End-of-Month Repeating Combination Blowout

Mega Millions was never one to pass up big plays. Instead of playing an extremely rare Pattern, or even a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore, another route was taken. For those of you who get a kick out of repeating Three-Number Combinations, September 29th was your night! Friday saw a whopping six, count ‘em six repeating Three-Number Combinations. What triggered such a large number? We’ll get to that in a minute, but first, this general Mega Millions analysis.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 68th appearance, with winning numbers 25, 51, 62, 73, 74, and MB 7.

Six numbers have a lot of power. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 16.5% of the 412 drawings and was last seen earlier in the month. More specifically, in the September 8th drawing.

Now with 26 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 38.2% of the 68 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 6.31% of all 412 drawings. Prior to Friday night, this General Order played in the August 22nd, 2017 drawing.

Making its third-ever appearance was the 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 11.5% of the 26 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared, and in 4.41% of the 68 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 0.73% of all 412 drawings, and previously played on June 13th, 2017.

And now for the repeating Combinations bonanza. Part of what made this night so full of repeating Combinations was that there was a repeating Four-Number Combination. Repeating Four-Number Combinations are no stranger to Lotto Texas, but in Mega Millions, they don’t come by very often. This Combination was 25, 62, 74, and MB 7.

Standing out above the crowd. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of course, with a repeating Four-Number Combination, there are four repeating Three-Number Combinations nestled within:

  • 62, 74, MB 7
  • 25, 74, MB 7
  • 25, 62, MB 7
  • 25, 62, 74
Blue outnumbers Red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

These Combinations, and of course, the “mother” Four-Number Combination, made their debut in the December 29th, 2015 drawing.

These weren’t the only Combinations of the evening. In fact, there were two more repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 25, 51, 73 (Debuted September 16th, 2014)
  • 25, 51, MB 7 (Debuted January 13th, 2015)

Will Tuesday’s drawing see a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore, or will the not often seen repeating Four-Number Combination make another appearance?

Hopping Along with a Callback

Autumn, of course, is when temperatures start to cool down. The term “Cool down” didn’t apply to either Lotto Texas or Powerball. To commemorate the first full week of autumn, there was an Australia Play and a callback to a drawing from right before Harvey. Question is, which pattern saw what play the night of September 27th?

Lotto Texas

The {2-2-2} Pattern bounded its way to its 199th appearance. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 2, 6, 26, 32, 42, and 49.

An Australia Play to start autumn. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Now, given that was an Australia Play, the 2 2 2 Specific Order also made its 199th appearance. Both have now played in 13.4% of the 1485 Lotto Texas drawing, and previously played on July 15th, 2017.

Powerball

Unlike the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, Powerball’s {3-2-1} Pattern is rare indeed. Out of 207 drawings, this Pattern made its 10th appearance Wednesday. The winning numbers for the big 1-0 were 8, 10, 21, 23, 25, and PB 22.

A not-so-common Pattern shined Wednesday night. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 4.83% of the 207 drawings.

With eight appearances, the [2-3-1] General Order has played in 80% of the 10 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.86% of all 207 drawings.

Now with two appearances, the 2 3 0 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 8 drawings where the [2-3-1] General Order has appeared, and in 20% of the 10 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has now played in roughly one percent of all 207 drawings.

Powerball’s Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order were all seen together in the August 23rd, 2017 drawing!

Technically speaking, an Australia Play is a callback. On this blog, the term will be used to describe an occurrence of a Pattern, General Order (when applicable), and Specific Order that played together in a previous drawing, and are not part of an Australia Play.

Our Powerball coverage concludes with the lone Three-Number Combination of the evening: 8, 10, and PB 22.

It’s lonely at the (near) top. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 3rd, 2016 drawing.

Will Saturday’s drawing see more callbacks? Will both Lotto Texas and Powerball see the {3-2-1} Pattern?

A Mellow Start to Autumn

In our last Mega Millions post, we wondered if the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern would make an encore. What better way to start autumn than with the Pattern that reigned over Mega Millions this summer, right? Well, that wasn’t to be. The September 26th drawing did see something interesting with its Specific Order.

Tuesday’s drawing saw the 121st appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers this time were 1, 10, 57, 66, 75, and MB 4.

Mega Millions winning numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 29.4% of the 411 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen on September 15th, 2017.

With 42 appearances, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 34.7% of the 121 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.2% of all 411 drawings. This General Order was last seen in the July 28th, 2017 drawing.

Making its fifth appearance, the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 11.9% of the 42 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared, and in 4.13% of the 121 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has now played in 1.22% of all 411 drawings. Believe it or not, the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order hadn’t been seen in over a year! Prior to Tuesday night, this Specific Order was seen in the August 23rd, 2016 drawing.

