Lotto Texas and Powerball in “Not-So-Crazy Eighth”

December 8th was a quiet night in the lottery world. No flashy Pattern streaks, no encores at all, really. The temperatures plunged, and the jackpots went up. Lotto Texas and Powerball’s grand prizes increased to $7.75 million and $230 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 845th appearance with winning numbers 4, 6, 21, 23, 25, and 38.

A most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52.5% of the 1610 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen December 1st, 2018.

Now with 138 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 845 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 8.57% of all 1610 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played on October 27th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this past Saturday.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 32, 34, 46, 61, and PB 10, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 120th appearance.

Powerball’s most common Pattern here. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Given the 332 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 36.1% of the time and was last seen November 24th, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 31st appearance and has now played in 25.8% of the 120 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 332 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.34% of the time.

Now with eleven appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 35.5% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 9.167% of the 120 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 332 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.31% of the time.

Both the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order and 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order were last seen on November 10th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations were seen Saturday night:

One at the top and one near the bottom. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With Christmas right around the corner, inquiring minds want to know what exactly Lotto Texas and Powerball will do Wednesday. Will things remain mellow, or will things start to get a bit wilder and crazier?

Where Fearless Lotteries Tread

A wise man once said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.”

Two times this year, Mega Millions had grand prizes that were at least $500 million dollars. After the December 7th drawing, Mega Millions veered closer into “crazy rich” jackpot territory. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot rose to $245 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 10, 20, 33, 57, and MB 13, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern named its 181st appearance.

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

This Pattern has played in 43.4% of the 417 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 51st appearance and it has now played in 28.2% of the 181 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.2% of all 417 drawings.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order were last seen on November 30th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.7% of the 51 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.87% of the 181 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 417 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.68% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played on January 16th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 4, 57, and MB 13.

An accomplice to {2-1-1-1-1}, caught red-boxed. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut on January 5th, 2016.

It’s early yet, but odds of a monstrous jackpot showing up in time for Christmas look favorable! Even if we don’t see another billion-dollar jackpot at the end of the year, the prize is going to be phenomenal. Getting back to present matters, could the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

Pattern Bookends

Time sure flies when you’re playing the lottery, eh? November 30th wasn’t just the last day of the month. It fell on a Friday, and Friday means Mega Millions! The pot was stirred up with the grand prize crossing over the $200 million threshold ($208 million). And, if you’re a lover of Pattern encores, Friday was the night for you!

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern decided that November 27th wasn’t enough and decided to come back for more! With winning numbers 25, 28, 40, 43, 63, and MB 19, this Pattern made its 180th appearance.

Finishing November the way it started. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 415 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 43.4% of them. Not only was the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern the last Pattern of the month, it was also the first! The first November sighting this year was on the 2nd.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 50th appearance and has now played in 27.8% of the 180 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 415 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played roughly 12% of the time.

Now with fourteen appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28% of the 50 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 7.78% of the 180 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 415 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.37% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order played on October 9th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Nestled in the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was the lone Three-Number Combination 25, 40, and 43!

Resting at the bottom. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut on September 23rd, 2014.

There’s only one month left, and that Mega Millions jackpot will either be the prize to be won for Christmas or the beast that rings in the new year. Back in the present, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is infamous for its Pattern streaks. Could one be established in Tuesday’s drawing?

Pre-Thanksgiving Flashbacks

Christmas is right around the corner. With decorations, parties, and other festivities, no wonder it’s called the most wonderful time of the year! Now, if you’re the type who thinks, “November 27th is too early to think about Christmas!” you’re not alone.

Mega Millions thought so, too. Not only that, but the jackpot over there ballooned to $190 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 12, 24, 37, 42, 57, and MB 18, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 179 times.

A subtle taste of the previous week. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 414 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 43.2% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 48th appearance and has now played in 26.8% of the 179 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 414 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.6% of the time.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 18.75% of the 48th drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.03% of the 179 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 414 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 2.17% of them.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, and 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order all played together November 20th, 2018. That was just two days before Thanksgiving!

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 24, 37, 42.

Going even further back. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Its debut was even further back: October 7th, 2016.

Will the month end with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, or even another playback, in Friday’s drawing?

‘Tis the (Lottery) Season!

Yet another Thanksgiving holiday is coming to an end, and we’ll all be back to the daily grind of work and school soon enough. As we say goodbye to one holiday, we welcome what may be, no, is the most popular holiday. Christmas!!!

Lotto Texas and Powerball provided pre-Christmas goodies in the form of rising jackpots. With no grand prize winners November 24th, their respective prizes rose to $6.75 million and $175 million. Powerball had another goody, but we’ll get to that in a moment.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 22, 25, 33, 45, and 52, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 842nd appearance.

