Serve It Up Rare

Nothing else this month has come close to topping the madness of February 9th. At least, until the February 20th drawing. Instead of going for a heavy hitter like a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, or even another similar spread, Mega Millions chose a different path. It’s not a commonly taken path, but it can yield great results.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 19, 23, 24, 43, and MB 14, the rarely-seen {4-1-1} Pattern made its eighth appearance.

One of the rarest Mega Millions Patterns. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have now been 334 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played roughly 2.40% of the time. Prior to Tuesday, this Pattern played on December 12th, 2017.

The [4-1-1] General Order made its fourth appearance and has played in half of the eight drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has played in roughly 1.20% of all 334 drawings and was last seen on March 28th, 2017. This General Order was reconfigured from the [1-3-1-1] General Order seen that night. The winning numbers were 30, 33, 35, 37, 46, and MB 10.

Tuesday night saw the debut of the 0 4 0 1 0 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 25% of the 4 drawings where the [4-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 12.5% of the eight drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 334 drawings, the 0 4 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played roughly 0.3% of the time.

Three Number Combination(s)

A rare Pattern was enough, it seems. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Friday see a {4-1-1} repeat, or will another, more common Pattern take the spotlight?

Grounded

The buzz has died down in Powerball. With only one winner of the $559 million jackpot, the prize returned to a more “acceptable” level. Even without crazy-high jackpots, January 10th was a good night for Lotto Texas and Powerball fans who dig repeating Combinations.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 167th appearance with winning numbers 4, 5, 15, 17, 28, and 54.

Representing the {4-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Out of the 1515 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in roughly 11% of them. Prior to Wednesday night, the {4-1-1} Pattern played in the November 22nd, 2017 drawing.

The 4 1 1 Specific Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 167 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 3.63% of all 1515 drawings. We last saw the 4 1 1 Specific Order in the November 15th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 4, 15, 17, and 54.

Caught in the middle, but sticking out. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the August 13th, 2011 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 24, 33, 49, 50, and PB 4, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern finally made an appearance in 2018! This Pattern has now played 87 times.

Hello, {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. We were wondering when you’d show. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 237 drawings to date, this Pattern has played 36.7% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen December 30th, 2017.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 25th appearance, and has played in 28.7% of the 87 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 237 drawings, this General Order has played 10.5% of the time.  This General Order previously played in the December 9th, 2017 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16% of the 25 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 4.60% of the 87 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared. Finally, when looking at all 237 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.69% of the time. The 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the July 29th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Speaking of summer, repeating Three-Number Combination 33, 49, 50 made its debut in the August 17th, 2016 drawing.

Another summer Combo. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either the {4-1-1} Pattern or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore Saturday night?

 

The 4-1-1 on Mega Millions

Time flies by, doesn’t it? With only a few weeks left in 2017, let’s take moment to reflect:

  • Another {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak happened over the summer.
  • A new system was implemented early last month. Instead of 75 “regular” balls and 15 Mega Balls, we now have 70 “regular” balls and 25 Mega Balls. We call the new system 70-25.

With this new system, there have been 314 drawings. Of those drawings, this is the first one to have the uncommonly-seen {4-1-1} Pattern.

General Lottery Analysis

The December 12th drawing saw winning numbers 8, 23, 24, 25, 27, and MB 9, bringing the number of appearances of the {4-1-1} to  seven.

Out came a rare Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played 2.23% of the time, and was last seen in the March 28th, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the {3-1-1-1} Pattern seen that night.

Tuesday night also saw the fourth appearance of the [1-4-1] General Order. This General Order has played in 57.1% of the seven drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 314 Mega Millions drawings, the [1-4-1] General Order has played in 1.27% of them. We last saw this General Order in the June 10th, 2016 drawing. This wasn’t reconfigured from anything.

The 1 4 0 0 0 1 Specific Order made its world debut! At least, in the 70-25 system. Under said system, this Specific Order has played in 25% of the four drawings where the [1-4-1] General Order has appeared. It has also played in 14.3% of the seven drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.32% of all drawings. The 1 4 0 0 0 1 Specific Order did appear in the old 75-15 system, having been seen in the July 22nd, 2016 drawing. That Specific Order was reconfigured to 1 3 1 0 0 1 so it would comply with the 70-25 system.

Three Number Combination(s)

The rarely-seen {4-1-1} Pattern was accompanied by two repeating Three-Number Combinations.

  • 25, 27, MB 9 (Debuted July 8th, 2014)
  • 8, 24, 25 (Debuted July 22nd, 2016)
The repeating Combinations also doubled as bookends. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Friday’s drawing feature another rarely-seen Pattern?

A Night of Wednesdays Past

First, we would like to wish our U.S. readers a Happy Thanksgiving. May the pigskin fly and the turkey be bountiful.

Some things rest for no man, and lottery drawings are some of those things. Lotto Texas and Powerball flipped the script November 22nd. There weren’t any Pattern encores, but, each lottery’s Pattern was last seen on a previous Wednesday in November. There was another switch-up, but you’ll have to keep reading to find out what it was.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas contributed to the holiday spirit with the not-so-commonly seen {4-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers, 7, 22, 24, 33, 34, and 50, this Pattern has now played 166 times.

Six numbers and an uncommon Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1501 drawings so far, this Pattern has played 11.1% of the time. We last saw it exactly one week ago in the November 15th, 2017 drawing.

On a more specific note, the 1 4 1 Specific Order made its 57th appearance. This has now played in 34.3% of the 166 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared. And, it has played in 3.80% of all 1501 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Specific Order previously played on November 11th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In what may be a shocking twist, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 35, 37, 46, 51, 61, and PB 13, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played in 68 of the 223 Powerball drawings.

Six numbers that packed a punch. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played 30.5% of the time, and was last seen in the November 8th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 26 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 38.2% of the 68 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.7% of all 223 drawings. We last saw this General Order alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned November 8th drawing.

Making its fourth appearance was the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order. This has played in 15.4% of the 26 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. When taking the 68 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, this Specific Order has played 5.88% of the time. Finally, when looking at all 223 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.79% of the time. The 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the June 28th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball’s repeating Three-Number Combination lull came to an end Wednesday night, with two repeating Combinations:

  • 46, 61, PB 13 (Debuted June 21st, 2017)
  • 35, 46, PB 13 (Debuted April 23rd, 2016)
Two repeating Combinations at Thanksgiving. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

As we barrel ahead to the Christmas shopping season, will there be any Pattern encores or other switch-ups Saturday night?

Encore at the Halfway Point

November 15th was an important day. It marked the halfway point of the month, and a reminder that (U.S.) Thanksgiving is right around the corner. To all you U.S. readers, don’t panic! You’ve got about a week left to make plans. Lottery-wise, Lotto Texas had all the fun.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of Saturday’s drawing, the {4-1-1} Pattern made an encore. This time around, the winning numbers were 2, 5, 8, 18, 32, and 37.

{4-1-1} had the repeat. Source: lotterytrend.com.

With 165 appearances to date, this Pattern has now played in 4.34% of the 1499 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 54 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.7% of the 165 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Given that there have been 1499 drawings, this Specific Order has played in 3.60% of them. Prior to Wednesday night, it was last seen in the October 11th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There was a repeating Four-Number Combination nestled in these numbers. The Combination this time was 5, 8, 32, and 37.

And out of that encore came a repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

It was nearly four years ago when this Combination made its debut. More specifically, it was the December 11th, 2013 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball saw no such Pattern encore. Instead, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 42nd appearance, with winning numbers 23, 32, 44, 48, 50, and PB 25.

Powerball lets Lotto Texas have the fun. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19% of the 221 Powerball drawings, and it was last seen on October 11th, 2017.

Making its 19th appearance was the [1-1-3-1] General Order, which has now played in 45.2% of the 42 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in roughly 8.6% of the 221 drawings. We last saw the [1-1-3-1] General Order in the October 7th, 2017 drawing.

The 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order made its second appearance. It has now played in 10.5% of the 19 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.76% of the 42 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.90% of all 221 drawings. The 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order made its debut this past summer, in the July 1st, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination lull continued Wednesday night.

Will the {4-1-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat on Saturday? Will Powerball see a repeating Three-Number Combination?

 

Something New for Saturday

Veteran’s Day/Remembrance Day is a time to remember the veterans of wars past and present. Perhaps it was fitting that neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball saw Pattern encores November 11th. One Lottery saw its most common Pattern. The other Pattern, while not nearly so common, has had decent showings.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 16, 19, 21, 22, 36, and 53, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 164th appearance.

