Smooth Lotto Texas and Shooting Star Powerball

Lotto Texas and Powerball flipped the script Saturday night. Unlike what we saw in the previous two drawings, Lotto Texas had a play that was a bit more down-to-earth. Meanwhile, a Powerball Pattern played catch-up.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers for the August 6th, 2016 Lotto Texas drawing were 9, 18, 19, 40, 41, and 45.

These numbers followed the {3-2-1} Pattern, which, with its 713th appearance, continues to be far and away the most commonly seen Lotto Texas Pattern. With 1366 drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52.2% of the time. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, we last saw this Pattern on July 20th, 2016.

The {3-2-1} Pattern gave way to the 106th appearance of the 2 1 3 Specific Order, its first since June 29th, 2016. The 2 1 3 Specific Order has now appeared 14.9% of the time (106/713) when the {3-2-1} Pattern played, and 7.76% of the time when we look at all 1366 Lotto Texas drawings.

Saturday’s drawing also gave us two Four-Number Combinations:

  • 18, 40, 41, and 45, which first played March 9th, 2016,

and

  • 9, 19, 41, and 45, which first played January 23rd, 2016.
Winning Four-Number Combinations are highlighted in the red boxes. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Four-Number Combinations are highlighted in the red boxes. From lotterytrend.com.

While it looks like Lotto Texas took a more familiar approach, Powerball continues to aim high.

Powerball

Powerball’s winning numbers for August 6th, 2016 were as follows: 20, 33, 36, 47, 52, and PB 12.

Powerball winning numbers taken from lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Powerball winning numbers taken from lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Once again, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played, having just appeared in the August 3rd, 2016 Powerball drawing! Now with 31 appearances, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared in 31 out of 88 drawings, or 35.2% of the time.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern breaks down into a [1-2-2-1] General Order this time, the first since July 27th, 2016. With 13 appearances, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played 41.9% of the time when we look at the 31 times in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, and 14.8% of the time when all 88 Powerball drawings are taken into account.

Finally, we saw the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order play for the first time since October 7th, 2015. Now having played twice, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order’s stats break down as follows:

  • 15.4% of the time (2/13) the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played
  • 6.45% of the time (2/31) the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played

and

  • 2.27% of the time (2/88) when all Powerball drawings are taken into account.

As we look ahead to next week, will the {2-2-1-1} Powerball Pattern go for a three-peat? Will Lotto Texas get cozy with the {3-2-1} Pattern?

Fireworks, Sambas, and Three-Peats. Oh My!

Friday night was dang awesome. The Rio Olympics officially kicked off with a stellar opening ceremony for one. Hope y’all didn’t forget to play Mega Millions last night! While there was Carnival and fireworks (tape delay or no), a Mega Millions Pattern sambaed its way to a three-peat appearance.

The winning numbers for August 5th, 2016 were brought to us by 5, 18, 28, 54, 74, and MB 6.

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

No doubt about it. With its 114th appearance, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern far and away continues to be the most commonly played Mega Millions Pattern. In fact, this Pattern played earlier this week on August 2nd, 2016! With 292 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 39% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] was the General Order of the night, having now made 32 appearances, its first since July 29th, 2016. Given the 114 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the [1-2-1-1-1] has played 28.1% of the time. When we look at all 292 Mega Millions drawings, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played 11% of the time.

The 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its 6th appearance, its first since July 8th, 2016. Given the 32 appearances of the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has now played 18.75% of the time. Taking the 114 appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 5.26% of the time. Finally, when we look at all 292 Mega Millions drawings, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.05% of the time.

Last, but certainly not least, we come to the Three Number Combination in the form of 28, 74, and MB 6. The first time this Combination played was a little over two years ago, back on June 3rd, 2014.

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

Looking ahead to next week, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern continue to pull ahead and aim for a four-peat, or will another Pattern break the streak?

Lotto Texas Retro and Powerball Surprises

If the “August Doldrums” were a thing, then Lotto Texas and Powerball didn’t get the memo Wednesday night. Lotto Texas continues to be quite the firecracker with the appearance of a Pattern that doesn’t get much play. In contrast to the July 30th drawing, Powerball shot for the stars, what with a Pattern that could very well become the new “Most Commonly Played Pattern”.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers for August 3rd, 2016 were provided by 17, 18, 24, 26, 28, and 35.

