The {3-2-1} Pattern Takeover

There are times when Lotto Texas and Powerball are joined at the hip. Patterns that played together one night will go on to make an encore, or even establish a Pattern streak, together. April 28th was something like that. That night, the {3-2-1} Pattern reigned supreme, showing up in not just Lotto Texas, but Powerball, too. However, the Pattern meant different things in different lotteries.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

What makes the 806th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern is that it was a three-peat. With winning numbers 7, 12, 13, 30, 33, and 38, this Pattern has played in 52.1% of the 1546 Lotto Texas drawings.

The first {3-2-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

The {3-2-1} Pattern is second-to-none in Lotto Texas, and it looks to remain this way for a long time.

Now with 143 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.7% of the 806 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.25% of all 1546 drawings. And, it accompanied the {3-2-1} Pattern in this past Wednesday’s drawing. An Australia Play was not meant to be, but a playback was just as nice.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In fact, the playback was so nice that there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

One way the {3-2-1} Pattern in Powerball differs from that in Lotto Texas is by statistics. Although this Pattern is the most commonly seen in Lotto Texas, it’s one of the least commonly seen in Powerball. Saturday night saw the 19th appearance of this Pattern with winning numbers 20, 22, 28, 45, 50, and PB 8.

{3-2-1} Pattern the Second. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 268 Powerball drawings, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played in 7.09% of them. This {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen on April 18th, 2018. It’s tied with the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern in terms of the number of appearances.

With nine appearances, the [3-2-1] General Order has played in 47.4% of the 19 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.36% of all 268 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this General Order accompanied the {3-2-1} Pattern in the April 18th drawing mentioned earlier.

Note that Lottery Trend doesn’t analyze General Orders for Lotto Texas.

Now with three appearances, the 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the nine drawings where [3-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 15.8% of the 19 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-2-1}. Finally, when looking at all 268 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.12% of the time. The 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on February 3rd, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

May is going to be a big month, what with the school year winding down and the NBA playoffs. Can Lotto Texas and Powerball keep up? Could these {3-2-1} Patterns show up together again Wednesday night?

Mega Millions’ Springtime Serenade

The chill is gone! Springtime is here to stay, and what with May right around the corner, it’s going to start feeling like summer soon enough. Before we get lost in dreams about tropical paradises, let’s focus on the April 27th Mega Millions drawing. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak got snuffed out, but the night was anything but quiet. This was also a pretty good night for those of you out there who love repeating Three-Number Combinations.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern had the honor of crashing the streak. With winning numbers 2, 29, 38, 63, 66, and MB 11, this Pattern made its 100th appearance.

{2-2-1-1} Pattern now in the captain’s chair. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.3% of the 353 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen on April 13th, 2018.

With its 34th appearance, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has now played in 34% of the 100 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.63% of all 353 drawings. Prior to Friday night, this General Order played on February 9th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 8.82% of the 34 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3% of the 100 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.85% of all 353 drawings. The 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen on August 28th, 2015. The Specific Order from that night was 1 0 2 1 1 1.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night:

Two good (repeating) Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With Friday night’s drawing, Mega Millions bid “Adieu” to April and is now looking ahead to May. In fact, it will have the honor of being the first lottery covered for that month! Will the month begin with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore or with a Pattern that is rarely seen?

With Their Patterns Combined

It’s Captain Lottery!

Okay, maybe not.

Lotto Texas and Powerball may not join forces to save the world, but they do provide entertainment every Wednesday (and Saturday) night without fail. Although this is a biweekly routine, anyone who plays the lottery enough (and has been following this blog!) knows that what happens is never routine. Some nights are bursting with a crazy explosion of Pattern streaks, repeating Combinations, or a mixture of the two, while others see nary a spark. April 25th fell somewhere in the middle, sliding more towards the “crazy explosion” side. Both lotteries saw their most commonly seen Patterns, and there was some encore action.

Don’t worry; you don’t need to binge on blog archives to know which Pattern saw the encore.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern’s secret to staying on top is by establishing Pattern streaks, or at least making an encore. Right off the heels of this past Saturday night, this Pattern made its 805th appearance with winning numbers 2, 5, 12, 26, 31, and 43.

In one corner, a {3-2-1} Pattern encore. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1545 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time.

Now with 142 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 805 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.19% of all 1545 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Specific Order played on March 28th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas decided a {3-2-1} Pattern encore was sufficient. Therefore, no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 18, 39, 56, 64 and PB 12, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 95 times.

First time since March for this Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 33.6% of the 267 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on March 31st, 2018.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 25th appearance and has now played in 26.3% of the 95 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has now played in 9.36% of all 267 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order in the March 21st, 2018 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 25 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.26% of the 95 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.87% of all 267 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order played in the October 25th, 2017 drawing. That was exactly six months ago.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball saw two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations is the cherry on top. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Lotto Texas and Powerball will see their last drawings for April this Saturday. As the month winds down and the summer countdowns start, will either the {3-2-1} or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern show up again? Could there even be playback action?

“No More Shades of Winter” or “How Mega Millions Got its Groove Back”

Cold. Warm. Cold. That has been the way of things in the “real world” weather-wise, and Mega Millions appeared to follow suit. But, there were signs in the April 24th drawing that spring may stick around this time! One sign was the establishment of a Pattern Streak. And, as we’ve seen in the past, Mega Millions is no stranger to end-of-month grand finales.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat was thanks to winning numbers 3, 19, 31, 32, 48, and MB 10. This brings the number of appearances up to 155.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern’s third appearance. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 352 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44.0% of the time.

With 42 appearances, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in 27.1% of the 155 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 11.9% of all 352 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order played April 17th, 2018.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 19% of the 42 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.16% of the 155 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 352 drawings, this Specific Order has played in 2.27% of them. We last saw the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order a little over a year ago. More specifically, in the April 4th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride was repeating Three-Number Combination 19, 31, and 48.

Stuck in the middle is the red-boxed child. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the July 29th, 2016 drawing.

As April starts to give way to May, will Mega Millions continue on its way to a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern four-peat?

Fighting the Freeze

Things are starting to warm up in Houston and other parts of the U.S. Whether or not we’re going to board the weather roller coaster again anytime soon is best left to the professionals. Meanwhile, we can say that both Lotto Texas and Powerball were determined to heat things up April 21st. “Quiet” was not the word of the evening!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 20, 24, 28, 49, and 53, the {3-2-1} Pattern played for the 804th time.

The undisputed leader of Lotto Texas patterns: the {3-2-1}. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given the 1544 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 52.1% of them and was last seen on April 7th, 2018.

Now with 121 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 804 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also now played in 7.84% of all 1544 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, it previously played on February 14th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Four-Number Combinations are a fail-safe way to spice it up. There were three of them this time:

  • 17, 24, 49, 53 (Debuted April 23rd, 2016)
  • 17, 24, 28, 49 (Debuted November 7th, 2007)
  • 20, 24, 28, 49 (Debuted November 11th, 2009)
From the depths of the {3-2-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen three repeating Four-Number Combinations in Lotto Texas. How fitting that on their return that we’d see one that made its debut over ten years ago!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 77th appearance with winning numbers 40, 50, 54, 62, 69, PB 19.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern chugs along. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 34.1% of the 266 Powerball drawings and was last seen in the April 7th, 2018 drawing.

You could say Lotto Texas and Powerball were joined at the hip Saturday night.

With its 23rd appearance, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 29.9% of the 77 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1} and in 8.66% of all 266 drawings. This General Order was seen alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned April 7th drawing.

Alas, a playback was not meant to be. Now with three appearances, the 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13% of the 23 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.90% of the 77 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 266 drawings, this General Order has played 1.13% of the time. We last saw the 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order in the October 18th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 40, 50, 62 (Debuted February 10th, 2016 and previously played July 16th, 2016)
  • 62, 69, PB 19 (Debuted October 17th, 2015)
  • 40, 69, PB 19 (Debuted January 23rd, 2016)
The power of “3”. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern be bold enough to establish a Pattern streak to end the month?

The Mega Millions We Know

In the past few Mega Millions posts, we’ve been talking about how laid back it has been compared to what we saw last month. And, strangely, how it had matched the wild weather swings in the U.S. The April 20th drawing showed us that talks of a laid-back April may have been premature. With the month only two-thirds of the way done, it would do best to remember that anything can happen with these lotteries.

General Lottery Analysis

Mega Millions liked the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern so much that it played again Friday night! With winning numbers 1, 15, 18, 32, 45, and MB 4, this Pattern has played 154 times.

Could this encore be the beginning of a streak? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 351 Mega Millions drawings so far, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 43.9% of the time.

With 34 appearances, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 22.1% of the 154 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 9.69% of all 351 drawings. Prior to Friday night, we last saw this General Order on March 9th, 2018.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 26.5% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.84% of the 154 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 2.56% of all 351 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order on February 27th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

For the first time since the April 3rd drawing, we saw a repeating Three-Number Combination! The Combination was 15, 45, and MB 4.

Bottom of the table, yet tops in appearances. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the February 24th, 2015 drawing. While three years isn’t as legendary a gap as eighteen, or close to it, that’s still a good length of time.

As we hopefully start to put away the winter coats and start dreaming of white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and fireworks, will Mega Millions continue its path to warming up?

The Midweek Playback

The lottery world is a lot like the “real” one these days. Just as it’s been snow one day and warmth the next, it’s chilly Mega Millions followed by a joint effort by Lotto Texas and Powerball to warm things up. April 18th brought us the ultimate playback and the debut of a Specific Order.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas is hoppin’ mad for Australia Plays these days! It was just last week, April 11th to be precise, that we last saw one. With winning numbers 10, 14, 27, 32, 45, and 49, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 214 times.

Lotto Texas’s new favorite Pattern? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1543 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has occurred in 13.9% of them.

Four-Number Combination(s)

This Australia Play didn’t come with repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of this past Saturday’s drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern came back again, with winning numbers 9, 10, 12, 17, 23, and PB 9.

Powerball got hit with Encore Fever. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have been 265 Powerball drawings so far, and this Pattern has played 6.79% of the time.

The [3-2-1] General Order also boarded the encore train, making its eighth appearance. This General Order has now played in 44.4% of the 18 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.02% of all 265 drawings.

The 3 2 0 0 0 1 Specific Order made its debut and has now played in 12.5% of the eight drawings where the [3-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.56% of the 18 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-2-1}. Finally, when looking at all 265 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.38% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Even though Lotto Texas/Powerball nights have had more activity than Mega Millions these days, Powerball didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations, either.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to warm things up Saturday night? Will it be a night of encores and repeating Three and Four-Number Combinations?

Halfways

“Halfways” isn’t what you’d call a real word, but it is for today’s post. The mood for Mega Millions this month seems to be matching the weather. We’re just past the halfway mark for April, and we’re still talking about snowstorms! One day it’s warm enough for a T-shirt and the next day it’s blizzard warnings. It has been cold enough here in Houston for sweaters and light jackets, at least in the morning. For warm weather lovers up north who are just downright sick of the snow, fret not! It will get warmer. Eventually.

How does this relate to the April 17th Mega Millions drawing you wonder? In our last post, we highlighted a Pattern encore, the biggest event this month. On Tuesday night, all three-peat hopes were dashed. And we were teased with the possibility of a playback.

General Lottery Analysis

With 153 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remains the most commonly seen Pattern. This time, the winning numbers were 12, 34, 44, 47, 65, and MB 22.

The calm state of Mega Millions continued. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 43.7% of the 350 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen on April 6th, 2018.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has played in 26.8% of the 153 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.7% of all 350 drawings. We also saw it play alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned April 6th drawing.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.4% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.54% of the 153 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when looking at all 350 drawings, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.86% of the time. This Specific Order previously played in the February 16th, 2018 drawing.

Close, but no cigar, playback lovers.

Three Number Combination(s)

The vacation from repeating Three-Number Combinations continued.

Will things warm up in Mega Millions Friday night?

A Change in Programming

April 14th was a night like no other. At least, not like any other we’ve seen in a while. There were a couple of commonalities between Lotto Texas and Powerball. One was that both lotteries saw one of their least commonly-seen Patterns.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 2, 5, 29, 35, and 36, the {3-3} Pattern made its 130th appearance.

Even with 130 appearances, that’s still a low number. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1542 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 8.43% of them, and was last seen on February 28th, 2018.

Now with 39 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has played in 30% of the 130 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 2.53% of all 1542 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, we last saw this Specific Order on April 19th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 17th appearance with winning numbers 17, 19, 26, 61, 62, and PB 15.

Powerball’s {3-2-1} Pattern is not very common. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 6.44% of the 264 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on March 10th, 2018.

Note that unlike the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, this version is one of the least-commonly played in Powerball.

With seven appearances, the [3-2-1] General Order has played in 41.2% of the 17 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 2.65% of all 264 drawings. We last saw the [3-2-1] General Order alongside the {3-2-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned March 10th drawing.

The 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its second-ever appearance, meaning that this Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the seven drawings where the General Order of the evening was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 11.8% of the 17 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 264 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.76% of the time. The 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its debut in the November 29th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

For the past few months, at least one of the lotteries would have a repeating Combination bonanza, either of the Three-Number kind for Powerball, or the Four-Number kind for Lotto Texas. This is the first time since January 27th, 2018 that there were no repeating Four-Number or Three-Number Combinations.

Will either the {3-3} Pattern or the (Powerball) {3-2-1} Pattern make an encore appearance Wednesday night?

(Not) Very Superstitious

It happened again! Exactly six months ago, we covered a Mega Millions drawing that happened on Friday the 13th. Triskaidekaphobics everywhere can now breathe a sigh of relief. But, for the triskaidekaphobes (and those who aren’t) who also play Mega Millions and live for Pattern encores, then Friday night was the night for you!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 9, 32, 42, 59, and MB 10, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 99th appearance.

An encore for Friday the 13th. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 349 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has now played 28.4% of the time.

Fun fact: This Pattern also played in the October 13th, 2017 drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, making its 35th appearance, has now played in 35.4% of the 99 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General order has also played in 10.0% of all 349 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order was last seen on January 23rd, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.01% of the 99 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.43% of all 349 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order in the February 3rd, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combinations weren’t too fond of the 13th.

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