Wednesday Night Bonanza

Lottery Trend country is in the middle of a January thaw. As those up north rejoice in putting away their snow shovels, and those down south have mixed feelings about wearing flip-flops and shorts, Lotto Texas and Powerball turned up the heat.  January 11th, 2017 made things quite toasty indeed.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern has now appeared in 736 drawings, with winning numbers 4, 13, 16, 19, 43, and 51.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers from lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers from lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now appeared in 52.2% of the 1411 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the January 4th, 2017 drawing just a week prior.

Now with 133 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the 736 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.43% of all drawings. We last saw this Specific Order in the New Year’s Eve drawing.

Wednesday night gave us two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 13, 43, and 51 (debuted Valentine’s Day 2007) and
  • 4, 13, 16, and 19 (debuted March 29th, 2014)
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. Repeating Combination is in the red box
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. Repeating Combination is in the red box

The repeating Four-Number Combination debut dates are spread out this time around. We went from a period just a few months before the iPhone debuted to a period where people camped out for them.

Powerball

Thanks to winning numbers 1, 3, 13, 16, 43, and PB 24, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now appeared a respectable 24 times.

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

This Pattern has played in 18% of the 133 Powerball drawings, and previously played December 7th, 2016.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its seventh appearance, its first since the November 26th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now played in 29.2% of the 24 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 5.26% of all drawings.

Wednesday’s drawing gave us a new Specific Order! This gem was 3 1 0 1 0 1 and has now appeared in approximately 14.3% of the seven drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. The 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has also played in 4.17% of the 24 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.75% of all drawings.

Another gem was the repeating Three-Number Combination 3, 16, and PB 24, which made its debut not too long ago in the October 26th 2016 drawing.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box. From lotterytrend-powerball.com
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box. From lotterytrend-powerball.com

As we head into a holiday weekend, and the January thaw goes full speed ahead, will Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to crank up the heat?

Decembering Onward

“What are you, crazy!?” you’re wondering. December’s over! Well, yes, it’s over on the calendar, but it didn’t go by the wayside in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing. The January 10th, 2017 drawing had many callbacks to December, regardless of the year.

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 11, 20, 40, 41, 59, and MB 15.

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

Now with 132 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 39.2% of the 337 Mega Millions drawings, and remains the most commonly seen Pattern. Prior to Tuesday, we last saw this Pattern in the December 23rd, 2016 drawing.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 31st appearance, its first since the December 6th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now appeared in 23.5% of the 132 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.2% of all drawings.

Next in our lottery coverage is the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order. With ten appearances to date, this Specific Order has now appeared in 32.3% of the 31 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, 7.58% of the 132 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.97% of all drawings. Unlike the Pattern and General Order of the evening, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order was previously seen in the November 4th, 2016 drawing.

Our Mega Millions coverage ends tonight with a repeat appearance of the following Three-Number Combination: 11, 40, and MB 15.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-megamillions.com. Repeating Combination is in the red box.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-megamillions.com. Repeating Combination is in the red box.

This Three-Number Combination made its debut in the December 22nd, 2015 drawing.

Tuesday’s drawing, while somewhat low-key, had some interesting developments. Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore on Friday, or will a rarely seen Pattern appear? Will there be another repeating Three-Number Combination?

The Ghosts of Christmas Seasons Past

Even though we’re at the beginning of a new year, the January 7th, 2017 drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball were still in 2016 mode. Our analysis showed that both lotteries had Patterns that previously played during this past holiday season. What’s more is that the Specific Orders harkened back to even earlier winter holiday periods.

Lotto Texas

The {4-2} Pattern made its 156th appearance with winning numbers 2, 5, 14, 18, 26, and 27.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

This not-often-seen Pattern previously played on Christmas Eve 2016, and has now appeared in 11.1% of the 1410 Lotto Texas drawings.

The 4 2 0 Specific Order made its 31st appearance, and has now played in 19.9% of the 156 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared and in 2.2% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday, we saw the 4 2 0 Specific Order in the December 19th, 2015 drawing.

Our Lotto Texas coverage concludes this time around with repeating Four-Number Combinations. Three Combinations had the honor of making a repeat appearance:

  • 2, 14, 18, and 27 (debuted April 16th, 2008)
  • 2, 5, 14, and 26 (debuted October 22nd, 2016)
  • 5, 14, 18, and 27 (debuted August 31st, 2013)
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.

Powerball  

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern continues to hold on as the most commonly seen Pattern in Powerball. The 46th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 3, 12, 24, 37, 63, and PB 10.

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

This Pattern has now played in 34.9% of the 132 Powerball drawings to date. Prior to Saturday, we last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the December 28th, 2016 drawing.

Next, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its ninth appearance. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, it also previously played in the December 28th drawing. This General Order has now played in 19.6% of the 46 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 6.82% of all drawings.

The 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order made its second appearance, and has played in 22.2% of the nine drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.35% of the 46 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in 1.52% of all drawings. The 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the December 12th, 2015 drawing.

Will next week bring more repeating Four-Number Combinations? Will other rarely seen Patterns get to play?

A (Not So) Chilly Start to the Weekend

Here in Lottery Trend country, January is typically the coldest month of the year. Snow and ice storms take hold in the north and Midwest, while those in the south who enjoy the cold hope some of that chilly air comes their way. Thankfully, lotteries generally aren’t at the mercy of Mother Nature’s whims!

Mega Millions started the weekend with an encore appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. The January 6th, 2017 drawing provided us with 6, 10, 44, 47, 54, and MB 6.

Winning MegaMillions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning MegaMillions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Friday’s drawing now brings the total number of appearances for this Pattern to 105, and has played in 31.3% of the 336 drawings. Recall that the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appeared in this past Tuesday’s drawing.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 37th appearance, its first since the December 13th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now appeared in 35.2% of the 105 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} drawing has played, and in approximately 11% of all drawings.

Finally, we come to the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order, having now played five times. This Specific Order has now appeared in 13.5% of the 37 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played, 4.76% of the 105 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 1.49% of all drawings. Interestingly, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was previously seen almost exactly one year prior, in the January 5th, 2016 drawing.

As next week shows a warm up for us weather-wise, will Mega Millions continue to crank it up or will it cool down?

3-2-1 All Around!

If the results of January 4th, 2017 were anything to go by, both Lotto Texas and Powerball began the year with a bang. Wednesday night’s results were rare in more ways than one.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern had a three-peat, and continues to be the most commonly seen Pattern by a long shot. The winning numbers were 5, 7, 36, 39, 40, and 44.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

Now with 735 appearances, this Pattern has played in 52.2% of the 1409 drawings. Recall that both the December 28th and December 31st drawings from last week were the last times we saw the {3-2-1} Pattern.

The 2 1 3 Specific Order made its 109th appearance, and has now played in 14.8% of the 735 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played, and in 7.74% of all Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to Wednesday, we last saw the 2 1 3 Specific Order in the September 3rd, 2016 drawing.

Powerball

Wednesday’s Powerball also had the {3-2-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 16, 17, 29, 41, 42, and PB 4.

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

Unlike the {3-2-1} in Lotto Texas, this {3-2-1} Pattern is one of the least commonly seen Patterns in Powerball. In fact, this Pattern has played so few times that Wednesday’s drawing brought the total number of appearances of the {3-2-1} Pattern to four. Powerball’s {3-2-1} Pattern has now played in 3.05% of the 131 Powerball drawing, and had previously played in the March 16th, 2016 drawing.

Next, the [2-3-1] General Order made its first appearance in over a year. Now having played three times, this General Order has appeared in 75% of the four drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played, and in 2.29% of all Powerball drawings. To see when the [2-3-1] General Order previously played, we need to go back to October 17th, 2015.

Finally, the 0 2 3 0 0 1 Specific Order made its second appearance, its first since the October 14th, 2015 drawing. This Specific Order has now appeared in 66.7% of the three drawings where the [2-3-1] General Order has appeared, 50% of the four drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared, and in 1.53% of all drawings.

