Back to Life, Back to Lottery Trend

Hey there, Lottery Binge readers! Lottery Meister (a.k.a. “Freyja Harris”) here, back from vacation. First, I’d like to thank my guest blogger Romulun for holding down the fort while I was in Japan. He’ll continue to be a part of the Lottery Trend team as our lotterytrend-megamillions.com analyst. Before I talk about my Japan adventure, let’s recap what went down in the April 4th, 2017 Mega Millions drawing.

Mega Millions

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 147th appearance Tuesday night with winning numbers 13, 24, 34, 35, 55, and MB 9.

Winning Mega Millions numbers.

There have now been 361 Mega Millions drawings, and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 40.7% of them. Prior to Tuesday, we last saw this Pattern not too long ago in the March 24th drawing.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 34th appearance, its first since the February 24th, 2017 drawing. This General Order has now played in 23.1% of the 147 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has also played in 9.42% of all 361 drawings.

Next in our recap is the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order, which made its 11th appearance. This Specific Order has now played in 32.4% of the 34 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order appeared, 7.48% of the 147 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, and 3.05% of all Mega Millions drawings. To see when the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order previously played, we need to go back near the beginning of the year, January 10th, 2017 to be precise.

Our Mega Millions analysis concludes with the repeat appearance of the Three-Number Combination 13, 35, and MB 9.

Repeating Three-Number Combination highlighted in red box.

This Combination debuted in the August 28th, 2015 drawing.

And now, I’m going to take some time to talk about my trip.

On March 19th, I left on a 14-hour flight from Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston bound for Narita in Tokyo.

Just before leaving Houston.

There were two purposes to my trip: to partake in the sights and to see my cousin, who is currently stationed at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. Our first week was in Tokyo, and our second week was in Okinawa.

Tokyo

I met up with my cousin at Narita and we made our way to the Granbell Hotel Shinjuku via rail, subway, and taxi. Our rooms were small, but the most important thing was that they were clean! The shower had hot water every day and the beds were comfortable.

Tiny room, comfortable bed!

In addition to walking, the subway/rail system was our main method of transportation. Tokyo was the first time either of us had ever used a subway but we got the hang of it. Whenever we got lost or turned around, there were always people available to help us.

One aspect I truly liked about Tokyo was how the parks and the shrines provided sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city. I found Ikebukuro and Ueno to be more laid back than Shinjuku and Akihabara! Ueno Park is where we found a lone cherry tree in full bloom. The other trees in the park either hadn’t sprouted yet, or were in the middle of such. I can only imagine what the park looks like now!

Getting an early start to cherry blossom season.

For our readers who have never been to Tokyo, here are some tips:

  • Buy either (a) a PASMO card or (b) a ticket that grants you access on the Toei and Tokyo Metro subways/trains. Which option you choose is based on the number of days you’re spending in Tokyo. Since we only stayed for five days, we spent ¥1000 each day, or roughly $9.
    1. The subways stop running at midnight.
    2. If you must catch the subway during rush hour, try to aim for a car that has fewer people.
  • If you plan to visit other parts of Japan, buy a JR Rail Pass. We didn’t need one since we stayed in Tokyo the first week. Also, the JR Pass is useless in Okinawa.
  • There will be a lot of walking and standing. Strengthen those legs and don’t forget to stretch before leaving your hotel room!
  • If you visit in winter/early spring, wear layers. The high rises create wind tunnels, and it will feel at least 5 degrees (Fahrenheit) colder.
  • The Sony Building in Ginza is in the process of being replaced by a park, which shall be named Sony Park.
  • Some vending machines will have soda or water in them, while others will have beer, coffee, tea, or even cigarettes. Vending machines are also on just about every corner.
Who said you had to visit New York City?

Okinawa

For the second week, we flew from Narita to Naha and bunked at Kadena Air Base.

As a guest, I needed a pass to show that I belonged on site, and my cousin served as my escort whenever we were on base. Off-base, we partook in the wonders of steak ramen (Stripe) and Coco Curry House.

