Twice is Nice, and it Came with Ice

Anyone fancy a barbecue?

After a rendezvous with snow last month, Lottery Trend headquarters got another blast of winter on January 16th. Houston and its suburbs got turned into a sprawling skating rink as other parts of the U.S. were blanketed in snow. ‘Tis better to look at ice and snow than to drive in it, though sometimes, it can’t be helped.

Only in Houston
Like the sage advice: Turn around, don’t face ice. Or something like it. Originally from KTRK, Houston’s ABC affiliate. Image is from http://www.everythinglubbock.com/news/state-regional/video-houston-drivers-go-wrong-way-on-freeway-to-avoid-ice/921966275

With a large chunk of the country firmly in winter’s grasp, and warmer temperatures a few days away, another phenomenon took place Tuesday night: A Pattern encore in Mega Millions.

You didn’t really think a winter storm would stop Mega Millions, did you?

General Lottery Analysis

After making a showing in this past Friday’s drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern slid back into the picture. With winning numbers 3, 11, 23, 29, 59, and MB 18, this Pattern has now played 141 times.

Winter has no power over Pattern encores. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 324 drawings in Mega Millions, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 43.5% of them.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order couldn’t resist the urge to make an encore, either. After 42 appearances, this General Order has now played in 29.8% of the 141 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 13.0% of all 324 drawings.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 42 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 4.26% of the 141 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Finally, when taking all 324 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 1.85% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was seen in the May 23rd, 2017 drawing. This Specific Order was reconfigured from the 2 1 1 1 0 1 seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

It was a no-go for repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat be the torch that warms up Friday night?

Saturday Means “Encore”

A lot can change in a week! In our January 6th post, we covered a crazy large Powerball jackpot. Although jackpots for both Lotto Texas and Powerball were at “normal” levels January 13th, other noteworthy things took place that night. One of these things was a Pattern encore.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 18, 19, 34, 37, 40, and 49, the {3-2-1} Pattern saw its 788th appearance out of 1516 drawings.

{3-2-1} is more than part of a countdown. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played roughly 52% of the time, and was last seen in the January 3rd, 2018 drawing.

The 1 2 3 Specific Order, now with 144 appearances, has played in 18.3% of the 788 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1516 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 9.56% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order played in the December 6th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations made an appearance. One made its debut over ten years ago!

Near the middle of the list, but they stand out. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

After making an appearance in this past Wednesday’s drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore. Its 88th appearance was marked by winning numbers 14, 25, 35, 58, 69, and PB 24.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern came back for more. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 238 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played roughly 37% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, with 26 appearances to date, has played in 29.5% of the 88 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.9% of all 233 drawings. The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order was seen alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in this past Wednesday’s drawing.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 30.8% of the 26 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This statistic becomes 9.09% when looking at the 88 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} appeared. Finally, when taking all 238 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 3.36% of the time. We last saw the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order in the September 9th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 25, 35, 58, made its debut in the July 20th, 2016 drawing.

Right in the middle. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern make an encore this coming Wednesday? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat?

 

A Pattern for the Modern Age

Mega Millions strayed away from another playback. In fact, there were no “wild and crazy” plays Mega Millions is (in)famous for Friday night. However, the January 12th drawing had something for whose who dig repeating Combinations of the Three-Number kind.

General Lottery Analysis

Friday night saw the 140th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, its first since the January 2nd, 2018 drawing. The winning numbers were 17, 18, 33, 46, 60, and MB 24.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is never gone for very long. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With 323 drawings in Mega Millions, this Pattern has played in 43.3% of them.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 41 appearances, has played in 29.3% of the 140 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 12.7% when looking at all 323 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was seen December 15th, 2017.

Making its 12th appearance was the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 29.3% of the 41 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order of the evening. Out of the 140 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, this Specific Order has played 8.57% of the time. Finally, when studying all 323 drawings, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 3.72% of the time. This Specific Order previously played in the October 24th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday evening:

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

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

Grounded

The buzz has died down in Powerball. With only one winner of the $559 million jackpot, the prize returned to a more “acceptable” level. Even without crazy-high jackpots, January 10th was a good night for Lotto Texas and Powerball fans who dig repeating Combinations.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 167th appearance with winning numbers 4, 5, 15, 17, 28, and 54.

Representing the {4-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Out of the 1515 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in roughly 11% of them. Prior to Wednesday night, the {4-1-1} Pattern played in the November 22nd, 2017 drawing.

The 4 1 1 Specific Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 167 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 3.63% of all 1515 drawings. We last saw the 4 1 1 Specific Order in the November 15th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 4, 15, 17, and 54.

Caught in the middle, but sticking out. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the August 13th, 2011 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 24, 33, 49, 50, and PB 4, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern finally made an appearance in 2018! This Pattern has now played 87 times.

Hello, {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. We were wondering when you’d show. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 237 drawings to date, this Pattern has played 36.7% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen December 30th, 2017.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 25th appearance, and has played in 28.7% of the 87 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 237 drawings, this General Order has played 10.5% of the time.  This General Order previously played in the December 9th, 2017 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16% of the 25 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 4.60% of the 87 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared. Finally, when looking at all 237 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.69% of the time. The 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the July 29th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Speaking of summer, repeating Three-Number Combination 33, 49, 50 made its debut in the August 17th, 2016 drawing.

Another summer Combo. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either the {4-1-1} Pattern or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore Saturday night?

 

Gone, But Not Forgotten

This past Friday was one to remember:

  1. Parts of the Eastern US were feeling the frigid effects/aftermath of a winter storm.
  2. There were three Mega Millions winners, with only one winning the coveted $450 million prize. The other two walked away with at least $1 million, which is nothing to sneeze at.

Although January 9th’s Mega Millions had a much smaller jackpot, Friday night lingered on. Sort of.

General Lottery Analysis

Remember the {2-2-1-1} Pattern? Not only did it play this past Friday, it played again Tuesday night. The 92nd appearance was highlighted by winning numbers 16, 29, 31, 65, 67, and MB 23.

Some parts of January 5th live on. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With 322 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 28.57% of the time.

Along for the ride was the [1-2-2-1] General Order, which also appeared this past Friday. Now with 32 appearances, this General Order has played in 34.8% of the 92 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 322 drawings, this General Order has played in 9.94% of them.

The 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order, now with five appearances, has played in 15.625% of the 32 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.43% of the 92 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Finally, when taking all 322 drawings into account, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played 1.55% of the time. This too was last seen in this past Friday’s drawing.

We’re only ten days into 2018, and we’ve already seen a playback! That is, the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order all played together in a previous drawing. And, this occurred with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, the second-most commonly seen Pattern in Mega Millions. When it comes to big plays, could the {2-2-1-1} Pattern give the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern a run for its money this year?

Three Number Combination(s)

Not every element of Friday lingered. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go for the three-peat? Could a playback encore take place? We’ll just have to wait until Friday night!

Big Things in Small Packages

The saying “Big things come in small packages” is one way to describe the night of January 6th. Lotto Texas may have repeating Four-Number Combinations from at least fifteen years ago, but Powerball has insanely high jackpots! Speaking of, Powerball stole the show, with a player in New Hampshire made $559 million richer. Lotto Texas, however, shall not be ignored. With Powerball getting all the media attention, one mustn’t forget that two lotteries play on Saturday nights.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 11, 30, 32, 38, and 44, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 205th appearance.

Overshadowed by Powerball. Source: lotterytrend.com.

As of the 1514th Lotto Texas drawing, an Australia Play has occurred 13.5% of the time. We last saw one in the December 13th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Thrilling as Australia Plays may be, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations Saturday night.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern gave it another go, with winning numbers 12, 29, 30, 33, 61, and PB 26. This time, someone walked away very happy.

The power of Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 47 of the 236 Powerball drawings. Statistically, that puts this Pattern at having played 19.9% of the time.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with fifteen appearances, has played in 31.9% of the 47 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 6.36% of all 236 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order was seen December 2nd, 2017.

The big night in Powerball also saw the debut of the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 6.67% of the fifteen drawings where the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared, and 2.13% of the 47 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Finally, when taking all 236 drawings into account, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played 0.42% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball thought an insanely high jackpot was enough. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will either Pattern repeat in Wednesday’s drawing? Will there be more debuting Specific Orders?

A Mega Millions Winner is Crowned

Of the three lotteries we cover at Lottery Binge, Mega Millions is usually the most flashy one. First week of the new year, and someone won the enormous $450 million jackpot! And, two Houston-area locals won at least $1 million. Congratulations to everyone who won.

There were a couple of interesting observations regarding the winning Pattern Friday night. Not only did it play in the second Mega Millions drawing of 2018, it’s also the second-most Common Pattern.

General Lottery Analysis

The January 5th drawing saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern play for the 91st time, with winning numbers 28, 30, 39, 59, 70, and MB 10.

Thanks to these numbers, someone is $450 million richer. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 321 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 28.3% of them. This was the Pattern that closed out 2017. For Mega Millions, at least.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 31st appearance, and has now played in 34.1% of the 91 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Taking all 321 drawings into account, this General Order has played 9.66% of the time. We last saw this General Order in the October 10th, 2017 drawing.

Now having played four times, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.9% of the 31 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order appeared. Out of the 91 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played, this Specific Order has appeared 4.40% of the time. Finally, when taking all 321 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played in 1.25% of them. Prior to Friday night, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen in the March 10th, 2017 drawing. This was configured from the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

Not only was there a winner Friday night, there were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Bookends or sandwich? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Things are starting to warm up in Mega Millions. Will the thaw continue next week?

A Second Wind

Unlike what we saw with Mega Millions, January 3rd was an active night. Just as well, what with most people having gone back to work. How did Lotto Texas and Powerball ring in the new year? Let’s find out.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas started 2018 the same way it ended 2017, with the {3-2-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 6, 8, 21, 33, 34, and 47, this Pattern has now played 787 times.

Starting 2018 the way 2017 ended. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1513 drawings to date, this Pattern has played roughly 52% of the time.

Now with 129 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.4% of the 787 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1513 drawings, this Specific Order has played 8.53% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order was last seen October 7th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 6, 8, 34, and 47.

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

This Combination made its debut over two years ago, in the August 12th, 2015 drawing.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball started the year with a Pattern that doesn’t play often. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 46th appearance with winning numbers 2, 18, 37, 39, 42, and PB 12.

Still no winner. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 19.6% of the 235 Powerball drawings, and played just before Christmas. More specifically, in the December 23rd, 2017 drawing.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 21 appearances, has played in 45.7% of the 46 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 8.94% when looking at all 235 drawings. We last saw this General Order in the December 20th, 2017 drawing.

With two appearances, the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.52% of the 21 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.35% of the 46 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern appeared. Finally, when looking at all 235 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.85% of the time. The 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the February 15th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 18, 37, 39.

Same season, different year. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Like the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, it too played during the Christmas season. However, it was the Christmas prior. This Combination made its debut in the December 14th, 2016 drawing.

How will Lotto Texas and Powerball end the first week of 2018?

New Year, New Pattern

We’re only three days into the new year, and we’ve already had a Mega Millions drawing! In our last Mega Millions post, we covered the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. It was the Pattern that kicked off, and closed out, 2017. This time, it was another Pattern that had the honor of greeting 2018.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, Master of Pattern Streaks, made its 139th appearance in the January 2nd drawing. The winning numbers were 1, 42, 47, 64, 70, and MB 22.

Starting the year with {2-1-1-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With 320 Mega Millions drawings so far, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 43.4% of the time. We last saw this Pattern in the December 15th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 34 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 24.5% of the 139 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 320 drawings, this General Order has played 10.625% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order was seen in the December 8th, 2017 drawing.

The 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order, now with 13 appearances, has now played in 38.2% of the 34 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. In fact, it was seen along said General Order in the December 8th drawing. This Specific Order has also played in 9.35% of the 139 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Finally, when taking all 320 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 4.0625% of the time.

Three Number Combination(s)

As the world recuperated from the New Year’s festivities, it was fitting that there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

What lies in store for Mega Millions this year?