Pummeling and (Near) Playbacks

One word described the night of August 5, 2020: brutal. Lotto Texas and Powerball players got pummeled for even daring to think they could win either of the jackpots. It could be argued that players of the former bore the brunt of it, as there was a Texas-sized playback. With that playback came a jackpot now worth $30.25 million. That quiet, unassuming Lotto Texas ain’t so quiet these days, and hasn’t been for some time.

A playback looked to be on the horizon in Powerball but no go. The jackpot there settled at a comfortable $158 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The uncommonly seen {3-3} Pattern was the cause of the kerfuffle here. With winning numbers 8, 12, 15, 37, 44 and 54, this Pattern made its 141st appearance.

Different pattern, same result: a rising jackpot! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Now, 141 is a pretty big number, but see, there have been 1783 Lotto Texas drawings. Of those drawings, the {3-3} Pattern has only played in 7.91% of them.

Now with 53 appearances, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has played in 37.6% of the 141 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1783 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.98% of the time.

Both the {3-3} Pattern and the 3 0 3 Specific Order were last seen in the June 13, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

The {3-3} Pattern couldn’t bear to act alone. In addition to the playback, it was accompanied by a posse of repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 8, 37, 44, 54 (Debuted October 30, 2010)
  • 8, 15, 44, 54 (Debuted March 16, 2019)
  • 12, 15, 37, 54 (Debuted April 10, 2002)
  • 8, 12, 15, 37 (Debuted August 23, 2006)
Bunches of repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 141st appearance with winning numbers 7, 14, 17, 57, 65 and PB 24.

Sticking with a familiar Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.9% of the 505 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 32.6% of the 141 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 505 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.11% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order were last seen July 22, 2020.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 15.2% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.96% of the 141 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.39% of all 505 drawings. We last saw the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order October 16, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combination 7, 57 and PB 24 debuted January 12, 2019.

Single and near the middle! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Saturday night continue the trend of rising jackpots?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

On the {2-1-1-1-1} Foot

August arrived in Mega Millions and like the heat, there was no letting go of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. After the grand prize had been grabbed so quickly after resetting, it seemed right to stick with the tried and true. With a jackpot that bumped up to $22 million, this strategy paid off.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore of August 4, 2019 was made possible by 2, 22, 30, 42, 62 and MB 20. This Pattern has now played 258 times.

Starting a new month with a familiar Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 590 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order also hopped aboard the encore train! With that said, this General Order’s 77th appearance means it has played in 29.8% of the 258 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 590 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 13.1% of the time.

Recall that both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order were last seen July 31, 2020.

Now with 15 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.5% of the 77 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.81% of the 258 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.54% of all 590 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order played November 15, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 22, 30 and 42 debuted March 13, 2015.

Back from a five-year absence. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order come back Friday night?

Sitting High and Mighty on the Lottery Hill

We’ve entered the eighth month and the lotteries just won’t budge. Did Lotto Texas and Powerball find industrial-grade glue and plant themselves firmly at the top? Truthfully, it was their love of teasing players that kept the prizes unwinnable August 1, 2020. With no one picking the six winning numbers, Lotto Texas and Powerball ascended to $29.5 million and $147 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 946th appearance with winning numbers 4, 10, 24, 27, 36 and 48.

Starting August with the most common Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 53.1% of the 1782 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen July 22, 2020.

Now with 158 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.7% of the 946 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1782 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.87% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played July 18, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

The repeating Four-Number Combination 4, 27, 36 and 48 debuted January 25, 2014.

The singleton. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 25, 36, 43, 48 and PB 24, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 193rd appearance.

Another lottery and its most common Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 38.3% of the 504 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 54 appearances, has played in 28% of the 193 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 504 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played July 25, 2020.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.7% of the 54 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.66% of the 193 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.79% of all 504 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order played September 18, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern got an assist from a volley of repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A bundle and a couple of “stray” repeaters. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will this summer of rising jackpots continue, or will at least one lottery jackpot come tumbling down in the weeks ahead?

The Golden Nuggets of Mega Millions

What comes to mind when you hear or see the word “California”? Whether you’re thinking of Silicon Valley or thrown into fits of irrational rage, there’s no denying that The Golden State is an economic powerhouse. Being the most populous state in the U.S. is nothing to sneeze at, either. And it was one, just one of those residents who could claim the $22 million prize offered in the July 31, 2020 drawing.

