A Change-Up in the Pattern

In the last post, the $90 million question was “Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern see a ‘four-peat’”? For those of you who were looking forward to seeing the “four-peat” in the June 9th drawing, the answer was a big NO. However, there were a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Friday night’s drawing also saw the appearance of a Pattern that hadn’t been played in a while. Question is, which Pattern was it?

It turned out that the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was the Pattern of the evening. The winning numbers were 3, 16, 28, 33, 37, and MB 9.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Now with 114 appearances, this Pattern has played in 30% of the 380 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen in the May 2nd drawing a little over a month ago.

Making its 33rd appearance, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 28.9% of the 114 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.68% of all drawings. Prior to Friday night, this General Order was last seen in the February 17th, 2017 drawing.

The 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order made its seventh appearance, and has now played in 21.2% of the 33 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 6.14% of the 114 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} drawing has appeared, and in 1.84% of all 380 drawings. The 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order previously played in the December 27th, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 16, 28, 33 (Debuted March 14th, 2017)
  • 16, 28, MB 9 (Debuted August 15th, 2014)
The duo of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

Stumbling Upon a Three-Peat and (Repeating) Combinations

June 7th was a busy night for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. Lotto Texas saw a trio of Four-Number Combinations and Powerball saw one repeating Three-Number Combination. Right off the heels of Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing, the three-peat bug had spread. The question now is, which lottery saw a Pattern three-peat?

Lotto Texas

As it turns out, Lotto Texas saw a three-peat of the {3-2-1} Pattern. The winning numbers this time around were 16, 25, 26, 33, 37, and 43.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now made 754 appearances, and has played in 51.9% of the 1453 Lotto Texas drawings. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen in the June 3rd drawing and earlier still on May 31st.

Making its 114th appearance, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.1% of the 754 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.85% of all drawings. This Specific Order was last seen in the April 22nd, 2017 drawing.

The trio of Four-Number Combinations was made up of the following:

  • 25, 33, 37, 43 (Debuted August 3rd, 2013)
  • 16, 26, 33, 37 (Debuted December 2nd, 2006)
  • 25, 26, 33, 37 (Debuted March 3rd, 2007)
Here in red boxes be the repeating Four-Number Combinations three. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Did Powerball also see a Pattern three-peat?

Powerball

Unlike the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in “sister” Mega Millions, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern did not make a three-peat appearance, or “four-peat”, actually. Instead, Powerball saw the 34th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 5, 21, 57, 66, 69, and PB 13.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 19.4% of the 175 drawings, and was last seen in the May 24th drawing a few weeks ago.

Now with fourteen appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 41.2% of the 34 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8% of all Powerball drawings. This General Order previously played in the May 20th drawing.

Next up is the 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order, making its second-ever appearance. This Specific Order has played in approximately 14.3% of the 14 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared, 5.88% of the 34 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.14% of all 175 drawings. The 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order made its debut in the September 21st, 2016 drawing.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 57, 66, and 69, and it made its debut over a year ago in the May 4th, 2016 drawing.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

What will Saturday’s drawing have in store? Will the {3-2-1} Pattern be daring and go for a fourth consecutive appearance? Will a Specific Order make its debut?

Calmly Wandering into a Three-Peat

Compared to what happened this past Friday, Mega Millions was mostly calm the night of June 6th. Mostly? Well, a bit of that Friday night charm rubbed off. Friday night’s Pattern not only made an encore appearance, but has now appeared three times in a row! Did the General Order and Specific Order get a touch of Friday night as well, or did they do their own thing?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 156th appearance, with winning numbers 3, 5, 16, 49, 75, and MB 5.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 41.2% of the 379 Mega Millions drawings, and remains the most commonly seen Pattern.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 38th appearance, and has now played in 24.4% of the 156 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in approximately 10% of all Mega Millions drawings. Unlike this occurrence of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was last seen in the May 23rd drawing.

Making its tenth appearance, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.3% of the 38 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. When looking at the 156 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, this becomes 6.41% of the time, and 2.64% when looking at all 379 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this Specific Order was last seen in the October 25th, 2016 drawing.

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Tuesday night, but will there be at least one on Friday night? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern dare to go for a “four-peat”?

The Common Denominator

Lotto Texas and Powerball dived into the June pool and they found common ground in Saturday night’s drawing. Both lotteries saw their most commonly played Patterns, and furthermore, these were encores! Powerball took it to another level and went into three-peat territory. Combination-wise, Lotto Texas saw repeating Four-Number Combinations. Powerball, on the other hand, didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas

With its 753rd appearance, the {3-2-1} Pattern remained the most commonly played. The June 3rd drawing marked the occasion with winning numbers 1, 9, 17, 23, 53, and 54.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 51.9% of the 1452 Lotto Texas drawings.

Making its 137th appearance, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has now played in 18.2% of the 753 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.44% of all Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, this Specific Order was last seen in the May 20th drawing just a few weeks ago.

The repeating Four-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 1, 9, 23, 54 (Debuted April 9th, 2014) and
  • 9, 17, 53, 54 (Debuted November 8th, 2006)
Repeating Four-Number Combinations are highlighted in the red boxes. From lotterytrend.com.

