{3-1-1-1} Pattern + (Repeating) Combinations = A Decent Finish

Last month, Mega Millions ended the way it started. That is, the Pattern that kicked off December was also the last Pattern. This was appropriate, seeing as the year was ending. Nothing better than sending the year off with a bang, right? That sort of thing should carry on right into the new year, yeah?

To fit the “drab” mood oft associated with January after New Year’s in our part of the world, Mega Millions didn’t end the month with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, which played January 2nd. That would’ve been something: A Pattern encore and ending January the way it started! Instead, the January 30th drawing provided something a bit more “Combination-y”.

General Lottery Analysis

The 64th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was marked by winning numbers 29, 41, 42, 49, 57 and MB 24.

64 times is respectable for the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 19.5% of the 328 Mega Millions drawings, and previously played December 22nd, 2017.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 21 appearances, has played in roughly 32.8% of the 64 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 6.40% of all 328 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played on July 7th, 2017. Note that this is 21 appearances under the 70-25 system.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 9.52% of the 21 drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.125% of the 64 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the Pattern of the evening. Finally, when taking all 328 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 0.61% of the time. The 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the June 14th, 2016 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The two repeating Three-Number Combinations were

  • 41, 42, 49 (Debuted July 1st, 2016)
  • 41, 42, 57 (Debuted November 8th, 2013)
Bundled together in the middle. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern go for the encore and start off February?

Saturday Belonged to the Playback

Here at Lottery Binge, we don’t just cover the winning numbers. For nearly two years, we’ve brought the scoop on Pattern streaks, and some of the madness beneath them. One such element is the playback. For our new readers, or for our readers who need a refresher, a playback occurs when the Pattern, General Order (not applicable to Lotto Texas), and Specific Order have appeared together in a previous lottery drawing. Lotto Texas delivered on Saturday night, and Powerball came close.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 9, 12, 17, 20, and 23, the {4-2} Pattern made its 169th appearance in the January 27th drawing.

An uncommon Pattern that packed a lot of power. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Now that there have been 1520 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 11.1% of the time.

The 4 2 0 Specific Order, now with 34 appearances, has played in 20.1% of the 169 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1520 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.24% of the time.

Both the {4-2} Pattern and the 4 2 0 Specific Order previously played in the September 23rd, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations Saturday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 14th appearance with winning numbers 17, 21, 26, 47, 54, and PB 7. Note that unlike the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, this {3-2-1} Pattern is not common here.

{3-2-1} in Powerball has a different meaning. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 242 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 5.79% of them.

With four appearances, the [3-2-1] General Order has played in 28.6% of the 14 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 242 drawings, this Pattern has played 1.65% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the [3-2-1] General Order were last seen in the November 29th, 2017.

What kept Powerball from seeing a playback was the debut of the 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 25% of the four drawings where the [3-2-1] General Order has appeared. When looking at the 14 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, this Specific Order has played 7.14% of the time. Finally, when looking at all 242 drawings, the 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played 0.41% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The debut of a Specific Order was sufficient enough for Powerball in the “big play” department. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will either Lotto Texas or Powerball end the month with a Pattern encore or even a playback?

 

A Chill for Mega Millions?

Things looked to be heating up in Mega Millions over the past few drawings. With a Pattern three-peat, and repeating Three-Number Combinations, it looked to be a scorcher. A change of course took place on January 26th. Compared to what we saw recently, Friday night’s drawing left us feeling a little cooler.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 143rd appearance, with winning numbers 10, 16, 27, 38, 43, and MB 1.

Not as big a punch Friday night. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With 327 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 43.7% of them. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern previously played on January 19th, 2018, and was the very Pattern that had the three-peat earlier this month.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 30 appearances, has played in about 21% of the 143 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 9.17% of all 327 drawings. The [1-2-1-1-1] was seen alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the previously mentioned January 19th drawing.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 30 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.90% of the 143 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 327 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 2.14% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen September 13th, 2016. This Specific Order was reconfigured from the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

A lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations is one way to chill things down.

Will Mega Millions end the month with a bang in Tuesday’s drawing?

A Little Bit Warmer Now

If this past Saturday was warm, then January 24th was hot! Wednesday night was a big night for those who love seeing repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations. Powerball had the lion’s share of the action.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 16, 34, 43, 45, and 53, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 789 times.

The most common Pattern strikes again. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 51.9% of the 1519 Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Pattern was seen January 13th, 2018.

The Specific Order of the evening was 2 1 3. Now that it has played 115 times, it has appeared in 14.6% of the 789 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1519 drawings, this Specific Order has played 7.57% of the time. We last saw the 2 1 3 Specific Order in the October 21st, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination was 8, 34, 45, and 53.

It’s good to stand out. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the January 18th, 2012 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 48th appearance with winning numbers 5, 9, 11, 33, 64, and PB 21.

A lot of action bundled inside. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 19.9% of 241 drawings and was last seen January 6th, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 12 appearances, has played in 25% of the 48 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has played in 4.98% of the 241 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order previously played December 23rd, 2017.

One of the biggest events of evening was the debut of the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 8.33% of the 12 drawings where [3-1-1-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 2.08% of the 48 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern appeared. Finally, when looking at all 241 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.41% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the {3-1-1-1} Pattern were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two big things. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will there be more repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations Saturday night?

A Thaw-some Play

Yes, it’s still winter here in Lottery Trend Country. No, it’s not as cold. In fact, things heated up in the January 23rd Mega Millions drawing. We’re going to start with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak.

It got broken.

General Lottery Analysis

Instead of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern four-peat, we were treated to the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 2, 6, 30, 31, 55, and MB 7, this Pattern has played 93 times.

The night belonged to the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 326 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.5% of the time. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen January 9th, 2018.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 34 appearances, has played in 36.6% of the 93 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 326 drawings, this General Order has played 10.4% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order previously played in the December 29th, 2017 drawing.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20.6% of the 34 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. When looking at the 93 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, this Specific Order has played 7.53% of the time. Finally, when taking all 326 drawings into account, the 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played 2.15% of the time. We last saw this Specific Order in the April 25th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the {2-2-1-1} Pattern were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 6, 30, 31 (Debuted July 17th, 2015)
  • 2, 31, MB 7 (Debuted December 12th, 2014)
Bundled together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

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

And the Heat Goes On

The January thaw continued, and things heated up for Lottery Trend the night of January 20th. For those of you who like Australia Plays, Saturday night was your night! Powerball, on the other hand, dipped its foot in the playback pool.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas liked the Australia Play so much, that it made an encore. With winning numbers 8, 12, 24, 25, 47, and 54, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 207 times.

Haven’t seen an Australia Play encore in a while. Source: lotterytrend.com.

The Australia Play has appeared in 13.6% of the 1518 Lotto Texas drawings.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The encore was enough, it seems. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 71st appearance with numbers 26, 28, 47, 49, 58, and PB 3.

Six numbers. One playback. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 29.6% of the 240 Powerball drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 28 appearances, has played in 39.4% of the 71 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.67% of all 240 drawings.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.7% of the 28 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 4.23% of the 71 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1}. Finally, when looking at all 240 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.25% of the time.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern, the [2-2-1-1] General Order, and the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order were all seen together in the December 6th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 26, 58, and PB 3, made its debut in the June 10th, 2017 drawing.

Somewhere in the middle, yet standing out. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will there be more playbacks and encores next week?

Warming Up with Mega Millions

After starting the week with a winter storm, we come now to a January thaw. Right now, at Lottery Trend headquarters, all the ice has gone and we’re receiving “regular” rain. We’re not meteorologists, so we’ll leave predicting the weather to the professionals. What we can do is let everyone know that Mega Millions kicked off the weekend with a Pattern three-peat.

General Lottery Analysis

January 19th saw the third consecutive appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 3, 17, 23, 49, 66, and MB 23. This Pattern has now played 142 times.

Three-time charmer, that {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 325 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.7% of them.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 29 appearances, has played in 20.4% of the 142 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 8.92% when looking at all 325 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order was seen September 12th, 2017.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.1% of the 29 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.93% of the 142 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 2.15% of all 325 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order in the August 9th, 2016 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

Looks like Mega Millions took a break from repeating Three-Number Combinations this week.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak continue into Tuesday’s drawing?

Extremities

The weather has been extreme these past few days. On one end, sub-freezing temperatures drove most U.S. Southerners inside, to the point that the streets were abandoned. Siberians, on the other hand, took selfies of themselves with frozen eyelashes in sub-zero temperatures. At the other end, it was hot enough in Australia that the brains of bats were boiling.

So far, 2018 has been a year of extremes in the lottery world as well. The year started with an insanely huge jackpot in Powerball, and then things cooled down a bit. January 17th saw things heat up for both Lotto Texas and Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 16, 19, 33, 40, and 46, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order played for 206th time Wednesday night.

Warming up for the rest of the night. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1517 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has occurred 13.6% of the time. Interestingly, we last saw one in the January 6th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

An Australia Play wasn’t the only big thing to happen in Lotto Texas. There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 9, 19, 33, 46 (Debuted June 5th, 2010)
  • 9, 16, 19, 40 (Debuted October 10th, 2009)
Ice beginning to melt. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

On the Powerball side of things, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, right off the heels of this past Saturday, went for the three-peat. With winning number 3, 33, 37, 51, 57, and PB 21, this Pattern has now played 89 times.

Sizzling hot three-peat. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Out of the 239 Powerball drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 37.2% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 26th appearance, and has now played in 29.2% of the 89 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 239 drawings, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played 10.9% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, this General Order was seen in the December 30th, 2017 drawing.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 34.6% of the 26 drawings where [1-2-1-1-1] was the General Order of the evening. This statistic becomes 10.1% when looking at the 89 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 239 drawings into account, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played 3.77% of the time. We last saw this Specific Order in the December 16th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 37, 57, and PB 21.

Near the top and seeing above the snowdrift. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the November 21st, 2015 drawing.

Will Saturday’s drawing give way to a fourth consecutive appearance for Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern? Will the Australia Play make an encore in Lotto Texas?

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?