The Biggest Draw of the Night

Lotto Texas and Powerball are worlds apart, and May 19th proved the point. The Texas lottery had a quiet night, what with there being no jackpot winner. But, the Pattern there was like a boomerang. You’ve tossed it, and you think it’s gone, but it comes right back.

As for Powerball, Saturday night was truly that lottery’s time to shine. A player in New Jersey is now $315 million richer, and five players in Florida, Texas, Minnesota, and New York will have $1 million more. Of course, that wasn’t all Powerball had to offer. We’ll get to that momentarily.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 12, 22, 31, 39, and 46, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 217th appearance.

Same Pattern, last week. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1552 Lotto Texas drawings, this special play has occurred 14% of the time. For our long-time readers, the last time we saw an Australia Play was on May 12th, 2018.  This lottery has certainly become fond of Australia lately! With the notoriously hot and brutal Texas summer rearing its head soon, a trip Down Under may not be such a bad idea. Winter’s a comin’ down there.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations bounding across the numbers plain.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

And now for the show-stopper.

The numbers that gave five people the option to quit their day jobs were 3, 6, 9, 17, 56, and PB 25.

The most powerful six numbers of the night. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

These six numbers made up the 56th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, which was also last seen on May 12th, 2018. This Pattern has played in 20.4% of the 274 Powerball drawings.

With fifteen appearances, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played in 26.8% of the 56 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-1-1-1}. This General Order has also played in 5.47% of all 274 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, we saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order on April 11th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the fifteen drawings where [3-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.36% of 56 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 274 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.09% of the time. The 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on December 23rd, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were also four repeating Three-Number Combinations thrown into the mix!

The power of four. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

“Going big” was the way to go.

Summer is almost upon us. Will we continue to see these wild and crazy plays in the week ahead?

The Month of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is one that does not step aside easily! May isn’t over, and summer hasn’t officially started yet, but that didn’t stop the Pattern from achieving blockbuster returns, even if there was no winner (jackpot now at $60 million). With the May 18th drawing, it has now played four times in a row. Looking back on the month so far, there has been only one drawing where this Pattern didn’t appear.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 26, 53, 64, 66, and MB 11, this Pattern has now played 160 times.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is persistent. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 359 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 44.6% of them.

With 37 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 23.1% of the 160 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.3% of all 359 drawings. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order on May 8th, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 5.41% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1] and in 1.25% of the 160 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 359 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.56% of the time. The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order made its debut in the November 17th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Friday night’s drawing made for another first. This is the first drawing with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern that didn’t feature a repeating Three-Number Combination.

With one week to go before Memorial Day, and with summer vacation countdowns in full-swing, will Tuesday’s Mega Millions see a “five-peat” for {2-1-1-1-1}?

The One Where Uncommonly Seen Patterns Were Unearthed

Two things reached the stratosphere May 16th: The Houston Rockets and the Powerball jackpot. Nobody won the big prize Wednesday night, and as I write this post, the jackpot is now an outstanding $306 million. There was a winner in Lotto Texas, one who is now $30.2 million richer. Regardless of whether a winner came forth, a couple of rarities were unearthed, one for each lottery.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 24, 27, 37, 39, and 41, the uncommonly-seen {3-3} Pattern made its 131st appearance.

The first of two rare Patterns. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1551 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 8.45% of the time and was last seen in the April 14th, 2018 drawing.

Now with 42 appearances, the 0 3 3 Specific Order has played in 32.1% of the 131 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 2.71% of all 1551 drawings. Prior to Wednesday’s drawing, this Specific Order was last seen on November 30th, 2016.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to a not-so-common Pattern, there were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 20, 24, 37, 39 (Debuted June 10th, 2009)
  • 20, 27, 37, 41 (Debuted March 2nd, 2016)
With a side of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Even rarer than the {3-3} Pattern in Lotto Texas is Powerball’s {4-1-1}. After Wednesday night’s drawing, the {4-1-1} Pattern has made a grand total of five appearances. The winning numbers were 17, 19, 21, 22, 51, and PB 19.

Fifth time’s the charm. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 273 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 1.83% of them. The {4-1-1} Pattern was last seen on March 17th, 2018.

With three appearances, the [4-1-1] General Order has played in 60% of the five drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.10% of all 273 drawings. We last saw the [4-1-1] General Order on September 16th, 2017.

Wednesday night saw the debut of a new Specific Order! The 0 4 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has now played in 33.3% of the three drawings where the General Order was [4-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 20% of the five drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.37% of all 273 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

What’s a rarely-seen Pattern without a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations to accompany it?

