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?

Mega Millions Encore and a Combination Avalanche

To think that the month is (almost) halfway over! Believe it or not, some kids have already traded the beachballs for the books and for the others, it’s just a matter of time. Mega Millions need not concern itself with school or holidays. If it could, then August 14th would be “Avalanche Day”. The fallout of Avalanche Day was a rising jackpot, now at $88 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 26, 44, 45, 46, and MB 11, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance.

Six numbers created an avalanche. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played 73 times and given the 384 Mega Millions drawings, it has played in 19% of them. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen in the August 10th, 2018 drawing.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played 18 times. With that said, this General Order has played in 24.7% of the 73 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 4.69% of all 384 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played on March 13th, 2018.

Another highlight of the evening was the world debut of the 1 1 0 3 0 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 5.56% of the 18 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 1.37% of the 73 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 384 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.26% of the time.

Four Number Combination

Rare as they are in Mega Millions, there was indeed a repeating Four-Number Combination!

The Combination catalyst. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The Combination 26, 44, 45, and MB 11 made its debut in the January 16th, 2015 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Naturally, the fallout from a repeating Four-Number Combination are four repeating Three-Number Combinations.

  • 26, 44, 45
  • 26, 44, MB 11
  • 26, 45, MB 11
  • 44, 45, MB 11

Of course, these debuted alongside the repeating Four-Number Combination mentioned earlier.

There was one more Combination: 11, 44, 45. This one made its debut in the March 17th, 2015 drawing.

Let the (repeating) Three-Number Combinations flow! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As summer vacation continues to wind down, will Mega Millions continue to ramp up in Friday’s drawing?

Two Lottery Winners and a Summer Windown

There was room for only one jackpot to go beyond the half-billion-dollar mark this summer. But let’s be honest; one reason why reason most people are infatuated with the lottery is the crazy-large jackpots. The other reason, of course, is winning! August 11th was a night of winners for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. Someone in Texas became $16 million richer and a single player in New York won the $245 million prize. Their respective grand prizes are now $5 million and $40 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 823rd appearance with winning numbers 3, 9, 13, 25, 30, and 51.

The {3-2-1} Pattern produced a winner. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1576 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, this Pattern played on August 4th, 2018.

Now with 150 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 823 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.52% of all 1576 drawings. The 3 2 1 Specific Order previously played on July 7th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 43, 56, 62, 68, and PB 24, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 87th appearance.

A winner for Powerball, too. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 298 Powerball drawings so far, this Pattern has played 29.2% of the time and was last seen on July 28th, 2018.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 26th appearance and has now played in 29.9% of the 87 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.72% of all 298 drawings. The [1-2-2-1] General Order was last seen on May 23rd, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 15.4% of the 26 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.60% of the 87 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 298 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.34% of the time. The 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order was last seen a little over two years ago. Then, it had played in the July 27th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 5, 43, and PB 24 made its debut on June 14th, 2017.

Room for one repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Could either the {3-2-1} Pattern or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern see an encore Wednesday night? Will the night have its fill of repeating Four-Number or Three-Number Combinations?

Everybody Loves Australia (Plays)

Who doesn’t love Australia, right? What with the surfing, the wildlife, the weather…

But seriously. August 8th was a night like no other. In fact, something so wild, so crazy happened that we can’t talk about it in this paragraph. All we can tell you right now is that the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball rose to a respective $16 million and $245 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 12, 16, 28, 29, 46, and 54, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 220th appearance.

Aussie play hopping back for more. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1575 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the Australia Play has happened in roughly 14% of them.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations in Wednesday’s drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball also got struck with Australia Play fever! The winning numbers were 10, 21, 30, 43, 63, and PB 17.

Australia Plays are infectious. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With those six numbers, 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 22 times. Given the 297 Powerball drawings, the Australia Play has played 7.41% of the time.

Here’s the kicker. Both Australia Plays were previously seen on July 25th, 2018!

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 10, 43, and 63, made its debut in the October 19th, 2016 drawing.

A repeating Three-Number Combination on the side. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Could another first take place Saturday night with both Australia Plays making an encore?

 

Encores! Encores Everywhere!

