Going Big(ger) (or Lotto Texas & Powerball in “Jackpot Happy”)

October is an active month, indeed. Football season is in full swing, post-season baseball games are taking place (Will the ‘stros make it to the World Series again?), not to mention Halloween being right around the corner. If you also read the Mega Millions blog posts, then you know about the monster lurking about there. Now, I don’t mean to alarm you, but another monster was spotted October 13th. The grand prize for Powerball shot up to $345 million! Lotto Texas may be the “runt” with its $11.75 million jackpot, but it had the most impactful attacks of the evening.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern was loved so much after showing up October 10th that it was invited back. This encore, and the 835th appearance of the Pattern, was thanks to winning numbers 14, 19, 30, 42, 47, and 51.

A Pattern encore is just one attack. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1594 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.4% of the time.

Now with 149 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 835 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.35% of all 1594 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order played on September 15th, 2018.

Similar Spread

Lotto Texas went straight for the jugular with a similar spread. The spread for Saturday night was 05:11:12:05:04, which was similar to what was seen on October 4th, 2006. That night, the winning numbers were 1, 13, 18, 22, 27, and 38, with a spread of 12:05:04:05:11. Notice that although the differences between numbers were the same, the orders were different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Of course, what accents the impact of a Pattern encore more than a repeating Four-Number Combination? The Combination of the evening was 14, 30, 47, and 51, which made its debut in the February 20th, 2013 drawing.

Pile on with a repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball took a note from the Lotto Texas playbook and played its most commonly seen Pattern again. Except here, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made a three-peat. With winning numbers 11, 14, 32, 43, 65, and PB 15, this Pattern made its 113th appearance.

Propelling Powerball sky high. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 316 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 35.8% of them.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 30th appearance and has now played in 26.5% of the 113 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.49% of all 316 drawings and was last seen on August 4th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 16.667% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 4.42% of the 113 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 316 drawings into consideration, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 1.58% of the time. This Specific Order was last seen in the earlier-mentioned August 4th, 2018 drawing alongside the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations. Powerball felt that the Pattern encore, and the crazy-large jackpot, were enough damage.

As the daytime hours wane, and the days (hopefully) continue to get cooler, the grand prizes continue to reach monumental heights. Will either the {2-1-1-1-1} or {3-2-1} Patterns make another repeat appearance Wednesday night and could one of those repeats allow at least one person to obtain a monstrous jackpot?

A Monster Unleashed

Insanity! Inconceivable! Yet, here we are, face-to-face with a monster. A big ‘un, too.

Mega Millions continued its rampage October 12th. A growth spurt sent the grand prize soaring to $654 million! What’s more is that this wasn’t the only way Mega Millions left its mark.

General Lottery Analysis

After a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern fireball October 9th, another round came out Friday. The 175th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 4, 24, 46, 61, 70, and MB 7.

{2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in its monstrous glory. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 401 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 43.6% of them.

There were no other encores, but the effects of the rampage were just as strongly felt.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has now played in 23.4% of the 175 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.2% of all 401 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played on September 11th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.76% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.29% of the 175 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 1% of all 401 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order on June 1st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Amidst the rubble were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Leaving its mark. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There’s a good chance that yet another growth spurt will take place before Tuesday. Will a {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat be the thing that stops it, or will the grand prize grow even more? All that’s known is that whoever slays the beast is going to walk away much richer.

Lottery Wednesday Warmup

As things (finally) cooled down for us in Houston, things started heating up in the lottery world October 10th. Once again, the grand prizes for Lotto Texas and Powerball had yet to be won. Wednesday night, they rose to $11.25 million and $314 million, respectively. In a complete 180 of what we saw last time, rising jackpots were not the highlight of the evening.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 834th appearance with winning numbers 10, 22, 27, 32, 47, and 51.

{3-2-1} is king of the Lotto Texas hill. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1593 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.4% of them and was last seen on October 3rd, 2018.

Now with 126 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.1% of the 834 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1593 drawings into consideration, this Pattern has played 7.91% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 3 2 Specific Order played on September 19th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 22, 27, 32, and 47.

Bottom of the table, but tops in appearances. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 30th, 2006 drawing. Will another twelve years pass before this Combination plays again?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball was where most of the action was. In addition to a crazy-high grand prize, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore! The 112th appearance of the Pattern was marked by winning numbers 8, 23, 27, 42, 60, and PB 7.

