Lotteries of Solitude

After the madness we saw this past Wednesday, Lotto Texas and Powerball earned a well-deserved rest. On June 15th, they said “No!” to wild plays and Pattern streaks. Save for a Pattern encore and prizes that respectively rose to $8 million and $92 million, Saturday night was one of the quietest we’ve had in a while.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 9, 12, 16, 46, and 48, the {4-2} Pattern made its 180th appearance.

Rest for the weary. Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1664 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time and was last seen May 25th, 2019.

Now with 26 appearances, the 4 0 2 Specific Order has played in 14.4% of the 180 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1664 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played roughly 1.56% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 4 0 2 Specific Order played March 4th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Keeping with the idea of embracing solitude, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball liked the {3-1-1-1} Pattern so much that it was asked to come back! This Pattern made its 79th appearance with winning numbers 8, 11, 14, 16, 49, and PB 14.

The biggest play of the evening. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Of the 386 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.5% of the time and was last seen June 12th, 2019.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 24 appearances, has played in 30.4% of the 79 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 6.22% of all 386 drawings and was last seen April 3rd, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 16.7% of the 24 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.06% of the 79 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 386 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.04% of the time. The 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen May 19th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Was Saturday night a prelude for how the rest of the month will be or is it the calm before the storm? There is another half of June left in play, after all!

Mellow Mega Millions’ Mega Encore

The date: June 14th, 2019. Fridays are special. They’re a gateway to the weekend, and there are various ways to kick off that two-day mini vacation. Many go to a movie or a nice restaurant. Netflix and chilling with the dog is a less expensive, but increasingly popular, alternative.

If Mega Millions had been a part of your weekend kick-off this past Friday, then you knew the agony (and frustration) of defeat. As the lottery continued its recuperation, it made sure that no one could claim the prize just yet. The jackpot rose to $50 million, hardly chump change but nowhere near the monster that was struck down just last week.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern went for the encore with numbers 19, 40, 47, 57, 65, and MB 6. This Pattern has now played 207 times.

The night wasn’t *totally* quiet. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 471 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.9% of the time and was last seen June 11th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 22.7% of the 207 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 471 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.98% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played March 19th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.8% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.90% of the 207 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.27% of all 471 drawings. The 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen September 11th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 40, 57, and 65, debuted April 19th, 2016.

Three-Number Combinations are also good momentum boosters. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Although it’ll be a while yet before another monster jackpot goes on a rampage, Mega Millions has other means of building momentum. One such way is a Pattern streak. These streaks always start off with an encore, then move on to a three-peat, and so on. Given the nature of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, we’ll need to keep an eye out that three-peat or whichever Pattern decides to block it!

Night of the Living “3”

June 12th, 2019 was taken over by the number 3! The little guy made himself at home in both Lotto Texas and Powerball, whether by showing up alone, as part of another number, or by other means. Means that were tied to a Combination, perhaps?

The invasion left both lotteries without a grand prize winner. Their respective jackpots rose to $7.75 million and $79 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The rarely seen {3-3} Pattern made its 134th appearance with winning numbers 3, 17, 18, 25, 27, and 28.

For the love of “3”. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 8.06% of the 1663 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen November 14th, 2018.

Now with 41 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has also played in 30.6% of the 134 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1663 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.47% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 3 0 Specific Order played May 23rd, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Not only did “3” appear in a {3-3} Pattern, there was also a trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 17, 25, 27, 28 (Debuted May 13th, 2017)
  • 3, 17, 27, 28 (Debuted August 21st, 2010)
  • 3, 18, 25, 28 (Debuted March 4th, 2009)
A trio makes everything better. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Did Powerball love “3” as much as Lotto Texas did, or was it the one that retained its composure?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 33, 38, 42, 57, and PB 13, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 78th appearance.

More threes! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Of the 385 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.3% of the time.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 22 appearances, has played in 28.2% of the 78 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 5.71% of all 385 drawings.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 18.2% of the 22 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.13% of the 78 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.04% of all 385 drawings.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-3-1-1] General Order, and the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order were last seen May 29th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

To add on to the triple threat playback action, there was a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations!

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations? Nothing unnatural about that! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Seems like Powerball loved “3” a little bit more than Lotto Texas! There was enough love to go around, and both lotteries got a healthy dose. Will either lottery continue its fascination with “3” on Saturday or will another number catch their attention?

A Mega Millions June Chill?

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, “June” and “chill” don’t go together unless frozen treats are involved. The results of Mega Millions’ June 11th drawing can now be added to that list. Sill recuperating from this past Friday, this lottery didn’t go for any grand plays. With no jackpot winner, the prize rose to a hearty $45 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 206th appearance with winning numbers 20, 34, 39, 43, 57, and MB 13.

