Saturday Night Comebacks

The “dog days of summer” are upon us in Lottery Trend country. The amount of sunlight during the day may be steadily shrinking, but daytime’s a scorcher. We can add the night of July 26th to the scorcher list. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their most commonly played Patterns. Furthermore, these were last seen this past Saturday night! Of course, it wouldn’t be a sizzling hot night without repeating Four-Number Combinations in Lotto Texas, and a repeating Three-Number Combination in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 12, 16, 17, 33, 38, and 43, bringing the number of appearances of the {3-2-1} Pattern up to 762.

Source: lotterytrend.com

This Pattern has played in 51.9% of the 1467 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 139 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 762 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.48% of all 1467 drawings. Unlike the {3-2-1} Pattern, this Specific Order did not make an encore appearance. We last saw the 3 1 2 Specific Order in the June 10th, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Four-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 12, 16, 38, 43 (Debuted March 18th, 2017)
  • 12, 16, 17, 43 (Debuted January 20th, 2007)
A duo of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

The 69th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 7, 19, 21, 42, 69, and PB 12.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 36.5% of the 189 Powerball drawings.

With eighteen appearances, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 26.1% of the 69 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.52% of all 189 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this General Order was last seen in the May 31st, 2017 drawing.

Making its fourth appearance, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.2% of the eighteen drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also been seen in 5.8% of the 69 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.12% of all 169 drawings. We last saw this Specific Order in the October 5th, 2016 drawing.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 19, 21, 42.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the October 29th, 2016 drawing.

Will either the {3-2-1} or the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat this Saturday?

A Change of Pace

Time flies! It’s hard to believe, but July is almost over. With beach balls soon to be exchanged with backpacks, Mega Millions decided to switch things up again in the July 25th drawing. After four consecutive appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, one wouldn’t be at fault for thinking the Pattern would show up again. After all, Lottery Binge has covered at least one scenario where this Pattern has played five times in a row. Alas, that was not to be. Another Pattern appeared, and there was also a repeating Three-Number Combination.

The winning numbers on Tuesday night were 2, 5, 26, 58, 60, and MB 6, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern to 115.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 29.3% of the 393 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen in the June 9th, 2017 drawing.

With 40 appearances, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 34.8% of the 115 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.2% of all Mega Millions drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order had played in the February 10th, 2017 drawing.

Making its sixth appearance, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 40 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.22% of the 115 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.53% of all 393 drawings. We last saw this Specific Order over a year ago, in the June 21st, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 5, 26, MB 6.

One repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the April 7th, 2015 drawing.

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

It’s a Common Thing

Unlike what took place on Wednesday night, there were no rarely-seen Patterns July 22nd. In fact, both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their most commonly seen Patterns make an appearance. There were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations in Lotto Texas, one of them having played twice before! Powerball saw a repeating Three-Number Combination as well.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 761st appearance. Saturday night. The winning numbers were 17, 22, 24, 41, 44, and 49.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 51.9% of the 1466 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the July 12th drawing.

With 141 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 761 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.62% of all 1466 drawings. Prior to Saturday, this Specific Order was last seen in the June 28th, 2017 drawing.

Repeating Four-Number Combinations got a lot of love. The repeating Four-Number Combinations were:

  • 17, 24, 41, 44 (Debuted February 14th, 2001)
  • 17, 22, 24, 41 (Debuted August 5th, 2009 and last seen 10/31/2009. Spooky!)
Two Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Sixteen years is a lengthy amount of time to pass for a Four-Number Combination to play again. It’s also not common to see a Four-Number Combination repeat just a few months after making its debut!

Powerball

With winning numbers 5, 32, 44, 53, 60, and PB 9, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 68 drawings.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has also played in 36.2% of the 188 Powerball drawings, and was last seen a few weeks ago in the July 5th drawing.

Making its 16th appearance, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in 23.5% of the 68 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.51% of all 188 drawings. This General Order previously played in the June 24th, 2017 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 18.75% of the 16 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, 4.41% of the 68 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.60% of all 188 drawings. This Specific Order was last seen in the August 27th, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 5, 44, and PB 9, which made its debut in the May 7th, 2016 drawing.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination has only played once before.

With July about to wrap up, what will we see in the week ahead? Will either the {3-2-1} or the {2-1-1-1-1}  or both Patterns make an encore?

The Four Lives of {2-1-1-1-1}

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is a special one indeed. It’s the most commonly seen Pattern in Mega Millions, and it has a penchant for showing up in sets of consecutive appearances. Last summer, this Pattern made a record-breaking six consecutive appearances. Earlier this summer, it looked as if the Pattern was going to tie the record, but there were other plans. Of course, never count anything out! Shortly after this “hiccup”, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern got back up and the July 11th drawing established a new streak. Friday night saw this Pattern’s fourth consecutive appearance.

The winning numbers in the July 21st drawing were 18, 31, 36, 50, 74, and MB 10, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to 165.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has played in 42.1% of the 392 Mega Millions drawings.

Making its 47th appearance, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 28.5% of the 165 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in approximately 12% of all 392 drawings, and was last seen in the July 11th drawing.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in about 17% of the 47 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and 4.85% of the 165 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.04% of all 392 drawings. Prior to Friday night, this Specific Order was last seen in the April 7th, 2017 drawing.

There was a lone Three-Number Combination in the form of 18, 74, and MB 10.

The lone 3-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the July 11th drawing. To think that Friday night’s drawing was a reunion, of sorts.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern get a second chance next week to tie the record?

Two Scoops of Rare Treats

If you like rare Patterns, then you were in for a treat Wednesday night! Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw some of their least-commonly seen Patterns in the July 19th drawing. In addition to these rare Patterns playing, both lotteries saw Specific Orders that hadn’t played in two years, or thereabouts.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers were 1, 3, 11, 15, 16, and 50, bringing the number of appearances of the {5-1} Pattern to 52.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 3.55% of the 1465 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the March 25th, 2017 drawing.

Making its third appearance, the 5 0 1 Specific Order has played in 5.77% of the 52 drawings where the {5-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.20% of all 1465 drawings. This Specific Order previously played a little over a couple of years ago in the June 13th, 2015 drawing.

Lotto Texas felt the {5-1} Pattern was enough, for there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

The {3-2-1} made its eighth appearance, with winning numbers 50, 51, 59, 61, 63, and PB 4.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 4.28% of the 187 Powerball drawings, and previously played in the April 12th, 2017 drawing.

With six appearances, the [2-3-1] General Order has played in 75% of the eight drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.21% of all 187 drawings. This General Order played alongside the {3-2-1} Pattern in the April 12th drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 0 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in approximately 33.3% of the six drawings where the [2-3-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 25% of the eight drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.07% of all 187 Powerball drawings. The 0 0 0 2 3 1 Specific Order made its debut in the October 17th, 2015 drawing.

There was one lone repeating Three-Number Combination, and it was 59, 63, and PB 4.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the July 2nd, 2016 drawing.

Looking ahead to Saturday, will any of these rare Patterns make an encore appearance?

Playing it Cool

Well, don’t that beat all? Earlier this summer, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made five consecutive appearances, and came close to tying the record that was achieved last summer. It looks like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is trying to establish a streak again, because it made its third consecutive appearance in the July 18th drawing.

This Mega Millions post will be another short one, as there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The winning numbers on Tuesday night were 8, 12, 23, 51, 73, and MB 6, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern up to 164.

Dusting off and trying again. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 41.9% of the 391 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 41st appearance, and has played in 25% of the 164 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.5% of all 391 drawings. This General Order appeared alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the July 14th drawing.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the eleventh appearance of the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has played in 26.8% of the 41 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] drawing has appeared, and 6.71% of the 164 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 391 Mega Millions drawings, the statistic becomes 2.81%. This Specific Order was last seen in the June 6th, 2017 drawing.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a fourth consecutive appearance?

Another Cool Saturday Night

Halfway through the month of July and we saw another cool down Saturday night. The biggest plays July 15th were an Australia Play in Lotto Texas and a new Specific Order in Powerball. There were no repeating Four-Number or Three-Number Combinations to speak of in Lotto Texas or Powerball, respectively.

Lotto Texas

Saturday’s winning numbers were 10, 13, 22, 36, 50, and 52.

Source: lotterytrend.com

With 198 appearances each, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played in 13.5% of the 1464 Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to the July 15th drawing, the Australia Play was last seen in the July 5th, 2017 drawing.

Powerball

With winning numbers 9, 40, 63, 64, 66, and PB 17, the {3-1-1-1} made it 37th appearance.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 19.9% of the 186 Powerball drawings, and was last seen in the July 1st, 2017 drawing.

Making its 17th appearance, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 45.9% of the 37 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.14% of all Powerball drawings. This General Order appeared alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the July 1st drawing.

The 1 0 1 0 3 1 Specific Order made its debut, and has now played in 5.88% of the 17 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared, and in 2.70% of the 37 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has played in 0.54% of all Powerball drawings.

Will next week see more Australia Plays? Will Pattern streaks be established?

Short and Sweet Encore

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was feeling bold Friday night. In our last Mega Millions post, we had asked if this Pattern would make an encore, and sure enough, it did. There was a bit of a change-up, though. Unlike what happened in the July 11th drawing, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

July 14th’s winning numbers were 11, 12, 24, 32, 73, and MB 1.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Now with 163 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 41.8% of the 390 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 40th appearance, and has played in 24.5% of the 163 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and 10.3% of all 390 drawings. Prior to Friday night, this General Order was last seen in the June 20th drawing. This was almost a month ago.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order. Making its eighth appearance, this Specific Order has played in 20% of the 40 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 4.91% of the 163 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.05% of all 390 drawings, and was last seen in the November 20th, 2015 drawing.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat in Tuesday’s drawing, or does Mega Millions have another surprise up its sleeve?

The Big Thaw

After a restful weekend, Lotto Texas and Powerball came back swinging Wednesday night. In fact, a major warm-up took place. The night of July 12th saw Patterns from recent Saturdays make an appearance in both lotteries. What’s more is that the Powerball Pattern from this past Saturday made an encore appearance. There were also repeating Four-Number Combinations for Lotto Texas and a repeating Three-Number Combination for Powerball.

Prior to Wednesday night, how recent was Lotto Texas’s Pattern? What was it, anyway?

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 760th appearance, with winning numbers 4, 19, 24, 32, 44, and 50.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 51.9% of the 1463 drawings and was last seen in the July 1st drawing nearly two weeks ago.

With 116 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.3% of the 760 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.93% of all 1463 drawings. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern, this Specific Order previously played on July 1st.

There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations, one of which made its debut near the beginning of the century (yeah, that far). They were

  • 4, 24, 32, 50 (Debuted December 29th, 2001)
  • 19, 24, 32, 50 (Debuted September 3rd, 2008)
A duo of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore was thanks to numbers 1, 2, 18, 23, 61, and PB 9, bringing the total number of appearances to 57.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 30.8% of the 185 Powerball drawings.

Making its 23rd appearance, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 40.4% of the 57 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 12.4% of all 185 drawings. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, this General Order was last seen in the July 8th drawing.

With two appearances, the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 8.70% of the 23 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order appeared, 3.51% of the 57 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.08% of all drawings. This Specific Order made its debut in the November 4th, 2015 drawing.

There was one repeating Three-Number Combination: 23, 61, PB 9.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: powerball-lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut last year, in the April 9th drawing.

Will things stay hot on Saturday night?

Guess Who Decided to Show Up?

Well, isn’t this something!? After not showing up in the July 7th Mega Millions drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared Tuesday night.

If it had made an appearance in both Friday night and Tuesday night’s drawings, it would’ve shattered the record for most consecutive appearances of a Pattern. At least, as far as Lottery Binge’s Mega Millions coverage is concerned. Perhaps next summer, {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Perhaps next summer.

With that said, the winning numbers for the July 11th drawing were 7, 18, 24, 55, 74, and MB 10.

{2-1-1-1-1} comes back. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared in 162 out of 389 Mega Millions drawings, and has played 41.6% of the time. The last time we saw this Pattern was in the July 4th drawing.

Making its 46th appearance, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 28.4% of the 162 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 11.8% of all 389 drawings, and was last seen in the May 16th drawing.

With nine appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.6% of the 46 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and 5.56% of the 162 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.31% of all 389 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the November 15th, 2016 drawing.

There were also three repeating Three-Number Combinations, and they were as follows:

  • 18, 24, MB 10 (Debuted November 17th, 2015)
  • 55, 74, MB 10 (Debuted April 29th, 2016)
  • 7, 24, 74 (Debuted October 18th, 2016)
The trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern dare to start up another streak right after breaking the last one, or will another Pattern play?