The 4-1-1 on Major Plays

There were no encores for either Lotto Texas or Powerball the night of September 16th. Yet, it was far from a quiet night. Although Lotto Texas saw a repeating Four-Number Combination, it was Powerball that saw the biggest play of the evening. One of the biggest was the appearance of a Pattern so rare that it had only played twice before, and made one player $133 million richer.

Lotto Texas

With winning numbers 4, 9, 18, 36, 40, and 41, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 772nd appearance.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.1% of the 1482 Lotto Texas drawings, and was seen in the September 9th drawing exactly one week ago.

Making its 142nd appearance was the 3 1 2 Specific Order, which has now played in 18.4% of the 772 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 9.58% of the 1482 drawings to date, and previously played on September 6th, 2017.

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 9, 18, 40, and 41.

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the August 6th, 2016 drawing. Compared to most repeating Four-Number Combinations we’ve discussed, this one is recent.

Powerball

For the third time ever, the {4-1-1} Pattern played in Powerball! The winning numbers were 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, and PB 24.

Winning Powerball numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 1.47% of the 204 Powerball drawings. We last saw this Pattern over a year ago. More specifically, the August 17th, 2016 drawing.

With its second appearance, the [4-1-1] General Order has played in 67% of the three drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 0.98% of all 204 drawings. This General Order made its debut in the April 13th, 2016 drawing.

Making its world debut in Powerball was the 0 4 1 0 0 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 50% of the two drawings where the [4-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 33% of the three drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 0.49% of all 204 drawings.

So far, it looks like Lotto Texas and Powerball are getting ready for a big send-off to summer. Will the momentum continue into next week?

Pre-Labor Day 4-1-1

Lotto Texas and Powerball kicked off September, and Labor Day weekend, with some not-commonly-seen Patterns. To make things even more interesting, one of these lotteries saw an Australia Play the night of September 2nd. In fact, it hadn’t seen one in nearly six months! Can you guess which one?

Lotto Texas

Making its 161st appearance, the {4-1-1} Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1478 Lotto Texas drawings. The winning numbers were 2, 10, 14, 15, 31, and 38.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Prior to Saturday night, we last saw this Pattern in the July 8th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 51 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 31.7% of the 161 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.45% of all 1478 drawings. This Specific Order previously played in the March 29th, 2017 drawing.

There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 2, 15, 31, 38 (Debuted March 17th, 2007)
  • 2, 14, 31, 38 (Debuted August 31st, 2016)

    Two repeating Four-Number Combinations stick together. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

By process of elimination, ‘twas Powerball that saw the Australia Play. This was fitting, as Saturday night had the 200th drawing with number balls 1 through 69, and Powerballs 1- 26. With winning numbers 6, 21, 41, 52, 62, and PB 26, this was the 17th time that the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared.

Winning Powerball numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This also meant the 17th appearance of the [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order. All three have now played in 8.5% of the 200 Powerball drawings, and were last seen in the March 11th, 2017 drawing.

As momentous as it was to see an Australia Play, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will either the {4-1-1} or {1-1-1-1-1-1} Patterns make an encore appearance in next Wednesday’s drawing? Will other rare Patterns get a spot in the limelight?

The Big Combination Freeze

Things got even chillier July 8th. For the past few weeks, the Lotto Texas/Powerball posts covered at least one lottery having either a repeating Four-Number or Three-Number Combination, respectively. Saturday night was the first time since June 14th, 2017 that there were no repeating Four-Number or Three-Number Combinations. Just as well, for the Fourth of July has come and gone, and those who took mini-vacations are making their way back to work.

Lotto Texas

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 160th appearance with winning numbers 8, 33, 38, 43, 51, and 53.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1462 drawings. Speaking of June 14th, this was the last time the {4-1-1} Pattern was seen.

Now with 55 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in approximately 34.4% of the 160 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.76% of all 1462 drawings. Like the {4-1-1} Pattern, this Specific Order was also last seen in the June 14th drawing.

 

Powerball

Making its 56th appearance, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 30.4% of the 184 Powerball drawings. The winning numbers were 8, 10, 29, 40, 59, and PB 26.

No repeating Three-Number Combinations this time. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern was last seen in the June 28th drawing; this was almost two weeks ago.

Next, the [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 22nd appearance, and has played in 39.3% of the 56 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in approximately 12% of all 184 drawings. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, this General Order was last seen in the June 28th drawing.

