Common Patterns and the Jackpot Escalation

The temperature and jackpots continued to rise July 14th. We’re now roughly halfway through the month with no grand prize winners in either Lotto Texas or Powerball. With their respective jackpots now at $10.75 million and $110 million, the lotteries had another thing in common: the appearance of their most commonly seen Patterns.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 818th appearance with winning numbers 1, 4, 21, 31, 36, and 44.

And the jackpot rises once more. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1568 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time and was last seen in the July 7th, 2018 drawing.

Now with 133 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 818 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 8.48% of all 1568 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order played on June 20th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations in the July 14th drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 22, 41, 42, 49, 67, and PB 11, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 102nd appearance.

Sizzling with the most common Powerball Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 290 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 35.2% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen on July 4th, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 27th appearance and has now played in 26.5% of the 102 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.31% of all 290 drawings and was last seen on January 17th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25.9% of the 27 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 6.86% of the 102 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.41% of all 290 drawings. The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on December 30th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were absent from this past Saturday’s drawing.

Will the jackpots continue to rise Wednesday? Could there be Pattern encores or will something else make its appearance?

Getting Lucky With {2-2-1-1}

Once again, Mega Millions had a drawing fall on Friday the 13th. If crazy-large jackpots are your thing, then July 13th was your lucky night! The jackpot continues to climb and now stands at $375 million. And that means Mega Millions fever continues to spread. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers that kept the rising jackpot train going.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 108th appearance with winning numbers 21, 22, 39, 59, 68, and MB 2.

And the jackpot climbs ever upward. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 375 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.8% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played on June 26th, 2018.

With 36 appearances, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 33.3% of the 108 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.60% of all 375 drawings and was last seen on June 19th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where [2-1-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 2.78% of the 108 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1} and in 0.80% of all 375 drawings. The 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played in the March 2nd, 2018 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 21, 39, and MB 2.

Repeating Three-Number Combinations makes things even hotter. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 30th, 2016 drawing.

As Mega Millions fever sweeps throughout the land, will it break on Tuesday’s drawing or will the temperature continue to rise?

The {4-1-1} on the Playback

Today’s post is going to start with a fun fact about July 11th. In the U.S., it’s National 7-11 Day. The “holiday” is commemorated by the convenience stores offering free small Slurpees. In lieu of these drinks, Lotto Texas and Powerball offered rising jackpots of $10.25 million and $100 million, respectively. With Powerball inching closer to “insanely large jackpot” territory (Mega Millions is already there), things got sweeter when after so many instances of coming close, a playback finally occurred.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 169th appearance with winning numbers 17, 20, 26, 28, 31, and 46.

An uncommon Pattern for 7-11 Day. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1567 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, this Pattern played in the July 4th, 2018 drawing, which was exactly one week prior.

Now with 58 appearances, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has played in 34.5% of the 169 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 3.70% of all 1567 drawings and was last seen on November 22nd, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The big event for Lotto Texas was the passing of the playback torch to Powerball. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s playback didn’t come from the {4-1-1} Pattern, but rather the {3-2-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 19, 21, 27, 46, 47, and PB 7, this Pattern has now played 20 times.

Inside these six numbers is a playback. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 289 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 6.92% of the time.

The [3-2-1] General Order has now played ten times. With that said, this General Order has played in 50% of the 20 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.46% of all 289 drawings.

Now with four appearances, the 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 40% of the ten drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 20% of the 20 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 289 drawings, this Specific Order has played in 1.38% of them.

The {3-2-1} Pattern, [3-2-1] General Order, and the 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order all played together previously in the April 28th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening, 21, 47, PB 7, made its debut on January 27th, 2018.

Propping the list up. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Neither the {4-1-1} nor {3-2-1} Patterns are commonly seen. Will either of them see an encore Saturday night? Could another playback take place?

 

Summer Sizzle: {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Edition

How interesting! The hottest days of summer are upon us, and Mega Millions piled on. There has yet to be a grand prize winner and as of the July 10th drawing, the jackpot is $340 million. Of course, the most commonly seen Pattern had to have a hand in this.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 17, 28, 56, 70, and MB 14, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 164th appearance.

The beginning of something grand? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 374 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.9% of them. Prior to Tuesday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played on July 3rd, 2018, exactly one week prior.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 36th appearance and has played in roughly 22% of the 164 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.63% of all 374 drawings. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order on May 11th, 2018.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 27.8% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 6.1% of the 164 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.67% of all 374 drawings. The 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on August 9th, 2016. This was reconfigured from the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order and the winning numbers were 12, 19, 20, 44, 66, and MB 1.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 28, 70, MB 14, made its debut in the June 19th, 2018 drawing.

Near the top of the charts. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

One thing for certain is that an insane blowout is on the horizon. Will someone win the grand prize Friday, or will it continue to rise with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore? If the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern develops a solid Pattern streak as the jackpot rises, the fallout, of course, will be astronomical.

A Streak of Playbacks

Lotto Texas is like the wimpy kid going up against the larger kids in a competition. He may not be the biggest, the strongest, or the fastest, but he can use his wits and come out on top. Compared to Powerball and Mega Millions, Lotto Texas has a “wimpy” jackpot – $90 million and $306 million, respectively, vs. $9.5 million*. Yet, Lotto Texas can generate its own hype. July 7th saw the fourth drawing in a row where a playback happened. That is, both the Pattern and Specific Order played together on a previous date. Interestingly, Powerball hasn’t had one in a while, although it did come close.

*$9.5 million is nothing to sneeze at.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 7, 10, 22, 26, and 52, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 817th appearance.

Something other than a Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1566 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.2% of them.

Now with 149 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 817 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1566 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 9.51% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 2 1 Specific Order were last seen on June 27th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 84th appearance with winning numbers 1, 10, 43, 45, 64, and PB 22.

Could the {2-2-1-1} Pattern catch up to {2-1-1-1-1}? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 288 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 29.2% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played on June 20th, 2018.

With its 33rd appearance, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 39.3% of the 84 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 11.5% of all 288 drawings. The [2-2-1-1] General Order played alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned June 20th drawing.

The 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order made its second-ever appearance. With that said, it has now played in 6.06% of the 33 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.38% of the 84 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.69% of all 288 drawings. The 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order made its debut in the March 2nd, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will Wednesday’s drawing see a fifth playback in Lotto Texas, and will Powerball get to see one?

Rising Jackpots and an Uncommon Mega Millions Pattern

One thing that can be said about this summer is that there has yet to be a long-lasting Pattern streak. Last summer and the summer before, this was in Mega Millions’ bag of goodies. This summer, another goody has been added to the arsenal: a rising jackpot. With no grand prize winner after the July 6th drawing, the jackpot is now $306 million. There was also a Pattern that, although common in Lotto Texas, isn’t so for Mega Millions.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its fifteenth appearance with winning numbers 2, 10, 46, 50, 56, and MB 16.

Visit from a rare Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 373 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 4.02% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played on November 14th, 2017.

With it seventh appearance, the [2-3-1] General Order has now played in 46.7% of the 15 drawings where {3-21} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 373 drawings, this General Order has played 1.88% of the time. The ]2-3-1] General Order accompanied the {3-2-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned November 14th drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 2 0 0 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the seven drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 13.3% of the 15 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.54% of all 373 drawings. The 2 0 0 3 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the January 6th, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order seen that night. The winning numbers then were 6, 10, 44, 47, 54, and MB 6. Also note that the drawing for that night was under the old system (“regular balls” = 1-75; “Mega balls” = MB 1 through MB 15).

Three Number Combination(s)

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

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

 

The Encore and Playback Fireworks Spectacular

Another Fourth of July has come and gone. Whether watching them from home or in a park, the holiday never seems to be complete without one thing: fireworks! Lotto Texas and Powerball put on their own fireworks show Wednesday night. In addition to rising jackpots – $9 million and $80 million, respectively – there was the display of a Pattern encore and a fine showing of a playback.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 2, 10, 11, 31, and 51, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 168th appearance.

Buried in these six numbers is a playback. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1565 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.7% of the time.

Now with 56 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 168 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 3.58% of all 1565 drawings.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 4 1 1 Specific Order played on January 10th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to a playback, there was one repeating Four-Number Combination:

  • 1, 10, 11, 31 (Debuted May 16th, 2012)
A welcome surprise. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of the June 30th drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern came back for an encore. This time, the winning numbers were 4, 7, 15, 41, 44, and PB 10.

A possible Pattern streak in the works? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 101 times, and with 287 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 35.2% of them.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order also came back for an encore. With its 28th appearance, this General Order has now played in 27.7% of the 101 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 287 drawings, this General Order has played 9.76% of the time.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.4% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.94% of the 101 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 287 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.09% of the time. The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order previously played on March 7th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball saw one repeating Three-Number Combination in the form of 7, 15, and 41.

There be a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 24th, 2016 drawing.

Will the fireworks continue with encores, playbacks, and (repeating) Combinations on Saturday?

An Extreme Case of Encore-itis

For Mega Millions, July started the way June ended. Once more the jackpot climbed, now standing at a whopping $283 million. The July 3rd drawing also saw the return of a Pattern that played very recently.

General Lottery Analysis

With its 163rd appearance, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern not only made an encore but started yet another month! This time, the winning numbers were 13, 35, 45, 49, 68, and MB 23.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is full of surprises. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 372 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 43.8% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern wasn’t the only one making another appearance right after the June 29th drawing!

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order caught the “encore” bug and made its 45th appearance. This General Order has now played in 27.6% of the 163 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 12.1% of all 372 drawings.

Contagions aren’t easily contained; the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order also made an encore. Now with twelve appearances, this Specific Order has played in 26.7% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.36% of the 136 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 372 drawings into account, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played 3.23% of the time.

Three Number Combination(s)

The cherry on top was the appearance of two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 13, 35, 68 (Debuted August 28th, 2015)
  • 49, 68, MB 23 (Debuted June 29th, 2018)
An added bonus. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions continues to outdo itself. If it hadn’t been for the first listed Combination, then we would have seen a complete June 29th takeover!

Now that July is in full swing, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and company go for a “three-peat” Friday night?

Sucker Punch Combinations & A Pattern Encore

June ended with a bang. With no grand prize winners in either Lotto Texas or Powerball, the jackpots are now $8.25 million and $70 million, respectively. Other noteworthy events were the end of the (brief) {3-2-1} Pattern streak in Lotto Texas and possibly the start of one in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Although the {3-2-1} Pattern didn’t see a “four-peat”, there was something else that might have rivaled it: an Australia Play! That is, the Pattern and the Specific Order were the same. Furthermore, the Specific Order is unique to said Pattern.

With winning numbers 5, 8, 29, 32, 40, and 48, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 218th appearance.

Two-in-one with an Australia Play. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1564 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has happened in 13.9% of them. An Australia Play last appeared on May 19th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride were two repeating Four-Number Combinations, one of which had played twice before!

  • 8, 32, 40, 48 (Debuted September 6th, 2017)
  • 5, 8, 32, 40 (Debuted April 7th, 2010, and previously played on July 11th, 2012)
Not often that a Four-Number Combination plays three times. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas may have had the lion’s share of the action, but Powerball had its own plans. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance with winning numbers 3, 9, 20, 42, 61, and PB 24.

100 appearances later, it reigns among Powerball Patterns. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Not only was this an encore, this marked the 100th appearance of the Pattern. With that said, there have been 286 Powerball drawings to date, and this Pattern has played in roughly 35% of them. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern previously played this past Wednesday.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, with 27 appearances, has now played in 27% of the 100 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.44% of all 286 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order on June 2nd, 2018.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 29.6% of the 27 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8% of the 100 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in roughly 2.86% of all 286 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played on March 21st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

For those of you reading from the U.S., Wednesday is the Fourth of July. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball go all-out with encores and crazy (repeating) Combination action or will another surprise be in store?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Ouroboros

The ouroboros, as defined by the Google dictionary, is “a circular symbol depicting a snake, or less commonly a dragon, swallowing its tail, as an emblem of wholeness or infinity.” It looks something like this:

Friday’s drawing. Source: Google Images (original site: https://tribu.co.uk/products/ouroboros-snake-sterling-silver-ring)

Mega Millions was like the ouroboros in the June 29th drawing. Although nothing mystical happened, and the jackpot climbed to $256 million, Pattern-wise, the month ended the way it started. This is much like the snake eating its own tail.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 32, 47, 59, 68, and MB 23, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 162nd appearance.

Finishing what it started. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 371 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played on June 1st, 2018.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 44th appearance and has now played in 27.2% of the 162 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 371 drawings into account, this General Order has played 11.9% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order in the May 15th, 2018 drawing.

Now with eleven appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.79% of the 162 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.96% of all 371 drawings. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order previously played on April 17th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night. The lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations is what happened the last time this Pattern appeared!

July is right around the corner. Will there be a pre-Fourth of July blowout, or will Mega Millions have other plans?