Subtlety is key. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1606 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.4% of the time and previously played November 7th, 2018.

Now with 128 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.2% of the 842 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1606 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.97% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 3 2 Specific Order played on October 17th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 17, 22, 25, and 45.

Debuted nearly seven years ago! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination is special as this was the one that said “Sayonara” to 2011! That is, it debuted on December 31st, 2011.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} made its 119th appearance with winning numbers 11, 33, 51, 56, 58, and PB 18. This Pattern has now played five times in a row. Talk about another pre-Christmas goody!

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak continues! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 328 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 36.3% of the time and was last seen November 21st, 2018.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 21st appearance and has now played in 17.6% of the 119 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 6.40% of all 328 drawings. We last saw the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order on October 31st, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19% of the 21 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.36% of the 119 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 328 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.22% of the time. We last saw the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order on July 22nd, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Even though we’re now ankle deep in the holiday season, there’s still one week left in November. Will the month end with a long {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak in Powerball? Could {3-2-1} in Lotto Texas get in on the Pattern streak action?

The Playback and Encore Side Dishes

Whether you’re in Bermuda shorts in Honolulu or wearing long johns in New York City, Lottery Binge wants to wish all our U.S. readers a Happy Thanksgiving! If you don’t fill up on turkey, at least fill up on the desserts!

Thanksgiving Eve can be one of the most frustrating days of the year. Whether trapped in traffic or rushing to the store for last-minute items, frustration levels may rival those of the big day itself! Thankfully, neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball get stuck in traffic. Nor do they need to bake in an oven for several hours.

November 21st continued the “busy-ness” of Lotto Texas and Powerball. They more than proved that repeating Four and Three-Number Combinations are just one way to generate excitement. Jackpots that rose to $6.5 million and $155 million, respectively, were another. Lotto Texas took the playback route, whereas Powerball took the Path of the Pattern Encore.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 24, 39, 43, 45, and 53, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 174th appearance.

The numbers responsible for a playback! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1605 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 60 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.5% of the 174 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1605 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.74% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order previously played on November 10th, 2018!

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations Wednesday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball was buzzworthy in two ways. Not only did the jackpot rise to a value that ties (yes, ties) with Mega Millions, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played for the fourth time in a row! The 118th appearance of the Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 7, 14, 23, 38, 55, and PB 18.

The numbers responsible for a jackpot rise! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 327 Powerball drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 36.1% of them.

With 32 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has now played in 27.1% of the 118 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 327 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.79% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order were seen on November 17th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.875% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.93% of the 118 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.14% of all 327 drawings. The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order previously played on a holiday! More specifically, July 4th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

No repeating Three-Number Combinations were to be found this time.

With Thanksgiving coming early this year, it’s easy to forget that there’s still another week left. The start of the Christmas shopping season being the day after doesn’t help. The grand prizes for Lotto Texas and Powerball will make excellent Christmas presents for who ever wins them! Will these grand prizes rise again Saturday night with another Lotto Texas playback or a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern five-peat in Powerball?

The 2018 Mega Millions Pre-Thanksgiving Special

Thanksgiving is upon us!

(Remember Thanksgiving?)

When we think of this holiday, we think of turkey, potatoes, pie, football, and of course, Mega Millions! Think about that last one for a second. Mega Millions drawings take place before, and right after, Thanksgiving. It’s obviously associated with the holiday!

Mega Millions didn’t take the quiet route November 20th. An appearance of its most common Pattern, among other things, propelled the grand prize to $155 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 16, 31, 42, 66, and MB 10, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 178 times.

Waking up with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 412 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.2% of the time and was last seen November 6th, 2018.

With its 47th appearance, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 26.4% of the 178 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 412 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.4% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played August 31st, 2018.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.0% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has played in 4.49% of the 178 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.94% of all 412 drawings. The 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played on December 5th, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

For the first time in two weeks, there were repeating Three-Number Combinations! Two, to be precise:

  • 10, 31, MB 10 (Debuted March 4th, 2014)
  • 10, 31, 66 (Debuted December 23rd, 2014)
Bunched together! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions start the Christmas season with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore and then some, or will it resume its slumber Black Friday?

The Powerball Three-Peat Special

November 17th belonged to Powerball, thanks to a Pattern three-peat! This helped propel the grand prize to $139 million. But first, we’re going to look at everyone’s favorite unassuming, plucky lottery Lotto Texas. There wasn’t a Pattern encore there, but the grand prize rose to a humble, respectable $6.25 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 5, 8, 10, 31, and 36, the {4-2} Pattern made its 173rd appearance.

