The Kick is In

After the March 30th Mega Millions drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak is no more. Never fret, streak lovers! Pattern streaks are bound to show up again this year. What caused the upset? Why, none other than the Australia Play of course! Not only did it kick the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern out of its streak, it made one player in New Jersey $521 million richer.

General Lottery Analysis

The eighth-ever Mega Millions Australia Play was thanks to winning numbers 11, 28, 31, 48, 59, and MB 1.

Knocked off its pedestal by a rare play. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 345 Mega Millions drawings, that means the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have all played 2.32% of the time. We last saw an Australia Play in the September 19th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Although an Australia Play came bounding across the numbers terrain, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Instead of going out like a lamb, Mega Millions was more like a roaring sheep. We end March’s Mega Millions coverage with a demolished Pattern streak, and an Australia Play that went solo. Makes for a short post, we’ll admit.

Will April start with an Australia Play encore?

The {3-2-1} Pattern Connection

March 28th was a night for the Lotto Texas history books. The {3-2-1} Pattern did what no other Pattern, save one, had done before. Coincidentally, it too is dominating its lottery with a Pattern streak. From what we’ve observed lately, it’s safe to say that Pattern streaks are the easiest way for the most commonly seen Pattern to remain so.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

On Wednesday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played for the sixth time in a row! Its 801st appearance was thanks to winning numbers 3, 13, 15, 22, 27, and 38.

The {3-2-1} Pattern train showed no signs of stopping! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given the 1537 Lotto Texas drawings thus far, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time.

Now with 141 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 801 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-2-1}. This Specific Order has also played in 9.17% of all 1537 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played in the March 14th, 2018 drawing. Wouldn’t it have been something if there had been a playback?

Four-Number Combination(s)

Playback or no, the {3-2-1} Pattern has loved to grandstand this month. Wednesday night saw two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 13, 22, 27, 38 (Debuted October 4th, 2006)
  • 3, 13, 15, 38 (Debuted September 4th, 2013)
What would a six-time appearance be like without repeating Three-Number Combinations? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Although Lotto Texas has been outshining Powerball lately, the latter quietly chugged along and delivered the goodies.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 8, 26, 52, 53, and PB 21, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 75th appearance.

Humble Powerball with the humble {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 259 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 29% of them, and was last seen in the March 3rd, 2018 drawing.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 25th appearance and has now played in roughly 33.3% of the 75 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern This General Order has also played in 9.65% of all 259 drawings. The [2-1-2-1] General Order previously played in the February 24th, 2018 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 25 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.67% of the 75 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 259 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.93% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order played in the November 25th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time. The momentum is strong with Lotto Texas!

Saturday night will feature the last Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings of the month. Will Lotto Texas go up and beyond? Will Powerball break that repeating Three-Number Combination drought?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Waltz

Over the past three drawings, Mega Millions found itself intertwined with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The results of the March 27th drawing made us bold enough to say it’s madly in love with the Pattern. So much so that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its fourth consecutive appearance! What with this being the lottery and all, there’s no way that Tuesday night was as smooth as an actual waltz.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 25, 43, 56, 59, and MB 13, this Pattern has now played 151 times.

The Spring Streak continues. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 344 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.9% of them.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 39th appearance and has now played in 25.8% of the 151 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.3% of all 344 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played in the February 16th, 2018 drawing.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20.5% of the 39 drawings where [1-1-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.30% of the 151 drawing where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 344 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 2.33% of the time. We last saw the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order in the November 28th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

As we’ve seen lately, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is never alone. There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 7, 25, 59 (Debuted December 1st, 2015)
  • 7, 43, 59 (Debuted April 29th, 2014)
A duo of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Spring Streak continue into Good Friday, or will another Pattern step in?

The Big 800

What a night! Lotto Texas reigned supreme March 24th with the {3-2-1} Pattern. All the myriad ways in which this was achieved will be revealed shortly. After all, we can’t forget about Powerball! There were rumblings of a playback there. Although one never materialized, we got another surprise.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern has now made a whopping 800 appearances, with winning numbers 4, 6, 16, 34, 38, and 39.

The night (mostly) belonged to the {3-2-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Not only has this Pattern played 800 times, it has played five times in a row! Of the 1536 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time.

