Streak Smashing Soiree

So far, September has been unkind to streaks. The highest ranking achieved has been “three-peat”. Neither the Lotto Texas nor Powerball Patterns that appeared Wednesday night played on Saturday. But, with the appearance of a Pattern that doesn’t get much play, and another Pattern that wants to retain its title, one would be tempted to ask “Who needs streaks?”

Lotto Texas

The September 10th, 2016 Lotto Texas drawing graced us with 2, 12, 25, 27, 29, and 30, and giving us the 150th appearance of the {4-2} Pattern. We last saw this Pattern this past August on the 20th.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.

Now with 1376 drawings to date, the {4-2} Pattern has played 10.9% of the time. The stats show that this is not a commonly seen Pattern.

The 2 4 0 Specific Order made its 26th appearance, its first since August 3rd. Out of the 150 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern, this Specific Order has played 17.3% of the time. When taking all 1376 drawings into account, the 2 4 0 Specific Order has played 1.89% of the time.

One highlight of the evening was the repeat appearance of the Four-Number Combination 2, 12, 25, and 27.

The repeating Four-Number Combination highlighted in red. From lotterytrend.com.
The repeating Four-Number Combination highlighted in red. From lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut back on April 12th, 2008. Eight years is quite a bit of time!

Powerball

Although Powerball didn’t have any Three-Number Combination callbacks, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern may as well have said “I don’t think so” to the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Recall that {2-2-1-1} dethroned the {2-1-1-1-1} as Most Commonly Played Powerball Pattern and that it wasn’t that long ago that {2-1-1-1-1} reclaimed its title…and that last time {2-2-1-1} played. Never mind that {2-1-1-1-1} has played the Saturday prior (September 3rd)!

With its 36th appearance, the {2-1-1-1-1} can still lay claim to its title thanks to the following winning numbers: 3, 17, 49, 55, 68, and PB 8.

Winning Powerball numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With 98 Powerball drawings to date, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 36.7% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 7th appearance, its first since August 27th, 2016. Out of the 36 drawings with the {2-1-1-1-1} Winning Pattern, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played 19.4% of the time. When looking at all 98 Powerball drawings, this becomes 7.14%.

The 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order made its second-ever appearance, and has played 28.6% of the time when looking at the 7 drawings where [1-1-2-1-1] was the General Order. This becomes 5.56% when looking at the 36 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played, and 2.04% of all Powerball drawings. As to when this Specific Order first played? March 19th, 2016.

As we approach the middle of the month, will there still be uncommonly played Patterns? Will another power struggle ensue in Powerball?

Keep it Cool, Mega Millions

After a sizzling hot record-smashing August, Mega Millions continued its chill streak in Friday’s drawing. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern didn’t make an encore appearance, nor was there anything that screamed “Throwback!” There was one highlight of the evening, and that was the appearance of a Pattern that doesn’t get much play.

The winning numbers from the September 9th, 2016 drawings were 1, 34, 43, 44, 63, and MB 11.

Winning Mega Millions Numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Mega Millions Numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With its 48th appearance, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played for the first time since July 1st. Given that there have been 302 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 15.9% of the time.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order also made its first appearance since the July 1st drawing. Now having made 15 appearances, and given the 48 drawings in which {3-1-1-1} has played, the [1-3-1-1] General Order has played 31.3% of the time. This General Order has appeared in 4.97% of all Mega Millions drawings.

Unlike the Pattern and the General Order of the evening, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in nearly two years. The last time this Specific Order played was back on October 21st, 2014. With that said, given its third (ever) appearance and the 15 times the [1-3-1-1] General Order has played, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played 20% of the time. This becomes 6.25% of the time when looking at the 48 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and approximately 1% of all Mega Millions drawings.

For now, it looks like Mega Millions is surrendering the blow-outs and extravaganzas to its brethren Lotto Texas and Powerball, not to mention football. Will this continue, or will Mega Millions throw a surprise in the weeks ahead?

September Warm-Up

After a quiet Saturday, Lotto Texas and Powerball were fired up in Wednesday’s drawings. Lotto Texas saw a {3-2-1} three-peat and more. On the Powerball side of things, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern called itself playing catch-up.

Lotto Texas

The September 7th, 2016 winning numbers were 9, 12, 26, 28, 33, and 40.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

Now with its 718th appearance, the {3-2-1} Pattern continues its rock-solid hold on Most Commonly Played Pattern. With 1375 drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has now played 52.2% of the time.

The Specific Order of the evening was 2 3 1, making its first appearance since July 20th. With its 118th appearance, and given the 718 appearances of the {3-2-1} Pattern, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played 16.4% of the time. Taking all 1375 drawings into account, this becomes 8.58% of the time.

Now it gets a little more interesting. We saw a Four-Number Combination make an appearance for the first time in ten years! This Combination was brought to us by 12, 28, 33, and 40.

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

The very first time this Combination played was August 26th, 2006.

Powerball

Thanks to winning numbers 22, 23, 29, 33, 35, and PB 21, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 34th appearance.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With 97 Powerball drawings to date, the {2-2-1-1} has played 35.1% of the time. The last time we saw this Pattern was back on August 24th.

The [2-2-1-1] General order made its 11th appearance, its first since early in the summer (June 11th). Given the 34 drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played 32.4% of the time. This becomes 11.3% of the time when we look at all 97 drawings.

We now come to the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order. Making its debut last night, it has now appeared in 1 out of 11 drawings in which the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played, or 9.09% of the time. Looking at the 34 drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} has played, this becomes 2.94% of the time. Finally, the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has now played in 1.03% of all Powerball drawings.

As football kicks it into high gear this weekend, will Lotto Texas see a {3-2-1} four-peat? Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern continue to play catch-up and dethrone the {2-1-1-1-1} in Powerball?

Summer Callbacks

Even after achieving a milestone in last Friday’s drawing, Mega Millions continued to keep its composure Tuesday night. Homework’s being assigned in droves and the football displays clash with the fall/Halloween décor. And yet, in spite of the inevitable change of seasons, Mega Millions asserts that summer isn’t over yet. The September 6th, 2016 drawing had not just a Pattern, but a General Order and a Specific Order that played some time during the summer.

The winning numbers from Tuesday’s drawing were 25, 37, 58, 69, 75, and MB 8.

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

Now having made its 119th appearance, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern holds onto its position as the most commonly seen Mega Millions Pattern, making its first appearance since August 30th.  With 301 drawings to date, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 39.5% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played for the 27th time, making its first appearance since August 16th. Out of the 119 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played 22.7% of the time. This becomes 8.97% of the time when we look at all 301 drawings to date.

The 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order made its 7th appearance, and out of the 27 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played, this Specific Order has played 25.9% of the time. When looking at the 119 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played 5.88% of the time. Finally, when looking at all 301 Mega Millions drawings to date, we get 2.33%. The 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order actually played just a couple of days before our humble little lottery blog launched: May 27th, 2016. While not technically summer, it’s pretty darn close.

We now come to the Three-Number Combination of 25, 58, and 69, making its second appearance.

The repeating Three-Number Combination is in the red box at the bottom. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
The repeating Three-Number Combination is in the red box at the bottom. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The first time this Combination played was back on February 3rd, 2015.

Will Mega Millions continue to keep a cool head as we head into Friday, or will it get its own frenzy going?

Same(ish) Script, New Cast

It’s a holiday weekend here at Lottery Trend headquarters, and it looks like Lotto Texas and Powerball decided to take it easy on September 3rd. We didn’t see any callbacks to a time pre-smartphone. The big draw of the night was that the winning Patterns from Wednesday’s drawing repeated for both lotteries. Not only that, the Specific Order for Lotto Texas had a repeat as well.

Lotto Texas

Saturday’s winning numbers were 11, 15, 19, 46, 47, and 49, making this the 717th appearance, and encore of the {3-2-1} Pattern.

Winning Texas Lotto Numbers from lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto Numbers from lotterytrend.com.

With 1374 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has now played 52.2% of the time and sits comfortably as Lotto Texas’s most commonly played Pattern.

The Specific Order of the night was a 2 1 3 and with its 108th appearance, it has now played in 15.1% of the drawings in which the {3-2-1} Pattern has played. When looking at all 1374 drawings, this becomes 7.86% of the time.

Remember, both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 1 3 Specific Order had just played in Wednesday’s drawing.

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} retained its recently reclaimed title as Most Commonly Played Pattern with 7, 39, 50, 59, 67, and PB 25.

Winning Powerball numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With its 35th appearance out of 96 Powerball drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} has now played 36.5% of the time.

Unlike the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order did not appear in Wednesday’s drawing. Instead, it made its first appearance since July 20th. With its 16th appearance, and with 35 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the [1-1-1-2-1] has played 45.7% of the time. This becomes 16.7% of the time when we look at all 96 drawings.

Last, but not least, we come to the debut of the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order. With its first-ever appearance, and with 16 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played 6.25% of the time. Looking at the 35 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played 2.86% of the time. Finally, this becomes 1.04% of the time when taking all 96 Powerball drawings into account.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to take it easy, or will we see both of their Most Commonly Played Patterns go for a three-peat?

