Combination Cannon (and Corn)

Compared to this past Wednesday, Saturday night was an explosion of numbers. Lotto Texas started the month of July with the third consecutive appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern and a repeating Four-Number Combination that hadn’t been seen in over fifteen years. The (usually) comparatively mellow Powerball saw the debut of a Specific Order and three repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Now, about the corn. What does that have to do with today’s post? That shall be answered in a moment, but first, let’s get the July 1st analysis out of the way.

Lotto Texas

The 759th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern was brought about by winning numbers 8, 29, 30, 36, 47, and 52.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52% of the 1460 Lotto Texas drawings.

The 1 3 2 Specific Order made its 115th appearance, and has played in 15.2% of the 759 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.88% of all 1460 drawings. Prior to Saturday, this Specific Order was last seen in the June 7th, 2017 drawing.

The Four-Number Combination of the evening was 29, 30, 36, and 47; it made its debut in the February 20th, 2002 drawing.

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination.
Source: lotterytrend.com.

Fun fact: February 20th, 2002 was a Palindrome Day.

Powerball

Powerball’s {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 36th appearance with winning numbers 19, 42, 45, 48, 53, and PB 16.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 19.8% of the 182 Powerball drawings, and was last seen in the June 21st, 2017 drawing.

Making its sixteenth appearance, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 44.4% of the 36 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.79% of all 182 drawings. Like the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, this General Order previously played in the June 21st drawing.

The 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order made its world debut, and has now played in 6.25% of the sixteen drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.78% of the 36 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.55% of all 182 drawings.

Powerball’s trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations were the following:

  • 19, 42, 48 (Debuted October 29th, 2016)
  • 48, 53, PB 16 (Debuted March 15th, 2017)
  • 45, 48, PB 16 (Debuted March 25th, 2017)
The trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations.
Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

In contrast to the Lotto Texas repeating Four-Number Combination, these Combinations made their debuts very recently.

Now, the answer to today’s riddle: What does corn have to do with Lottery Binge? Well, the Fourth of July is only a few days away, and regardless of political leanings, people from coast to coast relish in fireworks, a day off from work, and barbecue. No Fourth of July cookout is complete without corn! Yes, corn! Corn on the cob roasted, or simply straight off the stalk, there’s nothing like the taste of organically grown sweet corn.

Sweet, sweet corn

The corn you see here was harvested yesterday afternoon out of my dad’s garden. No pesticides here! He let Mother Nature do the work, and she was mighty kind this year.

Getting back to the lottery side of things, will Lotto Texas continue its {3-2-1} Pattern streak? Will another Specific Order make its debut in Powerball?

Four-Timing Pattern

June ended not with a whimper, but with the sound of fireworks. The June 30th Mega Millions drawing saw the fourth consecutive appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Was there also at least one repeating Three-Number Combination, or was the four-peat the only highlight of the evening?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 160th appearance with winning numbers 10, 38, 51, 55, 64, and MB 6.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 41.5% of the 386 Mega Millions drawings.

Now with 36 appearances, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in 22.5% of the 160 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.33% of all drawings. This General Order was last seen in the May 30th drawing, exactly one month prior.

Making its ninth appearance, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 36 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in approximately 5.63% of the 160 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.33% of all 386 drawings, and was last seen in the December 16th, 2016 drawing.

There was a repeating Three-Number Combination in the form of 38, 51, and 64. This Combination made its debut in the September 25th, 2015 drawing.

One repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The next Mega Millions drawing will take place on July 4th. Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a fifth consecutive appearance?

Doubling Up

Time sure flies by! It’s hard to believe, but we’re almost halfway done with 2017. June 28th was the last night of the month for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. How did they wrap it up? Well, Lotto Texas saw the Pattern and the Specific Order make an encore appearance. On the Powerball side of things, the Pattern and General Order previously played together earlier in the month, and there was a repeating Three-Number Combination.

Lotto Texas

With 758 appearances, the {3-2-1} is still tops among Lotto Texas Patterns. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 17, 24, 27, 41, 45, and 48.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52% of the 1459 drawings.

The 1 2 3 Specific Order made its 140th appearance, and has now played in 18.5% of the 758 drawings that the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.60% of all Lotto Texas drawings. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern, this Specific Order was last seen in the June 24th drawing.

Unlike the last two times the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 55th appearance, with winning numbers 29, 37, 46, 53, 68, and PB 8.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 30.4% of all 181 Powerball drawings, and was last seen in the June 10th drawing just a few weeks ago.

Making its 21st appearance, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 38.2% of the 55 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.6% of all drawings. This General Order played alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the June 10th drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in approximately 14.3% of the 21 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, and 5.45% of the 55 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has played in 1.66% of all 181 drawings, and was last seen in the May 10th, 2017 drawing.

The May 10th drawing wasn’t just the last time the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order appeared; it was also the debut of the repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening: 29, 46, PB 8.

The lone repeater. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Saturday’s drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball be a pre-Fourth fireworks show?

Triple Threats

June’s getting ready to wrap up, and it looks like Mega Millions is ready to go out with a bang! The June 27th drawing brought forth a {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat, and, there were three Three-Number Combinations. Try saying “Three Three-Number Combinations” three times fast.

The 159th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was thanks to numbers 4, 21, 45, 52, 57, and MB 14.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has played in 41.3% of the 385 Mega Millions drawings.

Making its 40th appearance, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 25.2% of the 159 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.4% of all 385 drawings. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, this General Order was last seen in the June 23rd drawing.

With ten appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 40 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 6.29% of the 159 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 5.41% of all 385 drawings. Unlike the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the May 5th, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations were as follows:

  • 21, 52, 57 (Debuted September 4th, 2015)
  • 45, 52, MB 14 (Debuted December 9th, 2014)
  • 45, 52, 57 (Debuted April 5th, 2016)
Three-Number Combination (x3). Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has a way of establishing streaks. One of those streaks was the “six-peat” seen last year during the Rio Olympics. Will Mega Millions end the month with a fourth appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?

Pattern Volleyball Session

Alongside the barbecues and the pool parties, another one of summer’s beloved pastimes is beach volleyball. Lotto Texas and Powerball tried their hands at it in the June 24th drawing, and the results could be summed up as “Last Saturday with a touch of May.” Both lotteries saw their most commonly played Patterns, unlike what happened on Wednesday night. Like the Saturday before, this iteration of Lotto Texas’s most commonly played Pattern produced two repeating Four-Number Combinations. In contrast, the most recent iteration of Powerball’s Pattern didn’t produce repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas

For the 757th time, the {3-2-1} Pattern made an appearance. Saturday night’s winning numbers were 1, 24, 27, 41, 49, and 53.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 51.9% of the 1458 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen on June 17th.

Now with 139 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 18.4% of the 757 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 9.53% of all 1458 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order played in the May 31st, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Four-Number Combinations of the evening were as follows:

  • 1, 41, 49, 53 (Debuted June 8th, 2011)
  • 1, 27, 49, 53 (Debuted May 2nd, 2012)
Grouped together. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Compared to some of the dates we’ve seen for repeating Four-Number Combinations, the dates above are recent.

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 66 times. The winning numbers this time around were 10, 22, 32, 36, 58, and PB 10.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 36.7% of the 180 Powerball drawings, and this was also last seen in the June 17th drawing.

Making its 15th appearance, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 22.7% of the 66 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} drawing has appeared, and in 8.33% of all drawings. This General Order previously played in the May 6th, 2017 drawing.

With six appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 40% of the 15 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 9.09% of the 66 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 180 drawings, this statistic becomes roughly 3.33%. Like the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, this Specific Order was seen in the May 6th drawing.

With July right around the corner, will things start to heat up in Lotto Texas and Powerball?

{2-1-1-1-1} 2: Combination Boogaloo

Ah, summertime. A time of cookouts, parties, and repeats. Yes, repeats. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was so nice, Mega Millions played it twice! Friday night also saw the appearance of a repeating Three-Number Combination.

With 158 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern reigned supreme. June 23rd’s winning numbers were 12, 20, 53, 66, 74, and MB 11.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 41.1% of the 384 Mega Millions drawings. To put things in perspective, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, the second-most commonly played, has appeared in 114 drawings.

Making its 39th appearance, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now played in 24.7% of the 158 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.2% of all 384 drawings. Unlike the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, this General Order did not make an encore appearance. The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order was last seen in the June 2nd, 2017 drawing.

The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order made its second appearance, and has now played in 5.13% of the 39 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 1.27% of the 158 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in 0.52% of all 384 drawings. The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order made its debut in the October 14th, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 12, 20, 66, and it made its debut in the August 9th, 2016 drawing.

Red suits the lone repeating Three-Number Combination well. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Fun fact: This Combination made its debut in the middle of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern “six-peat” during the Rio Olympics!

As June wraps up next week, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat?

Combination Summer Jam

June 21st was the official start of summer, and what better way to start the season than with not-so-commonly played Patterns? How about more repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations? Just as it was on Saturday, Wednesday night had two repeating Four-Number Combinations in Lotto Texas, and one repeating Three-Number Combination in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 10, 16, 24, 25, 31, and 36, bringing the total number of appearances of the {4-2} Pattern to 165.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 11.3% of the 1457 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the May 13th drawing a little over a month ago.

With 29 appearances, the 2 4 0 Specific Order has now played in 17.6% of the 165 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.99% of all 1457 drawings. Like the {4-2} Pattern, this Specific Order previously played in the May 13th drawing.

This time around, the repeating Four-Number Combinations were

  • 16, 25, 31, 36 (Debuted August 14th, 2013)
  • 16, 24, 31, 36 (Debuted March 7th, 2007)
A pair of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 35th appearance, with winning numbers 14, 46, 61, 65, 68, and PB 13.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.6% of the 179 Powerball drawings, and previously played in the June 7th drawing exactly two weeks prior.

Making its fifteenth appearance, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played in 42.9% of the 35 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 8.38% of all drawings. This General Order was seen alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the June 7th drawing.

With three appearances, the 1 0 0 1 3 1 Specific Order has now played in 20% of the 15 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared, and 8.57% of the 35 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When taking all 179 drawings into account, this statistic becomes 1.68%. Prior to Wednesday, this Specific Order previously played in the February 1st, 2017 drawing.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 14, 61, 68, and it made its debut in the April 12th, 2017 drawing.

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

Will there be more repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations on Saturday?

From a Downpour to a Sprinkle

In the last Mega Millions post, we covered the ever-so-rare repeating Four-Number Combination—and the four repeating Three-Number Combinations nestled within. A storm was brewing in the June 20th drawing, and while not as intense as Friday night, there was still plenty of action. The most commonly seen Pattern made an appearance, and this time around, there were two repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 157th appearance with winning numbers 2, 15, 41, 49, 63, and MB 3.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in approximately 41% of the 383 drawings, and was last seen in the June 6th drawing exactly two weeks prior.

Making its 39th appearance, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 24.8% of the 157 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.2% of all 383 drawings. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, this General Order previously played in the June 6th drawing.

Now with nine appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.1% of the 39 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 5.73% of the 157 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also appeared in 2.35% of all 383 drawings, and was last seen in the February 14th, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 2, 15, 41 (Debuted December 13th, 2016)
  • 15, 49, 63 (Debuted November 19th, 2013)
Two instead of four repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Friday night’s drawing see a Pattern encore? Will there be more repeating Three-Number Combinations?

Common Things

“Common” was the surface theme of the evening for June 17th. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their most commonly played Patterns. Powerball’s Pattern play was also an encore this time around. Of course, there’s more to the story. Lotto Texas had two repeating Four-Number Combinations, and Powerball had one repeating Three-Number Combination.

Lotto Texas

Now with 756 appearances, the {3-2-1} Pattern showed no signs of being upstaged by another Pattern. The winning numbers Saturday night were 3, 4, 6, 23, 34, and 54.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 51.9% of the 1456 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the June 10th drawing one week prior.

Making its 131st appearance, the 3 2 1 Pattern has played in 17.3% of the 756 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared, and in 8.997% of all 1456 drawings. This Specific Order previously played in the March 22nd, 2017 drawing.

The Four-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 3, 4, 23, 34 (Debuted November 29th, 2014) and
  • 3, 6, 23, 34 (Debuted July 31st, 2002)
Two repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Once again, the range of Four-Number Combination dates ranged from the era of smartphones all the way back to the era of Blockbuster and Napster.

 

Powerball

Right off the heels of this past Wednesday’s drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made another appearance. This time around, the winning numbers were 10, 13, 32, 53, 62, and PB 21, bringing the total number of appearances to 65.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 36.5% of the 178 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its fourteenth appearance, and has now played in 21.5% of the 65 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 7.87% of all 178 drawings. Unlike the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order did not make an encore. In fact, this General Order was last seen in the June 3rd drawing exactly two weeks prior.

Making its third appearance, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.4% of the 14 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 4.62% of the 65 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has played in 1.69% of all 178 drawings, and was last seen over a year ago. More specifically, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the February 10th, 2016 drawing.

The Three-Number Combination of the evening was 10, 13, and PB 21, and it made its debut in the March 16th, 2016 drawing.

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

The next Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings will take place on the summer solstice (or winter solstice for any readers in the Southern Hemisphere). How will Lotto Texas and Powerball mark the occasion? Will a Pattern streak be established with the most commonly seen Patterns, or will things mellow out?

Getting the 4-1-1 and Then Some

After a quiet Tuesday night, Mega Millions kicked it up a thousand notches in the June 16th drawing. Friday night saw the appearance of one of the least commonly seen Patterns. While that’s a big deal in and of itself here at Lottery Binge, that wasn’t the biggest draw of the evening. There was more to this Pattern than appearing after a lengthy period of absence. What made this Pattern interesting was that this time around, a repeating Four-Number Combination made an appearance. Such a thing is a rarity in Mega Millions.

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its thirteenth appearance with winning numbers 18, 22, 26, 30, 44, and MB 9.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 3.40% of the 382 Mega Millions drawing and was last seen in the October 11th, 2016 drawing.

Making its seventh appearance, the [4-1-1] General Order has now played in 53.8% of the 13 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.83% of all 382 drawings. Like the {4-1-1} Pattern, this General Order was also last seen in the October 11th drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 0 4 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the seven drawings where the [4-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 15.4% of the 13 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.52% of all 382 drawings. The 0 4 1 0 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the September 19th, 2014 drawing. Will it be another two years and nine months before this Specific Order is seen again?

Now it’s time to discuss the biggest event of the evening: the ever-so rare repeating Four-Number Combination. The Combination of the evening was 18, 26, 30, and 44, and it made its debut in the March 15th, 2016 drawing.

Catching a unicorn. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of course, there’s always more beneath the surface when it comes to these lottery things. Nestled inside a repeating Four-Number Combination are four repeating Three-Number Combinations. Here’s Part II of the big event:

A volley of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Save for Combination 30, 44, and MB 9, all the Combinations in the list above made their debut in the March 15th, 2016 drawing.

Will there be more shock and awe in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing?