The End-of-Month Double Repeat (Sort of)

Summer’s almost over, but don’t worry! There are still a few weeks left of sleeping in before panic-shopping for Back to School. One thing that is over is July for Lotto Texas and Powerball. July 28th marked the last drawings of the month for both, and with no grand prize winners, their respective jackpots are now $13.75 million and $187 million. Despite their many differences, they did share one thing in common.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 11, 15, 19, 44, and 49, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 820th appearance.

The {3-2-1} Pattern was seen just a few days ago. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1572 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time.

Now with 153 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.7% of the 820 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1572 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.73% of the time. Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 1 2 Specific Order played together in the July 18th, 2018 drawing. When the Pattern and Specific Order played together on a previous date in Lotto Texas, this is called a playback.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination was 11, 15, 19, 49.

This repeating Combination hadn’t been seen in almost two years. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 3rd, 2016 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 86th appearance with winning numbers 22, 27, 46, 56, 65, and PB 13.

There’s a common link with Lotto Texas this time. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 294 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 29.3% of the time and was last seen on July 18th, 2018.

With 35 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 40.7% of the 86 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.9% of all 294 drawings and played alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned July 18th drawing.

So far, it looks like Lotto Texas and Powerball were joined at the hip. Pattern-wise at least. Question is, was Powerball’s Specific Order also last seen on July 18th, 2018?

Now with four appearances, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 11.4% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.65% of the 86 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 294 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.36% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order previously played on January 20th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Almost exactly one year apart. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Note that these Combinations debuted exactly 52 weeks apart.

With Lotto Texas and Powerball having the honor of starting August, will either lottery see a Pattern encore, or perhaps another playback?

Coming Down From a (Jackpot) High

Mega Millions came back down to Earth in the July 27th drawing. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot inched up to $45 million. This (understandably) quiet night saw an appearance from the lottery’s most commonly seen Pattern.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 166th appearance with winning numbers 1, 32, 40, 49, 63, and MB 20.

A common Pattern and a “normal” jackpot. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 379 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.8% of them and was last seen on July 20th, 2018.

With 37 appearances, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 22.3% of the 166 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.76% of all 379 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played on July 10th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played in 18.9% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.22% of the 166 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 379 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.84% of the time. We last saw the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order in the May 11th, 2018 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

There weren’t any repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night.

Will July end with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore?

The Australia Play Double Feature

Someone became at least $522 million richer after the July 24th, 2018 Mega Millions drawing. Any lottery that had a drawing the next night would have its work cut out for it. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball rose to the occasion July 25th. Not only did their jackpots rise to $13 million and $168 million, respectively, they both saw an Australia Play! To learn more about what an Australia Play is, click here. Although the post covered Lotto Texas, the same principle applies to Powerball and Mega Millions.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 10, 30, 34, 49, and 51, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 219th appearance.

Australia Play #1. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1571 Lotto Texas drawings, an Australia Play has happened 13.9% of the time. The last time this phenomenon took place was in the June 30th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 5, 30, 34, and 49.

A side order of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

It made its debut in the June 13th, 2009 drawing. Hard to believe that it was a little over nine years ago!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball followed suit with its own Australia Play! The {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 1 1 1 1 1 General Order played together for the 21st time with winning numbers 2, 18, 41, 44, 64, and PB 26.

Australia Play #2. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 293 Powerball drawings, the Australia Play has appeared in 7.17% of them and was last seen on May 9th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Wednesday night.

Will either Australia Play do the “unthinkable” and go for an encore Saturday night? Will other Patterns be the ones to end July?

The $522 Million Dollar Bubble Burst (California Dreams)

All good things come to an end.

All bubbles eventually burst.

Cliched yes, but these statements were true in the aftermath of the July 24th Mega Millions drawing. The sole winner of the grand jackpot hailed from the Golden State! The prize has simmered down to $40 million, which itself is none too shabby.

