Two Lottery Winners and a Summer Windown

There was room for only one jackpot to go beyond the half-billion-dollar mark this summer. But let’s be honest; one reason why reason most people are infatuated with the lottery is the crazy-large jackpots. The other reason, of course, is winning! August 11th was a night of winners for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. Someone in Texas became $16 million richer and a single player in New York won the $245 million prize. Their respective grand prizes are now $5 million and $40 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 823rd appearance with winning numbers 3, 9, 13, 25, 30, and 51.

The {3-2-1} Pattern produced a winner. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1576 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, this Pattern played on August 4th, 2018.

Now with 150 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 823 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.52% of all 1576 drawings. The 3 2 1 Specific Order previously played on July 7th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 43, 56, 62, 68, and PB 24, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 87th appearance.

A winner for Powerball, too. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 298 Powerball drawings so far, this Pattern has played 29.2% of the time and was last seen on July 28th, 2018.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 26th appearance and has now played in 29.9% of the 87 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.72% of all 298 drawings. The [1-2-2-1] General Order was last seen on May 23rd, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 15.4% of the 26 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.60% of the 87 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 298 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.34% of the time. The 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order was last seen a little over two years ago. Then, it had played in the July 27th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 5, 43, and PB 24 made its debut on June 14th, 2017.

Room for one repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Could either the {3-2-1} Pattern or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern see an encore Wednesday night? Will the night have its fill of repeating Four-Number or Three-Number Combinations?

Encores! Encores Everywhere!

With no grand prize winner for either Lotto Texas or Powerball, their respective jackpots are now $15.25 million and $223 million. Although Powerball has officially joined the Mile-High Jackpot Club, the biggest draw of the evening was in the Patterns. Pattern-wise, August 4th was just like August 1st for both lotteries. In fact, Lotto Texas saw a three-peat and then some!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 9, 11, 33, 48, and 54, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 822nd appearance.

A three-peat for {3-2-1}. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1574 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time.

The 3 1 2 Specific Order also came back for an encore! Now with 155 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 18.9% of the 822 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.85% of all 1574 drawings.

Playback encores, inside three-peats no less, don’t happen often.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Nestled inside was a lone repeating Four-Number Combination: 4, 9, 11, and 33.

A triple whammy in the shape of a repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 18th, 2013 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was thanks to winning numbers 3, 11, 38, 44, 58, and PB 2.

Another common Pattern has its encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 296 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.5% of the time. As we’ll see shortly, the playback fever didn’t reach Powerball.

With 29 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 27.6% of the 105 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.80% of all 296 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played on July 4th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.8% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.81% of the 105 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the wining Pattern and in 1.35% of all 296 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order in the June 17th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern/3 1 2 Specific Order play together again in Wednesday’s Lotto Texas drawing? Could Powerball see a three-peat with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?

An Encore and Crazy-Large Jackpot Fever

August 1st was not only Hump Day this year, it was also Lottery Night! Lotto Texas kicked off the month with a Pattern encore and a jackpot now at $14.5 million. Meanwhile, Powerball caught that “crazy large jackpot fever” from Mega Millions. The jackpot for Powerball crossed just over the $200 million mark: $203 million to be precise.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern came back for an encore with winning numbers 7, 12, 15, 35, 42, and 49. This Pattern has now played 821 times.

Another {3-2-1} Pattern appearance. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1573 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has now played 52.2% of the time.

Now with 154 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.8% of the 821 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.79% of all 1573 drawings. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern, the 3 1 2 Specific Order also made an encore. Both were seen in this past Saturday’s drawing (July 28th, 2018).

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to a playback, Lotto Texas saw a repeating Four-Number Combination that hasn’t been seen in nearly eighteen years!

  • 12, 35, 42, 49
Will another 18 years pass before showing up again? Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the early days of Lotto Texas (1-54). More specifically, the August 16th, 2000 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 22, 32, 38, 58, and PB 26, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 104th appearance.

Powerball’s most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 295 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 35.3% of them and was last seen on July 21st, 2018.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 19th appearance and has now played in 18.3% of the 104 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 6.44% of all 295 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played on March 31st, 2018.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 42.1% of the 19 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.69% of the 104 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.71% of all 295 drawings. The 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played on August 26th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations this time:

Three for Three. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Saturday night see another repeating Four-Number Combination that hasn’t been seen since last decade? Could either Pattern make a repeat appearance?

 

The End-of-Month Double Repeat (Sort of)

Summer’s almost over, but don’t worry! There are still a few weeks left of sleeping in before panic-shopping for Back to School. One thing that is over is July for Lotto Texas and Powerball. July 28th marked the last drawings of the month for both, and with no grand prize winners, their respective jackpots are now $13.75 million and $187 million. Despite their many differences, they did share one thing in common.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 11, 15, 19, 44, and 49, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 820th appearance.

The {3-2-1} Pattern was seen just a few days ago. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1572 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time.

Now with 153 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.7% of the 820 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1572 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.73% of the time. Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 1 2 Specific Order played together in the July 18th, 2018 drawing. When the Pattern and Specific Order played together on a previous date in Lotto Texas, this is called a playback.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination was 11, 15, 19, 49.

This repeating Combination hadn’t been seen in almost two years. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 3rd, 2016 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 86th appearance with winning numbers 22, 27, 46, 56, 65, and PB 13.

There’s a common link with Lotto Texas this time. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 294 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 29.3% of the time and was last seen on July 18th, 2018.

With 35 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 40.7% of the 86 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.9% of all 294 drawings and played alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned July 18th drawing.

So far, it looks like Lotto Texas and Powerball were joined at the hip. Pattern-wise at least. Question is, was Powerball’s Specific Order also last seen on July 18th, 2018?

Now with four appearances, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 11.4% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.65% of the 86 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 294 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.36% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order previously played on January 20th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Almost exactly one year apart. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Note that these Combinations debuted exactly 52 weeks apart.

With Lotto Texas and Powerball having the honor of starting August, will either lottery see a Pattern encore, or perhaps another playback?

Rise of the Jackpots: Redux

The jackpot fever did not break for either Lotto Texas or Powerball July 18th. Not only did they see their respective jackpots rise to $11.5 million and $130 million, they got an extra boost. The title of today’s post is because one of these lotteries saw the “extra boost” in the form of a Pattern encore.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made another appearance, right after appearing in the July 14th drawing. With winning numbers 2, 10, 18, 34, 43, and 54, this Pattern has played 819 times.

{3-2-1} Pattern encore turning up the heat. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1569 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 52.2% of them.

Now with 152 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 819 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.69% of all 1569 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played on May 30th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 85th appearance with winning numbers 1, 10, 27, 28, 36, and PB 12.

Powerball’s “boost” lied elsewhere. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 291 Powerball drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 29.2% of them and was last seen on July 7th, 2018.

With 34 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 40% of the 85 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.7% of all 291 drawings and accompanied the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the July 7th drawing mentioned earlier.

Now with six appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 34 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.06% of the 85 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 291 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.06% of the time. We last saw the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order on June 9th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball’s “extra boost” came in the form of two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

One-two punch of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the jackpots rise once again after Saturday night’s results?

The Incredible, (Non)Edible Rising Mega Millions Jackpot

Summer. Love it or hate it, the temperatures are rising even more. Shaved ice and a trip to the pool offer temporary relief. The real solution, at least for those of us in Houston, is cranking up the air conditioner. In parallel fashion, the Mega Millions jackpot rose once again July 17th and now stands tall at $422 million. That’s more than enough to pay off that crazy-high electric bill! Which Pattern and its General/Specific Orders is responsible for this madness!?

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 16th appearance with winning numbers 40, 41, 61, 66, 67, and MB 12.

{3-2-1}, and the jackpot lifts off again. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 376 Mega Millions drawings  so far, this Pattern has played 4.26% of the time and previously played on July 6th, 2018.

The [2-3-1] General Order made its eighth appearance and was seen alongside the {3-2-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned July 6th drawing. With that said, this General Order has played in 50% of the 16 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 2.13% of all 376 drawings.

The 0 0 2 0 3 1 Specific Order made its debut Tuesday’s drawing. With that said, this Specific Order has now appeared in 12.5% of the eight drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 6.25% of the sixteen drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 376 drawings , the 0 0 2 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 0.27% of them.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 61, 66, and 67, made its debut in the June 10th, 2016 drawing.

The cherry on top was the repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the heat turn up even higher Friday night? Could the Mega Millions jackpot be flirting with a jackpot close to, or even exceeding $500 million soon?

Common Patterns and the Jackpot Escalation

The temperature and jackpots continued to rise July 14th. We’re now roughly halfway through the month with no grand prize winners in either Lotto Texas or Powerball. With their respective jackpots now at $10.75 million and $110 million, the lotteries had another thing in common: the appearance of their most commonly seen Patterns.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 818th appearance with winning numbers 1, 4, 21, 31, 36, and 44.

And the jackpot rises once more. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1568 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time and was last seen in the July 7th, 2018 drawing.

Now with 133 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 818 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 8.48% of all 1568 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order played on June 20th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations in the July 14th drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 22, 41, 42, 49, 67, and PB 11, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 102nd appearance.

Sizzling with the most common Powerball Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 290 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 35.2% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen on July 4th, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 27th appearance and has now played in 26.5% of the 102 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.31% of all 290 drawings and was last seen on January 17th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25.9% of the 27 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 6.86% of the 102 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.41% of all 290 drawings. The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on December 30th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were absent from this past Saturday’s drawing.

Will the jackpots continue to rise Wednesday? Could there be Pattern encores or will something else make its appearance?

The {4-1-1} on the Playback

Today’s post is going to start with a fun fact about July 11th. In the U.S., it’s National 7-11 Day. The “holiday” is commemorated by the convenience stores offering free small Slurpees. In lieu of these drinks, Lotto Texas and Powerball offered rising jackpots of $10.25 million and $100 million, respectively. With Powerball inching closer to “insanely large jackpot” territory (Mega Millions is already there), things got sweeter when after so many instances of coming close, a playback finally occurred.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 169th appearance with winning numbers 17, 20, 26, 28, 31, and 46.

An uncommon Pattern for 7-11 Day. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1567 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, this Pattern played in the July 4th, 2018 drawing, which was exactly one week prior.

Now with 58 appearances, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has played in 34.5% of the 169 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 3.70% of all 1567 drawings and was last seen on November 22nd, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The big event for Lotto Texas was the passing of the playback torch to Powerball. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s playback didn’t come from the {4-1-1} Pattern, but rather the {3-2-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 19, 21, 27, 46, 47, and PB 7, this Pattern has now played 20 times.

Inside these six numbers is a playback. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 289 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 6.92% of the time.

The [3-2-1] General Order has now played ten times. With that said, this General Order has played in 50% of the 20 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.46% of all 289 drawings.

Now with four appearances, the 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 40% of the ten drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 20% of the 20 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 289 drawings, this Specific Order has played in 1.38% of them.

The {3-2-1} Pattern, [3-2-1] General Order, and the 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order all played together previously in the April 28th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening, 21, 47, PB 7, made its debut on January 27th, 2018.

Propping the list up. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Neither the {4-1-1} nor {3-2-1} Patterns are commonly seen. Will either of them see an encore Saturday night? Could another playback take place?

 

A Streak of Playbacks

Lotto Texas is like the wimpy kid going up against the larger kids in a competition. He may not be the biggest, the strongest, or the fastest, but he can use his wits and come out on top. Compared to Powerball and Mega Millions, Lotto Texas has a “wimpy” jackpot – $90 million and $306 million, respectively, vs. $9.5 million*. Yet, Lotto Texas can generate its own hype. July 7th saw the fourth drawing in a row where a playback happened. That is, both the Pattern and Specific Order played together on a previous date. Interestingly, Powerball hasn’t had one in a while, although it did come close.

*$9.5 million is nothing to sneeze at.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 7, 10, 22, 26, and 52, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 817th appearance.

Something other than a Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1566 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.2% of them.

Now with 149 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 817 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1566 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 9.51% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 2 1 Specific Order were last seen on June 27th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 84th appearance with winning numbers 1, 10, 43, 45, 64, and PB 22.

Could the {2-2-1-1} Pattern catch up to {2-1-1-1-1}? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 288 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 29.2% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played on June 20th, 2018.

With its 33rd appearance, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 39.3% of the 84 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 11.5% of all 288 drawings. The [2-2-1-1] General Order played alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned June 20th drawing.

The 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order made its second-ever appearance. With that said, it has now played in 6.06% of the 33 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.38% of the 84 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.69% of all 288 drawings. The 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order made its debut in the March 2nd, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will Wednesday’s drawing see a fifth playback in Lotto Texas, and will Powerball get to see one?

Rising Jackpots and an Uncommon Mega Millions Pattern

One thing that can be said about this summer is that there has yet to be a long-lasting Pattern streak. Last summer and the summer before, this was in Mega Millions’ bag of goodies. This summer, another goody has been added to the arsenal: a rising jackpot. With no grand prize winner after the July 6th drawing, the jackpot is now $306 million. There was also a Pattern that, although common in Lotto Texas, isn’t so for Mega Millions.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its fifteenth appearance with winning numbers 2, 10, 46, 50, 56, and MB 16.

Visit from a rare Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 373 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 4.02% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played on November 14th, 2017.

With it seventh appearance, the [2-3-1] General Order has now played in 46.7% of the 15 drawings where {3-21} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 373 drawings, this General Order has played 1.88% of the time. The ]2-3-1] General Order accompanied the {3-2-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned November 14th drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 2 0 0 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the seven drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 13.3% of the 15 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.54% of all 373 drawings. The 2 0 0 3 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the January 6th, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order seen that night. The winning numbers then were 6, 10, 44, 47, 54, and MB 6. Also note that the drawing for that night was under the old system (“regular balls” = 1-75; “Mega balls” = MB 1 through MB 15).

Three Number Combination(s)

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

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?