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?

The Five Voyages of a Common Pattern

Pattern streak fever was present in Mega Millions this past Friday, and it spread to Lotto Texas on September 8th. The Lottery World was set on fire Saturday night with a five-peat and other things so wild they can’t be talked about in an introduction! The only other thing we can say is that the grand prizes rose for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. The respective prizes are now $6 million and $132 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 21, 33, 43, 47, and 48, the {3-2-1} Pattern went on to play for the fifth time in a row! This Pattern has now played 828 times.

Staying on top with Pattern streaks. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1584 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.3% of the time. September 5th was when we last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern.

Now with 147 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 828 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 9.28% of all 1584 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order played on June 2nd, 2018.

Similar Spread

The key thing to remember about a similar spread is that this happens when the numbers in the spreads are the same, but the orders are different. The spread for Saturday night was 07:12:10:04:01. This is similar to the spread that was seen on November 26th, 2014. That night, the winning numbers were 14, 21, 31, 35, 36, and 48 and the spread was 07:10:04:01:12.

Lotto Texas developed a fondness for similar spreads last month, even seeing them happen back-to-back. Could another similar spread appear Wednesday night?

Four-Number Combination(s)

Believe it or not, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although Lotto Texas dominated this past Saturday, Powerball still had a respectable showing and had its own surprises!

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 92nd appearance with winning numbers 3, 13, 20 32, 33, and PB 21.

Not an encore, but a strong playing. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 306 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 30.1% of them, and was last seen on September 1st, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 28 times and has now appeared in 30.4% of the 92 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has played in 9.15% of all 306 drawings, and previously played on August 25th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 5.43% of the 92 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1}. When taking all 306 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.63% of the time. The 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on March 22nd, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball may not have seen a Pattern encore, but there were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two repeating Combinations. One lottery. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The big things to look out for Wednesday night are similar spreads and Pattern streaks. Will the {3-2-1} Pattern streak continue in Lotto Texas, and could either lottery see a similar spread?

Confessions of a Common Pattern

If the Mega Millions Patterns could talk, they’d be in admiration (or in envy) of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. It’s the most commonly played and what other Mega Millions Pattern do you know of that has played six times in a row? This record has yet to be broken, by the way.

To kick off the weekend, the September 7th drawing brought us a three-peat for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and a grand prize now at $207 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern threepeat was thanks to winning numbers 8, 10, 41, 54, 68, and MB 10. This Pattern has now played 171 times.

Back for thirds. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 391 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time.

Friday night also saw an encore for the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order. With 48 appearances, this General Order has played in 28.1% of the 171 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.3% of all 391 drawings.

Now with 16 appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 48 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 9.36% of the 171 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 391 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 4.09% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order played on July 20th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

There was one repeating Three-Number Combination: 10, 41, 54.

No three-peat is complete without a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the April 4th, 2014 drawing.

Will next week see the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a “four-peat”, or will another Pattern take the reins?

The September Climb

Summer’s over.

Okay, technically there are a few weeks left, but in terms of summer holidays and summer blow-out parties, those days are gone until next year. Traditionally, schools opened their doors after Labo(u)r Day across the U.S., but many schools did so at least a couple of weeks before. This week is for the last hold-outs of summer. To honor the passing of summer, Mega Millions started “the climb” on September 4th. That “climb” was to a crazy large jackpot. Tuesday night saw the grand prize rise to $187 million, among other things.

General Lottery Analysis

One of those things concerned the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. More specifically, this Pattern was loved so much that it made an encore! With winning numbers 2, 7, 25, 35, 44, and MB 3, it made its 170th appearance.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern came back in a different form. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 390 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.6% of the time.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 47th appearance and has now played in 27.6% of the 170 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.1% of all 390 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played on July 20th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14.9% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.12% of the 170 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 390 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.79% of the time. We last saw the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order on March 16th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Tuesday night also saw these repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 7, 44, MB 3 (Debuted December 3rd, 2013)
  • 2, 35, MB 3 (Debuted October 10th, 2014)
Bonus level: Three repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Could the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for the three-peat Friday night? Will the Mega Millions jackpot continue to climb upwards?

