The Date That Binds

October is strange. The early part of the month is about autumn finding its legs in the Northern Hemisphere. So far, it has either been a continuation of summer or, if we ask our friends up in western Canada, a complete jump-over into winter. October 3rd was a sticky night not only in Houston, but in Lotto Texas and Powerball, too. Another lottery night meant another night where the grand prizes rose. Right now, they stand at $9.75 million and $253 million, respectively. The Patterns, although wildly different on the surface, had something in common, and not just raising the jackpot.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 12, 14, 28, 32, 34, and 52, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 833rd appearance.

833 times and still charming. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1591 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.4% of the time and was last seen on September 26th, 2018.

Now with 136 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 833 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.55% of all 1591 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played on August 29th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were three repeating Four-Number Combinations, running the gamut from the early aughts to almost four years ago!

  • 12, 14, 34, 52 (Debuted July 18th, 2001)
  • 14, 28, 34, 52 (Debuted October 17th, 2007)
  • 12, 14, 28, 34 (Debuted November 15th, 2014)
Seeing red is a good thing.
Source: lotterytrend.com.

Truly, Wednesday night was a good night for repeating Four-Number Combination lovers.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 63rd appearance with winning numbers 41, 53, 59, 63, 66, and PB 3.

A subtle link to Lotto Texas.
Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 313 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.1% of the time. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played on September 26th, 2018.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 29th appearance and has now played in about 46% of the 63 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 313 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.27% of the time. The [1-1-3-1] General Order was last seen on September 19th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 10.3% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.76% of the 63 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 313 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.96% of the time. The last time we saw the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order was two years ago! More specifically, in the August 13th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Amidst the madness was a single repeating Three-Number Combination:

Early bird. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The daytime hours are shrinking, and at least one jackpot is heading for the stratosphere. Will it be a Pattern encore that helps someone become rich beyond his or her wildest dreams Saturday night, or will the jackpots grow once more?

October Heat

The calendar may say “Autumn”, but the summer heat lingers on here in Houston. Sure, it’s not blistering hot, but it’s not exactly pumpkin spice latte weather, either. Mega Millions didn’t get the calendar hint, and things are heating up! There was no grand prize winner October 2nd and the jackpot is now $405 million! There was also a Pattern encore and shades of August past.

General Lottery Analysis

Mega Millions loved the {3-1-1-1} Pattern so much that it made an encore! The 78th appearance of the Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 2, 22, 29, 31, 34, and MB 1.

{3-1-1-1} Pattern back for more. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Given the 398 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 19.6% of the time. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was seen on September 28th, 2018.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 20th appearance and has now played in 25.6% of the 78 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.03% of all 398 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played on August 28th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 30% of the 20 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.69% of the 78 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 398 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.51% of the time. The 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order accompanied the [1-1-3-1] General Order in the earlier-mentioned August 28th drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 29, 31, and MB 1.

A side of repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut on August 26th, 2014.

The Mega Millions jackpot has gone sky high. Will someone win that coveted grand prize Friday night, or will the jackpot sore even more?

Mega Millions’ September Heights

September for Mega Millions started with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak. After appearing five times in a row, it was “dethroned” by another Pattern. Since that night, other Patterns took the reins, none of them able to establish a streak, let alone an encore.

September 28th was no different. Friday night saw yet another unique Pattern and a soaring jackpot, now standing at $367 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 39, 45, 52, 56, 59, and MB 15, the {3-1-1-1} made its 397th appearance.

Fun with {3-1-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 397 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 19.4% of the time and was last seen on September 21st, 2018.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its 29th appearance and has now played in 37.7% of the 77 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 397 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 7.30% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played on April 3rd, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 0 1 3 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.3% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.90% of the 77 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 397 drawings, this Pattern has played 0.76% of the time. The 0 0 1 3 1 1 Specific Order was last seen on October 17th, 2017. This was reconfigured from the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order seen that night. The winning numbers were 31, 45, 49, 56, 70, and MB 11.

Three Number Combination(s)

In addition to a crazy-high jackpot, Mega Millions also ended the month with two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Bundled together in a red box. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Going into October, we’re looking at a large grand prize and no Pattern streaks. Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore? Will someone walk away at least $367 million richer? We’ll just have to wait until Tuesday night.

Never Gone for Long: Lotto Edition

Before we get to today’s lottery analysis, I want to thank guest blogger Romulun Harris for filling in while I was away.

September is almost over, and what a month it has been! Lotto Texas garnered the most attention with a monstrous {3-2-1} Pattern streak. After an astounding eight consecutive appearances, the Pattern was knocked off its pedestal with an Australia Play.

As we look at what happened on September 26th, there were at least a couple of things Lotto Texas and Powerball had in common:

  1. Neither saw a Pattern encore
  2. Both saw their grand prizes grow to $8.25 million and $213 million, respectively

The third “common” thing is a bit subtler and requires further reading.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern didn’t stay off its pedestal for long, coming back strong with winning numbers 6, 13, 18, 30, 48, and 49. This Pattern has now played 832 times.

Down, but not out. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1589 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.4% of them, and was last seen on September 19th, 2018.

Now with 156 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.75% of the 832 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.82% of all 1589 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played on August 4th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to the return of the {3-2-1} Pattern, there were two repeating Four-Number Combinations, both of which appeared ten years ago!

  • 6, 18, 30, 48 (Debuted July 5th, 2008)
  • 6, 13, 18, 49 (Debuted December 6th, 2008)
The {3-2-1} Pattern was not alone. Source: lotterytrend.com.

As much as this blog has gushed over Lotto Texas this month, Powerball still held strong.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 2, 7, 30, 50, and PB 8, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 62 times.

Last seen not that long ago. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 311 Powerball drawings so far, this Pattern has played 19.9% of

the time. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, this Pattern played on September 19th, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 17th appearance and has played in 27.4% of the 62 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.47% of all 311 drawings. We last saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order on May 30th, 2018.

Another stand-out moment for Powerball was the debut of the 3 0 1 1 0 1 Specific Order! This has now played in 5.88% of the 17 drawings where [3-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 1.61% of the 62 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-1-1-1} and in 0.32% of all 311 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Wednesday night.

September 29th will be the last drawing of the month for Lotto Texas and Powerball. Will the grand prizes continue to increase, or will they be won?

Ring in Autumn!

Hey, Lottery Trend fans! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates! As Summer ends and Autumn begins, one Specific Order makes its first appearance in nearly two years! And now the details.

Last night on September 21, 2018, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 1, 2, 11, 52, 64, and MB 9.

Winning Numbers from September 21, 2018 Megamillions drawing

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 76th appearance. It has now occurred in approximately 19.24% of all 395 drawings. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its last appearance on August 28, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 29th appearance. So far, it has appeared in approximately 38.16% of the 76 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and in 7.34% of all 395 drawings. The [3-1-1-1] General Order last played on August 24, 2018.

The 3 0 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its 5th appearance. So far, it has appeared in approximately 17.24% of the 29 drawings associated with the [3-1-1-1] General Order, 6.58% of the 76 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, and in 1.27% of all 395 drawings. The 3 0 0 1 1 1 Specific Order last played on December 20, 2016.

There were no repeats in the Three-Number Combinations.

Well, there were no surprises, but the {3-1-1-1} Pattern got a chance to kick off the Autumn. Until next time, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, signing off.

The Pattern Encores Cometh

There’s no denying that September is an exciting month. Regardless of how you (or your kids) feel about going back to class, or the start of football season, you can’t deny there’s a buzz in the air.

September 19th was an intense night for Lotto Texas and Powerball. Not only did their respective grand prizes increase to $7.75 million and $178 million, they both saw Pattern encores!

Although, “Pattern encore” is an understatement for Lotto Texas.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern streak has now grown to mammoth proportions, with an astounding eight consecutive appearances! Wednesday night’s winning numbers were 5, 24, 28, 34, 37, and 45.

The {3-2-1} train chugs onward. Source: lotterytrend.com.

With 1587 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played 52.4% of the time.

Now with 125 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.04% of the 831 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1587 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.88% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 3 2 Specific Order played on September 5th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 5, 24, 34, 45 (Debuted April 17th, 2010)
  • 5, 24, 28, 37 (Debuted March 11th, 2017)
Double the pleasure of two repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, fresh from appearing in the September 15th, 2018 drawing, made an encore with winning numbers 4, 39, 48, 50, 51, and PB 11. This Pattern has now played 61 times.

A future Pattern streak? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 309 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 19.7% of the time.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 28th appearance and has now played in 45.9% of the 61 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 309 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.06% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-3-1] General Order in the June 23rd, 2018 drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.14% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.28% of the 61 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, this Specific Order has played in 0.65% of all 309 drawings. The 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order made its debut on March 24th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

In addition to the Pattern encore, there was a lone repeating Three-Number Combination:

One (repeating) Three-Number Combination to rule them all. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Summer is almost over, and it looks like Lotto Texas and Powerball have a big send-off in the works. Will the {3-2-1} Pattern streak continue, and can Powerball get a Pattern streak established Saturday night?

Speaking of transitions, Romulun Harris, our Mega Millions analyst, will be your guide for Saturday night’s drawing. I’ll be away on business.

 

The Great and Powerful Pattern

What can be said about September 15th? Other than it being the halfway mark in September, it’s not that big of a deal, is it? After all, there’s nothing that great about the grand prizes for Lotto Texas and Powerball going up to $7.5 million and $163 million, is there? Nothing that great about the {3-2-1} Pattern playing seven times in a r–.

Who are we kidding!? Saturday night was a mighty big deal and not just because the jackpots rose! It was in Lotto Texas, the “small fry” of the Big Three lotteries, that a Pattern played seven times in a row. Not even the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, King of Mega Millions, has ever performed such a feat!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The record-breaking “seven-peat” featured winning numbers 2, 21, 24, 41, 46, and 52. This brings the number of times the {3-2-1} Pattern has played up to 830.

The six numbers that shattered a record. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1586 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.3% of the time. Recall that we last saw this Pattern on September 12th, 2018.

Now with 148 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 830 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1586 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.33% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order played on September 8th, 2018. How interesting it would’ve been if a playback occurred!

