Mid-Week Fireballs

We’re only a week into December and so far, it’s shaping up to be quite a month! December 7th gave us a Pattern in Lotto Texas that we haven’t seen in a while, and Powerball had an interesting play as well.

Lotto Texas

Although we didn’t see a repeating Four-Number Combination this time around, we saw an Australia Play. That is, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order  made their 191st appearance. The winning numbers were 4, 5, 29, 34, 40, and 53.

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

As of Wednesday, the {2-2-2} Pattern has played in 13.6% of the 1401 Lotto Texas drawings. As is the nature of the Australia Play, this statistic also applies to the 2 2 2 Specific Order. We last saw both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order in the October 29th, 2016 drawing.

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern did not make an encore appearance. Instead, we saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern play. The 23rd appearance of this Pattern was made possible by winning numbers 41, 48, 49, 53 64, and PB 20.

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

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 18.7% of the 123 Powerball drawings to date. Prior to Wednesday, this Pattern previously played in the November 26th, 2016 drawing.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its 9th appearance, its first since the November 12th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now played in 39.1% of the 23 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.32% of all Powerball drawings.

Next, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order made its second appearance Wednesday night. This Specific Order has now played in 22.2% of the 9 drawings where the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared, 8.70% of the 23 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and 1.63% of all 123 drawings. The 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order made its debut in the November 21st, 2015 drawing.

Finally, Powerball saw two Three-Number Combinations repeat. These were

  • 49, 64, and PB 20, which first played August 27th, 2016, and
  • 48, 49, and PB 20, which first played October 15th, 2016
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combinations are highlighted in red.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combinations are highlighted in red.

Looking ahead to Saturday’s drawing, will Patterns not commonly seen in either Lotto Texas or Powerball continue to have their play? Will we see another Australia Play?

Adding a Little Spice

As more cold air enters Lottery Trend country, Mega Millions heated up a bit in the December 6th drawing. Tuesday’s drawing not only gifted us with the most commonly seen Pattern, but a repeating Three-Number Combination!

Unlike the {2-1-1-1-1} in Powerball, the {2-1-1-1-1} in Mega Millions is in no danger of being upstaged anytime soon. With 130 appearances, this Pattern has appeared in 31.5% of the 327 drawings. The 130th appearance was made possible by winning numbers 13, 34, 48, 53, 63, and MB 12.

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

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern previously played last month in the November 15th drawing.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 30th appearance, its first since the November 4th, 2016 drawing. As of Tuesday, this General Order has appeared in 23.1% of the 130 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and 9.17% of the 327 drawings to date.

Next, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order played for the eighth time. With that said, this Specific Order has now appeared in approximately 26.7% of the 30 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General order has played. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has also appeared in 6.15% of the 130 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 2.45% of all Mega Millions drawings. Prior to Tuesday’s drawing, we last saw the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order on October 28th, 2016.

Last, but certainly not least, we saw the Three-Number Combination 48, 53, and MB 12 make a repeat appearance.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is in the red box.

This Combination made its debut in the November 8th, 2016 drawing.

What will Friday’s drawing have in store? Will a rarely-seen Pattern get to play, or will the {2-1-1-1-1} make an encore? Will we see another repeating Three-Number Combination?

December Warm-Up

December is marked by the change of seasons. In Lottery Binge country, it means the transition from autumn to winter. As cold and stormy weather takes hold, there were developments in Lotto Texas and Powerball on the night of December 3rd that brought some welcome warmth.

Lotto Texas

Lotto Texas reached a milestone Saturday night; it was the 1400th drawing with balls numbered 1 through 54. This special occasion was marked by the 730th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 15, 24, 31, 47, 51, and 52.

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

The {3-2-1} Pattern has now played in 52.1% of the 1400 Lotto Texas drawings. This Pattern played previously in the November 26th drawing, which was in fact one week prior.

Next, the 1 2 3 Specific Order made its 136th appearance, its first since the November 5th, 2016 drawing. This Specific Order has now played in 18.6% of the 730 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern played, and in 9.71% of all drawings.

The biggest development for Lotto Texas was the repeat appearance of the following Four-Number Combination: 15, 24, 47, and 52.

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.

This Four-Number Combination made its debut on February 4th, 2012.

Powerball

Powerball saw an encore appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, thanks to winning numbers 8, 10 26, 27, 33, and PB 22.

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

Now with 41 appearances, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played in 33.6% of all 122 Powerball drawings. Recall that the {2-2-1-1} Pattern recently played in the November 30th drawing. Is this encore appearance a prelude to yet another Tango with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?

Moving on, the [2-2-1-1] General order made its 15th appearance, and it also previously played in the November 30th drawing. The [2-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 36.6% of the 41 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared and 12.3% of all Powerball drawings.

Our Saturday coverage concludes with the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order, now having played three times. This Specific Order has now appeared in 20% of the 15 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played, 7.32% of the 41 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, and 2.46% of all Powerball drawings. Prior to Saturday, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order previously played in the September 14th, 2016 drawing.

As the first full week of December is in full swing, will Lotto Texas get in on the action of successive repeating Patterns? Will the infamous tango between Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} and {2-1-1-1-1} Patterns commence once again?

December Special

Mega Millions got in the holiday spirit on December 2nd by giving us a couple of gifts. Not only was it a generous way to start the weekend, it helped start our December coverage with a bang.

Friday’s Mega Millions drawing saw the 100th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. This occasion was marked by winning numbers 3, 33, 35, 49, 51, and MB 1.

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

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 30.7% of the 326 Mega Millions drawings to date. We saw this Pattern play previously in the Black Friday (November 25th, 2016) drawing last week.

Next, the [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 29th appearance, and it too previously played in the Black Friday drawing. This General Order has now played in 29% of the 100 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, and approximately 8.90% of all Mega Millions drawings.

We now come to the 1 0 2 2 0 1 General Order, making its fourth appearance. This Specific order has now played in 13.8% of the 29 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order appeared, 4% of the 100 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in 1.23% of the 326 Mega Millions drawings. To see when the 1 0 2 2 0 1 General Order previously played, we need to go back a couple of years. More specifically, the October 10th, 2014 drawing.

Finally, Mega Millions gifted us with the presence of two repeating Three-Number Combinations. These combinations were

Repeating Combinations are highlighted in the red boxes. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com
Repeating Combinations are highlighted in the red boxes. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com

As Christmas draws ever closer, will Mega Millions see a Pattern streak this month? Will there be more repeating Three-Number Combinations?

A Chilly Finish

And so we’ve come to the end of November. There was nothing explosive in either the Lotto Texas or Powerball drawings Wednesday night. However, one spark of warmth appeared in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

The {3-3} Pattern made its 119th appearance, thanks to winning numbers 22, 26, 36, 45, 47, and 49.

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

Now that there have been 1399 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the {3-3} Pattern has now played 8.51% of the time. We last saw this Pattern a few weeks ago, in the November 16th drawing.

Next, we come to the 0 3 3 Specific Order, making its 41st appearance. This Specific Order has now appeared in 34.5% of the 119 drawings where the {3-3} Pattern has played and 2.93% of all Lotto Texas drawings. To see when the 0 3 3 Specific Order previously played, we need to go back to March 2nd, 2016.

Powerball

We saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make its 40th appearance. The winning numbers were 3, 14, 18, 25, 45, and PB 7.

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

Before you shout “Powerball Pattern Tango!” keep in mind that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has made 42 appearances. Any murmurs of this Tango returning are premature at best.

Now, referring to the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, it has now played in 33.1% of all 121 Powerball drawings. We last saw this Pattern in the October 26th, 2016 drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 14th appearance, its first since the September 28th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now played in 35% of the 40 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, and 11.6% of all Powerball drawings.

Our Powerball coverage continues with the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order. With its fourth appearance, this Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the 14 drawings the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, and 10% of the 40 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Prior to Wednesday, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order played in the March 23rd, 2016 drawing.

The spark of warmth came from the repeating Three-Number Combination 3, 18, and 25.

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

This Combination made its debut earlier this year in the April 16th drawing.

As we draw closer to the end of 2016, what will Lotto Texas and Powerball have in store?

Remember, Remember, the Eleventh of November

November was quite a month for Mega Millions, full of excitement and upsets. On the surface, the November 29th drawing looked…normal. No Australia Play, no encore or three-peat Pattern, and certainly no repeating Three-Number Combinations! Of course, even a “normal” drawing isn’t always what it seems to be in the lottery! What’s so special about the eleventh that we need to remember it, anyways?