Bienvenidos al Septiembre (Welcome to September)

In the US, Spanish is one of several languages offered in schooling. Speaking of, this is the month that the remaining schools open their doors once again, the Halloween decorations show up in stores, and (handegg) football season starts up. Interestingly, September gets its name from “Septem”, the Latin word for seven.

The ninth (yet named for seven) month started on Saturday this year. September 1st saw the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball inch up to $6.5 and $100 million, respectively, and one Pattern made its third repeat appearance.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 12, 23, 27, 32, 44, and 50, the {3-2-1} Pattern played for the third time in a row. This Pattern has now played 826 times.

3x {3-2-1] Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given the 1582 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen on August 29th, 2018.

Now with 123 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 14.9% of the 826 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 7.77% of all 1582 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 3 2 Specific Order played on May 5th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Believe it or not, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 91st appearance with winning numbers 11, 54, 55, 61, 66, and PB 9.

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

This Pattern has played in 29.9% of the 304 Powerball drawings and was last seen on August 25th, 2018.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 28th appearance and has now played in 30.8% of the 91 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.21% of all 304 drawings and was last seen on August 15th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.49% of the 91 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.64% of all 304 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order played on August 11th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 54, 61, PB 9, made its debut on October 8th, 2016.

A lone repeating (three-number) Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern make a fourth appearance in Wednesday’s Lotto Texas drawing? Could Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} see an encore?

 

The Friday Night August Finale

The numbers have spoken. With the end of the month coinciding with a holiday weekend (US/Canada), one would not be at fault thinking that the occasion would be marked by something grand. After all, Labo(u)r Day is the unofficial end to summer. You have to go out with a bang, yes? A {3-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat would have been fitting, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Instead, the August 31st Mega Millions drawing offered up a rising jackpot, now at $167 million, and the lottery’s most commonly seen Pattern.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 18, 29, 32, 45, and MB 17, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 169 times.

{2-1-1-1-1}, a common approach. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 389 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 43.4% of the time. This Pattern was last seen on August 21st, 2018.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 46th appearance and has now played in 27.2% of the 169 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 11.8% of all 389 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played on July 3rd, 2018.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 19.6% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.33% of the 169 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 389 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.31% of the time. The 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on August 24th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions also ended the month with two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

The space between two Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Could the first Mega Millions drawing for September see a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore?

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?

The Tuesday “Tone-Down”

With the malaise of August shaken off, and what with the month nearly over, Mega Millions calmed down. Three repeating Three-Number Combinations is a tough act to follow! However, this did not mean an uneventful night. As of the August 28th drawing, the jackpot stands at $152 million, and there may have been a shout-out to this past Friday night.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, having just played on August 24th, came back with winning numbers 3, 20, 33, 34, 41, and MB 20!

A round of Pattern encores. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has now played 75 times and given the 388 Mega Millions drawings to date, it has played in 19.3% of them.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order has played 19 times and has now appeared in 25.3% of the 75 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 4.90% of all 388 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played on August 14th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 26.3% of the 19 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 6.67% of the 75 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When all 388 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.29% of the time. We last saw the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order on December 22nd, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 3, 20, and 34.

Sitting high and dry near the top. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the October 3rd, 2014 drawing.

Will Mega Millions end August with a {3-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat?

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?

Mega Millions and the Trio of (Repeating) Combinations

With the start of the school year comes the start of football season. Be it high school, college, or professional, it may very well be that football may have supplanted baseball as America’s pastime. Mega Millions isn’t a sport, but it has its own grand slams and upsets. With a jackpot now at $134 million, it may be soaring towards the stratosphere soon enough! As far as action was concerned for the August 24th drawing, it was more on the Combination side of things.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 6, 13, 18, 49, and MB 8, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 74th appearance.

Friday Night Numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 387 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 19.1% of the time, and was last seen on August 14th, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 28th appearance and has played in 37.8% of the 74 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 7.24% of all 387 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played on August 10th, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.14% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.70% of the 74 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 387 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.52% of the time. The 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the June 22nd, 2018 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

The (repeating) Combination trio bundled together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions see any Pattern encores or playbacks in next week’s drawings? Could there be another night of three repeating Three-Number Combinations?