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?

That Plucky {4-2} Pattern

The lottery momentum continued the night of February 11th. For as long as Lottery Binge has been online, this is the second time we’ve seen the {4-2} Pattern appear not once, not twice, but three times in a row. Powerball on the other hand simmered down a bit.

Lotto Texas

The {4-2} Pattern three-peat on Saturday night was thanks to winning numbers 24, 25, 26, 29, 41, and 53.

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

This Pattern has now appeared 160 times, and has played in 11.3% of the 1420 Lotto Texas drawings. Recall that the {4-2} Pattern was last seen in Wednesday’s drawing.

The 0 4 2 Specific Order made its 31st appearance, the first since the September 17th, 2016 drawing. As of Saturday’s drawing, this Specific Order has now played in 19.375% of the 160 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and 2.18% of all drawings.

One observation we’ve made is that with the past two consecutive appearances of the {4-2} Pattern, there’ve been at least one repeating Four-Number Combination. Saturday night was no exception. The Four-Number Combination 24, 25, 29, and 41 made its second appearance, after having debuted in the November 19th, 2014 drawing.

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

It’s not often that we see the {4-2} Pattern make a three-peat appearance.

Powerball

Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern retained its lead as the most commonly seen Pattern. The 48th appearance was represented by winning numbers 5, 9, 17, 37, 64, and PB 2.

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

This Pattern has now played in 33.8% of the 142 drawings to date, and previously played in the January 18th, 2017 drawing.

Next, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 10th appearance, its first since the January 7th, 2017 drawing. This General Order has now played in 20.8% of the 48 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.04% of all drawings.

Our Powerball coverage concludes with the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order, making its third appearance. As of Saturday, this Specific Order has played in 30% of the 10 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, 6.25% of the 48 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} drawing has appeared, and in 2.11% of all drawings. Like the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the January 7th drawing.

As we look to the week ahead, will we see an unprecedented four-peat of the {4-2} Pattern in Lotto Texas? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} in Powerball hold on to its lead?

February Huff n’ Puff

In our last Mega Millions post, we were wondering whether the February 10th drawing would be low-key or an explosion of numbers. Although it was a far cry from the six-peat we saw last summer, or even an Australia Play, Friday’s drawing had a bit more oomph to it.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 108th appearance, with winning numbers 32, 39, 51, 62, 75 and MB 14.

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

This Pattern has now played in 31.2% of the 346 drawings to date, and was seen exactly one week prior in the February 3rd drawing. Unlike the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in Powerball, this {2-2-1-1} Pattern has a way to go before catching up to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 39th appearance, its first since the January 31st, 2017 drawing. This General Order has now played in 36.1% of the 108 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 11.3% of all drawings.

Next, the 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order played for the fourth time. This Specific Order has now played in 10.3% of the 39 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] Pattern has appeared, 3.70% of the 108 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in 1.16% of all drawings. Prior to Friday’s drawing, the 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played in the April 8th, 2016 drawing ten months ago.

The biggest event in an otherwise low-key evening was the repeat appearance of two Three-Number Combinations:

  • 39, 51, and 75, which debuted in the January 8th, 2016 drawing, and
  • 39, 51, and MB 14, which debuted in the May 9th, 2014 drawing
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The bottom two Combinations repeated.

The next Mega Millions drawing falls on Valentine’s Day. Will someone strike the jackpot, or will those numbers cause broken hearts?

No Hump Here

Ah, Wednesday, that one day where everyone thinks, “If I can get over the hump, the rest of the week’ll be easy.” Yes, happy hours are the standard way of celebrating that mid-week milestone. Another way to celebrate, of course, is to play the lottery. Lotto Texas and Powerball didn’t lose any momentum after the Super Bowl. If the Patterns that played on February 8th were anything to go by, they gained momentum!

Lotto Texas

The {4-2} Pattern made an encore. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 10, 15, 47, 49, 51 and 52, marking the 159th appearance of the {4-2} Pattern.

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

This Pattern has now appeared in 11.2% of the 1419 drawings to date and previously played in the February 4th, 2017 drawing.

The Specific Order of the evening was 2 0 4, which was last seen in the October 8th, 2016 drawing. As of Wednesday, this Specific Order has played 20 times, meaning it has played in 12.6% of the 159 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.41% of all drawings.

Lotto Texas also gifted us with a repeat appearance of two Four-Number Combinations:

  • 10, 47, 49, and 52, which debuted September 1st, 2007 and
  • 15, 47, 51, and 52, which debuted December 3rd, 2016.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. Repeating Combinations are highlighted in red boxes.

It’s not often that we see a Four-Number Combination repeat a short while after its debut.

Powerball

Powerball saw the 15th appearance of the Australia Play.  The winning numbers 14, 20, 42, 49, 66, and PB 5 followed the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

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

Of course, when the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern appears, the [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order make their appearance too. All three have played in 10.6% of the 141 Powerball drawings to date, and were last seen a few weeks ago in the January 28th drawing.

This Australia Play also spawned a repeat of the Three-Number Combination 14, 66, and PB 5, which debuted on November 14th, 2015.

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.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball keep up the momentum, or will they simmer down on Saturday night?

Brought Back Down to Earth

Super Bowl LI has come and gone. The New England Patriots won another Super Bowl in what will be remembered as a historical game. As the excitement wore down and everyone went back to their lives, Mega Millions followed suit. Instead of a three-peat of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, another Pattern played entirely. There were also no repeating Three-Number Combinations to speak of.

The February 7th, 2017 Mega Millions drawing gifted us with the 137th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers this time around were 23, 28, 37, 56, 71, and MB 12.

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

This Pattern has now played in 39.7% of the 345 drawings to date. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the January 27th, 2017 drawing.

Next, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 35th appearance, its first since the January 20th, 2017 drawing. This General Order has played in 25.5% of the 137 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.1% of all drawings.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order, making its seventh appearance. As of Tuesday’s drawing, this Specific Order has played in 20% of the 35 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order appeared, 5.11% of the 137 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in 2.03% of all drawings. The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen just two days before Christmas in the December 23rd, 2016 drawing.

Will Friday night’s drawing be low-key or will it be an explosive start to the weekend?

Pre-Game Numbers Extravaganza

Saturday night, oh what a night! People partied hard and started prepping for the even larger party taking place the next day. On the lottery side of things, Lotto Texas and Powerball had a blowout Super Bowl party of their own. Lotto Texas saw a not-often-seen Pattern that produced not only two repeating Four-Number Combinations, but one Combination that has now played three times. Powerball, on the other hand, saw a Pattern creep its way back up, and possibly give the current champion a run for its money in the Most Commonly Seen department.

Lotto Texas

The February 4th Lotto Texas drawing produced the 158th occurrence of the {4-2} Pattern. The winning numbers were 8, 13, 19, 25, 26, and 29.

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

This Pattern has now played in 11.1% of the 1418 drawings to date, and was last seen in the January 14th, 2017 drawing.

The 2 4 0 Specific Order made its 27th appearance, its first since the September 10th, 2016 drawing. This Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 158 drawings where the {4-2} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.9% of all Lotto Texas drawings.

Lotto Texas’s biggest play of the evening was the repeat appearance of two Four-Number Combinations. These Combinations were:

Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. The Combination repeating three times is highlighted in blue. The Combination repeating twice is highlighted in red.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. The Combination repeating three times is highlighted in blue. The Combination repeating twice is highlighted in red.

While we didn’t see anything that hadn’t played since the Napster days, seeing a Four-Number Combination play three times is impressive!

Powerball

Powerball didn’t have any repeating Three-Number Combinations, and it looks like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern is slowly catching up to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the number of appearances. Saturday’s drawing was the 46th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 6, 13, 16, 17, 52, and PB 25.

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

This Pattern has now played in 32.9% of the 140 Powerball drawings to date. We last saw this Pattern in the January 21st, 2017 drawing. We’ll need to keep an eye on {2-2-1-1}; if this Pattern makes an encore in Wednesday’s drawing, it won’t be the first time it has tied with {2-1-1-1-1} for most plays!

Moving on, the [2-2-1-1] General Order made its eighteenth appearance. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, the [2-2-1-1] General Order was also last seen in the January 21st drawing. This General Order has played in 39.1% of the 46 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 12.9% of all drawings.

Our Powerball coverage concludes with the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order making its fifth appearance. This Specific Order has now played in 27.8% of the 18 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, 10.9% of the 46 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.57% of all drawings. Prior to Saturday, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the November 30th, 2016 drawing.

As we look ahead to next week, will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Powerball? Will Lotto Texas see another Four-Number Combination make its third-ever appearance?

 

Touchdown, Mega Millions

Lottery Trend country is fully in the grips of Super Bowl weekend. Mega Millions itself may be impartial to whichever team wins, and (thankfully) can’t get fat from all the Super Bowl treats, but that didn’t mean it couldn’t mark the occasion in its own way. How, you wonder? The February 3rd drawing saw an encore appearance of Tuesday’s Pattern, and saw a Three-Number Combination repeat!

For those who you keeping score, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern from Tuesday night played again in Friday’s drawing. This time around, the winning numbers were 3, 6, 29, 30, 64, and MB 3.

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

Now with 107 appearances, this Pattern has played in 31.1% of the 344 Mega Millions drawings to date. While impressive, it still has a ways to go before even thinking about overtaking the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, which has played 136 times.

Getting back to the {2-2-1-1} Pattern now, the [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 38th appearance. This General Order has now played in 35.5% of the 107 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in approximately 11% of all drawings. We haven’t seen the [2-2-1-1] General Order in quite some time; it last appeared in the July 26th, 2016 drawing.

If you thought six months (give or take a week) was a long time for a General Order to play again, then the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order hadn’t been seen for a little over a year. This Specific Order previously played in the November 17th, 2015 drawing. Now having played seven times, the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 18.4% of the 38 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, 6.54% of the 107 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.03% of all drawings.

One of the biggest plays of the night was a repeat appearance of the Three-Number Combination 29, 64, and MB 3, which made its debut in the December 6th, 2013 drawing.

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.

Whether you’re a football fan, or just watching for the halftime show, inquiring minds want to know just one thing. Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat?

Greet the New Month with Style

February may be the shortest month but it packs a punch. The Super Bowl is just a few days away, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This year, February started on a Wednesday, which of course means Lotto Texas and Powerball had their drawings! Speaking of Lotto Texas, what better way to start the month than for it to see a Four-Number Combination that debuted almost fifteen years ago?

Lotto Texas

The February 1st drawing gave us an encore appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern with winning numbers 12, 19, 26, 29, 37, and 54.

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

This reigning champion of Patterns has now appeared 738 times and has played in 52.1% of the 1417 Lotto Texas drawings to date. The {3-2-1} Pattern, as you recall, made its appearance in this past Saturday’s drawing.

The 1 3 2 Specific Order, on the other hand, made its prior appearance in the November 19th, 2016 drawing. This Specific Order has now appeared 108 times, and has played in 14.6% of the 738 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. The 1 3 2 Specific Order has also played in 7.62% of all drawings.

February 1st also marked the repeat appearance of Four-Number Combination 12, 29, 37, and 54.

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

This Combination made its debut on April 10th, 2002. To put things in perspective, this was just a few months before the music sharing service Napster shut down.

Powerball

Meanwhile, Powerball saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 9, 43, 57, 60, 64, and PB 10.

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

Now with 26 appearances, this Pattern has played in 18.7% of the 139 drawings. This Pattern previously played a few weeks back in the January 17th drawing.

Like the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-3-1] General Order was last seen on January 17th. This General Order has played in 38.5% of the 26 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 7.19% of all drawings.

Our lottery coverage of the evening concludes with the 1 0 0 1 3 1 Specific Order, playing for the second time. This Specific Order has now played in 20% of the 10 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared, 7.69% of the 26 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.44% of all drawings. The 1 0 0 1 3 1 Specific Order made its debut in the October 8th, 2016 drawing.

Super Bowl weekend is upon us. Will Lotto Texas and/or Powerball make a big play, or will they cede the excitement to the gridiron?

January in the Rear View Mirror

January has now come and gone. The days are getting longer (or shorter, depending on where you live), the Super Bowl is a few days away, and spring is just around the corner (right?). Mega Millions was the lucky lottery to end the month this year. While not a big blowout, the month did end on a high note, especially for those of you out there hoping for a repeating Three-Number Combination. Was it the Combination you were hoping for? Let’s find out!

The January 31st, 2017 drawing marked the 106th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern with winning numbers 3, 14, 27, 62, 72, and MB 4.

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

This Pattern has now played in 30.9% of the 343 Mega Millions drawings to date. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern earlier in the month on January 6th.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made is 38th appearance, and like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, previously played on January 6th. This General Order has now played in 35.8% of the 106 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 11.1% of the 343 drawings.

The 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order played for the fourth time, making its first appearance since the February 26th, 2016 drawing. This Specific Order has also played in 10.5% of the 38 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played, 3.77% of the 106 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, and 1.17% of the 343 drawings.

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 14, 72, and MB 4, which made its debut in the September 27th, 2016 drawing.

Repeating Three-Number Combination is in the red box.
Repeating Three-Number Combination is in the red box.

Heading into Super Bowl weekend, will Mega Millions score a touchdown?