The Playback and Encore Side Dishes

Whether you’re in Bermuda shorts in Honolulu or wearing long johns in New York City, Lottery Binge wants to wish all our U.S. readers a Happy Thanksgiving! If you don’t fill up on turkey, at least fill up on the desserts!

Thanksgiving Eve can be one of the most frustrating days of the year. Whether trapped in traffic or rushing to the store for last-minute items, frustration levels may rival those of the big day itself! Thankfully, neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball get stuck in traffic. Nor do they need to bake in an oven for several hours.

November 21st continued the “busy-ness” of Lotto Texas and Powerball. They more than proved that repeating Four and Three-Number Combinations are just one way to generate excitement. Jackpots that rose to $6.5 million and $155 million, respectively, were another. Lotto Texas took the playback route, whereas Powerball took the Path of the Pattern Encore.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 24, 39, 43, 45, and 53, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 174th appearance.

The numbers responsible for a playback! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1605 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 60 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.5% of the 174 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1605 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.74% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order previously played on November 10th, 2018!

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations Wednesday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball was buzzworthy in two ways. Not only did the jackpot rise to a value that ties (yes, ties) with Mega Millions, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played for the fourth time in a row! The 118th appearance of the Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 7, 14, 23, 38, 55, and PB 18.

The numbers responsible for a jackpot rise! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 327 Powerball drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 36.1% of them.

With 32 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has now played in 27.1% of the 118 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 327 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.79% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order were seen on November 17th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.875% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.93% of the 118 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.14% of all 327 drawings. The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order previously played on a holiday! More specifically, July 4th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

No repeating Three-Number Combinations were to be found this time.

With Thanksgiving coming early this year, it’s easy to forget that there’s still another week left. The start of the Christmas shopping season being the day after doesn’t help. The grand prizes for Lotto Texas and Powerball will make excellent Christmas presents for who ever wins them! Will these grand prizes rise again Saturday night with another Lotto Texas playback or a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern five-peat in Powerball?

The 2018 Mega Millions Pre-Thanksgiving Special

Thanksgiving is upon us!

(Remember Thanksgiving?)

When we think of this holiday, we think of turkey, potatoes, pie, football, and of course, Mega Millions! Think about that last one for a second. Mega Millions drawings take place before, and right after, Thanksgiving. It’s obviously associated with the holiday!

Mega Millions didn’t take the quiet route November 20th. An appearance of its most common Pattern, among other things, propelled the grand prize to $155 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 16, 31, 42, 66, and MB 10, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 178 times.

Waking up with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 412 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.2% of the time and was last seen November 6th, 2018.

With its 47th appearance, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 26.4% of the 178 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 412 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.4% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played August 31st, 2018.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.0% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has played in 4.49% of the 178 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.94% of all 412 drawings. The 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played on December 5th, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

For the first time in two weeks, there were repeating Three-Number Combinations! Two, to be precise:

  • 10, 31, MB 10 (Debuted March 4th, 2014)
  • 10, 31, 66 (Debuted December 23rd, 2014)
Bunched together! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions start the Christmas season with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore and then some, or will it resume its slumber Black Friday?

The Powerball Three-Peat Special

November 17th belonged to Powerball, thanks to a Pattern three-peat! This helped propel the grand prize to $139 million. But first, we’re going to look at everyone’s favorite unassuming, plucky lottery Lotto Texas. There wasn’t a Pattern encore there, but the grand prize rose to a humble, respectable $6.25 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 5, 8, 10, 31, and 36, the {4-2} Pattern made its 173rd appearance.

Keeping up the image of a quiet, humble lottery. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1604 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. The {4-2} Pattern was last seen October 6th, 2018.

Now with 36 appearances, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 20.8% of the 173 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 2.24% of all 1604 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 4 2 0 Specific Order played in the June 9th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

This uncommonly seen Pattern was not accompanied by repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was thanks to winning numbers 6, 8, 20, 52, 68, and PB 5, bringing the number of appearances up to 117.

A Pattern streak for {2-1-1-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 326 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 35.9% of the time.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 31st appearance and has now played in 26.5% of the 117 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 326 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.51% of the time. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order on October 13th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.4% of the 31 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 5.13% of the 117 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.84% of all 326 drawings. The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on December 27th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Not only was there a Pattern three-peat, Powerball seized the night with two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Cementing the night for Powerball! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and what better than Lotto Texas and Powerball to kick off the long weekend? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for the “four-peat” Wednesday night, and will Lotto Texas continue to have fun with uncommonly-seen Patterns?