Similar Spread

Instead, another level of awesomeness was applied when a similar spread showed up. The spread for Saturday night’s numbers was 19:03:17:05:06. This is similar to the spread seen on September 25th, 2010. That night, the winning numbers were 1, 7, 26, 43, 46, and 51 and the spread was 06:19:17:03:05. Note how the numbers in the spreads are the same, but the orders are different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Of course, Lotto Texas couldn’t have just a {3-2-1} Pattern “seven-peat” or a similar spread. There had to be a repeating Four-Number Combination thrown into the mix, too!

  • 21, 24, 41, 46 (Debuted July 11th, 2009)
More awesomeness. Source: lotterytrend.com.

And what of Powerball? Was it struck with a touch of Pattern Streak Fever?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball remained immune to streak fever, but it had a strong night. With winning numbers 2, 18, 19, 24, 34, and PB 3, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 60th appearance.

On a different journey. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 308 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 19.5% of them, and was last seen on June 23rd, 2018.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its 17th appearance and has now played in 28.3% of the 60 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 308 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 5.52% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played on February 7th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 17 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 60 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.97% of all 308 drawings. The 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on July 30th, 2016.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball’s contribution to the “awesome sauce” pot was the repeating Three-Number Combination 2, 18, and 19.

Top the heap. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the March 4th, 2017 drawing.

It can be said without a doubt that September 15th was one of, if not the biggest night Lottery Binge has covered. Lotto Texas has developed a love affair with the {3-2-1} Pattern and we’ll need to keep an eye on whether the record-breaking streak continues, or there’s a break-up. Powerball hasn’t seen an encore in a while. Could a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore show up Wednesday night?

The Tuesday “Tone-Down”

With the malaise of August shaken off, and what with the month nearly over, Mega Millions calmed down. Three repeating Three-Number Combinations is a tough act to follow! However, this did not mean an uneventful night. As of the August 28th drawing, the jackpot stands at $152 million, and there may have been a shout-out to this past Friday night.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, having just played on August 24th, came back with winning numbers 3, 20, 33, 34, 41, and MB 20!

A round of Pattern encores. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has now played 75 times and given the 388 Mega Millions drawings to date, it has played in 19.3% of them.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order has played 19 times and has now appeared in 25.3% of the 75 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 4.90% of all 388 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played on August 14th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 26.3% of the 19 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 6.67% of the 75 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When all 388 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.29% of the time. We last saw the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order on December 22nd, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 3, 20, and 34.

Sitting high and dry near the top. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the October 3rd, 2014 drawing.

Will Mega Millions end August with a {3-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat?

Mega Millions and the Trio of (Repeating) Combinations

With the start of the school year comes the start of football season. Be it high school, college, or professional, it may very well be that football may have supplanted baseball as America’s pastime. Mega Millions isn’t a sport, but it has its own grand slams and upsets. With a jackpot now at $134 million, it may be soaring towards the stratosphere soon enough! As far as action was concerned for the August 24th drawing, it was more on the Combination side of things.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 6, 13, 18, 49, and MB 8, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 74th appearance.

Friday Night Numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 387 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 19.1% of the time, and was last seen on August 14th, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 28th appearance and has played in 37.8% of the 74 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 7.24% of all 387 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played on August 10th, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.14% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.70% of the 74 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 387 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.52% of the time. The 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the June 22nd, 2018 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

The (repeating) Combination trio bundled together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions see any Pattern encores or playbacks in next week’s drawings? Could there be another night of three repeating Three-Number Combinations?

Mega Millions Encore and a Combination Avalanche

To think that the month is (almost) halfway over! Believe it or not, some kids have already traded the beachballs for the books and for the others, it’s just a matter of time. Mega Millions need not concern itself with school or holidays. If it could, then August 14th would be “Avalanche Day”. The fallout of Avalanche Day was a rising jackpot, now at $88 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 26, 44, 45, 46, and MB 11, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance.

Six numbers created an avalanche. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played 73 times and given the 384 Mega Millions drawings, it has played in 19% of them. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen in the August 10th, 2018 drawing.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played 18 times. With that said, this General Order has played in 24.7% of the 73 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 4.69% of all 384 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played on March 13th, 2018.

Another highlight of the evening was the world debut of the 1 1 0 3 0 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 5.56% of the 18 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 1.37% of the 73 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 384 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.26% of the time.

Four Number Combination

Rare as they are in Mega Millions, there was indeed a repeating Four-Number Combination!

The Combination catalyst. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The Combination 26, 44, 45, and MB 11 made its debut in the January 16th, 2015 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Naturally, the fallout from a repeating Four-Number Combination are four repeating Three-Number Combinations.

  • 26, 44, 45
  • 26, 44, MB 11
  • 26, 45, MB 11
  • 44, 45, MB 11

Of course, these debuted alongside the repeating Four-Number Combination mentioned earlier.

There was one more Combination: 11, 44, 45. This one made its debut in the March 17th, 2015 drawing.

Let the (repeating) Three-Number Combinations flow! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As summer vacation continues to wind down, will Mega Millions continue to ramp up in Friday’s drawing?