Visit from “Distant Patterns”

Happy Thanksgiving to all our U.S. readers. Stay safe and use good judgement!

Many of us have “those relatives”. They seem to only come by during the holiday season, gifting you and the family with something cool or hoarding the pie. Or you’ve only met them once or twice when you were a little kid and don’t see them again until several years later (if ever).  

The Patterns that played in both Lotto Texas and Powerball on November 25, 2020 were much like those relatives. These rarely seen Patterns had their say and boy did they have a lot to say! So much, in fact, that the jackpot climbed to $9 million in Lotto Texas and $216 million in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-3} Pattern made its 145th appearance with winning numbers 6, 9, 10, 37, 49 and 53.

Six numbers. One rare Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1815 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 7.99% of the time. We last saw the {3-3} Pattern October 14, 2020.

Now with 54 appearances, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has played in 37.2% of the 145 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1815 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.98% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 0 3 Specific Order played August 5, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 9, 10, 49 and 53 debuted November 3, 2007.

Lotto Texas’s {3-3} Pattern treat! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s {4-1-1} Pattern made its 16th appearance with 2, 57, 58, 60, 65 and PB 26.

Making the {4-1-1} Pattern possible! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 2.98% of the 537 Powerball drawings and was last seen September 5, 2020.

The [1-4-1] General Order, now with nine appearances, has played in 56.25% of the 16 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 537 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 1.68% of the time. The [1-4-1] General Order was last seen in the May 27, 2020 drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 1 0 0 0 4 1 Specific Order has played in 22.2% of the nine drawings where the General Order was [1-4-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 12.5% of the 16 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.38% of all 537 drawings. The 1 0 0 0 4 1 Specific Order made its first appearance October 17, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 57, 58 and 65 debuted June 16, 2018.

A treat from the {4-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will these Patterns return on Saturday night, or will they take their leave?

Lather. Rinse. Three-Peat

Long ago, in the days of rabbit-ear antennas, cable TV, and VCRs, the Thanksgiving holiday season meant holiday specials, special movie airings and marathons. It meant making sure you got to the television before everyone else or remembering to set the VCR! Nowadays, streaming has made holiday specials available at any time and staking out the living room/den is largely a thing of the past.

What does the description of Thanksgivings past have to do with Mega Millions, you ask? The holiday season is about the warm and fuzzies, and nothing says warm and fuzzy like something familiar. What’s that word, that word where something happens again and again?

Ah, yes. Repeat.

Of course, Mega Millions went above and beyond. The night of November 24, 2020 saw a Pattern three-peat. Additionally, there was room for a General Order encore and then some! These repeats weren’t there just for show. They pushed the prize up to $214 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was made possible by winning numbers 9, 15, 34, 61, 64 and MB 6. This Pattern has now played 274 times.

A Pattern streak in the works? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 622 Mega Millions drawings and this Pattern has played 44.1% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now  with 62 appearances, has played in 22.6% of the 274 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 622 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.97% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order were last seen in the November 20, 2020 drawing.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 21% of the 62 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.74% of the 274 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.10% of all 622 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played April 24, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

The “and then some” happened to be a duo of repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which played twice before!

  • 15, 64, MB 6 (Debuted April 7, 2015)
  • 34, 64, MB 6 (Debuted January 7, 2014 and previously played October 24, 2017)
Room for three kinds of repeating Three-Number Combinations: new, two, and three! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak be established after Friday night’s drawing?

A {3-2-1} Kind of Night

3, 2, 1. These are the last numbers in a countdown. In the lottery world, they hold a special significance, for they make up a Pattern. Its presence, though, isn’t uniform. Lotto Texas is visited by this Pattern the most and doesn’t get nearly as much play in Powerball (or Mega Millions).

But, on November 22, 2020, the {3-2-1} Pattern put in double time and paid a visit to both Lotto Texas and Powerball! With that, the jackpots grew once more. Lotto Texas grew to $8.75M and Powerball crossed $200 million ($202 million).

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 10, 36, 42, 47 and 53, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 959th appearance.

Never gone for long, that {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1814 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played November 14, 2020.

Now with 139 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.5% of the 959 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1814 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.66% of the time. We last saw the 2 1 3 Specific Order October 10, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

A duo of repeating Four-Number Combinations surfaced:

  • 2, 36, 42, 53 (Debuted August 28, 2002 and previously played April 15, 2017)
  • 10, 36, 42, 53 (Debuted January 19, 2008)
Purple is the color of three-timers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s {3-2-1} Pattern made its 34th appearance with 51, 54, 57, 60, 69, and PB 11.

A not-so-common sight in Powerball! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 6.34% of the 536 Powerball drawings and was last seen October 21, 2020.

The [2-3-1] General Order, now with 17 appearances, has played in 50% of the 34 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 536 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 3.17% of the time. The [2-3-1] General Order was last seen June 17, 2020.