Playback Says “What?”

So far this month, Mega Millions has been the quiet lottery. Meanwhile, Lotto Texas and Powerball have had their fill with Pattern streaks and repeating Combinations of the Three and Four-Number kind. November 16th continued the trend, but this past Friday wasn’t too serene. Not only did the grand prize climb to $139 million, it got a boost from a little phenomenon called the playback!

When was that special day that the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order were last seen together?

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 33, 36, 63, 68, 69, and MB 16, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 17 times.

A not-so-common Pattern in Mega Millions brings on the boom! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 411 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 4.14% of the time.

The [2-3-1] General Order made its ninth appearance and has now played in 52.9% of the 17 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 411 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played in 2.19% of them.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 2 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 22.2% of the nine drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 11.8% of the 17 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 0.49% of all 411 drawings.

The {3-2-1} Pattern, [2-3-1] General Order, and the 0 0 2 0 3 1 Specific Order were last seen on July 17th, 2018. That date was also the night that Friday’s Specific Order made its debut!

Three Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Mega Millions will probably keep to the Thanksgiving spirit and be as quiet as it has been throughout the month. Still, this lottery is known to throw in a surprise or two whenever a holiday is right around the corner. Could the {3-2-1} Pattern pull a zinger and go for an encore Tuesday night?

When (Repeating) Combinations Attack

Lotto Texas and Powerball couldn’t be any more different than Mega Millions! As Mega Millions continued its rest, the two lotteries joined forces November 14th. How, you wonder? With the power of repeating Combinations, of course! Neither lottery saw a grand prize winner, and the jackpots rose to a respectable $6 million and $124 million, respectively. As is the nature of the lottery beast, it wasn’t just repeating Combinations we found under the hood!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 21, 22, 36, 46, 48, and 49, the {3-3} Pattern made its 133rd appearance.

A not-so-common face. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1603 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 8.30% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, this not-so-common Pattern played on May 23rd, 2018.

Now with 43 appearances, the 0 3 3 Specific Order has played in 32.3% of the 133 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1603 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 2.68% of them. We last saw the 0 3 3 Specific Order on May 16th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 21, 22, 46, 49 (Debuted December 22nd, 2012)
  • 21, 46, 48, 49 (Debuted February 5th, 2011)
Not alone today! Source: lotterytrend.com.

And what of Powerball? Was there an uncommonly seen Pattern there as well?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball took to the “Play the most common Pattern” approach. Not only that, but the 116th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was an encore! This time, the winning numbers were 7, 42, 49, 62, 69, and PB 23.

Can’t go wrong with an encore! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 325 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.7% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 36th appearance and has now played in roughly 31% of the 116 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 325 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.1% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played on September 29th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.59% of the 116 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.92% of all 325 drawings. The 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played on February 25th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A trio of Three-Number Combinations wrapped in an encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The momentum for Powerball and Lotto Texas continues as we head into Saturday. Could Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern get a Pattern streak going, and could the {3-3} Pattern in Lotto Texas do the “unthinkable” and make an encore?

 

Mega Millions’s Slow Climb Upwards

We’re halfway through November, and Mega Millions was more than happy to let Powerball and Lotto Texas vie for attention! November 13th was another quiet evening. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot rose to $122 million. A far cry from the beast we saw last month, but certainly nothing to scoff at!

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 81st appearance with winning numbers 34, 46, 57, 65, 69, and MB 11.

Still taking it easy. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 410 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 19.8% of the time.

With 23 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played in 28.4% of the 81 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 410 drawings into consideration, this Pattern has played 5.61% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order played in the October 26th, 2018 drawing. Did the same hold true for the Specific Order?

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 8.70% of the 23 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.47% of the 81 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-1-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 410 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.49% of the time.  The 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order made its debut on August 12th, 2014. This was reconfigured from the  0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order seen that night and the winning numbers were 32, 53, 60, 63, 68, and MB 6.

Three Number Combination(s)

Tuesday night didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Friday night continue the “quiet streak” for Mega Millions?

Big Things in “Small” Lotteries

Truthfully, none of the Big Three lotteries covered in this blog (Powerball, Lotto Texas, Mega Millions) are small. Yet, even among giants, there’s a “shorty”. Lotto Texas never seems to unleash monsters or enthrall nations with powerful spells. Despite being the smallest, it has its own quirks and is more than capable of throwing punches. After all, it did have a Pattern play eight times in a row!

