Pattern Fall-Back

Daylight Savings Time ended in the U.S. and Canada earlier this morning. Hope everyone set their clocks back one hour!

Lottery-wise, it appeared Lotto Texas stole the show Saturday night. Powerball may not have been “in-your-face” with action, but it didn’t let Lotto Texas have all the fun. In fact, Powerball was quite fond of repetition. Pattern-wise.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 5, 13, 21, 33, and 53, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 778th appearance in the November 4th, 2017 drawing.

Falling back on the most common Pattern to start November. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1496 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52% of them, and, it’s the most commonly seen Pattern. It was last seen in the October 25th, 2017 drawing.

The 3 2 1 Specific Order made its 133rd appearance, and has now played in 17.1% of the 778 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has now played in 8.89% of all 1496 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order was seen in the August 12th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Nestled inside these numbers were three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 5, 13, 33 (Debuted May 19th, 2001)
  • 5, 13, 21, 53 (Debuted September 16th, 2015)
  • 5, 13, 21, 33 (Debuted February 5th, 2003)
Bunched pretty close together. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of Wednesday’s drawing, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 66th appearance. The winning numbers were 12, 14, 26, 48, 51, and PB 13.

Harboring a Pattern encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 30.3% of the 218 drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 22nd appearance, and has now played in 33.3% of the 66 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. It has also appeared in 10.1% of all 218 drawings. Unlike the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, this General Order did not make an encore appearance. We last saw it in the October 14th, 2017 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 22 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.55% of the 66 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Finally, it also played in 1.38% of all 218 drawings. The 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order hadn’t been seen in over a year. It previously played on October 26th, 2016.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will either Pattern make an encore appearance in this Wednesday’s drawing?

 

New Month, New Script

First order of business: a correction. In the post highlighting the October 27th Mega Millions drawing, we had mentioned that the “regular” numbers would range from 1 to 75, and Mega Balls would be from 1 to 25. The “regular” balls will be from 1 to 70. Mega Balls will range from 1 to 25.

What does this mean for Lottery Binge, and our other sites? The Lottery Trend-Mega Millions analysis team reconfigured our database to account for this new system, henceforth known as 70-25.

Do we have to start all over? Not at all! All drawings in the old system (75-15) that contained “regular” numbers 71-75 will be omitted in our Mega Millions assessment going forward. There are plenty of drawings that did not have 71-75!

General Lottery Analysis

Eerily, or no, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance in the November 3rd drawing. This brings the number of appearances up to 131. The winning numbers were 10, 22, 42, 61, 69, and MB 3.

Start the new system with an encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

In the 70-25 system, there have been 303 drawings, and this Pattern has played in 43.2% of them.

With 30 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 22.9% of the 131 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. It has also played in 9.90% of all 303 drawings. This General Order was seen alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the Halloween 2017 drawing.

The 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order made its sixth appearance. This Specific Order has played in 20% of the 30 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played. It has also played in 4.58% of the 131 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.98% of all drawings. Prior to Friday, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played in the March 24th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

And wouldn’t you know it? There was a repeating Three-Number Combination!

  • 22, 42, MB 3 (Debuted March 13th, 2015)
A new system won’t stop a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

For our U.S. and Canadian readers, don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour Saturday night. Speaking of, will Mega Millions fall back on the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in Tuesday’s drawing?

November Boom

November started with a big bang! The Houston Astros won their first-ever World Series and Lotto Texas made a stopover Down Under. Powerball got in on the action with a Pattern encore. So, put on your Astros gear and grab a St. Arnold beer. Here was the rundown for Wednesday, November 1st.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the [2-2-2] made their 202nd appearance. The winning numbers were 6, 18, 29, 35, 44, and 47.

An Australia Play to start the month. Source: lotterytrend.com.

With 1495 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the Australia Play has played 13.5% of the time. This phenomenon last occurred in the October 18th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

And yet, with all the excitement of Wednesday night, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern came back for seconds, bringing the number of appearances up to 65. This time around, the winning numbers were 3, 6, 19, 26, 44, and PB 1.

