussed in this evening’s post was in fact covered once before here on Lottery Binge. It’s not often that the Patterns for both Lotteries would be the same! Now, with the next drawings being held the day before Easter, will there be golden eggs?

Marchin’, Marchin’

April 11th was mostly quiet. No new Specific Order made a debut, and neither the Pattern nor General Order were rare sights. These three did share one thing in common: they were all previously seen at the end of this past March. There was something in the Mega Millions drawing that kept the night from being completely quiet and that was the repeat appearances of three Three-Number Combinations!

First in the Lottery Binge Mega Millions analysis is the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, making its 59th appearance. The winning numbers were 19, 34, 35, 38 49, and MB 8.

Winning Mega Millions numbers

This Pattern has now played in approximately 16.3% of the 363 Mega Millions drawings. We last saw this Pattern in the March 31st drawing.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its 17th appearance, its first since the March 28th drawing. With that said, this General Order has played in 28.8% of the 59 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played. This General Order has also played in 4.68% of all drawings.

Next is the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order, making its sixth appearance. This means that it has now played in 35.3% of the 17 drawings where the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 10.2% of the 59 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.65% of all Mega Millions drawings thus far. Like the [1-3-1-1] General Order, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order previously played on March 28th.

And now for The Big Reveal. These were the Three-Number Combinations that made a repeat performance:

19, 34, 38 (Debuted March 22nd, 2016)

34, 49, MB 8 (Debuted May 31st, 2016)

19, 38, MB 8 (Debuted November 24th, 2015)

In the red boxes are the repeating Three-Number Combinations

The next Mega Millions drawing is on Good Friday. What type of fish will Mega Millions serve up?

Rollercoaster Night

Posts that analyze Saturday night results are truly something here at Lottery Binge. There’s more to it than just two distinct lotteries having their own drawings.  Lotto Texas and Powerball have their moments when they both have blowout appearances, and others when they both keep it low-key. Sometimes, like what happened on April 8th, neither of these scenarios play out. Instead, we had one lottery where an uncommon Pattern played, and another where a very commonly played Pattern took the reins.

Lotto Texas

The not often seen {3-3} Pattern made its 123rd appearance with winning numbers 10, 11, 12, 47, 48, and 52.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers.

As there have been 1436 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has now played approximately 9.14% of the time. Prior to Saturday, the {3-3} Pattern previously played in the February 15th, 2017 drawing.

On the Specific Order side of things, 3 0 3 made its 45th appearance. This Specific Order has now played in 36.6% of the 123 drawings where the {3-3} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.13% of all drawings. Like the {3-3} Pattern, the 3 0 3 was last seen on February 15th.

Lotto Texas also gifted us with the repeating Four-Number Combination 10, 11, 12, and 47.

The repeating Four-Number Combo is highlighted.

This Combination made its debut near the end of last year in the December 28th, 2016 drawing.

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is the most commonly seen Pattern in Powerball, and held onto its reign with winning numbers 23, 36, 51, 53, 60, and PB 15.

Winning Powerball numbers.

Now with 56 appearances, this Pattern has now played in 35.4% of the 158 Powerball drawings thus far. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern previously played in the April 1st drawing one week prior.

Next, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 12th appearance, its first since the March 29th, 2017 drawing. This General Order has played in approximately 21.4% of the 56 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.59% of all drawings.

Finally, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order made its second-ever appearance. This Specific Order has now played in 16.67% of the 12 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. Continuing onward, we see that this Specific Order has also played in 3.57% of the 56 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.27% of all Powerball drawings. The 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order made its debut in the November 5th, 2016 drawing.

Looking to the week ahead, will any Pattern streaks be established, or will even rarer Patterns appear?

 

Put on Repeat

Mega Millions, a Friday night ritual for millions of people. Lotteries and rituals are similar in that repetition is king. Now and then, a Specific Order will make its debut in Mega Millions, but that doesn’t happen often. How repetitious was the April 7th drawing? For starters, Tuesday’s winning Pattern made an encore appearance, and there was a repeating Three-Number Combination.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 148th appearance, with winning numbers 30, 33, 43, 47, 69, and MB 15.

Winning Mega Millions numbers

This Pattern has played in 40.9% of the 362 drawings Mega Millions has had to date.

Moving on, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 43rd appearance, its first since the March 10th, 2017 drawing. With that said, this General Order has now played in approximately 29.1% of the 148 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.9% of all Mega Millions drawings.

The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order made its 7th appearance, and like the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, it also previously played in the March 10th drawing. This Specific Order has now played in 16.3% of the 43 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, 4.73% of the 148 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and 1.93% of all drawings.

Our Mega Millions analysis concludes with the appearance of the repeating Three-Number Combination 30. 69, and MB 15.

The red box highlights the repeating Three-Number Combination.

This Combination made its debut in the December 23rd, 2016 drawing.

With Easter around the corner, what kind of eggs will Mega Millions leave?

No Foolin’

April is now in full swing and another Wednesday has come and gone. The results from Lotto Texas and Powerball showed that April 5th was far from a quiet night. Lotto Texas saw most of the excitement, but don’t count Powerball out!

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern made an encore appearance, with winning numbers 8, 20, 21, 26, 51, and 52.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers.

With 746 appearances, this Pattern continues to leave all other Lotto Texas Patterns in the dust. As of Wednesday, it has played in roughly 52% of the 1435 drawings. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern previously played in Saturday’s drawing.

The 1 3 2 Specific Order made its 111th appearance. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern, this Specific Order was also last seen this past Saturday. With that said, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has now played in 14.9% of the 746 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.74% of all Lotto Texas drawings.

Although there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations, we saw not one, but two similar spreads in Wednesday’s drawing. One of these similar spreads was 05:01:01:12:25, and the winning numbers for the night of April 4th, 2007 were 8, 13, 14, 15, 27, and 52. Another similar spread came in the form of 05:12:01:01:25 on February 16th, 2008. The winning numbers were 9, 14, 26, 27, 28, and 53. Given that the winning numbers from Wednesday night were 8, 20, 21, 26, 51, and 52, the spread was 12:01:05:25:01.  As is the nature of similar spreads, the differences between numbers in these drawings were the same, but the orders were different.

What antics did Powerball get up to?

Powerball

Compared to Lotto Texas, Powerball was much calmer. There were no similar spreads, nor were there repeating Three-Number Combinations. Even so, that didn’t stop the debut of a new Specific Order.

Wednesday’s drawing marked the 29th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 8, 20, 46, 53, 54, and PB 13.

Winning Powerball numbers.

This Pattern has now played in 18.5% of the 157 Powerball drawings and was last seen in the March 4th drawing, which was a little more than a month ago.

Next, the [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 12th appearance, its first since the February 15th, 2017 drawing. This General Order has now played in 41.4% of the 29 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.64% of all drawings.

Our Lottery Trend analysis/recap for Powerball concludes with the debut of the 1 1 0 3 0 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 8.33% of the 12 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared, 3.45% of the 29 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.64% of all drawings.

Looking ahead to Saturday, will another Specific Order make its debut? Will the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas go for a three-peat appearance?