March Comes Roaring In

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, or so it’s said. The March 1st drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball lived up to that saying. They came roaring in with repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations, respectively, and both lotteries saw their most commonly played Patterns. Powerball’s most commonly seen Pattern got an extra boost with a three-peat appearance.

Lotto Texas

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 3, 24, 33, 34, 45, and 51. With 740 appearances, the {3-2-1} Pattern remained second-to-none.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. These followed the {3-2-1} Pattern.

Given that there have been 1425 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has now played in approximately 51.9% of all drawings. Prior to Wednesday, we last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern in the February 18th drawing a few weeks back.

The 1 3 2 Specific Order made its 109th appearance, and has now played in 14.7% of the 740 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 7.65% of all drawings. Interestingly, the 1 3 2 Specific Order previously played exactly one month prior in the February 1st drawing.

Lotto Texas solidified its strong start to March with repeat appearances of the following Four-Number Combinations:

  • 24, 34, 45, 51 (Debuted October 15th, 2011)
  • 33, 34, 45, 51 (Debuted April 10th, 2013)
  • 24, 33, 34, 51 (Debuted September 17th, 2016)
The Combinations in red boxes repeated.

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern continues to reign supreme after its three-peat appearance. This time around, the winning numbers were 10, 16, 40, 52, 55, and PB 17.

Winning Powerball numbers. These followed the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

Now with 51 appearances, this Pattern has played in 34.7% of the 147 Powerball drawings to date. Prior to Wednesday, we saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in this past Saturday’s drawing, in addition to the February 22nd drawing one week ago.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 19th appearance, and has now played in 37.3% of the 51 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 12.9% of all drawings. This General Order, like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, was last seen in the February 25th drawing.

Making its second-ever appearance, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has now played in 10.5% of the 19 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.92% of the 51 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.36% of all drawings. The 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the October 22nd, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 40, 52, and PB 17.

The Combination 40-52-PB 17 is highlighted in the red box.

We first saw this Combination in the June 22nd, 2016 drawing.

Will Lotto Texas see three more Four-Number Combinations repeat on Saturday? Will Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} go in for a fourth consecutive appearance?

We Got Ourselves a Three-Peat!

February ended with a one-two-three punch! Mardi Gras was in full swing, and Mega Millions saw the {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat. We also saw not one, not two, but three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

The {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat was thanks to winning numbers 20, 33, 45, 58, 69, and MB 4.

Winning Powerball numbers.

As of the February 28th, 2017 drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared in 141 out of 351 drawings. This Pattern has now played 40.2% of the time and remains the most commonly seen Pattern in Mega Millions. Recall that we last saw this Pattern in this past Friday’s drawing.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 41st appearance, and has now played in 29.1% of the 141 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 11.7% of all 351 drawings. Unlike the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order didn’t make an encore. We need to go back to the February 21st drawing to see when this General Order previously appeared. February 21st was also the first appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in this three-peat.

The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order made its fifth appearance, its first since the October 7th, 2016 drawing. As of Tuesday, this Specific Order has played in 12.1% of the 41 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order appeared, 3.55% of the 141 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} drawing appeared, and in 1.42% of all drawings.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the repeat appearances of the following Three-Number Combinations:

  • 33, 45, MB 4 (Debuted January 21st, 2014)
  • 33, 58, 69 (Debuted July 4th, 2014)
  • 20, 45, MB 4 (Debuted November 10th, 2015)
The repeating Three-Number Combinations are boxed.

Since February ended with a bang, that means March will come roaring in like a lion, right? What better way for that to occur than for a {2-1-1-1-1} four-peat?

Served Up Rare

Unlike what we saw in our last Lotto Texas/Powerball post, the February 25th drawing didn’t provide us with Australia Plays or repeating Four-Number (Lotto Texas) or Three-Number (Powerball) Combinations. However, Saturday night was far from “ordinary”. A rarely-seen Pattern made an appearance in Lotto Texas and the Specific Order in Powerball made its second-ever appearance. One noteworthy development was that the Patterns in both lotteries have now played the same number of times.

