Like (Lottery) Lovers Do

Right before Valentine’s Day, Lotto Texas and Powerball went on a double-date with the {3-2-1} Pattern and the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, respectively. The date was such a success that the Patterns wanted to go on another. That’s right; both lotteries saw a Pattern encore February 16th! To make the double-date even more memorable, interesting developments took shape in the repeating Four and Three-Number Combinations. That, and with prizes that rose to $7.5 million and $282 million, Saturday night was one to remember.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The relationship Lotto Texas has with the {3-2-1} Pattern is a bit more complicated. Yes, there was a Pattern encore, but truthfully, it was more than that. The {3-2-1} Pattern had a three-peat, and this was thanks to winning numbers 5, 27, 35, 38, 48, and 51. This Pattern has now played 860 times.

On the third date. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1630 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time. In addition to what we saw last time, the {3-2-1} Pattern was also seen February 9th, 2019.

Now with 153 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 860 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.39% of all 1630 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order was last seen December 26th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In this case, a three-peat came with three repeating Four-Number Combinations.

  • 27, 38, 48, 51 (Debuted August 20th, 2011)
  • 5, 27, 48, 51 (Debuted August 24th, 2016)
  • 27, 35, 38, 48 (Debuted January 29th, 2006)
A more open {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This was a more venturous outing than last time!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore, and its 71st appearance, with winning numbers 29, 30, 41, 48, 64, and PB 1.

Another night getting to know the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Of the 352 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.2% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, not wanting to be alone, also made an encore. With 20 appearances, this General Order has now played in 28.2% of the 71 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 5.68% of all 352 drawings.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were seen February 13th, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10% of the 20 drawings where [3-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.82% of the 71 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.57% of all 352 drawings. The 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the October 21st, 2015 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern became more open and revealed two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Cluster of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Two dates in one week. There is most certainly something to these relationships! Will Lotto Texas’s love affair with the {3-2-1} Pattern continue and will Powerball stick with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern Wednesday night?

El Amor de Las Loterías (Love of the Lotteries)

Happy Valentine’s Day! Before getting to tonight’s analysis, I would like to thank once more my guest blogger Romulun Harris for filling in on such short notice.

After a busy first half of the month, what with Pattern streaks and love affairs with repeating Combinations, February 13th was much quieter. Lotto Texas found its breakup with the {3-2-1} Pattern to be brief. Powerball decided to go with another Pattern, dashing the hopes of a second date with the {4-1-1} Pattern. With the prizes unclaimed, the lotteries’ respective prizes rose to $7.25 million and $260 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas snuggled with the {3-2-1} Pattern as it made an encore with winning numbers 9, 14, 17, 30, 37, and 42. This Pattern has now played 859 times.

Rekindling an old flame. Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1629 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.7% of them.

Now with 162 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.9% of the 859 drawings where the Pattern was {3-2-1}. This Specific Order has also played in 9.94% of all 1629 drawings.

It turned out that not only did Lotto Texas take back the {3-2-1} Pattern, it took back the 3 1 2 Specific Order, too! Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 1 2 Specific Order were last seen February 9th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations; there just wasn’t enough love to go around.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern won Powerball’s heart with winning numbers 2, 8, 14, 24, 69, and PB 26.

A new love, a new flame? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 70 times and with 351 Powerball drawings, it has played 19.9% of the time. We last saw this Pattern in the December 19th, 2018 drawing.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 19th appearance and has now played in 27.1% of the 70 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 351 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.41% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played November 3rd, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.5% of the 19 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.86% of the 70 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.57% of all 351 drawings. The 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance on October 11th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Wanting to get (re)acquainted with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, Powerball held off on the repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Was Wednesday night a harbinger for the second half of the month, or was it just a temporary rest? We’ll have to wait until Saturday to see if Lotto Texas and the {3-2-1} Pattern continue their relationship and Powerball’s affection with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern is more than a one lottery stand.

New Year’s Rehash

Today’s Lottery Binge post is going straight for the jugular. The January 15th, 2019 Mega Millions drawing looked an awful lot like what we saw a couple of weeks ago! The only things that changed were the winning numbers and the outcome. Whereas the new year saw someone become monstrously wealthy, the grand prize increased to $68 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 29, 52, 58, 60, 62, and MB 7, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 84 times.

There’s something about these numbers… Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 19.6% of the 428 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 25th appearance and has now played in 29.8% of the 84 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.84% all 428 drawings.

Now with four appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16% of the 25 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 4.76% of the 84 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when all 428 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.93% of the time.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-3-1] General Order and the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order all played together in the New Year’s Day 2019 drawing!

Three-Number Combination(s)

There was another major difference that wasn’t mentioned in the introduction. This past Tuesday night did not see a repeating Three-Number Combination.  

Could we see another playback from around the New Year’s holiday in Friday’s drawing?

New York’s New Year’s Charm

First, a Happy 2019 to all you readers out there. Can you believe that the second decade of the 21st century is almost over? Just one more year (two if you count 2020) to go!

Speaking of the new year, New York City’s Times Square is said to be one of the hottest spots to ring in the new year. After the January 1st Mega Million’s drawing, “Lottery Charmer” can be another thing the city is known for. Right after Christmas, a Powerball winner was crowned in Brooklyn. Tuesday night saw a Long Islander ring in the new year with a whopping $425 million!

As is tradition, the grand prize decreased to a respectable $40 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 34, 44, 57, 62, 70, and MB 14, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 83rd appearance.

The power of six to make one rich. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.6% of the 424 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen December 4th, 2018.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 24th appearance and has now played in 28.9% of the 83 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 424 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.66% of the time.

Now with three appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 24 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.61% of the 83 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 424 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.71% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the [1-1-3-1] General Order and the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order played on November 13th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions also rang in the new year with a repeating Three-Number Combination!

  • 44, 57, MB 14 (Debuted August 4th, 2015)
Starting the year with a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Could 2019 come with record-breaking Pattern streaks and more crazy-rich grand prizes or will this be a more mellow year?

Precursor to a Christmas Blowout?

There’s less than a week left until Christmas! That means a couple of weeks with the kids, panic-buying for gifts, and gettin’ down with the lottery.

Here’s the deal. Powerball is following in Mega Millions’s steps. The fallout of the December 19th drawing was the grand prize jumping to $281 million. Lotto Texas, gracious as it ever was, eased into a $8.75 million jackpot.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Speaking of, the {4-2} Pattern made its 174th appearance with winning numbers 30, 34, 38, 41, 43, and 51.

Respectable Pattern for a respectable lottery. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1613 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time and was last seen November 17th, 2018.

Now with 31 appearances, the 0 2 4 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 174 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. If taking all 1613 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.92% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 2 4 Specific Order played on October 6th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Rejoice, all you repeating Four-Number Combination lovers, for Lotto Texas did not disappoint! The Combination of the evening was 34, 38, 43, and 51.

Repeating Four-Number Combinations make good companions. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut January 5th, 2013. It’s hard to believe that that was nearly six years ago!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

In honor of its newfound love of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, Powerball decided to play it again! The 69th appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 15, 29, 31, 37, 43, and PB 16.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern came back for more. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 335 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.6% of the time. Recall that we last saw this Pattern December 15th.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its eighteenth appearance and has now played in 26.1% of the 69 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.37% of all 335 drawings. We last saw the [1-3-1-1] General Order on September 15th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.67% of the 18 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.35% of the 69 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.90% of all 335 drawings. The 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on February 7th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the Pattern encore was repeating Three-Number Combination 15, 29, and 31.

Top of the class, er, table. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted October 14th, 2015.

Will someone win an early Christmas gift Saturday?

In Powerball’s Shadow

December 15th means two things; there isn’t much time left for Christmas shopping and the year is almost over. This year, we can throw Lotto Texas and Powerball into the fray.

Powerball seized control of the night. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot rose to $262 million. There were a few other treats, but we’ll get to those in a moment. First, we’re going to discuss the unassuming Lotto Texas, which saw its jackpot rise to a respectable $8.25 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 12, 13, 27, 30, and 41, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 846th appearance.

Six humble numbers. Nothing more. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Now that there have been 1612 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.5% of the time and was last seen on December 8th, 2018.

With 154 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has now played in 18.2% of the 846 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1612 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.55% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played on November 28th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

We’re sorry to disappoint the repeating Four-Number Combination fans out there, but there were none. Perhaps sometime next week?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 68th appearance with winning numbers 8, 38, 43, 52, 55, and PB 17.

These numbers were up to something. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 334 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 20.4% of them.

With 33 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played in 48.5% of the 68 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 9.88% once all 334 drawings are taken into consideration.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order were last seen on November 28th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.09% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.41% of the 68 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 0.90% of all 334 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order on September 19th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

If the ballooning jackpot wasn’t enough, there were three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Three of Three! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will someone win the ultimate Christmas gift next week, or will the jackpot madness follow into the new year?





Mega Millions and the Christmas Glitz

The Christmas season is the glitziest time of year. Whether it’s the extravagant lights or the decadent desserts, the office Christmas parties or the winter fashion, few can resist. On December 4th, Mega Millions couldn’t resist, either. In fact, it contributed to the glitz.

With no grand prize winner, the jackpot rose to $226 million. Becoming that wealthy (almost) overnight would be the ultimate Christmas gift, or at least hard to top!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 28, 31, 41, 42, 50, and MB 4, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 82nd appearance.

The jackpot’s getting up there again! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 416 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 19.7% of them and was last seen November 13th, 2018.

The [1-3-1-1] made its 30th appearance and has now played in 36.6% of the 82 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 416 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 7.21% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played September 28th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.67% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 6.10% of the 82 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 416 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.20% of the time. We last saw the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order on May 12th, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations under the glitter. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Now, this may be jumping the gun, but there was a “crazy-large jackpot” around the time of another holiday earlier this year. Whether it grows to that size, or larger, remains to be seen. For now, we should concern ourselves with Friday night, and whether or not the {3-1-1-1} Pattern will make an encore.





Encore Mischief and a Pattern Streak Derailed

November was a quieter month than October, that’s for sure! Still, the month gifted us with healthy, robust jackpots. With no grand prize winners, the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball are now $7 million and $183 million, respectively. For those of you out there who love Pattern streaks, Powerball obliged with its {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. With five consecutive appearances, a six-peat was all but certain, right?

Not quite. November 28th saw the end of that Pattern streak. Meanwhile, Lotto Texas ended the month with a Pattern encore.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore was thanks to winning numbers 1, 2, 4, 20, 30, and 37. This Pattern has now played 843 times.

The {3-2-1} Pattern stays on top. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1607 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.5% of the time and was last seen November 24th, 2018.

Now with 153 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the 843 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1607 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.52% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played on October 31st, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 1, 20, 30, and 37.

A repeating Four-Number Combination for company. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut on July 30th, 2011.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak was derailed by the 67th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 4, 19, 59, 68, 69, and PB 21.

A streak deferred. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 329 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.4% of the time and was last seen on November 3rd, 2018.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 32nd appearance and has now played in 47.8% of the 67 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 329 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.73% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played on October 24th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 32 drawings where the General order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.97% of the 67 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 329 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.22% of the time. We last saw the 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order on December 20th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

As if derailing a Pattern streak wasn’t enough, there was also a repeating Three-Number Combination!

  • 4, 68, PB 21

With a side of repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the July 5th, 2017 drawing.

Lotto Texas and Powerball have the joint honor of ringing in December. Will Saturday night see a {3-2-1} Pattern streak be established in Lotto Texas?





Mega Millions’s Slow Climb Upwards

We’re halfway through November, and Mega Millions was more than happy to let Powerball and Lotto Texas vie for attention! November 13th was another quiet evening. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot rose to $122 million. A far cry from the beast we saw last month, but certainly nothing to scoff at!

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 81st appearance with winning numbers 34, 46, 57, 65, 69, and MB 11.

Still taking it easy. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 410 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 19.8% of the time.

With 23 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played in 28.4% of the 81 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 410 drawings into consideration, this Pattern has played 5.61% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order played in the October 26th, 2018 drawing. Did the same hold true for the Specific Order?

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 8.70% of the 23 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.47% of the 81 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-1-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 410 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.49% of the time.  The 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order made its debut on August 12th, 2014. This was reconfigured from the  0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order seen that night and the winning numbers were 32, 53, 60, 63, 68, and MB 6.

Three Number Combination(s)

Tuesday night didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Friday night continue the “quiet streak” for Mega Millions?





1600 Ghosts

November 3rd belonged to Lotto Texas! This plucky little lottery reached a milestone of 1600 drawings with numbers 1-54. In addition to the grand prize rising to $5.25 million, there were other goodies that we can’t mention just yet. Powerball didn’t slouch either, with a prize now standing at $71 million.

What, exactly, allowed Lotto Texas to seize the night and what was special about Powerball?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

In honor of 1600 drawings, the {3-2-1} Pattern went for the three-peat! The 840th appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 8, 18, 20, 41, 42, and 46.

“Small” jackpot. Big surprises! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played 52.5% of the time.

Now with 118 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.1% of the 840 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1600 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.375% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played on March 21st, 2018.

Similar Spread

You can’t go wrong celebrating a milestone with a similar spread! This happens when the differences between the numbers in two drawings are the same, but the orders of those numbers are different.

The spread for Saturday night was 10:02:21:01:04. This was similar to the spread that was seen on May 19th, 2010. The spread that night was 10:04:21:02:01 and the winning numbers were 7, 17, 21, 42, 44, and 45.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations also appeared in honor of the Big 1600!

  • 8, 20, 41, 42 (Debuted September 16th, 2009)
  • 18, 20, 41, 42 (Debuted October 29th, 2016)

Commemorative repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 15, 21, 24, 32, 65, and PB 11, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 66th appearance.

Keeping a level head. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 322 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.5% of the time and was last seen October 24th, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order has now appeared in 18 drawings. This General Order has now played in 27.3% of the 66 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 5.59% of all 322 drawings. We last saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order on September 26th, 2018.

Saturday night saw the debut of the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order! This Specific Order has now played in 5.56% of the 18 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. It has also played in 1.52% of the 66 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.31% of all 322 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Things are off to a busy start for November, although not nearly as crazy as last month! Will the momentum of the {3-2-1} Pattern streak continue to build in Lotto Texas? Could there be a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore in Wednesday’s Powerball?