Festive Beginnings

December is a festive month, no doubt about it! What with Christmas and New Year’s Eve, it’s hard not to get sucked up in it somehow. Lotto Texas and Powerball got in the mood December 1st with a stirrup in the jackpots. With no grand prize winners, Powerball rose to $200 million dollars, and Lotto Texas kept it classy with $7.25 million. In fact, it was classy Lotto Texas that saw a three-peat and then some.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern streak established a streak with winning numbers 1, 31, 33, 41, 47, and 54. This Pattern has now played 844 times.

Holding onto the {3-2-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1608 Lotto Texas drawings, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played in 52.5% of them. We last saw this Pattern in the November 28th, 2018 drawing.

Now with 151 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 844 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. After taking all 1608 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.39% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order played on October 20th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations also helped kick off December!

  • 1, 31, 41, 54 (Debuted January 5th, 2002)
  • 1, 31, 33, 47 (Debuted June 23rd, 2007)
Accompanied by two repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 11, 47, 55, 58, and PB 26, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 94th appearance.

This made crossing the $200 million threshold possible. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 28.5% of the 330 Powerball drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 38th appearance and has now played in 40.4% of the 94 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 330 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.5% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order played on November 7th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.5% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.26% of the 94 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 330 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.21% of the time. We last saw the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order on August 22nd, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were absent Saturday night.

The rising jackpots in Lotto Texas and Powerball are something to look out for. This may spell something monumental as we get closer to Christmas. Will the rising jackpot momentum hold Wednesday night? Could December be a month of Pattern streaks?

The 23rd Day Was for Resting

Friday is perhaps the most cherished day of the week. That, no doubt, is probably due to it being the end of the work week for many.

November 23rd wasn’t just any Friday, though. It was Black Friday! For those who thought it was still too early to think about Christmas, there was college football, movies, and leftovers. Mega Millions observed a tradition that tends to get overlooked in this helter-skelter world. Other than the grand prize climbing to a robust $172 million, this lottery opted to rest.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 10, 30, 33, 59, and MB 23, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 117th appearance.

Continuing the trend of a quiet month. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 413 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time and was last seen on November 9th, 2018.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 39th appearance and has now played in 33.33% of the 117 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 413 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.44% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played on October 20th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 15.4% of the 39 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.13% of the 117 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 413 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.45% of the time. We last saw the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order on April 13th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time around.

“Rest” has been the theme for Mega Millions this month, and Black Friday wasn’t much different. There’s only one week left in November. With the Christmas holiday season started, it’s possible that something big may be on the horizon. Could a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore be in store Tuesday night?

Quiet on the 9th

It appeared that the rumors and murmurs of a Pattern streak in Mega Millions were just that. Another Pattern took the reins in the November 9th drawing, and played up a “normal” angle. Meanwhile, the jackpot crossed over into the “$100 million Club” ($106 million). Although not the beast we saw in October, this was truly grand!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 14, 27, 57, 67, and MB 5, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 116th appearance.

No Pattern streak here! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 409 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.4% of the time, and was last seen October 30th, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 39th appearance and has now played in 33.6% of the 116 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.54% of all 409 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played on October 19th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 10.3% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.45% of the 116 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 409 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.98% of the time. We last saw the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order on June 19th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night.

Could the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore Tuesday night, or will the {2-1-1-1-1} try again in establishing a streak?

The Lottery Flare-Up

November 7th was quieter than Saturday night. However, it can be said that Lotto Texas owned the night once again. While its jackpot wasn’t anywhere as large as Powerball’s ($5.5. million vs. $92 million), Lotto Texas always finds a way to go big! Was there another similar spread?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern firmly established its streak! With winning numbers 6, 9, 12, 31, 43, and 52, this Pattern has now played four times in a row. Most importantly, this Pattern has played in 841 Lotto Texas drawings.

The Pattern streak is {3-2-1}’s best friend. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1601 drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52.5% of the time.

Now with 157 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.7% of the 841 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1601 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.81% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played on September 26th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There was no similar spread this time, but there was a repeating Three-Number Combination, one that hadn’t been seen in twelve years!

  • 6, 9, 31, 52 (Debuted June 21st, 2006)
Big things come in small packages! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 26, 28, 34, 42, 50, and PB 25, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 93rd appearance.

