No Foolin’

April is now in full swing and another Wednesday has come and gone. The results from Lotto Texas and Powerball showed that April 5th was far from a quiet night. Lotto Texas saw most of the excitement, but don’t count Powerball out!

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern made an encore appearance, with winning numbers 8, 20, 21, 26, 51, and 52.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers.

With 746 appearances, this Pattern continues to leave all other Lotto Texas Patterns in the dust. As of Wednesday, it has played in roughly 52% of the 1435 drawings. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern previously played in Saturday’s drawing.

The 1 3 2 Specific Order made its 111th appearance. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern, this Specific Order was also last seen this past Saturday. With that said, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has now played in 14.9% of the 746 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.74% of all Lotto Texas drawings.

Although there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations, we saw not one, but two similar spreads in Wednesday’s drawing. One of these similar spreads was 05:01:01:12:25, and the winning numbers for the night of April 4th, 2007 were 8, 13, 14, 15, 27, and 52. Another similar spread came in the form of 05:12:01:01:25 on February 16th, 2008. The winning numbers were 9, 14, 26, 27, 28, and 53. Given that the winning numbers from Wednesday night were 8, 20, 21, 26, 51, and 52, the spread was 12:01:05:25:01.  As is the nature of similar spreads, the differences between numbers in these drawings were the same, but the orders were different.

What antics did Powerball get up to?

Powerball

Compared to Lotto Texas, Powerball was much calmer. There were no similar spreads, nor were there repeating Three-Number Combinations. Even so, that didn’t stop the debut of a new Specific Order.

Wednesday’s drawing marked the 29th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 8, 20, 46, 53, 54, and PB 13.

Winning Powerball numbers.

This Pattern has now played in 18.5% of the 157 Powerball drawings and was last seen in the March 4th drawing, which was a little more than a month ago.

Next, the [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 12th appearance, its first since the February 15th, 2017 drawing. This General Order has now played in 41.4% of the 29 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.64% of all drawings.

Our Lottery Trend analysis/recap for Powerball concludes with the debut of the 1 1 0 3 0 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 8.33% of the 12 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared, 3.45% of the 29 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.64% of all drawings.

Looking ahead to Saturday, will another Specific Order make its debut? Will the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas go for a three-peat appearance?

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?

Spreadin’ That Christmas Spirit

December 9th was an explosive start to the weekend. The Mega Millions drawing of the evening saw a development that heated things up. How hot did it get?

For those of you who were expecting an encore of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, we’re sorry to disappoint you. Instead, we saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern play for the 101st time. The winning numbers were 19, 27, 47, 67, 68 and MB 1.

Winning Mega Millions numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Mega Millions numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As of Friday, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played in 30.8% of the 328 Mega Millions drawings. We recently saw this Pattern last weekend in the December 2nd drawing. It’ll be a while yet before {2-2-1-1} challenges the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern for Most Commonly Played Pattern!

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 35th appearance, its first since the September 2nd, 2016 drawing. With that said, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has now played in 34.7% of the 101 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 10.7% of all drawings.

Next, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order made its second appearance. Currently, this Specific Order has played in 5.71% of the 35 drawings where [2-1-2-1] was the General Order of the evening, 1.98% of the 101 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played, and in approximately 0.61% of all Mega Millions drawings. To see when the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order debuted, we need to go back to the December 19th, 2015 drawing.

Now, about that development.

Friday night saw something so hot, so spectacular, that it’s never been seen before. At least, with the 1-75 white-ball and MB 1 – 15 system.

Mega Millions saw its first similar spread!

For those of you who are new to Lottery Trend/Lottery Binge, a spread is the difference between adjacent numbers. A similar spread happens when the differences between numbers in separate drawings are the same, but the order is different. For instance, the winning numbers for the January 10th, 2014 drawing were 8, 28, 36, 37, 57, and MB 8. The spread that appeared that evening was 20:08:01:20. The spread that appeared Friday night was 08:20:20:01. Note that with Mega Millions, the Mega Ball is not included when determining the spread. We can also see, upon closer inspection, that the spreads for January 10th, 2014 and Friday were similar.

There is also the exact spread, which occurs when the difference between adjacent numbers and their orders are the same. More information can be found on our Mega Millions site (hint, hint).

As it start to feels more like Christmas, will Mega Millions continue to be gracious with the gifts?

 

 

Combos! Combos Everywhere!

Saturday night’s results didn’t lead to another attempt at a {3-2-1} Pattern streak in Lotto Texas nor an encore of Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Instead, we saw results that were nothing like we’ve covered on our blog so far. Lotto Texas was quite a doozy and Powerball had some interesting plays as well. Grab some popcorn and a bottle of your favorite spirits because we have quite the recap!

Lotto Texas

The July 23rd, 2016 drawing gave us the winning numbers of 8, 12, 19, 25, 26, and 30.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. From lotterytrend.com

These numbers were the 147th appearance of the {4-2} Pattern, and with there being 1362 Lotto Texas drawings, the {4-2} Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. In fact, the {4-2} Pattern played exactly one week ago on July 16th, 2016.

We saw the 2 4 0 Specific Order play for the 24th time. The 2 4 0 Specific Order has played 16.3% of the time given the 147 times that the {4-2} Pattern appeared. This shrinks to 1.76% of the time if we consider all 1362 Lotto Texas drawings.

What makes Saturday night’s drawing different from all the other Lotto Texas drawings we’ve covered so far is that we saw a similar spread appear for the third time! A spread is the difference between adjacent numbers. A similar spread occurs when the differences between numbers in separate drawings are the same, but the order is different. Here’s what we mean:

On April 12th, 2003, the winning numbers for Lotto Texas were 9, 16, 22, 26, 27, and 31. The spread that appeared that evening was 07:06:04:01:04. The July 23rd, 2016 winning numbers’ spread was 04:07:06:01:04.

The winning numbers for the March 12th, 2014 Lotto Texas drawing were 24, 31, 37, 41, 45, and 46 and their spread was 07:06:04:04:01. Again, we see that the July 23rd spread is similar to the March 12th, 2014 spread.

If we take a closer look at each of the three spreads (April 12th, 2003, March 12th, 2014, and July 23rd, 2016), we can see that they are all similar.

By contrast, an exact spread occurs when the difference between adjacent numbers and their orders are the same. For more information on similar spreads and exact spreads, check out our Texas Lottery Trend site.

The three-time appearance of a similar spread was just a warm-up. We saw a Five-Number Combination make its second appearance in the form of 8, 19, 25, 26, and 30, which first played back on January 8th, 2014.

The Five-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com
The Five-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com

Given the appearance of a Five-Number Combination, that automatically leads to the repeat appearance of at least five Four-Number Combinations. In fact, we saw six Four-Number Combinations play for a second time!

  • 19, 25, 26, 30
  • 8, 25, 26, 30
  • 8, 19, 25, 30
  • 8, 19, 26, 30
  • 8, 19, 25, 26
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Six Four-Number Combinations played July 23rd, 2016. From lotterytrend.com

All of these Four-Number Combinations played for the first time on January 8th, 2014! There was one other Four-Number Combination in the form of 12, 25, 26, and 30 that played for the first time on July 6th, 2013.

Of course, we’re not even going to mention how 8, 25, 26, and 30 also played in the July 22nd, 2016 Mega Millions drawing…

Powerball

Powerball’s winning numbers from the July 23rd, 2016 drawing were 5, 7, 23, 35, 39, and PB 11.

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

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 28 out of 84 Powerball drawings, or 33.3% of the time. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played July 2nd, 2016.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern followed the [2-1-2-1] General Order. With a seventh appearance, the [2-1-2-1] has appeared in 25% of the drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played. Considering all 84 Powerball drawings to date, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 8.33% of the time. This General Order previously played on April 30th, 2016.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order gave way to the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order. The 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has now played 3 out of 7 times in which the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played, or 42.9%. Taking the 28 drawings in which {2-2-1-1} has played, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 10.7% of the time. Finally, taking all 84 Powerball drawings into account, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 3.57% of the time. Like the [2-1-2-1] General Order, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order previously played on April 30th, 2016.

We conclude our Powerball coverage with Three-Number Combinations. We saw two Combinations play for the second time:

  • 5, 7, 23 which first played on May 21st, 2016.
  • 23, 39, and MB 11 which first played on May 18th, 2016.
Two Three-Number Combinations played Saturday. From lotterytrend-powerball.com
Two Three-Number Combinations played Saturday. From lotterytrend-powerball.com

Will July end with a fireworks show?