Of Nature and Numbers

The storm once known as Harvey is dead and done, now nothing more than a rain system pushing up and out through the eastern United States. Although the Sun is out, and blue skies are a much welcome sight, the aftermath will be felt for some time. The waters will recede, the clean-up will take place, and everyone impacted by the storm will eventually return to their “normal” lives. Add in the videos and photos that have made their rounds on the Internet, not to mention the records that have been broken, Harvey will be one for the history books. Regardless of your beliefs, or lack thereof, Nature is truly awe-some.

Meanwhile, in Lottery World, neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball broke any records August 30th. However, there was nothing “ho-hum” about how each lottery ended the month.

Lotto Texas

With winning numbers 11, 16, 17, 44, 52, and 54, the not-so-common {3-3} Pattern made its 126th appearance.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 8.53% of the 1477 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen May 24th, 2017.

Now with 47 appearances, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has played in 37.3% of the 126 drawings where the {3-3} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.18% of all 1477 drawings. The 3 0 3 Specific Order played alongside the {3-3} Pattern in the May 24th drawing.

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 16, 17, 44, and 54.

The “3” is not a typo. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Unlike most repeating Four-Number Combinations we’ve covered, this one has appeared twice before:

Powerball

Wednesday’s winning numbers for Powerball were 19, 28, 43, 67, 69, and PB 7, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern to 58.

Winning Powerball numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 29.1% of the 199 drawings to date, and previously played in the July 12th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 18 appearances, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 31% of the 58 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.04% of all 199 drawings. Prior to Wednesday, this General Order was last seen in the May 17th, 2017 drawing.

Making its second appearance, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 11.1% of the 18 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.45% of the 58 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in about 1% of all 199 drawings. The 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order made its debut in the May 3rd, 2017 drawing.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 28, 67, and 69.

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

This Combination made its debut in the September 21st, 2016 drawing.

Will either the {3-3} or {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance? Will there be repeating Four-Number or Three-Number Combinations that have appeared multiple times before?

Lottery Pick-Me-Up

The rain has finally stopped for us, which should make rescue and recovery efforts a bit easier. However, Harvey’s like the Energizer Bunny. The people of the Golden Triangle region of Texas, as well as Southwestern Louisiana, are still getting pounded by torrential rain.  On the (much) lighter side of things, Mega Millions saw an encore for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Tuesday night.

With its 168th appearance on August 29th, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 41.7% of the 403 drawings. The winning numbers were 2, 13, 17, 35, 73 and MB 3.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Making its 42nd appearance, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 25% of the 168 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 10.4% of all 403 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen on July 18th, 2017.

Now with nine appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.4% of the 42 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.36% of the 168 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.23% of all drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, we last saw the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order in the July 14th, 2017 drawing.

Accompanying the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was repeating Three-Number Combination 2, 35, and MB 3.

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

This Combination made its debut in the October 10th, 2014 drawing.

As the remnants of Harvey finally push onward and upward, will Friday’s drawing see a three-peat for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, or will it be swept by the current?

A Night of Whammies

 

We got lucky. Taken the Sunday after the storm.

The storms produced by Harvey on August 26th knocked out our electricity, and we got our power back just a few hours ago. Our street flooded, and we didn’t get any water in the house, thankfully. However, the same couldn’t be said for thousands of others, to whom we send our thoughts and prayers. With the forecast for even more rain as the storm trudges into the Gulf again, we truly are, pardon the expression, in uncharted waters.

On the lottery side of things, both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their most commonly played Patterns that night.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern went for the three-peat Saturday night. With winning numbers 7, 11, 33, 41, 43, and 49, this Pattern has played in 769 drawings.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Statistics-wise, this Pattern has now played in 52.1% of the 1476 Lotto Texas drawings.

The {3-2-1} Pattern wasn’t the only encore that evening; the 2 1 3 Specific Order made its 113th appearance. With that said, this Specific Order has played in 14.7% of the 769 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.66% of all 1476 drawings.

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

With winning numbers 7, 15, 32, 38, 66, and PB 15, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 76 times.

Winning Powerball numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 38.4% of the 198 Powerball drawings and was last seen in the August 19th, 2017 drawing.

Now with seventeen appearances, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in 22.4% of the 76 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared. This General Order has also played in 8.59% of all 198 drawings and was last seen in the July 22nd, 2017 drawing.

Making its seventh appearance, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 41.2% of the 17 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 9.21% of the 76 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has now played in 3.54% of the 198 drawings, and was last seen in the June 24th, 2017 drawing.

Accompanying the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern on Saturday were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Repeating Three-Number Combinations huddled together. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

As millions brace themselves for more rain, will these Patterns appear together in Wednesday’s drawing?

Life—and Mega Millions—Goes On

We ask our readers to keep the people of Texas in your thoughts. The area around Corpus Christi got a walloping last night from Hurricane Harvey. Although the Houston metro area is far away from the eye, we here at Lottery Binge lost our power for about forty-five minutes last night. Even though the storm has made landfall, it’s not over yet. Near-historic rainfall is predicted for much of coastal Texas, and if the recent past is anything to go by, Houston does not cope with flooding well.

