A (Mostly) November-December Dance

Wednesday means Hump Day, and what better way to get over the hump than to see a not-so-common Pattern get a play? The January 18th drawing for Lotto Texas not only saw an uncommon Pattern, but a repeating Four-Number Combination that debuted nearly ten years ago! We also noticed that many of the “Previously played” dates for both Lotto Texas and Powerball happened to be from this past November and December.

Lotto Texas

The not-oft seen {3-3} Pattern made its 120th appearance, thanks to winning numbers 6, 11, 17, 37, 40, and 49.

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

This Pattern has now played in 8.49% of the 1413 drawings, and was last seen in the November 30th, 2016 drawing.

The Specific Order of the evening was 3 0 3. Now with 42 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 35% of the 120 drawings where the {3-3} Pattern appeared, and in 2.97% of all drawings. Prior to Wednesday, the 3 0 3 Specific Order previously played in the November 16th, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Four-Number Combination this time around was 6, 11, 17, and 40, and it made its debut in the May 16th, 2007 drawing.

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combination is highlighted in red box.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combination is highlighted in red box.

Powerball

Unlike Lotto Texas, Powerball did not see a rarely-played Pattern or repeating Combinations. Instead, we were treated to the 47th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, ensuring its dominance. The winning numbers were 9, 40, 41, 53, 58, and PB 12.

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

Having now made 47 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 34.8% of 135 Powerball drawings. We last saw this Pattern in the January 7th, 2017 drawing.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 12th appearance, its first since the December 21st, 2016 drawing. This General Order has played in 25.5% of the 47 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.89% of all Powerball drawings.

Finally, we come to the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order, making its third appearance. This Specific Order has played in 25% of the 12 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, 6.38% of the 47 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.22% of all drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the November 23rd, 2016 drawing.

Will the rarely-seen {3-3} Pattern go for an encore in Lotto Texas? Will Powerball take a dip in the “not-often-seen Pattern” pool?

Dropping Down to 16, 15,…

January. A month of transition, in more ways than one. A month of new beginnings, and a month where one foot seems to be facing towards the future, and another foot is in the past. Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing was a shout-out to a very recent past, and it had an interesting split. The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order had all previously played at or near the end of last year. The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening made their debut in 2015.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 55th appearance in the January 17th Mega Millions drawing. The occasion was marked by winning numbers 20, 31, 54, 56, 59, and MB 3.

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

This Pattern has now played in 16.2% of the 339 drawings to date, and previously played in the December 30th, 2016 drawing.

Like the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-3-1] General Order was last seen in the December 30th drawing. Now with 22 appearances, this General Order has played in 40% of the 55 drawings that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared and in 6.49% of all drawings.

The 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order made its sixth appearance, its first since the November 29th, 2016 drawing. As of Tuesday, this Specific Order has played in 27.3% of the 22 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order appeared, 10.9% of the 55 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 1.77% of all Mega Millions drawings.

Tuesday’s drawing gifted us with two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 31, 56, 59 (debuted January 20th, 2015)
  • 20, 56, 59 (debuted November 27th, 2015)
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combinations are in the red box.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combinations are in the red box.

What makes the first Three-Number Combination fascinating is that it made its second appearance almost exactly two years to the day it debuted. Imagine how impressive it would’ve been if this Combination had played this Friday instead!

Speaking of Friday, what will Mega Millions have in store for that night?

Low-Key Weekend

Saturday nights tend to be an explosive time for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. It seems that with the holiday season over and with (US) football play-offs under way, a break was in order January 14th.

Lotto Texas

The {4-2} Pattern made its 157th appearance, with winning numbers 7, 8, 10, 18, 47, and 48.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

As of Saturday, this Pattern has played in 11.1% of the 1412 Lotto Texas drawings. We previously saw this Pattern last weekend in the January 7th drawing.

The 4 0 2 Specific Order made its 23rd appearance and has now played in 14.6% of the 157 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has played. This Specific Order has also played in 1.63% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday, the 4 0 2 Specific Order previously played in the Christmas Eve drawing.

Powerball

Powerball’s biggest spark was the encore appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers this time around were 23, 55, 59, 64, 69, and PB 13.

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

Now with 25 appearances, this Pattern has played in approximately 18.66% of the 134 Powerball drawings. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern recently played in this past Wednesday’s Powerball drawing.

Next, the [1-1-3-1] General Order made its ninth appearance, its first since the November 16th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now played in 36% of the 25 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 6.72% of all drawings.

The 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order made its third appearance Saturday. This Specific Order has now played in 33.3% of the nine drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared, 12% of the 25 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.24% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order was last seen in the October 15th, 2016 drawing.

With January halfway over and with the Super Bowl coming up in Lottery Trend country, was Saturday night a lull before the coming storm?

 

Nothing Unlucky Here

For those of you who don’t pay much attention to the calendar, Friday’s Mega Millions drawing happened to fall on the 13th. Whether you believe Friday the 13th to be unlucky or not, that didn’t prevent Mega Millions from knocking it out of the park.

We saw the {2-1-1-1-1} make an encore appearance Friday night. The 133rd appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 10, 44, 58, 74, 75, and MB 11.