Warm up with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 315 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.6% of the time and previously played on October 6th, 2018.

Along for the encore ride was the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, which made its 29th appearance. This General Order has now played in 25.9% of the 112 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.21% of all 315 drawings. Could it be that a playback was on the horizon?

Now with five appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.2% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.46% of the 112 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.59% of all 315 drawings. A playback wasn’t meant to be. The 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played on July 26th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 8, 27, and 60.

A special repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut on October 5th, 2016. Now, this isn’t an ordinary repeat. One, this Combination debuted two years ago (give or take a few days), and, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played that night too! That night, the winning numbers were 8, 18, 27, 29, 60, and PB 15.

Are more Pattern encores on the horizon? Will the grand prizes rise once more after Saturday’s drawing?

The Grand 400

Mega Millions had its 400th drawing October 9th. To commemorate this occasion, there was no grand prize winner. An odd way to celebrate, yes? Well, it turned out that the jackpot rose to $548 million. For the first time in three months, the prize exceeded half a billion dollars!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 22, 39, 54, 60, and MB 18, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 174th appearance.

Grand appearance by the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 400 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.5% of the time and was last seen on September 14th, 2018.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 49th appearance and has now played in 28.2% of the 174 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.25% of all 400 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, we last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order on September 7th, 2018.

Now with thirteen appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.5% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.47% of the 174 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 400 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.25% of the time. The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen on January 12th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

As grand a night October 9th was, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

There’s a strong possibility that the jackpot will rise yet again before the official drawing Friday. Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore Friday night, and will that make someone richer beyond his or her wildest dreams?

Lottery Plot Twist

Lotteries are like stories. They’re told with numbers rather than words, and they have their own twists. After a wild and crazy September, the results of October 6th showed a much quieter night. The only “event” was yet another rise in the jackpots for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. Their respective grand prizes rose to $10.5 million and $282 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 28, 34, 41, 45, 52, and 54, the {4-2} Pattern made its 172nd appearance.

Six unassuming numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1592 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. The {4-2} Pattern was last seen on August 18th, 2018.

Now with 30 appearances, the 0 2 4 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 172 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 1.88% of all 1592 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 4 Specific Order played on September 13th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 111th appearance with winning numbers 1, 22, 27, 53, 67, and PB 15.

Quiet night. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 314 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.4% of the time and previously played September 29th, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 28th appearance and has now played in 25.2% of the 111 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.92% of all 314 drawings and was last seen on July 14th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.50% of the 111 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.59% of all 314 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order on December 13th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Three-Number Combinations were absent this time around.

Things may be cooling down, but the grand prizes continue to go up. Will Wednesday see Pattern encores or possibly a grand prize winner?

The End-of-Month Hop-Along

September is over. The beach towels have been replaced with textbooks, the flip flops for shoes, and the holiday decorations are starting to come out in full force. In the lottery world, Lotto Texas and Powerball had their last drawings for the month September 29th. Their grand prizes rose once again, and now stand at $9 million and $229 million, respectively. Saturday night was also a good one for lovers of Australia Plays and (repeating) Combinations.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 11, 26, 34, 38, and 43, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 222nd appearance.

Another Australia Play, one week later. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1590 Lotto Texas drawings, an Australia Play has taken place in 14% of them. An Australia Play was last seen exactly one week ago, in the September 22nd, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Bounding alongside the Australia Play was the repeating Four-Number Combination 11, 34, 38, and 43.

Hoppin’ on top. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 8th, 2010 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remained the most commonly seen Pattern with winning numbers 9, 17, 34, 59, 64, and PB 22. This Pattern has now played 110 times.

No Australia Play here. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 312 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.3% of the time and was last seen September 12th, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 35th appearance and has now played in 31.8% of the 110 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.2% of all 312 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order accompanied the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned September 12th drawing.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 9.09% of the 110 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 312 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.21% of the time. The 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played on June 27th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 9, 17, 64.

More repeating Combination madness! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted on February 11th, 2017.

October is right around the corner and there has yet to be a grand prize winner for either Lotto Texas or Powerball. Likewise, neither lottery is starting the month with a Pattern streak. Will either lottery see an encore, or even see a grand prize winner, in Wednesday’s drawing?