Having Lotto Texas and Powerball play the same Pattern is not a common sight! As we look ahead to Saturday’s drawing, will we see another uncommon sight, or will we see something a bit more “normal”?

And That Number Was 27

Now that the confetti has been swept away and the kids have gone back to school, it’s time to put away the Long Island Iced Teas and focus. Mega Millions started the year with the appearance of a commonly seen Pattern, and upon closer observation, a few instances of “27”. Date-wise, that is.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 104th appearance, with winning numbers 14, 16, 23, 49, 53, and MB 12.

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

As of the January 3rd, 2017 drawing, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 31% of the 335 drawings. We last saw this Pattern exactly one week prior in the December 27th drawing. Unlike the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in Powerball, this {2-2-1-1} Pattern won’t overtake the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern any time soon.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 31st appearance, and like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, it also was last seen in the December 27th, drawing. This General Order has now played in 29.8% of the 104 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in 9.25% of all drawings.

The 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has now played five times. With that said, this Specific Order has appeared in 16.1% of the 31 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared, 4.81% of the 104 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} has appeared, and in 1.49% of all drawings. Prior to Tuesday, the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order had played in the January 13th, 2015 drawing.

We saw a repeating Three-Number Combination in the form of 14, 16, and 53.

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

This Combination, believe it or not, made its debut in the September 27th, 2016 drawing.

Will Mega Millions spice things up this Friday night?

Ending the Year With Flare

Happy New Year! As the world greeted 2017 with firecrackers, fireworks, and sparklers, Lotto Texas and Powerball said goodbye to 2016 with fireworks of their own.

Lotto Texas

Lotto Texas saw an encore of the {3-2-1} Pattern in the New Year’s Eve drawing. The 734th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 2, 5, 11, 33, 39, and 51.

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

This Pattern has now appeared in 52.1% of the 1408 Lotto Texas drawings to date. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern previously played in Wednesday’s drawing.

Like the {3-2-1-} Pattern, the 3 1 2 Specific Order made an encore as well. That is, it too previously played in this past Wednesday’s drawing. With 132 appearances, this Specific Order has played in approximately 18% of the 734 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.375% of all Lotto Texas drawings.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} made its 44th appearance, and previously played in the Christmas Eve drawing. The winning numbers this time around were 1, 3, 28, 59, 67, and PB 9.

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

As of Saturday, this Pattern has played in 33.8% of the 130 Powerball drawings.

Next, the [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 13th appearance, its first since the October 26th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has played in 29.5% of the 44 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} General Order appeared, and in 10% of all drawings.

The 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its fourth appearance. With that said, this Specific Order has played in 30.8% of the 13 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played, 9.09% of the 44 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played, and in 3.08% of all Powerball drawings. Prior to Saturday, we last saw the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order in the August 24th, 2016 drawing.

Powerball ended 2016 with a repeat appearance of the Three-Number Combination 1, 28, and 67.

Snippet of Powerball Three-Number Combinations. Repeating Combination is in the red box.
Snippet of Powerball Three-Number Combinations. Repeating Combination is in the red box.

This Combination made its debut a few months prior, in the September 21st, 2016 drawing.

With 2016 behind us, we wait with baited breath for all the twists and turns that Lotto Texas and Powerball will have in store for the year ahead.

Visits from Holidays Past

What a year it has been for Mega Millions! When we launched Lottery Binge back in May, we saw mellow periods, and an unprecedented “six-peat”. The December 30th, 2016 drawing not only ended the year with a bang, but had another surprise when we looked at everything closely.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 54th appearance, thanks to winning numbers 6, 21, 33, 39, 43, and MB 2.

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

As of Friday, this Pattern has appeared in 16.2% of the 334 Mega Millions drawings. We last saw this Pattern a little before Christmas, in the December 20th drawing.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 21st appearance, and has now played in 38.9% of the 54 drawings that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played and 6.29% of all drawings. Prior to Friday, the [1-1-3-1] General Order previously played in the November 29th, 2016 drawing.

The 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order made its fourth appearance. With that said, this Specific Order has now played in 19% of the 21 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played, 7.41% of the 54 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 1.20% of all Mega Millions drawings. What makes the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order interesting is that this Specific Order was last seen in the January 1st, 2016 drawing! We can certainly say that Mega Millions ended 2016 the way it started.

Another quirk in Friday’s drawing was the repeat appearance of the Three-Number Combination 33, 39, and MB 2.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut on July 4th, 2014. What a way to end the year!

Will Mega Millions begin the new year as strongly as it finished 2016, or will it decide to mellow out?

Cranking It Up

New Year’s is right around the corner, and there were no signs of slowing down for either Lotto Texas or Powerball. Both lotteries saw their most commonly played Patterns make an appearance, and Powerball saw a repeating Three-Number Combination. Let’s take a closer look at what the night of December 28th, 2016 had to offer.

Lotto Texas

With 733 appearances, the {3-2-1} Pattern is far and away the most commonly seen Lotto Texas Pattern. The occasion was marked by winning numbers 10, 11, 12, 36, 43, and 47.

Winning Texas Lotto Numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto Numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.1% of the 1407 Lotto Texas drawings to date. Prior to Wednesday, the {3-2-1} Pattern previously played in the December 21st drawing exactly one week ago.

Our Lotto Texas coverage concludes with the 3 1 2 Specific Order, now making its 131st appearance. This Specific Order has appeared in 17.9% of the 733 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played, and in 9.31% of all drawings. We last saw the 3 1 2 Specific Order in the December 10th, 2016 drawing.

Powerball

As we mentioned earlier, Powerball also saw its most commonly played Pattern. The {2-1-1-1-1} managed to hold on to its #1 ranking, thanks to winning numbers 16, 23, 30, 44, 58, and PB 4.

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

Now with 45 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 34.9% of the 129 Powerball drawings. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was also seen just one week ago.

Next, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its eighth appearance, the first since the December 17th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has played in 17.8% of the 45 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 6.20% of all drawings. Prior to Wednesday, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played in the December 17th, 2016 drawing.

The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order made its second appearance. With that said, this Specific Order has appeared in 25% of the eight drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played, 4.44% of the 45 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and 1.55% of all Powerball drawings. The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order made its debut in the May 8th, 2016 drawing.

One of the evening’s biggest highlights was the repeat appearance of the Three-Number Combination 16, 30, and 44, which made its debut in the October 12th, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
The repeating Three-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Saturday’s drawing falls on New Year’s Eve. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball greet the new year with great gusto, or will the fireworks fizzle out?

The Shape of Things to Come?

Now that Christmas is over, it’s almost time to say goodbye to 2016 and look forward to the future. After a quiet weekend, Mega Millions went full steam ahead in the December 27th drawing. The prospect of a big blowout to end the year seemed promising.

One hint of the blowout came from the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, now having made 103 appearances. The winning numbers this time around were 2, 28, 30, 38, 39, and MB 11.

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

As of Tuesday, this Pattern has now played in 30.9% of the 333 Mega Millions drawings, and has appeared more than any other Pattern save the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen in the December 13th, 2016 drawing.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 30th appearance, its first since the December 2nd, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now played in 29.1% of the 103 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.01% of all Mega Millions drawings.

Next, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order made its sixth appearance. As of Tuesday, this Specific Order has played in 20% of the 30 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order appeared, 5.83% of the 103 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.80% of all Mega Millions drawings. The 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order was previously seen in the September 16th, 2016 drawing.

Another hint, and possibly the largest one, was three Three-Number Combinations making their second appearance. Every one of these Combinations made their debut at least a year ago. The Combinations were

  • 28, 30, and 38, which debuted in the September 22nd, 2015 drawing
  • 28, 30, and MB 11, which debuted in the November 11th, 2014 drawing and
  • 2, 30, and 38, which debuted in the November 24th, 2015 drawing.
Repeating Three-Number Combinations are inside the red boxes. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Repeating Three-Number Combinations are inside the red boxes. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Friday will be the last Mega Millions drawing of 2016. Will Mega Millions truly go out with a bang, or were all suggestions of it premature?