A Pattern’s Icy Grip

In the nearly two years Lottery Binge has been online, one of our favorite things to cover is the Pattern streak. These occur when a Pattern has played at least three consecutive times. Three or four consecutive appearances seems to be the norm, but there have been cases of five or even six appearances.

Although the biggest ones we’ve covered occurred during the summers of 2016 and 2017, February 21st reminded us that these streaks can happen at any time.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 15, 17, 35, 49, and 44, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 795th appearance.

The Pattern Streak bug has struck Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1527 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.1% of them. We last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern this past Saturday. And for those of you who’ve been following along, this Pattern has now played five times in a row.

The 3 1 2 Specific Order, now with 147 appearances, has played in 18.5% of the 795 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.63% of all 1527 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, it was seen on December 30th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 9, 15, 17, and 39.

Throwing in a repeating Four-Number Combination for extra effect. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination was first seen almost exactly seventeen years ago! To be more specific, it made its debut in the February 24th, 2001 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball may not have a Pattern streak, but it was no slouch. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 51st appearance with winning numbers 7, 15, 31, 34, 36, and PB 8.

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

Of the 249 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.5% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern on February 7th, 2017.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 22 appearances, has played in 43.1% of the 51 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.84% of all 249 drawings. It previously played on January 3rd, 2018.

With its third appearance, the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 22 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. Additionally, this Specific Order accompanied the [1-1-3-1] General Order in the earlier-mentioned January 3rd drawing. The 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has also played in 5.88% of the 51 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.20% of all 249 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations Wednesday evening:

  • 7, 15, 36 (Debuted February 13th, 2016)
  • 15, 31, 36 (Debuted March 29th, 2017)
  • 31, 36, PB 8 (Debuted March 6th, 2016)
A pair and a single. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Powerball and Lotto Texas keep up the momentum Saturday, or will things start to mellow out?

Joined by January

It seems that January, although officially over, is far from done. Our last post on Lotto Texas and Powerball covered how both saw a playback. Fun fact: the original dates for both were sometime in January. And, January continued its grip on the lotteries Wednesday night. We didn’t see any playbacks, but Lotto Texas and Powerball had something in common.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 791st appearance February 7th, with winning numbers 4, 15, 35, 40, 44, and 50.

January came back in an unexpected way. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1523 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 51.9% of the time. This Pattern previously played in the January 31st, 2018 drawing.

With 116 appearances to date, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.7% of the 791 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared. Looking at all 1523 drawings, this Specific Order has played 7.61% of the time. We last saw this Specific Order the January 24th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 4, 15, 40, 50.

A repeating Four-Number Combination was the cherry on top. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the February 27th, 2013 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The 50th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was marked by winning numbers 23, 34, 35, 40, 47, and PB 10.

Powerball was also “hit” by January. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 245 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 20.4% of them. Here’s the commonality between Lotto Texas and Powerball: the {3-1-1-1} Pattern also played in the January 31st, 2018 drawing.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now having made its sixteenth appearance, has played in 32% of the 50 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 6.53% of all 245 drawings. We last saw the [1-3-1-1] General Order in the January 6th, 2018 drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the sixteen drawings where [1-3-1-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 4% of the 50 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 0.82% of all 245 drawings. The 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the October 12th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will there be Pattern encores this Saturday night?

An Encore for Groundhog Day

In our last Mega Millions post, we asked if a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore would start off February. Well, Mega Millions delivered Friday night. February 2nd also took on another meaning here in the States: Groundhog Day. Our focus of course is on that Pattern encore, and it wasn’t the only big thing that happened.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 65th appearance, with winning numbers 1, 14, 14, 17, 40, and MB 4.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern strikes again. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With 329 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 19.8% of the time.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern wasn’t the only thing that saw an encore Friday night! Now with 22 appearances, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has now played in 33.8% of the 65 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 329 drawings, this General Order has played 6.69% of the time.

We now come to the 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order, which has now played three times. Given the 22 drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, this Specific Order has played 13.6% of the time. Looking at the 65 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, the Specific Order has played in 4.62% of them. Finally, when taking all 329 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 0.91% of the time. Unlike the [3-1-1-1] General Order and the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, the 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order did not make an encore. Prior to Friday night, this Specific Order was last seen in the May 19th, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 3 2 0 0 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 4, 17, 40.

What’s an encore without a repeating Three-Number Combination? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the July 15th, 2014 drawing.

Will next week lead to the establishment of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern streak, or will another Pattern take the reins?

Super Blue Lotteries

January 31st was more than just the last day of the month. A Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse could be seen in North America, Australia, and parts of East Asia. If you’re an eclipse enthusiast who missed it, YouTube has videos aplenty. Meanwhile, Lottery Trend headquarters saw a commonality between Lotto Texas and Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 790th appearance, with winning numbers 1, 12, 17, 31, 34, and 40.

Ending the month with the most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1521 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 51.9% of them. This Pattern was last seen January 24th, 2018.

Now with 131 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 16.6% of the 790 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.61% of all 1521 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Specific Order played in the December 20th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination, 1, 12, 17, 34, made its debut in the September 21st, 2011 drawing.

Near the bottom of the list, but leading in appearances. Source: lotterytrend.com.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 7, 14, 46, 59, and PB 22, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 49th appearance.

Common ground with Lotto Texas was found here. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 20.2% of the 243 Powerball drawings. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern we saw in Lotto Texas, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern previously played in the January 24th, 2018 drawing.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 13 appearances, has played in 26.5% of the 49 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.35% of all 243 drawings and was seen alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier mentioned January 24th drawing.

Powerball also saw the debut of the 3 0 0 1 1 1 Specific Order. Statistically speaking, this Specific Order has played in 7.69% of the 13 drawings where [3-1-1-1] was the winning General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.04% of the 49 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 243 drawings, the 3 0 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 0.41% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or the {3-1-1-1} Pattern (or both) make an encore?

{3-1-1-1} Pattern + (Repeating) Combinations = A Decent Finish

Last month, Mega Millions ended the way it started. That is, the Pattern that kicked off December was also the last Pattern. This was appropriate, seeing as the year was ending. Nothing better than sending the year off with a bang, right? That sort of thing should carry on right into the new year, yeah?

To fit the “drab” mood oft associated with January after New Year’s in our part of the world, Mega Millions didn’t end the month with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, which played January 2nd. That would’ve been something: A Pattern encore and ending January the way it started! Instead, the January 30th drawing provided something a bit more “Combination-y”.

General Lottery Analysis

The 64th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was marked by winning numbers 29, 41, 42, 49, 57 and MB 24.

64 times is respectable for the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 19.5% of the 328 Mega Millions drawings, and previously played December 22nd, 2017.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 21 appearances, has played in roughly 32.8% of the 64 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 6.40% of all 328 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played on July 7th, 2017. Note that this is 21 appearances under the 70-25 system.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 9.52% of the 21 drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.125% of the 64 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the Pattern of the evening. Finally, when taking all 328 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 0.61% of the time. The 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the June 14th, 2016 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The two repeating Three-Number Combinations were

  • 41, 42, 49 (Debuted July 1st, 2016)
  • 41, 42, 57 (Debuted November 8th, 2013)
Bundled together in the middle. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern go for the encore and start off February?

A Little Bit Warmer Now

If this past Saturday was warm, then January 24th was hot! Wednesday night was a big night for those who love seeing repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations. Powerball had the lion’s share of the action.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 16, 34, 43, 45, and 53, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 789 times.

The most common Pattern strikes again. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 51.9% of the 1519 Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Pattern was seen January 13th, 2018.

The Specific Order of the evening was 2 1 3. Now that it has played 115 times, it has appeared in 14.6% of the 789 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1519 drawings, this Specific Order has played 7.57% of the time. We last saw the 2 1 3 Specific Order in the October 21st, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination was 8, 34, 45, and 53.

It’s good to stand out. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the January 18th, 2012 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 48th appearance with winning numbers 5, 9, 11, 33, 64, and PB 21.

A lot of action bundled inside. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 19.9% of 241 drawings and was last seen January 6th, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 12 appearances, has played in 25% of the 48 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has played in 4.98% of the 241 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order previously played December 23rd, 2017.

One of the biggest events of evening was the debut of the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 8.33% of the 12 drawings where [3-1-1-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 2.08% of the 48 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern appeared. Finally, when looking at all 241 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.41% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the {3-1-1-1} Pattern were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two big things. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will there be more repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations Saturday night?

Big Things in Small Packages

The saying “Big things come in small packages” is one way to describe the night of January 6th. Lotto Texas may have repeating Four-Number Combinations from at least fifteen years ago, but Powerball has insanely high jackpots! Speaking of, Powerball stole the show, with a player in New Hampshire made $559 million richer. Lotto Texas, however, shall not be ignored. With Powerball getting all the media attention, one mustn’t forget that two lotteries play on Saturday nights.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 11, 30, 32, 38, and 44, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 205th appearance.

Overshadowed by Powerball. Source: lotterytrend.com.

As of the 1514th Lotto Texas drawing, an Australia Play has occurred 13.5% of the time. We last saw one in the December 13th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Thrilling as Australia Plays may be, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations Saturday night.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern gave it another go, with winning numbers 12, 29, 30, 33, 61, and PB 26. This time, someone walked away very happy.

The power of Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 47 of the 236 Powerball drawings. Statistically, that puts this Pattern at having played 19.9% of the time.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with fifteen appearances, has played in 31.9% of the 47 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 6.36% of all 236 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order was seen December 2nd, 2017.

The big night in Powerball also saw the debut of the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 6.67% of the fifteen drawings where the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared, and 2.13% of the 47 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Finally, when taking all 236 drawings into account, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played 0.42% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball thought an insanely high jackpot was enough. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will either Pattern repeat in Wednesday’s drawing? Will there be more debuting Specific Orders?

A Second Wind

Unlike what we saw with Mega Millions, January 3rd was an active night. Just as well, what with most people having gone back to work. How did Lotto Texas and Powerball ring in the new year? Let’s find out.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas started 2018 the same way it ended 2017, with the {3-2-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 6, 8, 21, 33, 34, and 47, this Pattern has now played 787 times.

Starting 2018 the way 2017 ended. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1513 drawings to date, this Pattern has played roughly 52% of the time.

Now with 129 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.4% of the 787 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1513 drawings, this Specific Order has played 8.53% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order was last seen October 7th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 6, 8, 34, and 47.

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

This Combination made its debut over two years ago, in the August 12th, 2015 drawing.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball started the year with a Pattern that doesn’t play often. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 46th appearance with winning numbers 2, 18, 37, 39, 42, and PB 12.

Still no winner. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 19.6% of the 235 Powerball drawings, and played just before Christmas. More specifically, in the December 23rd, 2017 drawing.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 21 appearances, has played in 45.7% of the 46 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 8.94% when looking at all 235 drawings. We last saw this General Order in the December 20th, 2017 drawing.

With two appearances, the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.52% of the 21 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.35% of the 46 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern appeared. Finally, when looking at all 235 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.85% of the time. The 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the February 15th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 18, 37, 39.

Same season, different year. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Like the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, it too played during the Christmas season. However, it was the Christmas prior. This Combination made its debut in the December 14th, 2016 drawing.

How will Lotto Texas and Powerball end the first week of 2018?

The Great Lottery Gifting

First, we’d to wish our readers a Merry Christmas! December 23rd was a busy night. Whether it was wrapping up last-minute shopping, or partaking in Festivus activities in the “real world”, Lotto Texas and Powerball had something for everyone. Who could say “No” to Pattern encores, rare Patterns, and repeating Combinations, of both the Four-Number and Three-Number kind?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {5-1} Pattern, one of the rarest Lotto Texas Patterns, made its 55th appearance, with winning numbers 8, 22, 23, 29, 34, and 36.

Out of six numbers came a rare Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Out of the 1510 drawings, this Pattern has played in 3.64% of them, and was last seen in the November 18th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 15 appearances, the 1 5 0 Specific Order has played in 27.3% of the 55 drawings where the {5-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 0.99% of all 1510 drawings. Prior to Saturday, the 1 5 0 Specific Order was last seen in the August 5th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

What makes looking at the repeating Four-Number Combinations fun is finding the ones that made their debuts in the last decade. Here were two of them:

  • 22, 29, 34, 36 (Debuted August 15th, 2001)
  • 8, 22, 23, 29 (Debuted March 12th, 2008)
Two repeating Four-Number Combinations. One shared decade. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Like the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in “sister” lottery Mega Millions, Powerball’s {3-1-1-1} Pattern got a bit of that “Encore Fever”. This time, the winning numbers were 1, 3, 13, 15, 44, and PB 25, bringing the number of appearances to 45.

Pattern encores are a thing this week. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 232 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 19.4% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 11th appearance Saturday night. With that said, it has now played in 24.4% of the 45 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When taking all 232 drawings into account, this General Order has played 4.74% of the time. We last saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order in the October 11th, 2017 drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the eleven drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has now played in 4.44% of the 45 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.86% of all 232 drawings. The 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the January 11th, 2017 drawing.

Here’s something that will add some more spice into your wassail: Pay close attention to the numbers that played that evening. The winning numbers in that drawing were very close to the winning numbers that played Saturday. They were 1, 3, 13, 16, 43, and PB 24. It’s part of the very reason why Lottery Trend exists!

Three-Number Combination(s)

To add to the bounty of gifts, there was a Three-Number Combination that played three times! That Combination was 1, 3, 13. It made its debut in the same January 11th drawing we just talked about, and it was last seen in the October 11th, 2017 drawing.

A three-timing repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Now we come to the real home stretch. Next week is the last week of 2017. Can Lotto Texas and Powerball top Saturday night’s results?

 

Mega Millions Takes a Holiday

A front has blown through Houston, and for those who like cold weather (not colds!) at Christmas time, it feels a bit more like Christmas is “supposed” to feel. Not cold enough to snow, but certainly sweater weather. Mega Millions took a cue from Mother Nature and cooled down, too. Just like last year. But, unlike what we saw the week before Christmas 2016, there was a Pattern encore in the December 22nd drawing.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern wasn’t content on just popping up in this past Tuesday’s drawing. It showed up again Friday night. With winning numbers 1, 20, 30, 33, 42, and MB 16, the number of appearances of this Pattern is now 63.

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

With 317 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 19.9% of the time.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order played for the 16th time. This General Order has now played in 25.4% of the 63 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When taking all 317 drawings into account, this General Order has played 5.05% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order was seen in the November 7th, 2017 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 16 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General order has appeared. This Specific Order has played in 6.35% of the 63 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Finally, when taking all 317 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 1.26% of the time. We last saw the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order in the December 27th, 2016 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order seen that night, and appeared under the old 75-15 Mega Millions system.

Three Number Combination(s)

As is the nature of a cooldown, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Hard to believe, but next week will be the last full week of 2017. Will Mega Millions end the year with a bang?