 

 

The September 300

September is upon us once again. The days are getting shorter, or longer for those of you reading in the Southern Hemisphere, football is starting back up, and the last group of kids are heading back to class. In Lottery World, September for Mega Millions began as calmly as August ended. There were no major upsets, repeats, or throwbacks to a time long gone on September 2nd. However, Mega Millions quietly reached a milestone: 300 drawings (and counting)! And by “300th”, we mean “The 300th drawing with number balls 1 through 75 and Mega Balls (MBs) 1 through 15.”

Friday’s 300th Drawing Spectacular ™ was thanks to 22, 28, 41, 46, 60, and MB 3.

Winning Mega Millions Numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com
Winning Mega Millions Numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This was the 95th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, its first since August 23rd. Given the 300 drawings in Mega Millions, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played 31.7% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order played for the 34th time, and, like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, made its first appearance since August 23rd. Of the 95 drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 35.8% of the time. This becomes 11.3% when we take all 300 drawings into account.

This gave way to the 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order making its fifth appearance. In contrast to the General Order and Pattern of the evening, the 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen at the beginning of the year (January 22nd). Given the 34 drawings in which the [2-1-2-1] General Order appeared, the 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has now played 14.7% of the time. This becomes 5.26% of the time when looking at the 95 {2-2-1-1} drawings and 1.67% when looking at all 300.

Finally, we come to the second appearance of the Three-Number Combination 41, 60, and MB 3. The first time this Combination played was back on April 8th, 2014.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-megamillions.com. The repeat Combo is highlighted in the red box.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-megamillions.com. The repeat Combo is highlighted in the red box.

As we look ahead to next week, will things pick up for Mega Millions, or will the calmness continue?

August’s Last Stand

Unlike Mega Millions, Lotto Texas and Powerball ended the month with a grand splash! Lotto Texas oozed nostalgia and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern reclaimed its title as Powerball’s Most Commonly Played Pattern.

Lotto Texas

The August 31st, 2016 winning numbers were 2, 14, 31, 38, 46, and 52, marking the 716th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern. No nail biters here; it will be a very long time before any other Pattern comes close to challenging it. And to think it was only exactly a week prior (August 24th) when this Pattern previously played!

Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.

Now that there have been 1373 drawings, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52.1% of the time.

The 2 1 3 Specific Order made its 107th appearance, its first since the August 6th, 2016 drawing. Out of the 716 drawings in which the {3-2-1} has played, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played 14.9% of the time. This becomes 7.79% when we take all 1373 drawings into account.

“Wait a minute!” you’re yelling at the screen. “You said Lotto Texas was brimming with nostalgia.”

Well, it is…because a Four-Number Combination that hasn’t been seen since October 11th, 2000 played for the second time ever!

This is so last decade and at the beginning (or end, depending on who you ask) of a new century/millennium.The special numbers that made up the Combination were 2, 14, 38, and 46.

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The winning combo is in the red box.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The winning combo is in the red box.

You can just hear the handshake.

Powerball

As we hinted at earlier, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was dethroned and the {2-1-1-1-1} became the most commonly played Pattern again. That was all thanks to the numbers 5, 10, 24, 56, 61, and PB 12.

Winning Powerball numbers from lotterytrend.powerball.com
Winning Powerball numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com

Now with 34 appearances and 95 Powerball drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 35.8% of the time. A week can literally make a difference; this Pattern previously played in the August 24th drawing as well.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its sixth appearance, its first since May 18th, 2016. Given that there have been 34 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played 17.6% and 6.32% of the time when all 95 drawings are taken into account.

Powerball surprised us with the debut of a new Specific Order: 2 1 0 1 1 1. Even though it’s a first-timer, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 16.7% of the time when the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played. Looking at the 34 {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.94% of the time. Finally, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order played in 1.05% of all Powerball drawings.

Lotto Texas wasn’t the only one to have fun with repeating Combinations. In fact, Powerball had two Three-Number Combinations repeat. Both of them actually debuted just a short time ago; one of them actually made their debut this August! The Combinations were as follows:

  • 10, 61, PB 12 which first played July 9th, 2016 and
  • 56, 61, PB 12 which first played on August 10th, 2016
Top and bottom Three-Number Combinations highlighted in red boxes. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Top and bottom Three-Number Combinations highlighted in red boxes. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Now that September has officially rolled in, will the Powerball {2-1-1-1-1} hold on to its title, and will Lotto Texas see another retro callback?

Out Like a Lamb

And so we’ve finally come to the end of August. In contrast to what we saw earlier this month, the August 30th Mega Millions drawing was very calm. Although, we did see a Specific Order that hadn’t played in almost a year.

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 28, 32, 41, 51, 71, and MB 11, making it the 118th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} drawing.

Winning numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com
Winning numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Given that there have been 299 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {2-1-1-1-1} has played 39.5% of the time. Last we saw this Pattern was during its sixth consecutive appearance on August 16th, 2016.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 35th appearance, its first since August 12th. In the 118 drawings which the {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played 29.7% of the time. This becomes 11.7% of the time when we take all 299 drawings into account.

Finally, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played for the third time. Out of the 35 drawings in which the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played, this Specific Order has played 8.57% of the time. This becomes 2.54% when we look at the 118 drawings in which {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and 1% when looking at all 299 drawings. Prior to Tuesday’s drawing, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order last played September 18th, 2015.

What will September have in store? Will rarely played Patterns get their time in the sun? Will we see a Specific Order that’s never played before?

August Doldrums or The Calm Before the Storm?

Before we begin, we’d like to say “Thank you” to all the commentators out there! There appears to be an issue with our Comments Section. For some reason, a large chunk of comments were sent under one long email on August 23rd and it wound up in our Spam filter. We’re currently looking into this. 

And so it’s come to this: the final weekend of August. One would think the August Doldrums are a thing now with no callbacks to the dial-up days in either Lotto Texas or Powerball on Saturday, or watching your favorite (U.S.) football team lose spectacularly during preseason. Nevertheless, there were some rumblings in Powerball. Perhaps {2-2-1-1}’s reign as Most Commonly Played Pattern may be short-lived.

Lotto Texas

On August 27th, 2016, Lotto Texas graced us with the following winning numbers: 5, 30, 37, 42, 45, and 49, marking the 152nd appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.

With 1372 drawings to date, the {4-1-1} Pattern has played 11.7% of the time, and was last seen June 18th.

The 1 1 4 Specific Order made its 50th appearance, its first since February 27th, 2016. When we look at the 152 drawings which {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern, this Specific Order has played 32.9% of the time and 3.64% if we look at all 1372 drawings.

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 33rd appearance thanks to winning numbers 4, 32, 48, 49, 63, and PB 20.

Powerball_20160827
Winning Powerball numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Last time, we watched the {2-2-1-1} Pattern claim the title of Most Commonly Played in Powerball. With the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern making its first appearance since July 20th (link), these Patterns are now tied yet again. With 94 drawings, they have both played 35.1% of the time.

Getting back to the {2-1-1-1-1}, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its sixth appearance, its first since April 27th (link). This General Order has now played in 18.2% of the 33 drawings the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played and 6.38% of all Powerball drawings.

The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order made its second appearance, its first since January 20th, 2016. Given the six (6) appearances of the [1-1-2-1-1] General order, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played 33.3% of the time. This becomes 6.06% of the 33 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played and 2.13% of all Powerball drawings.

As we come to the end of the month (Psst! It’s Wednesday), will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern reclaim its title?

Flashbacks and Novelties

August is one of those transition months (September is another, but that’s another story). On the one hand, swim trunks and flip-flops are changed out for football pants and cleats. On the other hand, some Patterns look as if they’re building up a streak only to fizzle out. We’re lookin’ at you, {2-2-1-1}. Nevertheless, seeing a Pattern that hadn’t played since May is a nice Friday night surprise.

The winning Mega Millions numbers for August 26th, 2016 were 10, 11, 31, 41, 44, and MB 14.

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

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its first appearance since May 3rd, and its seventeenth overall. With 298 drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has now played 5.70% of the time.

The [2-3-1] General Order made its ninth appearance, and like the {3-2-1}, this also previously played on May 3rd. When we look at the seventeen (17) drawings in which the {3-2-1} Pattern won, the [2-3-1] General Order has played 52.9% of the time. This becomes 3.02% when taking all 298 drawings into account.

Unlike the Pattern and General Order of the night, the 2 0 3 0 0 1 Specific Order is brand new. With its fresh outlook on things, the stats for the 2 0 3 0 0 1 Specific Order can be summed up like this:

  • 1 out of 9 times (11.1%) the [2-3-1] General Order has played
  • 1 out of 17 times (5.88%) the {3-2-1} Pattern has played
  • 1 out of 298 times (0.34%) of all Mega Millions drawings.

We now come to the Three-Number Combination of the evening: 11, 31, and MB 14.

Winning Three-Number Combination in red box. Snippet taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Three-Number Combination in red box. Snippet taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Not only did this particular Combination make its first appearance on September 11th, 2015, it was during the 198th drawing, a.k.a. 100 drawings ago!

As we come upon the final Mega Millions drawing of the month, will {3-2-1} disappear for another three months before making another appearance? Will another Specific Order make its debut?