Shuri Castle provided an interesting lesson on the history of the Ryukyu Kingdom (Okinawa is part of the Ryukyu Islands). One of the most breathtaking sites from the castle was looking out and seeing a bit of the East China Sea. We got a close-up when we went to the Sunabe sea wall.

Low tide and seaweed

Houston is notorious for its hot and muggy summers, and I got word from my cousin that the summers in Kadena are worse. The mountains block any breeze from the sea from reaching inland. I can only imagine how popular the Sunabe sea wall and the beaches are in the summer months!

Kokusai Dori is a strip full of stores and off-beat shops. One such shop allows you to pet owls and, if you pay a little extra, get to hold one!

The first of many owls. This one is stuffed!

The Southeast Botanical Gardens had a variety of plants and animals, and provided a sense of serenity.

When my cousin wasn’t showing me around Okinawa, we’d binge-watch Game of Thrones. Prior to my trip, I had read the first three books, but never watched the show. Let’s just say I’m hooked on the show, and I need to watch seasons 5 and 6 before the next season starts!

Okinawa in general is more laid back than Tokyo, and seeing people drive just about everywhere reminded me of home. Speaking of home, March 30th was when I had bid sayonara to Japan. There were a couple of things I was going to miss:

One of the best sodas ever.
  • Melon Fanta (pictured)– I had my first taste of it from a 500 mL bottle I bought at a 7-11 in Tokyo. The result? I started ordering it with just about every meal. It goes great with steak ramen! This drink isn’t available Stateside.
  • Kit Kats – Yes, Kit Kats are available in the States, but Japanese Kit Kats have a special je n’ais se quoi about them. They come in a variety of flavors, some of which are specific to a region. The beni-imo, or purple sweet potato flavor, is exclusive to Okinawa. Other flavors I had were matcha green tea and wasabi flavor.

Fun fact: “Kit Kat” sounds a lot like きっと 勝つ (kitto katsu), which translated means “You’ll surely win”.  It’s not uncommon for students to eat them before a test. I wouldn’t be at all shocked if some of our Japanese readers munch on a Kit Kat or two before picking numbers!

On the flight back to Houston.

To our readers in Japan, and to all of the nice people who helped us navigate the subways and the restaurants, I have this to say: ありがとう ございます。

Once Again–No Combination Repeats, But Two Reigning Patterns Return!

Well, Lottery Trend Fans, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, about to give his last post for a while. To begin, the reigning patterns in both Lotto Texas and Powerball made their return. And now the details.

 

Lotto Texas

Last night on April 1, 2017, the winning numbers for Lotto Texas were 3, 21, 28, 33, 38, and 52.

Lotto Texas’s reigning {3-2-1} Pattern appeared for 745th time and, currently, has played in 51.95% of all 1434 drawings. The Pattern last played on March 22, 2017.

The 1 3 2 Specific Order made its 110th appearance. Currently, it has played in 14.77% of 745 drawings associated with the {3-2-1} Pattern and 7.67% of all 1434 drawings. The 1 3 2 Specific Order last played on the first day of March.

There were no repeats in Four-Number Combinations.

 

Powerball

Last night on April 1, 2017, the winning numbers for Powerball were 9, 32, 36, 44, 65, and PB 01.

Powerball’s reigning {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 55th appearance and, currently, has appeared 35.26% of all 156 drawings. The pattern last played on March 29, 2017.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 14th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 25.45% of 55 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and 8.97% of all 156 drawings. The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order last played on March 8, 2017.

The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order made its 3rd appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 28.57% of 14 drawings associated with the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, 7.27% of 55 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and 1.92% of all 156 drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order last played on January 18, 2017.

There were no repeats in Three-Number Combinations.

 

Yeah, that’s right! No number combination repeats (i.e., at the three-four-level for Powerball and Texas Lottery respectively) in either Lotto Texas or Powerball!

 

And now, before I leave you all, I would like to thank Freyja Harris for this opportunity to blog to you all for the past two weeks while she was on vacation in Japan. Freyja will be back on Wednesday to fill in on the details while I continue my duties as analyst for lotterytrend-megamillions.com. Until the time comes again when I have to fill in for Freyja, this is Romulun Harris signing off.