Powerball watches from the back. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 323 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.8% of the time, and was last seen September 8th, 2018.

With 37 appearances the [2-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 39.8% of the 93 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 323 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.5% of the time. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order on August 22nd, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 5.41% of the 37 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also been seen in 2.15% of the 93 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 0.62% of all 323 drawings. The 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the September 7th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

For the second night in a row, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern streak continue Wednesday night, or will another Pattern take the spotlight? Will Powerball’s jackpot exceed $100 million?

A Mega Millions at Rest

The dust has settled, and the hype has died down. Mega Millions saw no need for big scares or big plays October 30th. As it took a (well-deserved) break, the grand prize eased upward to $52 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 31, 39, 46, 49, and MB 23, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 115th appearance.

Six tranquil numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 28.3% of the 406 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen on October 19th, 2018.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 39th appearance and has now played in 33.9% of the 115 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.61% of all 406 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played on October 16th, 2018.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20.5% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.96% of the 115 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 406 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order played 1.97% of the time. The 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on June 5th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Part of the resting period was the lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Mega Millions looks to be off to a quiet start for November. Still, could a Pattern encore add a little “oomph” to Friday night?

Mega Millions in “Unflinching”

The beast still stands. Sure, a couple of blows were able to land, with a $1 million winner in Houston and a $2 million winner not too far away in the tiny town of Cove (Wiki article for Cove here), but the beast triumphed in the end. With no grand prize winner after the October 19th drawing, the jackpot is now a staggering $1.6 billion! The growth spurt was thanks to a Pattern encore.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern continues to make things more interesting. It wasn’t enough for it to show up in this past Tuesday’s drawing, it had to trot onto the stage Friday night, too! With winning numbers 15, 23, 53, 65, 70, and MB 7, this Pattern has played 114 times.

An encore in more ways than one. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 403 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 38 times and has now appeared in 33.3% of the 114 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 403 drawings  into consideration, this General Order has played 9.43% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-2-1] Specific Order played on September 18th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 7.89% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.63% of the 114 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 403 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.74% of the time. We last saw the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order on December 9th, 2016.

Three Number Combination(s)

A treat was left behind in lone repeating Three-Number Combination 23, 53, and MB 7.

Thrown in for good measure. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the May 5th, 2017 drawing.

It wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if the prize shoots up to $2 billion before Wednesday, if not get close. Will that be the night the beast falls, or will it stick with us through Halloween?

Whatever the case, the beast will not go down easily.

Jackpot Juggernaut

Who needs a Pattern three-peat when you’re knocking on the door of a billion-dollar jackpot!?

That was not a typo.

Millions tried to find the Mega Millions beast and slay it October 16th. Valiant, but in vain. The beast lived to see another day and has now soared to an astounding $900 million!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 45, 49, 61, and MB 9, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 113th appearance.

Helping to help pave the way for a monster (jackpot). Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 402 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 28.1% of them and was last seen on October 5th, 2018.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 38th appearance and has now played in 33.6% of the 113 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.45% of all 402 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played on August 17th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 15.8% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.31% of the 113 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 402 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.49% of the time. We last saw the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order on November 22nd, 2016. This was reconfigured from the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order seen that night. The winning numbers were 1, 43, 45, 66, 69, and MB 7.

Three Number Combination(s)

When the dust and smoke cleared, the repeating Three-Number Combination 3, 49, and 61 was found.

Throwing in a repeating Three-Number Combination at the very end. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the November 14th, 2014 drawing.

There’s a good chance that the jackpot will rise yet again before Friday night. It’s very likely that it will exceed $1 billion, if not be close to it. All that’s known is that eventually, beasts fall. Will the weekend start with a slaying?

Mega Millions and the Second Summer

In the spirit of early-October warmth and humidity, Mega Millions had a hot and sticky October 5th. Once again, the jackpot rose, and just like this past summer, it entered “stupid rich” territory. The grand prize rose to an astounding $470 million! To liven up the night even more, Mega Millions showed that it had an offbeat sense of humor.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 27, 28, 32, 41, 69, and MB 12, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 112 times.

Summer’s not (quite) over yet. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 399 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.1% of the time and was last seen on September 18th, 2018.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 38th appearance and has now played in 33.9% of the 112 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 399 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.52% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played on August 7th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 15.8% of the 38 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.36% of the 112 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.50% of all 399 drawings. The 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played on June 26th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions decided to have a little fun and threw out this lone repeating Three-Number Combination:

  • 28, 41, 69
This is not a prank. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Here’s the fun part. This Combination made its debut on April 1st, 2016. Want to know what’s even nuttier? The Specific Order from that night was exactly like the Specific Order seen this past Friday! The winning numbers were 25, 28, 33, 41, 69, and MB 6 that night. No foolin’!

P.S: Look at how close the numbers that played Friday night are to the ones that played April Fools’ Day! That’s what Lottery Binge is for. The Lottery Trend analysis gurus peek under the hood, do their analysis, and I report it.

We’re going into the 400th Mega Millions drawing with a crazy-large jackpot. There’s a pretty good chance that the grand prize may rise even more before numbers are drawn on Tuesday. Will someone walk away half a billion dollars richer?

Changing of the Patterns

A {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern “six-peat” wasn’t meant to be in the September 18th drawing. The changing of the Patterns didn’t just end a Pattern streak, it brought with it another rise in the jackpot. With the grand prize now a robust $275 million, Mega Millions continues to soar.

General Lottery Analysis

The Pattern that knocked {2-1-1-1-1} off its throne was {2-2-1-1}. The 111th appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 31, 32, 43, 63, 68, and MB 17.

All it took was six numbers to end a streak. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 394 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.2% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played on August 17th, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 37th appearance and has now played in 33.3% of the 111 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.39% of all 394 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-2-1] General Order on July 13th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.5% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.50% of the 111 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 394 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.27% of the time. The 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played on January 20th, 2015. This was reconfigured from the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order seen that night, and the winning numbers were 31, 35, 56, 59, 63, and MB 6.

Three Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 32, 63, and 68.

A repeating Three-Number Combination is just the cherry on top. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut on August 12th, 2014.

Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing will be the last Mega Millions drawing of the summer, or winter if you’re reading from the Southern Hemisphere. With no Pattern streak, September 21st will certainly keep us on our toes. Will the grand prize continue to soar, or will it be brought back down to Earth?

A change of seasons comes a change of bloggers. Romulun Harris, one of our Mega Millions analysts, will be your guide for Friday and next Tuesday’s drawings. I’ll be out of town for a business trip.

The Five Voyages of a Common Pattern

Pattern streak fever was present in Mega Millions this past Friday, and it spread to Lotto Texas on September 8th. The Lottery World was set on fire Saturday night with a five-peat and other things so wild they can’t be talked about in an introduction! The only other thing we can say is that the grand prizes rose for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. The respective prizes are now $6 million and $132 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 21, 33, 43, 47, and 48, the {3-2-1} Pattern went on to play for the fifth time in a row! This Pattern has now played 828 times.

Staying on top with Pattern streaks. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1584 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.3% of the time. September 5th was when we last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern.

Now with 147 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 828 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 9.28% of all 1584 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order played on June 2nd, 2018.

Similar Spread

The key thing to remember about a similar spread is that this happens when the numbers in the spreads are the same, but the orders are different. The spread for Saturday night was 07:12:10:04:01. This is similar to the spread that was seen on November 26th, 2014. That night, the winning numbers were 14, 21, 31, 35, 36, and 48 and the spread was 07:10:04:01:12.

Lotto Texas developed a fondness for similar spreads last month, even seeing them happen back-to-back. Could another similar spread appear Wednesday night?

Four-Number Combination(s)

Believe it or not, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although Lotto Texas dominated this past Saturday, Powerball still had a respectable showing and had its own surprises!

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 92nd appearance with winning numbers 3, 13, 20 32, 33, and PB 21.

Not an encore, but a strong playing. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 306 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 30.1% of them, and was last seen on September 1st, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 28 times and has now appeared in 30.4% of the 92 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has played in 9.15% of all 306 drawings, and previously played on August 25th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 5.43% of the 92 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1}. When taking all 306 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.63% of the time. The 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on March 22nd, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball may not have seen a Pattern encore, but there were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two repeating Combinations. One lottery. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The big things to look out for Wednesday night are similar spreads and Pattern streaks. Will the {3-2-1} Pattern streak continue in Lotto Texas, and could either lottery see a similar spread?