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?

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?

Pattern Streaks. They Do a Lottery Good

September 12th was a good night for lottery lovers. Not only did the Lotto Texas jackpot rise to $7.25 million, the Pattern streak held strong! Powerball, on the other hand, didn’t see a Pattern encore. What it did see was a rise in the jackpot, now standing at a cool $147 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

In an amazing turn of events, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its sixth, yes sixth consecutive appearance! This time, the winning numbers were 1, 3, 12, 20, 36, and 44.

The {3-2-1} Pattern has grown roots. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1585 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.3% of the time and remains second-to-none. The last time we saw the {3-2-1} Pattern was on September 8th, 2018.

Now with 151 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 829 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1585 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.53% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played on August 11th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There was no similar spread this time. Instead, there was a repeating Four-Number Combination!

  • 12, 20, 36, 44 (Debuted October 6th, 2001)
The repeating Four-Number Combination was a nice touch. Source: lotterytrend.com.

It was nearly seventeen years ago when this Combination first showed up! Will another seventeen years pass before it appears again?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although Lotto Texas appeared to have the lion’s share of the action, Powerball was no slouch. With winning numbers 6, 28, 48, 63, 64, and PB 24, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 109th appearance.

Powerball had its own tricks. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 307 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 35.5% of them.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now appeared in 34 drawings and has played in 31.2% of the 109 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 307 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.1% of the time.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 26.5% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.26% of the 109 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 307 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.93% of the time.

Instead of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, Powerball gifted us with a playback. That is to say, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, and 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order all played together on September 5th, 2018!

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas’s Pattern streak is one to look out for in Saturday’s drawing? Will the {3-2-1} Pattern shatter all records and go for a seventh appearance? Could Powerball get a touch of Pattern streak fever?

The Five Voyages of a Common Pattern

Pattern streak fever was present in Mega Millions this past Friday, and it spread to Lotto Texas on September 8th. The Lottery World was set on fire Saturday night with a five-peat and other things so wild they can’t be talked about in an introduction! The only other thing we can say is that the grand prizes rose for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. The respective prizes are now $6 million and $132 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 21, 33, 43, 47, and 48, the {3-2-1} Pattern went on to play for the fifth time in a row! This Pattern has now played 828 times.

Staying on top with Pattern streaks. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1584 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.3% of the time. September 5th was when we last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern.

Now with 147 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 828 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 9.28% of all 1584 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order played on June 2nd, 2018.

Similar Spread

The key thing to remember about a similar spread is that this happens when the numbers in the spreads are the same, but the orders are different. The spread for Saturday night was 07:12:10:04:01. This is similar to the spread that was seen on November 26th, 2014. That night, the winning numbers were 14, 21, 31, 35, 36, and 48 and the spread was 07:10:04:01:12.

Lotto Texas developed a fondness for similar spreads last month, even seeing them happen back-to-back. Could another similar spread appear Wednesday night?

Four-Number Combination(s)

Believe it or not, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although Lotto Texas dominated this past Saturday, Powerball still had a respectable showing and had its own surprises!

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 92nd appearance with winning numbers 3, 13, 20 32, 33, and PB 21.

Not an encore, but a strong playing. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 306 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 30.1% of them, and was last seen on September 1st, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 28 times and has now appeared in 30.4% of the 92 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has played in 9.15% of all 306 drawings, and previously played on August 25th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 5.43% of the 92 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1}. When taking all 306 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.63% of the time. The 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on March 22nd, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball may not have seen a Pattern encore, but there were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two repeating Combinations. One lottery. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The big things to look out for Wednesday night are similar spreads and Pattern streaks. Will the {3-2-1} Pattern streak continue in Lotto Texas, and could either lottery see a similar spread?

The Four-Timing Charm of the {3-2-1} Pattern

We’re going straight for the jugular today. September 5th belonged to Lotto Texas. Yes, the $6.75 million jackpot was dwarfed by Powerball’s $114 million. However, Lotto Texas was the one that saw a Pattern play four times in a row. Furthermore, that four-peat had a couple of other goodies nestled inside.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The 827th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 6, 28, 29, 34, 46, and 50.

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

There have been 1583 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played in 52.2% of them. Not only did the {3-2-1} Pattern play in this past Saturday’s drawing, it was also seen in the August 29th and August 25th drawings!

Also on board the encore train was the 1 3 2 Specific Order. Now with 124 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 15% of the 827 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1583 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.83% of the time.

Seeing as both the {3-2-1} Pattern and 1 3 2 Specific Order were last seen together this past Saturday, this is what we like to call a playback.

Four-Number Combination(s)

A playback wasn’t the only “big play” of the evening. There was 6, 28, 29, and 46, the lone repeating Four-Number Combination.

A repeating Four-Number Combination in a sea of singles. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the March 9th, 2011 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although Powerball didn’t have an encore, it too had a strong showing. With winning numbers 6, 15, 50, 59, 60, and PB 13, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remained the lottery’s most commonly seen Pattern.

{2-1-1-1-1] is Powerball’s most commonly played Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 108 times, and given the 305 Powerball drawings, it has played 35.4% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen on August 29th, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 33rd appearance and has now played in 30.6% of the 108 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 305 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 10.8% of the time. The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order accompanied the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned August 29th drawing.