One of the amazing things about repeating Four-Number Combinations is the range of their debut dates. As you can see from the dates above, these Combinations debuted anywhere from the early days of YouTube to a period where smartphones were everywhere.

Powerball

As mentioned earlier, Powerball also saw its most commonly seen Pattern make an encore appearance. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was represented by winning numbers 3, 9, 21, 41, 54, and PB 25.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 36.2% of the 174 Powerball drawings. Prior to Saturday, and May 31st, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was seen in the May 27th drawing.

With thirteen appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 20.6% of the 63 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.47% of all Powerball drawings. This General Order was last seen in the May 27th drawing.

The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order made its third appearance, and has now played in 23.1% of the 13 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This statistic becomes 4.76% when looking at the 63 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.72% of all drawings. This Specific Order hasn’t been seen in a while; the last time it appeared was in the December 17th, 2016 drawing.

Will the Patterns continue to be joined at the hip in the week ahead, or will other Patterns appear? Will a Specific Order make its debut?

Sixth Month, Six Numbers, and Repeats

The year flies by, doesn’t it? June has arrived, and Mega Millions started the month with more momentum. The June 2nd drawing saw the encore of Tuesday’s Pattern. This time around, a repeating Three-Number Combination also appeared. Although repeats may be the bane of many a television viewer’s existence, repeats in lotteries are a good thing.

The 155th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was marked by winning numbers 7, 42, 57, 69, 72, and MB 10.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 41% of all 378 Mega Millions drawings.

Making its 38th appearance, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now played in 24.5% of the 155 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in 10.1% of all drawings. Although this General Order didn’t make an encore, it did play earlier in May. More specifically, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order previously played in the May 9th drawing.

With 14 appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has now played in 36.8% of the 38 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. When looking at the 155 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, this statistic becomes 9.03%. Finally, this Specific Order has played in roughly 3.70% of the 378 Mega Millions drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played in the March 21st, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination was 57, 69, and MB 10. This Combination made its debut in the March 11th, 2014 drawing.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination 57-69-MB 10. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the week ahead feature more repeating Three-Number Combinations? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat?

Leaving May in 3-2-1

The month of May ended with Lotto Texas and Powerball, and what an ending it was! Both lotteries saw their most commonly played Patterns, and Lotto Texas got in a couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas

With 752 appearances, the {3-2-1} Pattern is second-to-none in Lotto Texas. The winning numbers for May 31st were 11, 26, 33, 40, 47, and 53.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 51.8% of the 1451 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the May 20th drawing.

The Specific Order of the evening was 1 2 3, making its 138th appearance. This has appeared in 18.4% of the 752 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.51% of all drawings. Prior to Wednesday, the 1 2 3 Specific Order previously played in the April 26th, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Four-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 26, 40, 47, and 53 (Debuted May 18th, 2016) and
  • 26, 33, 47, and 53 (Debuted March 23rd, 2011)
Repeating Four-Number Combinations are highlighted in red. From lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

Right off the heels of this past Saturday’s drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore! The winning numbers were 4, 33, 39, 46, 60, and PB 6.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With 62 appearances, this Pattern remains the most commonly seen in Powerball, and has played in 35.8% of the 173 drawings.

Making its 17th appearance, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 27.4% of the 62 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.83% of all Powerball drawings. Prior to Wednesday, this General Order was last seen in the April 22nd, 2017 drawing.

Powerball didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations, so the grand finale of the evening was the fifth appearance of the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has played in 29.4% of the 17 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, 8.06% of the 62 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.89% of all 173 drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the April 1st drawing.

Will these Patterns make an encore in Saturday night’s drawing?

23 Skidoo! A Blast From the (Recent) Past

A lot has happened since Saturday’s post. The Memorial Day weekend came and went, and Lottery Binge reached the one-year mark! Right off the heels of a big weekend, Mega Millions mellowed out. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations, nor were there any rare plays. However, there was a play that appeared not too long ago. From last week, in fact.

Now with 154 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remains the most commonly seen Pattern in Mega Millions. The winning numbers for May 30th were 5, 20, 32, 37, 67, and MB 5.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 40.8% of the 377 drawings, and was recently seen in the May 23rd drawing.

With 35 appearances, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in 22.7% of the 154 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This statistic shrinks to 9.28% when looking at all 377 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order was last seen in the April 4th, 2017 drawing.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order, which made its fourth appearance. This Specific Order has played in 11.4% of the 35 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General order has appeared, and in 2.60% of the 154 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 1.06% of all drawings, and previously played in the February 24th, 2017 drawing.

With May under wraps and June right around the corner, what does Friday’s drawing have in store?

Australia Play + (Repeating) Combinations = Summer

Memorial Day means many things to those of us residing in Lottery Trend Country. Fallen soldiers are honored, for one. The long weekend kicks off summer vacation for some kids, and a teaser for others. Regardless of what weekend it is, Lotto Texas and Powerball appear to reserve some of their biggest plays for Saturday nights. How did May 27th go? Lotto Texas saw a repeating Four-Number Combination and Powerball had a repeating Three-Number Combination, for one. There was also an Australia Play and a General Order and Specific Order that played together in a previous drawing. Which lottery had what play?

Lotto Texas

In just a week-and-a-half, Lotto Texas saw another Australia Play! The 196th appearance of the {2-2-2} Pattern was marked by winning numbers 1, 16, 25, 34, 50, and 53.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

Of course, the 2 2 2 Specific Order also made its 196th appearance. The Australia Play has appeared in 13.5% of the 1450 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen May 17th.

It wasn’t enough to have just an Australia Play. Saturday night’s drawing also harbored the repeating Four-Number Combination 16, 34, 50, and 53.

At the top is the repeating Four-Number Combination. From lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the December 19th, 2007 drawing.

Powerball

Although Powerball didn’t see an Australia Play, it did see its most commonly played Pattern. Making its 61st appearance, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was represented by winning numbers 5, 10, 28, 55, 67, and PB 9.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 35.5% of the 172 Powerball drawings, and previously played May 6th.

With twelve appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 19.7% of the 61 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 6.98% of all Powerball drawings. Prior to Saturday, this General Order was last seen in the February 22nd drawing.

The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its third appearance, and has now played in 25% of the twelve drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. When looking at the 61 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, the statistic becomes 4.92%, and shrinks to 1.74% when taking all 172 drawings into account. Like the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, this Specific Order previously played in the February 22nd drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 28, 67, and PB 9, and it debuted in the New Year’s Eve 2016 drawing.

Repeating Three-Number Combination 28, 67, PB 9. From lotterytrend-powerball.com

Lotto Texas and Powerball ended May with a fireworks show of their own, and it looks like a hot summer is on the way. Onward to June!

Marchin’ Orders

Summer is upon us in Lottery Trend Country (US). The barbeque pits are firing up, beach parties are in full swing, and some kids got a head start to summer vacation. Mega Millions kick-started summer with a repeating Three-Number Combination Friday night! Now, before I get to that, there’s a matter concerning order that must be discussed. Both the General Order and the Specific Order were last seen this past March.

The winning numbers in the May 26th drawing were 25, 26, 28, 37, 56, and MB 5.

Winning Mega Millions numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Now with 61 appearances, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 16.2% of the 376 Mega Millions drawings. Prior to Friday, this Pattern was last seen just a couple of weeks ago in the May 12th drawing.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made it 21st appearance, and has now played in 34.4% of the 61 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 5.59% of all drawings. This Specific Order previously played in the March 31st, 2017 drawing.

Making its fourth appearance, the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 19% of the 21 drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 6.56% of the 61 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.06% of all drawings. Like the [3-1-1-1] General Order, the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order previously played in the March 31st, 2017 drawing.

And now it’s time to discuss the Three-Number Combination.

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 28, 37, and 56.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the February 7th, 2017 drawing.

Next week will mark the first anniversary of Lottery Binge, and of course, the end of May. How will Mega Millions end the month? Will there be a rare play? Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern go for an encore appearance?

Leading Threes

Saturday night’s momentum continued into the May 24th drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball. Both lotteries saw big plays! One such play came in the form of our dear friends the repeating Combinations. Lotto Texas saw a repeating Four-Number Combination and Powerball had a repeating Three-Number Combination.

And in both Lotto Texas and Powerball, the number three (3) was not in short supply.

Lotto Texas

The not oft-seen {3-3} Pattern played for the 125th time, with winning numbers 11, 13, 17, 48, 51, and 54.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 8.63% of the 1449 Lotto Texas drawings, and previously played in the April 19th, 2017 drawing.

Making its 46th appearance, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has now played in 36.8% of the 125 drawings where the {3-3} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.17% of all drawings. Prior to Wednesday night’s drawing, this Specific Order was last seen in the April 8th, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 13, 48, 51, and 54.

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination. From lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the January 27th, 2010 drawing.

Powerball

Right off the heels of Saturday’s drawing, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance. This time, the winning numbers were 28, 32, 33, 38, 62, and PB 15.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Now with 33 appearances, this Pattern has played in 19.3% of the 171 Powerball drawings.

Making its twelfth appearance, the [1-3-1-1] General Order has played in 36.4% of the 33 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.02% of all drawings. This General Order was last seen in the April 26th, 2017 drawing.

With three appearances, the 0 1 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has now played in 25% of the 12 drawings where the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared, and approximately 9.09% of the 33 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 171 Powerball drawings, this statistic becomes 1.75%. This Specific Order was last seen in the early days of Lottery Binge: June 1st, 2016, to be exact.

The repeating Three-Number Combination was 28, 33, and 38.

Repeating Three-Number Combination is at the bottom. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The debut for this Combination was in the February 15th, 2017 drawing a little over three months ago.

Looks like Lotto Texas and Powerball are ready to kick it into high gear for summer. Will the lead-in to the Memorial Day weekend be a fireworks show or will things mellow out?