When (Repeating) Combinations Attack

Lotto Texas and Powerball couldn’t be any more different than Mega Millions! As Mega Millions continued its rest, the two lotteries joined forces November 14th. How, you wonder? With the power of repeating Combinations, of course! Neither lottery saw a grand prize winner, and the jackpots rose to a respectable $6 million and $124 million, respectively. As is the nature of the lottery beast, it wasn’t just repeating Combinations we found under the hood!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 21, 22, 36, 46, 48, and 49, the {3-3} Pattern made its 133rd appearance.

A not-so-common face. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1603 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 8.30% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, this not-so-common Pattern played on May 23rd, 2018.

Now with 43 appearances, the 0 3 3 Specific Order has played in 32.3% of the 133 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1603 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 2.68% of them. We last saw the 0 3 3 Specific Order on May 16th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 21, 22, 46, 49 (Debuted December 22nd, 2012)
  • 21, 46, 48, 49 (Debuted February 5th, 2011)
Not alone today! Source: lotterytrend.com.

And what of Powerball? Was there an uncommonly seen Pattern there as well?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball took to the “Play the most common Pattern” approach. Not only that, but the 116th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was an encore! This time, the winning numbers were 7, 42, 49, 62, 69, and PB 23.

Can’t go wrong with an encore! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 325 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.7% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 36th appearance and has now played in roughly 31% of the 116 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 325 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.1% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played on September 29th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.59% of the 116 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.92% of all 325 drawings. The 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played on February 25th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A trio of Three-Number Combinations wrapped in an encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The momentum for Powerball and Lotto Texas continues as we head into Saturday. Could Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern get a Pattern streak going, and could the {3-3} Pattern in Lotto Texas do the “unthinkable” and make an encore?

 

Mega Millions’s Slow Climb Upwards

We’re halfway through November, and Mega Millions was more than happy to let Powerball and Lotto Texas vie for attention! November 13th was another quiet evening. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot rose to $122 million. A far cry from the beast we saw last month, but certainly nothing to scoff at!

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 81st appearance with winning numbers 34, 46, 57, 65, 69, and MB 11.

Still taking it easy. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 410 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 19.8% of the time.

With 23 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played in 28.4% of the 81 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 410 drawings into consideration, this Pattern has played 5.61% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order played in the October 26th, 2018 drawing. Did the same hold true for the Specific Order?

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 8.70% of the 23 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.47% of the 81 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-1-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 410 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.49% of the time.  The 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order made its debut on August 12th, 2014. This was reconfigured from the  0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order seen that night and the winning numbers were 32, 53, 60, 63, 68, and MB 6.

Three Number Combination(s)

Tuesday night didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Friday night continue the “quiet streak” for Mega Millions?

Big Things in “Small” Lotteries

Truthfully, none of the Big Three lotteries covered in this blog (Powerball, Lotto Texas, Mega Millions) are small. Yet, even among giants, there’s a “shorty”. Lotto Texas never seems to unleash monsters or enthrall nations with powerful spells. Despite being the smallest, it has its own quirks and is more than capable of throwing punches. After all, it did have a Pattern play eight times in a row!

There was nothing that grandiose November 10th. Nevertheless, Lotto Texas still had the biggest plays of the night, and with a jackpot now at $5.75 million, its respectable image was maintained. Powerball, notorious for being a powerhouse, crossed the $100 million threshold ($106 million), and largely kept to itself.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 16, 19, 37, 38, 40, and 54, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 173rd appearance.

A lot of power in these numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1602 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 59 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.1% of the 173 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1602 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 3.67% of them.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order played on October 24th, 2018.  Although the {3-2-1} Pattern streak was broken, a playback was just as dandy!

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to the playback, the repeating Four-Number Combination 37, 38, 40, and 54 made its second appearance.

Near the top of the heap. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut on July 27th, 2016.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 115th appearance with winning numbers 5, 29, 34, 53, 57, and PB 24.

A while yet before another nation-wide spell is cast. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 324 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.5% of the time and was last seen on October 31st, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has now played 30 times. This General Order has also now played in 26.1% of the 115 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.26% of all 324 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played on October 10th, 2018.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.33% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.70% of the 115 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.81% of all 324 drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen on January 17th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 5, 57, and PB 24.

The notion of a repeating Three-Number Combination was irresistible. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the June 14th, 2017 drawing.

So far, the only thing that has been consistent in November has been rising jackpots. Yet, a few of these nights have been accompanied by Pattern streaks, especially in Lotto Texas. Powerball did see its most common Pattern, and one tried and true method to stay on top is through Pattern streaks. Could Wednesday see an encore of either the {4-1-1} or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?

Quiet on the 9th

It appeared that the rumors and murmurs of a Pattern streak in Mega Millions were just that. Another Pattern took the reins in the November 9th drawing, and played up a “normal” angle. Meanwhile, the jackpot crossed over into the “$100 million Club” ($106 million). Although not the beast we saw in October, this was truly grand!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 14, 27, 57, 67, and MB 5, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 116th appearance.

No Pattern streak here! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 409 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.4% of the time, and was last seen October 30th, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 39th appearance and has now played in 33.6% of the 116 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.54% of all 409 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played on October 19th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 10.3% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.45% of the 116 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 409 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.98% of the time. We last saw the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order on June 19th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night.

Could the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore Tuesday night, or will the {2-1-1-1-1} try again in establishing a streak?

The Lottery Flare-Up

November 7th was quieter than Saturday night. However, it can be said that Lotto Texas owned the night once again. While its jackpot wasn’t anywhere as large as Powerball’s ($5.5. million vs. $92 million), Lotto Texas always finds a way to go big! Was there another similar spread?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern firmly established its streak! With winning numbers 6, 9, 12, 31, 43, and 52, this Pattern has now played four times in a row. Most importantly, this Pattern has played in 841 Lotto Texas drawings.

The Pattern streak is {3-2-1}’s best friend. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1601 drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52.5% of the time.

Now with 157 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.7% of the 841 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1601 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.81% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played on September 26th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There was no similar spread this time, but there was a repeating Three-Number Combination, one that hadn’t been seen in twelve years!

  • 6, 9, 31, 52 (Debuted June 21st, 2006)
Big things come in small packages! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 26, 28, 34, 42, 50, and PB 25, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 93rd appearance.

Powerball watches from the back. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 323 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.8% of the time, and was last seen September 8th, 2018.

With 37 appearances the [2-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 39.8% of the 93 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 323 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.5% of the time. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order on August 22nd, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 5.41% of the 37 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also been seen in 2.15% of the 93 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 0.62% of all 323 drawings. The 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the September 7th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

For the second night in a row, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern streak continue Wednesday night, or will another Pattern take the spotlight? Will Powerball’s jackpot exceed $100 million?

An Encore Force

No matter where you lean on the political spectrum, there is one force that rules us all: money! More specifically, the lottery. The bigger the jackpot, the more power it holds.

Now, it’ll be awhile yet before Mega Millions unleashes another monster upon the masses, but a $90 million grand prize is hefty. The November 6th drawing may have also seen rumblings of a Pattern streak. It’s still early in the month, but this Pattern has a penchant for streaks.

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Friday, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 177th appearance with winning numbers 28, 34, 37, 56, 69, and MB 12!

Six forceful numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 408 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.4% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has now played in 23.2% of the 177 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 10% of all 408 drawings and, like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, made an encore!

However, the Specific Order took a different path. Now with ten appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.4% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.65% of the 177 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 408 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.45% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played on September 14th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

In lieu of a playback, there were three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

A buffet of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern truly start its streak Friday night, or will another Pattern take over?

1600 Ghosts

November 3rd belonged to Lotto Texas! This plucky little lottery reached a milestone of 1600 drawings with numbers 1-54. In addition to the grand prize rising to $5.25 million, there were other goodies that we can’t mention just yet. Powerball didn’t slouch either, with a prize now standing at $71 million.

What, exactly, allowed Lotto Texas to seize the night and what was special about Powerball?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

In honor of 1600 drawings, the {3-2-1} Pattern went for the three-peat! The 840th appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 8, 18, 20, 41, 42, and 46.

“Small” jackpot. Big surprises! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played 52.5% of the time.

Now with 118 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.1% of the 840 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1600 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.375% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played on March 21st, 2018.

Similar Spread

You can’t go wrong celebrating a milestone with a similar spread! This happens when the differences between the numbers in two drawings are the same, but the orders of those numbers are different.

The spread for Saturday night was 10:02:21:01:04. This was similar to the spread that was seen on May 19th, 2010. The spread that night was 10:04:21:02:01 and the winning numbers were 7, 17, 21, 42, 44, and 45.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations also appeared in honor of the Big 1600!

  • 8, 20, 41, 42 (Debuted September 16th, 2009)
  • 18, 20, 41, 42 (Debuted October 29th, 2016)
Commemorative repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 15, 21, 24, 32, 65, and PB 11, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 66th appearance.

Keeping a level head. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 322 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.5% of the time and was last seen October 24th, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order has now appeared in 18 drawings. This General Order has now played in 27.3% of the 66 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 5.59% of all 322 drawings. We last saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order on September 26th, 2018.

Saturday night saw the debut of the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order! This Specific Order has now played in 5.56% of the 18 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. It has also played in 1.52% of the 66 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.31% of all 322 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Things are off to a busy start for November, although not nearly as crazy as last month! Will the momentum of the {3-2-1} Pattern streak continue to build in Lotto Texas? Could there be a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore in Wednesday’s Powerball?

Stays at Rest

With the start of November, we’ve officially entered the Christmas season.

(Thanksgiving!? What’s that?)

Seriously, though. We’re coming upon the end of the year and Mega Millions is resting up. Continuing what we experienced Tuesday night, the November 2nd drawing didn’t feature anything grandiose. However, Mega Millions had a pep in its step, the grand prize pushing up to $70 million and a rumbling among repeating Three-Number Combinations.

General Lottery Analysis

There was no {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore. Instead, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 176th appearance with winning numbers 3, 23, 28, 46, 62, and MB 16.

A new Pattern for a new month. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 407 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.2% of the time and was last seen October 12th, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 40th appearance and has now played in 22.7% of the 176 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 407 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.83% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played on September 14th, 2018.

Now with eleven appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 27.5% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.25% of the 176 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 407 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 2.70% of them. The 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen on July 10th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 23, 28, and 62.

Starting the month with a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Combination made its debut on December 18th, 2015.

Will Tuesday’s drawing see a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, or will another Pattern gets it time in the spotlight?

The Halloween Chill

The word “chill” has other meanings besides scaring someone. One describes a coldness in the air. Another describes the state or act of relaxing. After a wild, crazy, and strange month, Lotto Texas and Powerball took it easy on Halloween. During that period of rest, someone in Texas became $15.25 million richer and Powerball inched up to $53 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The next big thing, other than the $15.25 million prize being won, was an encore of the {3-2-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 3, 8, 13, 25, 33, and 44, this Pattern has now played 839 times.

Low-key numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1599 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.5% of the time.

Now with 152 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the 839 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1599 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.51% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played on September 12th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Four-Number Combinations stayed away Wednesday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 114th appearance with numbers 7, 25, 39, 40, 47, and PB 20.

The lights are off and no candy will be shared. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 321 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 35.5% of them and was last seen on October 13th, 2018.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has now played 20 times. This General Order has appeared in 17.5% of the 114 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 321 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 6.23% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order on August 1st, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10% of the 20 drawings where [1-1-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 1.75% of the 114 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 321 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.62% of the time. The 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the April 19th, 2017 drawing.

 

Three-Number Combination(s)

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

The chill looks to continue this Saturday. Could a {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat or a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore warm things up a bit?

A Mega Millions at Rest

The dust has settled, and the hype has died down. Mega Millions saw no need for big scares or big plays October 30th. As it took a (well-deserved) break, the grand prize eased upward to $52 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 31, 39, 46, 49, and MB 23, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 115th appearance.

Six tranquil numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 28.3% of the 406 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen on October 19th, 2018.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 39th appearance and has now played in 33.9% of the 115 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.61% of all 406 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played on October 16th, 2018.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20.5% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.96% of the 115 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 406 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order played 1.97% of the time. The 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on June 5th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Part of the resting period was the lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Mega Millions looks to be off to a quiet start for November. Still, could a Pattern encore add a little “oomph” to Friday night?