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

Having now played in 39.3% of 338 drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} retains its title as Most Commonly Played Mega Millions Pattern. Recall that this Pattern played in Tuesday’s drawing.

The [1-1-1-2-1] Specific Order made its 30th appearance, its first since the October 14th, 2016 drawing. As of Friday, this Specific Order has played in 22.6% of the 30 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.88% of all drawings.

The 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order made its 11th appearance and has now played in approximately 36.67% of the 30 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 8.27% of the 133 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.25% of all drawings. Prior to Friday, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order played in the August 16th, 2016 drawing.

Our Mega Millions coverage for the week concludes with the repeat appearances of two Three-Number Combinations:

  • 44, 58, MB 11 (Debuted January 16th, 2015) and
  • 10, 74, 75 (Debuted April 1st, 2014. No foolin’!)
Repeating Three-Number Combinations highlighted in red box. Snippet from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Repeating Three-Number Combinations highlighted in red box. Snippet from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Looking ahead to next week, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat?

Wednesday Night Bonanza

Lottery Trend country is in the middle of a January thaw. As those up north rejoice in putting away their snow shovels, and those down south have mixed feelings about wearing flip-flops and shorts, Lotto Texas and Powerball turned up the heat.  January 11th, 2017 made things quite toasty indeed.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern has now appeared in 736 drawings, with winning numbers 4, 13, 16, 19, 43, and 51.

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

This Pattern has now appeared in 52.2% of the 1411 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen in the January 4th, 2017 drawing just a week prior.

Now with 133 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the 736 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.43% of all drawings. We last saw this Specific Order in the New Year’s Eve drawing.

Wednesday night gave us two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 13, 43, and 51 (debuted Valentine’s Day 2007) and
  • 4, 13, 16, and 19 (debuted March 29th, 2014)
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. Repeating Combination is in the red box
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend.com. Repeating Combination is in the red box

The repeating Four-Number Combination debut dates are spread out this time around. We went from a period just a few months before the iPhone debuted to a period where people camped out for them.

Powerball

Thanks to winning numbers 1, 3, 13, 16, 43, and PB 24, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now appeared a respectable 24 times.

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

This Pattern has played in 18% of the 133 Powerball drawings, and previously played December 7th, 2016.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its seventh appearance, its first since the November 26th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now played in 29.2% of the 24 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 5.26% of all drawings.

Wednesday’s drawing gave us a new Specific Order! This gem was 3 1 0 1 0 1 and has now appeared in approximately 14.3% of the seven drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. The 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has also played in 4.17% of the 24 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.75% of all drawings.

Another gem was the repeating Three-Number Combination 3, 16, and PB 24, which made its debut not too long ago in the October 26th 2016 drawing.

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

As we head into a holiday weekend, and the January thaw goes full speed ahead, will Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to crank up the heat?

Decembering Onward

“What are you, crazy!?” you’re wondering. December’s over! Well, yes, it’s over on the calendar, but it didn’t go by the wayside in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing. The January 10th, 2017 drawing had many callbacks to December, regardless of the year.

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 11, 20, 40, 41, 59, and MB 15.

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

Now with 132 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 39.2% of the 337 Mega Millions drawings, and remains the most commonly seen Pattern. Prior to Tuesday, we last saw this Pattern in the December 23rd, 2016 drawing.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 31st appearance, its first since the December 6th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now appeared in 23.5% of the 132 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.2% of all drawings.

Next in our lottery coverage is the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order. With ten appearances to date, this Specific Order has now appeared in 32.3% of the 31 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, 7.58% of the 132 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.97% of all drawings. Unlike the Pattern and General Order of the evening, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order was previously seen in the November 4th, 2016 drawing.

Our Mega Millions coverage ends tonight with a repeat appearance of the following Three-Number Combination: 11, 40, and MB 15.

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

This Three-Number Combination made its debut in the December 22nd, 2015 drawing.

Tuesday’s drawing, while somewhat low-key, had some interesting developments. Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore on Friday, or will a rarely seen Pattern appear? Will there be another repeating Three-Number Combination?

The Ghosts of Christmas Seasons Past

Even though we’re at the beginning of a new year, the January 7th, 2017 drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball were still in 2016 mode. Our analysis showed that both lotteries had Patterns that previously played during this past holiday season. What’s more is that the Specific Orders harkened back to even earlier winter holiday periods.

Lotto Texas

The {4-2} Pattern made its 156th appearance with winning numbers 2, 5, 14, 18, 26, and 27.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

This not-often-seen Pattern previously played on Christmas Eve 2016, and has now appeared in 11.1% of the 1410 Lotto Texas drawings.

The 4 2 0 Specific Order made its 31st appearance, and has now played in 19.9% of the 156 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared and in 2.2% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday, we saw the 4 2 0 Specific Order in the December 19th, 2015 drawing.

Our Lotto Texas coverage concludes this time around with repeating Four-Number Combinations. Three Combinations had the honor of making a repeat appearance:

  • 2, 14, 18, and 27 (debuted April 16th, 2008)
  • 2, 5, 14, and 26 (debuted October 22nd, 2016)
  • 5, 14, 18, and 27 (debuted August 31st, 2013)
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.

Powerball  

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern continues to hold on as the most commonly seen Pattern in Powerball. The 46th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 3, 12, 24, 37, 63, and PB 10.

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

This Pattern has now played in 34.9% of the 132 Powerball drawings to date. Prior to Saturday, we last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the December 28th, 2016 drawing.

Next, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its ninth appearance. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, it also previously played in the December 28th drawing. This General Order has now played in 19.6% of the 46 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 6.82% of all drawings.

The 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order made its second appearance, and has played in 22.2% of the nine drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.35% of the 46 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in 1.52% of all drawings. The 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the December 12th, 2015 drawing.

Will next week bring more repeating Four-Number Combinations? Will other rarely seen Patterns get to play?

A (Not So) Chilly Start to the Weekend

Here in Lottery Trend country, January is typically the coldest month of the year. Snow and ice storms take hold in the north and Midwest, while those in the south who enjoy the cold hope some of that chilly air comes their way. Thankfully, lotteries generally aren’t at the mercy of Mother Nature’s whims!

Mega Millions started the weekend with an encore appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. The January 6th, 2017 drawing provided us with 6, 10, 44, 47, 54, and MB 6.

Winning MegaMillions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning MegaMillions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Friday’s drawing now brings the total number of appearances for this Pattern to 105, and has played in 31.3% of the 336 drawings. Recall that the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appeared in this past Tuesday’s drawing.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 37th appearance, its first since the December 13th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now appeared in 35.2% of the 105 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} drawing has played, and in approximately 11% of all drawings.

Finally, we come to the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order, having now played five times. This Specific Order has now appeared in 13.5% of the 37 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played, 4.76% of the 105 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 1.49% of all drawings. Interestingly, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was previously seen almost exactly one year prior, in the January 5th, 2016 drawing.

As next week shows a warm up for us weather-wise, will Mega Millions continue to crank it up or will it cool down?

3-2-1 All Around!

If the results of January 4th, 2017 were anything to go by, both Lotto Texas and Powerball began the year with a bang. Wednesday night’s results were rare in more ways than one.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern had a three-peat, and continues to be the most commonly seen Pattern by a long shot. The winning numbers were 5, 7, 36, 39, 40, and 44.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

Now with 735 appearances, this Pattern has played in 52.2% of the 1409 drawings. Recall that both the December 28th and December 31st drawings from last week were the last times we saw the {3-2-1} Pattern.

The 2 1 3 Specific Order made its 109th appearance, and has now played in 14.8% of the 735 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played, and in 7.74% of all Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to Wednesday, we last saw the 2 1 3 Specific Order in the September 3rd, 2016 drawing.

Powerball

Wednesday’s Powerball also had the {3-2-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 16, 17, 29, 41, 42, and PB 4.

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

Unlike the {3-2-1} in Lotto Texas, this {3-2-1} Pattern is one of the least commonly seen Patterns in Powerball. In fact, this Pattern has played so few times that Wednesday’s drawing brought the total number of appearances of the {3-2-1} Pattern to four. Powerball’s {3-2-1} Pattern has now played in 3.05% of the 131 Powerball drawing, and had previously played in the March 16th, 2016 drawing.

Next, the [2-3-1] General Order made its first appearance in over a year. Now having played three times, this General Order has appeared in 75% of the four drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played, and in 2.29% of all Powerball drawings. To see when the [2-3-1] General Order previously played, we need to go back to October 17th, 2015.

Finally, the 0 2 3 0 0 1 Specific Order made its second appearance, its first since the October 14th, 2015 drawing. This Specific Order has now appeared in 66.7% of the three drawings where the [2-3-1] General Order has appeared, 50% of the four drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared, and in 1.53% of all drawings.

Having Lotto Texas and Powerball play the same Pattern is not a common sight! As we look ahead to Saturday’s drawing, will we see another uncommon sight, or will we see something a bit more “normal”?

And That Number Was 27

Now that the confetti has been swept away and the kids have gone back to school, it’s time to put away the Long Island Iced Teas and focus. Mega Millions started the year with the appearance of a commonly seen Pattern, and upon closer observation, a few instances of “27”. Date-wise, that is.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 104th appearance, with winning numbers 14, 16, 23, 49, 53, and MB 12.

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

As of the January 3rd, 2017 drawing, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 31% of the 335 drawings. We last saw this Pattern exactly one week prior in the December 27th drawing. Unlike the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in Powerball, this {2-2-1-1} Pattern won’t overtake the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern any time soon.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 31st appearance, and like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, it also was last seen in the December 27th, drawing. This General Order has now played in 29.8% of the 104 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in 9.25% of all drawings.

The 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has now played five times. With that said, this Specific Order has appeared in 16.1% of the 31 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared, 4.81% of the 104 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} has appeared, and in 1.49% of all drawings. Prior to Tuesday, the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order had played in the January 13th, 2015 drawing.

We saw a repeating Three-Number Combination in the form of 14, 16, and 53.

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

This Combination, believe it or not, made its debut in the September 27th, 2016 drawing.

Will Mega Millions spice things up this Friday night?