A laid-back appearance from the most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 43.8% of the 470 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen June 4th, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 50 appearances, has played in 24.3% of the 206 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 470 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.6% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played May 17th, 2019.

Now with 13 appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.31% of the 206 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 470 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.77% of the time. We last saw the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order February 12th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

As chilled out as Mega Millions was, a repeating Three-Number Combination made a tiny disturbance:

But not too laid back! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Part of how the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern got to be the most common in Mega Millions was Pattern streaks. Although an encore isn’t guaranteed this coming Friday, it’s something to look out for!

Lotto Texas and Powerball Flee the Heat

You know it’s summer, or close to it, when it’s so hot outside you need to lower the car windows to let all the heat escape! When it’s that hot, the best remedies tend to be a dip in the pool, grabbing a snow cone or two, or staying put, giving glory to the wonders of air conditioning.

June 8th was so hot that Lotto Texas and Powerball didn’t exert themselves much. However, “taking it easy” did not mean “lazy” with these two! Both lotteries played their most-common Patterns. This “safe” play sent the grand prizes to $7.5 million and $66 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 874th appearance with winning numbers 2, 14, 17, 35, 36, and 45.

The 874th time and it’s still got that charm! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1662 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.6% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, this Pattern was seen June 1st, 2019.

Now with 158 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the 874 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.51% of all 1662 drawings. This Specific Order was last seen January 23rd, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination, 2, 14, 35, and 36, debuted October 17th, 2015.

A partner to escape the heat with. Source: lotterytrend.com

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 13, 42, 48, 60, and PB 18, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 144th appearance.

Still recuperating. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 37.5% of the 384 Powerball drawings and was last seen June 1st, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 40 appearances, has played in 27.8% of the 144 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 384 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.4% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.5% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.86% of the 144 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.82% of all 384 drawings.

Both the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order were last seen May 25th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball took a page out of this past Wednesday’s drawing and took a break from the repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Given that both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their most common Patterns, we’ll have to see if Wednesday will feature an encore from either one. After all, part of how the {3-2-1} and {2-1-1-1-1} Patterns became so common in their respective lotteries is due to Pattern streaks! Encores are the steppingstone.

California Dreaming with $530 Million

It finally came tumbling down.

After nearly three months of monitoring and analysis, the monster in Mega Millions was stopped, thanks to a player in California. This wasn’t the work of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore. Instead, another Pattern, and an entourage of repeating Three-Number Combinations, brought the jackpot back down to $40 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 19, 27, 40, 68, and MB 2, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 89th appearance.

Making one player $530 million richer. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 469 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 19% of the time and was last seen May 21st, 2019.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 31 appearances, has played in 34.8% of the 89 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 469 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.61% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played February 26th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.4% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.74% of the 89 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.28% of all 469 drawings. We last saw the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order March 31st, 2017. This was reconfigured from the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night:

Small number of {3-1-1-1} groupies. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With the jackpot now won, Mega Millions will be itching to create another monster. However, it’ll be a while yet before we stare down another $200 million+ prize! June is still young and there are other ways to keep the momentum going. We’ll need to watch and see if June comes with its own brand of madness or if Mega Millions decides to take a more “respectable” approach.

Lotto Texas and Powerball Hop into a Bar

The title of today’s post sounds like the setup for a corny joke, doesn’t it? Well, what happened June 5th, 2019 was no laughing matter! The dust may have settled in Powerball, but that meant more reason for it to get back up again. Although a far cry from the monstrous prize won at the beginning of the month, $53 million is not small change!

Lotto Texas, ever the levelheaded one, was no slouch, either. With no grand prize winner, its jackpot rose to a respectable $7.25 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Nothing like an Australia Play to leave the lottery players itching to try again! Winning numbers 3, 8, 22, 29, 51, and 52 made the 232nd appearance of both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order possible.

Helping the jackpot hop ever skyward. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given the 1661 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has occurred in roughly 14% of them and was last seen May 29th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the Australia Play were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

Double the Combinations, double the madness! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 25th appearance with winning numbers 17, 23, 28, 34, 38, and PB 8.

A (relatively) quiet night for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 383 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 6.53% of them.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 13 appearances, has played in 52% of the 25 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.39% of all 383 drawings.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the [3-2-1] General Order were last seen May 11th, 2019.

A crazy-large jackpot isn’t the only way for a lottery to stand out. Wednesday night was the debut of the 0 3 2 0 0 1 Specific Order! With that said, this Specific Order has played in 7.69% of the 13 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4% of the 25 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 383 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.26% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Whoever thinks that only crazy-large jackpots are the way to wowing the public must not have paid attention to Wednesday night! Lotto Texas and Powerball showed that a more subtle approach can work just as well. Even so, the weekend is right around the corner and that’s when things tend to get rowdy. We’ll have to wait and see if that rowdiness appears or if the mellowness of June continues.

T-R-O-L-L Spells “{2-1-1-1-1}”

Of all the times to show up!

Would you believe that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern decided to appear in the June 4th, 2019 drawing? Forget ending May with a three-peat, it thought. I’ll start June off with a bang!

And that it did. This Pattern was also responsible for the grand prize remaining unreachable for our players. After Tuesday’s drawing, the jackpot stands tall at $530 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Winning numbers 25, 37, 46, 48, 68, and MB 25 made the 205th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern possible.

Couldn’t have done it without these guys. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 468 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.8% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 26.8% of the 205 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 468 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Pattern has played 11.8% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played May 28th, 2019.

Now with 11 appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.37% of the 205 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.35% of all 468 drawings. The 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen May 15th, 2018. Imagine if there had been a playback!

Three-Number Combination(s)

Tuesday night was a favorable one for repeating Three-Number Combination lovers. In fact, there were three!

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern did *not* act alone. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The month has just begun, and anything is possible. As we head into Friday, we may be looking at another Pattern encore. On the other hand, we may be writing about someone walking away at least half a billion dollars richer!

Sublime Lotto Texas and the Powerball Breakaway

Nothing like the start of a new month to highlight the differences between two lotteries, right? June 1st, 2019 belonged to Powerball. Both it and “sister” Mega Millions love enormous jackpots. While the sister will be starting the month with a beast of a prize, Powerball broke rank. A plucky player from North Carolina brought the jackpot down to size, with $40 million being up for grabs Wednesday.

Lotto Texas may never see prizes of that magnitude, but it should never be discounted. The jackpot went unclaimed and quietly rose to $7 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 873rd appearance with winning numbers 3, 9, 14, 19, 42, and 53.

Don’t underestimate this one. Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1660 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.6% of the time and was last seen May 22nd, 2019.

Now with 166 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19% of the 873 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1660 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played May 1st, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Even as “uneventful” as Lotto Texas may appear to be ($7 million is a lot of money), there were two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 14, 19, 42, 53 (Debuted July 7th, 2012)
  • 9, 14, 42, 53 (Debuted June 9th, 2007)
Red suits repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 15, 34, 45, 52, and PB 8, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 143rd appearance.

Six numbers that stopped a beast. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 382 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 37.4% of them and was last seen May 25th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 41 appearances, this General Order has played in 28.7% of the 143 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 382 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played May 15th, 2019.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.90% of the 143 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.83% of all 382 drawings. The 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen June 13th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 15, 34, and PB 8, made its debut in the February 21st, 2018 drawing.

Along for the beast-slaying ride. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The dust has settled in Powerball and June will be a much-welcomed break, jackpot-wise at least. There are other ways Powerball can keep the momentum going. Saturday night’s Pattern is fond of streaks, and an encore for Wednesday night is something to look out for. Same with Lotto Texas. Could June 5th be a night of double Pattern encores?

Through the Clouds and Into June

May 31st, 2019 was more than just the last day of May. This year, it had the honor of hosting the last Mega Millions drawing of the month. What with it being the last day and all, someone claiming the prize or even a {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat would’ve been exciting ways to end the month with a bang. Of course, Mega Millions thought those were too predictable.

Let’s spice things up, it thought.

Let’s break through the clouds and start June with a massive $475 million jackpot!

Oh, and that {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat? Didn’t happen.

General Lottery Analysis

In lieu of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat, Mega Millions threw at us the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 7, 8, 26, 65, 67, and MB 4, this Pattern made its 133rd appearance.

A visit from the second-most common Mega Millions Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 467 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.5% of the time and was last seen May 10th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 45 appearances, has played in 33.8% of the 133 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.64% of all 467 drawings.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.3% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.51% of the 133 drawings where {2-1-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 467 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.28% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the [2-1-2-1] General Order and the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order played March 29th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

As if the crazy-large jackpot weren’t enough, there was a lone repeating Three-Number Combination!

  • 8, 26, 67
A little something extra to end the month. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the June 16th, 2015 drawing.

The prize in Mega Millions will not go down easily! Tuesday night could be the night that the players bring the beast back down to size or become witness to another growth spurt. With {2-1-2-1} being the second-most common Pattern, could an encore also be in the cards?