The Great and Powerful Pattern

What can be said about September 15th? Other than it being the halfway mark in September, it’s not that big of a deal, is it? After all, there’s nothing that great about the grand prizes for Lotto Texas and Powerball going up to $7.5 million and $163 million, is there? Nothing that great about the {3-2-1} Pattern playing seven times in a r–.

Who are we kidding!? Saturday night was a mighty big deal and not just because the jackpots rose! It was in Lotto Texas, the “small fry” of the Big Three lotteries, that a Pattern played seven times in a row. Not even the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, King of Mega Millions, has ever performed such a feat!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The record-breaking “seven-peat” featured winning numbers 2, 21, 24, 41, 46, and 52. This brings the number of times the {3-2-1} Pattern has played up to 830.

The six numbers that shattered a record. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1586 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.3% of the time. Recall that we last saw this Pattern on September 12th, 2018.

Now with 148 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 830 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1586 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.33% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order played on September 8th, 2018. How interesting it would’ve been if a playback occurred!

Similar Spread

Instead, another level of awesomeness was applied when a similar spread showed up. The spread for Saturday night’s numbers was 19:03:17:05:06. This is similar to the spread seen on September 25th, 2010. That night, the winning numbers were 1, 7, 26, 43, 46, and 51 and the spread was 06:19:17:03:05. Note how the numbers in the spreads are the same, but the orders are different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Of course, Lotto Texas couldn’t have just a {3-2-1} Pattern “seven-peat” or a similar spread. There had to be a repeating Four-Number Combination thrown into the mix, too!

  • 21, 24, 41, 46 (Debuted July 11th, 2009)
More awesomeness. Source: lotterytrend.com.

And what of Powerball? Was it struck with a touch of Pattern Streak Fever?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball remained immune to streak fever, but it had a strong night. With winning numbers 2, 18, 19, 24, 34, and PB 3, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 60th appearance.

On a different journey. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 308 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 19.5% of them, and was last seen on June 23rd, 2018.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its 17th appearance and has now played in 28.3% of the 60 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 308 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 5.52% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played on February 7th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 17 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 60 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.97% of all 308 drawings. The 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on July 30th, 2016.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball’s contribution to the “awesome sauce” pot was the repeating Three-Number Combination 2, 18, and 19.

Top the heap. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the March 4th, 2017 drawing.

It can be said without a doubt that September 15th was one of, if not the biggest night Lottery Binge has covered. Lotto Texas has developed a love affair with the {3-2-1} Pattern and we’ll need to keep an eye on whether the record-breaking streak continues, or there’s a break-up. Powerball hasn’t seen an encore in a while. Could a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore show up Wednesday night?

Pattern Streaks. They Do a Lottery Good

September 12th was a good night for lottery lovers. Not only did the Lotto Texas jackpot rise to $7.25 million, the Pattern streak held strong! Powerball, on the other hand, didn’t see a Pattern encore. What it did see was a rise in the jackpot, now standing at a cool $147 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

In an amazing turn of events, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its sixth, yes sixth consecutive appearance! This time, the winning numbers were 1, 3, 12, 20, 36, and 44.

The {3-2-1} Pattern has grown roots. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1585 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.3% of the time and remains second-to-none. The last time we saw the {3-2-1} Pattern was on September 8th, 2018.

Now with 151 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 829 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1585 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.53% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played on August 11th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There was no similar spread this time. Instead, there was a repeating Four-Number Combination!

  • 12, 20, 36, 44 (Debuted October 6th, 2001)
The repeating Four-Number Combination was a nice touch. Source: lotterytrend.com.

It was nearly seventeen years ago when this Combination first showed up! Will another seventeen years pass before it appears again?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although Lotto Texas appeared to have the lion’s share of the action, Powerball was no slouch. With winning numbers 6, 28, 48, 63, 64, and PB 24, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 109th appearance.

Powerball had its own tricks. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 307 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 35.5% of them.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now appeared in 34 drawings and has played in 31.2% of the 109 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 307 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.1% of the time.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 26.5% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.26% of the 109 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 307 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.93% of the time.

Instead of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, Powerball gifted us with a playback. That is to say, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, and 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order all played together on September 5th, 2018!

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas’s Pattern streak is one to look out for in Saturday’s drawing? Will the {3-2-1} Pattern shatter all records and go for a seventh appearance? Could Powerball get a touch of Pattern streak fever?

The Four-Timing Charm of the {3-2-1} Pattern

We’re going straight for the jugular today. September 5th belonged to Lotto Texas. Yes, the $6.75 million jackpot was dwarfed by Powerball’s $114 million. However, Lotto Texas was the one that saw a Pattern play four times in a row. Furthermore, that four-peat had a couple of other goodies nestled inside.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The 827th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 6, 28, 29, 34, 46, and 50.

The {3-2-1} Pattern stayed on top. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have been 1583 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played in 52.2% of them. Not only did the {3-2-1} Pattern play in this past Saturday’s drawing, it was also seen in the August 29th and August 25th drawings!

Also on board the encore train was the 1 3 2 Specific Order. Now with 124 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 15% of the 827 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1583 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.83% of the time.

Seeing as both the {3-2-1} Pattern and 1 3 2 Specific Order were last seen together this past Saturday, this is what we like to call a playback.

Four-Number Combination(s)

A playback wasn’t the only “big play” of the evening. There was 6, 28, 29, and 46, the lone repeating Four-Number Combination.

A repeating Four-Number Combination in a sea of singles. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the March 9th, 2011 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although Powerball didn’t have an encore, it too had a strong showing. With winning numbers 6, 15, 50, 59, 60, and PB 13, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remained the lottery’s most commonly seen Pattern.

{2-1-1-1-1] is Powerball’s most commonly played Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 108 times, and given the 305 Powerball drawings, it has played 35.4% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen on August 29th, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 33rd appearance and has now played in 30.6% of the 108 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 305 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 10.8% of the time. The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order accompanied the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned August 29th drawing.

However, a playback was not meant to be. Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 24.2% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.41% of the 108 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 305 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.62% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order played on July 21st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Could the {3-2-1} Pattern go for a fifth appearance Saturday night? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Powerball?

End-of-August Double Playback Special

Lotto Texas and Powerball said goodbye to August this past Wednesday. Compared to what we saw this past Saturday and last Wednesday, August 29th was low-key. There were no similar spreads, and the {2-2-1-1} Pattern didn’t have a three-peat. Still, the lotteries packed a punch. Not only did Lotto Texas and Powerball see their respective jackpots rise to $6.25 million and $90 million, they both saw playbacks.

That is, the Pattern, General Order (Powerball), and Specific Order were seen together on a previous date. As we’ll see, each lottery had its own date.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 11, 22, 23, 31, 44, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 825th appearance.

Within these six numbers is a playback and much more. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1581 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time.

Now with 135 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.4% of the 825 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1581 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.54% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 3 1 Specific Order played together on August 25th, 2018. Not only was this a playback, this was a double encore!

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to the encore/playback, there was a lone repeating Four-Number Combination.

  • 4, 22, 23, 44 (Debuted February 25th, 2015)
Sandwiched in. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 107th appearance with winning numbers 25, 41, 53, 57, 67, and PB 12.

Powerball also had hidden treasures. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 303 Powerball drawings, this Pattern ahs played 35.3% of the time.

With 32 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now played in 29.9% of the 107 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.6% of all 303 drawings.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.48% of the 107 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 303 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.64% of the time.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, and the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order all played together on August 18th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 41, 53, and PB 12.

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

This Combination made its debut on January 18th, 2017.

Will either Lotto Texas or Powerball start September with consecutive playbacks?

Everything’s Better with Similarities

There’s a very good chance that Lotto Texas and Powerball casted off the August Doldrums for good! August 25th had strong showings for both lotteries. Not only did their respective grand prizes rise to $6 million and $80 million, there were some similarities to what we saw last time.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 10, 23, 32, 36, and 48, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 824th appearance.

The six most powerful numbers of the evening. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1580 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.2% of them, and was last seen on August 11th, 2018.

Now with 134 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 824 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 8.48% when taking all 1580 drawings into consideration. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played in the July 14th, 2018 drawing.

Similar Spread

A similar spread happened for the second drawing in a row! If you recall our last post, this phenomenon happens when the numbers in the spreads are the same, but the orders are different. Saturday night had a spread of 07:13:09:04:12. This is similar to the one that occurred on May 13th, 2015. That night, the winning numbers were 2, 15, 22, 31, 43, and 47, with a spread of 13:07:09:12:04.

This the first time in Lottery Binge history that a similar spread occurred in either lottery back-to-back.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Once again, Lotto Texas saw a repeating Four-Number Combination! This time, the Combination was 3, 23, 32, and 36.

A cherry on top for Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the August 5th, 2000 drawing. That was eighteen years ago!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball liked the {2-2-1-1} Pattern so much that it was brought back for an encore. This time, the winning numbers were 20, 25, 54, 57, 63, and PB 8.

A Pattern encore is just as nice. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 302 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 29.8% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 27th appearance and has now played in 30% of the 90 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.94% of all 302 drawings. The [2-1-2-1] General Order was last seen in the June 6th, 2018 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order played in 11.1% of the 27 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.33% of the 90 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 302 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.99% of the time. The 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played on August 30th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 54, 57, and PB 8, made its debut in the October 25th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination ahoy! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Could the unthinkable happen in Wednesday’s drawing with a third-consecutive similar spread? Could Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern go for the three-peat?

Doldrums-B-Gone

The jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball inched upwards once more. Their respective jackpots are now $5.75 million and $70 million. But that’s not the focus of today’s post. Not really.

Let it be known that the night of August 22nd was the night when Lotto Texas and Powerball joined forces and cast off the yoke of the “August Doldrums”! How was this achieved? Well, the introduction alone can’t do justice to what happened.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 171st appearance with winning numbers 11, 25, 37, 38, 51, and 53.

The six most powerful numbers of the night. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1579 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 57 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 171 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1579 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.61% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order previously played on August 15th, 2018. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we had ourselves a playback!

And there was more. So much more.

Similar Spread

Lotto Texas also saw a similar spread. This happens when the numbers in the spreads are the same, but the orders are different. The spread for Wednesday night was 14:12:01:13:02. This is similar to the one that occurred on June 4th, 2008. That night, the winning numbers were 4, 6, 18, 19, 32, and 46, with a spread of 02:12:01:13:14.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 11, 25, 37, and 38.

Four-Number Combination of awesomeness. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the August 13th, 2016 drawing.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas may have been the strongest party Wednesday night, but Powerball’s results were nothing to sneeze at, either. With winning numbers 1, 7, 45, 47, 69, and PB 13, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 89th appearance.

No doldrums for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 301 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 29.6% of the time. Like the {4-1-1} Pattern seen in Lotto Texas, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played in the earlier-mentioned August 15th drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 36th appearance and has now played in 40.4% of the 89 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 12% of all 301 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this General Order played in the July 28th, 2018 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.37% of the 89 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 301 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1% of the time. The 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order previously played on July 7th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

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

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball be able to keep the August Doldrums away on Saturday?

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?

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?

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?