When (Repeating) Combinations Attack

Lotto Texas and Powerball couldn’t be any more different than Mega Millions! As Mega Millions continued its rest, the two lotteries joined forces November 14th. How, you wonder? With the power of repeating Combinations, of course! Neither lottery saw a grand prize winner, and the jackpots rose to a respectable $6 million and $124 million, respectively. As is the nature of the lottery beast, it wasn’t just repeating Combinations we found under the hood!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 21, 22, 36, 46, 48, and 49, the {3-3} Pattern made its 133rd appearance.

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

Given that there have been 1603 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 8.30% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, this not-so-common Pattern played on May 23rd, 2018.

Now with 43 appearances, the 0 3 3 Specific Order has played in 32.3% of the 133 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1603 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 2.68% of them. We last saw the 0 3 3 Specific Order on May 16th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 21, 22, 46, 49 (Debuted December 22nd, 2012)
  • 21, 46, 48, 49 (Debuted February 5th, 2011)
Not alone today! Source: lotterytrend.com.

And what of Powerball? Was there an uncommonly seen Pattern there as well?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball took to the “Play the most common Pattern” approach. Not only that, but the 116th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was an encore! This time, the winning numbers were 7, 42, 49, 62, 69, and PB 23.

Can’t go wrong with an encore! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 325 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.7% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 36th appearance and has now played in roughly 31% of the 116 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 325 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.1% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played on September 29th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.59% of the 116 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.92% of all 325 drawings. The 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played on February 25th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A trio of Three-Number Combinations wrapped in an encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The momentum for Powerball and Lotto Texas continues as we head into Saturday. Could Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern get a Pattern streak going, and could the {3-3} Pattern in Lotto Texas do the “unthinkable” and make an encore?

 

Big Things in “Small” Lotteries

Truthfully, none of the Big Three lotteries covered in this blog (Powerball, Lotto Texas, Mega Millions) are small. Yet, even among giants, there’s a “shorty”. Lotto Texas never seems to unleash monsters or enthrall nations with powerful spells. Despite being the smallest, it has its own quirks and is more than capable of throwing punches. After all, it did have a Pattern play eight times in a row!

There was nothing that grandiose November 10th. Nevertheless, Lotto Texas still had the biggest plays of the night, and with a jackpot now at $5.75 million, its respectable image was maintained. Powerball, notorious for being a powerhouse, crossed the $100 million threshold ($106 million), and largely kept to itself.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 16, 19, 37, 38, 40, and 54, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 173rd appearance.

A lot of power in these numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1602 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 59 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.1% of the 173 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1602 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 3.67% of them.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order played on October 24th, 2018.  Although the {3-2-1} Pattern streak was broken, a playback was just as dandy!

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to the playback, the repeating Four-Number Combination 37, 38, 40, and 54 made its second appearance.

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

This Combination made its debut on July 27th, 2016.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 115th appearance with winning numbers 5, 29, 34, 53, 57, and PB 24.

A while yet before another nation-wide spell is cast. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 324 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.5% of the time and was last seen on October 31st, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has now played 30 times. This General Order has also now played in 26.1% of the 115 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.26% of all 324 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played on October 10th, 2018.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.33% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.70% of the 115 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.81% of all 324 drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen on January 17th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 5, 57, and PB 24.

The notion of a repeating Three-Number Combination was irresistible. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the June 14th, 2017 drawing.

So far, the only thing that has been consistent in November has been rising jackpots. Yet, a few of these nights have been accompanied by Pattern streaks, especially in Lotto Texas. Powerball did see its most common Pattern, and one tried and true method to stay on top is through Pattern streaks. Could Wednesday see an encore of either the {4-1-1} or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?

An Encore Force

No matter where you lean on the political spectrum, there is one force that rules us all: money! More specifically, the lottery. The bigger the jackpot, the more power it holds.

Now, it’ll be awhile yet before Mega Millions unleashes another monster upon the masses, but a $90 million grand prize is hefty. The November 6th drawing may have also seen rumblings of a Pattern streak. It’s still early in the month, but this Pattern has a penchant for streaks.

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Friday, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 177th appearance with winning numbers 28, 34, 37, 56, 69, and MB 12!

Six forceful numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 408 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.4% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has now played in 23.2% of the 177 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 10% of all 408 drawings and, like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, made an encore!

However, the Specific Order took a different path. Now with ten appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.4% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.65% of the 177 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 408 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.45% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played on September 14th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

In lieu of a playback, there were three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

A buffet of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern truly start its streak Friday night, or will another Pattern take over?

Stays at Rest

With the start of November, we’ve officially entered the Christmas season.

(Thanksgiving!? What’s that?)

Seriously, though. We’re coming upon the end of the year and Mega Millions is resting up. Continuing what we experienced Tuesday night, the November 2nd drawing didn’t feature anything grandiose. However, Mega Millions had a pep in its step, the grand prize pushing up to $70 million and a rumbling among repeating Three-Number Combinations.