The jackpot was swooped up faster than anyone could say, “Gnarly!” Naturally, the jackpot reset itself to $20 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The lone winner got an assist from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 12, 35, 46, 48, 69 and MB 23. This Pattern has now played 257 times.

Ending the month with the most commonly seen Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.6% of the 589 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen July 24, 2020.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 76 appearances, has played in 29.6% of the 257 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 589 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.9% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played July 14, 2020.

Now with 17 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.4% of the 76 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.61% of the 257 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.89% of all 589 drawings. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order played October 4, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which debuted exactly two years ago!

  • 12, 35, 46 (Debuted March 25, 2016)
  • 12, 35, 69 (Debuted July 31, 2018)
The read floats (close) to the top. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore be how Mega Millions kicks off August?

And They Just Keep Rising

Lotto Texas and Powerball are done with July and what a showing! Lotto Texas’s jackpot held strong, making it to $29 million. That’s one of the highest jackpots this blog has covered so far! And would you believe this relatively enormous jackpot was thanks to a {4-1-1} Pattern encore? Powerball’s jackpot didn’t get knocked off its pedestal, either. The jackpot there climbed to $137 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern encore of July 29, 2020 was thanks to 3, 7, 10, 12, 32 and 51. This Pattern has now played 197 times.

Another round of the {4-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11.1% of the 1781 Lotto Texas drawings. Recall that the {4-1-1} Pattern was last seen July 25, 2020.

Now with 63 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32% of the 197 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1781 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.54% of the time. Prior to Wednesday, the 4 1 1 Specific Order played March 21, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

A duo of repeating Four-Number Combinations also took to the stage:

Double the repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

July 29th also saw the 98th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 7, 29, 35, 40, 45 and PB 26.

Close to 100 appearances! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.5% of the 503 Powerball drawings and was last seen July 15, 2020.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 35 appearances, has played in 35.7% of the 98 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 6.96% of all 503 drawings. The [1-3-1-1] General Order was last seen in the May 20, 2020 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.57% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.06% of the 98 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.60% of all 503 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 0 3 1 0 1 Specific Order played April 4, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 The repeating Three-Number Combinations were as follows:

  • 7, 29, 40 (Debuted February 17, 2016)
  • 29, 40, PB 26 (Debuted July 8, 2017)
On different ends of the table! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball start August with Pattern repeats and jackpots that continue to climb?  

Mega Millions’ Climbing Instinct

Animals, and that includes humans, have a little something called “instinct”. What separates humans from the other animals is that we can choose how to respond to our instincts (for the most part). And what of lotteries? Their instinct is to climb back up once they’re inevitably knocked down. The height to which they climb varies, but climb they do.

Mega Millions was no exception July 28, 2020. The penultimate drawing of the month was the beginning of yet another climb cycle. With no one selecting the six winning numbers, the jackpot rose to $22 million.

General Lottery Analysis

A cosmic shift came in the form of playing the {3-2-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 17, 20, 27, 31, 34 and MB 19, this Pattern played for the 29th time.

Sighting of a rarely-seen Mega Millions Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 588 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now appeared in 4.93% of them. Prior to Tuesday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern was seen June 16, 2020.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 16 appearances, has played in 55.2% of the 29 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 588 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.72% of the time. We last saw the [3-2-1] General Order in the June 5, 2020 drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 0 3 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 16 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.90% of the 29 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.34% of all 588 drawings. The 0 3 2 0 0 1 Specific Order first appeared September 19, 2014. This was reconfigured from that night’s Specific Order:  0 4 1 0 0 1.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 27, 31, 34 debuted August 13, 2019.

Accompanied by a repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {3-2-1} Pattern isn’t commonly seen in Mega Millions. Still, with the last drawing of the month happening this Friday, going big wouldn’t be out of the question. What better way to end July than with a {3-2-1} Pattern encore? We’ll have to wait and see!

Fortifying the Jackpot Fortresses

A grand shift is underway. July is almost over, and there are only a few more weeks until the start of the school year. Pandemic or no, that time of year is filled with both excitement and dread. Such a shift doesn’t exist for Lotto Texas or Powerball. Instead, they spent the night of July 25, 2020 fortifying their jackpot fortresses.