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will Mega Millions end the month with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore?

Falling for Uncommon Patterns and (Repeating) Combinations

Autumn has arrived in Lottery Trend Country. This is a time of cooler temperatures, shortening daytime hours, and of course, pumpkin spice lattes. Before we get far down the rabbit hole of said lattes and autumnal spices, we have the matter of the Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings to cover. September 23rd didn’t see a blowout for either lottery, but there were a couple of interesting plays, especially in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

With winning numbers 8, 10, 14, 17, 28, and 29, the {4-2} Pattern has now played 168 times.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 11.3% of the 1484 Lotto Texas drawings, and prior to Saturday night, was last seen on September 13th, 2017.

Making its 33rd appearance, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 19.6% of the 168 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.22% of all 1484 drawings, and previously played on August 16th, 2017.

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

The 39th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was marked by winning numbers 24, 45, 55, 56, 57, and PB 19.

Powerball’s winning numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 18.9% of the 206 drawings, and was last seen August 12th, 2017.

Now with thirteen appearances, the [1-3-1-1] General Order has played in roughly 33.3% of the 39 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 6.31% of all 206 drawings. We last saw the [1-3-1-1] General Order in the May 24th, 2017 drawing.

The 0 1 0 3 1 1 Specific Order made its second appearance, and has now played in 15.4% of the 13 drawings where the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.13% of the 39 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.97% of all 206 drawings. This Specific Order hadn’t been seen in nearly eighteen months. In fact, it made its debut in the March 30th, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations in a sea of singles. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either the {4-2} or the {3-1-1-1} Pattern see an encore Wednesday night?

A {2-1-1-1-1} Summer

Summer 2017 had its share of streaks and lulls in Mega Millions. The September 22nd drawing saw that ever-so-lovable {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Although it wasn’t an encore, it’s interesting that this was the Pattern that Mega Millions decided to end the season with. In fact, this Pattern was used to kick off summer.

Now with 172 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is the reigning champion of Mega Millions. Friday’s winning numbers were 5, 39, 54, 63, 66, and MB 15.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in approximately 42% of the 410 drawings, and was last seen on September 12th, 2017.

Making its 42nd appearance was the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order. This General Order has played in 24.4% of the 172 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.2% of all 410 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order previously played in the September 5th, 2017 drawing.

With fifteen appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 35.7% of the 42 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 8.72% of the 172 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.66% of all 410 drawings. We last saw this Specific Order in the June 2nd, 2017 drawing.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was accompanied by repeating Three-Number Combination 5, 54, and 63.

At the bottom, yet on top. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut a little more than two years ago. More specifically, in the August 25th, 2015 drawing.

Will the fall season begin with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak?

A Big Playback and a World Debut

Summer has come and gone for Lotto Texas and Powerball. Although there were no encores, nor repeating Four-Number or Three-Number Combinations, there were a couple of interesting plays September 20th.

Lotto Texas

With winning numbers 7, 12, 13, 15, 19, and 37, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 162nd appearance in Lotto Texas.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

To date, there have been 1483 drawings, and this Pattern has played in 10.9% of them.

Now with 52 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.1% of the 162 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.51% of all 1483 drawings.

What made Wednesday night’s Lotto Texas drawing interesting was that both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 4 1 1 Specific Order were seen together earlier this month! More specifically, on September 2nd, 2017.

Powerball

Wednesday night’s winning numbers for Powerball were 39, 48, 53, 67, 68, and PB 26, marking the 61st appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern.

Winning Powerball numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 29.8% of the 205 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on September 13th, 2017.

Making its 18th appearance was the [1-2-2-1] General Order, now having played in 29.5% of the 61 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 8.78% of all 205 drawings. We last saw this General Order March 25th, 2017.

Our Powerball coverage concludes with the world debut of the 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order. As of Wednesday night, this Specific Order has played in 5.56% of the 18 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 1.64% of the 61 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.49% of all 205 drawings.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball welcome fall with big plays of their own Saturday night, or will they welcome the season with little fanfare?

An Australia Play with a Combination Chaser

Please keep the people of Puerto Rico, Dominica, and Mexico in your thoughts and prayers. Puerto Rico and Dominica are both dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Maria, and Mexico was hit by two earthquakes, with several hundred dead.

September 19th marked the penultimate Mega Millions drawing of the summer this year. How interesting that Tuesday night’s drawing featured an Australia Play! Was it because it hadn’t played in six months, or was it because in Australia, spring is right around the corner?