For starters, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen on November 11th, 2016. Tuesday’s drawing was the 52nd appearance of this Pattern, made possible by winning numbers 22, 33, 49, 51, 59, and MB 8.

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

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 16% of the 325 Mega Millions drawings to date.

Next, we come to the [1-1-3-1] General Order, making its 20th appearance. This General Order has played in 38.5% of the 52 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 6.15% of all drawings. The [1-1-3-1] General Order was also previously seen in the November 11th drawing.

We wrap up our November Mega Millions coverage with the fifth appearance of the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 25% of the 20 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played. We’ve also seen it play in 9.62% of the 52 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.54% of all Mega Millions drawings. The 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order also played in the November 11th drawing!

December is on its merry way. Will Mega Millions mellow out or will it end the year with a bang?

Small Gifts

It’s that time of year again. The Christmas shopping season is upon us and Lotto Texas and Powerball each left a gift in the November 26th drawing. Powerball was generous enough to give one lucky person two gifts.

Lotto Texas

Lotto Texas’s gift was the three-peat of the {3-2-1} Pattern on Saturday. The 729th appearance of this Pattern was made possible by numbers 2, 3, 22, 25, 32, and 42.

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

With 729 appearances, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played in 52.1% of the 1398 Lotto Texas drawings to date. In addition to the November 23rd drawing, this Pattern also played on November 19th.

The 2 3 1 Specific Order made its 121st appearance, and has now played in 16.6% of the 729 drawings that the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 8.66% of all Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to Saturday, the 2 3 1 Specific Order also previously played in the November 23rd drawing.

Powerball

Powerball saw the 22nd appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, thanks to winning numbers 17, 19, 21, 37, 44, and PB 16.

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

As of Saturday, this Pattern has played in 18.3% of all 120 Powerball drawings. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern last weekend, in the November 19th drawing.

Moving on, we saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order play for the sixth time, and it also previously played in the November 19th drawing. The [3-1-1-1] General Order has now played in 27.3% of the 22 drawings that the {3-1-1-1} has played, and 5% of all Powerball drawings.

The 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order made its second appearance. As of Saturday, this Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the six drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order played, 9.09% of the 22 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and 1.67% of all Powerball drawings. The 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order made its debut about a month ago, in the October 29th drawing.

Finally, we come to Powerball’s gift: the repeat of a Three-Number Combination. The Combination was 37, 44, and PB 16, which made its debut in the October 12th, 2016 drawing.

Snippet of the Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination at top. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Snippet of the Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination at top. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The last Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings of the month will take place this coming Wednesday (November 30th). Will November end with a bang, or will things simmer down?

Black Friday Rumblings

The Christmas season officially began in Lottery Trend Country with Black Friday. People far and wide crowded the malls and the big box stores for discounts and simply knocking out some, or all, their Christmas shopping. Mega Millions, having held out on us last time, gifted us with an interesting development.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance. Its 99th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 44, 47, 49, 69, 75, and MB 10.

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

As of November 25th, 2016, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played in approximately 30.6% of the 324 drawings. Recall that this Pattern previously played earlier this week in the November 22nd drawing.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 28th appearance, and it also previously played in the November 22nd drawing. The [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 28.3% of the 99 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played, and 8.64% of all Mega Millions drawings.

Next, the 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order played for the third time. This Specific Order has now played in 10.7% of the 28 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played. Going further, the 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 3.03% of the 99 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played and 0.926% of all drawings. Prior to Friday’s drawing, the 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order previously played in the August 12th, 2014 drawing.

We saw a Three-Number Combination repeat, thanks to numbers 44, 69, and MB 10.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is highlighted in the red box.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is highlighted in the red box.

This Combination made its debut August 12th, 2016, exactly two years after the Specific Order’s prior appearance. A development like this does not happen very often.

As we begin to wrap up November, what will Mega Millions gift us with next week?

A Not-So Quiet Thanksgiving Eve

The date: November 23rd, 2016. Thanksgiving Eve. Turkeys for deep frying were (hopefully) being thawed out, some people started camping overnight in front of stores, and bets were made as to which teams would win their football games. Meanwhile, there was an upset in the lottery world. Unlike the lull we saw in Mega Millions, we saw a few surprises in Lotto Texas and Powerball now has a true frontrunner for the title of Most Commonly Played Pattern.

Lotto Texas

Recall that in the November 19th drawing, we saw the {3-2-1} Pattern. If you played this on Wednesday, you were in luck! We saw an encore appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern, bringing its total number of appearances to 728. This encore was brought to us by winning numbers 12, 16, 20, 21, 29, and 41.

Winning number for Texas Lotto. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning number for Texas Lotto. From lotterytrend.com.

Having played in 52.1% of the 1397 Lotto Texas drawings, the {3-2-1} is far and away the most commonly played Pattern.

The 2 3 1 Specific Order made its 120th appearance, its first since the November 2nd, 2016 drawing. This Specific Order has now played in 16.5% of the 728 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern played and in 8.59% of all 1397 drawings.

Our Lotto Texas coverage concludes with the analysis of not one, not two, but three Four-Number Combinations. Even more amazing is how these Combinations made their debut last decade! The Combinations were as follows:

  • 16, 21, 29, and 41 first played October 7th, 2000,
  • 12, 16, 29, and 41 first played June 23rd, 2001, and
  • 12, 20, 29, and 41 first played December 23rd, 2000
Repeating Combinations are in the red boxes. From lotterytrend.com.
Repeating Combinations are in the red boxes. From lotterytrend.com.

Seeing the Combinations above was like receiving a visit from old relatives. Said relatives seemed to have gotten stuck in a time warp, debating on whether to buy the VHS or the DVD version of their favorite movies. A couple of them even argued over whether the millennium began in 2000 or 2001. Before we get caught in the time warp ourselves, let’s move on to Powerball.

Powerball

A while ago, there was a phenomenon we called the Powerball Pattern Tango. This involved the {2-2-1-1} and the {2-1-1-1-1} Patterns, which both seemed to be locked into a never-ending one-upmanship. One day, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was the most commonly seen Pattern. Another day, it was the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Some days, their number of occurrences was tied.

Now, we can say that there is now a true front-runner to the title of Most Commonly Played Pattern. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the {2-1-1-1-1}. With 42 appearances, this Pattern is now the most commonly played. This was made possible with winning numbers 7, 32, 41, 47, 61, and PB 3.

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

Now with 42 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared in 35.3% of all 119 Powerball drawings. We last saw this Pattern in the November 9th drawing, which wasn’t that long ago.

The General Order of the evening was [1-2-1-1-1], making its tenth appearance. The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has now played in 23.8% of the 42 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and 8.40% of all Powerball drawings. This General Order, like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, was last seen in the November 9th drawing.

Finally, we come to the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order making its second appearance. This Specific Order has now played in 20% of the ten drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played and 4.76% of the 42 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played. When looking at all 119 drawings, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 1.68% of the time. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order made its debut in the December 30th, 2015 drawing. Talk about a way to ring in the new year!

Now that we’re leaving Thanksgiving Land and entering The Christmas Zone, what presents will Lotto Texas and Powerball leave us in the weeks ahead?

 

A Thanksgiving Lull

‘Twas two nights before Thanksgiving and all through the land

Preparations began so things wouldn’t get out of hand.

Meat was prepped for smoking and roasting

While Mega Millions saw no need for boasting.

The Pattern and General Order saw nothing new

But a Specific Order made its debut!

The November 22nd drawing saw the 98th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, thanks to winning numbers 1, 43, 45, 66, 69, and MB 7.

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

As of Tuesday, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played in 30.3% of the 323 Mega Millions drawings. We previously saw this Pattern a little over a month ago, in the October 18th drawing.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order was also last seen in the October 18th drawing. Tuesday’s drawing brought this General Order’s tally up to 27 appearances. The [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 27.6% of the 98 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and 8.36% of all Mega Millions drawings.

The biggest draw of the evening was the debut of the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 3.70% of the 27 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. Additionally, the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played 1.02% of the 98 drawings with the {2-2-1-1} as the winning Pattern, and approximately 0.31% of all 323 drawings.

When Mega Millions plays again, it will be Black Friday

And thousands of people will be pushing each other out of the way.

Will the lull we’ve seen this month stay

Or, will we see a more robust play?