Australia Play + (Repeating) Combinations = Summer

Memorial Day means many things to those of us residing in Lottery Trend Country. Fallen soldiers are honored, for one. The long weekend kicks off summer vacation for some kids, and a teaser for others. Regardless of what weekend it is, Lotto Texas and Powerball appear to reserve some of their biggest plays for Saturday nights. How did May 27th go? Lotto Texas saw a repeating Four-Number Combination and Powerball had a repeating Three-Number Combination, for one. There was also an Australia Play and a General Order and Specific Order that played together in a previous drawing. Which lottery had what play?

Lotto Texas

In just a week-and-a-half, Lotto Texas saw another Australia Play! The 196th appearance of the {2-2-2} Pattern was marked by winning numbers 1, 16, 25, 34, 50, and 53.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

Of course, the 2 2 2 Specific Order also made its 196th appearance. The Australia Play has appeared in 13.5% of the 1450 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen May 17th.

It wasn’t enough to have just an Australia Play. Saturday night’s drawing also harbored the repeating Four-Number Combination 16, 34, 50, and 53.

At the top is the repeating Four-Number Combination. From lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the December 19th, 2007 drawing.

Powerball

Although Powerball didn’t see an Australia Play, it did see its most commonly played Pattern. Making its 61st appearance, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was represented by winning numbers 5, 10, 28, 55, 67, and PB 9.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 35.5% of the 172 Powerball drawings, and previously played May 6th.

With twelve appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 19.7% of the 61 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 6.98% of all Powerball drawings. Prior to Saturday, this General Order was last seen in the February 22nd drawing.

The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its third appearance, and has now played in 25% of the twelve drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. When looking at the 61 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, the statistic becomes 4.92%, and shrinks to 1.74% when taking all 172 drawings into account. Like the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, this Specific Order previously played in the February 22nd drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 28, 67, and PB 9, and it debuted in the New Year’s Eve 2016 drawing.

Repeating Three-Number Combination 28, 67, PB 9. From lotterytrend-powerball.com

Lotto Texas and Powerball ended May with a fireworks show of their own, and it looks like a hot summer is on the way. Onward to June!

Making No Waves

May 23rd was a peaceful night for Mega Millions. There were no Pattern encores or wild and crazy plays. The biggest draw of the evening was a repeating Three-Number Combination.

Making its 153rd appearance, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remains the most commonly seen Pattern in Mega Millions. The winning numbers were 6, 13, 17, 33, 60, and MB 14.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 40.8% of the 375 drawings, and was last seen in the May 16th drawing, exactly one week prior.

The [2-1-1-1-1] made its 37th appearance, and has now played in 24.2% of the 153 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.87% of all drawings. Prior to Tuesday’s drawing, this General Order previously played in the February 14th, 2017 drawing.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.2% of the 37 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.92% of the 153 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.6% of all 375 drawings. The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order previously played in the January 20th, 2017 drawing.

The Three-Number Combination of the evening was 6, 17, 33.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Combination made its debut in the February 6th, 2015 drawing.

With Memorial Day (and summer vacation for a few lucky kids) right around the corner, will Friday’s drawing bring on the fireworks?

Catching Breath

After Friday night’s drawing, you were probably just eager to see a real Australia Play in Mega Millions, weren’t you? Seeing the Pattern, General Order, and the Specific Order having all previously played together before was just a teaser, right? Well, that was not to be. Tuesday night was not the night, and the {3-1-1-1} Pattern didn’t make an encore appearance. Yet, as calm as the May 16th drawing was, a Three-Number Combination made its second-ever appearance.

Pattern-wise, reigning champion {2-1-1-1-1} made its 152nd appearance, with winning numbers 4, 35, 39, 56, 72, and MB 11.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 40.8% of the 373 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen in the May 9th drawing exactly one week ago.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 45th appearance, and has now played in 29.6% of the 152 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 12.1% of all 373 drawings. Prior to Tuesday, this General Order previously played in the April 18th, 2017 drawing.

Making its eighth appearance, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has now played in approximately 17.8% of the 45 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.26% of the 152 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.14% of all drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the October 21st, 2016 drawing.