However, a playback was not meant to be. Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 24.2% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.41% of the 108 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 305 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.62% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order played on July 21st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Could the {3-2-1} Pattern go for a fifth appearance Saturday night? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Powerball?

Bienvenidos al Septiembre (Welcome to September)

In the US, Spanish is one of several languages offered in schooling. Speaking of, this is the month that the remaining schools open their doors once again, the Halloween decorations show up in stores, and (handegg) football season starts up. Interestingly, September gets its name from “Septem”, the Latin word for seven.

The ninth (yet named for seven) month started on Saturday this year. September 1st saw the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball inch up to $6.5 and $100 million, respectively, and one Pattern made its third repeat appearance.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 12, 23, 27, 32, 44, and 50, the {3-2-1} Pattern played for the third time in a row. This Pattern has now played 826 times.

3x {3-2-1] Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given the 1582 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen on August 29th, 2018.

Now with 123 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 14.9% of the 826 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 7.77% of all 1582 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 3 2 Specific Order played on May 5th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Believe it or not, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 91st appearance with winning numbers 11, 54, 55, 61, 66, and PB 9.

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

This Pattern has played in 29.9% of the 304 Powerball drawings and was last seen on August 25th, 2018.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 28th appearance and has now played in 30.8% of the 91 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.21% of all 304 drawings and was last seen on August 15th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.49% of the 91 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.64% of all 304 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order played on August 11th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 54, 61, PB 9, made its debut on October 8th, 2016.

A lone repeating (three-number) Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern make a fourth appearance in Wednesday’s Lotto Texas drawing? Could Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} see an encore?

 

End-of-August Double Playback Special

Lotto Texas and Powerball said goodbye to August this past Wednesday. Compared to what we saw this past Saturday and last Wednesday, August 29th was low-key. There were no similar spreads, and the {2-2-1-1} Pattern didn’t have a three-peat. Still, the lotteries packed a punch. Not only did Lotto Texas and Powerball see their respective jackpots rise to $6.25 million and $90 million, they both saw playbacks.

That is, the Pattern, General Order (Powerball), and Specific Order were seen together on a previous date. As we’ll see, each lottery had its own date.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 11, 22, 23, 31, 44, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 825th appearance.

Within these six numbers is a playback and much more. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1581 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time.

Now with 135 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.4% of the 825 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1581 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.54% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 3 1 Specific Order played together on August 25th, 2018. Not only was this a playback, this was a double encore!

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to the encore/playback, there was a lone repeating Four-Number Combination.

  • 4, 22, 23, 44 (Debuted February 25th, 2015)
Sandwiched in. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 107th appearance with winning numbers 25, 41, 53, 57, 67, and PB 12.

Powerball also had hidden treasures. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 303 Powerball drawings, this Pattern ahs played 35.3% of the time.

With 32 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now played in 29.9% of the 107 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.6% of all 303 drawings.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.48% of the 107 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 303 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.64% of the time.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, and the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order all played together on August 18th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 41, 53, and PB 12.

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

This Combination made its debut on January 18th, 2017.

Will either Lotto Texas or Powerball start September with consecutive playbacks?

Everything’s Better with Similarities

There’s a very good chance that Lotto Texas and Powerball casted off the August Doldrums for good! August 25th had strong showings for both lotteries. Not only did their respective grand prizes rise to $6 million and $80 million, there were some similarities to what we saw last time.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 10, 23, 32, 36, and 48, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 824th appearance.

The six most powerful numbers of the evening. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1580 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.2% of them, and was last seen on August 11th, 2018.

Now with 134 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 824 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 8.48% when taking all 1580 drawings into consideration. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played in the July 14th, 2018 drawing.

Similar Spread

A similar spread happened for the second drawing in a row! If you recall our last post, this phenomenon happens when the numbers in the spreads are the same, but the orders are different. Saturday night had a spread of 07:13:09:04:12. This is similar to the one that occurred on May 13th, 2015. That night, the winning numbers were 2, 15, 22, 31, 43, and 47, with a spread of 13:07:09:12:04.

This the first time in Lottery Binge history that a similar spread occurred in either lottery back-to-back.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Once again, Lotto Texas saw a repeating Four-Number Combination! This time, the Combination was 3, 23, 32, and 36.

A cherry on top for Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the August 5th, 2000 drawing. That was eighteen years ago!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball liked the {2-2-1-1} Pattern so much that it was brought back for an encore. This time, the winning numbers were 20, 25, 54, 57, 63, and PB 8.

A Pattern encore is just as nice. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 302 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 29.8% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 27th appearance and has now played in 30% of the 90 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.94% of all 302 drawings. The [2-1-2-1] General Order was last seen in the June 6th, 2018 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order played in 11.1% of the 27 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.33% of the 90 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 302 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.99% of the time. The 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played on August 30th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 54, 57, and PB 8, made its debut in the October 25th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination ahoy! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Could the unthinkable happen in Wednesday’s drawing with a third-consecutive similar spread? Could Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern go for the three-peat?

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?