Winning numbers. From lotterytrend.com

These numbers followed the {4-2} Pattern, which has now played 148 times. Although this Pattern previously played on July 23rd, 2016, there have been 1365 Lotto Texas drawings. Thus, the {4-2} Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

The 2 4 0 Specific Order made its 25th appearance, and it too previously played on July 23rd, 2016. Given the 148 appearances of the {4-2} Pattern, the 2 4 0 Specific Order has played 16.9% of the time. Taking all 1365 Lotto Texas drawings into account, we can see that the 2 4 0 Specific Order played 1.83% of the time.

Two Four-Number Combinations played for a second time Wednesday. One such Combination was

  • 17, 18, 26, and 35, which first played October 6th, 2007

and the other was

  • 18, 24, 26, and 28, which first played July 21st, 2001.
Two Four-Number Combinations (see red boxes) that played back in the 2000s. From lotterytrend.com
Two Four-Number Combinations (see red boxes) that played back in the 2000s. From lotterytrend.com

Both Combinations first played in a time when VHS tapes were still a thing although by 2007 they had been largely phased out. For our younger readers who don’t remember or just don’t know what a VHS tape is, Google it.

And now on to Powerball.

 Powerball

The August 3rd Powerball numbers were brought to us by 9, 11, 27, 66, 67, and PB 2.

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

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played for the 30th time, its first appearance since July 27th, 2016. With 87 Powerball drawings to date, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played 34.5% of the time.  Interestingly, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is the most commonly seen Pattern to date, having played 32 times.

On the General Order side of things, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played for the 8th time, having previously played on July 23rd, 2016. The [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 26.7% of the time if we look at just the 30 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played. A look at all 87 Powerball drawings decreases the stats to 9.2% of all plays.

The 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its very first appearance in Wednesday’s drawing! So far, the breakdown for this Specific Order is as follows:

  • 12.5% of the time (1/8) the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played
  • 3.3% of the time (1/30) the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played and
  • 1.15% of the time (1/87) given all Powerball drawings.

Powerball also saw a Combination play for the second time. We saw a Three-Number Combination in the form of 66, 67, and PB 2, which first played a little more than eight months ago on November 28th, 2015.

The Three-Number Combination that made its second appearance. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
The Three-Number Combination that made its second appearance. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Lotto Texas surprise us with a {4-2} Pattern encore? Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern establish a streak and overtake the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern as Powerball’s “Most Commonly Seen Pattern”?

Tuesday Night Repeats: Mega Millions Edition

Ah, August. August, August, August. What can we say about August?

  • It’s the eighth month of the year (almost 2/3 of the way done with 2016).
  • It’s named for Augustus Caesar.
  • Kids and teachers are letting out a collective groan far and wide. Those who start in September get a one-month grace period.

Mega Millions started the month with an encore appearance of a Pattern we saw just last week!

The winning numbers for the Tuesday, August 2nd 2016 Mega Millions drawing were brought to us by 3, 12, 36, 54, 70, and MB 12.

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

The {2-1-1-1-1} continues to be the most commonly seen Pattern, having now made its 113th appearance. This Pattern played this past Friday (July 29th, 2016). Out of 291 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 38.8% of the time.

The General Order of the evening was [2-1-1-1-1], which has now appeared in 30 drawings. Out of the 113 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played 26.5% of the time. When we take all 291 Mega Millions drawings into account, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played 10.3% of the time. We last saw this General Order on July 12th, 2016.

We saw the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order make its 7th appearance. Out of the 30 times the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 23.3% of the time. When we look at just the 113 Patterns, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 6.19% of the time. Finally, looking at all 291 Mega Millions drawings, we see that the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.41% of the time. It’s been a while since the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order appeared; it last played April 29th, 2016.

And now, we come to the Three Number Combination. Tuesday’s Combination was provided by the numbers 54, 70, and MB 12, which in fact first played back on January 15th, 2016.

Winning Three-Number combo taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com
Winning Three-Number combo taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com

How festive can Mega Millions get this month? Will we see any Patterns play on a continuous streak or other plays of Olympian magnitude?

Lotto Texas Throwback and Powerball Keeps it Mellow

Saturday’s Lotto Texas drawing was quite the show! We saw a rarely-played Pattern and a Specific Order that first played nearly fifteen years ago! Powerball, on the other hand, was a bit more down-to-earth.

Lotto Texas

The July 30th 2016 Lotto Texas drawing gave us the following winning numbers: 1, 8, 13, 14, 15, and 17.

Winning numbers from lotterytrend.com
Winning numbers from lotterytrend.com

These numbers followed the {6} Pattern, which is not only a rare Pattern, it is the least commonly played! This Pattern is so rare that it’s played in five out of 1364 drawings, or about 0.37% of the time. In fact, prior to the July 30th drawing, this Pattern played on March 14th, 2012.

The {6} Pattern gave way to the 6 0 0 Specific Order. The 6 0 0 Specific Order only appeared twice out of the five drawings, or 40% of the time in which the {6} Pattern has played. Taking all 1364 Lotto Texas drawings into account, the 6 0 0 Specific Order has played about 0.147% of the time. The first time the 6 0 0 Specific Order played was back on September 5th, 2001, a time when Pokémon GO meant “Go buy the video games”!

We also saw a Four-Number Combination provided in 8, 13, 14, and 15, which first played on April 11th, 2007.

At the very bottom, the Four-Number Combo is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com
At the very bottom, the Four-Number Combo is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com

And to think 2007 was just nine years ago! Who would have thought that the 2000s would become retro so fast?

 

Powerball

Powerball’s winning numbers for July 30th, 2016 were 11, 17, 21, 23, 32, and PB 5.

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

The winning Pattern of the night was {3-1-1-1}, which previously played on June 4th, 2016. With eleven appearances, and with 86 Powerball drawings to date, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 12.8% of the time.

The General Order was [1-3-1-1] and it has now played six times, its previous appearance being on June 1st, 2016. Out of the 11 drawings in which the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the [1-3-1-1] General Order has played 54.5% of the time. With all 86 Powerball drawings taken into account, the [1-3-1-1] General Order has played 6.98% of the time.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order gave way to the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order, now having played twice. The first time this Specific Order has played was back on February 13th, 2016.  Out of the six drawings in which the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared, the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 33.3% of the time. If we take a look at the 11 times in which the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played, the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 18.2% of the time. Finally, taking all 86 Powerball drawings to date into account, the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 2.33% of the time.

As we look ahead to August, getting fired up for the Olympics, what will be in store? Will Powerball get a taste of rarely-seen Patterns?

Mellow Mega Millions

July has come and gone. The Rio Olympics are right around the corner and parents all across the U.S. are scrambling for the best Back-to-School deals.

Friday’s Mega Millions drawing was a low-key affair. In our last Mega Millions post, we asked if the {2-2-1-1} would make an encore appearance. The {2-2-1-1} did not make an encore.

The winning numbers for the July 29th, 2016 Mega Millions drawing were 11, 16, 19, 31, 48, and MB 4.

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

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 112th appearance, and it continues to be the most commonly seen Mega Millions Pattern to date. Prior to Friday’s drawing, we last saw this Pattern on July 19th, 2016. Out of 290 Mega Millions drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played approximately 38.6% of the time.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern gave way to the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, which has now made 31 appearances. To date, this is the most commonly seen General Order associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.  Given that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 112 times, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared in 27.7% of those drawings. Taking all 290 Mega Millions drawings into account, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played 10.7% of the time. The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order previously played on July 8th, 2016.

Finally, we saw the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order play for the 12th time, having previously played on June 28th, 2016. The 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order is the most commonly seen Specific Order associated with not only the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, but the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern as well.

  • The 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played 38.7% of the time (12 out of 31) that the [1-2-1-1-1] General Oder has played.
  • The 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played 10.7% of the time (12 out of 112) that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played.
  • Taking all 290 Mega Millions drawings into account, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played 4.14% (12 out of 290) of the time.

What will August have in store?

Wednesday Night Cool Down

After an extraordinary Saturday night for Lotto Texas and Powerball, things mellowed out considerably in Wednesday’s drawing. How mellow was it? Well, let’s find out.

Lotto Texas

The July 27th, 2016 Lotto Texas drawing gave us the following winning numbers: 27, 37, 38, 40, 49, and 54.

Texas Lotto winning numbers. From lotterytrend.com
Texas Lotto winning numbers. From lotterytrend.com

These numbers played in the {5-1} Pattern, the first time since March 23rd, 2016. Currently, the {5-1} Pattern has played 47 times. Given that there have been 1363 Lotto Texas drawings, this pattern has played 3.45% of the time. In fact, the {5-1} Pattern has played the second least amount of times.

The {5-1} Pattern followed the 0 1 5 Specific Order, which has now played 9 times, and has appeared in 19.1% of the drawings in which the {5-1} Pattern has played. Recall that there have been 47 drawings where {5-1} was the winning Pattern. Taking all 1363 Lotto Texas drawings into account, we see that the 0 1 5 Specific Order has played 0.66% of the time. Prior to the July 27th drawing, we last saw the 0 1 5 Specific Order play on August 28th, 2013.

We also saw a Four-Number Combination in the form of 27, 37, 38, and 54, which first played back on January 7th, 2009.

The Four-Number Combination highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com
The Four-Number Combination highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com

Powerball

Powerball’s winning numbers were 10, 47, 50, 65, 68 and PB 24.

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

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played 29 times, and prior to the July 27th drawing, this Pattern played July 23rd, 2016. Yes. It was this very pattern that was part of the July 23rd extravaganza!  With 85 Powerball drawings to date, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 34.1% of the time.

We saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order play for the first time since July 2nd, 2016. With 12 appearances to date

  • The [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared in roughly 41.4% (12 out of 29) of the drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played and
  • The [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared in 14.1% (12 out of 85) of all Powerball drawings.

As of the July 27th Powerball drawing, the [1-2-2-1] General Order is the most commonly seen General Order associated with the {1-2-2-1} Pattern.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order gave way to the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order, which previously played on January 16th, 2016. As of the July 27th drawing, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 3 out of 12 drawings in which the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared. That’s an even 25%. Taking it even further

  • The 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 10.3% (3 out of 29) drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played and
  • The 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 3.53% (3 out of 85) of all Powerball drawings.

Remember, the month isn’t over yet. Is the July 27th drawing just the calm before the storm?

{2-2-1-1} Keeps It Chill

After Sunday’s report on Lotto Texas and Powerball, Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing brought things down to Earth. We didn’t see any new Specific Orders play, nor did we see the {4-1-1} Pattern repeat. What we did see was a more commonly played Pattern.

The winning numbers for the July 26th, 2016 Mega Millions drawing were 1, 4, 31, 36, 54, and MB 9.

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

This play marked the 92nd appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, which previously played on July 5th, 2016. With 289 drawings to date, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 31.8% of the time, and remains the second most commonly seen Mega Millions Pattern to date.

The General Order of the night was [2-2-1-1], which has now played 37 times and it previously played June 24th, 2016. Out of the 92 times the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played 40.2% of the time. In fact, the [2-2-1-1] General Order is the most commonly played General Order associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern thus far. If we take all 289 Mega Millions drawings into account, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played 12.8% of the time.

The 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order made its fifth appearance, its first since September 1st, 2015. Breaking everything down, we get the following:

  • Appeared in 5 out of 37 drawings in which the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played, or 13.5%.
  • Appeared in 5 out of 92 drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, or 5.4%
  • Appeared in 5 out of 289 Mega Millions drawings, or 1.73%.

We had three, count ‘em three Three-Number Combinations play for the second time last night:

  • 1, 4, 36, which first played January 5th, 2016
  • 4, 31, MB 9, which first played October 2th, 2015
  • 1, 54, MB 9 which first played April 4th, 2014.
Red boxes highlight the three Three-Number Combinations that played for a second time. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com
Red boxes highlight the three Three-Number Combinations that played for a second time. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com

As we look ahead to Friday’s drawing, will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern begin to play catch-up, or will another Pattern play?

Combos! Combos Everywhere!

Saturday night’s results didn’t lead to another attempt at a {3-2-1} Pattern streak in Lotto Texas nor an encore of Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Instead, we saw results that were nothing like we’ve covered on our blog so far. Lotto Texas was quite a doozy and Powerball had some interesting plays as well. Grab some popcorn and a bottle of your favorite spirits because we have quite the recap!

Lotto Texas

The July 23rd, 2016 drawing gave us the winning numbers of 8, 12, 19, 25, 26, and 30.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. From lotterytrend.com

These numbers were the 147th appearance of the {4-2} Pattern, and with there being 1362 Lotto Texas drawings, the {4-2} Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. In fact, the {4-2} Pattern played exactly one week ago on July 16th, 2016.

We saw the 2 4 0 Specific Order play for the 24th time. The 2 4 0 Specific Order has played 16.3% of the time given the 147 times that the {4-2} Pattern appeared. This shrinks to 1.76% of the time if we consider all 1362 Lotto Texas drawings.

What makes Saturday night’s drawing different from all the other Lotto Texas drawings we’ve covered so far is that we saw a similar spread appear for the third time! A spread is the difference between adjacent numbers. A similar spread occurs when the differences between numbers in separate drawings are the same, but the order is different. Here’s what we mean:

On April 12th, 2003, the winning numbers for Lotto Texas were 9, 16, 22, 26, 27, and 31. The spread that appeared that evening was 07:06:04:01:04. The July 23rd, 2016 winning numbers’ spread was 04:07:06:01:04.

The winning numbers for the March 12th, 2014 Lotto Texas drawing were 24, 31, 37, 41, 45, and 46 and their spread was 07:06:04:04:01. Again, we see that the July 23rd spread is similar to the March 12th, 2014 spread.

If we take a closer look at each of the three spreads (April 12th, 2003, March 12th, 2014, and July 23rd, 2016), we can see that they are all similar.

By contrast, an exact spread occurs when the difference between adjacent numbers and their orders are the same. For more information on similar spreads and exact spreads, check out our Texas Lottery Trend site.

The three-time appearance of a similar spread was just a warm-up. We saw a Five-Number Combination make its second appearance in the form of 8, 19, 25, 26, and 30, which first played back on January 8th, 2014.

The Five-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com
The Five-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend.com

Given the appearance of a Five-Number Combination, that automatically leads to the repeat appearance of at least five Four-Number Combinations. In fact, we saw six Four-Number Combinations play for a second time!

  • 19, 25, 26, 30
  • 8, 25, 26, 30
  • 8, 19, 25, 30
  • 8, 19, 26, 30
  • 8, 19, 25, 26
LottoTX_20160723_FourNum
Six Four-Number Combinations played July 23rd, 2016. From lotterytrend.com

All of these Four-Number Combinations played for the first time on January 8th, 2014! There was one other Four-Number Combination in the form of 12, 25, 26, and 30 that played for the first time on July 6th, 2013.

Of course, we’re not even going to mention how 8, 25, 26, and 30 also played in the July 22nd, 2016 Mega Millions drawing…

Powerball

Powerball’s winning numbers from the July 23rd, 2016 drawing were 5, 7, 23, 35, 39, and PB 11.

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

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 28 out of 84 Powerball drawings, or 33.3% of the time. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played July 2nd, 2016.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern followed the [2-1-2-1] General Order. With a seventh appearance, the [2-1-2-1] has appeared in 25% of the drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played. Considering all 84 Powerball drawings to date, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 8.33% of the time. This General Order previously played on April 30th, 2016.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order gave way to the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order. The 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has now played 3 out of 7 times in which the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played, or 42.9%. Taking the 28 drawings in which {2-2-1-1} has played, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 10.7% of the time. Finally, taking all 84 Powerball drawings into account, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 3.57% of the time. Like the [2-1-2-1] General Order, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order previously played on April 30th, 2016.

We conclude our Powerball coverage with Three-Number Combinations. We saw two Combinations play for the second time:

  • 5, 7, 23 which first played on May 21st, 2016.
  • 23, 39, and MB 11 which first played on May 18th, 2016.
Two Three-Number Combinations played Saturday. From lotterytrend-powerball.com
Two Three-Number Combinations played Saturday. From lotterytrend-powerball.com

Will July end with a fireworks show?

A Night of Encores and Firsts

This Friday’s Mega Millions drawing saw the return of a Pattern that played the previous week, as well as one Specific Order’s first ever appearance.

The winning numbers from the July 22nd, 2016 drawing were as follows: 8, 24, 25, 26, 30, and MB 7.

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

These numbers followed the {4-1-1} Pattern, which in fact played the previous Friday (July 15th, 2016). As of July 22nd, the {4-1-1} Pattern has played in 11 out of 288 drawings, or 3.82% of the time.

The {4-1-1} Pattern gave way to the [1-4-1] General Order, which has now played in 6 out of 11 drawings in which the {4-1-1} has played, or 54.5%. Taking all 288 Mega Millions drawings into account, the [1-4-1] General Order has played 2.08% of the time. Like the {4-1-1} drawing, the [1-4-1] General Order last played on July 15th, 2016.

Did the Specific Order also last play on July 15th?

No, no it didn’t. In fact, the 1 4 0 0 0 1 Specific Order played for the first time last night! With that said, the 1 4 0 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 16.7% of the time that the [1-4-1] General Order has played. The 1 4 0 0 0 1 Specific Order has now played 1 out of 11 times that the {4-1-1} Pattern has played, or 9.09%. Finally, taking all 288 Mega Millions drawings into account, the 1 4 0 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 0.35% of the time.

Friday’s Mega Millions drawing also gave us two Three-Number Combinations that played for a second time. These were

  • 24, 26, and MB 7, which first played June 10th, 2014.
  • 26, 30, and MB 7, which first played March 15th, 2016.
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Three-Number Combinations. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com

As we look ahead to next week’s Mega Millions, will there be more Specific Orders making their debut? Will the {4-1-1} Pattern be seen again next Friday?