Fanfare for the Common Pattern

After an encounter with an uncommon Pattern this past Saturday, June 13th saw Lotto Texas veer back onto a more “normal” path. Powerball, on the other hand, saw any hopes for a “three-peat” be dashed.

One thing that appeared “meant to be” after Wednesday night was the build-up for a potential blowout. With no grand prize winners for either lottery, the jackpots are now $7 million for Lotto Texas, and $137 million for Powerball. Another was the appearance of each lottery’s most commonly seen Pattern.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 6, 11, 26, 32, and 53, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 813th appearance.

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

Given that there have been 1559 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time. This Pattern was last seen on June 6th, 2018. Interestingly, that appearance was part of a {3-2-1} Pattern streak that carried over from the end of May.

Like the {3-2-1} Pattern, the 3 2 1 Specific Order had also previously played in the earlier-mentioned June 6th drawing. Now with 146 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 18% of the 813 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.36% of all 1559 drawings.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Even with its most commonly seen Pattern, Lotto Texas went big with the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 2 1 Specific Order playing together again. It went even bigger with two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 5, 6, 26, 53 (Debuted July 3rd, 2013)
  • 11, 26, 32, 53 (Debuted February 25th, 2009)
Red goes great with repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 98th appearance with winning numbers 13, 20, 38, 45, 55, and PB 1.

Powerball hasn’t seen a three-peat yet this month. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Out of the 281 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 34.9% of them, and was last seen on June 2nd, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 28th appearance Wednesday night. With that said, this General Order has played in 28.6% of the 98 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.96% of all 281 drawings. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order on May 26th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.4% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order had played alongside the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order in the earlier-mentioned May 26th drawing. Continuing with the analysis, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has also now played in 6.12% of the 98 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.14% of all 281 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Playing an even more common Pattern than {2-2-1-1} was enough excitement for Powerball. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern see a repeat in Saturday’s drawing?

The {3-2-1} Pattern Saga Continues

One sequel isn’t enough these days! It’s common for there to be one movie after the original story, but nowadays, Part III or higher shows up. There have even been instances where the final part of a series is split into two movies. None of that “part splitting” is present in lotteries or lottery analysis, that’s for sure, but Pattern streaks are a popular go-to.

The days are getting hotter in Houston, and Lotto Texas and Powerball followed suit on June 2nd.  Both lotteries saw their most commonly seen Patterns and with no grand prize winners, their respective jackpots now stand at $6.25 million and $87 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat was thanks to winning numbers 6, 26, 34, 40, 43, and 54. This Pattern has now played 811 times.

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

Given that there have been 1556 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.1% of them. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was recently seen in this past Wednesday’s drawing and before then, on May 26th, 2018.

Now with 146 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 18% of the 811 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.38% of all 1556 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, we last saw this Specific Order on March 17th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Four Number Combinations:

  • 6, 26, 40, 54 (Debuted September 8th, 2001)
  • 6, 26, 34, 40 (Debuted August 12th, 2015)
Two repeating Four-Number Combinations to go. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Unlike the last time the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared, this instance was not a playback, and there was one more repeating Four-Number Combination. You could say that this {3-2-1} Pattern sequel was different enough to prevent a rehash.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 97th appearance with winning numbers 23, 25, 37, 44, 64, and PB 7.

{2-1-1-1-1} Pattern isn’t an encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 34.9% of the 278 Powerball drawings and was last seen on May 26th, 2018.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, with 26 appearances, has played in 26.8% of the 97 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.35% of all 278 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order on April 25th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.1% of the 26 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has played in 6.19% of the 97 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.16% of all 278 drawings. The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order accompanied the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order in the earlier-mentioned April 25th drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone Three-Number Combination was 23, 37, 64.

From a past June. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut nearly two years ago in the June 29th, 2016 drawing.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern show up again in Wednesday’s drawing? Will there be more repeating Three and Four-Number Combinations?

It’s *Just* the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, Right?

June 1st has come and gone, and Mega Millions had the “honor” of starting the month. With the jackpot now standing at $110 million, could this be a buildup to an insanely large one later this summer? Time will tell.

Now, the title of today’s post has a mild spoiler. Yes, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played, but “So what?” you wonder. Well, it is the most commonly seen Mega Millions Pattern by a good margin. That, and when this Pattern plays, there’s usually something more behind it.

General Lottery Analysis

The 161st appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern featured winning numbers 5, 24, 52, 62, 66, and MB 17.

{2-1-1-1-1} Pattern starts the month. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 44.4% of the 363 Mega Millions drawings.

Moving onto the General Order, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 38th appearance. This General Order has now played in 23.6% of the 161 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 10.5% of all 363 drawings.

Now with three appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 7.89% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.86% of the 161 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.83% of all 363 drawings.

Summer is a time of blockbusters, competition shows, and whatnot, but there’s another thing that it’s famous for, or was. For all you older readers out there, remember when all the TV shows had aired their last episodes of the season (or ever), and there was nothing but repeats? Some things repeat, or at least rhyme. Earlier in the week, Mega Millions had a playback with a different Pattern-General Order-Specific Order group. There was another, this time with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, and the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order. These three were last seen a couple of weeks ago in the May 18th, 2018 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Amidst all the excitement of yet another playback, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore, or better yet, will a playback occur in Tuesday’s drawing?

Playing it “Safe” with the Most Common Patterns

Memorial Day weekend is in full swing.

The NBA Playoffs are heating up (Both Eastern and Western Conferences are going to Game 7!)

Things would’ve heated up even more the night of May 26th if either Lotto Texas or Powerball saw a jackpot winner. The jackpots now stand at $5.75 million and $60 million, respectively. But, the night stayed on the “Hot, but not blazing hot”, side. Both lotteries saw their most common Patterns. For those of you out there who love repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations, the night offered up a treat or two.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 14, 18, 35, 43, and 44, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 809th appearance.

One pattern. 809 appearances. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1554 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time. We last saw this Pattern in the May 5th, 2018 drawing.

Now with 150 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 809 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1554 drawings, this Specific Order has played 9.65% of the time.  Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order played on April 4th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination was 3, 14, 43, and 44.

The night wasn’t totally bland for Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination had the honor of showing up in the last Lotto Texas drawing of 2014. Would you believe that that drawing fell on December 31st?

Did Powerball get any visits from New Year’s Eves past? Let’s find out.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 1, 21, 31, 45, 49, and PB 21.

The power of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 96 times. With that said, it has played in 34.8% of the 276 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on April 25th, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, with its 27th appearance, has now played in 28.125% of the 96 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Taking all 276 drawings into account, this General Order has played 9.78% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order in the January 13th, 2018 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 27 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.21% of the 96 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when looking at all 276 drawings, this Pattern has played 1.81% of the time. The 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order previously played on January 10th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 21, 31, and PB 21.

With a repeating Three-Number Combination to go. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the May 6th, 2017 drawing.

Will either the {2-1-1-1-1} or {3-2-1} Pattern end the month with a Pattern encore?

The Month of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is one that does not step aside easily! May isn’t over, and summer hasn’t officially started yet, but that didn’t stop the Pattern from achieving blockbuster returns, even if there was no winner (jackpot now at $60 million). With the May 18th drawing, it has now played four times in a row. Looking back on the month so far, there has been only one drawing where this Pattern didn’t appear.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 26, 53, 64, 66, and MB 11, this Pattern has now played 160 times.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is persistent. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 359 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 44.6% of them.

With 37 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 23.1% of the 160 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.3% of all 359 drawings. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order on May 8th, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 5.41% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1] and in 1.25% of the 160 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 359 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.56% of the time. The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order made its debut in the November 17th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Friday night’s drawing made for another first. This is the first drawing with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern that didn’t feature a repeating Three-Number Combination.

