Lotto Texas & Powerball Climb (Slowly) Upwards

To keep in the spirit of school starting back up, there were no upsets August 15th. After the wins for both Lotto Texas and Powerball, it’ll be a while yet before either lottery sees their jackpots soar to great heights. As of this post, their respective grand prizes now stand at $5.25 million and $50 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 12, 22, 38, 39, 43, and 44, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 170th appearance.

Getting the {4-1-1} on these six numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1577 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 10.8% of them. Prior to Wednesday night, the {4-1-1} Pattern played on July 11th, 2018.

Now with 56 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 32.9% of the 170 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 3.55% of all 1577 drawings. We last saw this Specific Order on July 8th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There was a lone repeating Four-Number Combination in the form of 12, 39, 43, and 44.

Lonesome repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the August 14th, 2002 drawing. That was sixteen years ago!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of the August 11th, 2018 drawing, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made an encore! With winning numbers 12, 15, 28, 47, 48, and PB 16, this Pattern has now played 88 times.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern back for more. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 299 Powerball drawings, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 29.4% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order hitched a ride on the “Encore Train” with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With 29 appearances, this General Order has played in 30.7% of the 88 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 299 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.03% of the time.

Now with two appearances, the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order ha played in 7.41% of the 27 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.27% of the 88 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when all 299 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.67% of the time. The 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the November 17th, 2015 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

As the Lotto Texas and Powerball jackpots continue their slow climb upward, will there be any upsets in Saturday’s drawing, or will the August doldrums continue?

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?

 

The Encore and Playback Fireworks Spectacular

Another Fourth of July has come and gone. Whether watching them from home or in a park, the holiday never seems to be complete without one thing: fireworks! Lotto Texas and Powerball put on their own fireworks show Wednesday night. In addition to rising jackpots – $9 million and $80 million, respectively – there was the display of a Pattern encore and a fine showing of a playback.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 2, 10, 11, 31, and 51, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 168th appearance.

Buried in these six numbers is a playback. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1565 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.7% of the time.

Now with 56 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 168 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 3.58% of all 1565 drawings.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 4 1 1 Specific Order played on January 10th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to a playback, there was one repeating Four-Number Combination:

  • 1, 10, 11, 31 (Debuted May 16th, 2012)
A welcome surprise. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of the June 30th drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern came back for an encore. This time, the winning numbers were 4, 7, 15, 41, 44, and PB 10.

A possible Pattern streak in the works? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 101 times, and with 287 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 35.2% of them.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order also came back for an encore. With its 28th appearance, this General Order has now played in 27.7% of the 101 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 287 drawings, this General Order has played 9.76% of the time.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.4% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.94% of the 101 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 287 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.09% of the time. The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order previously played on March 7th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball saw one repeating Three-Number Combination in the form of 7, 15, and 41.

There be a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 24th, 2016 drawing.

Will the fireworks continue with encores, playbacks, and (repeating) Combinations on Saturday?

The 4-1-1 on the {4-1-1} Pattern

Any hopes for a {2-2-1-1} Pattern streak were dashed in the June 12th drawing. Additionally, there was no jackpot winner, and the prize now stands at $161 million. Nonetheless, Mega Millions saw a shake up, and Lottery Binge has the 4-1-1 on Tuesday’s drawing. For starters, there were a couple of 4-1-1’s.

General Lottery Analysis

The first 4-1-1, of course, was the {4-1-1} Pattern. Its tenth appearance was thanks to winning numbers 1, 3, 5, 8, 70 and MB 3.

{4-1-1} is not a very common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As of the 366th Mega Millions drawing, this Pattern has played 2.73% of the time. The {4-1-1} Pattern was last seen on May 4th, 2018.

The second 4-1-1 was the [4-1-1] General Order. With its sixth appearance, this General Order has now played in 60% of the ten drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 366 drawings, this General Order has played 1.64% of the time. Fun fact: The [4-1-1] General Order played alongside the {4-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned May 4th drawing.

Tuesday’s drawing saw the debut of the 4 0 0 0 1 1 Specific Order. With that said, this Specific Order has played in roughly 16.7% of the six drawings where the General Order was [4-1-1]. This Specific Order has also now played in 10% of the ten drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.27% of all 366 drawings.

Three Number Combination(s)

Nothing like a repeating Three-Number Combination to keep things “shook up”! The lone Combination was 1, 5, 8.

Bottoming out the table. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 23rd, 2016 drawing.

Will there be another shakeup in Friday’s drawing? Could the {4-1-1} Pattern be daring enough to make an encore?

The One Where Uncommonly Seen Patterns Were Unearthed

Two things reached the stratosphere May 16th: The Houston Rockets and the Powerball jackpot. Nobody won the big prize Wednesday night, and as I write this post, the jackpot is now an outstanding $306 million. There was a winner in Lotto Texas, one who is now $30.2 million richer. Regardless of whether a winner came forth, a couple of rarities were unearthed, one for each lottery.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 24, 27, 37, 39, and 41, the uncommonly-seen {3-3} Pattern made its 131st appearance.

The first of two rare Patterns. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1551 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 8.45% of the time and was last seen in the April 14th, 2018 drawing.

Now with 42 appearances, the 0 3 3 Specific Order has played in 32.1% of the 131 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 2.71% of all 1551 drawings. Prior to Wednesday’s drawing, this Specific Order was last seen on November 30th, 2016.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to a not-so-common Pattern, there were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 20, 24, 37, 39 (Debuted June 10th, 2009)
  • 20, 27, 37, 41 (Debuted March 2nd, 2016)
With a side of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Even rarer than the {3-3} Pattern in Lotto Texas is Powerball’s {4-1-1}. After Wednesday night’s drawing, the {4-1-1} Pattern has made a grand total of five appearances. The winning numbers were 17, 19, 21, 22, 51, and PB 19.

Fifth time’s the charm. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 273 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 1.83% of them. The {4-1-1} Pattern was last seen on March 17th, 2018.

With three appearances, the [4-1-1] General Order has played in 60% of the five drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.10% of all 273 drawings. We last saw the [4-1-1] General Order on September 16th, 2017.

Wednesday night saw the debut of a new Specific Order! The 0 4 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has now played in 33.3% of the three drawings where the General Order was [4-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 20% of the five drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.37% of all 273 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

What’s a rarely-seen Pattern without a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations to accompany it?

One on top and one near the bottom. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either of these rare Patterns make an encore Saturday night?

 

Cuatro-Uno-Uno

The (possibly) gratuitous Spanish is thanks to Cinco de Mayo. Whether to commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over the French or a day to go crazy with margaritas, it’s more than “just” a holiday. Mega Millions didn’t have the honor of playing on Cinco de Mayo (that was last year), but the May 4th drawing kicked off the festive weekend.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 5, 10, 12, 18, and MB 21, the {4-1-1} Pattern played for the ninth time.

These six numbers had the 4-1-1. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 355 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has now played in 2.54% of them. We last saw this Pattern in the February 20th, 2018 drawing.

The [4-1-1] General Order, with five appearances now, has played in 55.6% of the nine drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order also accompanied said Pattern in the February 20th drawing mentioned earlier. And, out of the 355 drawings so far, the [4-1-1] General Order has played in 1.41% of them.

Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing saw the debut of the 4 1 0 0 0 1 Specific Order. This means that it has now played in 20% of the five drawings where the General Order of the evening was [4-1-1]. The Specific Order has also played in 11.1% of the nine drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.28% of all 355 drawings.

Three Number Combination(s)

In addition to the debut of a new Specific Order, there was also one repeating Three-Number Combination:

Hanging out at the bottom. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {4-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance in Tuesday’s drawing?

Being Green

St. Patrick’s Day. A holiday that, believe it or not, is more popular in the United States than it is in Ireland. Other words that come to mind for that day are usually “green”, “shamrock”, or “Guinness”. This year, Lotto Texas and Powerball had the honor of holding their drawings on St. Patrick’s Day. Well, night, technically. And what a night it was!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern went for the three-peat with winning numbers 4, 25, 26, 38, 48, and 49.

Caught in a {3-2-1} Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Now with 798 appearances, this Pattern has played in roughly 52% of the 1534 Lotto Texas drawings.

With 145 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 798 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.45% of all 1534 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order was seen on January 13th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat was lone repeating Four-Number Combination 4, 25, 48, 49.

A repeating Four-Number Combination bubbling under the surface. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the October 28th, 2015 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 22, 57, 59, 60, 66, and PB 7, the rarely-seen {4-1-1} Pattern made its fourth appearance.

A {4-1-1} Pattern is like a four-leaf clover. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 256 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in roughly 1.56% of them, and was last seen in the September 16th, 2017 drawing.

The [1-4-1] General Order, now with two appearances, has played in half of the four drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 0.78% of all 256 drawings. We last saw the [1-4-1] General Order on August 27th, 2016.

Saturday night saw the debut of the 0 1 0 0 4 1 Specific Order. This has now played in half of the two drawings where [1-4-1] was General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 25% of the four drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 256 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.39% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern continue its streak in Lotto Texas Wednesday night? Could Powerball see repeating Three-Number Combinations?

 

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?