The Midweek Playback

The lottery world is a lot like the “real” one these days. Just as it’s been snow one day and warmth the next, it’s chilly Mega Millions followed by a joint effort by Lotto Texas and Powerball to warm things up. April 18th brought us the ultimate playback and the debut of a Specific Order.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas is hoppin’ mad for Australia Plays these days! It was just last week, April 11th to be precise, that we last saw one. With winning numbers 10, 14, 27, 32, 45, and 49, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 214 times.

Lotto Texas’s new favorite Pattern? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1543 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has occurred in 13.9% of them.

Four-Number Combination(s)

This Australia Play didn’t come with repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of this past Saturday’s drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern came back again, with winning numbers 9, 10, 12, 17, 23, and PB 9.

Powerball got hit with Encore Fever. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have been 265 Powerball drawings so far, and this Pattern has played 6.79% of the time.

The [3-2-1] General Order also boarded the encore train, making its eighth appearance. This General Order has now played in 44.4% of the 18 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.02% of all 265 drawings.

The 3 2 0 0 0 1 Specific Order made its debut and has now played in 12.5% of the eight drawings where the [3-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.56% of the 18 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-2-1}. Finally, when looking at all 265 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.38% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Even though Lotto Texas/Powerball nights have had more activity than Mega Millions these days, Powerball didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations, either.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to warm things up Saturday night? Will it be a night of encores and repeating Three and Four-Number Combinations?

A Change in Programming

April 14th was a night like no other. At least, not like any other we’ve seen in a while. There were a couple of commonalities between Lotto Texas and Powerball. One was that both lotteries saw one of their least commonly-seen Patterns.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 2, 5, 29, 35, and 36, the {3-3} Pattern made its 130th appearance.

Even with 130 appearances, that’s still a low number. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1542 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 8.43% of them, and was last seen on February 28th, 2018.

Now with 39 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has played in 30% of the 130 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 2.53% of all 1542 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, we last saw this Specific Order on April 19th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 17th appearance with winning numbers 17, 19, 26, 61, 62, and PB 15.

Powerball’s {3-2-1} Pattern is not very common. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 6.44% of the 264 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on March 10th, 2018.

Note that unlike the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, this version is one of the least-commonly played in Powerball.

With seven appearances, the [3-2-1] General Order has played in 41.2% of the 17 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 2.65% of all 264 drawings. We last saw the [3-2-1] General Order alongside the {3-2-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned March 10th drawing.

The 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its second-ever appearance, meaning that this Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the seven drawings where the General Order of the evening was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 11.8% of the 17 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 264 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.76% of the time. The 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its debut in the November 29th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

For the past few months, at least one of the lotteries would have a repeating Combination bonanza, either of the Three-Number kind for Powerball, or the Four-Number kind for Lotto Texas. This is the first time since January 27th, 2018 that there were no repeating Four-Number or Three-Number Combinations.

Will either the {3-3} Pattern or the (Powerball) {3-2-1} Pattern make an encore appearance Wednesday night?

Hot Wednesday

Contrasts! That’s been the theme of the month so far. Mega Millions has been much calmer as of late, with Lotto Texas and Powerball tag-teaming as they spice things up. These lotteries joined forces once again on April 11th. They helped us escape the mid-week doldrums with an Australia Play and  repeating Three and Four-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 16, 24, 35, 49, and 53, Lotto Texas saw its 213th Australia Play.

The Australia Play is not one to be trifled with. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1541 Lotto Texas drawings, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 13.8% of the time. It wasn’t that long ago that we last saw an Australia Play. More specifically, it was back on March 31st, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The Australia Play isn’t one to be alone these days! The lone repeating Four-Number Combination was 4, 24, 49, and 53.

Never alone. Source: lotterytrend.com.

November 8th, 2000 was when this Combination made its debut.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 54th appearance, with winning numbers 16, 18, 27, 55, 67, and PB 18.

Just an unassuming {3-1-1-1} Pattern… Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 20.5% of the 263 Powerball drawings, and previously played on March 24th, 2018.

With fourteen appearances, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played in 25.9% of the 54 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.32% of all 263 Patterns. Prior to Wednesday night, this General Order played on January 31st, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the 14 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.41% of the 54 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 263 drawings, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 1.52% of the time. We last saw this Specific Order nearly a year ago on April 29th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 16, 55, 67.

This Combination is on fire. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Although it didn’t make its debut in the 2000s, it did make its debut a couple of days before Christmas. This Combination was first seen on December 23rd, 2015.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to keep things heated for Saturday night?

Getting Back on the Bike

What makes riding a bike wonderful, aside from the exercise, is that you never forget how to ride one. Something similar happened on April 7th. The {3-2-1} Pattern of Lotto Texas fame saw a Pattern encore. Powerball didn’t see one, but there were some rumblings amongst the Combinations.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of Wednesday night’s drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 803rd appearance with winning numbers 15, 18, 28, 31, 33, and 51.

The {3-2-1} Pattern is ever-persistent. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that here have been 1540 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.1% of them. Could it be that this Pattern is trying to re-establish a Pattern streak?

Moving on to the specifics, the 2 3 1 Specific Order, now with 131 appearances, has played in 16.3% of the 803 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.51% of all 1540 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, we last saw the 2 3 1 Specific Order in the March 10th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 15, 18, 33, 51.

Near the top of the list. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 25th, 2010 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball saw the 76th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. This time, the winning numbers were 2, 17, 20, 38, 39, and PB 20.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern wasn’t so long ago, either. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 29% of the 262 Powerball drawings, and previously played on March 28th, 2018.

With 22 appearances, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 28.9% of the 76 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.40% of all 262 drawings. The [1-2-2-1] General Order was last seen on March 3rd, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 22.7% of the 22 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.58% of the 76 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 262 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.90% of the time. The 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order was seen alongside the [1-2-2-1] General Order in the March 3rd drawing mentioned earlier.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball saw a repeating Three-Number Combination in the form of 2, 17, 20.

Top of the list, and leading the way. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the November 4th, 2015 drawing.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern go on to make a three-peat appearance in Wednesday’s drawing? Will Powerball continue to see repeating Three-Number Combinations?

Pattern Come Lately

For the first time in a while, neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball saw an encore Pattern. The drawing for April 4th belong to the Australia Play and the most-commonly seen Pattern in Lotto Texas.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

In an interesting twist of events, the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared again after a very brief leave of absence this past Saturday. This time, the winning numbers were 3, 11, 12, 34, 40, and 51, bringing the total number of appearances up to 802.

Eight consecutive appearances of the {3-2-1} Pattern would’ve been earth-shattering. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that Lotto Texas has 1539 drawings, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time. We last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern in the March 28th, 2018 drawing.

Now with 149 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 802 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-2-1}. Finally, when looking at all 1539 drawings, this Specific Order has played 9.68% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played in the March 24th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The {3-2-1} Pattern was accompanied by repeating Four-Number Combination 3, 11, 34, and 51.

Still got a repeating Four-Number Combination out of it. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the January 27th, 2016 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball got bit by the Australia Play bug this time. With winning numbers 8, 24, 42, 54, 64, and PB 24, an Australia Play has occurred 19 times.

Powerball nabbed itself an Australia Play. Soure: lotterytrend-powerball.com

That means that, given the 261 Powerball drawings we’ve seen so far, the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have played 7.28% of the time. Powerball last saw an Australia Play in the February 17th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Alas, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will either lottery see an encore in Saturday’s drawing, or will they take a breather from encores?

A Copycat and a Roaring Sheep

Lotto Texas and Powerball had the honor of closing out March, and what it a month it was! The biggest event was of course the six consecutive appearances of the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas. The streak came to an end March 31st. And although one streak ended, another may be in the works.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Funny how after the Australia Play in Mega Millions this past Friday, Lotto Texas decided to follow suit. With winning numbers 8, 16, 26, 27, 44, and 51, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 212 times.

Following Mega Millions’s lead? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1538 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has happened 13.8% of the time. We last saw one in the March 7th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

With the Australia Play came a break in repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although the Pattern streak in Lotto Texas came to an end, Powerball appeared interested in picking up the baton and running with it. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance with winning numbers 8, 24, 52, 55, 61, and PB 21.

A Pattern encore can lead to something greater. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Out of the 260 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 36.2% of them. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern previously played in the March 28th, 2018 drawing. And, it’s the most commonly played Powerball Pattern.

With 18 appearances, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared in 19.1% of the 94 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. This General Order has also played in 6.92% of all 260 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order was last seen in the August 26th, 2017 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 27.8% of the 18 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.32% of the 94 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 260 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.92% of the time. It was a little more than a year ago when the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order made its last appearance. More specifically, it was the March 18th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination drought came to an end!

  • 24, 61, PB 21 (Debuted November 19th, 2016)
  • 8, 52, PB 21 (Debuted March 28th, 2018. Another encore!)
Haven’t seen these in a while. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Powerball establish a firm Pattern streak in Wednesday’s drawing?

The {3-2-1} Pattern Connection

March 28th was a night for the Lotto Texas history books. The {3-2-1} Pattern did what no other Pattern, save one, had done before. Coincidentally, it too is dominating its lottery with a Pattern streak. From what we’ve observed lately, it’s safe to say that Pattern streaks are the easiest way for the most commonly seen Pattern to remain so.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

On Wednesday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played for the sixth time in a row! Its 801st appearance was thanks to winning numbers 3, 13, 15, 22, 27, and 38.

The {3-2-1} Pattern train showed no signs of stopping! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given the 1537 Lotto Texas drawings thus far, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time.

Now with 141 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 801 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-2-1}. This Specific Order has also played in 9.17% of all 1537 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played in the March 14th, 2018 drawing. Wouldn’t it have been something if there had been a playback?

Four-Number Combination(s)

Playback or no, the {3-2-1} Pattern has loved to grandstand this month. Wednesday night saw two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 13, 22, 27, 38 (Debuted October 4th, 2006)
  • 3, 13, 15, 38 (Debuted September 4th, 2013)
What would a six-time appearance be like without repeating Three-Number Combinations? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Although Lotto Texas has been outshining Powerball lately, the latter quietly chugged along and delivered the goodies.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 8, 26, 52, 53, and PB 21, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 75th appearance.

Humble Powerball with the humble {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 259 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 29% of them, and was last seen in the March 3rd, 2018 drawing.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 25th appearance and has now played in roughly 33.3% of the 75 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern This General Order has also played in 9.65% of all 259 drawings. The [2-1-2-1] General Order previously played in the February 24th, 2018 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 25 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.67% of the 75 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 259 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.93% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order played in the November 25th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time. The momentum is strong with Lotto Texas!

Saturday night will feature the last Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings of the month. Will Lotto Texas go up and beyond? Will Powerball break that repeating Three-Number Combination drought?

The Big 800

What a night! Lotto Texas reigned supreme March 24th with the {3-2-1} Pattern. All the myriad ways in which this was achieved will be revealed shortly. After all, we can’t forget about Powerball! There were rumblings of a playback there. Although one never materialized, we got another surprise.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern has now made a whopping 800 appearances, with winning numbers 4, 6, 16, 34, 38, and 39.

The night (mostly) belonged to the {3-2-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Not only has this Pattern played 800 times, it has played five times in a row! Of the 1536 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time.

Now with 148 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 800 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has played in 9.64% of all 1536 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order was seen in the February 21st, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Other goodies were uncovered during the {3-2-1} Pattern’s big night: two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 6, 34, 38, 39 (Debuted August 23rd, 2017)
  • 4, 6, 34, 39 (Debuted January 31st, 2015)
More goodies uncovered from the {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball had an eventful night as well. With winning numbers 10, 33, 45, 53, 56, and PB 24, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 53 times.

Lotto Texas didn’t steal all the thunder. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 258 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 20.5% of them, and was last seen on February 28th, 2018.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 24th appearance and has now played in 45.3% of the 53 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.30% of all 258 drawings. The [1-1-3-1] General Order was seen alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned February 28th drawing.

As we mentioned in the introduction, a playback wasn’t meant to be for Powerball. Instead, we saw the world debut of the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 4.17% of the 24 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.89% of the 53 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 0.39% of all 253 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

As we look to the week ahead, will the {3-2-1} Pattern do the unfathomable and go for a sixth consecutive appearance? Will the repeating Three-Number Combination drought in Powerball be quenched?

Patterns in Bloom

Spring finally came to Lotto Texas and Powerball March 21st. Like “sister” Mega Millions, these lotteries got bit by the “Go big or go home” bug. Wednesday night was so big that there was a Pattern streak and a playback!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern has now played four times in a row. With winning numbers 6, 9, 19, 37, 39 and 51, this Pattern has played 799 times.

A Pattern encounter of the fourth time. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Now that there have been 1535 drawings, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52% of the time. This Pattern is second-to-none in Lotto Texas.

The 2 1 3 Specific Order, now with 117 appearances, has played in 14.6% of the 799 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1535 drawings, this Specific Order has played 7.62% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played in the February 7th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas also welcomed spring with three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 6, 37, 39, 51 (Debuted July 28th, 2010)
  • 6, 19, 39, 51 (Debuted September 2nd, 2009)
  • 9, 19, 37, 39 (Debuted October 11th, 2008)
A couple and a single. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball also saw its most commonly played Pattern. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 93rd appearance with numbers 3, 4, 18, 29, 61, and PB 25.

More to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern than meets the eye. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Out of the 257 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 36.2% of them.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 24th appearance and has played in 25.8% of the 93 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.34% of all 257 drawings.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 29.2% of the 24 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.53% of the 93 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 253 drawings, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.72% of the time.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, and the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order were seen together in the March 14th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern make a fifth consecutive appearance? Could Powerball see a playback encore?

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?