Now with 148 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 800 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has played in 9.64% of all 1536 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order was seen in the February 21st, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Other goodies were uncovered during the {3-2-1} Pattern’s big night: two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 6, 34, 38, 39 (Debuted August 23rd, 2017)
  • 4, 6, 34, 39 (Debuted January 31st, 2015)
More goodies uncovered from the {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball had an eventful night as well. With winning numbers 10, 33, 45, 53, 56, and PB 24, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 53 times.

Lotto Texas didn’t steal all the thunder. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 258 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 20.5% of them, and was last seen on February 28th, 2018.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 24th appearance and has now played in 45.3% of the 53 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.30% of all 258 drawings. The [1-1-3-1] General Order was seen alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned February 28th drawing.

As we mentioned in the introduction, a playback wasn’t meant to be for Powerball. Instead, we saw the world debut of the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 4.17% of the 24 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.89% of the 53 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 0.39% of all 253 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

As we look to the week ahead, will the {3-2-1} Pattern do the unfathomable and go for a sixth consecutive appearance? Will the repeating Three-Number Combination drought in Powerball be quenched?

Streak on Down the Road

We’ve all heard of spring fever, yes? Well, Pattern streak fever struck Mega Millions in the March 23rd drawing. This phenomenon occurs when a Pattern has played at least three times in a row, and it can strike at any time of the year. All we can do is provide analysis. The only cure, if it can be called such, is to let the fever run its course.

General Lottery Analysis

Mega Millions just can’t get enough of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. For the third time in a row, this Pattern has graced the world with its presence. This time, the winning numbers were 4, 8, 23, 53, 59, and MB 17, bringing the number of appearances to 150.

Something golden about appearing three times in a row. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 343 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.7% of them.

With 44 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 29.3% of the 150 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.8% of all 343 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was seen on March 16th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4% of the 150 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.75% of all 343 drawings. The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the October 25th, 2016 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

We didn’t see an explosion of repeating Three-Number Combinations like we did last time. However, one did pop up:

At the bottom of the table, but leading in appearances. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As March begins to wrap up, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make a fourth consecutive appearance in Tuesday’s drawing?

Patterns in Bloom

Spring finally came to Lotto Texas and Powerball March 21st. Like “sister” Mega Millions, these lotteries got bit by the “Go big or go home” bug. Wednesday night was so big that there was a Pattern streak and a playback!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern has now played four times in a row. With winning numbers 6, 9, 19, 37, 39 and 51, this Pattern has played 799 times.

A Pattern encounter of the fourth time. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Now that there have been 1535 drawings, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52% of the time. This Pattern is second-to-none in Lotto Texas.

The 2 1 3 Specific Order, now with 117 appearances, has played in 14.6% of the 799 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1535 drawings, this Specific Order has played 7.62% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played in the February 7th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas also welcomed spring with three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 6, 37, 39, 51 (Debuted July 28th, 2010)
  • 6, 19, 39, 51 (Debuted September 2nd, 2009)
  • 9, 19, 37, 39 (Debuted October 11th, 2008)
A couple and a single. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball also saw its most commonly played Pattern. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 93rd appearance with numbers 3, 4, 18, 29, 61, and PB 25.

More to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern than meets the eye. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Out of the 257 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 36.2% of them.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 24th appearance and has played in 25.8% of the 93 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.34% of all 257 drawings.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 29.2% of the 24 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.53% of the 93 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 253 drawings, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.72% of the time.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, and the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order were seen together in the March 14th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern make a fifth consecutive appearance? Could Powerball see a playback encore?

Out Sprouted {2-1-1-1-1}

In Texas, the bluebonnet shall bloometh. Source: http://www.wideopencountry.com/get-best-bluebonnet-pictures-spring/

March 20th was the vernal equinox for those of us dwelling in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring means more daytime hours, warming temperatures, blossoms, and summer vacation drawing ever closer. To celebrate the arrival of spring, Mega Millions went big.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is the King for a reason! Right after appearing in last Friday’s drawing, this Pattern made an encore. Its 149th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 14, 38, 51, 64, 70, and MB 9.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was just one treat. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 342 Mega Millions drawings thus far, this Pattern has played 43.6% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 35 appearances, has played in 23.5% of the 149 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 10.2% of all 342 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General order was seen on January 2nd, 2018.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 40% of the 35 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 9.40% of the 149 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 342 drawings, this Specific Order has played 4.09% of the time. We last saw the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order alongside the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order in the earlier-mentioned January 2nd drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Seeing an encore of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern wasn’t the big event. Our analysis uncovered four repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Purple and red look good together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will there be a {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat and even more repeating Three-Number Combinations in Friday’s drawing?

Being Green

St. Patrick’s Day. A holiday that, believe it or not, is more popular in the United States than it is in Ireland. Other words that come to mind for that day are usually “green”, “shamrock”, or “Guinness”. This year, Lotto Texas and Powerball had the honor of holding their drawings on St. Patrick’s Day. Well, night, technically. And what a night it was!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern went for the three-peat with winning numbers 4, 25, 26, 38, 48, and 49.

Caught in a {3-2-1} Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Now with 798 appearances, this Pattern has played in roughly 52% of the 1534 Lotto Texas drawings.

With 145 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 798 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.45% of all 1534 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order was seen on January 13th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat was lone repeating Four-Number Combination 4, 25, 48, 49.

A repeating Four-Number Combination bubbling under the surface. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the October 28th, 2015 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 22, 57, 59, 60, 66, and PB 7, the rarely-seen {4-1-1} Pattern made its fourth appearance.

A {4-1-1} Pattern is like a four-leaf clover. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 256 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in roughly 1.56% of them, and was last seen in the September 16th, 2017 drawing.

The [1-4-1] General Order, now with two appearances, has played in half of the four drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 0.78% of all 256 drawings. We last saw the [1-4-1] General Order on August 27th, 2016.

Saturday night saw the debut of the 0 1 0 0 4 1 Specific Order. This has now played in half of the two drawings where [1-4-1] was General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 25% of the four drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 256 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.39% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern continue its streak in Lotto Texas Wednesday night? Could Powerball see repeating Three-Number Combinations?

 

Pattern of Least Resistance

1942 – 2018
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/14/share-your-tributes-and-memories-of-stephen-hawking

Before we begin today’s post, we here at Lottery Binge would like to take a moment to say farewell to Stephen Hawking. Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, or lack thereof, his contributions to the world of theoretical physics have greatly improved our understanding of our universe. Interestingly, his passing was on the birth date of another intellectual giant

Spring Break is almost over, and what with St. Patrick’s Day being this weekend, you’d think Mega Millions would start things off with a bang. Turns out that that wasn’t in the cards. There was no grandstanding in the March 16th drawing. With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, perhaps it’ll be “sisters” Lotto Texas and Powerball who run with the blowout baton.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 13, 26, 33, 52, and MB 11, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 148 times.

Not much time passes before {2-1-1-1-1} shows up again. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As of the 341st Mega Millions drawing, this Pattern has played in 43.4% of them, and remains the most commonly seen Pattern. Prior to Friday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played in the March 9th, 2018 drawing.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 29.1% of the 148 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.6% of all 341 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order on January 16th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in about 14% of the 43 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order. We’ve also seen this Specific Order in 4.05% of the 148 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 341 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.76% of the time. The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the January 20th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 1, 26, MB 11.

A long while before decade-long spans between Combination plays. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the January 17th, 2014 drawing.

With spring officially starting next week, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

Keyword: Common

Wednesday is generally a “No big thrills” kind of day in the “real world”. For many people, it’s two more days until Friday, and hey, it’s five o’ clock somewhere, right? There’s still the matter of Wednesday night lotteries, however. On March 14th, both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their most commonly played Patterns. Lotto Texas also got an extra boost or two.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made an encore with winning numbers 11, 15, 16, 30, 31, and 50.

3. 2. 1. Encore! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Right off the heels of this past Saturday’s drawing, this Pattern has played in 797 of them. Given that there have been 1533 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has still played 52% of the time. Not much has changed from last time, statistically speaking.

Now with 140 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 797 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1533 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 9.13% of the time. The 3 2 1 Specific Order was last seen on February 17th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The other boost came from not just one, but two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 11, 15, 16, 50 (Debuted July 19th, 2017)
  • 15, 16, 30, 31 (Debuted October 7th, 2009)
Two repeating Four-Number Combinations along for the ride. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 12, 24, 41, 68, and PB 9, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 92nd appearance.

{2-1-1-1-1} Pattern decided to show up. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 255 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 36.1% of the time, and previously played on March 7th, 2018.

With 23 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 25% of the 92 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has now played in 9.02% of all 255 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the March 7th drawing.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.1% of the 23 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.52% of the 92 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 255 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.35% of the time. We last saw the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order in the February 10th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball didn’t see any repeating Three Number Combinations this time.

Will there be Pattern encores on Saturday?