Lotto Texas

Saturday’s drawing marked the 50th appearance of the {5-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 16, 37, 42, 46, 49, and 54.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers.

While 50 seems like a high number of occurrences, keep in mind that there have now been 1424 drawings in Lotto Texas. Not only that, the {5-1} Pattern has now played in 3.51% of all drawings, and was last seen in the December 17th, 2016 drawing.

Adding a bit more spice to the mix, the 1 0 5 Specific Order was also last seen in the December 17th drawing. This Specific Order has now made 10 appearances, and has played in 20% of the 50 drawings where the {5-1} Pattern has appeared, and 0.70% of all Lotto Texas drawings.

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance with winning numbers 6, 32, 47, 62, 65, and PB 19.

Winning Powerball numbers.

Now with 50 appearances, this Pattern has played in approximately 34.2% of the 146 Powerball drawings to date. This Pattern, if you recall, previously played in Wednesday’s drawing.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 18th appearance, its first since the October 22nd, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now played in 36% of the 50 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 12.3% of all drawings.

Our coverage concludes with the second appearance of the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 11.1% of the 18 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared, 4% of the 50 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.37% of all drawings. The 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order made its debut in the September 3rd, 2016 drawing.

February ended with a bang for Lotto Texas and Powerball. Will March come in like a lion, or will things mellow out?

Play That Song Again, Mega Millions

Mardi Gras will be upon us soon. King cake  is flying off the bakery shelves and the orders for crawfish, or crayfish for our non-US readers, keep coming. On the lottery side, things have slowed down a bit, but Mega Millions still had a strong showing on Friday night. The most commonly seen Pattern made an encore, and we also saw a Specific Order that hadn’t been seen in almost a year.

The winning numbers for the February 24th, 2017 drawing were 12, 29, 33, 42, 68 and MB 14.

Winning Mega Millions numbers.

With 140 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern retained its position as the most commonly seen Pattern and has now played in 40% of the 350 drawings to date. Recall that this Pattern was last seen in Tuesday’s drawing.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 33rd appearance and has now played in approximately 23.6% of the 140 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in approximately 9.43% of all drawings. Unlike the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order did not make an encore. To see when this General Order previously played, we need to go back to the January 27th drawing, which was nearly a month ago.

Next, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order made its third appearance, its first in nearly a year. This Specific Order previously played in the March 22nd, 2016 drawing. With that said, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has now played in 9.09% of the 33 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, 2.14% of the 140 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} drawing has appeared, and in approximately 0.86% of all drawings.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the repeat appearance of the Three-Number Combination 29, 33, and 68.

In this snippet, the repeating Combination is in the red box.

This Combination made its debut in the July 25th, 2014 drawing.

Will Mega Millions end the month with a {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat?

Combos with a Side of Australia Play

The lead-up to Mardi Gras showed no signs of slowing down Wednesday night. After seeing the same Pattern in both Lotto Texas and Powerball, the February 22nd drawing decided to take things up a notch. Both lotteries saw repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations respectively, and there was an Australia Play.

Lotto Texas

The Australia Play was spotted in Lotto Texas. The {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 193rd appearance, with winning numbers 4, 8, 21, 27, 52, and 53.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers.

These two have played in 13.6% of the 1423 drawings to date. Lotto Texas last saw an Australia Play in the January 25th drawing almost a month ago.

The Lotto Texas Mardi Gras momentum got an extra boost with the repeat appearance of two Four-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 8, 21, and 53 (Debuted February 10th, 2016)
  • 4, 8, 21, and 27 (Debuted February 19th, 2011)
The repeating Four-Number Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern retained its position as the most commonly seen Pattern. Its 49th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 10, 13, 28, 52, 61, and PB 2.

Winning Powerball numbers.

As of Wednesday’s drawing, this Pattern has appeared in 33.8% of the 145 drawings, and had previously played in the recent February 11th drawing.

The General Order of the evening was [2-1-1-1-1], making its eleventh appearance. This General Order has now played in 22.4% of the 49 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared and in 7.59% of all drawings. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was also last seen on February 11th.