There was nothing that grandiose November 10th. Nevertheless, Lotto Texas still had the biggest plays of the night, and with a jackpot now at $5.75 million, its respectable image was maintained. Powerball, notorious for being a powerhouse, crossed the $100 million threshold ($106 million), and largely kept to itself.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 16, 19, 37, 38, 40, and 54, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 173rd appearance.

A lot of power in these numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1602 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 59 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.1% of the 173 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1602 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 3.67% of them.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order played on October 24th, 2018.  Although the {3-2-1} Pattern streak was broken, a playback was just as dandy!

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to the playback, the repeating Four-Number Combination 37, 38, 40, and 54 made its second appearance.

Near the top of the heap. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut on July 27th, 2016.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 115th appearance with winning numbers 5, 29, 34, 53, 57, and PB 24.

A while yet before another nation-wide spell is cast. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 324 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.5% of the time and was last seen on October 31st, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has now played 30 times. This General Order has also now played in 26.1% of the 115 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.26% of all 324 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played on October 10th, 2018.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.33% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.70% of the 115 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.81% of all 324 drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen on January 17th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 5, 57, and PB 24.

The notion of a repeating Three-Number Combination was irresistible. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the June 14th, 2017 drawing.

So far, the only thing that has been consistent in November has been rising jackpots. Yet, a few of these nights have been accompanied by Pattern streaks, especially in Lotto Texas. Powerball did see its most common Pattern, and one tried and true method to stay on top is through Pattern streaks. Could Wednesday see an encore of either the {4-1-1} or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?

Quiet on the 9th

It appeared that the rumors and murmurs of a Pattern streak in Mega Millions were just that. Another Pattern took the reins in the November 9th drawing, and played up a “normal” angle. Meanwhile, the jackpot crossed over into the “$100 million Club” ($106 million). Although not the beast we saw in October, this was truly grand!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 14, 27, 57, 67, and MB 5, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 116th appearance.

No Pattern streak here! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 409 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.4% of the time, and was last seen October 30th, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 39th appearance and has now played in 33.6% of the 116 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.54% of all 409 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played on October 19th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 10.3% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.45% of the 116 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 409 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.98% of the time. We last saw the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order on June 19th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night.

Could the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore Tuesday night, or will the {2-1-1-1-1} try again in establishing a streak?

The Lottery Flare-Up

November 7th was quieter than Saturday night. However, it can be said that Lotto Texas owned the night once again. While its jackpot wasn’t anywhere as large as Powerball’s ($5.5. million vs. $92 million), Lotto Texas always finds a way to go big! Was there another similar spread?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern firmly established its streak! With winning numbers 6, 9, 12, 31, 43, and 52, this Pattern has now played four times in a row. Most importantly, this Pattern has played in 841 Lotto Texas drawings.

The Pattern streak is {3-2-1}’s best friend. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1601 drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52.5% of the time.

Now with 157 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.7% of the 841 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1601 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.81% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played on September 26th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There was no similar spread this time, but there was a repeating Three-Number Combination, one that hadn’t been seen in twelve years!

  • 6, 9, 31, 52 (Debuted June 21st, 2006)
Big things come in small packages! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 26, 28, 34, 42, 50, and PB 25, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 93rd appearance.

Powerball watches from the back. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 323 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.8% of the time, and was last seen September 8th, 2018.

With 37 appearances the [2-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 39.8% of the 93 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 323 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.5% of the time. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order on August 22nd, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 5.41% of the 37 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also been seen in 2.15% of the 93 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 0.62% of all 323 drawings. The 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the September 7th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

For the second night in a row, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern streak continue Wednesday night, or will another Pattern take the spotlight? Will Powerball’s jackpot exceed $100 million?

An Encore Force

No matter where you lean on the political spectrum, there is one force that rules us all: money! More specifically, the lottery. The bigger the jackpot, the more power it holds.

Now, it’ll be awhile yet before Mega Millions unleashes another monster upon the masses, but a $90 million grand prize is hefty. The November 6th drawing may have also seen rumblings of a Pattern streak. It’s still early in the month, but this Pattern has a penchant for streaks.

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Friday, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 177th appearance with winning numbers 28, 34, 37, 56, 69, and MB 12!

Six forceful numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 408 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.4% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has now played in 23.2% of the 177 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 10% of all 408 drawings and, like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, made an encore!

However, the Specific Order took a different path. Now with ten appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.4% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.65% of the 177 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 408 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.45% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played on September 14th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

In lieu of a playback, there were three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

A buffet of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern truly start its streak Friday night, or will another Pattern take over?