Mambos with Combos and the Australia Play Returns to Powerball

While the June 21st drawing may have seemed a bit underwhelming, the week went out with a bang. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw rarely played Combinations and Powerball saw yet another Australia Play.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers for June 24th, 2016 for Lotto Texas were 8, 15, 17, 40, 42, and 46.

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Winning numbers taken from lotterytrend.com

These numbers played in a {3-3} Pattern, which in fact last played on May 28th, 2016. The {3-3} Pattern has now played 114 times in the 1354 drawings, bringing it up to 8.42%. Given the {3-3} Pattern, the Specific Orders that are possible are

0 3 3

3 0 3

3 3 0

The June 24th Lotto Texas drawing saw the 3 0 3 Specific Order play, and it too previously appeared on May 28th, 2016. With that said, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has now played 38 times out of 114 drawings, or 33% of the time in which the {3-3} Pattern has played.

June 25th saw a Four-Number Combination in the form of 17, 40, 42, and 46.

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Note the Four-Number Combo in the red box. Taken from lotterytrend.com

This Four-Number Combination has appeared not once, but twice before! The first appearance was back on January 22nd, 2003 and the second appearance was back on March 19th, 2008.

Powerball

The winning Powerball numbers for June 24th, 2016 were 3, 27, 36, 56, 69, and PB25.

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

These numbers played in a {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, which in fact played exactly one week ago on June 18th, 2016! This Pattern has now appeared in 8 out of 76 Powerball drawings, bringing it up to 10.52%. Given the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the only possible General Order is [1-1-1-1-1-1] and the Specific Order is 1 1 1 1 1 1. Logically, the General Order and the Specific Order also appeared in the June 18th Powerball drawing. Just like Australia is both a country and a continent, the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern is also a Specific Order. For those of you who have just started to check out our fair blog, we like to call such plays Australia Plays.

We also saw a Three-Number Combination in the form of 3, 27, and 69.

Three-Number Combo is in the red box. Taken from lotterytrend-powerball.com
Three-Number Combo is in the red box. Taken from lotterytrend-powerball.com

This combination played once before on March 5th, 2016.

Looking at the week ahead, will Lotto Texas and Powerball bring more surprises in the form of rarely-seen Combinations? Will Powerball see an Australia Play Saturday three-peat?

{2-2-1-1} Stands Strong, a.k.a. Friday Night Repeats

As we conclude the Mega Millions coverage for the week, we can’t help but mention that the winning Pattern we saw on Tuesday night decided to make an encore. The winning numbers for Friday, June 24th 2016 were 11, 14, 54, 57, 63, and MB11.

Winning numbers for June 24th, 2016. Taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com
Winning numbers for June 24th, 2016. Taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com

For those of you who have just started checking out this blog, and you’re wondering what the heck we just mentioned, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was the winner yet again, having last played June 21st, 2016. That’s one way to kick off the summer, or winter if you’re reading this from the Southern Hemisphere! Anyway, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now appeared 90 times out of 280 drawings, bringing it up to 32.14%.

The General Order [2-2-1-1] made its 36th appearance, and given the winning Pattern’s 90 appearances in Mega Millions, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has now played a solid 40%. The April 15th, 2016 drawing was the last time this General Order made an appearance in Mega Millions.

We also saw the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order, bringing its total number of appearances up to 4, and it has now played 11.1% of the time, given the 36 drawings in which [2-2-1-1] has appeared.

Looking ahead to next week, will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make a three-peat appearance Tuesday?

Yoohoo! {3-2-1} and a {2-2-1-1}

The June 22nd drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball didn’t give us any Australia Plays, nor did we see Four-Number Combos that hadn’t played since the day cats and zombies officially took over the Internet. However, both lotteries saw Patterns that played just last week.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers for the June 22nd drawing were 4, 5, 14, 32, 37, and 49.

Taken from lotterytrend.com
From lotterytrend.com

These numbers played in the {3-2-1} Pattern, which in fact played June 15th. As of now, this Pattern has appeared in 706 of 1353 drawings, or 52%. This truly is King of Patterns.

The {3-2-1} Pattern gave way to a 3 1 2 Specific Order, which prior to last night’s drawing played on March 19th, 2016. This Specific Order has now played 126 times out of the 706 drawings the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, bringing it up to 17.8%. While a commonly seen Specific Order for this particular Pattern, it is not the most common.

Powerball

The June 22nd drawing gave us these winning numbers: 14, 40, 42, 43, 52, PB17.

From lotterytrend-powerball.com
From lotterytrend-powerball.com

Here we see the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, and it too made an appearance in the June 15th drawing. The tally for this Pattern is now 25 times out of 75 drawings, or 33%. The General Order [1-2-2-1] has now played 9 times out of the 25 times the {2-2-1-1} has appeared, or 36% of the time. In fact, this General Order was also seen in the June 15th drawing. The [1-2-2-1] General Order saw a newly played Specific Order in the form of 1 0 2 2 0 1.

Will the {3-2-1} and the {2-2-1-1} Patterns for Lotto Texas and Powerball, respectively, show up again in Saturday’s drawings, or will other Patterns make an appearance? Will we see an Australia Play or a Four-Number Combo that had previously played in the ancient days of dial-up?

So It Goes 2-2-1-1

Patterns are a wonderful thing; they always turn up when you least expect them. In fact, the most recently played Pattern decided to show up just two weeks after it last played.

The winning numbers from the June 21st 2016 Mega Millions drawing are 6, 13, 21, 49, 50, and MB10.

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Winning numbers image from lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Prior to the June 21st drawing, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played on June 7th, 2016. As of last night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 89 times out of 279. This puts it at 31.9%, and is a commonly seen Mega Millions Pattern.

The General Order was a [2-1-2-1] and it made a previous appearance on April 12th, 2016. The [2-1-2-1] General Order has now played 32 times out of the 89, or 36% of the time the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. If we were to take this General Order in relation to all 279 drawings, then this has played 32 times out of 279, or 11.5%.

We saw a 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order, which prior to June 21st last appeared December 1st, 2015. Talk about an early Christmas gift!

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern stick around for Friday, or will it go away and not show up for yet another two weeks?

Lotto Texas {4-1-1} Encore and Powerball’s Australia Play

As we’ve said before, everything repeats given enough time, and repetition is truly a lottery’s best friend. For Lotto Texas, it took two weeks for a Pattern and a Specific Order to make an encore appearance. Not only that, it saw the appearance of another Four-Number Combination. Even Powerball saw something interesting in the Pattern that played. We’ll get to that a bit later.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers for Saturday, June 18th 2016 were 2, 19, 25, 28, 30, and 51.

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

These numbers played in a {4-1-1} Pattern which, as we hinted at in the introduction, played just two weeks ago on June 4th, 2016. The {4-1-1} Pattern has now played 151 times out of 1352 drawings, putting it at 11.17%. This Pattern gave us the 1 4 1 Specific Order, which also played on June 4th, 2016. Of the 151 times the {4-1-1-} Pattern has played, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has now played 54 times, or 35.76%. To date, this is the most commonly played Specific Order for the {4-1-1} Pattern.

For those of you keeping an eye out for Four-Number Combos, we saw one play last night in the form of 2, 19, 28, and 51, as seen in the red box below.

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Four-Number Combo info taken from lotterytrend.com

Prior to the June 18th 2016 drawing, this Four-Number Combo last played July 20th 2011. This was the year that social media really took off. Hard to believe that it was just a near five years ago, isn’t it?

Powerball

Powerball saw an “Australia Play”. That is to say, we saw the winning Pattern and the winning Specific Order be the same, much like Australia is a country and a continent. We saw one of these in the June 11th, 2016 Lotto Texas drawing.

The winning numbers for Powerball were 2, 23, 41, 53, 63, and PB11.

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Winning numbers taken from lotterytrend-powerball.com

These numbers were in a {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, which has now played in 7 out of 74 drawings, or 9.46%. As such, the only General Order allowed is [1-1-1-1-1-1] and the only Specific Order allowed is 1 1 1 1 1 1.

Prior to the June 18th drawing, this Australia Play was last seen on April 20th, 2016.

Will we see more Four-Number Combos in Lotto Texas or will the rarely seen Five-Number Combo make a debut? Will Powerball go back to what it knows and play a more commonly seen winning Pattern?

Same Script, New Cast, a.k.a. {3-1-1-1} Got It Goin’ ON!

If the title of today’s MegaMillions post isn’t a clue, then let’s just say that the Pattern and the General Order decided to make an encore. But (there’s always a but), the Specific Order is different. We’ll talk about that some more a bit later.

The winning MegaMillions numbers for Friday, June 17th, were 20, 23, 30, 44, 59, and MB9.

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

These played in a {3-1-1-1} Pattern; in fact, this particular Pattern just played this past Tuesday (link). So far, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 46 of the 278 drawings to date, putting it at 16.5%. The [3-1-1-1] General Order also played this past Tuesday. Thanks to this little encore, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has now played 15 times out of the 46 times the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played. That puts this particular General Order at approximately 32.61%.

Last night saw the appearance of a different Specific Order in the form of 0 3 1 1 0 1. Of course, it’s only played once out of the 15 times the [3-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, so its percentage isn’t going to be all that high (6.67%).

Will we see a three-peat with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order, or will it broken? Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern be the sole “three-peater”  or will it be broken?

{3-2-1} and {2-2-1-1} Are Back for an Encore

Compared to last week’s sensational finale (see June 12th post), the results of Lotto Texas and Powerball may seem tame. No Four-Number Combos or throwbacks to speak of for Lotto Texas, for one. Truth is, a Lotto Texas Pattern and a Specific Order made an encore, as did the Powerball Pattern.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers from June 15th Lotto Texas drawing were 5, 16, 23, 24, 35, and 52.

From our Lotto Texas site lotterytrend.com
From our Lotto Texas site lotterytrend.com

The {3-2-1} Pattern, as we’ve mentioned before, is the most commonly played Pattern to date. As of yesterday’s drawing, it has played 705 times out of 1351 drawings, or 52.18% of the time. In fact, this Pattern played exactly one week prior to last night’s drawing, that is, June 8th, 2016 (see here). Given the {3-2-1} Pattern, we saw a Specific Order of 2 3 1, which has now played 116 times out of the 705 drawings in which the {3-2-1} Pattern has occurred. This Specific Order also appeared on June 8th.

Powerball

Powerball’s winning numbers were 4, 22, 24, 31, 33, and PB10.

Winning PowerBall numbers from our site lotterytrend-powerball.com
Winning PowerBall numbers from our site
lotterytrend-powerball.com

These numbers played in a {2-2-1-1} Pattern, and this particular Pattern has now played 24 out of 73 times, or 32.9%. This commonly played Pattern (to date) played last Saturday (see June 12th post).

Last night saw the appearance of the [1-2-2-1] General Order, which now puts it at 8 times out of 29 drawings the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, or 27.6%. This General Order was last seen on May 28th, 2016.

Given the [1-2-2-1] General Order, the Specific Order 1 2 2 0 0 1 has played twice out of the eight times (25%) the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared. The last time 1 2 2 0 0 1 played was February 17th, 2016.

Will Lotto Texas see a lull in the appearance of noteworthy Four-Number Combinations or is this the quiet before the storm? Will Powerball start to see a rarely played Pattern, or will {2-2-1-1} play for a third time?

{3-1-1-1} Is Back for More

So, after having left for twelve days, a dear friend has returned. The winning numbers for Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing were as follows: 36, 37, 38, 52, 62, MB6.

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

Good ol’ {3-1-1-1} played, and this Pattern was last seen June 3rd . With that said, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 45 out of 277 times to date, putting it at roughly 16.25%.

Before we move on to the General Order and Specific Order that played, let’s talk a bit more about what exactly a General Order and a Specific Order are. The General Order represents how many numbers are chosen from a Group in that order. For example, let’s say you have a [4-1-1] General Order. The first four numbers will come from a single Group. This single Group can be any Group but the last Group (Group 6). The fifth number will be from another Group that follows after the first Group chosen. For example, let’s say you chose the first four numbers from Group 3; the fifth number can come from either Group 4 or Group 5. For MegaMillions, Group 6 will always be reserved for the Mega Ball, and for Powerball, that Group is reserved for the Powerball.

The Specific Order is like the General Order, except you’ll have zeroes. These zeroes represent groups that you are not choosing from. Here are a few things to keep in mind when dealing with General and Specific Orders. Remember that General Order does not apply to Lotto Texas.

  • All Specific Orders follow a General Order
  • Not all General Orders have the same number of Specific Orders. For example, a [5-1] General Order has five Specific Orders, but a [1-4-1] General Order has twice as many (10) Specific Orders.

Our sites go into more detail regarding General and Specific Orders.

We now return to our regularly scheduled program.

The General Order that played was a [3-1-1-1]. Check out this post or this post to see which General Orders are allowed for a {3-1-1-1} Pattern. This General Order has appeared 14 times out of the 277 drawings, or 5.05%, and last played on May 20th, 2016. Given those 14 times, the Specific Order 0 0 3 1 1 1 played twice, or 14.3%. This Specific Order last played on April 8th, 2014.

Now about our dear friend {3-1-1-1}. Will he stay for the week, or will he leave on Friday?

Lotto Texas Throwback and Powerball’s Most Common Pattern

Some very interesting plays took place Saturday night with Lotto Texas and Powerball. In fact, Lotto Texas saw some of the biggest draws of the night! A very special Pattern played and the Four-Number Combination was a trip in the Wayback Machine, demonstrating even more the power of repetition.

Lotto Texas

The winning numbers for June 11th, 2016 were 5, 10, 25, 36, 39, and 41.

From our Texas lotto site: lotterytrend.com
From our Texas lotto site: lotterytrend.com

These numbers played in a {2-2-2} Pattern, and this has now appeared 188 times in 1350 drawings, or 13.9%. Now, this Pattern isn’t like all the other Patterns we’ve discussed for Lotto Texas so far. In fact, this Pattern is much like Australia.

Land of sunburns, vegemite, and angry kangaroos. Taken from http://www.pd4pic.com/flag-country-australia-outline-symbol-land-with.html

Why are we discussing Australia on a lottery blog you wonder? If you remember your fourth grade geography class, you learned that Australia is the only country that is also a continent. The {2-2-2} Pattern is also a Specific Order! Logically then, whenever a {2-2-2} Pattern appears, the 2 2 2 Specific Order will always play. This Pattern played a few weeks ago on May 14th, 2016. Due to the nature of the {2-2-2} Pattern, it shall henceforth also be known as an Australia Play.

This particular {2-2-2} Pattern brought yet another surprise. The last four winning numbers 25, 36, 39, and 41 make up a Four-Number Combination and this Combination was last played September 2nd, 2000. We’re talking pre-social media, pre-iPhone days when a landline was still needed to connect to the Internet. This Four-Number Combination is in the red box below.

This Four-Number Combo goes all the way back. From lotterytrend.com
This Four-Number Combo goes all the way back. From lotterytrend.com

Powerball

Powerball may not have had the same 1-2-3 punch as Lotto Texas last night, but there were still some noteworthy observations. The winning numbers were 20, 27, 36, 41, 58 and PB 7.

Taken from our Powerball site: lotterytrend-powerball.lotterytrend.com
Taken from our Powerball site: lotterytrend-powerball.com

The winning Pattern was a {2-2-1-1} and it last played just two weeks ago on May 28th, 2016. As of today, this Pattern has played 23 times out of 72 drawings to date, or 31.9%. This is a commonly played Pattern.

NOTE: The most common Pattern for Powerball to date is in fact {2-1-1-1-1}. When that Pattern plays again, we’ll also provide the previous date in which it played.

The following General Orders are possible with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern:

[1-2-2-1]

[2-1-2-1]

[2-2-1-1]

The General Order that appeared was [2-2-1-1], which in fact is the most commonly seen General Order for this particular Pattern. Of the 23 times the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, the [2-2-1-1] General Order last played March 23rd, 2016. If we take all of the times the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, this General Order has appeared only 13.9% of the time. The 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order played, bringing it to a total of 2 out of 10 times, or 20% of the time this particular General Order has played.

Will we see another Australia Play in Lotto Texas next week? Will a Four-Number Combo that hasn’t been played in years start to make an appearance in Powerball and Mega Millions, or will Lotto Texas have all the fun?

Mega Millions Has the 4-1-1

For the past three Mega Millions drawings, we’ve seen one Pattern repeat twice in a row, and another Pattern break the mini-streak. Did the {2-2-1-1} Pattern from Tuesday’s drawing start its own mini-streak? No. No it did not. The winning numbers from Friday, June 10th’s drawing were 34, 61, 66, 67, 68 and MB 7:

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These numbers played in a {4-1-1} Pattern, which has played 9 times out 276. Statistics-wise, this puts it as having played a paltry 3.26% of the time. Only one other Mega Millions pattern has played so few times. Have you ever seen 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, MB 6 ever play? We didn’t think so!

Now then. This rarely played Pattern can have either one of the following General Orders:

[1-4-1]

[4-1-1]

Out of the 9 times that the {4-1-1} Pattern has played, the [1-4-1] Pattern has played 4 times. Given these 9 times, that’s approximately 44%. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Thing is, there are only two General Orders associated with {4-1-1}. Also, if we were to take all 276 Mega Millions drawings into account, the [1-4-1] General Order has played 4 out of 276 times, or an anemic 1.45%.

Of the four times the [1-4-1] General Order has played, the Specific Order 0 0 1 0 4 1 has played in half of them.

Will the next Mega Millions drawing see a more commonly played Pattern? Will the {4-1-1} Pattern cause an upset and start its own winning streak?