With winning numbers 9, 28, 31, 50, 61, and MB 10, the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 14th appearance.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The thing about an Australia Play in Mega Millions is that both the [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order also made their 14th appearance. Given that there have been 409 Mega Millions drawings to date, the Australia Play has played 3.42% of the time. We last saw an Australia Play in the March 7th, 2017 drawing.

Hopping alongside the Australia Play were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

To think these debuted within two weeks of each other. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions says goodbye to summer in Lottery Trend Country this Friday. Will there be a big shakeup, or will the evening be a quiet one?

The 4-1-1 on Major Plays

There were no encores for either Lotto Texas or Powerball the night of September 16th. Yet, it was far from a quiet night. Although Lotto Texas saw a repeating Four-Number Combination, it was Powerball that saw the biggest play of the evening. One of the biggest was the appearance of a Pattern so rare that it had only played twice before, and made one player $133 million richer.

Lotto Texas

With winning numbers 4, 9, 18, 36, 40, and 41, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 772nd appearance.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.1% of the 1482 Lotto Texas drawings, and was seen in the September 9th drawing exactly one week ago.

Making its 142nd appearance was the 3 1 2 Specific Order, which has now played in 18.4% of the 772 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 9.58% of the 1482 drawings to date, and previously played on September 6th, 2017.

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 9, 18, 40, and 41.

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the August 6th, 2016 drawing. Compared to most repeating Four-Number Combinations we’ve discussed, this one is recent.

Powerball

For the third time ever, the {4-1-1} Pattern played in Powerball! The winning numbers were 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, and PB 24.

Winning Powerball numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 1.47% of the 204 Powerball drawings. We last saw this Pattern over a year ago. More specifically, the August 17th, 2016 drawing.

With its second appearance, the [4-1-1] General Order has played in 67% of the three drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 0.98% of all 204 drawings. This General Order made its debut in the April 13th, 2016 drawing.

Making its world debut in Powerball was the 0 4 1 0 0 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 50% of the two drawings where the [4-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 33% of the three drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 0.49% of all 204 drawings.

So far, it looks like Lotto Texas and Powerball are getting ready for a big send-off to summer. Will the momentum continue into next week?

All Quiet on the Mega Millions Front

The September 15th Mega Millions drawing ended the week the way it started. No, there wasn’t an encore of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. There weren’t any repeating Three-Number Combinations, either. Yet, even though Friday was quiet, the biggest surprise of the evening was the Specific Order. More specifically, the last time it appeared.

With winning numbers 18, 24, 34, 38, 58, and MB 3, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played 120 times.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 29.4% of the 408 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen in the August 15th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 44 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 36.7% of the 120 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.8% of all 408 drawings. We last saw this General Order in the August 1st, 2017 drawing.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the sixth appearance of the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 13.6% of the 44 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 5% of the 120 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 1.47% of all 408 drawings. What makes the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order interesting is that until Friday night, it hadn’t played in almost two years. This Specific Order previously played in the November 13th, 2015 drawing.

With next week being the final week of summer, will Mega Millions give the season a big send-off?

September Spice

September is nearly halfway over, and it’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. Although autumn doesn’t start until September 22nd (or 23rd), Lotto Texas and Powerball were getting ready for a big send off. That is, if the results from September 13th were anything to go by. Whether it was a Pattern that doesn’t show up often in Lotto Texas, or three repeating Three-Number Combinations in Powerball, Wednesday night was far from boring!

Of course, if you’re reading from the Southern Hemisphere, replace “winter” with “spring”.

Lotto Texas

With winning numbers 24, 35, 40, 42, 45, and 48, the {4-2} Pattern made its 167th appearance.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11.3% of the 1481 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen on August 16th, 2017.

Now with 29 appearances, the 0 2 4 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 167 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.96% of all 1481 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Specific Order played in the December 14th, 2016 drawing.

Here’s a real treat: 35, 40, 42, and 48, the sole repeating Four-Number Combination, made its debut nearly nine-and-a-half years ago! To be more specific, this Combination made its debut in the March 19th, 2008 drawing.

The sole survivor. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 60th appearance, with winning numbers 17, 24, 35, 57, 63, and PB 19.

Winning Powerball numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 29.6% of the 203 Powerball drawings, and previously played in the September 6th, 2017 drawing.

Making its 20th appearance, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has now played in 33.3% of the 60 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.85% of all 203 drawings. This General Order was seen alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern exactly a week prior.

With its third appearance, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 20 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 60 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.48% of all 203 drawings. We last saw the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order in the May 13th, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 24, 35, PB 19 (Debuted August 12th, 2017)
  • 24, 63, PB 19 (Debuted March 30th, 2016)
  • 17, 64, PB 19 (Debuted May 13th, 2017)
A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With only two more drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball left this summer, was Wednesday night truly a sign of things to come?