{3-2-1} Comes Back and Powerball Encores

Both the Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings saw the appearance of their most commonly played Patterns. Not only that, but Powerball was full of encores!

Lotto Texas

The July 20th, 2016 Lotto Texas gave us the following winning numbers: 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 38.

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

The winning Pattern was {3-2-1}, and having now played 712 times out of 1361 drawings, it leaves all other Patterns in the dust. How so? The {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52.3% of the time. Before the July 20th drawing, this Pattern played on July 13th, 2016.

The {3-2-1} Pattern gave way to the 2 3 1 Specific Order, bringing its total number of plays to 117. Looking at just the number of times the {3-2-1} Pattern has played (712), the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played 16.4%. Taking all 1361 Lotto Texas drawings into account, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played 8.60% of the time. This Specific Order has previously played on June 15th, 2016.

One noteworthy observation in Lotto Texas’s winning numbers is that 18, 19, 20, and 21 appeared one after the other. This does not happen very often!

Powerball

The winning numbers for Powerball’s July 20th, 2016 drawing were 6, 25, 35, 58, 66, and PB 5.

Winning Powerball numbers for July 20th, 2016. From lotterytrend-powerball.com
Winning Powerball numbers for July 20th, 2016. From lotterytrend-powerball.com

These numbers followed the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, which has now played 32 times. Given that there have been 83 Powerball drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 38.6% of the time. Although it doesn’t leave other Patterns in the dust like Lotto Texas’s’ {3-2-1}, the {2-1-1-1-1} has a comfortable lead. The {2-1-1-1-1} previously played on July 9th, 2016.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern gave way to the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, which has played 15 times as of the July 20th drawing. This General Order has played in 46.9% of Powerball drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played. With all 83 Powerball drawings taken into account, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played 18.1% of the time. Just like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order previously played on July 9th, 2016.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order gave way to the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order, now having played 6 times. Out of the 15 times the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played 40% of the time. If we take into account the 32 times the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played 18.8% of the time. Finally, with all 83 Powerball drawings accounted for, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played 7.23% of the time.

And just like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played on July 9th, 2013!

Looking ahead to Saturday’s drawing, will the Lotto Texas {3-2-1} Pattern establish another streak? Will Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance?

Mega Millions Makes Way for Three-Number Combo

Looking at the July 19th Mega Millions drawing, we saw one Pattern cement its title as “Most Commonly Seen”. Can y’all guess what it is?

The winning numbers were 3, 34, 54, 65, 66, and MB 4.

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

These numbers followed the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, which has now played in 111 out of 287 drawings. With a tally of 38.7% percent, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is without equal in Mega Millions. It remains the most commonly seen Pattern to date! This Pattern previously played on July 12th, 2016.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern followed the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order. As of the July 19th drawing, this General Order has played 25 out of 111 times, or 22.5% of the Mega Millions drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played. If we take all 287 drawings into account, then the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played 8.71% of the time. Prior to last night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order last played on May 27th, 2016.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order gave way to the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order, which has now appeared 9 out of 25 times, or 36% of the drawings in which the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. If we take all 111 drawings that had {2-1-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, then the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played 8.11% of the time. Finally, looking at all 287 Mega Millions drawings, then the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played 3.14% of the time. Prior to last night, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order last played on October 16th, 2015.

We saw a Three-Number Combination play for the second time in the form of 54, 65, and 66!

July 19th's Three-Number Combo highlighted in red box. Taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com
July 19th’s Three-Number Combo highlighted in red box. Taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The first time this combination played was back on June 3rd, 2016.

As we look ahead to Friday’s drawing, will we see a {2-1-1-1-1} repeat?

Lotto Texas and Powerball Saturday Night Combo Mambo

Saturday’s drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball ended the week with a bang. The {3-2-1} Pattern streak in Lotto Texas had been broken and Powerball saw an Australia Play encore!

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers for the July 16th, 2016 Lotto Texas drawing were 6, 13, 16, 17, 44, and 54.

Texas Lottery winning numbers. From lotterytrend.com
Texas Lottery winning numbers. From lotterytrend.com

Instead of the {3-2-1} Pattern that we saw for five consecutive plays, these numbers followed the {4-2} Pattern. Of the 1360 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the {4-2} Pattern has played 146 times, or 10.7% of the time. The last time we saw this Pattern play was back on May 25th, 2016.

The {4-2} Pattern broke down into the 4 0 2 Specific Order, which prior to Saturday’s drawing hadn’t played since March 30th, 2016. As of Saturday’s drawing, the 4 0 2 Specific Order has now played 20 times. Out of the 146 Lotto Texas drawings in which {4-2} has played, the 4 0 2 Specific Order has appeared 13.7% of the time. When we take all 1360 Lotto Texas drawings into account, this Specific Order has played only 1.47% of the time.