A Really Big Surprise–And it’s not an April Fools’ Joke!

Happy April everyone! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, once again giving you the latest lottery updates!  And have I got a very good surprise for all you! But first, the details.

Last night on March 31, 2017, as the month came to a close, the Megamillions jackpot was won, courtesy of the winning numbers 17, 24, 27, 32, 58 and MB 10.

Once again, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played, in its 58th appearance. Currently, it has played in 16.11% of all 360 drawings. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern last played on March 28, 2017.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 20th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 34.48% of 58 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and 5.56% of all 360 drawings. The [3-1-1-1] General Order last played on March 14, 2017.

The 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order made its 3rd appearance. Currently, it has appeared in exactly 15% of 20 drawings associated with the [3-1-1-1] General Order, 5.17% of 58 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, and 1.39% of all 360 drawings. Like the [3-1-1-1] General Order, the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order last played on March 14, 2017.

 

There were three repeats in Three-Number Combinations. The Combinations comprised the numbers:

  • 17, 24, and 27—which debuted on May 17, 2016.
  • 17, 24, and MB 10—which debuted on June 24, 2014.
  • 27, 58, and MB 10—which debuted on St. Patrick’s Day.

 

And now, the surprise you’ve been waiting for!

3/31/17: 17, 24, 27, 32, 58, MB 10      3/14/17: 16, 23, 28, 33, 59, MB 13.

Look at how close the digits are! This is why at Lottery Trend, we do what we do!

 

Well, looks like we had an early Easter surprise! A March 14, 2017 drawing and last night’s drawing with digits that are very close to each other! But that is the purpose of Specific Orders—a concept created by Mary Semiene Harris, the Architect of Lottery Trend: to help readers/users winnow down their choice of numbers. Generally, drawings that play according to the same Specific Order will be closer in numbers than drawings with different Specific Orders. Until next time, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, signing off.

Ring In April!

Hello again, Lottery Trend fans! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates. As March comes to a close, Powerball’s reigning pattern makes a comeback. And now for the details.

 

Lotto Texas

Last night on March 29, 2017, the winning numbers for Lotto Texas were 7, 9, 11, 18, 23, and 43.

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 157th appearance and, currently, has appeared in 10.96% of all 1433 drawings. The Pattern last played on March 8, 2017.

The 4 1 1 Specific Order made its 50th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 31.85% of 157 drawings associated with the {4-1-1} Pattern and 3.49% of all 1433 drawings. The 4 1 1 Specific Order last played on October 15, 2016.

There were no repeats in Four Number Combinations.

 

Powerball

Last night on March 29, 2017, the winning numbers for Powerball were 8, 15, 31, 36, 62 and PB 11.

Powerball’s reigning {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 54th appearance and, currently, has appeared in 34.84% of all 155 drawings. The Pattern last played on March 18, 2017.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 11th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 20.37% of 54 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and approximately 7.1% of all 155 drawings. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order last played on March 18, 2017.

The 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order made its 4th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 36.36% of 11 drawings associated with the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, 7.41% of 54 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and 2.58% of all 155 drawings. The 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order last played on April 27, 2016.

There were no repeats in Three Number Combinations.

 

Well, that was kind of short, especially with no repeats in combinations from either Lotto Texas or Powerball. But as always, there will be surprises popping up. Until next time, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, signing off.

 

 

Three-Num Combo Surprise!

Hello again, Lottery Trend Fans! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, once again giving you the latest lottery updates!  This time in Megamillions, something special happened in the Three-Number Combinations section. And now for the details.

Last night on March 28, 2017, the winning numbers in Megamillions were 30, 33, 35, 37, 46, and MB 10.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 57th appearance and, currently, has appeared in 15.88% of all 359 drawings. The pattern last played on March 14, 2017, two weeks prior to last night.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its 16th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 28.07% of 57 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and 4.46% of all 359 drawings. The [1-3-1-1] General Order last played on September 9, 2016.

The 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order made its 5th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 31.25% of 16 drawings associated with the [1-3-1-1] General Order, 8.77% of 57 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, and 1.39% of all 359 drawings. The 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order last played on July 1, 2016.

