Far from the Madness

This past Saturday and January 9th, 2019 were worlds apart. On Saturday, we saw repeating Four-Number Combinations in both Lotto Texas and Powerball. Wednesday…was not like that. The lotteries took a subtler approach; no encores, no fireworks. Their respective grand prizes rose quietly to $12.5 million and $96 million. But, as (comparatively) quiet as things were, Wednesday night was far from boring!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 8, 16, 17, 37, and 52, the {4-2} Pattern made its 175th appearance.

Not gone for long, that {4-2} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1619 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time and was last seen December 19th, 2018.

Now with 25 appearances, the 4 0 2 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 175 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 1.54% of all 1619 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 4 0 2 Specific Order played March 4th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Joined at the hip was lone repeating Four-Number Combination 5, 8, 16, and 37.

Another case of 4-2. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 11th, 2013 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

As quiet as Wednesday night may have appeared, Powerball had the most momentum. The 24th-ever Australia Play was thanks to winning numbers 6, 19, 37, 49, 59, and PB 22!

Jumping into an Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 341 Powerball drawings, the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have all played 7.04% of the time. We last saw an Australia Play right after Christmas. More specifically, on December 26th, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 6, 59, and PB 22.

Hopping along. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted September 9th, 2017.

Will the “quiet approach” continue Saturday night, or will Lotto Texas and Powerball be touched with weekend madness?

Precursor to a Christmas Blowout?

There’s less than a week left until Christmas! That means a couple of weeks with the kids, panic-buying for gifts, and gettin’ down with the lottery.

Here’s the deal. Powerball is following in Mega Millions’s steps. The fallout of the December 19th drawing was the grand prize jumping to $281 million. Lotto Texas, gracious as it ever was, eased into a $8.75 million jackpot.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Speaking of, the {4-2} Pattern made its 174th appearance with winning numbers 30, 34, 38, 41, 43, and 51.

Respectable Pattern for a respectable lottery. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1613 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time and was last seen November 17th, 2018.

Now with 31 appearances, the 0 2 4 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 174 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. If taking all 1613 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.92% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 2 4 Specific Order played on October 6th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Rejoice, all you repeating Four-Number Combination lovers, for Lotto Texas did not disappoint! The Combination of the evening was 34, 38, 43, and 51.

Repeating Four-Number Combinations make good companions. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut January 5th, 2013. It’s hard to believe that that was nearly six years ago!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

In honor of its newfound love of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, Powerball decided to play it again! The 69th appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 15, 29, 31, 37, 43, and PB 16.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern came back for more. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 335 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.6% of the time. Recall that we last saw this Pattern December 15th.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its eighteenth appearance and has now played in 26.1% of the 69 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.37% of all 335 drawings. We last saw the [1-3-1-1] General Order on September 15th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.67% of the 18 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.35% of the 69 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.90% of all 335 drawings. The 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on February 7th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the Pattern encore was repeating Three-Number Combination 15, 29, and 31.

Top of the class, er, table. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted October 14th, 2015.

Will someone win an early Christmas gift Saturday?

The Powerball Three-Peat Special

November 17th belonged to Powerball, thanks to a Pattern three-peat! This helped propel the grand prize to $139 million. But first, we’re going to look at everyone’s favorite unassuming, plucky lottery Lotto Texas. There wasn’t a Pattern encore there, but the grand prize rose to a humble, respectable $6.25 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 5, 8, 10, 31, and 36, the {4-2} Pattern made its 173rd appearance.

Keeping up the image of a quiet, humble lottery. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1604 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. The {4-2} Pattern was last seen October 6th, 2018.

Now with 36 appearances, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 20.8% of the 173 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 2.24% of all 1604 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 4 2 0 Specific Order played in the June 9th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

This uncommonly seen Pattern was not accompanied by repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was thanks to winning numbers 6, 8, 20, 52, 68, and PB 5, bringing the number of appearances up to 117.

A Pattern streak for {2-1-1-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 326 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 35.9% of the time.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 31st appearance and has now played in 26.5% of the 117 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 326 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.51% of the time. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order on October 13th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.4% of the 31 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 5.13% of the 117 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.84% of all 326 drawings. The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on December 27th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Not only was there a Pattern three-peat, Powerball seized the night with two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Cementing the night for Powerball! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and what better than Lotto Texas and Powerball to kick off the long weekend? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for the “four-peat” Wednesday night, and will Lotto Texas continue to have fun with uncommonly-seen Patterns?





Lottery Plot Twist

Lotteries are like stories. They’re told with numbers rather than words, and they have their own twists. After a wild and crazy September, the results of October 6th showed a much quieter night. The only “event” was yet another rise in the jackpots for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. Their respective grand prizes rose to $10.5 million and $282 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 28, 34, 41, 45, 52, and 54, the {4-2} Pattern made its 172nd appearance.

Six unassuming numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1592 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. The {4-2} Pattern was last seen on August 18th, 2018.

Now with 30 appearances, the 0 2 4 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 172 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 1.88% of all 1592 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 4 Specific Order played on September 13th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 111th appearance with winning numbers 1, 22, 27, 53, 67, and PB 15.

Quiet night. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 314 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.4% of the time and previously played September 29th, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 28th appearance and has now played in 25.2% of the 111 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.92% of all 314 drawings and was last seen on July 14th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.50% of the 111 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.59% of all 314 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order on December 13th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Three-Number Combinations were absent this time around.

Things may be cooling down, but the grand prizes continue to go up. Will Wednesday see Pattern encores or possibly a grand prize winner?





A Fork in the (Lottery) Road

The only thing Lotto Texas and Powerball really had in common was a rise in their jackpots. Their respective grand prizes are now $5.5 million and $60 million. August 18th also saw the lotteries go their separate ways. One lottery saw its most common Pattern while the other saw a Pattern that doesn’t play often.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-2} Pattern made its 171st appearance with winning numbers 23, 25, 26, 29, 48, and 52.

A not-so-common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Now, 171 times sounds like a large amount of appearances. This would be a reasonable assumption to make except with Lotto Texas, there have been 1578 drawings. Given this, the {4-2} Pattern has only played 10.8% of the time. This not-so-common Pattern was last seen on June 9th, 2018.

Now with 33 appearances, the 0 4 2 Specific Order has played in 19.3% of the 171 appearances where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 2.09% of all 1578 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 4 2 Specific Order played on May 10th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 26, 29, 48, and 52.

Producing a repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Unlike the Four-Number Combination seen earlier this week, this Combination made its debut sometime within the past four years. More specifically, in the October 25th, 2014 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 24, 34, 52, 61, 67, and PB 16, the commonly-seen {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made it 106th appearance.

On the opposite side of uncommon. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 300 Powerball drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 35.3% of them and was last seen on August 4th, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now played 31 times. This General Order has played in 29.2% of the 106 drawings where the wining Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1} and in 10.3% of all 300 drawings. This General Order previously played on July 21st, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 22.6% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.60% of the 106 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 300 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.33% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order played on May 11th, 2016.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening, 24, 52, 61, made its debut in the March 31st drawing earlier this year.

Tucked away in a corner. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With the school year starting up this week, can Lotto Texas and Powerball shake off the August doldrums?





Underneath the Uncommon Pattern and Encore

With no one getting all six numbers correct in either Lotto Texas or Powerball, the jackpots have now gone up to $6.75 million and $121 million, respectively. What with a Pattern streak in Lotto Texas shattered, then that means the night was uneventful, right? Not at all! In contrast to the more obvious shows of grandiosity as of late, the excitement was subtler June 9th.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The not-so-common {4-2} Pattern made its 170th appearance with winning numbers 10, 14, 17, 18, 21, and 24.

{4-2} isn’t a rare Pattern, but not a common one, either. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1558 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.9% of the time. We last saw this Pattern on January 27th, 2018.

Now with 35 appearances, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 20.6% of the 170 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern and in 2.25% of all 1558 drawings. Amazingly, this Specific Order played alongside the {4-2} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned January 27th drawing!

Four-Number Combination(s)

Just as it was when the {4-2} Pattern last appeared, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from its appearance this past Wednesday, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern went on to make an encore. Its 82nd appearance was thanks to winning numbers were 6, 10, 15, 25, 36, and PB 14.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern is Powerball’s second-most-common. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 280 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 29.3% of the time.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 31st appearance and has now played in 37.8% of the 82 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.1% of all 280 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this General Order played on May 2nd, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.1% of the 31 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 6.10% of the 82 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.79% of all 280 drawings. This Specific Order was last seen on November 18th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There may have been a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore, but that didn’t lead to another night of repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will other not-so-common Patterns make an appearance this week? Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go on to make a “three-peat”?





Saturday Belonged to the Playback

Here at Lottery Binge, we don’t just cover the winning numbers. For nearly two years, we’ve brought the scoop on Pattern streaks, and some of the madness beneath them. One such element is the playback. For our new readers, or for our readers who need a refresher, a playback occurs when the Pattern, General Order (not applicable to Lotto Texas), and Specific Order have appeared together in a previous lottery drawing. Lotto Texas delivered on Saturday night, and Powerball came close.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 9, 12, 17, 20, and 23, the {4-2} Pattern made its 169th appearance in the January 27th drawing.

An uncommon Pattern that packed a lot of power. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Now that there have been 1520 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 11.1% of the time.

The 4 2 0 Specific Order, now with 34 appearances, has played in 20.1% of the 169 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1520 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.24% of the time.

Both the {4-2} Pattern and the 4 2 0 Specific Order previously played in the September 23rd, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations Saturday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 14th appearance with winning numbers 17, 21, 26, 47, 54, and PB 7. Note that unlike the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, this {3-2-1} Pattern is not common here.

{3-2-1} in Powerball has a different meaning. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 242 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 5.79% of them.

With four appearances, the [3-2-1] General Order has played in 28.6% of the 14 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 242 drawings, this Pattern has played 1.65% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the [3-2-1] General Order were last seen in the November 29th, 2017.

What kept Powerball from seeing a playback was the debut of the 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 25% of the four drawings where the [3-2-1] General Order has appeared. When looking at the 14 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, this Specific Order has played 7.14% of the time. Finally, when looking at all 242 drawings, the 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played 0.41% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The debut of a Specific Order was sufficient enough for Powerball in the “big play” department. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will either Lotto Texas or Powerball end the month with a Pattern encore or even a playback?

 





Falling for Uncommon Patterns and (Repeating) Combinations

Autumn has arrived in Lottery Trend Country. This is a time of cooler temperatures, shortening daytime hours, and of course, pumpkin spice lattes. Before we get far down the rabbit hole of said lattes and autumnal spices, we have the matter of the Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings to cover. September 23rd didn’t see a blowout for either lottery, but there were a couple of interesting plays, especially in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

With winning numbers 8, 10, 14, 17, 28, and 29, the {4-2} Pattern has now played 168 times.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 11.3% of the 1484 Lotto Texas drawings, and prior to Saturday night, was last seen on September 13th, 2017.

Making its 33rd appearance, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 19.6% of the 168 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.22% of all 1484 drawings, and previously played on August 16th, 2017.

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

The 39th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was marked by winning numbers 24, 45, 55, 56, 57, and PB 19.

Powerball’s winning numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 18.9% of the 206 drawings, and was last seen August 12th, 2017.

Now with thirteen appearances, the [1-3-1-1] General Order has played in roughly 33.3% of the 39 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 6.31% of all 206 drawings. We last saw the [1-3-1-1] General Order in the May 24th, 2017 drawing.