 

Five Punch Pattern

Nothing like a Mega Millions drawing to kick off the weekend, right? September 14th, much like last time, kept a stiff upper lip and did nothing showy. As of Friday night, the grand prize is now $252 million. Thankfully, jackpots don’t depend on flash and pizzazz! And neither do Pattern streaks.

General Lottery Analysis

For the fifth time in a row, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern stuck it out. The 173rd appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 23, 30, 40, 43, 66, and MB 13.

And the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern charm keeps coming! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 393 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 39th appearance and has now played in 22.5% of the 173 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.92% of all 393 drawings. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order in the August 21st, 2018 drawing.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.1% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.2% of the 173 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 393 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.29% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on September 12th, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

Friday night saw no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Mega Millions has the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in an iron grip! Will it continue to hold in Tuesday’s drawing?

Pattern Streaks. They Do a Lottery Good

September 12th was a good night for lottery lovers. Not only did the Lotto Texas jackpot rise to $7.25 million, the Pattern streak held strong! Powerball, on the other hand, didn’t see a Pattern encore. What it did see was a rise in the jackpot, now standing at a cool $147 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

In an amazing turn of events, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its sixth, yes sixth consecutive appearance! This time, the winning numbers were 1, 3, 12, 20, 36, and 44.

The {3-2-1} Pattern has grown roots. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1585 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.3% of the time and remains second-to-none. The last time we saw the {3-2-1} Pattern was on September 8th, 2018.

Now with 151 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 829 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1585 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.53% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played on August 11th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There was no similar spread this time. Instead, there was a repeating Four-Number Combination!

  • 12, 20, 36, 44 (Debuted October 6th, 2001)
The repeating Four-Number Combination was a nice touch. Source: lotterytrend.com.

It was nearly seventeen years ago when this Combination first showed up! Will another seventeen years pass before it appears again?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although Lotto Texas appeared to have the lion’s share of the action, Powerball was no slouch. With winning numbers 6, 28, 48, 63, 64, and PB 24, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 109th appearance.

Powerball had its own tricks. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 307 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 35.5% of them.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now appeared in 34 drawings and has played in 31.2% of the 109 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 307 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.1% of the time.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 26.5% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.26% of the 109 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 307 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.93% of the time.

Instead of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, Powerball gifted us with a playback. That is to say, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, and 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order all played together on September 5th, 2018!

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas’s Pattern streak is one to look out for in Saturday’s drawing? Will the {3-2-1} Pattern shatter all records and go for a seventh appearance? Could Powerball get a touch of Pattern streak fever?

Brevity Was the Soul of Mega Millions

September 11th—a day that changed the course of humanity and one of the most defining moments of the 21st century. Considering the gravitas associated with this day, it was fitting that Mega Millions toned things down. The biggest draws Tuesday evening were (a) an increased grand prize (now at $227 million) and (b) a continuation of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern had a four-peat appearance, with winning numbers 15, 30, 51, 62, 67, and MB 19. This Pattern has played 172 times.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak held on. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 392 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.9% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern on September 7th, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 40th appearance and has now played in 23.3% of the 172 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 392 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played on July 31st, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 40 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.91% of the 172 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 392 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.28% of the time. The 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played on November 24th, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this past Tuesday.

The Pattern streak is holding strong as we head into Friday night’s drawing. Will there be a five-peat for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?

Confessions of a Common Pattern

If the Mega Millions Patterns could talk, they’d be in admiration (or in envy) of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. It’s the most commonly played and what other Mega Millions Pattern do you know of that has played six times in a row? This record has yet to be broken, by the way.

To kick off the weekend, the September 7th drawing brought us a three-peat for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and a grand prize now at $207 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern threepeat was thanks to winning numbers 8, 10, 41, 54, 68, and MB 10. This Pattern has now played 171 times.

Back for thirds. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 391 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time.

Friday night also saw an encore for the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order. With 48 appearances, this General Order has played in 28.1% of the 171 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.3% of all 391 drawings.

Now with 16 appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 48 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 9.36% of the 171 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 391 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 4.09% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order played on July 20th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

There was one repeating Three-Number Combination: 10, 41, 54.

No three-peat is complete without a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the April 4th, 2014 drawing.

Will next week see the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a “four-peat”, or will another Pattern take the reins?