 

This time, there were two Three-Number Combinations that repeated, one combination even making its third appearance.

The first Three-Number Combination comprised the numbers 33, 46, and MB 10. It made its debut on July 31, 2015.

The second Three-Number Combination comprised the numbers 30, 35, and MB 10. It made its debut on March 21, 2014 and appeared for the second time on July 11, 2014.

 

Surprising, wasn’t it? A Three-Number Combination that appears twice in the same year and then doesn’t play again until three years later. Well, stay tuned for more surprises. Until then, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, signing off.

Jackpot Won by Rare Pattern!

Hello, Lottery Trend fans! Once again, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving the latest lottery updates! Last night, the jackpot in Lotto Texas had been won. However, a rarely played pattern had made its appearance. And now, the details.

 

Lotto Texas

Last night, on March 25, 2017, the winning jackpot numbers for Lotto Texas were 21, 25, 27, 30, 36, and 48.

Believe it or not, the rarely played {5-1} Pattern won the day for Lotto Texas when it made its 51st appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 3.56% of all 1432 drawings. The {5-1} Pattern made its last appearance on February 25, 2017, exactly one month ago.

The 0 5 1 Specific Order made its 10th appearance. So far, it has occurred in 19.61% of 51 drawings related to the {5-1} Pattern and approximately 0.7% of all 1432 drawings. The 0 5 1 Specific Order last played on September 28, 2016.

The repeated Four-Number Combination comprised the numbers 25, 27, 36, and 48. The Combination made its debut on January 25, 2014.

 

Powerball

Last night, on March 25, 2017, the winning numbers for Powerball were 18, 31, 32, 45, 48 and PB 16.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 49th appearance and, currently, has appeared in 31.82% of all 154 drawings.  The pattern last played on March 22, 2017.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 17th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 34.69% of 49 drawings related to the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and approximately 11% of all 154 drawings. The [1-2-2-1] General Order last appeared on March 15, 2017.

The 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order made its 5th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 29.41% of 17 drawings related to the [1-2-2-1] General Order, 10.2% of 49 drawings related to the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, and 3.25% of all 154 drawings. Like the [1-2-2-1] General Order, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order last appeared on March 15, 2017.

There were no repeats in Three-Number Combinations.

 

Wasn’t that a big surprise? The Texas Lotto Jackpot was won thanks to the rarely played {5-1} Pattern. Stay tuned for more surprises! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, signing off.

3-time appearance for {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern!

Hello again, Lottery Trend fans! This is your guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates! Megamillions’ reigning {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared 3 times in a row this week and still sits on the throne! And now the details.

Last night on March 24, 2017, the winning numbers were 5, 28, 37, 61, 69, and MB 1.

The reigning {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 146th appearance and, currently, appeared in 40.78% of all 358 drawings. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern last played on March 21, 2017.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played for the 35th time. Currently, it has played in 23.97% of 146 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and 9.78% of all 358 drawings. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order last played on March 21, 2017.

The 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order occurred for the 6th time. Currently, it has played in 17.14% of 35 drawings associated with the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, 4.11% of 146 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and 1.68% of all 358 drawings. The 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order last played on September 20, 2016.

 

There were no repeats in Three-Number Combinations.

 

Well, that was some surprise wasn’t it? Megamillion’s reigning Pattern and General Order both appearing on the previous draw. Stay tuned for even more surprises! Until then, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, signing off.

3-2-1 Rules as Well!

Hello again, Lottery Trend fans! This is your guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you your latest lottery info! As of late, Lotto’s own {3-2-1} Pattern is still holding its ground! And now the details.

 

Lotto Texas

Last night on March 22, 2017, the winning numbers in Lotto Texas were 3, 5, 15, 27, 36, and 52.

The {3-2-1} Pattern still sits on the throne in its 744th appearance and, currently, has played in approximately 52% of all 1431 drawings. The pattern last played on March 18, 2017.