Now with four appearances, the 0 0 0 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 23.5% of the 17 drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 11.8% of the 34 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.75% of all 536 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 0 0 2 3 1 Specific Order played New Year’s Day 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

The repeating Three-Number Combinations were as follows:

Boxed off and in the middle! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern make an encore appearance for at least one lottery Wednesday night?

The Trendy Repeating Four-Number Combination

The repeating Four-Number Combination is no stranger to Lotto Texas. Where things get messy is when such a Combination appears in either Mega Millions or Powerball. Last weekend saw Powerball catch the bug and on November 20, 2020, it spread to Mega Millions. With the repeating Four-Number Combination came a quartet of repeating Three-Number Combinations (naturally speaking) and a prize that jumped to $200 million.

This was in addition to a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore!

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by winning numbers 26, 33, 45, 61, 68 and MB 17. This Pattern has now played 273 times.

More to these numbers than just a Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 621 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 44% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 61 appearances, has played in 22.3% of the 273 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 621 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.82% of the time.

Now with 10 appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 16.4% of the 61 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.66% of the 273 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.61% of all 621 drawings.

Prior to Friday night, both the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order played October 23, 2020.

Four-Number Combination

Friday night’s repeating Four-Number Combination was 33, 45, 61 and MB 17.

The repeater! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted June 25, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

The repeating Three-Number Combinations were as follows:

  • 33, 45, 61
  • 33, 45, MB 17
  • 33, 61, MB 17
  • 45, 61, MB 17
“Children” of the repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

These Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned June 25th drawing.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern come back for a three-peat Wednesday night?

Repeating Four-Number Combinations: The Aftermath

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations: one in Lotto Texas, and one in Powerball. That last mention wasn’t a typo. A Powerball’s repeating Four-Number Combination always gives birth to four repeating Three-Number Combinations. It’s a law of nature.

All that happened over the weekend. Then came November 18, 2020 and both Lotto Texas and Powerball were still picking up the pieces. They were too exhausted to deal with Pattern encores or anything fancy like an Australia Play. Only one lottery had the strength to play a repeating Four-Number Combination (three guesses who) but they both saw a jump in their jackpots. Lotto Texas grew to $8.5 million and Powerball grew to $192 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-2} Pattern made its 196th appearance with winning numbers 19, 22, 27, 36, 39 and 46.

A different approach for Wednesday night! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1813 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has now played 10.8% of the time. We last saw the {4-2} Pattern October 17, 2020.

Now with 37 appearances, the 0 4 2 Specific Order has played in 18.9% of the 196 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1813 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.04% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 4 2 Specific Order played September 7, 2019.

Four-Number Combinations

Of course, it would be Lotto Texas that saw the repeating Four-Number Combination! After all, this lottery is no stranger to them.

  • 27, 36, 39, 46 (Debuted May 8, 2002)
Embrace the repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 5, 17, 43, 52 and PB 5, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 149th appearance.

A more restful night ahead for Powerball! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.9% of the 535 Powerball drawings, and was last seen November 4, 2020.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 149 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 535 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.16% of the time. The [2-1-2-1] General Order was last seen August 15, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12.2% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.03% of the 149 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.12% of all 535 drawings. We last saw the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order in the March 28, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations  

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Saturday night be another restful night for Lotto Texas and Powerball, or will they be rested up enough to bring more number madness?

Tiptoeing Around a Playback

To have a playback, or not to have a playback? No question about it; Mega Millions did not see a playback! Just as it was this past Friday, this lottery flirted with the idea of a playback but for some reason didn’t feel compelled enough to go through with it. Regardless of our feelings about the matter, the jackpot did see another boost. Thanks to the “near playback”, the prize rose to $188 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The November 17, 2020 Mega Millions drawing featured the 272nd appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 8, 13, 35, 46, 68 and MB 16.

Tiptoeing around the playback yet again! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

There have now been 620 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.9% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the October 30, 2020 drawing.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 67 appearances, has played in 24.6% of the 272 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 620 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 22 appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.8% of the 67 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.09% of the 272 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.55% of all 620 drawings.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order played October 27, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

In lieu of a playback, a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations rose to the occasion.

Which will happen first Friday night: the return of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern or a playback?

Revenge of the Repeating Four-Number Combinations

Today’s Lottery Binge is brought to you by repeating Four-Number Combinations. Oh sure, they tend to happen in Lotto Texas, but what happens if at least one Four-Number Combination is spotted in Powerball? You get bombarded, that’s what!

That’s not all that happened November 14, 2020, either. No one was able to match the six magic numbers in either Lotto Texas or Powerball. Naturally, their respective jackpots climbed to $8.25 million and $179 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

An Australia Play three-peat was not in the cards for Lotto Texas. Instead, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 958th appearance with winning numbers 10, 19, 27, 36, 38 and 53.

Switching over to the most common Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.9% of the 1812 drawings and was last seen November 4, 2020.

Now with 139 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 14.5% of the 958 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1812 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.67% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 3 2 Specific Order played August 26, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 10, 27, 36 and 38 debuted October 24, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations are common in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

As you can see, a repeating Four-Number Combination is a common specimen in Lotto Texas. Powerball is another story!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Before we get to the repeating Four-Number Combination, there is the matter of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore in Saturday’s drawing. With winning numbers 7, 15, 18, 32, 45 and PB 20, this Pattern made its 206th appearance.

A repeat for Saturday night! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 534 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38.6% of the time. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played November 11, 2020.

Also coming back for seconds was the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order! Now with 53 appearances, this General Order has played in 25.7% of the 206 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 534 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.93% of the time.

With seven appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 13.2% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.40% of the 206 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.31% of all 534 drawings. The 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen October 10, 2020.

Four-Number Combination

Repeating Four-Number Combination 7, 15, 18 and PB 20 debuted February 13, 2016.

A lot to unpack from this repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Three-Number Combinations  

Now comes the bombardment. A repeating Four-Number Combination has four repeating Three-Number Combinations in its orbit!

  • 7, 15, 18
  • 7, 15, PB 20
  • 15, 18, PB 20
  • 7, 18, PB 20

These Combinations, of course, debuted alongside the repeating Four-Number Combination mentioned earlier. But that’s not all. Oh, no. There were two more repeating Three-Number Combinations!

A parade of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Powerball continue to pal around with repeating Four-Number Combinations in the week ahead?

Mega Millions’ Flashback to Last Week

Mega Millions wasn’t feeling adventurous, what with this past Friday being Friday the 13th and all. Now, Mega Millions isn’t the superstitious type; far from it! With Ms. Rona gearing up for Round 2 (or dishing it out in some spots), it was best to stay put and forgo a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore. Instead, November 13, 2020 was a time to reminisce about the recent past. Or, since we’re dealing with lotteries here, give it play. That blast to the (recent) past gave the Mega Millions jackpot a level-up to $176 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 118th appearance with winning numbers 6, 7, 14, 28, 59 and MB 7.

A different approach to end the week! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 619 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.1% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] Pattern, now with 46 appearances, has played in 39% of the 118 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 619 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.43% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order played November 6, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.1% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.08% of the 118 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.97% of all 619 drawings. We last saw the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order February 21, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Mega Millions was feeling adventurous enough to dish out two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 7, 59, MB 7 (Debuted September 5, 2014)
  • 6, 28, MB 7 (Debuted December 18, 2015)
“Ancient” repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Mega Millions stick with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern Tuesday night?

Stick By Your Australia Play

World War I, also known as The Great War, ended November 11, 1918. This day came to be known as Veterans’ Day in the United States, and Remembrance Day across the Commonwealth nations of Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. November 11, 2020 happened to fall on a lottery day this year. Lotto Texas and Powerball kept it classy. The rowdiest play, if it could be called that, was an encore for an Australia Play. With no one picking the six winning numbers for either Lotto Texas or Powerball, their respective jackpots grew to $8 million and $168 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas had the honor of allowing the Australia Play to come back. With winning numbers 6, 9, 23, 31, 46 and 52, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have now played 248 times.

Hanging around for a while longer. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1811 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has now played 13.7% of the time. Recall that an Australia Play was last seen in the November 7, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations came along for the ride this time:

  • 6, 9, 31, 52 (Debuted June 21, 2006 and previously played November 7, 2018, exactly two years prior)
  • 9, 23, 31, 46 (Debuted September 28, 2013)
A colorful evening for Lotto Texas! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 205th appearance with winning numbers 13, 15, 17, 45, 63 and PB 13.

A different approach for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 533 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38.5% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the October 28, 2020 drawing.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 25.4% of the 205 drawings where the Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Once all 533 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.76% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played October 10, 2020.

Now with 11 appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.2% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. 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 2.06% of all 533 drawings. The 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen November 16, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

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

Will Saturday night be filled with Pattern repeats or will other Patterns have their play?

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern Three-Peat Blocker

There’s good news and bad news concerning the November 10, 2020 Mega Millions drawing. First, the bad. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat didn’t happen (see the title of tonight’s post). The good news was that the jackpot made the leap to $165 million. Talk about making lemonade out of lemons!

General Lottery Analysis

Mega Millions decided to serve up the {2-2-1-1} Pattern with winning numbers 23, 45, 53, 58, 62, and MB 13.

Is the {2-2-1-1} Pattern setting itself up for an encore? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 618 drawings, and this Pattern has played 27% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the October 9, 2020 drawing.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 60 appearances, has played in 35.9% of the 167 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 618 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.71% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played August 7, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 5% of the 60 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.80% of the 167 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.49% of all 618 drawings. The 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order was last seen March 6, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations were served on the side:

  • 23, 62, MB 13 (Debuted January 14, 2014)
  • 23, 53, 58 (Debuted August 11, 2017)
A little something extra! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern reign supreme and make an encore Friday night?