Now to unmask the Pattern and its General/Specific Order cohorts.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 29, and MB 20, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 71 times.

These numbers made someone half a BILLION dollars richer. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 18.8% of the 378 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen on June 22nd, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 26th appearance and has now played in 36.6% of the 71 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 6.88% of all 378 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned June 22nd drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15.4% of the 26 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.63% of the 71 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 378 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.06% of the time. A playback (Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order played together on a previous date) was not meant to be.  The 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on February 2nd, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Someone claiming the crazy-high jackpot was enough momentum for Mega Millions. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Now that things have settled down and July is ending soon, will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Friday’s drawing?

Lotto Texas and Powerball’s Attention-Grabbing Patterns

The biggest story of Lottery Binge this summer has been Mega Millions. This lottery’s grand prize has soared into the stratosphere and is close to half a billion, yes billion dollars! Even though Mega Millions has had the lion’s share of buzzworthy news, Lotto Texas and Powerball are not down for the count. After July 21st, Powerball is feeling the urge to rise, and its jackpot is now $147 million. Lotto Texas isn’t likely to see a prize that large anytime soon ($12.25 million ain’t too shabby), but it had its own way of generating buzz—throwing a rarely-played Pattern into the ring.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 6, 9, 14, 15, and 45, the uncommon {5-1} Pattern made its 57th appearance.

A rare Pattern was the play of the night. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1570 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 3.63% of the time and was last seen on June 16th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 5 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.02% of the 57 drawings where {5-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also appeared in 0.25% of all 1570 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 5 0 1 Specific Order played a little over a year ago in the July 19th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball went the opposite direction of Lotto Texas. Instead of playing an uncommon Pattern, the most common Pattern appeared. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 103rd appearance with winning numbers 9, 23, 56, 58, 68, and PB 1.

Going the other way with a common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 292 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.3% of the time. This Pattern was last seen in the July 14th, 2018 drawing.

With 30 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now played in 29.1% of the 103 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.3% of all 292 drawings and was last seen on June 27th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 30 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also appeared in 6.80% of the 103 drawings where the Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1} and in 2.40% of all 292 drawings. The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played on August 16th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were absent this time.

As July starts to wind down, will the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to rise? Will either the {5-1} Pattern or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern see an encore Wednesday night?

 

“The Stupid Rich Zone” or “Half a Billion Mega Millions Dreams”

Being stupid rich is about having so much money you don’t know what to do with it. This is the kind of money that will last for generations, provided it’s spent and invested in wisely. The summer heat doubled down and the Mega Millions jackpot continued its meteoric rise. After the July 20th drawing, the prize is now close to half a billion dollars, $493 million to be precise!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 14, 30, 44, 62, and MB 1, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 165th appearance.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern soar to new heights. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 43.8% of the 377 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen July 10th, 2018.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 46th appearance and has now played in 27.9% of the 165 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.2% of all 377 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played on May 1st, 2018.

Now with 15 appearance, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.6% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 9.09% of the 165 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 377 drawings, this Specific Order has played 3.98% of the time. The 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on December 15th, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which had already played twice before.

Three-Number Combinations provided an extra boost. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The beat (and heat) goes on. Will a winner be “crowned” after Tuesday’s drawing, or will the jackpot continue to soar?

Rise of the Jackpots: Redux

The jackpot fever did not break for either Lotto Texas or Powerball July 18th. Not only did they see their respective jackpots rise to $11.5 million and $130 million, they got an extra boost. The title of today’s post is because one of these lotteries saw the “extra boost” in the form of a Pattern encore.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made another appearance, right after appearing in the July 14th drawing. With winning numbers 2, 10, 18, 34, 43, and 54, this Pattern has played 819 times.

{3-2-1} Pattern encore turning up the heat. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1569 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 52.2% of them.

Now with 152 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 819 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.69% of all 1569 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played on May 30th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 85th appearance with winning numbers 1, 10, 27, 28, 36, and PB 12.

Powerball’s “boost” lied elsewhere. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 291 Powerball drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 29.2% of them and was last seen on July 7th, 2018.

With 34 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 40% of the 85 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.7% of all 291 drawings and accompanied the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the July 7th drawing mentioned earlier.

Now with six appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 34 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.06% of the 85 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 291 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.06% of the time. We last saw the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order on June 9th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball’s “extra boost” came in the form of two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

One-two punch of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the jackpots rise once again after Saturday night’s results?

The Incredible, (Non)Edible Rising Mega Millions Jackpot

Summer. Love it or hate it, the temperatures are rising even more. Shaved ice and a trip to the pool offer temporary relief. The real solution, at least for those of us in Houston, is cranking up the air conditioner. In parallel fashion, the Mega Millions jackpot rose once again July 17th and now stands tall at $422 million. That’s more than enough to pay off that crazy-high electric bill! Which Pattern and its General/Specific Orders is responsible for this madness!?

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 16th appearance with winning numbers 40, 41, 61, 66, 67, and MB 12.

{3-2-1}, and the jackpot lifts off again. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 376 Mega Millions drawings  so far, this Pattern has played 4.26% of the time and previously played on July 6th, 2018.

The [2-3-1] General Order made its eighth appearance and was seen alongside the {3-2-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned July 6th drawing. With that said, this General Order has played in 50% of the 16 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 2.13% of all 376 drawings.

The 0 0 2 0 3 1 Specific Order made its debut Tuesday’s drawing. With that said, this Specific Order has now appeared in 12.5% of the eight drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 6.25% of the sixteen drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 376 drawings , the 0 0 2 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 0.27% of them.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 61, 66, and 67, made its debut in the June 10th, 2016 drawing.

The cherry on top was the repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the heat turn up even higher Friday night? Could the Mega Millions jackpot be flirting with a jackpot close to, or even exceeding $500 million soon?

Common Patterns and the Jackpot Escalation

The temperature and jackpots continued to rise July 14th. We’re now roughly halfway through the month with no grand prize winners in either Lotto Texas or Powerball. With their respective jackpots now at $10.75 million and $110 million, the lotteries had another thing in common: the appearance of their most commonly seen Patterns.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 818th appearance with winning numbers 1, 4, 21, 31, 36, and 44.

And the jackpot rises once more. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1568 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time and was last seen in the July 7th, 2018 drawing.

Now with 133 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 818 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 8.48% of all 1568 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order played on June 20th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations in the July 14th drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 22, 41, 42, 49, 67, and PB 11, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 102nd appearance.

Sizzling with the most common Powerball Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 290 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 35.2% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen on July 4th, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 27th appearance and has now played in 26.5% of the 102 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.31% of all 290 drawings and was last seen on January 17th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25.9% of the 27 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 6.86% of the 102 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.41% of all 290 drawings. The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on December 30th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were absent from this past Saturday’s drawing.

Will the jackpots continue to rise Wednesday? Could there be Pattern encores or will something else make its appearance?

Getting Lucky With {2-2-1-1}

Once again, Mega Millions had a drawing fall on Friday the 13th. If crazy-large jackpots are your thing, then July 13th was your lucky night! The jackpot continues to climb and now stands at $375 million. And that means Mega Millions fever continues to spread. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers that kept the rising jackpot train going.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 108th appearance with winning numbers 21, 22, 39, 59, 68, and MB 2.

And the jackpot climbs ever upward. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 375 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.8% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played on June 26th, 2018.

With 36 appearances, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 33.3% of the 108 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.60% of all 375 drawings and was last seen on June 19th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where [2-1-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 2.78% of the 108 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1} and in 0.80% of all 375 drawings. The 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played in the March 2nd, 2018 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 21, 39, and MB 2.

Repeating Three-Number Combinations makes things even hotter. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 30th, 2016 drawing.

As Mega Millions fever sweeps throughout the land, will it break on Tuesday’s drawing or will the temperature continue to rise?