The 3 2 1 Specific Order made its 130th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 17.47% of 744 drawings associated with the {3-2-1} Pattern and 9.08% of all 1431 drawings. The 3 2 1 Specific Order last played on November 12, 2016.

 

The repeating Four-Number Combination comprised the numbers 3, 27, 36, and 52.  It made its debut on June 9, 2010.

 

Powerball

Last night on March 22, 2017, the winning numbers in Powerball were 2, 9, 27, 29, 42, and PB 9.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 48th appearance and, currently, has appeared in 31.37% of all 153 drawings. The pattern last played on March 15, 2017.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 14th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 29.17% of 48 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and 9.15% of all 153 drawings. The [2-1-2-1] General Order last played on New Year’s Eve of 2016.

The 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order made its 4th appearance. Currently, it has appeared in 28.57% of 14 drawings associated with the [2-1-2-1] General Order, 8.33% of 48 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, and 2.61% of all 153 drawings. The 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order last played on July 23, 2016.

There were no repeats in Three-Number Combinations.

 

Well, another Lotto Texas and Powerball drawing has come and gone. But more excitement awaits! Until next time, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, signing off.

2-1-1-1-1 Still Rules!

Hello, Lotterytrend fans! This is your guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery reports. As of late, Megamillion’s reigning {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is still hot! And now the details.

 

Last night on March 21, 2017, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 4, 45, 53, 73, 75, and MB 7.

Still on the throne is the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern that made its 145th appearance. It has now occurred in 40.62% of all 357 drawings. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its last appearance on St. Patrick’s Day.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 34th appearance. So far, it has appeared in approximately 23.45% of 145 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and 9.52% of all 357 drawings. Just like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order last played on St. Patrick’s Day.

The 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order made its 13th appearance. So far, it has appeared in approximately 38.24% of 34 drawings associated with the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, 8.97% of 145 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and 3.64% of all 357 drawings. The 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order last played on January 24, 2017.

 

The repeating Three-Number Combination comprised the numbers 45, 53, and 73. This combination made its debut on September 16, 2014.

 

Well, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern still rules the Megamillions kingdom and, for sure, more surprises are just around the corner. Until next time, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, signing off.

After the Festivities

Hello, everyone! Once again, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving the latest lottery reports.  St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, but the excitement of LotteryTrend continues to heat up as Texas Lotto’s reigning {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared three times in a row.

And now, the details.

 

Texas Lotto

Last night on March 18, 2017, the winning numbers for Texas Lotto were 12, 15, 16, 23, 38, and 43.

The mighty {3-2-1} Pattern made its 743rd appearance and, as of now, has occurred in 51.96% of all 1430 drawings. The {3-2-1} Pattern last appeared on March 15, 2017—just three days ago!

The 3 1 2 Specific Order made its 135th appearance. It so far has played in 18.17% of 743 drawings associated with the {3-2-1} Pattern and 9.44% of all 1430 drawings. The 3 1 2 Specific Order last appeared on February 18, 2017—exactly a month prior to last night’s drawing.

Two Four-Number Combinations repeated and they comprised:

  • 12, 15, 16, and 43—which made its debut on January 20, 2007
  • 12, 15, 16, and 38—which made its debut on December 8, 2012

 

Powerball

Last night on March 18, 2017, the winning numbers for Powerball were 13, 25, 44, 54, 67, and PB 5.

Powerball’s reigning {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared for the 53rd time and, so far, has appeared in 34.87% of all 152 drawings. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern last played on March 8, 2017.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 10th appearance. So far, it has appeared in 18.87% of 53 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and 6.58% of all 152 drawings. The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order last played on November 5, 2016.

The 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order made its 4th appearance. So far, it has appeared in exactly 40% of 10 drawings associated with the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, 7.55% of 53 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and 2.63% of all 152 drawings.  The 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order last appeared on September 17, 2016.

Two three-number combinations repeated and they comprised:

  • 25, 54, and 67–which made its debut on May 18, 2016.
  • 13, 54, and PB 5–which made its debut on November 2, 2016. 

 

Well, as we now start to head towards Easter, who knows what surprises lie in store. Until next time, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, signing off.