With one week to go before Memorial Day, and with summer vacation countdowns in full-swing, will Tuesday’s Mega Millions see a “five-peat” for {2-1-1-1-1}?

Three-Peat Tuesday

Another Tuesday has passed, which also meant another Mega Millions drawing. The 358th, to be exact. There was more to May 15th than just that, however:

And, above all else, there was a Pattern three-peat.

General Lottery Analysis

Mega Millions helped itself to a third serving of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Its 159th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 21, 34, 44, 49, 61, and MB 21.

Three in a row. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 358 drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 44.4% of them.

With 43 appearances, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in 27.0% of the 159 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.0% of all 358 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played on April 24th, 2018.

Now with ten appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.29% of the 159 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 2.79% of all 358 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order in the April 6th, 2018 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

A repeating Three-Number Combination or two would be icing on the three-peat cake. Thing is, there were no such Combinations Tuesday night.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} finish the week with a four-peat, or will another Pattern take the reins?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern In All Its Encore Glory

It’s a stone-cold fact: some lottery Patterns just play more than others. The ones that don’t show up for weeks, months even, often break up Pattern streaks. These types are not the subject of this post. Today’s post focuses on the other group: The Patterns that are never gone for long. One such Pattern is never gone for long and thrives on Pattern streaks, And, as the title says, it made an encore in the May 11th drawing.

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of this past Tuesday’s drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 158th appearance with winning numbers 14, 38, 40, 53, 70, and MB 22.

Another round of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 357 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 44.3% of them.

With 35 appearances, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 22.2% of the 158 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.80% of all 357 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order was last seen on April 20th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 35 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.80% of the 158 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.68% of all 357 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order on February 16th, 2016.

Three Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations showed up on Friday night.

Some Combinations so special they played at least twice. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

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

Just Another {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Tuesday

Tuesday can mean one of or any combination of the following:

  • One less day to wait before the weekend
  • Tacos
  • Mega Millions

On the Mega Millions front, May 8th was a quiet night. There were no encores, no signs of a Pattern streak, or anything earth-shattering really. Despite this, Tuesday night wasn’t completely calm.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 15, 39, 64, 67, and MB 13, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 157 times.

All for {2-1-1-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 356 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 44.1% of them. As the title hinted at, this Pattern was last seen on a Tuesday. In fact, it was May 1st, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 36 appearances, has played in 22.9% of the 157 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.1% of all 356 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order played on March 20th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played in 19.4% of the 36 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.46% of the 157 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.97% o fall 356 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order in the November 3rd, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 8, 67, and MB 13.

One repeating Three-Number Combination to rule them all. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the October 25th, 2016 drawing.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance Friday night?

May Day! May Day!

This title was brought to you by the month of May. Yes, May. A month for honoring spring, workers, children (Japan), mothers (US, Canada, Australia), and for the kids, the last month of school. At least here in Houston.

For Lottery Binge, May 1st meant Mega Millions. It had the honor of kicking off lottery analysis coverage for this month. Where we last left off, we wanted to know if the {2-2-1-1} Pattern would start the month with an encore. An encore wasn’t meant to be, but we did see a very special Pattern. So special that it’s known for its summer Pattern streaks.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 7, 20, 55, 70, and MB 1, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 156th appearance.

The most common Mega Millions Pattern in six numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Now that there have been 354 Mega Millions drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 44.1% of the time. This Pattern was last seen on April 24th, 2018.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, having made its 45th appearance, has played in 28.8% of the 156 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.7% of all 354 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order played on March 23rd, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 15.6% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.49% of the 156 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 354 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.98% of the time. The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order accompanied the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order in the earlier-mentioned March 23rd drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

There was also a lone repeating Three-Number Combination:

With a repeating Three-Number Combination to go. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

May is also traditionally the start of the summer blockbuster season. Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern get the ball rolling with an encore Friday night?

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?