With no grand prize winner for either Lotto Texas or Powerball, their respective jackpots are now $15.25 million and $223 million. Although Powerball has officially joined the Mile-High Jackpot Club, the biggest draw of the evening was in the Patterns. Pattern-wise, August 4th was just like August 1st for both lotteries. In fact, Lotto Texas saw a three-peat and then some!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 9, 11, 33, 48, and 54, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 822nd appearance.

A three-peat for {3-2-1}. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1574 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time.

The 3 1 2 Specific Order also came back for an encore! Now with 155 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 18.9% of the 822 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.85% of all 1574 drawings.

Playback encores, inside three-peats no less, don’t happen often.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Nestled inside was a lone repeating Four-Number Combination: 4, 9, 11, and 33.

A triple whammy in the shape of a repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 18th, 2013 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was thanks to winning numbers 3, 11, 38, 44, 58, and PB 2.

Another common Pattern has its encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 296 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.5% of the time. As we’ll see shortly, the playback fever didn’t reach Powerball.

With 29 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 27.6% of the 105 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.80% of all 296 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played on July 4th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.8% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.81% of the 105 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the wining Pattern and in 1.35% of all 296 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order in the June 17th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern/3 1 2 Specific Order play together again in Wednesday’s Lotto Texas drawing? Could Powerball see a three-peat with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?

An Encore and Crazy-Large Jackpot Fever

August 1st was not only Hump Day this year, it was also Lottery Night! Lotto Texas kicked off the month with a Pattern encore and a jackpot now at $14.5 million. Meanwhile, Powerball caught that “crazy large jackpot fever” from Mega Millions. The jackpot for Powerball crossed just over the $200 million mark: $203 million to be precise.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern came back for an encore with winning numbers 7, 12, 15, 35, 42, and 49. This Pattern has now played 821 times.

Another {3-2-1} Pattern appearance. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1573 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has now played 52.2% of the time.

Now with 154 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.8% of the 821 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.79% of all 1573 drawings. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern, the 3 1 2 Specific Order also made an encore. Both were seen in this past Saturday’s drawing (July 28th, 2018).

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to a playback, Lotto Texas saw a repeating Four-Number Combination that hasn’t been seen in nearly eighteen years!

  • 12, 35, 42, 49
Will another 18 years pass before showing up again? Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the early days of Lotto Texas (1-54). More specifically, the August 16th, 2000 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 22, 32, 38, 58, and PB 26, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 104th appearance.

Powerball’s most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 295 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 35.3% of them and was last seen on July 21st, 2018.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 19th appearance and has now played in 18.3% of the 104 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 6.44% of all 295 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played on March 31st, 2018.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 42.1% of the 19 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.69% of the 104 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.71% of all 295 drawings. The 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played on August 26th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations this time:

Three for Three. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Saturday night see another repeating Four-Number Combination that hasn’t been seen since last decade? Could either Pattern make a repeat appearance?

 

The End-of-Month Double Repeat (Sort of)

Summer’s almost over, but don’t worry! There are still a few weeks left of sleeping in before panic-shopping for Back to School. One thing that is over is July for Lotto Texas and Powerball. July 28th marked the last drawings of the month for both, and with no grand prize winners, their respective jackpots are now $13.75 million and $187 million. Despite their many differences, they did share one thing in common.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 11, 15, 19, 44, and 49, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 820th appearance.

The {3-2-1} Pattern was seen just a few days ago. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1572 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time.

Now with 153 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.7% of the 820 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1572 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.73% of the time. Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 1 2 Specific Order played together in the July 18th, 2018 drawing. When the Pattern and Specific Order played together on a previous date in Lotto Texas, this is called a playback.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination was 11, 15, 19, 49.

This repeating Combination hadn’t been seen in almost two years. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 3rd, 2016 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 86th appearance with winning numbers 22, 27, 46, 56, 65, and PB 13.

There’s a common link with Lotto Texas this time. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 294 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 29.3% of the time and was last seen on July 18th, 2018.

With 35 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 40.7% of the 86 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.9% of all 294 drawings and played alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned July 18th drawing.

So far, it looks like Lotto Texas and Powerball were joined at the hip. Pattern-wise at least. Question is, was Powerball’s Specific Order also last seen on July 18th, 2018?