General Lottery Analysis

There was no {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore. Instead, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 176th appearance with winning numbers 3, 23, 28, 46, 62, and MB 16.

A new Pattern for a new month. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 407 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.2% of the time and was last seen October 12th, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 40th appearance and has now played in 22.7% of the 176 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 407 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.83% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played on September 14th, 2018.

Now with eleven appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 27.5% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.25% of the 176 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 407 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 2.70% of them. The 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen on July 10th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 23, 28, and 62.

Starting the month with a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Combination made its debut on December 18th, 2015.

Will Tuesday’s drawing see a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, or will another Pattern gets it time in the spotlight?

The Spell Has Been Broken

Lotto Texas held steady with a quaint, but desirable, $15.25 million.

Powerball, on the other hand, was explosive. For months, Powerball had been amassing great power, and it took a player in Iowa and another in New York to take it down October 27th. With the prize now claimed, Powerball got knocked back down to a more “normal” $40 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} General Order made its 838th appearance with winning numbers 5, 11, 29, 31, 32, and 54.

Staying classy. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1598 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.4% of them and was last seen on October 20th, 2018.

Now with 137 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 838 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1598 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.57% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played on October 3rd, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There was a repeating Four-Number Combination, just not in Lotto Texas.

That was not a typo.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern was the tool that brought Powerball down to size, with winning numbers 8, 12, 13, 19, 27, and PB 4.

The beginning of something bombastic. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Unlike the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, this one is not very common. With 21 appearances, and 320 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has now played 6.57% of the time. This {3-2-1} Pattern previously played in the July 11th, 2018 drawing.

The [3-2-1] General Order made its 11th appearance and has now played in 52.4% of the 21 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 320 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 3.44% of the time. The [3-2-1] General Order played alongside the {3-2-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned July 11th drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 3 2 0 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the eleven drawings where [3-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 9.52% of the 21 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 320 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.625% of the time. The 3 2 0 0 0 1 Specific Order made its debut on April 18th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination

If Powerball was going to go down, it was going to go out with a bang! The lone repeating Four (yes, four!)-Number Combination of the evening was 8, 13, 27, and PB 4.

More to it than a repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the November 25th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Naturally, nestled in that repeating Four-Number Combination were four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 13, 27, PB 4
  • 8, 27, PB 4
  • 8, 13, PB 4
  • 8, 13, 27
The red guy is the only one not associated with “anyone” else. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

And naturally, these debuted November 25th, 2017.

There was one other repeating Three-Number Combination, and that was 8, 19, and 27. This Combination debuted in the January 13th, 2016 drawing.

All the lotteries have been brought back down to Earth right before Halloween. The only freaky things to worry about, if they could ever be called that, are encores, Australia Plays, and playbacks. Could either of these make an appearance, or will Halloween be a quiet evening?

The Beast’s Ghost

Mega Millions made history with its $1.6 billion grand prize. In our last Mega Millions post, this beast of a prize was taken down by a lone player from South Carolina. Yet, the ghost still lingered October 26th.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 80th appearance with winning numbers 1, 28, 61, 62, 63, and MB 5.

A haunting experience. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 405 drawings so far, this Pattern has played 19.8% of the time.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played 22 times. With that said, this General Order has played in 27.5% of the 80 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.43% of all 405 drawings.

You’re now probably asking, “When did these appear last?” Don’t worry. We’re getting there…

Now with three appearances, the 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 22 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 3.75% of the 80 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 405 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.74% of the time.

All three were last seen in the history-making October 23rd, 2018 drawing!

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 28, 62, and MB 5.

Some things aren’t easily let go. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Want to take a guess when this debuted?

Friday night was truly a bizarre end to a bizarre week. Going into “Halloween Eve”, it looks to be much quieter. It will be a while yet before Mega Millions produces another monster that rampages through the countryside and lays waste to cities. Still, one must wonder if a triple encore/playback will show up Tuesday night.

The Strengthening Spell

One down. One to go.

Powerball’s spell tightened its hold on the land October 24th. The prize rose to $750 million! Lotto Texas received a boost as well, climbing to $14.5 million. Although it may be the “runt” of the lotteries, it more than held its own.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 172nd appearance with winning numbers 15, 32, 37, 43, 50, and 54.

“Small” jackpot. Big numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1597 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 58 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 33.7% of the 172 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1597 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.63% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order played together in the August 22nd, 2018 drawing. Seeing a playback in action more than makes up for a “tiny” prize!

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas was also able to stand toe-to-toe with Powerball thanks to repeating Four-Number Combination 15, 37, 43, and 50.

Playin’ with the big boys. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted on May 21st, 2016.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s method of attack was the {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore. Fresh from this past Saturday, it proved useful enough for the spell to be cast once more. This time, the winning numbers were 3, 21, 45, 53, 56, and PB 22.

Play it again, {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 65 times and given that there have been 319 Powerball drawings, it has played in 20.4% of them.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order took a cue from the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and made an encore appearance as well! With 31 appearances, this General Order has played in 47.7% of the 65 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 319 drawings into consideration, this General Order played 9.72% of the time.

Now with three appearances, the 1 1 0 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.68% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.62% of the 65 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 319 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.94% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 1 0 3 0 1 Specific Order played on May 20th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

A helping of repeating Three-Number Combination never hurt, right? The Combination was 45, 53, 56, and it debuted in the March 24th, 2018 drawing.

More repeating Combination madness! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The weekend is close at hand, and Halloween is not that far behind. Will Powerball amass more power Saturday night, or will the spell be broken?

The Mighty Has Fallen

“The bigger they come, the harder they fall” as they say. October 23rd was the biggest night in Mega Millions history to date. The $1.6 billion grand prize had finally been won! No, it wasn’t bacteria or beauty that killed the beast.

‘Twas a player in South Carolina, and this was how the deed was done.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 28, 62, 65, 70, and MB 5, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played for the 79th time.

The six numbers that brought down a beast. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 404 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 19.6% of the time and was last seen October 2nd, 2018.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 21st appearance and has played in 26.6% of the 79 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.20% of all 404 drawings. This General Order also played alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned October 2nd drawing.

Could it be that a playback was what helped take down the Mega Millions monster? Let’s take a closer look.

Now with two appearances, the 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 9.52% of the 21 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.53% of the 79 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 404 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.495% of the time. The 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order made its debut in the December 19th, 2014 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order seen that night. The winning numbers were 14, 18, 58, 59, 68 and MB 4.

Three Number Combination(s)

To make the vanquishing even sweeter, there was a lone repeating Three-Number Combination!

The repeating Three-Number Combination made the victory sweeter. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With one week left until Halloween, things are going to be much quieter for Mega Millions for the time being. There is still one beast left: “sister” Powerball. Will Powerball be taken down or will it take a different path?

“Jackpotian” Rhapsody

Alright, alright, “Jackpotian” isn’t really a word, but those jackpots. There was no letting up October 20th!

The jackpots continue to cast their spell on us. With Mega Millions in the “Billion-Dollar Club” ($1.6 billion and counting), Powerball may not be far behind. The grand prize over there is now $620 million. Now, in the off-chance that someone wins both, he or she will be $2.2 billion dollars (before taxes) richer! Unbelievable, isn’t it?

Lotto Texas may be the “runt” with a $13.5 million jackpot, but that isn’t small change, either. Couple that with a Pattern streak, this plucky little lottery held its own.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

In this new Pattern streak, the {3-2-1} Pattern has now played four times in a row, with winning numbers 4, 27, 31, 39, 44, and 53. As of Saturday night, this Pattern has played 837 times.

Staying relevant with a Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1596 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.4% of the time.

Now with 150 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 837 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1596 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.40% of the time. The 1 2 3 Specific Order previously played on October 13th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In a repeat of this past Wednesday’s Lotto Texas drawing, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 64th appearance with winning numbers 16, 54, 57, 62, 69, and PB 23.

The momentum still goes strong. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 318 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 20.1% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the October 3rd, 2018 drawing.

With 30 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played in 46.875% of the 64 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 318 drawings, this General Order has played 9.43% of the time. The [1-1-3-1] General Order played alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the October 3rd drawing mentioned earlier.

Now with four appearances, the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 13.3% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.25% of the 64 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 318 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.26% of the time. The 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order was last seen on January 14th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

To solidify its spell on the masses, four repeating Three-Number Combinations were thrown in for good measure!

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

Will we continue to be serenaded by the high jackpots, or will someone break the spell?

Mega Millions in “Unflinching”

The beast still stands. Sure, a couple of blows were able to land, with a $1 million winner in Houston and a $2 million winner not too far away in the tiny town of Cove (Wiki article for Cove here), but the beast triumphed in the end. With no grand prize winner after the October 19th drawing, the jackpot is now a staggering $1.6 billion! The growth spurt was thanks to a Pattern encore.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern continues to make things more interesting. It wasn’t enough for it to show up in this past Tuesday’s drawing, it had to trot onto the stage Friday night, too! With winning numbers 15, 23, 53, 65, 70, and MB 7, this Pattern has played 114 times.

An encore in more ways than one. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 403 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 38 times and has now appeared in 33.3% of the 114 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 403 drawings  into consideration, this General Order has played 9.43% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-2-1] Specific Order played on September 18th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 7.89% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.63% of the 114 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 403 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.74% of the time. We last saw the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order on December 9th, 2016.

Three Number Combination(s)

A treat was left behind in lone repeating Three-Number Combination 23, 53, and MB 7.

Thrown in for good measure. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the May 5th, 2017 drawing.

It wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if the prize shoots up to $2 billion before Wednesday, if not get close. Will that be the night the beast falls, or will it stick with us through Halloween?

Whatever the case, the beast will not go down easily.