One on top and one near the bottom. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either of these rare Patterns make an encore Saturday night?

 

Three-Peat Tuesday

Another Tuesday has passed, which also meant another Mega Millions drawing. The 358th, to be exact. There was more to May 15th than just that, however:

And, above all else, there was a Pattern three-peat.

General Lottery Analysis

Mega Millions helped itself to a third serving of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Its 159th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 21, 34, 44, 49, 61, and MB 21.

Three in a row. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 358 drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 44.4% of them.

With 43 appearances, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in 27.0% of the 159 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.0% of all 358 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played on April 24th, 2018.

Now with ten appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.29% of the 159 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 2.79% of all 358 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order in the April 6th, 2018 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

A repeating Three-Number Combination or two would be icing on the three-peat cake. Thing is, there were no such Combinations Tuesday night.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} finish the week with a four-peat, or will another Pattern take the reins?

Pre-Mother’s Day Saturday Encore

Today’s post is going to start with a tribute.

Be they called “mothers”, “las madres”, or just plain “Moms”, without them we wouldn’t be. They nurtured us, comforted us, fussed at us (when we needed it!), and made sure we became functioning members of society. Mothers aren’t perfect, but dang if they don’t try. Even when the kids have grown up and have lives of their own, mothers are like artists: they feel their work is never done! As annoying as it may seem, we’ll end up missing that fussing and “worrisomeness” when their time comes.

And, in the spirit of Mother’s Day, May 12th was a quiet night for Lotto Texas and Powerball. The only rowdiness was a Pattern encore and a repeating Three-Number Combination.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-2} Pattern made an encore appearance with winning numbers 4, 11, 19, 28, 51, and 54.

The {2-2-2} Pattern back like a boomerang. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 216 drawings. Of course, when the {2-2-2} Pattern played, that meant the 2 2 2 Specific Order was along for the ride. Given that there have been 216 Lotto Texas drawings, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played in 13.9% of them.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball took another route. With winning numbers 22, 42, 45, 55, 56, and PB 14, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 55th appearance.

Going separate ways. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 20.2% of the 272 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on April 11th, 2018.

With 25 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 45.5% of the 55 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.19% of all 272 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played on March 24th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12% of the 25 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 5.45% of the 55 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 272 drawings, this Specific Order has played in 1.10% of all 272 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order in the November 15th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 45, 55, 56.

Standing out from the crowd. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 23rd, 2017 drawing.

Will either Powerball or Lotto Texas see Pattern encores on Wednesday, or will other Patterns take the reins?

 

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern In All Its Encore Glory

It’s a stone-cold fact: some lottery Patterns just play more than others. The ones that don’t show up for weeks, months even, often break up Pattern streaks. These types are not the subject of this post. Today’s post focuses on the other group: The Patterns that are never gone for long. One such Pattern is never gone for long and thrives on Pattern streaks, And, as the title says, it made an encore in the May 11th drawing.

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of this past Tuesday’s drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 158th appearance with winning numbers 14, 38, 40, 53, 70, and MB 22.

Another round of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 357 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 44.3% of them.

With 35 appearances, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 22.2% of the 158 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.80% of all 357 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order was last seen on April 20th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 35 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.80% of the 158 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.68% of all 357 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order on February 16th, 2016.

Three Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations showed up on Friday night.

Some Combinations so special they played at least twice. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for the three-peat in Tuesday’s drawing?

Great Lotteries Think Alike

In the past, we’ve seen Lotto Texas and Powerball play the same Pattern, and even have a “joint” Pattern streak. Although neither of those things happened May 9th, that night was a treat for playback lovers everywhere. In fact, the night was bouncing with not just playbacks but repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 17, 30, 34, 39, and 51, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 215th appearance. These two combined make up that special playback we here like to call the Australia Play.

Australia Play #1. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1549 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has happened in 13.9% of them. An Australia Play was previously seen on April 18th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There was also one repeating Four-Number Combination.

  • 9, 17, 30, 39 (Debuted January 15th, 2011)
With a repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play was contagious! Powerball hopped in with winning numbers 11, 16, 38, 50, 69, and PB 19.

Australia Play #2. 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 now played 20 times each. And, with 271 Powerball drawings, that means Powerball’s Australia Play has happened 7.38% of the time.  The last time this happened was in the April 4th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination was 50, 69, and PB 19.

Topped off with a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Interestingly, this Combination made its debut in the April 21st drawing just a few weeks ago.