Now with four appearances, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 11.4% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.65% of the 86 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 294 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.36% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order previously played on January 20th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Almost exactly one year apart. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Note that these Combinations debuted exactly 52 weeks apart.

With Lotto Texas and Powerball having the honor of starting August, will either lottery see a Pattern encore, or perhaps another playback?

The Australia Play Double Feature

Someone became at least $522 million richer after the July 24th, 2018 Mega Millions drawing. Any lottery that had a drawing the next night would have its work cut out for it. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball rose to the occasion July 25th. Not only did their jackpots rise to $13 million and $168 million, respectively, they both saw an Australia Play! To learn more about what an Australia Play is, click here. Although the post covered Lotto Texas, the same principle applies to Powerball and Mega Millions.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 10, 30, 34, 49, and 51, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 219th appearance.

Australia Play #1. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1571 Lotto Texas drawings, an Australia Play has happened 13.9% of the time. The last time this phenomenon took place was in the June 30th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 5, 30, 34, and 49.

A side order of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

It made its debut in the June 13th, 2009 drawing. Hard to believe that it was a little over nine years ago!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball followed suit with its own Australia Play! The {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 1 1 1 1 1 General Order played together for the 21st time with winning numbers 2, 18, 41, 44, 64, and PB 26.

Australia Play #2. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 293 Powerball drawings, the Australia Play has appeared in 7.17% of them and was last seen on May 9th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Wednesday night.

Will either Australia Play do the “unthinkable” and go for an encore Saturday night? Will other Patterns be the ones to end July?

Lotto Texas and Powerball’s Attention-Grabbing Patterns

The biggest story of Lottery Binge this summer has been Mega Millions. This lottery’s grand prize has soared into the stratosphere and is close to half a billion, yes billion dollars! Even though Mega Millions has had the lion’s share of buzzworthy news, Lotto Texas and Powerball are not down for the count. After July 21st, Powerball is feeling the urge to rise, and its jackpot is now $147 million. Lotto Texas isn’t likely to see a prize that large anytime soon ($12.25 million ain’t too shabby), but it had its own way of generating buzz—throwing a rarely-played Pattern into the ring.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 6, 9, 14, 15, and 45, the uncommon {5-1} Pattern made its 57th appearance.

A rare Pattern was the play of the night. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1570 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 3.63% of the time and was last seen on June 16th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 5 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.02% of the 57 drawings where {5-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also appeared in 0.25% of all 1570 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 5 0 1 Specific Order played a little over a year ago in the July 19th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball went the opposite direction of Lotto Texas. Instead of playing an uncommon Pattern, the most common Pattern appeared. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 103rd appearance with winning numbers 9, 23, 56, 58, 68, and PB 1.

Going the other way with a common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 292 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.3% of the time. This Pattern was last seen in the July 14th, 2018 drawing.

With 30 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now played in 29.1% of the 103 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.3% of all 292 drawings and was last seen on June 27th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 30 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also appeared in 6.80% of the 103 drawings where the Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1} and in 2.40% of all 292 drawings. The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played on August 16th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were absent this time.

As July starts to wind down, will the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to rise? Will either the {5-1} Pattern or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern see an encore Wednesday night?

 

Rise of the Jackpots: Redux

The jackpot fever did not break for either Lotto Texas or Powerball July 18th. Not only did they see their respective jackpots rise to $11.5 million and $130 million, they got an extra boost. The title of today’s post is because one of these lotteries saw the “extra boost” in the form of a Pattern encore.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made another appearance, right after appearing in the July 14th drawing. With winning numbers 2, 10, 18, 34, 43, and 54, this Pattern has played 819 times.

{3-2-1} Pattern encore turning up the heat. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1569 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 52.2% of them.

Now with 152 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 819 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.69% of all 1569 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played on May 30th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 85th appearance with winning numbers 1, 10, 27, 28, 36, and PB 12.

Powerball’s “boost” lied elsewhere. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 291 Powerball drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 29.2% of them and was last seen on July 7th, 2018.

With 34 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 40% of the 85 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.7% of all 291 drawings and accompanied the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the July 7th drawing mentioned earlier.

Now with six appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 34 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.06% of the 85 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 291 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.06% of the time. We last saw the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order on June 9th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball’s “extra boost” came in the form of two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

One-two punch of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the jackpots rise once again after Saturday night’s results?