Starting the month with an encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 217 Powerball drawings thus far, this Pattern has played in roughly 30% of them.

Making its 24th appearance was the [2-2-1-1] General Order. This General Order has played in 36.9% of the 65 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.1% of all 217 drawings. Prior to Wednesday, this General Order had played in the July 12th, 2017 drawing.

Now with six appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 General Order has played in 25% of the 24 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. It has also played in 9.23% of the 65 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.76% of all 217 drawings. This Specific Order was last seen earlier this year. More specifically, in the February 4th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations to speak of.

The ‘Stros winning the World Series more than made up for the lack of repeating Combinations in Lotto Texas and Powerball. What awaits Lotto Texas and Powerball Saturday night?

Halloween Treats

Before we begin tonight’s post, we would like to congratulate the Houston Astros on their first-ever World Series win. Go ‘Stros!

What a night! Whether it was gorging on candy, binge watching horror, or watching the World Series, Halloween had something for everybody. We can’t forget the number lovers, though! Mega Millions had the honor of falling on Halloween this year. Although October 31st was the first day for the new system, the Mega Ball was not one of the new numbers (16-25). Was the old system not quite ready to give up the ghost?

General Lottery Analysis

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 6, 28, 31, 52, 53, and MB 12, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to 174.

These numbers weren’t scared. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 41.3% of the 421 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen exactly one week ago in the October 24th drawing.

With 43 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 24.7% of the 174 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Given that there have been 421 drawings, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order in the September 22nd, 2017 drawing.

Making its eleventh appearance was the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order, which has now played in 25.6% of the 43 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. It has also played in 6.32% of the 174 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When taking all 421 drawings into account, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played 2.61% of the time. Prior to Tuesday, this Specific Order was seen in the June 27th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The Three-Number Combination of the evening was 6, 31, 52.

At the bottom, yet the sole repeat. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut this past summer. More specifically, in the July 28th, 2017 drawing.

Will a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore be how Mega Millions starts November?

Pre-Halloween Playback Fever

October 28th was a good night for Netflix, nail-biting World Series games, and lottery. For those of you who enjoy playbacks, Saturday was your night! We saw a playback in Lotto Texas. Powerball was close, but a playback wasn’t meant to be. However, the Specific Order played for the first time in over a year. Which Pattern led the way to a playback in Lotto Texas, and what was that Powerball Specific Order?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-3} Pattern made its 127th appearance with winning numbers 3, 7, 13, 37, 38, and 50.

These numbers produced a Pattern that hadn’t been seen in nearly two months. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1494 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 8.5% of the time. We last saw this Pattern about a couple of months ago in the August 30th drawing.

Now with 48 appearances, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has played in 37.8% of the 127 drawings where the {3-3} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.21% of all 1494 drawings. The 3 0 3 Specific Order was also last seen on August 30th.

Note that the “previously played” date for both the Pattern and Specific Order are the same. This is not an Australia Play because the Pattern and Specific Order are not the same. Remember that in Lotto Texas, an Australia Play consists of the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 3, 13, 38, and 50.

Four-Number Combination in the middle. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This debuted in the September 4th, 2013 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 27, 35, 38, 57, 66, and PB 10, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 64th appearance.

These numbers harbored a {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 29.6% of the 216 Powerball drawings, and was last seen October 18th, 2017.

Now with 20 appearances, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 31.25% of the 64 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appeared. It has also played in 9.26% of all 216 drawings, and was also seen in the October 18th drawing.

The Specific Order of the evening was 0 1 2 0 2 1. Of the 20 drawings that featured the [1-2-2-1] General Order, this Specific Order has appeared 15% of the time. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 4.69% of the 64 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played in the June 24th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Saturday night.

Lotto Texas and Powerball will be the lotteries to kick off November. Will Wednesday’s drawings see any Pattern encores?

It’s the Last Dance

For those of you who may not know, the October 27th drawing was the last one with Mega Balls 1 through 15. Starting on Halloween, the Mega Ball range will go from 1 to 25. “Regular” balls will remain 1 to 75. Also, the price of a Mega Millions ticket will double in price from $1 to $2. This is not a (pre) Halloween scare.

Whatever happens in Mega Millions, Lottery Binge and the Lottery Trend analysis team will be here.

Now that we’ve got that covered, which Pattern was the send-off for this system?

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern had the honor of playing one final time under the current system. With winning numbers 17, 27, 41, 51, 52, and MB 13, this Pattern has played 125 times.

Given that there have been 420 drawings, this Pattern has played 29.8% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the October 17th, 2017 drawing.

The General Order of the evening was [2-1-2-1], and it has now played 43 times. With that said, it has played in 34.4% of the 125 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 10.2% of all 420 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order previously played in the September 26th, 2017 drawing.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 14% of the 43 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.8% of the 125 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. And of course, this has played in roughly 1.43% of the 420 Mega Millions drawings. The 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order hadn’t been seen in over a year. It previously played in the September 2nd, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations were there for the send-off:

  • 27, 51, 52 (Debuted December 9th, 2014)
  • 17, 41, 51 (Debuted October 30th, 2015)
The last duo in the old system. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

What does Halloween have in store for Mega Millions?

The Pattern Bind

“The more things change, the more they stay the same,” as they say. What does this have to do with playing the lottery, you ask? The numbers that play in any given drawing will change, that’s a given. But, there are times where a few things, oh, say a Pattern, will remain the same. Make that two Patterns. On October 25th, both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw encores for their respective Patterns.

And how fitting that as the drawings happened, the Astros would go on to tie the World Series!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The 777th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 18, 19, 24, 32, 51, and 52.

One of two encores. Source: lotterytrend.com.

With 1493 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played roughly 52% of the time.

With its 119th appearance, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.3% of the 777 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared. And, given 1493 drawings, this Specific Order has played 7.97% of the time. Unlike the {3-2-1} Pattern, the 1 3 2 Specific Order did not make an encore. It previously played in the September 9th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Just like last time, there was a lone repeating Four-Number Combination. Wednesday’s Combination was

  • 18, 24, 51, 52
Smack in the middle in a sea of singles. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the March 5th, 2014 drawing.

Before we move on to Powerball, we’d like to mention that exactly one week ago, we discussed repeating Combination 18, 25, 47, and 50. That Combination made its debut in the March 8th, 2014 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 18, 22, 29, 54, 57, and PB 8, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 80 times.

Encore #2. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 215 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 37.2% of them.

Now with 18 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 22.5% of the 80 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played. This General Order has also played in 8.37% of the 215 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was last seen in the September 30th, 2017 drawing.

Making its fourth appearance was the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 22.2% of the 18 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. It also means that this Specific Order has, given the 80 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, played 5% of the time. Finally, this Specific Order has been seen in 1.86% of all 215 drawings. The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the August 19th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 29, 54, and 57.

This repeating Combination debuted 15 months ago. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the July 13th, 2016 drawing.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern stick together like taffy, or will they split?

Dodging an Encore

October 24th was a big night. The Dodgers defeated the Astros in Game 1 of the World Series, and the {3-1-1-1} Pattern didn’t make an encore. The Specific Order was also last seen sometime this year. But, there was a phenomenon that doesn’t happen often in Mega Millions. See if you can guess what it is without scrolling through the post.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 24, 34, 56, 64, and MB 6, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 173 drawings.

No Pattern encore here. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 419 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has now played 41.3% of the time, and was last seen September 22nd, 2017.

Now with 44 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 173 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When taking all 419 drawings into account, this General Order has played 10.5% of the time. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order in the September 1st, 2017 drawing.

When it comes to Specific Orders, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 was the choice of the evening. With eight appearances, this Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 44 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This statistic becomes 4.62% when accounting for the 173 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. And, when looking at all 419 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.91% of the time. The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the February 7th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Four-Number Combinations in Mega Millions are like U.S. two-dollar bills. It sounds crazy, but it’s a thing, and it’s rare.

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was

  • 34, 56, 64, MB 6

and it made its debut in the January 7th, 2014 drawing.

Mega Millions’s $2 bill. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, when there’s a repeating Four-Number Combination, that means four repeating Three-Number Combinations were nestled inside. The Combinations were as follows:

  • 56, 64, MB 6
  • 34, 64, MB 6
  • 34, 56, MB 6
  • 34, 56, 64
Blue beats red 4 to 1. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As is the nature of these types of repeating Three-Number Combinations, they too made their debut in the January 7th drawing mentioned earlier.

These weren’t the only repeating Three-Number Combinations. In fact, there was one more:

  • 20, 34, MB 6

This one debuted a bit later in 2014. More specifically, the October 3rd, 2014 drawing.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} make an encore Friday night?

 

Common Was the Name of the Game

October 21st was a lot of things to a lot of people:

  • Ten days before Halloween (Have you gotten your costume yet?)
  • The Astros defeated the Yankees, and are on their way to play the Dodgers in the World Series. The first game is Tuesday.
  • There were no Pattern encores.

That last bullet is what we’re focusing on in today’s post. Although neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball saw Pattern encores Saturday night, they did see their most commonly played Patterns.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With 776 appearances, the {3-2-1} Pattern is second-to-none. The winning numbers this time were 2, 18, 29, 46, 53, and 54.

Nothing uncommon here, right? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1492 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52% of them, and previously played in the October 7th, 2017 drawing.

With 114 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.7% of the 776 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 7.64% of all 1492 drawings, and was last seen in the August 26th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

These numbers produced the Four-Number Combination 2, 29, 46, and 53.

Four-Number Combination tucked in the middle. Source: lotterytrend.com.

We first saw this Combination in the March 9th, 2011 drawing. This was over five years ago.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 79th appearance, with winning numbers 14, 41, 42, 45, 69, and PB 4.

More fun with common Patterns. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Given that there have been 214 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 36.9% of them, and was last seen in the September 30th, 2017 drawing.

Making its 21st appearance, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 26.6% of the 79 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 9.81% of all 214 Powerball drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played in the August 9th, 2017 drawing.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 21 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 8.86% of the 79 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Given the 214 Powerball drawings, this Specific Order has played in 3.27% of them. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was seen alongside the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order in the August 9th drawing mentioned earlier.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 41, 42, and PB 4.

Red looks good on you, repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Earlier this year, the Combination made its debut in the January 4th drawing.

Will Wednesday’s drawing see these Patterns joined at the hip, or will they go their separate ways?

 

Breaking the Streak

October 20th saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern streak come to an end. However, Mega Millions wasn’t completely quiet Friday night. There was a Specific Order that hasn’t played in over three years. What Pattern would be so bold to break the streak?

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern was that bold Pattern. With winning numbers 6, 23, 63, 66, 73, and MB 9, this Pattern has played 71 times.

The numbers that stopped a four-peat. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 418 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in about 17% of them. Prior to Friday night, we last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the October 6th, 2017 drawing.

With 27 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 38% of the 71 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 6.46% of all 418 drawings. The [1-1-3-1] General Order had previously played in the September 29th, 2017 drawing.

And now for the “Specific Order that hadn’t played in years”. The 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order made its third appearance. Of the 27 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order appeared, this Specific Order has played in 11.1% of them. We’ve also seen this Specific Order in 4.23% of the 71 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 0.72% of all 418 drawings. This Specific Order was last seen in the August 8th, 2014 Mega Millions drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

It’s tempting to think that these numbers would also produce at least one repeating Three-Number Combination. There weren’t any this past Friday.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing? Will next week see another Specific Order that hadn’t played in years?