New numbers and a new Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1498 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.9% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, this Pattern was last seen on October 11th, 2017.

Making its 56th appearance was the 1 4 1 Specific Order.  This Specific Order has played in 34.1% of the 164 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared. It has also played in 3.74% of all Lotto Texas drawings. We last saw the 1 4 1 Specific Order in the March 8th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

For the first time since November 1st, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers were 4, 6, 16, 30, 56, and PB 18. This brought the number of appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to 81.

Smashing the {2-2-1-1} Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 220 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 36.8% of them. This Pattern previously played in the October 25th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 19 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 23.5% of the 81 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 8.64% of all 220 drawings. It accompanied the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned October 25th drawing.

The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order made its fourth appearance, and has now played in 21.1% of the 19 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.94% of the 81 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 220 drawings, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played 1.82% of the time. This Specific Order was last seen in the June 3rd, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Just as it was Wednesday night, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will either Pattern go for an encore this coming Wednesday?

Playback & Encore

After a Four-Number Combination appeared in Powerball this past weekend, anything right after would pale in comparison, right? Even though the night of October 11th wasn’t as explosive, there were still some big plays. The {3-2-1} Pattern streak was shattered in Lotto Texas. Meanwhile, Powerball saw a Pattern encore. And then some.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern pushed the {3-2-1} Pattern aside with winning numbers 3, 4, 6, 11, 19, and 38.

The streak is gone, ’cause {4-1-1} said so. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 163 drawings, and has appeared in 10.9% of the 1489 Lotto Texas drawings to date. Prior to Wednesday night, we last saw this Pattern on September 20th, 2017.

Making its 53rd appearance was the 4 1 1 Specific Order. This has played in 32.5% of the 163 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.56% of all 1485 drawing. The 4 1 1 Specific Order was seen alongside the {4-1-1} Pattern in the September 20th drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations here. What of Powerball?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of Saturday night, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance. This time around, the winning numbers were 1, 3, 13, 19, 69, and PB 23.

What did this {3-1-1-1} Pattern produce? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 41 times, and has appeared in 19.4% of the 211 Powerball drawings.

With ten appearances, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played in 24.4% of the 41 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 4.74% of all 211 drawings. When we last saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order, it was during the dog days of summer. More specifically, during the August 12th, 2017 drawing.

Powerball stole the night with big plays. One such play was the debut of the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order! This has now played in 10% of the ten drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. Additionally, this Specific Order has played in 2.44% of the 41 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.47% of all 211 drawings.

Four-Number Combination(s)

No, there weren’t any repeating Four-Number Combinations! But, there was some repeating Combination action.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Here is where the repeating Combination action took place. There was only one repeating Three-Number Combination: 1, 3, 13.

So much fun being at the top. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut earlier in the year. January 11th, 2017 to be precise.

Will either the {4-1-1} or {3-1-1-1} Patterns make another appearance Saturday night?

A Big Playback and a World Debut

Summer has come and gone for Lotto Texas and Powerball. Although there were no encores, nor repeating Four-Number or Three-Number Combinations, there were a couple of interesting plays September 20th.

Lotto Texas

With winning numbers 7, 12, 13, 15, 19, and 37, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 162nd appearance in Lotto Texas.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

To date, there have been 1483 drawings, and this Pattern has played in 10.9% of them.

Now with 52 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.1% of the 162 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.51% of all 1483 drawings.

What made Wednesday night’s Lotto Texas drawing interesting was that both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 4 1 1 Specific Order were seen together earlier this month! More specifically, on September 2nd, 2017.

Powerball

Wednesday night’s winning numbers for Powerball were 39, 48, 53, 67, 68, and PB 26, marking the 61st appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern.

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

This Pattern has now played in 29.8% of the 205 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on September 13th, 2017.

Making its 18th appearance was the [1-2-2-1] General Order, now having played in 29.5% of the 61 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 8.78% of all 205 drawings. We last saw this General Order March 25th, 2017.

Our Powerball coverage concludes with the world debut of the 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order. As of Wednesday night, this Specific Order has played in 5.56% of the 18 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 1.64% of the 61 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.49% of all 205 drawings.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball welcome fall with big plays of their own Saturday night, or will they welcome the season with little fanfare?

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?