The Comeback Combination

Compared to what we saw last week, February 16th was a calm night. The Pattern we saw was the one most often seen in Mega Millions. For the nearly two years Lottery Binge has been online, this Pattern is notorious for its Pattern streaks. And now, it can add a very special repeating Three-Number Combination.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 145th appearance with winning numbers 14, 38, 48, 53, 58, and MB 16.

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

With 333 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 43.5% of the time. This Pattern previously played in the February 6th, 2018 drawing.

With 38 appearances, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in 26.2% of the 145 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 333 drawings into account this Pattern has played 11.4% of the time. Prior to Friday night’s drawing, this General Order was seen in the December 5th, 2017 drawing.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.7% of the 38 drawings where [1-1-2-1-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 6.21% of the 145 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Out of the 333 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.70% of the time. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the June 30th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 14, 48, and 53.

And it never ceases to find new ways to top itself. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Here’s the fun part. This Combination made its debut in the February 6th drawing. That was only just ten days prior.

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

Going In for the Encore

One thing about the weekend is that Friday night is just the practice round, right? Friday nights are party nights, sure, but not like Saturday nights. After all, that’s the true heart of the weekend, isn’t it?

Well, it turned out not to be the case this time in Lottery World.

February 9th and 10th were far different beasts. For those of you who follow Mega Millions, you were certainly in for a treat this past Friday. As for Lotto Texas and Powerball? Saturday night was much quieter. The big events of the evening were a Pattern encore and a repeating Combination.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 3, 15, 22, 34, and 39, the {3-2-1} Pattern made not just an encore, but its 792nd appearance.

Lotto Texas’s big thing was the Pattern encore. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1524 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played roughly 52% of the time.

Now with 138 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 792 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.06% of all 1524 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order was seen on January 31st, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Four-Number Combinations were as common as the dodo.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern saw winning numbers 1, 13, 27, 41, 59, and PB 20, bringing the total number of appearances up to 90.

Powerball also saw its most commonly seen Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 246 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 36.6% of them, and was last seen on January 17th, 2018.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 21 appearances, has played in 23.3% of the 90 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.54% of all 246 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this General Order was seen on December 27th, 2017.

The 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order made its fifth appearance and has now played in 23.8% of the 21 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in about 5.56% of the 90 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 2.03% of all 246 drawings. We last saw the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order in the September 30th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 27, 59, and PB 20, made its debut in the December 26th, 2015 drawing.

Debuted a little over two years ago, it did. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The next drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball will be taking place on Valentine’s Day. What sweet treats will they offer?

It Coulda Been a Playback

One would be tempted to think that Playback Fever would spread to Mega Millions in the February 6th drawing. After all, Lotto Texas and “sister” lottery Powerball saw playbacks this past Saturday. Right before the Super Bowl, no less! As the title hinted, it was close, but it just wasn’t meant to be. There were a couple of things that played together on a previous date. Tuesday night was also a good night for repeating Three-Number Combination lovers.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 17, 25, 48, 58, and MB 25, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 144th appearance.

No playback this time. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 330 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.6% of them. We last saw this Pattern January 26th, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 31 appearances, has played in 21.5% of the 144 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. And, it accompanied said Pattern in the earlier-mentioned January 26th drawing. When looking at all 330 drawings, this General Order has played 9.39% of the time.

So that means the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order wasn’t seen in the January 26th drawing. Believe it or not, this Specific Order played in the January 19th, 2018 drawing, exactly one week prior. Now with eight appearances, this Specific Order has played in 25.8% of the 31 drawings where [1-2-1-1-1] was the General Order, and in roughly 5.56% of the 144 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 330 drawings, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.42% of the time.

Three Number Combination(s)

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

  • 14, 17, 48 (Debuted April 26th, 2016)
  • 14, 25, 48 (Debuted July 8th, 2014 and was last seen May 22nd, 2015)
Not the first time at the rodeo for ol’ orange at the bottom there. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

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

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?

 

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?