We also saw the appearance of three Four-Number Combinations, each having played twice. This is the first time our blog has covered such an occurrence! The three Four-Number Combinations were as follows:

The Four-Number Combos highlighted in red boxes. From lotterytrend.com
The Four-Number Combos highlighted in red boxes. From lotterytrend.com
  • 6, 13, 17, and 54 which first played September 8th, 2001.
  • 16, 17, 44, and 54 which first played June 22nd, 2013.
  • 6, 16, 17, and 44 which first played March 24th, 2010.

Powerball

The winning numbers for the July 16th, 2016 Powerball drawing were 11, 17, 40, 50, 62, and PB 26.

Powerball's winning numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com
Powerball’s winning numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com

These numbers gave way to the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, which in fact played July 13th, 2016 (this past Wednesday). Given the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, we also saw the [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order. This consecutive Australia Play brings the total number of drawings for the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order up to 10. With 82 Powerball drawings to date, all three have played 12.2% of the time.

Powerball also saw some action with previously played Combinations. We saw two Three-Number Combinations make a second appearance. These Three-Number Combinations were

  • 40, 50, and 62, which first played February 10th, 2016.
  • 11, 50, and 62, which first played March 12th, 2016.
Powerball's Three-Number combinations of interest highlighted in the red boxes. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Powerball’s Three-Number combinations of interest highlighted in the red boxes. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Looking ahead to next week, will the {4-2} Pattern create its own streak? Will Powerball see an Australia Play three-peat?

So What’s the 4-1-1? Mega Millions Edition

Even though we’re halfway through the month of July, it looks like June has found its way back into Mega Millions. Apparently, June likes to come and go!

The winning numbers from the July 15th, 2016 Mega Millions drawing were 16, 51, 52, 56, 58, and MB 4.

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

Mega Millions had the {4-1-1} Pattern, making it the tenth appearance. Given that there have been 286 drawings to date, the {4-1-1} Pattern has played 3.75% of the time. This Pattern previously played on June 10th, 2016.

The winning numbers followed the [1-4-1] General Order, and its total number of appearances is now five. Out of the 10 times the {4-1-1} Pattern has played, this General Order has played 50% of the time. Taking all 286 Mega Millions drawings into account, the [1-4-1] General Order has played 1.75% of the time. The [1-4-1] General Order also played in the June 10th, 2016 Mega Millions drawing.

So what of the Specific Order? Did the ghost of this past June pay it a visit as well?

It turns out that that wasn’t the case. In fact, the 0 1 0 4 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance last night! Since the 0 1 0 4 0 1 Specific Order has only made one appearance, it’s only played 20% of the time the [1-4-1] General Order has played. This becomes 10% if we consider the 10 drawings in which the {4-1-1} Pattern has played. Finally, if we look at all 286 drawings to date, the 0 1 0 4 0 1 Specific Order has only played 0.35% of the time.

Looking ahead to next week, will we see a repeat of the {4-1-1} Pattern or will another Pattern play? Will we see the debut of other Specific Orders?

{3-2-1} Five in a Row and June Returns to Powerball

In the July 13th drawings, Lotto Texas basked in the July sun, whereas Powerball was visited by June. More specifically, Powerball was visited by this past June.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers in the July 13th, 2016 Lotto Texas drawings were 3, 7, 16, 27, 34, and 46.

Lotto Texas winning numbers from lotterytrend.com
Lotto Texas winning numbers from lotterytrend.com

As of today, we can say that the {3-2-1} Pattern has made five, yes five consecutive appearances! The past four appearances were on June 29th, July 2nd, July 6th, and July 9th. The July 13th drawing brought the number of {3-2-1} Pattern appearances up to 711. Given the 1359 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 52.3% of the time. There is no contest. The {3-2-1} Pattern continues to be far and away the most commonly seen Pattern in Lotto Texas!

The 3 2 1 Specific Order has now played 127 times, and in fact made a previous appearance in the July 2nd, 2016 drawing. Given the 711 times in which the {3-2-1} Pattern has played, this Specific Order has appeared in approximately 17.9% of these drawings. Taking all 1359 Lotto Texas drawings into account, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played 9.35% of the time.

The July 13th, 2016 Lotto Texas drawing also saw a Four-Number Combination play in the form of 16, 27, 34,46. The first time this Combination played was back on September 18th, 2013.

Four-Number Combination highlighted in red box. From lotterytrend.com
Four-Number Combination highlighted in red box. From lotterytrend.com

Powerball

Powerball’s winning numbers for July 13th, 2016 were 3, 15, 29, 54, 57 and PB 10.

