A Night of Wednesdays Past

First, we would like to wish our U.S. readers a Happy Thanksgiving. May the pigskin fly and the turkey be bountiful.

Some things rest for no man, and lottery drawings are some of those things. Lotto Texas and Powerball flipped the script November 22nd. There weren’t any Pattern encores, but, each lottery’s Pattern was last seen on a previous Wednesday in November. There was another switch-up, but you’ll have to keep reading to find out what it was.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas contributed to the holiday spirit with the not-so-commonly seen {4-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers, 7, 22, 24, 33, 34, and 50, this Pattern has now played 166 times.

Six numbers and an uncommon Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1501 drawings so far, this Pattern has played 11.1% of the time. We last saw it exactly one week ago in the November 15th, 2017 drawing.

On a more specific note, the 1 4 1 Specific Order made its 57th appearance. This has now played in 34.3% of the 166 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared. And, it has played in 3.80% of all 1501 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Specific Order previously played on November 11th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In what may be a shocking twist, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 35, 37, 46, 51, 61, and PB 13, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played in 68 of the 223 Powerball drawings.

Six numbers that packed a punch. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played 30.5% of the time, and was last seen in the November 8th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 26 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 38.2% of the 68 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.7% of all 223 drawings. We last saw this General Order alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned November 8th drawing.

Making its fourth appearance was the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order. This has played in 15.4% of the 26 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. When taking the 68 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, this Specific Order has played 5.88% of the time. Finally, when looking at all 223 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.79% of the time. The 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the June 28th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball’s repeating Three-Number Combination lull came to an end Wednesday night, with two repeating Combinations:

  • 46, 61, PB 13 (Debuted June 21st, 2017)
  • 35, 46, PB 13 (Debuted April 23rd, 2016)
Two repeating Combinations at Thanksgiving. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

As we barrel ahead to the Christmas shopping season, will there be any Pattern encores or other switch-ups Saturday night?

Pattern Pie

Thanksgiving. You know, that holiday sandwiched in between Halloween and Christmas? The holiday being swallowed by the ever-persistent “Christmas Creep-up?”  November 21st may as well have been the unofficial start to the Thanksgiving holiday. The highways and airports were (are!) packed, and those in charge of the meal were getting those last ingredients.

Mega Millions isn’t one to show up to an occasion empty-handed. Did it bring a rare Pattern, or did this past Friday’s Pattern make an encore?

General Lottery Analysis

Turns out it was neither! With winning numbers 3, 7, 22, 27, 50, and MB 3, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 87th appearance.

No Pattern encore, but something else was hidden in these numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.2% of the 308 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen in the October 27th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 31 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 35.6% of the 87 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. And, it has played in roughly 10.1% of all 308 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order was seen in the October 13th, 2017 drawing.

Making its third appearance was the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 9.68% of the 31 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. The 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has now played in 3.45% of the 87 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Finally, when taking all 308 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 0.97% of the time. This instance of the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order was reconfigured from the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order that appeared in the May 22nd, 2015 drawing. The General Order for that night was [3-1-1-1].

Three Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 7, 22, 27.

Who doesn’t love a repeating Three-Number Combination before a holiday? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the June 5th, 2015 drawing.

What gift will Mega Millions snag on Black Friday?

 

Stuck on Repeat

Encore. Three-peat. Four-peat. What do these words have in common? They scream “back-to-back”, that’s what! November 8th was a good night for those who love seeing Pattern encores. How good?

There was a double-serving.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 4, 11, 24, 40, and 47, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 779th appearance.

Rolled up in six numbers was a Pattern encore. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1497 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 52% of the time. And to think it was just this past Saturday when this Pattern previously played.

The 3 1 2 Specific Order made its 143rd appearance. It has now played in 18.4% of the 779 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. Taking all 1497 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played in 9.55% of them. We last saw the 3 1 2 Specific Order in the September 16th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 2, 24, 40, and 47.

More fun with repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

It was a while back when this Combination made its debut. And by “a while back”, we mean January 15th, 2003.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

In our last Lotto Texas/Powerball post, we mentioned the latter’s love of repetition. It was so fond of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern that it played for the third time in a row. This time, the winning numbers were 12, 14, 20, 21, 34, and PB 22.

Six numbers and a three-peat. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With 67 appearances, this Pattern has been seen in 30.6% of the 219 Powerball drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 25th appearance. It has now played in 37.3% of the 67 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This statistic becomes 11.4% when looking at all 219 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this General Order was last seen November 1st, 2017.

Now with four appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16% of the 25 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order appeared. When looking at the 67 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appeared, the statistic becomes 5.97%. Finally, when taking all 219 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 1.83% of the time. The 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the December 3rd, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Although Powerball gave way to a Pattern three-peat, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {3-2-1} and the {2-2-1-1} Patterns stick together for Saturday night?

 

Pattern Fall-Back

Daylight Savings Time ended in the U.S. and Canada earlier this morning. Hope everyone set their clocks back one hour!

Lottery-wise, it appeared Lotto Texas stole the show Saturday night. Powerball may not have been “in-your-face” with action, but it didn’t let Lotto Texas have all the fun. In fact, Powerball was quite fond of repetition. Pattern-wise.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 5, 13, 21, 33, and 53, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 778th appearance in the November 4th, 2017 drawing.

Falling back on the most common Pattern to start November. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1496 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52% of them, and, it’s the most commonly seen Pattern. It was last seen in the October 25th, 2017 drawing.

The 3 2 1 Specific Order made its 133rd appearance, and has now played in 17.1% of the 778 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has now played in 8.89% of all 1496 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order was seen in the August 12th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Nestled inside these numbers were three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 5, 13, 33 (Debuted May 19th, 2001)
  • 5, 13, 21, 53 (Debuted September 16th, 2015)
  • 5, 13, 21, 33 (Debuted February 5th, 2003)
Bunched pretty close together. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of Wednesday’s drawing, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 66th appearance. The winning numbers were 12, 14, 26, 48, 51, and PB 13.

Harboring a Pattern encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 30.3% of the 218 drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 22nd appearance, and has now played in 33.3% of the 66 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. It has also appeared in 10.1% of all 218 drawings. Unlike the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, this General Order did not make an encore appearance. We last saw it in the October 14th, 2017 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 22 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.55% of the 66 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Finally, it also played in 1.38% of all 218 drawings. The 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order hadn’t been seen in over a year. It previously played on October 26th, 2016.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will either Pattern make an encore appearance in this Wednesday’s drawing?

 

November Boom

November started with a big bang! The Houston Astros won their first-ever World Series and Lotto Texas made a stopover Down Under. Powerball got in on the action with a Pattern encore. So, put on your Astros gear and grab a St. Arnold beer. Here was the rundown for Wednesday, November 1st.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the [2-2-2] made their 202nd appearance. The winning numbers were 6, 18, 29, 35, 44, and 47.

An Australia Play to start the month. Source: lotterytrend.com.

With 1495 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the Australia Play has played 13.5% of the time. This phenomenon last occurred in the October 18th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

And yet, with all the excitement of Wednesday night, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern came back for seconds, bringing the number of appearances up to 65. This time around, the winning numbers were 3, 6, 19, 26, 44, and PB 1.

Starting the month with an encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 217 Powerball drawings thus far, this Pattern has played in roughly 30% of them.

Making its 24th appearance was the [2-2-1-1] General Order. This General Order has played in 36.9% of the 65 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.1% of all 217 drawings. Prior to Wednesday, this General Order had played in the July 12th, 2017 drawing.

Now with six appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 General Order has played in 25% of the 24 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. It has also played in 9.23% of the 65 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.76% of all 217 drawings. This Specific Order was last seen earlier this year. More specifically, in the February 4th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations to speak of.

The ‘Stros winning the World Series more than made up for the lack of repeating Combinations in Lotto Texas and Powerball. What awaits Lotto Texas and Powerball Saturday night?

Pre-Halloween Playback Fever

October 28th was a good night for Netflix, nail-biting World Series games, and lottery. For those of you who enjoy playbacks, Saturday was your night! We saw a playback in Lotto Texas. Powerball was close, but a playback wasn’t meant to be. However, the Specific Order played for the first time in over a year. Which Pattern led the way to a playback in Lotto Texas, and what was that Powerball Specific Order?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-3} Pattern made its 127th appearance with winning numbers 3, 7, 13, 37, 38, and 50.

These numbers produced a Pattern that hadn’t been seen in nearly two months. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1494 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 8.5% of the time. We last saw this Pattern about a couple of months ago in the August 30th drawing.

Now with 48 appearances, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has played in 37.8% of the 127 drawings where the {3-3} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.21% of all 1494 drawings. The 3 0 3 Specific Order was also last seen on August 30th.

Note that the “previously played” date for both the Pattern and Specific Order are the same. This is not an Australia Play because the Pattern and Specific Order are not the same. Remember that in Lotto Texas, an Australia Play consists of the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 3, 13, 38, and 50.

Four-Number Combination in the middle. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This debuted in the September 4th, 2013 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 27, 35, 38, 57, 66, and PB 10, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 64th appearance.

These numbers harbored a {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 29.6% of the 216 Powerball drawings, and was last seen October 18th, 2017.

Now with 20 appearances, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 31.25% of the 64 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appeared. It has also played in 9.26% of all 216 drawings, and was also seen in the October 18th drawing.

The Specific Order of the evening was 0 1 2 0 2 1. Of the 20 drawings that featured the [1-2-2-1] General Order, this Specific Order has appeared 15% of the time. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 4.69% of the 64 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played in the June 24th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Saturday night.

Lotto Texas and Powerball will be the lotteries to kick off November. Will Wednesday’s drawings see any Pattern encores?

It’s the Last Dance

For those of you who may not know, the October 27th drawing was the last one with Mega Balls 1 through 15. Starting on Halloween, the Mega Ball range will go from 1 to 25. “Regular” balls will remain 1 to 75. Also, the price of a Mega Millions ticket will double in price from $1 to $2. This is not a (pre) Halloween scare.

Whatever happens in Mega Millions, Lottery Binge and the Lottery Trend analysis team will be here.

Now that we’ve got that covered, which Pattern was the send-off for this system?

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern had the honor of playing one final time under the current system. With winning numbers 17, 27, 41, 51, 52, and MB 13, this Pattern has played 125 times.

Given that there have been 420 drawings, this Pattern has played 29.8% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the October 17th, 2017 drawing.

The General Order of the evening was [2-1-2-1], and it has now played 43 times. With that said, it has played in 34.4% of the 125 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 10.2% of all 420 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order previously played in the September 26th, 2017 drawing.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 14% of the 43 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.8% of the 125 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. And of course, this has played in roughly 1.43% of the 420 Mega Millions drawings. The 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order hadn’t been seen in over a year. It previously played in the September 2nd, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations were there for the send-off:

  • 27, 51, 52 (Debuted December 9th, 2014)
  • 17, 41, 51 (Debuted October 30th, 2015)
The last duo in the old system. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

What does Halloween have in store for Mega Millions?

Oi! We’ve Got Ourselves a Couple of Encores

 

Via GIPHY 

For our U.S. readers, nothing says, “I survived the week so far!” than a chocolate cupcake or two, right? October 18th was yet another food centered holiday: National Chocolate Cupcake Day. Lotto Texas and Powerball didn’t bring any cupcakes, but both of their Patterns made an encore appearance. Talk about a boomerang effect! What’s more, is that there was a repeating Three or Four-Number Combination here and there.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play made its 201st appearance, with winning numbers 7, 18, 25, 32, 47, and 50.

Hopping back for more. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order have played in 13.5% of the 1491 Lotto Texas drawings.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 18, 25, 47, and 50.

Just one repeating Four-Number Combination this time. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the March 8th, 2014 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 30, 49, 54, 66, 69, and PB 8, the {2-2-1-1} has now played in 63 Powerball drawings.

{2-2-1-1} came back for more. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have now been 213 drawings, this Pattern has played in 29.6% of them.

Making its 19th appearance was the [1-2-2-1] General Order, which has now played in 30.2% of the 63 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 8.92% of all 213 drawings. The [1-2-2-1] General Order was not seen alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern Wednesday night. Instead, this General Order was last seen in the September 20th, 2017 drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 10.5% of the 19 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared. Additionally, this Specific Order has played in 3.17% of the 63 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Of course, we can’t forget to mention that this has played in 0.94% of all 213 drawings. The 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order accompanied the [1-2-2-1] General Order in the September 20th drawing. In fact, that was when the Specific Order made its debut.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 30, 66, 69.

Red for repeat. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the May 4th, 2016 drawing.

Will these Patterns stay joined at the hip Saturday night, or will they part ways?

The Charming 13th

With two weeks to go before Halloween, Mega Millions decided to get in the mood. It wasn’t enough that the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance on Friday the 13th. This Pattern made its third consecutive appearance in the October 17th drawing.

And the number 13 still didn’t appear.

General Lottery Analysis

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 31, 45, 49, 56, 70, and MB 11. This brings the number of appearances of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern to 124.

Who needs 13 to pack a punch? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With 417 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 29.7% of the time.

Making its 46th appearance was the [2-2-1-1] General Order, which has now played in 37.1% of the 124 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played. This General Order has also played in roughly 11% of all 417 drawings. The [2-2-1-1] accompanied the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the Friday the 13th drawing. Could Tuesday’s drawing be a playback?

The appearance of the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order puts the idea of a playback to rest. So, when did it play last? Don’t worry, we’ll get to that in a minute. With its third-ever appearance, this Specific Order has played in 6.52% of the 46 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. This has also played in 2.42% of the 124 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.72% of all 417 drawings. Until Tuesday night, 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order hadn’t been seen in almost three years. This Specific Order had previously played in the January 20th, 2015 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

This time around, there was a repeating Three-Number Combination. The Combination of the evening was 31, 49, MB 11.

Hovering near the bottom. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut over the summer. More specifically, in the July 28th, 2017 drawing.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern continue its streak Friday night, or will another Pattern take over the reins?

A Mob of Combinations

Did you know that when the 14th falls on a Saturday, the chances of wild and crazy things happening goes up?

Okay, not really. But, there was plenty of wild and crazy action in Lotto Texas and Powerball. Whether you’re hoppin’ mad for Australia Plays or Specific Order debuts, October 14th had them. If you don’t fancy those sorts of things, there was a repeating Five-Number Combination. There was also a repeating Three-Number Combination, or two.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 15, 17, 23, 24, 44, and 53, there have been 200 appearances of both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order.

Six numbers. So many things. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1490 drawings in Lotto Texas, the Australia Play has appeared in 13.4% of them. We last saw one in the September 27th, 2017 drawing.

Five-Number Combination(s)

For the first time since July 23rd, 2016, a repeating Five-Number Combination showed its face in Lotto Texas.

Via GIPHY 

Good on ya, Australia Play!

The Five-Number Combination was 15, 23, 24, 44, and 53, and it made its debut in the May 21st, 2014 drawing.

One Combination. Fifteen months. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Four-Number Combination(s)

When there’s a repeating Five-Number Combination, there’s going to be five repeating Four-Number Combinations bundled inside. The Combinations were

  • 23, 24, 44, 53
  • 15, 24, 44, 53
  • 15, 23, 44, 53
  • 15, 23, 24, 53
  • 15, 23, 24, 44
One of these is not like the others. Source: lotterytrend.com.

The bottom four made their debut alongside the Five-Number Combination in the May 21st drawing we mentioned earlier. The top Combination appeared in that same drawing, naturally, but it’s a special one. Four-Number Combination 23, 24, 44, 53 made its debut about a year-and-a-half prior to the other four Combinations. It debuted in the November 24th, 2012 drawing, just two days after (US)Thanksgiving.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although there wasn’t an Australia Play here, Powerball saw a respectable amount of number action. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 62nd appearance with winning numbers 32, 37, 56, 66, 69, and PB 11.

These numbers were a bit quieter. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 29.2% of the 212 Powerball drawings, and was last seen in the September 20th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 21 appearances, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 33.9% of the 62 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has now played in 9.91% of all 212 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played in the September 13th, 2017 drawing.

Making its world debut was the 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 4.76% of the 21 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. Additionally, this Specific Order has played in 1.61% of the 62 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.47% of all 212 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The two repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 32, 66, 69 (Debuted May 11th, 2016)
  • 32, 56, PB 11 (Debuted October 21st, 2015)
Two Combinations together at the end. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Wednesday night be hopping with repeating Combinations, or will things mellow out?