The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its second appearance and has now played in 18.2% of the 11 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.08% of the 49 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared and in 1.38% of all Powerball drawings. The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its debut in the August 31st, 2016 drawing.

Our Powerball coverage concludes with the repeating Three-Number Combination 10, 28, and 61, which made its debut in the July 9th, 2016 drawing.

Repeating Three-Number Combination can be seen in the red box.

Will the momentum for Lotto Texas and Powerballl continue as we look forward to Saturday?

A Wisp of Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day has come and gone on the calendar, but Mega Millions had other plans! The little bit of Valentine’s Day wasn’t the only thing we saw in the February 21st drawing. We saw not one, but two repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which in fact has appeared twice before!

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 139th appearance, with winning numbers 9, 21, 30, 32, 75, MB 9.

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

This Pattern has now played in 39.8% of the 349 drawings thus far and was last seen exactly one week prior in the February 14th drawing.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 40th appearance, its first since the November 15th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has played in 28.8% of the 139 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.5% of all drawings.

The Specific Order of the evening was 1 2 1 0 1 1, making its ninth appearance. As of Tuesday’s drawing, this Specific Order has played in 22.5% of the 40 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order appeared, 6.47% of the 139 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern had appeared, and in 2.59% of all drawings. To see when the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen, we need to go back to the August 9th, 2016.

And now for the biggest draw of the evening: the repeating Three-Number Combinations! The Combinations were

  • 9, 21, 75 (Debuted October 9th, 2015)
  • 21, 30, MB 9 (Previously played September 29th, 2015 and September 30th, 2016)
The 2x Three-Number Combination is in the red box. The 3x Combination is in the blue box.

With one week to go before Mardi Gras, Mega Millions had turned it up a notch. Will the momentum continue to build up, or will Friday night be a night of rest?

Two Rounds of 3-2-1

Although we saw no repeating Four-Number (Lotto Texas) or Three-Number Combinations (Powerball) on February 18th, the pre-Mardi Gras momentum kept going. Powerball saw a General Order that hadn’t played in almost a year and a new Specific Order. Although Powerball had most of the momentum, there was one moment it got to share with Lotto Texas. That moment was the Pattern.

Lotto Texas

For the 739th time, the {3-2-1} Pattern played with winning numbers 5, 11, 14, 21, 38, and 44.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52% of the 1422 Lotto Texas drawings. Additionally, the {3-2-1} Pattern remains the most commonly seen Pattern by a wide margin. We last saw this Pattern earlier this month in the February 1st drawing.

The Specific Order of the evening was 3 1 2, making its 134th appearance. This Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the 739 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.42% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday, we last saw the 3 1 2 Specific Order play in the January 11th, 2017 drawing.

Powerball

 Just as in Lotto Texas, the {3-2-1} Pattern played. The winning numbers were 3, 7, 9, 31, 33, and PB 20.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Unlike the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, this is one of the least commonly seen Patterns in Powerball. Now with six appearances, Powerball’s {3-2-1} Pattern has played in approximately 4.17% of the 144 drawings. This Pattern was last seen in the January 25th, 2017 drawing.

The [3-2-1] General Order made its second appearance, its first since the March 16th, 2016 drawing. As of Saturday, this General Order has played in 33.3% of the six drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.39% of all drawings.

The biggest development of the evening was the debut of the 3 0 2 0 0 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in half of the two drawings where the [3-2-1] General Order has appeared, approximately 16.7% of the six drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.69% of all drawings.

Will other rarely-seen Patterns appear in the week ahead? Will other Specific Orders make their debut?

Resting Up Before Mardi Gras

In our last Mega Millions post, we were wondering if we would see the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore or if a rare Pattern would get exposure. Alas, these did not come to pass. With Mardi Gras coming on February 28th, Mega Millions got the idea to rest up a bit on Friday night.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 109th appearance in the February 17th drawing. The winning numbers were 4, 56, 58, 67, 75, and MB 8.

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

This Pattern has now played in 31.3% of the 348 drawings, and previously played exactly one week prior on February 10th . The {2-2-1-1} Pattern remained the second-most commonly seen Pattern. Unlike “sister” Powerball, it will be a while yet before it catches up to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order played for the 32nd time. As of Friday, this General Order has played in 29.4% of the 109 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.2% of all Mega Millions drawings. We last saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order earlier this year in the January 3rd drawing.

Next, we have the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order, now having made three appearances. This Specific Order has now played in 9.375% of the 32 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared, 2.75% of the 109 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in in 0.86% of all drawings. To see when the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order previously played, we need to go back to the May 24th, 2016 drawing. For those of you who have been following our blog since the beginning, this was just before we launched.

And now, the conclusion of our Mega Millions analysis. Friday’s drawing gifted us with the repeating Three-Number Combination 58, 75, and MB 8, which debuted in the September 6th, 2016 drawing.

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

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern be the one to make an encore on Tuesday’s drawing?

Coupling Up After Valentine’s Day

Roses are red

No need to feel sour

Two lotteries in one night

Numbers wield great power

And lots of it. This February 15th was more than just the day after Valentine’s Day. Lotto Texas and Powerball had their drawings, and there was coupling up in both. By “coupling up”, we mean there was a Pattern and an Order that shared a “previously played” date. The dates, of course, varied.

Lotto Texas

For the 122nd time, the {3-3} Pattern came out to play. The winning numbers were 1, 4, 5, 43, 53, and 54.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now appeared in 8.59% of the 1421 Lotto Texas drawings to date, and was last seen in the January 21st, 2017 drawing.

The 3 0 3 Specific Order made its 44th appearance, and has now played in 36.1% of the 122 drawings where the {3-3} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.1% of all drawings. Like the {3-3} Pattern, this Specific Order was last seen a few weeks ago in the January 21st drawing.

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations, sorry to say

Those will have to wait for another day.

Powerball

The Powerball Pattern of the evening was {3-1-1-1}, with winning numbers 5, 28, 33, 38, 42, and PB 19.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Now with 27 appearances, this Pattern has now played in 18.9% of the 143 Powerball drawings. We last saw this Pattern exactly two weeks prior in the February 1st drawing.

Next, the [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 11th appearance, and it was also last seen on February 1st. With that said, this General Order has now played in 40.7% of the 27 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.69% of all drawings.

The 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order made its world debut, meaning that it has now played in 9.09% of the eleven drawings where the [1-1-3-1-] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.70% of the 27 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.7% of all drawings.

Talk of a repeating Three-Number Combination, that we can do

It came in the form of 28, 38, and 42

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

This past Christmas Eve was when it made its debut.

It definitely can be said

That momentum for Lotto Texas and Powerball is far from dead!

What will the weekend have in store?

Will there be a lull or a mighty uproar?

Candy, Champagne, and Numbers

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Not only does it mark the halfway point in February, it’s a day of love and romance. It’s a day of makeups and breakups, a day full of chocolates, cards, candy, and…Mega Millions? Well, yes! This year, a Mega Millions drawing fell on this holiday. Grab that box of chocolates and take a gander at the analysis for the February 14th, 2017 drawing. Leftover champagne drinking is optional.

Tuesday’s winning Pattern was the {2-1-1-1-1}, having made its 138th appearance. The winning numbers were 7, 11, 33, 60, 68, and MB 15.

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

This Pattern has now played in 39.8% of the 347 Mega Millions drawings and remained the most commonly played Pattern. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern exactly one week prior in the February 7th drawing.

Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was also previously seen on February 7th. Now with 36 appearances, this General Order has played in 26.1% of the 138 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.4% of all drawings.

The 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order made its eighth appearance, its first since the August 2nd, 2016 drawing. As of Tuesday, this Specific Order has played in approximately 22.2% of the 36 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, 5.80% of the 138 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.31% of all drawings.

For those of you who are positively in love with repeating Three-Number Combinations, you’re in luck! The Three-Number Combination 11, 68, and MB 15 made its second appearance.

The repeating Three-Number Combination is highlighted at the bottom.
The repeating Three-Number Combination is highlighted at the bottom.

This Combination made its debut in the October 14th, 2014 drawing.

As we march onward through the second half of February, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore, or will a rarely seen Pattern get a shot? Will there be a lull before a Mardi Gras explosion?