Despite Mother Nature, Mega Millions took the old saying “The show must go on” to heart. While Harvey smashed into the Texas coast, there was no three-peat for the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Instead, we saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the August 25th drawing. With winning numbers 17, 38, 42, 51, 65, and MB 11, this Pattern has now played 167 times, and remains second-to-none.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Prior to Friday night, we last saw this Pattern earlier in the month. To be more specific, it was during the August 8th drawing. This Pattern has now played in 41.5% of the 402 Mega Millions drawings.

Making its 48th appearance, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 28.7% of the 167 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 11.9% of the 402 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen in the July 21st, 2017 drawing.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 18.75% of the 48 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.39% of the 167 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.24% of all 402 drawings. This Specific Order was seen alongside the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order in the July 21st drawing.

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 42, 57, 65 (Debuted November 8th, 2013)
  • 17, 51, 65 (Debuted September 18th, 2015)
One of these debuted alongside another Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Fun fact: There was another repeating Three-Number Combination that made its debut in the September 18th, 2015 drawing.

As the rain comes down and we look ahead to next week, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore, or will other Patterns play?

A Storm of {3-2-1}

As we here at Lottery Binge headquarters brace for a deluge and high winds, Lotto Texas and Powerball were brewing up a storm of their own the night of August 23rd. For starters, both lotteries saw the {3-2-1} Pattern. This was an encore appearance in Lotto Texas, and for one Powerball player, a night to remember.

Lotto Texas

With 768 appearances, the {3-2-1} Pattern is king in Lotto Texas. Wednesday night’s winning numbers were 6, 9, 34, 38, 39, and 46.

Source: lotterytrend.com

This Pattern has now played in 52.1% of 1475 drawings.

Making its 112th appearance, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.6% of the 768 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.59% of all 1465 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Specific Order was last seen in the April 15th, 2017 drawing.

Accompanying the {3-2-1} Pattern was repeating Four-Number Combination 6, 38, 39, 46.

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

This debuted in the July 28th, 2010 drawing.

Powerball

Powerball’s winning numbers were 6, 7, 16, 23, 26, and PB 4.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Unlike the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, this {3-2-1} is one of the least commonly played Powerball Patterns. As of Wednesday night, this {3-2-1} Pattern has played nine times. Statistically speaking, this Pattern has played in 4.57% of the 197 Powerball drawings. We last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern in the July 19th, 2017 drawing.

Now with seven appearances, the [2-3-1] General Order has played in approximately 77.8% of the nine drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.55% of all 197 drawings. This General Order was seen with the {3-2-1} Pattern in the July 19th drawing mentioned earlier.

Making its debut is the 2 3 0 0 0 1 Specific Order, now having played in roughly 14.3% of the seven drawings where the [2-3-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also now played in 11.1% of the nine drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played, and 0.51% of all 197 drawings.

In addition to a new Specific Order, Powerball saw a repeating Three-Number Combination! The Combination 16, 23, PB 4 made its debut in the December 28th, 2016 drawing.

Isolated in a red box. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either {3-2-1} Pattern make a repeat appearance Saturday night, or will they get swept away?

Repeating the Pattern

School has started up once again in our part of Lottery Trend Country. Be it heavy morning traffic or a storm brewing in the Gulf, there isn’t much that can deter Mega Millions. Feeling proud of itself after Friday night’s showing, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance in the August 22nd drawing. Along for the ride were three repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 24, 35, 46, 50, 51, and MB 7, bringing the total number of appearances of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern to 66.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 16.5% of the 401 Mega Millions drawings.

Making its 25th appearance, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 37.9% of the 66 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 6.23% of all 401 drawings, and was last seen in the August 11th drawing.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 32% of the 25 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in approximately 12.1% of the 66 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and in roughly 2% of all 401 drawings. The 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order accompanied the [1-1-3-1] General Order in the August 11th drawing.

The three repeating Three-Number Combinations were as follows:

  • 35, 51, MB 7 (Debuted September 18th, 2015)
  • 50, 51, MB 7 (Debuted January 13th, 2015)
  • 24, 51, MB 7 (Debuted March 18th, 2014)
A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern go for the three-peat, or will it get washed away?

Numberclipse

Two fevers have struck Lottery Trend Country. From coast-to-coast, people are getting ready to view a solar eclipse, and the Powerball jackpot continues to soar to crazy heights. Of course, Powerball is no stranger to such. Amidst the last-minute shopping, be it for school supplies or eclipse glasses, both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their most commonly seen Patterns the night of August 19th. As for repeating Four-Number Combinations, there was only one.

Lotto Texas

Saturday’s winning numbers were 17, 20, 27, 38, 43, and 53, bringing the number of appearances of the {3-2-1} Pattern to 767.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52% of the 1474 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the August 12th drawing exactly a week prior.

Making its 142nd appearance, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 767 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.63% of all 1474 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, we last saw this Specific Order in the July 22nd, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 17, 20, 43, and 53, which made its debut in the April 4th, 2009 drawing.

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

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance, with winning numbers 17, 19, 39, 43, 68, and PB 13.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 75 times, and in 38.3% of the 196 Powerball drawings.

Making its sixteenth appearance, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 21.3% of the 75 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.16% of all 196 drawings. We last saw this General Order in the July 5th, 2017 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 18.75% of the 16 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 4% of the 75 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 1.53% of all 196 drawings, and was last seen in the December 28th, 2016 drawing.

After the kids have gone back and the eclipse madness subsides, what will Wednesday night have in store? Will both the {3-2-1} and {2-1-1-1-1} Patterns make an encore?

The Big 400

Summer vacation’s just about over in our part of Lottery Trend Country. What better way to say “Sayonara” to summer than hitting a milestone? The night of August 18th was the 400th Mega Millions drawing. To be more specific, it was the 400th drawing with number balls 1 through 75, and Mega Balls (MBs) 1 through 15. Although we didn’t see a Pattern encore, there was a repeating Three-Number Combination.

Friday’s winning numbers were 1, 31, 34, 40, 75, and MB 6, bringing the number of appearances of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern to 65.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has now played in 16.25% of the 400 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen exactly one week prior in the August 11th drawing.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its 19th appearance. As of Friday night, this General Order has played in 29.2% of the 65 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 4.75% of all 400 drawings. This Specific Order previously played in the May 12th, 2017 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.1% of the 19 drawings where the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 6.15% of the 65 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern as appeared. This Specific Order has now played in one percent of all 400 drawings. Prior to Friday night, this Specific Order was last seen in the September 9th, 2016 drawing.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 1, 34, and MB 6.

A lone repeat in a sea of singles. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the March 1st, 2016 drawing.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance to kick off the school year?

Flipping the Script

There were no encores for either Lotto Texas or Powerball Wednesday night. For those of you who just love repeating Four-Number Combinations, August 16th was a special night indeed. Now, you’re probably wondering “What’s the big deal? You guys mention repeating Four-Number Combinations a lot!”

Would you believe that the repeating Four-Number Combination was in Powerball? That’s like seeing snow in Florida.

Yes, Virginia. It (can) snow in Florida. Source: https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/snow-memorial-day-weekend-new-england-new-york

Lotto Texas

Winning numbers 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, and 26 marked the 166th appearance of the {4-2} Pattern.

Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11.3% of the 1473 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the June 21st, 2017 drawing.

Making its 32nd appearance, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 19.3% of the 166 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.17% of all 1473 drawings. To see when this Specific Order previously played, we need to go back to the beginning of this year. More specifically, the January 7th, 2017 drawing.

Powerball

Wednesday night was Powerball’s time to shine. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, ever-so-plucky, made its 74th appearance, right after a (very) short break. This time around, the winning numbers were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64, and PB 4.

Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 37.9% of the 195 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on August 9th.

With 23 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 31.1% of the 74 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.8% of all drawings. This General Order was last seen exactly two weeks prior in the August 2nd drawing.

Making its sixth appearance, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 26.1% of the 23 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in approximately 8.11% of the 74 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.08% of all 195 drawings. Like the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, this Specific Order was also last seen in the August 2nd drawing.

The ever-so-unexpected repeating Four-Number Combination was 9, 43, 60, and 64.

The lone blue box. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of course, when there’s a repeating Four-Number Combination, there are four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 43, 60, 64
  • 9, 60, 64
  • 9, 43, 64
  • 9, 43, 60
And from one came four. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

All five of these Combinations made their debut in the February 1st, 2017 drawing.

Will Saturday night have more script-flipping action?

Repeats All Around

Tuesday night was a scorcher. Although the {3-1-1-1} Pattern didn’t make an encore appearance, Mega Millions did not disappoint. The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order all played together before. What’s more is that there were three repeating Three-Number Combinations. When was that special date? Let’s find out.

The winning numbers in the August 15th drawing were 7, 16, 20, 66, 73, and MB 7. This marked the 119th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 29.8% of the 399 drawings.

Making its 35th appearance, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 29.4% of the 119 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 8.77% of all 399 drawings.

You’re probably asking, “How come you haven’t mentioned dates!?” Don’t worry. We’re getting to it.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 35 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.04% of the 119 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in approximately 1.50% of all 399 drawings.

And now it’s time for the big reveal. The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order were all last seen together almost two weeks ago. To be more specific, it was the August 4th drawing.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the following repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 20, 73, MB 7 (Debuted August 1st, 2017)
  • 20, 66, MB 7 (Debuted May 13th, 2016)
  • 7, 20, MB 7 (Debuted September 5th, 2014)
A double and a single. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With summer starting to wind down, what will Mega Millions have in store Friday night? Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance?