A Pattern Streak and a World Debut

One word sums up the night of June 6th: “Momentum”. One way to build momentum in the Lottery World is to have jackpots climb up. The respective prizes are now $6.5 million and $105 million. Another way is to stick with a Pattern Streak and throw in a brand new Specific Order.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of this past Saturday’s drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its fourth consecutive appearance. This time, the winning numbers were 4, 5, 13, 23, 36, and 52.

Four in a row. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played 812 times, and of the 1557 Lotto Texas drawings, it has played in 52.2% of them.

Now with 145 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 812 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.31% of all 1557 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Specific Order played on May 2nd, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The “four-peat” was all the momentum Lotto Texas had. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 81st appearance with winning numbers 23, 28, 41, 53, 56, and PB 14.

No Pattern streak for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 279 Powerball drawings so far, this Pattern has played 29% of the time, and was last seen on May 23rd, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 26th appearance and has now played in 32.1% of the 81 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.32% of all 279 Powerball drawings. We last saw the [2-1-2-1] General Order in the March 28th, 2018 drawing.

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order made its world debut! With that said, this Specific Order has played in 3.85% of the 26 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.23% of the 81 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.36% of all 279 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball got an extra boost of momentum with two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations to go! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will things heat up on Saturday night with a “five-peat” for the {3-2-1} Pattern or will we see something truly unexpected?

A More “Normal” Approach by the {2-2-1-1} Pattern

Compared to the Pattern streak that happened last month and the playback that happened last time, Tuesday’s drawing was comparatively “normal”. So “normal” in fact that no one got all six numbers in the June 5th drawing. With the jackpot now standing at $125 million, what exactly happened Tuesday night?

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 103rd appearance with 22, 33, 41, 48, 52, and MB 4.

Blocking a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.3% of the 364 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen on  May 29th, 2018. For those of you out there new to the Lottery Binge experience, “364” refers to the number of drawings that use the “regular” 1-70 and Mega Balls 1-25. The change went into effect at the end of October 2017. This was changed from an earlier system.

With its 35th appearance, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in roughly 34% of the 103 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.62% of all 364 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order played on April 27th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order also played in 6.80% of the 103 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.92% of all 364 drawings. The 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on February 9th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Despite the “normality”, there were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 22, 33, 41 (Debuted July 25th, 2014)
  • 33, 52, MB 4 (Debuted January 21st, 2014)
A repeating Three-Number Combination sandwich. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As Mega Millions continues to settle into June, will Friday’s drawing see a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore, or something unexpected?

The {3-2-1} Pattern Saga Continues

One sequel isn’t enough these days! It’s common for there to be one movie after the original story, but nowadays, Part III or higher shows up. There have even been instances where the final part of a series is split into two movies. None of that “part splitting” is present in lotteries or lottery analysis, that’s for sure, but Pattern streaks are a popular go-to.

The days are getting hotter in Houston, and Lotto Texas and Powerball followed suit on June 2nd.  Both lotteries saw their most commonly seen Patterns and with no grand prize winners, their respective jackpots now stand at $6.25 million and $87 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat was thanks to winning numbers 6, 26, 34, 40, 43, and 54. This Pattern has now played 811 times.

The {3-2-1} Pattern strikes again. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1556 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.1% of them. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was recently seen in this past Wednesday’s drawing and before then, on May 26th, 2018.

Now with 146 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 18% of the 811 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.38% of all 1556 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, we last saw this Specific Order on March 17th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Four Number Combinations:

  • 6, 26, 40, 54 (Debuted September 8th, 2001)
  • 6, 26, 34, 40 (Debuted August 12th, 2015)
Two repeating Four-Number Combinations to go. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Unlike the last time the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared, this instance was not a playback, and there was one more repeating Four-Number Combination. You could say that this {3-2-1} Pattern sequel was different enough to prevent a rehash.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 97th appearance with winning numbers 23, 25, 37, 44, 64, and PB 7.

{2-1-1-1-1} Pattern isn’t an encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 34.9% of the 278 Powerball drawings and was last seen on May 26th, 2018.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, with 26 appearances, has played in 26.8% of the 97 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.35% of all 278 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order on April 25th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.1% of the 26 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has played in 6.19% of the 97 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.16% of all 278 drawings. The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order accompanied the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order in the earlier-mentioned April 25th drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone Three-Number Combination was 23, 37, 64.

From a past June. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut nearly two years ago in the June 29th, 2016 drawing.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern show up again in Wednesday’s drawing? Will there be more repeating Three and Four-Number Combinations?

It’s *Just* the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, Right?

June 1st has come and gone, and Mega Millions had the “honor” of starting the month. With the jackpot now standing at $110 million, could this be a buildup to an insanely large one later this summer? Time will tell.

Now, the title of today’s post has a mild spoiler. Yes, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played, but “So what?” you wonder. Well, it is the most commonly seen Mega Millions Pattern by a good margin. That, and when this Pattern plays, there’s usually something more behind it.

General Lottery Analysis

The 161st appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern featured winning numbers 5, 24, 52, 62, 66, and MB 17.

{2-1-1-1-1} Pattern starts the month. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 44.4% of the 363 Mega Millions drawings.

Moving onto the General Order, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 38th appearance. This General Order has now played in 23.6% of the 161 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 10.5% of all 363 drawings.

Now with three appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 7.89% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.86% of the 161 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.83% of all 363 drawings.

Summer is a time of blockbusters, competition shows, and whatnot, but there’s another thing that it’s famous for, or was. For all you older readers out there, remember when all the TV shows had aired their last episodes of the season (or ever), and there was nothing but repeats? Some things repeat, or at least rhyme. Earlier in the week, Mega Millions had a playback with a different Pattern-General Order-Specific Order group. There was another, this time with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, and the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order. These three were last seen a couple of weeks ago in the May 18th, 2018 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Amidst all the excitement of yet another playback, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore, or better yet, will a playback occur in Tuesday’s drawing?

The {3-2-1} Pattern Strikes Back and Return of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern

Today’s post will begin with a couple of shout-outs.

First, to the class of 2018. Whether you’re a college or high school graduate, you’ve survived at least twelve years of schooling, and now it’s time to make your mark in the world. Go forth!

This next shout-out is a special one to the teachers, parents, and students of the Houston area. When tragedy struck (and boy, did it strike), we came together and said to each other, “I got your back”. And, there were some bright spots, too. All this to say, y’all earned those three months. Take that time to chill, stay sharp, and like the old Discovery Channel motto, “Explore your world.”

“Star Wars” reference aside, the post title only tells you a little bit of what went on May 30th. In the most recent Mega Millions post, I mentioned sequels and how summers tend to be filled with them, especially these days. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re a big deal. For lotteries, anyway.

Right now, the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball stand at a respective $6 million and $74 million. Lotto Texas got hit by “sequelitis”. Powerball got bit by something else.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from the May 26th drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern came back for an encore with winning numbers 8, 9, 14, 34, 42, and 44.

Pattern encore for the most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com

This Pattern has now played 810 times. Given that there have been 1555 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.1% of them.

The {3-2-1} Pattern wasn’t the only thing that made an encore! Now with 151 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 810 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.71% of all 1555 drawings.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination 9, 14, 34, and 42 was the cherry on top.

At the bottom, yet at the top. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in a summer long past. It was the July 21st, 2007 drawing. Ten years may seem like nothing to (older) humans, but it is a long time for lotteries.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 57th appearance with winning numbers 17, 23, 26, 46, 68, and PB 20.

The Pattern from a past Saturday. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Out of 277 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 20.6% of them. This Pattern was last seen on May 19th, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order was also last seen in the earlier-mentioned May 19th drawing. This General Order has now played in 28.1% of the 57 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 277 drawings, this General Order has played 5.78% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 31.25% of the 16 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.77% of the 57 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.81% of all 277 drawings. Unlike what we saw with Lotto Texas, there was no playback. The 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on April 11th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were absent.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball greet June with Pattern streaks/encores, or will other Patterns take the spotlight?

Playback: A Mega Millions Story

With the summer blockbuster season comes sequels, prequels, and “interquels”. Mega Millions borrowed from the Hollywood playbook and released a sequel in the May 29th drawing. As of this post, the jackpot now stands at $97 million. Sequel-itis has also hit the basketball world. Thursday night will be the beginning of the saga known as the NBA finals, a.k.a. “Cavaliers vs. Warriors: Part IV”.  What a way to end the month, eh?

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of this past Friday, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 102nd appearance! The winning numbers this time were 2, 11, 55, 58, 67, and MB 2.

Sequels are a part of life. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As of this post, there have been 362 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played in 28.2% of them.

Next up is the [2-1-2-1] General Order. With 33 appearances, this General Order has played in 32.4% of the 102 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.12% of all 362 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order was also seen in this past Friday’s drawing.

Why should the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order have all the fun? The 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order showed up in this past Friday’s drawing, too. Now with seven appearances, this Specific Order has played in 21.2% of the 33 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 6.86% of the 102 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 362 drawings, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 1.93% of the time.

With the encore powers of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, the [2-1-2-1] General Order and the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order combined, we get the playback.

Three Number Combination(s)

The night couldn’t be complete without a repeating Three-Number Combination, right? The lone repeating Combination was 11, 58, and 67.

A less-obvious sequel. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the October 31st, 2014 drawing.

Summertime is when Mega Millions likes to go for the big plays, like the playback we just discussed. Pattern streaks are a thing, too. Will June start with a big play?

Playing it “Safe” with the Most Common Patterns

Memorial Day weekend is in full swing.

The NBA Playoffs are heating up (Both Eastern and Western Conferences are going to Game 7!)

Things would’ve heated up even more the night of May 26th if either Lotto Texas or Powerball saw a jackpot winner. The jackpots now stand at $5.75 million and $60 million, respectively. But, the night stayed on the “Hot, but not blazing hot”, side. Both lotteries saw their most common Patterns. For those of you out there who love repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations, the night offered up a treat or two.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 14, 18, 35, 43, and 44, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 809th appearance.

One pattern. 809 appearances. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1554 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time. We last saw this Pattern in the May 5th, 2018 drawing.

Now with 150 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 809 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1554 drawings, this Specific Order has played 9.65% of the time.  Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order played on April 4th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination was 3, 14, 43, and 44.

The night wasn’t totally bland for Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination had the honor of showing up in the last Lotto Texas drawing of 2014. Would you believe that that drawing fell on December 31st?

Did Powerball get any visits from New Year’s Eves past? Let’s find out.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 1, 21, 31, 45, 49, and PB 21.

The power of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 96 times. With that said, it has played in 34.8% of the 276 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on April 25th, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, with its 27th appearance, has now played in 28.125% of the 96 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Taking all 276 drawings into account, this General Order has played 9.78% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order in the January 13th, 2018 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 27 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.21% of the 96 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when looking at all 276 drawings, this Pattern has played 1.81% of the time. The 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order previously played on January 10th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 21, 31, and PB 21.

With a repeating Three-Number Combination to go. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the May 6th, 2017 drawing.

Will either the {2-1-1-1-1} or {3-2-1} Pattern end the month with a Pattern encore?

Commemorating {2-2-1-1}

May 25th, or that evening that least, kicked off the Memorial Day weekend. It’s traditionally seen as the start of the summer season here in the U.S. and for some lucky students, it is! What better way to take your mind off the heat than a trip to the beach or chilling by the pool? Heck, win the lottery and you could buy a lake house or two. Thing is, nobody won Friday’s jackpot, and it’s now at $84 million. But, the night wasn’t uneventful.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 101st appearance with winning numbers 11, 14, 51, 64, 68, and MB 25.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern kicked off summer. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has now played in roughly 28% of the 361 Mega Millions drawings and it was last seen on April 27th, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, with its 32nd appearance, has now played in 31.7% of the 101 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appeared. This General Order has also played in 8.86% of all 361 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order last played on April 10th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.75% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.94% of the 101 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 361 drawings, this Specific Order has played in 1.66% of them. We last saw the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order on August 23rd, 2016.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations that night:

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations to go. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions say “Adios” to May with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore, or will another Pattern end the month?

The Big Combination Spectacle

It’s that time of year again! Summer isn’t just a time of hot weather and long vacations. It’s full of spectacle, too. Big budget movies and televised talent shows (live, even!) beat reruns for sure. With no winners for either Lotto Texas or Powerball May 23rd, and with smaller jackpots to boot, a quiet night would’ve been expected. Of course, these lotteries had other plans. The biggest spectacle of the evening was with the repeating Combinations, especially those of the Three-Number persuasion.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The not-often-seen {3-3} Pattern made its 132nd appearance with winning numbers 5, 15, 16, 27, 29, and 36.

155 times isn’t that much. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1553 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 8.50% of the time. We last saw this Pattern in the May 16th, 2018 drawing. That was exactly one week prior.

Now with 40 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has played in 30.3% of the 132 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern and in 2.58% of all 1553 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Specific Order played on April 14th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 5, 15, 27, and 36.

A third timer. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Its debut was sometime this decade. Nothing special right? Well, this Combination has played not once, but twice before. After making its debut March 22nd, 2017, it previously played not too long ago. This was back on March 10th, 2018.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

After a crazy Friday night, Powerball settled back down. Sort of.

With winning numbers 20, 54, 56, 61, 64 and PB 7, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 80th appearance.

A Pattern encore wasn’t necessary. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 275 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 29.1% of the time. This Pattern was last seen on May 5th, 2018.

With 25 appearances, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 31.25% of the 80 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Additionally, this General Order accompanied said Pattern in the earlier-mentioned May 5th drawing. Finally, when looking at all 275 drawings, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 9.09% of them.

Powerball perked up with the world debut of the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has played in 4% of the 25 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. We have now also seen the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order in 1.25% of the 80 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.36% of all 275 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Just like we saw this past Saturday, there were four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

For the love of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Memorial Day is traditionally considered the first weekend of summer. Will either lottery kick off the season with a  Pattern encore?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Streak Blocker

Some things seemed inevitable May 22nd. The Rockets were sure to lose against the Warriors (hint: they didn’t), and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was going to make a fifth consecutive appearance. After all, this Pattern is comfortable with “five-peats”, if you will. “Six-peats”, even. But, the streak was blocked (and the jackpot climbed). Which Pattern knocked the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern off its perch? And were there any repeating Three-Number Combinations?

General Lottery Analysis

The Pattern of the evening was {3-1-1-1}. With winning numbers 16, 17, 21, 36, 48, and MB 9, this Pattern has now played 69 times.

{3-1-1-1}: Pattern Streak Smasher. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 360 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 19.2% of them. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen on April 3rd, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, with 24 appearances, has played in 34.8% of the 69 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also appeared in 6.67% of all 360 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order played on February 23rd, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20.8% of the 24 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.25% of the 69 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 360 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.39% of the time. We last saw the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order on June 16th, 2017. This was reconfigured from the 0 4 1 0 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

What good is a streak smasher without repeating Three-Number Combinations, right? There were in fact three of them:

  • 16, 17, 36 (Debuted June 9th, 2015)
  • 16, 17, 48 (Debuted April 26th, 2016)
  • 17, 21, 36 (Debuted March 27th, 2015)
A cluster and a single. All repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore Friday night, or will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern try to re-establish a streak?