(Not) Very Superstitious

It happened again! Exactly six months ago, we covered a Mega Millions drawing that happened on Friday the 13th. Triskaidekaphobics everywhere can now breathe a sigh of relief. But, for the triskaidekaphobes (and those who aren’t) who also play Mega Millions and live for Pattern encores, then Friday night was the night for you!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 9, 32, 42, 59, and MB 10, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 99th appearance.

An encore for Friday the 13th. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 349 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has now played 28.4% of the time.

Fun fact: This Pattern also played in the October 13th, 2017 drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, making its 35th appearance, has now played in 35.4% of the 99 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General order has also played in 10.0% of all 349 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order was last seen on January 23rd, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.01% of the 99 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.43% of all 349 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order in the February 3rd, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combinations weren’t too fond of the 13th.

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

A Chilly Trend?

Mega Millions kicked off this past weekend in a sleepy state. What with how cold it was over a sizable part of Lottery Trend Country, it fit the mood. Temperatures started to warm up, but the April 10th drawing was similar to what we saw last time. Although this is only the third drawing we’ve covered for April, what we’ve seen this month is a far cry from the madness of March.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 13, 31, 43, 53, and MB 20, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 98th appearance.

Pattern: {2-2-1-1}. Current mood: Hibernating. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 348 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 28.2% of them, and was last seen in the March 6th, 2018 drawing.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 31st appearance and has played in 31.6% of the 98 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1}. This General Order has also played in 8.91% of all 348 drawings and was seen alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned March 6th drawing. A flicker of warmth indeed!

If only a playback had occurred! The 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the July 28th, 2017 drawing. Now with that said, this Specific Order has played in 12.9% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.08% of the 98 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 348 drawings, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order played 1.15% of the time.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will Mega Millions hit the snooze button Friday night, or will it jump out of bed, ready to take names?

 

Getting Back on the Bike

What makes riding a bike wonderful, aside from the exercise, is that you never forget how to ride one. Something similar happened on April 7th. The {3-2-1} Pattern of Lotto Texas fame saw a Pattern encore. Powerball didn’t see one, but there were some rumblings amongst the Combinations.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of Wednesday night’s drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 803rd appearance with winning numbers 15, 18, 28, 31, 33, and 51.

The {3-2-1} Pattern is ever-persistent. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that here have been 1540 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.1% of them. Could it be that this Pattern is trying to re-establish a Pattern streak?

Moving on to the specifics, the 2 3 1 Specific Order, now with 131 appearances, has played in 16.3% of the 803 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.51% of all 1540 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, we last saw the 2 3 1 Specific Order in the March 10th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 15, 18, 33, 51.

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

This Combination made its debut in the December 25th, 2010 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball saw the 76th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. This time, the winning numbers were 2, 17, 20, 38, 39, and PB 20.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern wasn’t so long ago, either. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 29% of the 262 Powerball drawings, and previously played on March 28th, 2018.

With 22 appearances, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 28.9% of the 76 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.40% of all 262 drawings. The [1-2-2-1] General Order was last seen on March 3rd, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 22.7% of the 22 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.58% of the 76 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 262 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.90% of the time. The 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order was seen alongside the [1-2-2-1] General Order in the March 3rd drawing mentioned earlier.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball saw a repeating Three-Number Combination in the form of 2, 17, 20.

Top of the list, and leading the way. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the November 4th, 2015 drawing.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern go on to make a three-peat appearance in Wednesday’s drawing? Will Powerball continue to see repeating Three-Number Combinations?

How ‘Bout Them Encores?

Encores! It’s always nice when these guys pop up. If the Pattern you played last time shows up again, the first thing that probably comes to mind is “Woo hoo! Second chance!” Of course, it’s never that simple (C’mon! If you’ve been reading this blog, you know it’s not). Anyway, a Pattern encore came roaring through in the March 6th Mega Millions drawing. But, that wasn’t the only thing that got caught in the encore web.

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of Friday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 97th appearance, with winning numbers 1, 4, 26, 35, 39, and MB 22.

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

Of the 338 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 28.7% of them.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, also having just been seen last Friday, made its 30th appearance. This General Order has now played in 30.9% of the 97 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.88% of all 338 drawings.

Now with three appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. It has also played in 3.09% of the 97 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 338 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.89% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order previously played in the December 26th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

There was a repeating Three-Number Combination this time!

  • 1, 26, 35 (Debuted May 2nd, 2014)
The Combination may be at the bottom of the table, but reigns supreme on repeats. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and [2-1-2-1] General Order stick together for a Friday night encore?

Bounded Together

Lotto Texas and Powerball are stuck together. That’s just the way it is. Every Wednesday and Saturday, they do their thing, and we do our thing by bringing you analysis. Last summer, we saw that these lotteries can be stuck together in other ways. March 3rd saw a shade of that.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

It was exactly one week ago that Lotto Texas saw an Australia Play. With winning numbers 5, 14, 23, 32, 42, and 52, it made its 210th appearance. Both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have now played in 13.7% of the 1530 drawings.

Lotto Texas is on an Aussie kick. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Four-Number Combination(s)

As of late, Australia Plays have a love for repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 5, 23, 32, 42 (Debuted August 16th, 2008)
  • 14, 23, 32, 52 (Debuted February 6th, 2002, and was last seen April 26th, 2006)
Not many Four-Number Combinations show up three times. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 13, 17, 25, 36, 40, and PB 5, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 74th appearance.

Joined at the hip with the Australia Play. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Now with 252 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 29.4% of the time. Like Lotto Texas’s {2-2-2} Pattern, this Pattern was also seen in the February 24th, 2018 drawing.

With 21 appearances, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 28.4% of the 74 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 252 drawings, this General Order has played 8.33% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, this General Order was last seen on October 28th, 2017.

Now with four appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 19% of the 21 drawings where [1-2-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also been seen in 5.41% of the 74 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.59% of all 252 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order in the September 24th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 13, 25, PB 5, made its debut in the March 18th, 2017 drawing.

Showed up almost a year ago. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the {2-2-2} Pattern and {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore together in Wednesday’s drawing?

In Like a {2-2-1-1}

Ah, March. Spring is coming soon, if it’s not here already, and there are many things to look forward to:

And of course, more Mega Millions coverage. Once again, it had the honor of kicking off a month (see February). Although March 2nd was quieter than what we saw lately, it wasn’t a sleepy night.

General Lottery Analysis

Friday night saw the 96th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 24, 28, 42, 60, 64, and MB 8.

{2-2-1-1} is the second-most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.5% of the 337 Mega Millions drawings. We last saw this Pattern on February 13th, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 29 appearances, has played in 30.2% of the 96 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 337 drawings, this General Order has played 8.61% of the time. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, the [2-1-2-1] General Order previously played on February 13th.

Could it be that Mega Millions kicked off the month with a playback? Let’s see what the Specific Order did.

With two appearances, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has now played in 6.90% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1].  This Specific Order has also played in 2.08% of the 96 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 0.59% of all 337 drawings. A playback wasn’t meant to be. The 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order made its debut in the March 27th, 2015 drawing. This was reconfigured from the  0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order seen that night, and the winning numbers were 17, 21, 36, 58, 70, and MB 3.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Tuesday’s drawing feature a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore?

Bouncing Through a Time Warp

Saturdays wield the power of nostalgia. Be it Saturday morning cartoons, hanging out at the mall, or just sleeping in, there’s something about that day that makes the urge to reminisce hard to suppress. As is the nature of Lottery Binge, we cover past lotteries—the past can be from just a few days ago to a time when Blockbuster Video was where you rented movies and video games. February 24th was a night when the past truly took over.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 9, 32, 35, 51, and 54, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 209th appearance.

There’s a history buried in here. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1528 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has appeared 13.7% of the time. We last saw one in the February 3rd, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The biggest event of the evening was with one of the repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 9, 35, 51, 54
  • 5, 9, 32, 35
First position for the *very* first Lotto Texas drawing. Source: lotterytrend.com.

The first Combination is a special one. See, it made its debut on July 19th, 2000. That was the very first Lotto Texas drawing to use numbers 1 through 54!

The second Combination made its debut in the November 30th, 2002 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball stumbled across some leftover Valentine’s Day candy. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 73rd appearance with winning numbers 24, 25, 38, 62, 63, and PB 6.

Things were a bit quieter in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With 250 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 29.2% of them.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 24 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 73 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 250 drawings, this General Order has played 9.6% of the time. This General Order previously played on November 25th, 2017.

Now with four appearances, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 16.7% of the 24 drawings where [2-1-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 5.48% of the 73 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.6% of all 250 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played on September 13th, 2017.

Powerball’s journey didn’t go as far back, but it was a trip back in time nonetheless.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There weren’t any repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Lotto Texas and Powerball will have the honor of bidding February adieu. Will either the Australia Play or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore? Will there be another trip back to the “distant” past?

Love Among the Lotteries

Today’s post is about Valentine’s Day

A time in which lovers play.

But they weren’t the only ones who had fun

Lotto Texas and Powerball had their time in the sun.

With a three-peat, a playback, and a repeating Three-Number Combination

‘Twas a time of great celebration.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern was loved so much that it had to show up again after this past Saturday’s drawing. With winning numbers 8, 19, 22, 29, 50, and 52, this Pattern has now played 793 times.

Three-time charmer. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1525 Lotto Texas drawings, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played in 52% of them.

The 1 3 2 Specific Order made its 120th appearance and has now played in 15.1% of the 793 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 7.87% of all 1525 drawings and was last seen on October 25th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Alas, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 37, 39, 44, 46, 69, and PB 26, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 72nd appearance.

Something’s hiding in these numbers. Source: ltoterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 29.1% of the 247 Powerball drawings.

Now with 29 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 40.3% of the 72 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 247 drawings, this General Order has played 11.7% of the time.

The 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order, now with five appearances, has played in 17.2% of the 29 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 6.94% of the 72 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appeared. Finally, when looking at all 247 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.02% of the time.

And now the fun part. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern, [2-2-1-1] General Order, and the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order were all last seen together in the January 20th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

We lied. Sort of. The real fun part is that 39, 44, and 69, the repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening, made its debut in the January 20th, 2016 drawing!

Powerball loved January 20th. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

That’s exactly two years prior to Wednesday night’s playback.

Not a bad way to get over the weekly hump

Will Saturday night be big, or will there be a slump?

The Mardi Gras Cooldown

The February 13th Mega Millions drawing was much less rowdy than what we saw this past Friday. There was no similar spread, nor a repeating Four-Number Combination. Just as well on the latter, as those Combinations are more the domain of Lotto Texas. Tuesday night wasn’t completely quiet. One of the biggest events of the evening was a Pattern encore.

General Lottery Analysis

The spirit of this past Friday lived on with an encore of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 5, 12, 15, 46, 49, and MB 1, this Pattern has now played 95 times.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern came back for more. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 332 Mega Millions drawing to date, this Pattern has played in 28.6% of them.

With its 28th appearance, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 29.5% of the 95 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 8.43% when looking at all 332 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order played in the December 26th, 2017 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.7% of the 28 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.16% of the 95 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 0.90% of all 332 drawings. The 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on June 21st, 2016.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 46, 49, and MB 1.

Straight to the top. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the June 13th, 2014 drawing.

Will Mega Millions stay calm Friday night, or will there be another big bash?

May We See Your Combinations, Mega Millions?

Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”) season is in full swing. It’s a time of grand parties, flashiness, King Cake, and bingeing. Of course, Mega Millions wanted in on the festivities. After all, it’s no stranger to being flashy. Pattern streaks, playbacks, and the similar spread are just a few tools in its arsenal. Not only was there a similar spread, there was a repeating Four-Number Combination as well. That was not a typo. With this insane mishmash of (repeating) Combinations and a similar spread, we can say without hesitation that February 9th was one of the grandest nights we’ve analyzed.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 28, 34, 41, 46, 47, and MB 14, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played 94 times.

A lot of things can happen with just six numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 331 drawings, this Pattern has played in 28.4% of them, and was last seen on January 23rd, 2018.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 33rd appearance and has played in 35.1% of the 94 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has now played in 9.97% of all 331 drawings. Prior to Friday night, we saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order on January 9th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 33 drawings where [1-2-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also appeared in 6.38% of the 94 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 331 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 1.81% of the time. The 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order previously played in the October 6th, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Spread ‘Em

A similar spread happens when the numbers in the spreads are the same, but the orders are different. The spread for Friday night’s numbers are 06:07:05:01. This is similar to the spread that occurred in the May 12th, 2017 drawing. That night, the winning numbers were 28, 34, 41, 42, 47, and MB 13, and the spread was 06:07:01:05.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Four-Number Combinations aren’t all that common in Mega Millions. The lone Combination was 28, 34, 41, and 47.

Like snow in Florida. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This made its debut in the May 12th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The thing about repeating Four-Number Combinations is that there are repeating Three-Number Combinations rolled up inside. Four of them to be precise:

  • 28, 34, 41
  • 28, 34, 47
  • 34, 41, 47
  • 28, 41, 47

These four Combinations debuted alongside “mother” Combination 28, 34, 41, and 47 in the May 12th drawing mentioned earlier.

These weren’t the only repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening!

Purple is a great fallout color. Also, orange is good for “outsider” repeats. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.  

The real Mardi Gras is this coming Tuesday. Will Mega Millions keep the momentum going?