Another interesting (and totally out of character) thing is how short this post was for Lotto Texas and Powerball analysis. With Mother’s Day (for the US/Canada/Australia anyway) right around the corner, will these lotteries be sweet and chill, or go nuts with Australia Play encores?

Just Another {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Tuesday

Tuesday can mean one of or any combination of the following:

  • One less day to wait before the weekend
  • Tacos
  • Mega Millions

On the Mega Millions front, May 8th was a quiet night. There were no encores, no signs of a Pattern streak, or anything earth-shattering really. Despite this, Tuesday night wasn’t completely calm.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 15, 39, 64, 67, and MB 13, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 157 times.

All for {2-1-1-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 356 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 44.1% of them. As the title hinted at, this Pattern was last seen on a Tuesday. In fact, it was May 1st, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 36 appearances, has played in 22.9% of the 157 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.1% of all 356 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order played on March 20th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played in 19.4% of the 36 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.46% of the 157 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.97% o fall 356 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order in the November 3rd, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 8, 67, and MB 13.

One repeating Three-Number Combination to rule them all. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the October 25th, 2016 drawing.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance Friday night?

(Almost) Mirror Twins?

Another Cinco de Mayo has come and gone. Lotto Texas and Powerball were joined at the hip this time, or at least wore matching tops. And yet, it was Lotto Texas that saw much of the action Saturday night. It had five beers, a tequila, and All-You-Can-Eat Fajitas while Powerball settled for some chips/salsa and a margarita.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern played for the fifth time in a row, with winning numbers 15, 19, 24, 27, 42, 51.

Lotto Texas went to town May 5th. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This made for the 808th appearance of the Pattern. Given that there have been 1548 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time.

Now with 122 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.1% of the 808 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 7.88% of all 1548 drawings. Prior to the Cinco de Mayo drawing, we last saw the 1 3 2 Specific Order on April 21st, 2018.

Similar Spread

Fifth time is the best time it seems to throw in a similar spread! The spread for Saturday night’s drawing was 04:05:03:15:09. This is similar to the spread that showed up in the March 19th, 2011 drawing. The winning numbers were 15, 24, 29, 32, 36, and 51 and the spread was 09:05:03:04:15. Notice that although the differences between numbers were the same, the orders were different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

A repeating Four-Number Combination added more pep into Lotto Texas’s step:

  • 15, 19, 24, 51 (Debuted January 10th, 2007)
What’s a Cinco de Mayo celebration without a repeating Four-Number Combination? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Lotto Texas may have been the life of the party, but there were a few interesting observations in Powerball as well.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of the May 2nd drawing, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made an encore. Yes, that means the Patterns for both Lotto Texas and Powerball played together that night! Saturday night’s winning numbers were 14, 29, 36, 57, 61, and PB 17.

Powerball was the quiet one. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that this Pattern has now played 79 times, and that there have been 270 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 29.3% of them.

With 24 appearances, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 30.4% of the 79 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 8.89% of all 270 drawings. This General Order was last seen on April 21st, 2018. And wouldn’t ya know it? That was the last time we saw Lotto Texas’s 1 3 2 Specific Order (before Saturday).

The “copycatting” was broken with the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order. Now with three appearances, this Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 24 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.80% of the 79 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.11% of all 270 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order on July 2nd, 2016.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations in Powerball.

Could the {3-2-1} and {2-2-1-1} Patterns be joined together on Wednesday night?

Cuatro-Uno-Uno

The (possibly) gratuitous Spanish is thanks to Cinco de Mayo. Whether to commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over the French or a day to go crazy with margaritas, it’s more than “just” a holiday. Mega Millions didn’t have the honor of playing on Cinco de Mayo (that was last year), but the May 4th drawing kicked off the festive weekend.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 5, 10, 12, 18, and MB 21, the {4-1-1} Pattern played for the ninth time.

These six numbers had the 4-1-1. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 355 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has now played in 2.54% of them. We last saw this Pattern in the February 20th, 2018 drawing.

The [4-1-1] General Order, with five appearances now, has played in 55.6% of the nine drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order also accompanied said Pattern in the February 20th drawing mentioned earlier. And, out of the 355 drawings so far, the [4-1-1] General Order has played in 1.41% of them.

Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing saw the debut of the 4 1 0 0 0 1 Specific Order. This means that it has now played in 20% of the five drawings where the General Order of the evening was [4-1-1]. The 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 355 drawings.

Three Number Combination(s)

In addition to the debut of a new Specific Order, there was also one repeating Three-Number Combination:

Hanging out at the bottom. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {4-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance in Tuesday’s drawing?