Other than the lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of the biggest highlights of Powerball was the debut of the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 4.55% of the 22 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. It has also played in 1.79% of the 56 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared and 0.54% of all drawings.

Will the cool down continue into next week, or will things heat up a bit?

Getting the 4-1-1 and Then Some

After a quiet Tuesday night, Mega Millions kicked it up a thousand notches in the June 16th drawing. Friday night saw the appearance of one of the least commonly seen Patterns. While that’s a big deal in and of itself here at Lottery Binge, that wasn’t the biggest draw of the evening. There was more to this Pattern than appearing after a lengthy period of absence. What made this Pattern interesting was that this time around, a repeating Four-Number Combination made an appearance. Such a thing is a rarity in Mega Millions.

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its thirteenth appearance with winning numbers 18, 22, 26, 30, 44, and MB 9.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 3.40% of the 382 Mega Millions drawing and was last seen in the October 11th, 2016 drawing.

Making its seventh appearance, the [4-1-1] General Order has now played in 53.8% of the 13 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.83% of all 382 drawings. Like the {4-1-1} Pattern, this General Order was also last seen in the October 11th drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 0 4 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the seven drawings where the [4-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 15.4% of the 13 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.52% of all 382 drawings. The 0 4 1 0 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the September 19th, 2014 drawing. Will it be another two years and nine months before this Specific Order is seen again?

Now it’s time to discuss the biggest event of the evening: the ever-so rare repeating Four-Number Combination. The Combination of the evening was 18, 26, 30, and 44, and it made its debut in the March 15th, 2016 drawing.

Catching a unicorn. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of course, there’s always more beneath the surface when it comes to these lottery things. Nestled inside a repeating Four-Number Combination are four repeating Three-Number Combinations. Here’s Part II of the big event:

A volley of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Save for Combination 30, 44, and MB 9, all the Combinations in the list above made their debut in the March 15th, 2016 drawing.

Will there be more shock and awe in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing?

 

The Flag Day Smash

There is a US holiday in June, a little holiday called Flag Day. See, it falls on June 14th every year, and it commemorates the adoption of the US flag on June 14th, 1777. It wasn’t until the mid-twentieth century that Flag Day became a holiday. As much as USians love (US) football field-sized flags, explosions, chanting “USA! USA! USA!”, and explosions, Flag Day is a low-key affair there. Keeping with the Flag Day tradition, the Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings were low-key affairs the night of June 14th. The {3-2-1} Pattern four-peat in Lotto Texas was smashed, not to mention that there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations. Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern didn’t get a chance to go for an encore, and there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations there, either. Yet, as low-key as the night was, there was an interesting development in Lotto Texas.

Lotto Texas

Wednesday night’s winning numbers were 11, 20, 37, 39, 44, and 49, bringing the number of appearances of the {4-1-1} Pattern to 159.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1455 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the May 6th, 2017 drawing.

The 1 1 4 Specific Order has now made 54 appearances, and has played in approximately 34% of the 159 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.71% of all 1455 drawings. In an interesting turn of events, the 1 1 4 Specific Order was also last seen in the May 6th drawing.

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remained the most commonly seen Powerball Pattern. The winning numbers this time around were 5, 22, 43, 57, 63, and PB 24.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Pattern has now appeared 64 times, and has played in 36.2% of the 177 Powerball drawings. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern previously played in the June 3rd, 2017 drawing.

Making its 20th appearance, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 31.25% of the 64 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.3% of all 177 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this General Order was last seen in the March 1st, 2017 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 20 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 6.25% of the 64 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.26% of all 177 drawings. The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen in the May 14th, 2016 drawing.

The summer solstice is nearly here. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball turn up the heat Saturday night, or will a new, low-key “streak” be established?

Post-Cinco de Mayo Combo Mambo

The calendar may have said that Cinco de Mayo was over, but that didn’t mean Lotto Texas and Powerball were going to be reserved! May 6th was a Saturday after all, and both lotteries saw some big plays. Lotto Texas saw repeating Four-Number Combinations and Powerball saw one repeating Three-Number Combination. Before getting to these goodies in more detail, we must of course run through the “standard” analyses.

Lotto Texas

Saturday’s winning numbers were 14, 25, 38, 44, 46, and 48, making this the 158th appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1444 drawings, and was last seen in the March 29th drawing a little over a month ago.

The 1 1 4 Specific Order made its 53rd appearance, and has now played in 33.5% of the 158 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.67% of all Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to Saturday, the 1 1 4 Specific Order previously played in the October 12th, 2016 drawing.

This all gave way to the following two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 25, 44, 46, 48 (Debuted November 29th, 2006) and
  • 38, 44, 46, 48 (Debuted September 6th, 2006)
Highlighted repeating Four-Number Combinations. From lotterytrend.com. 

Powerball

Reigning Pattern {2-1-1-1-1} made its 60th appearance, with winning numbers 11, 21, 31, 41, 59, and PB 21.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 36.1% of the 166 Powerball drawings, and previously played in the April 22nd, 2017 drawing.

Making its 14th appearance, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in approximately 23.33% of the 60 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 166 drawings, this statistic becomes 8.43%. This General Order was last seen in the April 19th, 2017 drawing.

Now having appeared five times, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 35.7% of the 14 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 8.33% of the 60 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.01% of all 166 drawings. To see when the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen, we need to look at the March 29th, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination 11, 41, 59 made its debut in the May 25th, 2016 drawing.

Highlighted repeating Three-Number Combination. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will there be more repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations next week? Will either the {4-1-1} or the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern be bold enough to go for an encore?

Ring In April!

Hello again, Lottery Trend fans! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates. As March comes to a close, Powerball’s reigning pattern makes a comeback. And now for the details.

 

Lotto Texas

Last night on March 29, 2017, the winning numbers for Lotto Texas were 7, 9, 11, 18, 23, and 43.

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 157th appearance and, currently, has appeared in 10.96% of all 1433 drawings. The Pattern last played on March 8, 2017.

The 4 1 1 Specific Order made its 50th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 31.85% of 157 drawings associated with the {4-1-1} Pattern and 3.49% of all 1433 drawings. The 4 1 1 Specific Order last played on October 15, 2016.

There were no repeats in Four Number Combinations.

 

Powerball

Last night on March 29, 2017, the winning numbers for Powerball were 8, 15, 31, 36, 62 and PB 11.

Powerball’s reigning {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 54th appearance and, currently, has appeared in 34.84% of all 155 drawings. The Pattern last played on March 18, 2017.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 11th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 20.37% of 54 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and approximately 7.1% of all 155 drawings. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order last played on March 18, 2017.

The 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order made its 4th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 36.36% of 11 drawings associated with the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, 7.41% of 54 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and 2.58% of all 155 drawings. The 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order last played on April 27, 2016.

There were no repeats in Three Number Combinations.

 

Well, that was kind of short, especially with no repeats in combinations from either Lotto Texas or Powerball. But as always, there will be surprises popping up. Until next time, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, signing off.

 

 

Simmerin’ Down with a Similar Spread

Wednesday’s drawing didn’t grant us repeating Four-Number Combinations in Lotto Texas or repeating Three-Number Combinations in Powerball. For those of you who had hoped for a Pattern encore or an Australia Play, we’re sorry to say that didn’t happen either. Now, what did happen on the night of March 8th, 2017 was a visit from the rare specimen known as the similar spread.

Lotto Texas

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 15, 19, 24, 33, 34, and 47, marking the 156th appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1427 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen on October 15th, 2016.

The 1 4 1 Specific Order made its 55th appearance, and has now played in 35.3% of the 156 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.85% of all drawings. Prior to Wednesday, this Specific Order previously played on June 18th, 2016.

And now, it has come time to discuss the similar spread. The spread for Wednesday’s drawing was 04:05:09:01:13. It was a little over one year ago, in the March 5th, 2016 drawing, that there was a similar spread of 04:01:13:09:05. The winning numbers on that night were 5, 9, 10, 23, 32, and 37. As you can see, the differences between the numbers in these separate drawings were the same, but the order was different.

 Powerball

Although Powerball didn’t have a similar spread, it was graced with the presence of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Its 52nd appearance was marked by winning numbers 23, 33, 42, 46, 59, and PB 4.

Winning Powerball numbers

This Pattern has appeared in 34.9% of the 149 Powerball drawings, and remained the most commonly seen Pattern. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern at the beginning of the month.

Making its 13th appearance, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has now played in 25% of the 52 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.72% of all Powerball drawings. Prior to Wednesday, this General Order was last seen in the January 18th, 2017 drawing.

Our Powerball coverage concludes with the third appearance of the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has played in approximately 3.08% of the 13 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, as well as 5.77% of the 52 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.01% of all 149 drawings. The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on December 21st, 2016.

Daylight Savings is coming for us here in Lottery Trend country. As we look to spring forward soon, will Lotto Texas and Powerball have Pattern encores? Will the ever-elusive exact spread make an appearance?

Repeats! Repeats Everywhere

True to form, the October 15th Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings were full of energy. What better way to mark the halfway point of the month than the encore of Patterns that played on Wednesday? To add even more whipped cream to this sundae, there were Combinations that played for the first time in years, and a Combination that first played not too long ago.

Lotto Texas

The {4-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance, thanks to winning numbers 2, 7, 12, 15, 24, and 47.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

With 155 appearances, and 1386 Lotto Texas drawings thus far, the {4-1-1} Pattern has played 11.2% of the time.

The 4 1 1 Specific Order made its 49th appearance, and unlike the {4-1-1} Pattern did not appear in the October 12th drawing. Instead, we have to go back in the early throes of summer to find when this Specific Order previously played: June 1st, 2016. With that said, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has now played in 31.6% of the 155 drawings that have {4-1-1} as the winning Pattern. Taking all 1386 drawings into account, we’re looking at 3.54%.

Saturday’s drawing gave us two Four-Number Combinations that haven’t played in quite some time. One of them played almost ten years ago. These Combinations were:

  • 2, 7, 15, and 24, which first played on October 28th, 2006, and
  • 2, 12, 15, and 24, which first played on August 30th, 2008
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com.  The repeating Combinations are in red boxes.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combinations are in red boxes.

Powerball

Just like Lotto Texas, the Powerball Pattern also made an encore appearance. What’s more is that this particular encore is a three-peat. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern’s three-peat was provided by winning numbers 23, 49, 57, 64, 67, and PB 20.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Making its 17th appearance, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 15.7% of the 108 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, although not making an encore, did make a previous appearance not too long ago in the October 8th drawing. Having said that, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 41.2% of the 7 drawings that {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When we look at all 108 drawings, this becomes 6.48%.

The 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order played for the second time ever and we have to go back a couple of months to August 10th to see when it first played. Out of the 7 drawings with [1-1-3-1] as the General Order, the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order has played 28.6% of the time. When we look at the 17 drawings that have {3-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, this becomes 11.8%, and 1.85% when looking at all 108 drawings.

The Three-Number Combination of 23, 64, and 67 made its second appearance, and like the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order, it too played for the first time in the August 10th drawing.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-powerball.com. The repeating Combination is in a red box.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-powerball.com. The repeating Combination is in a red box.

As the days grow shorter and the World Series kicks it into high gear, will the {4-1-1} go for a three-peat in Lotto Texas? Will Powerball see a four-peat in {3-1-1-1}?

 

Takin’ a Chill Pill

Compared to the past few lottery drawings, the October 12th drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball were peaceful. There were no throwbacks to the dial-up days and the Pattern Tango was absent for another night. Even in a state of serenity, we saw a replay (of sorts) in Lotto Texas and a repeat in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 14, 33, 38, 39, 47, and 52.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 154th appearance, its first since the September 24th drawing a few weeks ago. Out of the 1385 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the {4-1-1} Pattern has now played 11.1% of the time.

This hint of September carried over to the 1 1 4 Specific Order, which also made its last appearance in the September 24th drawing. Now having appeared 52 times, it has played in 33.8% of the 154 drawings that have {4-1-1} as the winning Pattern. Taking all 1385 drawings into account, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played 3.75% of the time.

Powerball

Like Lotto Texas, Powerball’s winning Pattern isn’t one that commonly seen. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 16th appearance with winning numbers 16, 30, 34, 37, 44, and PB 16.

Winning Powerball numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have now been 107 drawings, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 14.95% of the time. The {3-1-1-1} in fact played in this past Saturday’s drawing, making this a repeat. Not too shabby!

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its 7th appearance, its first since the July 30th, 2016 drawing. Out of the 16 drawings that have {3-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, the [1-3-1-1] General Order has played 43.75% of the time, and 6.54% when looking at all 107 drawings.

Powerball also surprised us with the debut of the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order. With that said, it has appeared in 14.285% of the 7 drawings that have [1-3-1-1] as the General Order. When looking at the 16 drawings where {3-1-1-1} is the winning Pattern, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played 6.25%. This shrinks to 0.93% when looking at all 107 drawings.

Even when taking it easy, Lotto Texas and Powerball are full of surprises! Will Saturday’s drawing be as peaceful as this one, or will it be a blowout?