Repeats! Repeats Everywhere

True to form, the October 15th Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings were full of energy. What better way to mark the halfway point of the month than the encore of Patterns that played on Wednesday? To add even more whipped cream to this sundae, there were Combinations that played for the first time in years, and a Combination that first played not too long ago.

Lotto Texas

The {4-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance, thanks to winning numbers 2, 7, 12, 15, 24, and 47.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

With 155 appearances, and 1386 Lotto Texas drawings thus far, the {4-1-1} Pattern has played 11.2% of the time.

The 4 1 1 Specific Order made its 49th appearance, and unlike the {4-1-1} Pattern did not appear in the October 12th drawing. Instead, we have to go back in the early throes of summer to find when this Specific Order previously played: June 1st, 2016. With that said, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has now played in 31.6% of the 155 drawings that have {4-1-1} as the winning Pattern. Taking all 1386 drawings into account, we’re looking at 3.54%.

Saturday’s drawing gave us two Four-Number Combinations that haven’t played in quite some time. One of them played almost ten years ago. These Combinations were:

  • 2, 7, 15, and 24, which first played on October 28th, 2006, and
  • 2, 12, 15, and 24, which first played on August 30th, 2008
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com.  The repeating Combinations are in red boxes.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combinations are in red boxes.

Powerball

Just like Lotto Texas, the Powerball Pattern also made an encore appearance. What’s more is that this particular encore is a three-peat. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern’s three-peat was provided by winning numbers 23, 49, 57, 64, 67, and PB 20.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Making its 17th appearance, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 15.7% of the 108 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, although not making an encore, did make a previous appearance not too long ago in the October 8th drawing. Having said that, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 41.2% of the 7 drawings that {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When we look at all 108 drawings, this becomes 6.48%.

The 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order played for the second time ever and we have to go back a couple of months to August 10th to see when it first played. Out of the 7 drawings with [1-1-3-1] as the General Order, the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order has played 28.6% of the time. When we look at the 17 drawings that have {3-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, this becomes 11.8%, and 1.85% when looking at all 108 drawings.

The Three-Number Combination of 23, 64, and 67 made its second appearance, and like the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order, it too played for the first time in the August 10th drawing.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-powerball.com. The repeating Combination is in a red box.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-powerball.com. The repeating Combination is in a red box.

As the days grow shorter and the World Series kicks it into high gear, will the {4-1-1} go for a three-peat in Lotto Texas? Will Powerball see a four-peat in {3-1-1-1}?

 

Mega Millions’ Friday Night Groove

Mega Millions had an eventful week. Not only did it get its groove back in Tuesday’s drawing, the October 14th drawing gave us an appearance from the most commonly played Pattern, as well as the debut of a new Specific Order.

Friday’s winning numbers were 7, 27, 60, 64, 74, and MB 5.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Unlike its brother Powerball, Mega Millions’ {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern leaves all other Patterns in the dust. With 124 appearances, it retains its title as Most Commonly Played Pattern. Now that there have been 312 drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 39.7% of the time. We actually saw this Pattern last week in the October 7th drawing.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 29th appearance, its first since the September 20th, 2016 drawing. Out of the 124 drawings that have the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern as the winning Pattern, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played 19.4% of the time. As we look at all 312 drawings, this becomes 9.29%.

As we mentioned earlier, a Specific Order made its world debut! That Specific Order was 1 1 0 1 2 1. Given that there have been 29 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the winning General Order, this Specific Order has played 3.45% of the time. The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 0.81% of the 124 drawings that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and has played 0.32% of the time when we look at all 312 drawings.

Finally, we come to Three-Number Combination 7, 60, and 64.

The repeating Three-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
The repeating Three-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Three-Number Combination first played in the early part of last year; February 27, 2015 to be precise.

As October marches on and we push past the halfway mark, will Mega Millions continue to keep its groove next week?

Takin’ a Chill Pill

Compared to the past few lottery drawings, the October 12th drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball were peaceful. There were no throwbacks to the dial-up days and the Pattern Tango was absent for another night. Even in a state of serenity, we saw a replay (of sorts) in Lotto Texas and a repeat in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 14, 33, 38, 39, 47, and 52.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 154th appearance, its first since the September 24th drawing a few weeks ago. Out of the 1385 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the {4-1-1} Pattern has now played 11.1% of the time.

This hint of September carried over to the 1 1 4 Specific Order, which also made its last appearance in the September 24th drawing. Now having appeared 52 times, it has played in 33.8% of the 154 drawings that have {4-1-1} as the winning Pattern. Taking all 1385 drawings into account, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played 3.75% of the time.

Powerball

Like Lotto Texas, Powerball’s winning Pattern isn’t one that commonly seen. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 16th appearance with winning numbers 16, 30, 34, 37, 44, and PB 16.

Winning Powerball numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have now been 107 drawings, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 14.95% of the time. The {3-1-1-1} in fact played in this past Saturday’s drawing, making this a repeat. Not too shabby!

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its 7th appearance, its first since the July 30th, 2016 drawing. Out of the 16 drawings that have {3-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, the [1-3-1-1] General Order has played 43.75% of the time, and 6.54% when looking at all 107 drawings.

Powerball also surprised us with the debut of the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order. With that said, it has appeared in 14.285% of the 7 drawings that have [1-3-1-1] as the General Order. When looking at the 16 drawings where {3-1-1-1} is the winning Pattern, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played 6.25%. This shrinks to 0.93% when looking at all 107 drawings.

Even when taking it easy, Lotto Texas and Powerball are full of surprises! Will Saturday’s drawing be as peaceful as this one, or will it be a blowout?

Back in the Swing of Things

It took a while, but it finally came. Let it be known that on October 11th, 2016, Mega Millions put down the pumpkin spice latte and the slow roast and had a blowout night. The spectacle included, but was not limited to a rarely seen Pattern, and the debut of a new Specific Order.

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its first appearance since the July 22nd, 2016 drawing. The winning numbers were 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, and MB 3.

Winning Mega Millions numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Mega Millions numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

After 12 appearances and 311 drawings to date, the {4-1-1} Pattern has played 3.86% of the time. To add on, the {4-1-1} is the second-least Pattern played.

The [4-1-1] General Order made its sixth appearance last night, and has appeared in 50% of the 12 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This shrinks considerably to 1.93% when we look at all 311 drawings. Now here’s the kicker: this General Order previously played 1.5 years ago!

That’s not a typo, ladies and gents. Prior to Tuesday’s drawing, the [4-1-1] Pattern was last seen in the April 21st, 2015 drawing.

The 0 0 4 1 0 1 Specific Order made its world premiere. Given the six drawings that have [4-1-1] as the General Order of the night, the 0 0 4 1 0 1 Specific Order has played 16.67% of the time. When looking at the 12 drawings that have {4-1-1} as the winning Pattern, this Specific Order has played 8.33% of the time, and 0.32% when looking at all 311 drawings.

To further prove that it’s no slouch, Mega Millions gave us a repeating Three-Number Combination. The lucky numbers were 42, 45, and MB 3.

Snippet of the Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-megamillions.com. The repeating Combo is highlighted in the red box.
Snippet of the Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-megamillions.com. The repeating Combo is highlighted in the red box.

The first time this Combination played was back on March 13th, 2015.

When Mega Millions returns from a break, it returns in style. Will this vigor return in Friday’s drawing, or will the enticing taste of pumpkin spice latte lure it into a state of mellowness?

September in Passing

Lotto Texas and Powerball paid their respects to September as we enter the second (full) week of October. Both lotteries saw Patterns, not to mention their respective Specific Order and General Order, play last month. The October 8th drawings also gave us a surprise or two, not to mention a reprieve.

Lotto Texas

Saturday’s drawing saw the {4-2} Pattern, making its first appearance since the September 17th drawing. The winning numbers were 7, 15, 44, 52, 53, and 54.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.ncom.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.

With 153 appearances, and 1384 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the {4-2} Pattern has now played 11.1% of the time.

The 2 0 4 Specific Order made its 19th appearance, the first since the September 14th drawing. Out of the 153 drawings that have {4-2} as the winning Pattern, the 2 0 4 Specific Order has played 12.4% of the time. When we look at all 1384 drawings, this becomes 1.37%.

We also saw not one, but two Four-Number Combinations make an encore appearance:

  • 15, 52, 53, and 54, which first played May 30th, 2012, and
  • 7, 44, 53, and 54 which first played November 21st, 2015.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The red boxes have the repeating combinations.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The red boxes have the repeating combinations.

Powerball

The Pattern Tango between {2-1-1-1-1} and {2-2-1-1} did not take place last night. Instead, we got to see another Pattern get a chance to play. That lucky Pattern was {3-1-1-1}. The winning numbers were thanks to 3, 54, 61, 64, 68, and PB 9.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Saturday’s drawing marked the 15th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, its first since September 21st. Out of the 106 Powerball drawings, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 14.2% of the time.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 6th appearance, and it too previously played in the September 21st drawing. Percentage wise, it comes in at 40% of the 15 drawings where {3-1-1-1} is the winning Pattern, and 5.66% of all drawings.

The 1 0 0 3 1 1 Specific Order made its world debut. With that said, the 1 0 0 3 1 1 Specific Order has occurred in 16.67% of the 6 drawings that have [1-1-3-1] as the General Order of the evening. When looking at the 15 drawings that have {3-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, this becomes 6.667%, and 0.94% when looking at all 106 drawings.

We saw the Three-Number Combination 3, 61, and 64 make an encore appearance last night. The first time we saw it was earlier this year in the January 16th drawing.

The red box shows the repeating Three-Number Combination. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
The red box shows the repeating Three-Number Combination. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

As we look ahead to next week, will we continue to see Patterns that don’t get much airtime, or will the Pattern Tango resume? Will we see debuts of new Specific Orders?

Needs More Baste!

Mega Millions continues to take things nice and slow. The fireworks and exploding pumpkins, for the time being, have been passed to Powerball, Lotto Texas, and (US) football, professional and college alike. Bring a plate and some pumpkin spice latte: here is the rundown for the October 7th, 2016 Mega Millions.

Friday’s drawing gave us winning numbers 24, 37, 42, 50, 65, and MB 14.

Winning Mega Millions numbers taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Mega Millions numbers taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Now with 123 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern continues to be the Most Commonly Played Pattern by a fairly large margin. Given that there have been 310 drawings to date, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 39.7% of the time. This Pattern actually played near the beginning of last week in the September 27th drawing.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 37th appearance, and it too was last seen in the September 27th drawing. Out of the 123 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, this General Order has played 30.1% of the time. When we look at all 310 drawings thus far, this becomes 11.9%.

Last, but certainly not least, we come to the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order, which has now played four times. In the 37 drawings that [1-2-1-1-1] was the General Order, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 10.8% of the time. Looking at the 123 drawings that have {2-1-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, this becomes 3.25% and 1.29% when taking the 310 drawings into account.

As we look ahead to next week, will Mega Millions continue to enjoy its slow roast and pumpkin spice latte, or will we see an upset?

An Encore and a Never-Ending Tango

Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to ride off the high from Saturday, ramming through October full speed ahead. Along the way, they became intertwined.

“Wha!?” you wonder. Here’s the situation: The Most Commonly Played Pattern played for both lotteries on October 5th. Well, for Lotto Texas, anyway. Powerball is in the midst of yet another power struggle. A Pattern Tango, if you will.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern continues to be the most commonly seen Lotto Texas Pattern. This extra edge was thanks to winning numbers 4, 9, 11, 27, 40, and 42.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers from lotterytrend.com.

With 721 appearances to date, it’s ahead of its nearest competitor by leaps and bounds. Out of the 1383 drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52.13% of the time. To make things even sweeter, this Pattern previously played just this Saturday!

The 3 1 2 Specific Order made its 129th appearance, its first since the August 13th, 2016 drawing. When looking at just the 721 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played 17.9% of the time. After taking all 1383 drawings into account, we get 9.33%.

We finish out our Lotto Texas coverage by giving a mention to Four-Number Combination 4, 27, 40, and 42, which first played August 16th, 2014.

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combo is in the red box.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combo is in the red box.

Although not retro, two years is nothing to sneeze at.

Powerball

And now we come to Powerball. After an appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Wednesday night, it’s tied with the {2-2-1-1} yet again. The 38th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} was brought to us by 8, 18, 27, 29, 60, and PB 15.

Winning Powerball numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com.

We’ve had 105 Powerball drawings thus far, and since we’re looking at a tie here, both the {2-1-1-1-1} and the {2-2-1-1} are sitting pretty at 36.2% each. Keeping the focus on the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern here, the {2-1-1-1-1} previously played a few weeks ago in the September 17th drawing.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General order made its eighth appearance, its first since the May 7th, 2016 drawing. Out of the 38 drawings with {2-1-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, this General Order has played 21.1% of the time. When looking at all 105 Powerball drawings, this becomes 7.62%.

Finally, we come to the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order, having now made its third appearance. When we look at the 8 drawings with [1-2-1-1-1] being the General Order, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played 37.5% of the time. As we move on to the 38 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, this Specific Order has played 7.89%, and 2.86% when taking all 105 drawings into account. Prior to Wednesday’s drawing, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the April 9th, 2016 drawing.

October is still young. Will Lotto Texas continue to keep its composure as retro (and not so retro) throwbacks appear? Has the Pattern Tango between {2-1-1-1-1} and {2-2-1-1} become a new feature in Powerball?

Slow Roast: Mega Millions Style

 

With the start of a new month, that gives Mega Millions a chance to start with a bang! What better way to start October than with an Australia Play, or the debut of a new Specific Order, right? Well, we saw none of those things. In fact, this month started the way last month ended: by taking things nice and slow.

 

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 50th appearance in Tuesday’s drawing, thanks to winning numbers 18, 29, 30, 54, 66, and MB 1.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 309 Mega Millions drawings thus far, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 16.2% of the time. This Pattern is actually how Mega Millions welcomed autumn; it previously played a few weeks ago in the September 23rd drawing.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 17th appearance, and it too was last seen in the September 23rd drawing. Out of the 50 drawings that feature {3-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played 34% of the time. When we take all 309 drawings into account, this become 5.50% of the time.

Finally, we come to the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order, which played for the third time. Of the 17 drawings where [3-1-1-1] was the General Order of the evening, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 17.6% of the time. This shrinks to 6% when looking at the 50 drawings that have {3-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, and 0.97% when taking all 309 drawings into account.

October is still young, and there’s plenty of time for Mega Millions to get that pep in its step. Will it usher in the weekend with a rarely seen Pattern? Will we see an encore appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern?

A Throwback and a Title Snatching

We’re now officially in the month of October. The (US) football season is in full swing and the holiday season is right around the corner. Lotto Texas and Powerball show no signs of easing up. In fact, they live for the weekend! Saturday nights, and the October 1st round was no exception, are the most likely to give us throwbacks to the pre-smartphone days and Pattern power struggles.

Lotto Texas

The 720th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern was provided by winning numbers 10, 16, 17, 20, 22, and 53.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers from lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers from lotterytrend.com.

Out of the 1382 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has now played 52.1% of the time. We previously saw this Pattern a few weeks ago in the September 21st drawing.

The 3 2 1 Specific Order made its 128th appearance, its first since the July 13th, 2016 drawing. Of the 720 drawings in which the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played 17.8% of the time. When looking at all 1382 Lotto Texas drawings, this becomes 9.26%.

The throwback of the evening was brought to us by the encore appearance of a Four-Number Combination. The numbers were 10, 16, 20, and 22.

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combination is highlighted in the red box.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. The repeating Combination is highlighted in the red box.

Yes, this particular Four-Number Combination pre-dates the smartphone days by quite a bit. The first time this Combination played was nearly sixteen years ago! October 14th, 2000 to be precise.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern wasn’t satisfied with a tie. Once again, it took the title of Most Commonly Played Pattern away from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. This time around, the numbers that propelled {2-2-1-1} above and beyond were 2, 12, 50, 61, 64, PB 1.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Now having played 38 times out of 104, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 36.5% of the time. This is in contrast to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, which has appeared in 37 drawings and played 35.6% of the time. To add insult to injury, this is a three-peat appearance for the {2-2-1-1}; this Pattern previously played in Wednesday’s drawing as well as the September 24th drawing.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 11th appearance, its first since the August 24th, 2016 drawing. Out of the 38 drawings with {2-2-1-1} as the winning Pattern, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 28.9% of the time. Looking at all 104 Powerball drawings, this becomes 10.6%.

The 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order made its third appearance. Given that there have been 11 instances of the [2-1-2-1] General Order playing, the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 27.3% of those drawings. When looking at the 38 drawings that have the {2-2-1-1} as the winning Pattern, 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played 7.89% of the time. Finally, this becomes 2.78% when looking at all 104 drawings. We have to go back to the January 6th, 2016 drawing to see when this Specific Order previously played.

For the second time in this blog’s history, we saw a Two-Number Combination play for the fourth time. This came in the form of 61 and 64.

Snippet of Two-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-powerball.com. The repeating Combo is highlighted in the red box.
Snippet of Two-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-powerball.com. The repeating Combo is highlighted in the red box.

In addition to Saturday’s drawing, here were the previous occurrences. Keep in mind that all of them occurred this year:

  • January 16th, 2016
  • July 9th, 2016
  • August 10th, 2016

Looking ahead to the first full week of the month, will Lotto Texas give us another retro throwback? Will {2-2-1-1} hold on to its lead in Powerball and not let go?

 

August Throwbacks and a Visit from Last Year

To think that we’re already three-quarters of the way through 2016! Mega Millions continued to hold onto its pumpkin spice latte…while setting off a firecracker or two.

September ended with the 18th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern, which doesn’t play very often in this particular lottery. Friday’s winning numbers were 21, 30, 47, 50, 57, and MB 9.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Now with 308 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has now played 5.84% of the time. We last saw this Pattern a little over a month ago in the August 26th drawing.

The [3-2-1] General Order made its 10th appearance, and it too previously played in the August 26th drawing. This General Order has appeared in 55.6% of the 18 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 3.25% of all 308 Mega Millions drawings.

The 0 2 0 3 0 1 Specific Order bucks the trend, as it did not make an appearance in the August 26th drawing. We need to go farther back, far as in January 29th, 2016. Now with its third appearance, the 0 2 0 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 30% of the 10 drawings where [3-2-1] was the winning General Order of the evening. This becomes approximately 16.7% when we look at the 18 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern, and 0.97% when taking all 308 drawings into account.

Finally, we come to the encore appearance of the Three Number Combination 21, 30, and MB 9.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-megamillions.com. The repeating Combination is in the red box.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-megamillions.com. The repeating Combination is in the red box.

What makes this appearance noteworthy is that it played for the first time on September 29th, 2015. That’s almost exactly one year prior to Friday’s drawing. Talk about timing!

As October begins and we enter the final quarter, will Mega Millions begin to launch more firecrackers?