Keeping up the image of a quiet, humble lottery. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1604 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. The {4-2} Pattern was last seen October 6th, 2018.

Now with 36 appearances, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 20.8% of the 173 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 2.24% of all 1604 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 4 2 0 Specific Order played in the June 9th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

This uncommonly seen Pattern was not accompanied by repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was thanks to winning numbers 6, 8, 20, 52, 68, and PB 5, bringing the number of appearances up to 117.

A Pattern streak for {2-1-1-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 326 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 35.9% of the time.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 31st appearance and has now played in 26.5% of the 117 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 326 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.51% of the time. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order on October 13th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.4% of the 31 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 5.13% of the 117 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.84% of all 326 drawings. The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on December 27th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Not only was there a Pattern three-peat, Powerball seized the night with two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Cementing the night for Powerball! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and what better than Lotto Texas and Powerball to kick off the long weekend? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for the “four-peat” Wednesday night, and will Lotto Texas continue to have fun with uncommonly-seen Patterns?

When (Repeating) Combinations Attack

Lotto Texas and Powerball couldn’t be any more different than Mega Millions! As Mega Millions continued its rest, the two lotteries joined forces November 14th. How, you wonder? With the power of repeating Combinations, of course! Neither lottery saw a grand prize winner, and the jackpots rose to a respectable $6 million and $124 million, respectively. As is the nature of the lottery beast, it wasn’t just repeating Combinations we found under the hood!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 21, 22, 36, 46, 48, and 49, the {3-3} Pattern made its 133rd appearance.

A not-so-common face. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1603 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 8.30% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, this not-so-common Pattern played on May 23rd, 2018.

Now with 43 appearances, the 0 3 3 Specific Order has played in 32.3% of the 133 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1603 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 2.68% of them. We last saw the 0 3 3 Specific Order on May 16th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 21, 22, 46, 49 (Debuted December 22nd, 2012)
  • 21, 46, 48, 49 (Debuted February 5th, 2011)
Not alone today! Source: lotterytrend.com.

And what of Powerball? Was there an uncommonly seen Pattern there as well?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball took to the “Play the most common Pattern” approach. Not only that, but the 116th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was an encore! This time, the winning numbers were 7, 42, 49, 62, 69, and PB 23.

Can’t go wrong with an encore! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 325 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.7% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 36th appearance and has now played in roughly 31% of the 116 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 325 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.1% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played on September 29th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.59% of the 116 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.92% of all 325 drawings. The 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played on February 25th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A trio of Three-Number Combinations wrapped in an encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The momentum for Powerball and Lotto Texas continues as we head into Saturday. Could Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern get a Pattern streak going, and could the {3-3} Pattern in Lotto Texas do the “unthinkable” and make an encore?

 

Big Things in “Small” Lotteries

Truthfully, none of the Big Three lotteries covered in this blog (Powerball, Lotto Texas, Mega Millions) are small. Yet, even among giants, there’s a “shorty”. Lotto Texas never seems to unleash monsters or enthrall nations with powerful spells. Despite being the smallest, it has its own quirks and is more than capable of throwing punches. After all, it did have a Pattern play eight times in a row!

There was nothing that grandiose November 10th. Nevertheless, Lotto Texas still had the biggest plays of the night, and with a jackpot now at $5.75 million, its respectable image was maintained. Powerball, notorious for being a powerhouse, crossed the $100 million threshold ($106 million), and largely kept to itself.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 16, 19, 37, 38, 40, and 54, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 173rd appearance.

A lot of power in these numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1602 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 59 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.1% of the 173 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1602 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 3.67% of them.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order played on October 24th, 2018.  Although the {3-2-1} Pattern streak was broken, a playback was just as dandy!

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to the playback, the repeating Four-Number Combination 37, 38, 40, and 54 made its second appearance.

Near the top of the heap. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut on July 27th, 2016.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 115th appearance with winning numbers 5, 29, 34, 53, 57, and PB 24.

A while yet before another nation-wide spell is cast. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 324 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.5% of the time and was last seen on October 31st, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has now played 30 times. This General Order has also now played in 26.1% of the 115 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.26% of all 324 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played on October 10th, 2018.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.33% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.70% of the 115 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.81% of all 324 drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen on January 17th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 5, 57, and PB 24.

The notion of a repeating Three-Number Combination was irresistible. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the June 14th, 2017 drawing.

So far, the only thing that has been consistent in November has been rising jackpots. Yet, a few of these nights have been accompanied by Pattern streaks, especially in Lotto Texas. Powerball did see its most common Pattern, and one tried and true method to stay on top is through Pattern streaks. Could Wednesday see an encore of either the {4-1-1} or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?