Both lotteries saw rising jackpots, one of which was thanks to the power of a playback. Lotto Texas grew to $28.5 million, the highest this blog has covered. Powerball extended its membership in the nine-figure club with a prize worth $126 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 15, 25, 42, 47, 49 and 52, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 196th appearance.

Over $28 million and still climbing! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11% of the 1780 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen July 15, 2020.

Now with 69 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 35.2% of the 196 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1780 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.88% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 1 4 Specific Order played July 11, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 15, 47, 49 and 52 debuted February 8, 2017.

A side of repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 192nd appearance with 5, 21, 36, 61, 62 and PB 18.

Powerball is hard to take down! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.2% of the 502 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 27.6% of the 192 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 502 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.6% of the time.

Now with 19 appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 35.8% of the 153 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 9.90% of the 192 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.78% of all 502 drawings.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, and the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order were last seen in the July 18, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Staying in the nine-figure club meant making some sacrifices. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

As July begins to transition into August, will Lotto Texas and Powerball’s jackpots continue their rise?

Joisey Millions

Mega Millions sizzled and then saw a big cool down. How you ask? The jackpot, once standing tall at $124 million, was brought down to size by a player in New Jersey. And wouldn’t you know it? A {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak and a [1-2-1-1-1] General Order encore joined forces to make the win possible! As is the nature of such things, the jackpot reset to $20 million. In this strange new world, Lotto Texas currently has a larger jackpot than Mega Millions.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak established on July 24, 2020 was made possible by winning numbers 8, 33, 39, 54, 58 and MB 17. Not only has this Pattern now played four times in a row, it has played 256 times altogether.

The winning streak! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 587 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.6% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 60 appearances, has played in 23.4% of the 256 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 587 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order were last seen July 21, 2020.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 60 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.69% of the 256 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.04% of all 587 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played June 19, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

There was enough room for repeating Three-Number Combination 33, 39 and 58, which debuted July 4, 2014.


A single repeater near the middle. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Even though the Mega Millions jackpot has reset, there’s the matter of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak! Will it continue into next week, and will the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order see a three-peat?

Still Aboard the Jackpot Train

Summer 2020 is looking to be the summer of jackpot hikes. True, there are only a few days left in July and there’s still August but save for a couple of hiccups, Powerball has remained strong, and Lotto Texas has yet to stumble! July 22, 2020 meant taking on more jackpot. With no one picking the six winning numbers in either Lotto Texas or Powerball, their respective jackpots rose to $27.75 million and $117 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore, and its 945th appearance overall, were made possible by 12, 18, 32, 39, 47 and 52.

A power boost by encore! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 53.1% of the 1779 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen July 18, 2020.

Now with 137 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.5% of the 945 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1779 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.70% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played June 20, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Although a {3-2-1} Pattern encore gave the jackpot a boost, it didn’t produce any repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 16, 25, 36, 44, 55 and PB 14, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 140th appearance.

No Pattern encore but a rising jackpot still! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.9% of the 501 Powerball drawings and was last seen July 8, 2020.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 45 appearances, has played in 32.1% of the 140 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 501 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.98% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played May 16, 2020.

Now with four appearances, the 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.89% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.86% of the 140 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.80% of all 501 drawings. The 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen November 27, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Bundled together! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the jackpot hikes continue, or will the jackpot train make a stop for at least one lottery?

Embracing the Heat with a Pattern Three-peat

It’s the heart of summer and, like the heat, Mega Millions doesn’t look to be cooling down anytime soon! One reason for the lottery heatwave is a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat. The other? A boost in the jackpot to $124 million, which of course said three-peat had a hand in.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat of July 21, 2020 was due to winning numbers 14, 25, 26, 41, 43 and MB 15. This Pattern has now played 255 times.

Heat brought on by a three-peat! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

There have now been 586 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.5% of the time. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen July 17, 2020.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 59 appearances, has played in 23.1% of the 255 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 586 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order in the June 26, 2020 drawing.

Now with 11 appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 59 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.31% of the 255 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.88% of all 586 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order played April 26, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

It was too hot to throw out repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the heat continue Friday night with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak?