All Quiet on the Mega Millions Front

The September 15th Mega Millions drawing ended the week the way it started. No, there wasn’t an encore of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. There weren’t any repeating Three-Number Combinations, either. Yet, even though Friday was quiet, the biggest surprise of the evening was the Specific Order. More specifically, the last time it appeared.

With winning numbers 18, 24, 34, 38, 58, and MB 3, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played 120 times.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 29.4% of the 408 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen in the August 15th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 44 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 36.7% of the 120 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.8% of all 408 drawings. We last saw this General Order in the August 1st, 2017 drawing.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the sixth appearance of the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 13.6% of the 44 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 5% of the 120 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 1.47% of all 408 drawings. What makes the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order interesting is that until Friday night, it hadn’t played in almost two years. This Specific Order previously played in the November 13th, 2015 drawing.

With next week being the final week of summer, will Mega Millions give the season a big send-off?

September Spice

September is nearly halfway over, and it’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. Although autumn doesn’t start until September 22nd (or 23rd), Lotto Texas and Powerball were getting ready for a big send off. That is, if the results from September 13th were anything to go by. Whether it was a Pattern that doesn’t show up often in Lotto Texas, or three repeating Three-Number Combinations in Powerball, Wednesday night was far from boring!

Of course, if you’re reading from the Southern Hemisphere, replace “winter” with “spring”.

Lotto Texas

With winning numbers 24, 35, 40, 42, 45, and 48, the {4-2} Pattern made its 167th appearance.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11.3% of the 1481 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen on August 16th, 2017.

Now with 29 appearances, the 0 2 4 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 167 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.96% of all 1481 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Specific Order played in the December 14th, 2016 drawing.

Here’s a real treat: 35, 40, 42, and 48, the sole repeating Four-Number Combination, made its debut nearly nine-and-a-half years ago! To be more specific, this Combination made its debut in the March 19th, 2008 drawing.

The sole survivor. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 60th appearance, with winning numbers 17, 24, 35, 57, 63, and PB 19.

Winning Powerball numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 29.6% of the 203 Powerball drawings, and previously played in the September 6th, 2017 drawing.

Making its 20th appearance, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has now played in 33.3% of the 60 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.85% of all 203 drawings. This General Order was seen alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern exactly a week prior.

With its third appearance, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 20 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 60 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.48% of all 203 drawings. We last saw the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order in the May 13th, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 24, 35, PB 19 (Debuted August 12th, 2017)
  • 24, 63, PB 19 (Debuted March 30th, 2016)
  • 17, 64, PB 19 (Debuted May 13th, 2017)
A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With only two more drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball left this summer, was Wednesday night truly a sign of things to come?

 

More “Common” Things and a World Debut

In our last post covering Lotto Texas and Powerball, we talked about how September got off to a big start. The night of September 6th told a different story. There were no Pattern encores, and as for repeating Three and Four-Number Combinations? Nada. The biggest event of the evening was the debut of a new Specific Order.

Lotto Texas

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 8, 10, 16, 32, 40, and 48, bringing the number of appearances of the {3-2-1} Pattern to 770.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.1% of the 1479 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen on August 26th, 2017.

Making its 141st appearance, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played in 18.3% of the 770 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, as well as in 9.53% of all 1479 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Specific Order was seen August 2nd, 2017.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 59th appearance, with winning numbers 8, 14, 32, 58, 67, and PB 17.

Winning Powerball numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 29.4% of the 201 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on August 30th, 2017.

Now with nineteen (19) appearances, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 32.2% of the 59 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 9.45% of the 201 drawings, and was seen alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the August 30th drawing.

Making its world debut was the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order, now having played in 5.26% of the 19 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 1.69% of the 59 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in roughly 0.5% of all 201 drawings.

Will there be another world debut among Specific Orders? Will either the {2-2-1-1} or {3-2-1} Pattern make an encore?

Of Nature and Numbers

The storm once known as Harvey is dead and done, now nothing more than a rain system pushing up and out through the eastern United States. Although the Sun is out, and blue skies are a much welcome sight, the aftermath will be felt for some time. The waters will recede, the clean-up will take place, and everyone impacted by the storm will eventually return to their “normal” lives. Add in the videos and photos that have made their rounds on the Internet, not to mention the records that have been broken, Harvey will be one for the history books. Regardless of your beliefs, or lack thereof, Nature is truly awe-some.

Meanwhile, in Lottery World, neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball broke any records August 30th. However, there was nothing “ho-hum” about how each lottery ended the month.

Lotto Texas

With winning numbers 11, 16, 17, 44, 52, and 54, the not-so-common {3-3} Pattern made its 126th appearance.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 8.53% of the 1477 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen May 24th, 2017.

Now with 47 appearances, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has played in 37.3% of the 126 drawings where the {3-3} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.18% of all 1477 drawings. The 3 0 3 Specific Order played alongside the {3-3} Pattern in the May 24th drawing.

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 16, 17, 44, and 54.

The “3” is not a typo. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Unlike most repeating Four-Number Combinations we’ve covered, this one has appeared twice before:

Powerball

Wednesday’s winning numbers for Powerball were 19, 28, 43, 67, 69, and PB 7, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern to 58.

Winning Powerball numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 29.1% of the 199 drawings to date, and previously played in the July 12th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 18 appearances, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 31% of the 58 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.04% of all 199 drawings. Prior to Wednesday, this General Order was last seen in the May 17th, 2017 drawing.

Making its second appearance, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 11.1% of the 18 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.45% of the 58 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in about 1% of all 199 drawings. The 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order made its debut in the May 3rd, 2017 drawing.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 28, 67, and 69.

The lone repeat. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 21st, 2016 drawing.

Will either the {3-3} or {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance? Will there be repeating Four-Number or Three-Number Combinations that have appeared multiple times before?

Repeats All Around

Tuesday night was a scorcher. Although the {3-1-1-1} Pattern didn’t make an encore appearance, Mega Millions did not disappoint. The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order all played together before. What’s more is that there were three repeating Three-Number Combinations. When was that special date? Let’s find out.

The winning numbers in the August 15th drawing were 7, 16, 20, 66, 73, and MB 7. This marked the 119th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 29.8% of the 399 drawings.

Making its 35th appearance, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 29.4% of the 119 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 8.77% of all 399 drawings.

You’re probably asking, “How come you haven’t mentioned dates!?” Don’t worry. We’re getting to it.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 35 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.04% of the 119 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in approximately 1.50% of all 399 drawings.

And now it’s time for the big reveal. The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order were all last seen together almost two weeks ago. To be more specific, it was the August 4th drawing.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the following repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 20, 73, MB 7 (Debuted August 1st, 2017)
  • 20, 66, MB 7 (Debuted May 13th, 2016)
  • 7, 20, MB 7 (Debuted September 5th, 2014)
A double and a single. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With summer starting to wind down, what will Mega Millions have in store Friday night? Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance?

Four Times Fourth

Mega Millions is in the grip of yet another Pattern streak! The {2-2-1-1} Pattern played for the fourth time in a row Friday night. Accompanying this Pattern were two repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The winning numbers for August 4th were 9, 17, 25, 63, 71, and MB 4, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern to 118.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 29.8% of the 396 Mega Millions drawings. Recall that this Pattern was last seen in this past Tuesday’s drawing.

Making its 34th appearance, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 28.8% of the 118 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, as well as 8.59% of all 396 drawings. Prior to Friday night, this General Order was last seen in the June 9th, 2017 drawing.

With five appearances, the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has appeared in 14.7% of the 34 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared, and in 4.24% of the 118 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has played in 1.26% of all 396 drawings. This Specific Order was last seen in the October 18th, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 9, 17, 71 (Debuted November 15th, 2016)
  • 17, 71, MB 4 (Debuted November 10th, 2015)
A duo of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Looking ahead to next week, will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go for a record of its own, or will another Pattern smash the streak?

No Playin’ Possum Here

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern streak held! Instead of ceding ground to other Patterns, this one made its third consecutive appearance in Tuesday’s Mega Millions. Did you also know that you could start the month off by catching opossums in your backyard? You’ll find out how, and why, after this analysis.

The winning numbers for August 1st were 20, 22, 52, 57, 73, and MB 7, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern to 117.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 29.6% of the 395 drawings to date.

With 43 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 36.8% of the 117 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 10.9% of all 395 drawings. Prior to Tuesday, this General Order was last seen in the May 2nd, 2017 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 9.30% of the 43 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 3.42% of the 117 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 1.01% of all 395 drawings, and was last seen in the December 15th, 2015 drawing.

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

Remember last month’s endorsement of homegrown corn? Well, we would’ve endorsed homegrown cantaloupes except for one little problem.

Possums! Apparently, they love the smell, and taste, of sweet melons. They made a feast out of my dad’s cantaloupes, thus taking advantage of his hospitality.

We here at Lottery Binge don’t believe in, or endorse, the mindless killing of our animal brethren, so we set some humane traps.

The smaller, calmer possum.

This one was calmer, probably because she just didn’t know.

Bigger, meaner, uglier. This one was caught a day after the smaller one.

This one here, she seemed to know what was up. Just one nudge of the cage, heck, even closing the back door, sent her hissing!

Getting a kick out of a hissing possum.

No, we didn’t eat them. Instead, they were released into a park away—far away—from the house.

As anyone who has dealt with possums would know, these guys and gals can climb. A fence can only deter so much. If you don’t have a dog, or heck, even a cat, the next best thing is a humane trap. Once you’ve caught the bugger, drive around before releasing him or her back into the wild.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go for a fourth consecutive appearance, or will another Pattern grab the spotlight?

The New Streak in Town?

July was the month of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in Mega Millions. This Pattern reigned supreme, having two instances where it appeared at least four times in a row. To commemorate the end of the month, for Mega Millions at least, one Pattern decided to shake things up Friday night. Instead of serving as a “stop gap” for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern’s streaks, it may be gearing up to start a streak of its own.

Right off the heels of Tuesday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made another appearance in the July 28th drawing. With winning numbers 4, 6, 31, 49, 52, and MB 11, this Pattern made its 116th appearance.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has played in 29.4% of the 394 Mega Millions drawings.

Making its 41st appearance, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 35.3% of the 116 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.4% of all drawings. This General Order was seen alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in this past Tuesday’s drawing.

Now with six appearances, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14.6% of the 41 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.17% of the 116 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.52% of all 394 drawings. Prior to Friday night, this Specific Order was last seen in the January 6th, 2017 drawing.

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations.

  • 4, 49, MB 11 (Debuted December 27th, 2013)
  • 4, 31, 49 (Debuted December 20th, 2013)
Debuted exactly one week apart. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

It’s not often that the debut dates for repeating Three-Number Combinations are separated by exactly one week!

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern start August with a third consecutive appearance?

A Change of Pace

Time flies! It’s hard to believe, but July is almost over. With beach balls soon to be exchanged with backpacks, Mega Millions decided to switch things up again in the July 25th drawing. After four consecutive appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, one wouldn’t be at fault for thinking the Pattern would show up again. After all, Lottery Binge has covered at least one scenario where this Pattern has played five times in a row. Alas, that was not to be. Another Pattern appeared, and there was also a repeating Three-Number Combination.

The winning numbers on Tuesday night were 2, 5, 26, 58, 60, and MB 6, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern to 115.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 29.3% of the 393 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen in the June 9th, 2017 drawing.

With 40 appearances, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 34.8% of the 115 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.2% of all Mega Millions drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order had played in the February 10th, 2017 drawing.

Making its sixth appearance, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 40 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.22% of the 115 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.53% of all 393 drawings. We last saw this Specific Order over a year ago, in the June 21st, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 5, 26, MB 6.

One repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the April 7th, 2015 drawing.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance in Friday night’s drawing?

The Big Thaw

After a restful weekend, Lotto Texas and Powerball came back swinging Wednesday night. In fact, a major warm-up took place. The night of July 12th saw Patterns from recent Saturdays make an appearance in both lotteries. What’s more is that the Powerball Pattern from this past Saturday made an encore appearance. There were also repeating Four-Number Combinations for Lotto Texas and a repeating Three-Number Combination for Powerball.

Prior to Wednesday night, how recent was Lotto Texas’s Pattern? What was it, anyway?

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 760th appearance, with winning numbers 4, 19, 24, 32, 44, and 50.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 51.9% of the 1463 drawings and was last seen in the July 1st drawing nearly two weeks ago.

With 116 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.3% of the 760 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.93% of all 1463 drawings. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern, this Specific Order previously played on July 1st.

There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations, one of which made its debut near the beginning of the century (yeah, that far). They were

  • 4, 24, 32, 50 (Debuted December 29th, 2001)
  • 19, 24, 32, 50 (Debuted September 3rd, 2008)
A duo of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore was thanks to numbers 1, 2, 18, 23, 61, and PB 9, bringing the total number of appearances to 57.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 30.8% of the 185 Powerball drawings.

Making its 23rd appearance, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 40.4% of the 57 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 12.4% of all 185 drawings. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, this General Order was last seen in the July 8th drawing.

With two appearances, the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 8.70% of the 23 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order appeared, 3.51% of the 57 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.08% of all drawings. This Specific Order made its debut in the November 4th, 2015 drawing.

There was one repeating Three-Number Combination: 23, 61, PB 9.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: powerball-lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut last year, in the April 9th drawing.

Will things stay hot on Saturday night?