A Mob of Combinations

Did you know that when the 14th falls on a Saturday, the chances of wild and crazy things happening goes up?

Okay, not really. But, there was plenty of wild and crazy action in Lotto Texas and Powerball. Whether you’re hoppin’ mad for Australia Plays or Specific Order debuts, October 14th had them. If you don’t fancy those sorts of things, there was a repeating Five-Number Combination. There was also a repeating Three-Number Combination, or two.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 15, 17, 23, 24, 44, and 53, there have been 200 appearances of both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order.

Six numbers. So many things. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1490 drawings in Lotto Texas, the Australia Play has appeared in 13.4% of them. We last saw one in the September 27th, 2017 drawing.

Five-Number Combination(s)

For the first time since July 23rd, 2016, a repeating Five-Number Combination showed its face in Lotto Texas.

Via GIPHY 

Good on ya, Australia Play!

The Five-Number Combination was 15, 23, 24, 44, and 53, and it made its debut in the May 21st, 2014 drawing.

One Combination. Fifteen months. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Four-Number Combination(s)

When there’s a repeating Five-Number Combination, there’s going to be five repeating Four-Number Combinations bundled inside. The Combinations were

  • 23, 24, 44, 53
  • 15, 24, 44, 53
  • 15, 23, 44, 53
  • 15, 23, 24, 53
  • 15, 23, 24, 44
One of these is not like the others. Source: lotterytrend.com.

The bottom four made their debut alongside the Five-Number Combination in the May 21st drawing we mentioned earlier. The top Combination appeared in that same drawing, naturally, but it’s a special one. Four-Number Combination 23, 24, 44, 53 made its debut about a year-and-a-half prior to the other four Combinations. It debuted in the November 24th, 2012 drawing, just two days after (US)Thanksgiving.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although there wasn’t an Australia Play here, Powerball saw a respectable amount of number action. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 62nd appearance with winning numbers 32, 37, 56, 66, 69, and PB 11.

These numbers were a bit quieter. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 29.2% of the 212 Powerball drawings, and was last seen in the September 20th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 21 appearances, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 33.9% of the 62 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has now played in 9.91% of all 212 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played in the September 13th, 2017 drawing.

Making its world debut was the 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 4.76% of the 21 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. Additionally, this Specific Order has played in 1.61% of the 62 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.47% of all 212 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The two repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 32, 66, 69 (Debuted May 11th, 2016)
  • 32, 56, PB 11 (Debuted October 21st, 2015)
Two Combinations together at the end. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Wednesday night be hopping with repeating Combinations, or will things mellow out?

An Encore on the Thirteenth

Friday the 13th is a day that makes triskaidekaphobes take extra precautions. When it happens in October, it takes on another layer. Being just a few weeks before Halloween is probably the reason why! For us here at Lottery Binge, the 13th is just another day, no matter what day of the week it falls on. Normally. This is the first Mega Millions drawing that we’ve analyzed that just so happens to fall on Friday the 13th. And there’s going to be another one six months from now.

Spoiler alert: The number 13 did not appear.

General Lottery Analysis

Instead, we saw an encore of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. The 123rd appearance of this Pattern was made possible by winning numbers 2, 7, 18, 26, 31, and MB 12.

Nothing unlucky here. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 29.6% of the 416 Mega Millions drawings.

Now having appeared in 45 drawings, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 36.6% of the 123 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 10.8% of all 416 drawings. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order in the September 15th, 2017 drawing.

With its third appearance, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 6.67% of the 45 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. Additionally, this Specific Order has played in 2.44% of the 123 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 416 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.72% of the time. To see when the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order previously played, we need to go back to the April 28th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Amidst all the fuss of Friday the 13th, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

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

Playback & Encore

After a Four-Number Combination appeared in Powerball this past weekend, anything right after would pale in comparison, right? Even though the night of October 11th wasn’t as explosive, there were still some big plays. The {3-2-1} Pattern streak was shattered in Lotto Texas. Meanwhile, Powerball saw a Pattern encore. And then some.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern pushed the {3-2-1} Pattern aside with winning numbers 3, 4, 6, 11, 19, and 38.

The streak is gone, ’cause {4-1-1} said so. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 163 drawings, and has appeared in 10.9% of the 1489 Lotto Texas drawings to date. Prior to Wednesday night, we last saw this Pattern on September 20th, 2017.

Making its 53rd appearance was the 4 1 1 Specific Order. This has played in 32.5% of the 163 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.56% of all 1485 drawing. The 4 1 1 Specific Order was seen alongside the {4-1-1} Pattern in the September 20th drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations here. What of Powerball?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of Saturday night, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance. This time around, the winning numbers were 1, 3, 13, 19, 69, and PB 23.

What did this {3-1-1-1} Pattern produce? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 41 times, and has appeared in 19.4% of the 211 Powerball drawings.

With ten appearances, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played in 24.4% of the 41 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 4.74% of all 211 drawings. When we last saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order, it was during the dog days of summer. More specifically, during the August 12th, 2017 drawing.

Powerball stole the night with big plays. One such play was the debut of the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order! This has now played in 10% of the ten drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. Additionally, this Specific Order has played in 2.44% of the 41 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.47% of all 211 drawings.

Four-Number Combination(s)

No, there weren’t any repeating Four-Number Combinations! But, there was some repeating Combination action.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Here is where the repeating Combination action took place. There was only one repeating Three-Number Combination: 1, 3, 13.

So much fun being at the top. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut earlier in the year. January 11th, 2017 to be precise.

Will either the {4-1-1} or {3-1-1-1} Patterns make another appearance Saturday night?

No Room for {3-1-1-1}

All streaks must come to an end. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern did not appear for the fourth time in a row. Right after an unprecedented three-peat, it was unceremoniously dethroned in the October 10th drawing. A more, ahem, common Pattern did the deed.

General Lottery Analysis

With 122 drawings, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern is the second-most commonly seen Pattern in Mega Millions.  Tuesday’s winning numbers were 7, 16, 24, 61, 62, and MB 2.

Goodbye {3-1-1-1} and hello {2-2-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 29.4% of the 415 Mega Millions drawings, and previously played September 26th, 2017.

Making its 36th appearance, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has now played in 29.5% of the 112 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 8.67% of all 415 drawings. We last saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order in the August 15th, 2017 drawing.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 19.4% of the 36 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.74% of the 122 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.69% of all 415 drawings. Before Tuesday night, the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order accompanied the [1-2-2-1] General Order in the earlier-mentioned August 15th drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 7, 16, MB 2.

Red looks good for the lone repeating Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the January 28th, 2014 drawing.

Will the number 13 appear in Friday’s drawing?

A Playback and a Storm of (Repeating) Combinations

True to the spirit of Saturday nights, October 7th was in the throes of parties. Number parties, that is. Lotto Texas saw a three-peat and Powerball? Powerball saw a repeating Four-Number Combination for the first time in seven weeks.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of Tuesday’s drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern ruled the night. Saturday night’s winning numbers were 2, 12, 28, 31, 32, and 42, bringing the total number of appearances to 775.

{3-2-1} reigns supreme. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52.1% of the 1488 drawings.

The 2 3 1 Specific Order has appeared in 128 drawings, and has played in 16.5% of the 775 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 8.60% of all 1488 drawings. Lately, it appears that this Specific Order is joined at the hip with the {3-2-1} Pattern, as it too was caught in the throes of a three-peat.

Contrary to popular expectations, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations here. As we hinted at earlier, that happened in Powerball.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

For those of you who’ve been following Lottery Binge, you know the rule. First the general analysis, and then the Combinations. Ahem.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 40th appearance, with winning numbers 10, 49, 61, 63, 65, and PB 7.

Powerball stole all the thunder. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in roughly 19% of the 210 Powerball drawings, and was last seen about a couple of weeks ago. More specifically, in the September 23rd drawing.

Now with 18 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 45% of the 40 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. And, this General Order has played in 8.57% of all 210 drawings. This General Order is not an encore appearance. To see when this General Order previously played, we need to go back to July 15th, 2017.

Making its fourth appearance, the 1 0 0 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 22.2% of the 18 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 10% of the 40 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.90% of all 210 drawings. And, like the [1-1-3-1] Specific Order, we need to go back to an earlier date to see when the 1 0 0 1 3 1 Specific Order previously played. In this case, we last saw the Specific Order in the June 21st, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

So, for the first time in seven weeks, a repeating Four-Number Combination showed its face in Powerball:

A repeating Four-Number Combination. In Powerball!? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Remember, repeating Four-Number Combinations are not common with Powerball! You know where it is common though? Lotto Texas.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, we can’t talk about a repeating Four-Number Combination without the Three-Number Combinations that were “birthed” from it, can we?

  • 63, 65, PB 7
  • 61, 65, PB 7
  • 61, 63, PB 7
  • 61, 63, 65
Altogether now. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

As is the nature of this type of occurrence, these four Combinations also made their debut in the November 16th, 2016 drawing.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Wednesday’s drawing? Will Powerball throw another zinger and play another repeating Four-Number Combination?

Oh Snap! {3-1-1-1} Did it Again!

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern is normally a quiet, unassuming Pattern. It doesn’t go around establishing streaks like {2-1-1-1-1}. Apparently, the urge to create a Pattern streak was overwhelming, because the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its third consecutive appearance in the October 6th drawing. This Pattern packed a punch. See, the three-peat wasn’t the only big thing of the evening.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 70th appearance with winning numbers 21, 33, 36, 45, 56, and MB 12.

A three-peat? Whodathunkit? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 16.9% of the 414 Mega Millions drawings.

With 21 appearances, the [1-3-1-1] General Order has now played in 30% of the 70 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 5.07% of all 414 drawings. We can safely say that the [1-3-1-1] General Order’s appearance was an encore. It played alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in this past Tuesday’s drawing.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 38.1% of the 21 drawings where the [1-3-1-1] General order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 11.4% of the 70 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.93% of all 414 drawings. Unlike the [1-3-1-1] General Order, this Specific Order did not make an encore. The last time we saw the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order was in the May 12th, 2017 drawing.

Similar Spread

The Mega Millions analyst informed me that there was a similar spread. The spread of the evening was 12:03:09:11. If we look at the April 17th, 2015 drawing, the winning numbers were 15, 18, 29, 41, 50, and MB 5, and the spread was 03:11:12:09. As is the case with similar spreads, the spreads may be the same, but the numbers played and the orders in which the spreads occur are different. This information will be passed on to our webmaster, and the Mega Millions site will be updated accordingly.

Three-Number Combination(s)

To add onto the momentum, there were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 33, 36, 45 (Debuted May 3rd, 2016)
  • 21, 56, MB 12 (Debuted October 17th, 2014)
Two repeating Combinations stuck in the middle. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Are Pattern streaks the new face of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, or will it disappear in Tuesday’s drawing?

On Opposite Sides

Lotto Texas and Powerball stood on opposite sides of the world. October 4th saw the {3-2-1} Pattern for both lotteries. Yet, it couldn’t be more different. For Lotto Texas, this is the King of Patterns. In Powerball, it’s just a quiet bystander. However, that doesn’t mean the quiet ones are always quiet. Something else was brewing in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

Lotto Texas loved the {3-2-1} Pattern so much that it played again. This time around, the winning numbers were 13, 17, 20, 29, 30, and 44.

Form of, {3-2-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52.1% of the 1487 Lotto Texas drawings.

Meanwhile, the 2 3 1 Specific Order made its 127th appearance. It has now played in 16.4% of the 774 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 8.54% of all 1487 drawings. The 2 3 1 Specific Order was seen alongside the {3-2-1} Pattern in this past Saturday’s drawing.

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

Powerball’s {3-2-1} Pattern made its eleventh appearance. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 22, 23, 62, 63, 66, and PB 24.

Another {3-2-1} Pattern. A copycat? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 5.26% of the 209 Powerball drawings, and previously played on September 27th, exactly one week prior.

With nine appearances, the [2-3-1] General Order has played in 81.8% of the 11 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 4.31% of all 209 Powerball drawings, and played alongside the {3-2-1} Pattern on September 27th.

Now with its second-ever appearance, the 0 2 0 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 22.2% of the 9 drawings where the [2-3-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 18.2% of the 11 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. Finally, when taking all 209 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 0.96% of the time. The 0 2 0 0 3 1 Specific Order made its debut earlier this year. More specifically, in the January 25th, 2017 drawing.

This {3-2-1} Pattern produced two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will these Patterns be seen again Saturday night, or will other Patterns have their turn?

Another Helping of {3-1-1-1}

Right off the heels of Friday night’s drawing, Mega Millions started October with a {3-1-1-1} encore. The October 3rd drawing also featured a Specific Order that hadn’t been seen in almost two years. Although we didn’t have a repeating Combination bonanza, there was a repeating Three-Number Combination or two.

With winning numbers 12, 18, 19, 25, 67, and MB 7, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 69th appearance.

Starting October where September left off. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have now been 413 drawings, this Pattern has now played in 16.7% of the 413 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its 20th appearance, and has now played in roughly 29% of the 69 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 4.84% of all 413 drawings. We last saw the [1-3-1-1] General Order in the August 18th, 2017 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 1 3 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 20 drawings where the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.35% of the 69 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.73% of all 413 drawings. Now, the 1 3 0 0 1 1 Specific Order is a special one indeed. It previously played in the December 18th, 2015 drawing. Talk about an early Christmas gift!

As for the repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening, they were as follows:

  • 12, 18, 25 (Debuted February 25th, 2014)
  • 12, 25, MB 7 (Debuted January 13th, 2015)
Two repeaters. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern go for the three-peat in Friday night’s drawing?

End the Month with a Common Pattern (or Two)

September has come and gone. With seventy-five percent of the year gone, the holiday season is right around the corner, and it’s never too early to get a head start on the Christmas shopping list, right? On the lottery side of things, September 30th wasn’t a blowout for either Lotto Texas or Powerball. However, the night was far from “boring”.

Lotto Texas

With winning numbers 1, 8, 19, 29, 36, and 45, the {3-2-1} Pattern has now played 773 times.

These numbers produced a repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52% of the 1486 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen September 16th, or two weeks prior.

Now with 126 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 773 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.48% of all 1486 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order played in the August 9th, 2017 drawing.

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 1, 19, 29, 36, which made its debut in the March 7th, 2012 drawing.

Caught in the middle. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 78th appearance, with winning numbers 8, 12, 25, 41, 64, and PB 15.

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

This Pattern has now played in 37.5% of the 208 Powerball drawings, and previously played on September 9th, 2017.

With seventeen appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has now played in 21.8% of the 78 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 8.17% of all 208 drawings, and was last seen August 19th, 2017.

With its fourth appearance, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.5% of the seventeen drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.13% of the 78 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.92% of all 208 drawings. The 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the February 11th, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination was 41, 64, and PB 15.

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

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

Will there be Pattern encores and rare plays for Lotto Texas and Powerball this October?