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

These numbers followed the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, which in fact played on June 25th, 2016. The {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now appeared in 9 of 81 Powerball drawings. Given the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, we had a [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order and a 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order. Since this an Australia Play, that means the [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have also appeared in 9 out of 81 drawings. All three have played in 11.1% of all Powerball drawings.

As we’ve explained in previous posts, an Australia Play is a fascinating event. With Powerball, it means that the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order are the same. Looking back on fourth grade geography (or a Google search), Australia is the only country that’s also a continent. Not only that, but Australia is the only permanently inhabited continent entirely within the Southern Hemisphere.

There was only one place where June didn’t have a grip on Powerball, and that was in the Three-Number Combination. This Combination was brought to us by 15, 29, and 10, and it first played on January 2nd, 2016.

The July 13th Three-Number Combination (in red box) that first played in January of this year. From lotterytrend-powerball.com
The July 13th Three-Number Combination (in red box) that first played in January of this year. From lotterytrend-powerball.com

As we look ahead to Saturday’s Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings, will Lotto Texas see a break from the {3-2-1} Pattern? Will Powerball see an Australia Play encore?

June Has Left the Building

As of the July 12th, 2016 drawing, June has released its grip on Mega Millions. We also saw a Pattern from last week make an encore appearance.

The winning numbers were 6, 8, 22, 46, 68, and MB 4.

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

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore, having just appeared in the July 8th, 2016 Mega Millions drawing. This Pattern has now appeared in 110 out of 285 Mega Millions drawings to date. Having now played approximately 38.6% of the time, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern retains its position as the most commonly seen Pattern.

The numbers followed the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, and has now appeared in 29 out of 110 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played. Taking these drawings into account, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played 26.4% of the time. If we consider all 285 Mega Millions drawings to date, we see that the [2-1-1-1-1] has played 10.2% of the time. This General Order previously played on May 13th, 2016.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order gave way to the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order, which has now appeared in 8 drawings. Taking the 29 drawings in which the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has now played 27.6% of the time. Taking it even further, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 7.27% of the time if we consider the 110 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played. Finally, given the 285 Mega Millions drawings to date, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.81% of the time. As of the July 12th drawing, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order is in fact the most commonly seen Specific Order associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and [2-1-1-1-1] General Order. The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order had previously played in the February 5th, 2016 drawing.

And so we approach the halfway point of the month with June bidding adieu. Is this only temporary, or will Friday’s drawing see the return of Junes past? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern see a three-peat?

Lotto Texas {3-2-1} Four-Peat and Powerball {2-1-1-1-1} Encore

In the July 9th  Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings, we bid adieu to June and say “Welcome back” to the July 6th, 2016 plays in more ways than one.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers for the July 9th, 2016 Lotto Texas drawing were 6, 19, 22, 28, 39, and 49.

Winning Lotto TX numbers taken from lotterytrend.com
Winning Lotto TX numbers taken from lotterytrend.com

For the fourth  time in a row, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played! The {3-2-1} Pattern has now played in 710 of 1358 Lotto Texas drawings. With a stat of 52.3%, it retains its position as the most commonly seen Lotto Texas Pattern by a country mile.

The Specific Order was 1 3 2, which previously played on May 7th, 2016. As of the July 9th drawing, this Specific Order has appeared in 104 of the 710 drawings in which the {3-2-1} Pattern has played. This is roughly 14.7% of the time. However, if we take all 1358 Lotto Texas drawings into account, we see that the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played 7.66% of the time.

 

Powerball

Powerball’s winning numbers for the July 9th, 2016 drawing were 10, 28, 32, 61, 64, and PB12.

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

These numbers played in the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and have now appeared in 31 of 80 Powerball drawings, or 38.8% of the time. This Pattern not only last played on July 6th, 2016, it continues to be the most commonly seen Powerball Pattern to date.

The General Order was a [1-1-1-2-1], which also played on July 6th, 2016. As of July 9th, the General Order has appeared in 14 of the 31 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played. This comes out to approximately 45.2% of the time. Taking all 80 Powerball drawings into account, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played 17.5% of the time.

Last night’s numbers followed the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order, having previously played on July 6th, 2016. Having now appeared in 5 out of 14 drawings in which the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played, or 35.7% of the time. With all 80 Powerball drawings to date taken into account, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has now been seen 6.25% of the time.

We ended the previous week with June loosening its grip on Lotto Texas and Powerball. Is this only temporary, or will plays of Junes past come back and dominate? Will the Lotto Texas {3-2-1} Pattern make a fifth consecutive appearance, and will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern see a three-peat?

The Ghosts of Junes Past

Last night was a big one for Mega Millions. Someone in Indiana finally won that big jackpot (Congratulations!) and June continues to bust out all over.

The winning numbers for the July 8th, 2016 Mega Millions drawing were 8, 19, 20, 55, 73 and MB 5.

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

The {2-1-1-1-1} made an appearance, having last played on June 28th, 2016 and continues to be the most commonly seen Pattern to date. After last night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared in 109 of 284 Mega Millions drawings. This comes out to about 38.4%.

These numbers followed the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, and is the most commonly seen General Order with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to date. Like the {2-1-1-1-1}, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order previously played on June 28th, 2016. As of the July 8th Mega Millions drawing, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared 30 out of 109 times, or 27.5%, whenever the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played. If we take all 284 Mega Millions drawings into account, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared approximately 10.6% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order gave way to the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order, which previously played on June 16th, 2015. This Specific Order has now appeared in 5 of the 30 drawings in which the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played. That brings its stats up to 1/6, or roughly 16.7%. Taking all 109 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 4.59% of the time. If we take all 284 Mega Millions drawings into account, we see that the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 1.76% of the time.

What do next week’s Mega Millions drawings have in store?

The June Is Strong With These Two

Just like we saw with Mega Millions on Tuesday, the Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings were covered in June. Not just any June, but this past June. We also saw a Lotto Texas three-peat!

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers for the July 6th, 2016 Lotto Texas drawing were 2, 3, 17, 35, 41, and 44.

LottoTX_20160706
Winning numbers from lotterytrend.com

The winning Pattern was a {3-2-1}, which in fact played on July 2nd, 2016, making this a three-peat appearance. As of the July 6th Lotto Texas drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared in 709 times out of 1357, or 52.2%.

The Specific Order was a 3 1 2, which last appeared in the June 22nd, 2016 drawing. The 3 1 2 Specific Order has now appeared in 127 of the 709 drawings, or 17.9% of the time in which the {3-2-1} Pattern has played. If we were to take all 1357 Lotto Texas drawings into account, then the 3 1 2 Specific Order has appeared in about 9.4% of the drawings.

Looks like Lotto Texas had one foot in June, and one foot in July.

 

Powerball

Powerball’s winning numbers for July 6th, 2016 were as follows: 2, 24, 31, 57, 66, and PB 18.

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

These numbers played in the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and has now appeared in 30 out of 79, or about 38%, of Powerball drawings. Prior to the July 6th, drawing, this Pattern played on June 8th, 2016.

The General Order of the night was [1-1-1-2-1], and as of the July 6th drawing has appeared in 13 out of the 30 drawings, or 43.3% of the time, in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played. If we take all 79 Powerball drawings into account, then the [1-1-1-2-1] has appeared 16.5% of the time. Just like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, this also appeared in the June 8th Powerball drawing.

Last, but certainly not least, we have the Specific Order. The July 6th numbers followed the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order which last played…get ready for this…June 8th, 2016! Not only did Powerball embrace the June, it embraced June 8th all around.

With that said, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has now appeared in 4 out of the 13 drawings in which the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played. That’s about 30.8%. However, if we were to take all 79 Powerball drawings into account, the statistic would be 5.1%.

Even though June didn’t totally dominate, it had a pretty strong hold. What will Saturday’s Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings have in store?

June Is Busting Out All Over!

Last night’s Mega Millions really brought out the post-Fourth of July fireworks. We saw repeats for the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order, but more importantly, all of them had played just last month! Although the calendar says we’ve started a new month, June decided to stick around a bit longer.

The winning Mega Millions numbers for July 5th, 2016 are 29, 46, 53, 64, 73, and MB 10.

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

These numbers played in the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, which has now played 91 times out of 283, or 32.2%. In fact, this Pattern last played nearly two weeks ago on June 24th, 2016.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern gave way to the [1-2-2-1] General Order, which as of last night’s drawing, has appeared in 23 of the 91 Mega Millions drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} pattern has played. That brings this General Order’s stats up to 25.3%. If we take all 283 Mega Millions drawings into account, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared in 8.13% of the plays. Prior to last night’s drawing, the [1-2-2-1] made a previous appearance on June 7th, 2016.

We also saw the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order make its third appearance. When was its second appearance, you wonder? Are you ready for this?

June 7th, 2016.

Out of the 23 drawings in which the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared, the stats for the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order have gone up to 13%. Taking into account the 91 drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, this Specific Order has played 3.3% of the time. Taking it even further, if all 283 Mega Millions drawings to date are taken into account, this Specific Order has appeared in 1.1% of them.

And it’s not over yet.

Last night’s Mega Millions saw the appearance of a Four-Number Combination in the form of 29, 46, 64, and MB 10.

Four-Number Combo from last night in red box. Taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com
Four-Number Combo from last night in red box. Taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The first appearance of this lovely combination was a little over two years ago…on June 24th, 2014!

Will more June bust out in Friday’s Mega Millions, or will other months edge their way in?