The 0 1 0 3 1 1 Specific Order made its second appearance, and has now played in 15.4% of the 13 drawings where the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.13% of the 39 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.97% of all 206 drawings. This Specific Order hadn’t been seen in nearly eighteen months. In fact, it made its debut in the March 30th, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations in a sea of singles. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either the {4-2} or the {3-1-1-1} Pattern see an encore Wednesday night?





September Spice

September is nearly halfway over, and it’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. Although autumn doesn’t start until September 22nd (or 23rd), Lotto Texas and Powerball were getting ready for a big send off. That is, if the results from September 13th were anything to go by. Whether it was a Pattern that doesn’t show up often in Lotto Texas, or three repeating Three-Number Combinations in Powerball, Wednesday night was far from boring!

Of course, if you’re reading from the Southern Hemisphere, replace “winter” with “spring”.

Lotto Texas

With winning numbers 24, 35, 40, 42, 45, and 48, the {4-2} Pattern made its 167th appearance.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11.3% of the 1481 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen on August 16th, 2017.

Now with 29 appearances, the 0 2 4 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 167 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.96% of all 1481 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Specific Order played in the December 14th, 2016 drawing.

Here’s a real treat: 35, 40, 42, and 48, the sole repeating Four-Number Combination, made its debut nearly nine-and-a-half years ago! To be more specific, this Combination made its debut in the March 19th, 2008 drawing.

The sole survivor. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 60th appearance, with winning numbers 17, 24, 35, 57, 63, and PB 19.

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

This Pattern has played in 29.6% of the 203 Powerball drawings, and previously played in the September 6th, 2017 drawing.

Making its 20th appearance, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has now played in 33.3% of the 60 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.85% of all 203 drawings. This General Order was seen alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern exactly a week prior.

With its third appearance, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 20 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 60 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.48% of all 203 drawings. We last saw the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order in the May 13th, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 24, 35, PB 19 (Debuted August 12th, 2017)
  • 24, 63, PB 19 (Debuted March 30th, 2016)
  • 17, 64, PB 19 (Debuted May 13th, 2017)

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With only two more drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball left this summer, was Wednesday night truly a sign of things to come?

 





Flipping the Script

There were no encores for either Lotto Texas or Powerball Wednesday night. For those of you who just love repeating Four-Number Combinations, August 16th was a special night indeed. Now, you’re probably wondering “What’s the big deal? You guys mention repeating Four-Number Combinations a lot!”

Would you believe that the repeating Four-Number Combination was in Powerball? That’s like seeing snow in Florida.

Yes, Virginia. It (can) snow in Florida. Source: https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/snow-memorial-day-weekend-new-england-new-york

Lotto Texas

Winning numbers 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, and 26 marked the 166th appearance of the {4-2} Pattern.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11.3% of the 1473 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the June 21st, 2017 drawing.

Making its 32nd appearance, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 19.3% of the 166 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.17% of all 1473 drawings. To see when this Specific Order previously played, we need to go back to the beginning of this year. More specifically, the January 7th, 2017 drawing.

Powerball

Wednesday night was Powerball’s time to shine. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, ever-so-plucky, made its 74th appearance, right after a (very) short break. This time around, the winning numbers were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64, and PB 4.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 37.9% of the 195 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on August 9th.

With 23 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 31.1% of the 74 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.8% of all drawings. This General Order was last seen exactly two weeks prior in the August 2nd drawing.

Making its sixth appearance, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 26.1% of the 23 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in approximately 8.11% of the 74 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.08% of all 195 drawings. Like the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, this Specific Order was also last seen in the August 2nd drawing.

The ever-so-unexpected repeating Four-Number Combination was 9, 43, 60, and 64.

The lone blue box. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of course, when there’s a repeating Four-Number Combination, there are four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 43, 60, 64
  • 9, 60, 64
  • 9, 43, 64
  • 9, 43, 60

And from one came four. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

All five of these Combinations made their debut in the February 1st, 2017 drawing.

Will Saturday night have more script-flipping action?