The Path of the Encore

Love the Pattern encore. Embrace the Pattern encore, for on its path lays the way to vast riches. So sayeth the Book of Mega Millions.

Seriously, though. October 27, 2020 saw the return of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. With none of the players picking the six winning numbers, the jackpot grew to $118 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 13, 34, 46, 62 and MB 1, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 270th appearance.

Kicking off with an encore! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has now played in 44% of the 614 Mega Millions drawings. Recall that this Pattern was last seen October 23, 2020.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 66 appearances, has played in 24.4% of the 270 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 614 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order September 8, 2020.

Now with 21 appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 31.8% of the 66 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.78% of the 270 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.42% of all 614 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order played March 3, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 13, 34 and 62 debuted January 7, 2014.

Boxed in red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions end October with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat?  

Different Flavors of Playback

The theme for October 24, 2020 was “Playback”. For the uninitiated or those who need a refresher, a playback occurs when either of the following conditions are met:

  1. An Australia Play: The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order are the same, at least for Mega Millions and Powerball. For Lotto Texas, it would apply only to Pattern and Specific Order (no General Order).
  2. The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order played on the same date. Like the Australia Play, the General Order is not applicable to Lotto Texas.

Saturday night saw both kinds of playback and was a boon for both Lotto Texas and Powerball! The intrepid players were thrown off their game and the prizes grew to $6.75 million and $116 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas saw its 245th Australia Play with winning numbers 5, 10, 27, 36, 38 and 44!

Saturday night Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 13.6% of the time. The last Australia Play was September 23, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

The arrival of an Australia Play meant no repeating Four-Number Combinations. This is a huge contrast from the Combination explosion we saw Wednesday night!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 103rd appearance with 18, 20, 27, 45, 65 and PB 6.

Hidden depths abound in these numbers! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 528 drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.5% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 31 appearances, has played in 30.1% of the 103 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 528 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.87% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.6% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.80% of the 103 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.33% of all 528 drawings.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, [3-1-1-1] General Order, and the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order were last seen together in the September 12, 2020 drawing!

Three-Number Combinations

No room for repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

By the power of double playback action, Lotto Texas and Powerball are heading into the last week of October with plenty of momentum. Will it power them on to make even more jackpot gains?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Push

It was only about a month ago that Mega Millions was forced to reset its jackpot to $20 million. With a little help from its most common Pattern, the jackpot made it over the $100 million line! No grand prize winners meant a boost to $109 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 269th appearance with 18, 34, 44, 60, 69 and MB 22.

A little help from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 613 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.9% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern October 16, 2020.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 60 appearances, has played in 22.3% of the 269 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 613 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.79% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played September 11, 2020.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 60 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.35% of the 269 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.47% of all 613 drawings. The 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen April 3, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 34, 44 and MB 22 debuted April 17, 2018.

An extra boost to Friday night’s drawing! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern create a streak next week?

Why, Whatever “Four”?

That time of year is almost here. A time of treats, trickery, turkey, and bright decorations. That’s right: “Hallowthankmas” is upon us! While people scramble to find the best deals, what do lotteries do to prepare for this cherished time?

If you were Lotto Texas or Powerball on October 21, 2020, then you fell in love with the number 4. Well, repeating Four-Number Combinations, anyway. Yes, Powerball got in on the repeating Four-Number Combination action and believe it or not, one of its “babies” is a repeating Three-Number Combination that played for the fourth time! This love of repeating Four-Number Combinations paid off for the lotteries. Lotto Texas jumped to $6.5 million and Powerball crossed over the $100 million line; $102 million became the prize.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 198th appearance with 6, 14, 16, 17, 24 and 46.

A playback is abound! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11% of the 1805 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 64 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.3% of the 198 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1805 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.55% of the time.

It just so happened that this iteration of the {4-1-1} Pattern was part of a playback! This Pattern and the 4 1 1 Specific Order played together in the July 29, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations made their rounds:

  • 6, 14, 17, 46 (Debuted June 27, 2009)
  • 6, 16, 24, 46 (Debuted December 12, 2009)
  • 14, 16, 17, 46 (Debuted March 30, 2016)
Rounded-up repeating Three-Number Combos! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 3, 13, 44, 56 and PB 26, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 33rd appearance.

Putting Powerball over the $100 million line! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 527 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 6.26% of the time.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 17 appearances, has played in 51.5% of the 33 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 527 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 3.23% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the [3-2-1] General Order played July 4, 2020.

Now with four appearances, the 3 0 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 23.5% of the 17 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 12.1% of the 33 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.76% of all 527 drawings. The 3 0 0 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen January 8, 2020.

Four-Number Combination

Repeating Four-Number Combination 1, 3, 13 and 44 debuted in the December 23, 2017 drawing.