The biggest play of the evening was the repeat appearance of Three-Number Combination 4, 35, MB 11.

Highlighted repeating Three-Number Combination 4, 35, MB 11. From lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Combination made its debut in the December 27th, 2013 drawing.

Will Friday’s drawing feature a bona fide Australia Play? Will an even bigger play usher in the start of the weekend or will Mega Millions mellow out?

(Almost) Repeat de Mayo

Pardon the corny title, but a funny thing happened in the May 9th Mega Millions drawing. Right off the heels of Cinco de Mayo, both the Pattern and the General Order made an encore appearance! How amazing would it have been to see repeating Three-Number Combinations that made their debut on May 5th, (insert year)? Alas, that was not to be. The Lottery Trend analysis team was content with the Pattern and General Order encores and ran with it.

Ahem.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 151st appearance, with winning numbers 6, 29, 45, 69, 73, and MB 11.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As of Tuesday night, this Pattern has played in 40.7% of the 371 drawings.

Making its 37th appearance, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 24.5% of the 151 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.97% of all Mega Millions drawings.

The outlier, if it can be called such, was the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order. Unlike the Pattern and Specific Order of the evening, this Specific Order was last seen in the March 24th, 2017 drawing. Statistically speaking, this Specific Order has played in 18.9% of the 37 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared and 4.64% of the 151 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When taking all 371 drawings into account, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played 1.89% of the time.

Will there be a rare Pattern in Friday’s drawing, or will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat?

Post-Cinco de Mayo Combo Mambo

The calendar may have said that Cinco de Mayo was over, but that didn’t mean Lotto Texas and Powerball were going to be reserved! May 6th was a Saturday after all, and both lotteries saw some big plays. Lotto Texas saw repeating Four-Number Combinations and Powerball saw one repeating Three-Number Combination. Before getting to these goodies in more detail, we must of course run through the “standard” analyses.

Lotto Texas

Saturday’s winning numbers were 14, 25, 38, 44, 46, and 48, making this the 158th appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1444 drawings, and was last seen in the March 29th drawing a little over a month ago.

The 1 1 4 Specific Order made its 53rd appearance, and has now played in 33.5% of the 158 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.67% of all Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to Saturday, the 1 1 4 Specific Order previously played in the October 12th, 2016 drawing.

This all gave way to the following two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 25, 44, 46, 48 (Debuted November 29th, 2006) and
  • 38, 44, 46, 48 (Debuted September 6th, 2006)
Highlighted repeating Four-Number Combinations. From lotterytrend.com. 

Powerball

Reigning Pattern {2-1-1-1-1} made its 60th appearance, with winning numbers 11, 21, 31, 41, 59, and PB 21.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 36.1% of the 166 Powerball drawings, and previously played in the April 22nd, 2017 drawing.

Making its 14th appearance, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in approximately 23.33% of the 60 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 166 drawings, this statistic becomes 8.43%. This General Order was last seen in the April 19th, 2017 drawing.

Now having appeared five times, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 35.7% of the 14 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 8.33% of the 60 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.01% of all 166 drawings. To see when the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen, we need to look at the March 29th, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination 11, 41, 59 made its debut in the May 25th, 2016 drawing.

Highlighted repeating Three-Number Combination. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will there be more repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations next week? Will either the {4-1-1} or the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern be bold enough to go for an encore?

A Trio for Cinco de Mayo

For our readers scratching their heads at the title, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday to commemorate Mexico’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862 (source). This holiday, believe it or not, is more popular in Lottery Trend Country (a.k.a. the US) than it is in Mexico. Means of celebration include, but are not limited to, margaritas, Mexican or Tex-Mex cuisine, and…Mega Millions? This year, the two coincided, and Mega Millions got into the spirit with three repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 150th appearance, with winning numbers 4, 23, 33, 47, 53, and MB 7.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Just like it is in sister lottery Powerball, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is the most commonly seen in Mega Millions, and by a healthy margin. This Pattern has now played in 40.5% of the 350 drawings, and previously played in the April 18th, 2017 drawing.

With its 36th appearance, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now played in 24% of the 150 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.73% of all 350 drawings. Prior to Friday, this Pattern was last seen in the March 24th, 2017 drawing.

The 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order made its ninth appearance. Statistically speaking, this Specific Order has played in 25% of the 36 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared, 6% of the 150 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.43% of all Mega Millions drawings. To see when the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order previously played, we need to look at the March 17th, 2017 drawing.

Finally, we come to the repeating Three-Number Combinations. The Combinations this time were

  • 23, 33, 47 (Debuted June 25th, 2015)
  • 33, 53, MB 7 (Debuted October 29th, 2013)
  • 4, 53, MB 7 (Debuted March 21st, 2017)
Highlighted Three-Number Combinations. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will there be more repeating Three-Number Combinations next week? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance, or will a rarer Pattern play?

Finding Common Ground

Earth Day is a time when we mere mortals should reflect on how we treat our planet, and how we can sustain our environment for not just ourselves, but for generations to come. Now, I’m not going to delve into the politics here; this is not the blog for that kind of conversation. As science marches around the world took place during the day, the drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball took place that night. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw common ground April 22nd, for they both saw their most commonly seen Patterns.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 749th appearance, with winning numbers 13, 19, 20, 31, 37, and 50.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers.

This Pattern has now played in 52.01% of the 1440 Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern was seen in the April 15th drawing, which was the Saturday prior.

Making its 113th appearance, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has now played in 15.1% of the 749 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared, and in 7.85% of all 1440 drawings. This Specific Order previously played in the April 12th, 2017 drawing.

No repeating Four-Number or Five-Number Combinations made an appearance.

 

Powerball

Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance. This time, the winning numbers were 21, 39, 41, 48, 63, and PB 6.

Winning Powerball numbers.

Now with 59 appearances, this Pattern has played in 36.4% of the 162 Powerball drawings. Recall that this Pattern was last seen in Wednesday night’s drawing.

Next, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 16th appearance, its first since the April 15th drawing a week ago. This General Order has played in 27.1% of the 59 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.88% of all Powerball drawings.

Finally, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order made its fourth appearance. This Specific Order has now played in 25% of the 16 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, as well as 6.78% of the 59 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When taking all 162 drawings into account, this statistic becomes 2.47%. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen on March 8th, 2017.

As April starts to wind down and whispers of summer start to break through, are Lotto Texas and Powerball gearing up to end the month with a bang?

3-2-New

Any night where a Five-Number Combination repeats in Lotto Texas is going to be a tough act to follow. After this past Saturday, it wouldn’t have been unusual for Wednesday night to have been much quieter. If by “quiet”, it meant the second appearance of an uncommonly seen Pattern in the space of 11 days in Lotto Texas, or the debut of a Specific Order in Powerball, then April 19th had a quiet night, alright.

Lotto Texas

The not-so-often-seen {3-3} Pattern made its 124th appearance, with winning numbers 3, 4, 13, 22, 23, and 32.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers

With 1439 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 8.62% of them, and was last seen in the April 8th drawing about a week-and-a-half ago.

Now with 38 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has played in 30.6% of the 124 drawings where the {3-3} Pattern has appeared. This becomes 2.64% when looking at all 1439 drawings. To see when the 3 3 0 Specific Order previously played, refer to the October 22nd, 2016 drawing.

Another big development in Lotto Texas was the repeat appearance of two Four-Number Combinations. The Combinations this time around were

  • 3, 4, 23, 32, which debuted on December 17th, 2008 and
  • 3, 4, 22, 23, which debuted on November 29th, 2014
The repeating Four-Number Combinations in red.

 

Powerball

Powerball managed to take some of Lotto Texas’s thunder Wednesday night. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance, with winning numbers 1, 19, 37, 40, 52, and PB 15.

Winning Powerball numbers.

With 58 appearances to date, this Pattern has played in 36.02% of the 161 drawings. Recall that this Pattern previously played in this past Saturday’s drawing.

Making its 13th appearance, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in 22.4% of the 58 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.07% of all 161 drawings. Prior to Wednesday, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order previously played in the April 8th drawing 11 days ago.

Perhaps the biggest development in Powerball was the debut of the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 7.69% of the 13 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order appeared. When taking the 58 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, this becomes 1.72%, and 0.62% overall.

Will there be a major upset in one of the Saturday night drawings, or will it be a “normal” night?

They Came in Pairs

Tuesday, that day that’s one less to worry about before Friday, and of course, one of the nights when a Mega Millions drawing takes place. Speaking of which, there were no Pattern encores that night, nor did any Specific Orders make their debut. Nonetheless, there were a couple of developments that caught the attention of this blog. One such development was the appearance of two repeating Three-Number Combinations. The other development wasn’t so obvious.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remained the most commonly seen Pattern, with Tuesday night’s drawing bringing the number of appearances up to 149. The winning numbers were 8, 29, 30, 43, 64, and MB 6.

Winning Mega Millions numbers.

This Pattern has played in roughly 40.8% of the 365 Mega Millions drawings, and previously played in the April 7th drawing about a week-and-a-half ago.

Having now made 44 appearances, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 29.5% of the 149 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This statistic becomes 12.1% when looking at all 365 drawings. The [1-2-1-1-1] played alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the April 7th drawing described earlier.

The 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order made its 10th appearance, meaning it has now played in 22.7% of the 44 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 6.71% of the 149 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.74% of all 365 drawings. Date-wise, this Specific Order did not play alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order. Prior to Tuesday, the last time the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played was in the February 21st, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were as follows:

The repeating Three-Number Combinations are in the same row (this time…)

What will Friday’s Mega Millions drawing have in store? Will there be more repeating Three-Number Combinations? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for an encore appearance?

Golden Explosion

The night before Easter was a busy one, with Lotto Texas seeing the lion’s share of the action. There was a Pattern encore, and a repeat appearance of a Five-Number Combination. The last time such an occurrence was covered on our blog was over six months ago. Talk about uncommon!

Lotto Texas

Right off the heels of Wednesday’s drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 748th appearance in the April 15th drawing. The winning numbers were 2, 11, 36, 40, 42, and 53.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers.

This reigning Pattern has now played in 52% of the 1438 Lotto Texas drawings so far.

Making its 111th appearance, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has now played in 14.8% of the 748 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This statistic becomes 7.72% when taking all 1438 drawings into account. Prior to Saturday, this Specific Order previously played in the January 28th, 2017 drawing.

The big draw of the evening was the repeat appearance of the Five-Number Combination 2, 36, 40, 42, and 53.

Five-Number Combination highlighted in red box.

Now, the key thing to remember when dealing with a Five-Number Combination is that there are five Four-Number Combinations that repeat as well. The Combinations were as follows:

  1. ) 36, 40, 42, 53
  2. ) 2, 40, 42, 53
  3. ) 2, 36, 42, 53
  4. ) 2, 36 50, 53
  5. ) 2, 36, 40, 42
The resulting Four-Number Combinations (blue box)

All of the above Combinations made their debut in the August 28th, 2002 drawing. To put things in perspective, Wikipedia was in its infancy and cell phones were becoming more affordable. Smart phones? Forget about ‘em.

 Powerball

In contrast to Lotto Texas, Powerball didn’t see any repeating Combinations, nor did its {3-2-1} Pattern make an encore. Wouldn’t that have been something? However, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern retained its position as the most commonly seen Pattern. The 57th appearance was marked by winning numbers 5, 22, 26, 45, 61, and PB 13.

Winning Powerball numbers.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 35.625% of the 160 Powerball drawings, and previously played in the April 8th drawing exactly one week prior.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 15th appearance, and has now played in 26.3% of the 57 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 160 drawings, this statistic becomes 9.375%. This General Order was seen two weeks prior in the April 1st drawing. No foolin’.

Last, and certainly not least, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its third appearance. This Specific Order has played in 20% of the 15 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order appeared, 5.26% of the 57 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and 1.875% of all 160 drawings. Prior to Saturday, the last time the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order was seen was in the May 7th, 2016 drawing.

Will Powerball grab a piece of the action in the week ahead, or will Lotto Texas continue to be the most active?