The royal blue repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Three-Number Combinations

Naturally, a repeating Four-Number Combination births four repeating Three-Number Combinations. One Combination, 1, 3, and 13, has done this three times before, and all in the same year no less! This Combination actually debuted in the January 11, 2017 drawing. Subsequent appearances were October 11, 2017 and December 23, 2017.

The other repeating Three-Number Combinations made their debut in the December 23, 2017 drawing:

  • 1, 3, 44
  • 3, 13, 44
  • 1, 13, 44
The one that played the most rested on top (of course)! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to show their love for repeating Four-Number Combinations Saturday night or will they step back?

On the Edge of $100 Million

One week has passed since Mega Millions saw a Combination explosion. The explosion was powerful enough that the drawing after was more civil. That civility paid off, for the jackpot saw a boost. Mega Millions stuck with the civil approach this past Tuesday and was rewarded with a prize that grew to $97 million.

General Lottery Analysis

October 20, 2020 saw the 30th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 46, 54, 57, 58, 66 and MB 10.

Not that common in Mega Millions! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 4.90% of the 612 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen July 28, 2020.

The [2-3-1] General Order, now with 14 appearances, has played in 46.7% of the 30 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 612 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.29% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-3-1] General Order played June 16, 2020.

On its way to a jackpot boost, Mega Millions saw fit to debut the 0 0 0 2 3 1 Specific Order! This Specific Order has now played in 7.14% of the 14 drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1-]. Additionally, it has now played in 3.33% of the 30 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.16% of all 612 drawings.

Three-Number Combinations

There was also room for a repeating Three-Number Combination: 46, 57 and 66.

All by its lonesome and decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted October 28, 2016.

Will Mega Millions make it past the $100 million threshold Friday night?

They Goin’ Up!

Lotto Texas and Powerball live in different worlds, and Saturday night highlighted just how different they are. The former played an uncommon Pattern while the latter stuck with one of its most common. However, there are nights when these two appear to operate on similar wavelengths.

October 17, 2020 was one of those nights. Both lotteries saw their jackpots increase. Lotto Texas stepped up to $6.25 million and Powerball ascended to $91 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 13, 16, 24, 27, 29 and 31, the {4-2} Pattern made its 195th appearance.

Visit from an uncommon Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.8% of the 1804 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen September 5, 2020.

Now with 32 appearances, the 2 4 0 Specific Order has played in 16.4% of the 195 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1804 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.77% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 4 0 Specific Order played January 11, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time around.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 146th appearance with 6, 10, 31, 37, 44 and PB 23.

Taking a different approach! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 526 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.8% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern October 3, 2020.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 36.3% of the 146 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 526 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played July 8, 2020.

Now with four appearances, the 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.55% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.74% of the 146 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.76% of all 526 drawings. The 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the May 2, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

 Repeating Three-Number Combination 6, 10, and PB 23 debuted March 6, 2019.

Room for a repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

It’ll be That Time of Year ™ soon, and Powerball appears to be getting ready before everyone else! There’s a good chance that sometime in the coming week, the prize will be at least $100 million. Will it be thanks to a {2-2-1-1} Pattern streak, or will it be due to something else?

Mega Millions Takes and Gives

Lotteries giveth, and lotteries taketh away. The opportunity to win millions of dollars is enticing. Throwing off the shackles of the rat race, debts being paid off, and security for future generations can all be yours if you just pick the six winning numbers!

If only it were that simple. Lotteries like Mega Millions aren’t just going to give their millions away! You can’t win if you don’t (or can’t) play and winning isn’t guaranteed.

If you were one of the millions who took part in the October 16, 2020 Mega Millions drawing, then you knew how cruel lotteries can be. Even being just one number off made the difference between $77 million and going back to work Monday morning. On the other hand, persistence can be its own reward; the prize jumped to $86 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The 268th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was made possible by winning numbers 27, 32, 50, 52, 57 and MB 12.

The numbers that boosted the jackpot! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

There have now been 611 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.9% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 82 appearances, has played in 30.6% of the 268 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 611 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 13.4% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played October 2, 2020.

Now with 17 appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20.7% of the 82 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.34% of the 268 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.78% of all 611 drawings. The 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen April 7, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 27, 32, and MB 12 debuted October 5, 2018.

Throw it in! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the players encounter the creation of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak next week?

The Wednesday Night Hush

The halfway mark is a good checkpoint. You’ve made it 50 percent of the way and it’s time to make assessments. Do you keep your current pace, or do you change gears? For Lotto Texas and Powerball, it’s a no-brainer. After a busy start to October, in part due to the former’s fall from the top, mid-October (or close to it) is the perfect time to slow down!

Yes, there was a Pattern encore October 14, 2020 and a playback surfaced. And yes, the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball leveled up to $6 million and $82 million, respectively. However, there was a certain something missing from that night’s lottery drawings.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 12, 17, 29, 31 and 35, the {3-3} Pattern made its 144th appearance.

A bittersweet Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1803 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 7.99% of the time.

Now with 46 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has played in 31.9% of the 144 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1803 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.55% of the time.

Both the {3-3} Pattern and the 3 3 0 Specific Order were last seen September 30, 2020. It was this very Pattern and Specific Order that brought Lotto Texas down to size.

Four-Number Combinations

The playback was a bittersweet reminder of what Lotto Texas once had. Reminiscing over what was meant no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern went for the three-peat with 21, 37, 52, 53, 58 and PB 5. This Pattern has now played 203 times.

Preppy but quiet night! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.7% of the 525 Powerball drawings and was last seen October 10, 2020.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 41 appearances, has played in 20.2% of the 203 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 525 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.81% of the time. The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order was last seen in the September 23, 2020 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 9.76% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.97% of the 203 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.76% of all 525 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order played March 13, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

Powerball was more upbeat than Lotto Texas. However, no repeating Three-Number Combinations were found.

Will the second half of October be a mellow one for Lotto Texas and Powerball, or will the mood change Saturday night?

The Mad, Mad {3-1-1-1} Pattern

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern may not be Mega Millions’ most played Pattern (that honor goes to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern) but it knows how to go big!

There was more, far more, to the October 13, 2020 drawing than what the numbers showed. So much in fact that the introduction to today’s post wouldn’t be enough. What happened that was so grand? Well, for starters, it was grand enough that the jackpot grew to $77 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The 115th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was thanks to 11, 44, 45, 46, 70 and MB 25.

This was no quiet {3-1-1-1} Pattern appearance! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 610 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 18.9% of the time. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern previously played in the October 6, 2020 drawing.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 38 appearances, has played in 33% of the 115 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 610 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.23% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played September 22, 2020.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 0 3 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.5% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.48% of the 115 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.66% of all 610 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 0 3 1 1 Specific Order May 21, 2019.

Four-Number Combination

If you scratch Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing, you’ll find repeating Four-Number Combination 11, 44, 45 and 46, which debuted August 14, 2018!

The catalyst for Combination madness! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Three-Number Combinations

Naturally, a repeating Four-Number Combination birthed four repeating Three-Number Combinations. Only three of these four debuted in the August 14th drawing mentioned earlier:

  • 11, 44, 45 (Debuted March 17, 2015)
  • 11, 44, 46
  • 44, 45, 46
  • 11, 45, 46

Mega Millions loved repeating Three-Number Combinations to the point that it thought nothing about adding two more!

Red and blue all over! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern be daring enough to make an encore Friday night?

Lotto Texas: “I’m Still Relevant!”

Lotto Texas has a smaller jackpot than everyone else, true. That, however, has no effect on which Pattern is thrown to the masses. Or does it?

For a while, Lotto Texas was the one on top. And, although it has come to terms with the current situation, there’s nothing like the thrill of having the highest jackpot, a feeling that both Mega Millions and Powerball take for granted.

 October 10, 2020 was a night in which Lotto Texas tried to recreate that feeling. Oh, the jackpot wasn’t going to magically boost to $50 million, but a boost, any boost, would be sufficient.  The players be gifted with another showing of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Additional shenanigans with repeating Four-Number Combinations helped push the jackpot to $5.75 million.

Powerball was the calm one Saturday night. Unlike the frantic nature of that “uppity” lottery, Powerball exercised poise and grace. That paid off, for the jackpot got a hefty boost to $72 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat was made possible by winning numbers 2, 7, 23, 38, 51 and 53. This Pattern has now played 955 times.

A Pattern streak on the way? Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1802 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 53% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen October 7, 2020.

Now with 138 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.5% of the 955 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1802 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.66% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played July 22, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

There was enough room to spare for three repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 2, 7, 51 ,53 (Debuted September 19, 2015)
  • 2, 7, 38, 51 (Debuted December 7, 2019)
  • 7, 23, 38, 53 (Debuted January 12, 2002)
There’s always room for repeating Four-Number Combos! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Saturday night also saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore. With winning numbers 5, 18, 23, 40, 50 and PB 18, this Pattern made its 202nd appearance.

Another common Pattern returns! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.5% of the 524 Powerball drawings. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an appearance earlier this week.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 202 appearances, has played in 25.2% of the 202 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 524 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.73% of the time. The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order was last seen in the September 26, 2020 drawing.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.8% of the 51 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.97% of the 202 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.15% of all 524 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order played August 29, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations were also present:

  • 18, 40, 50 (Debuted May 20, 2020)
  • 5, 40, 50 (Debuted May 2, 2018)
Boxed in! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Despite being in separate “classes”, Lotto Texas and Powerball opted to play their most commonly seen Patterns this week. Both the {3-2-1} and the {2-1-1-1-1} Patterns are known for Pattern streaks, one method they employ to stay on top! Will these Pattern streaks surface next week?