Common Patterns, Common End

From a Pattern “eight-peat” to a jackpot that reached three-quarters of a billion dollars, 2018 was a trip. How fitting that December 29th was mostly uneventful!

Mostly?

Both Lotto Texas and Powerball ended the year on a classy note; they stuck to their most commonly seen Patterns. Also, with no grand prize winners, their respective jackpots eased upwards to $10.5 million and $53 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern had a three-peat with winning numbers 9, 10, 15, 20, 33, and 46. This Pattern has now played 849 times.

Doesn’t everyone end the year with a three-peat? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given the 1616 Lotto Texas drawings thus far, this Pattern has played 52.5% of the time and was last seen December 26th, 2018.

Now with 155 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.3% of the 849 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.59% of all 1616 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played on December 15th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In honor of the new year, Lotto Texas held off on the repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Like Lotto Texas, Powerball stuck with its most common Pattern Saturday night. With winning numbers 12, 42, 51, 53, 62, and PB 25, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 122nd appearance.

A restful end to 2018. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 36.1% of the 338 Powerball drawings and was last seen December 12th, 2018.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 22nd appearance and has now played in roughly 18% of the 122 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 338 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 6.51% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.7% of the 22 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.1% of the 122 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 338 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.48% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order played November 24th, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations for Powerball. Perhaps it peeked at Lotto Texas’s playbook?

The odds of crazy-high jackpots next year look promising, what with what’s going on in Mega Millions right now. Could there be another record-breaking Pattern streak, or at least tie the one that was set this year?

Have a Happy New Year, and we’ll see y’all in 2019!

Mega Millions and the Boomerang Christmas

Despite the title, there wasn’t an Australia Play in the December 28th drawing. However, there was an encore; two in fact. The fallout of this “double encore” was a grand prize now worth $415 million. What a way to end the year!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 10, 25, 37, 38, and MB 21, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 120th appearance.

A Pattern encore to end the year! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 28.4% of the 423 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has now played in 34.2% of the 120 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Pattern has also played in 9.69% of all 423 drawings.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and [2-1-2-1] General Order were last seen Christmas 2018!

Now with four appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.76% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.33% of the 120 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 423 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.95% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order played March 6th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night.

Mega Millions will most certainly ring in the new year with a bang. Could someone win the massive jackpot Tuesday night? Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern have the honor of ringing in 2019?

Could it be both?

Gift of the Powerball

Lotto Texas and Powerball were like the Northern and Southern Hemispheres December 26th. They were polar opposites (no pun intended)! While it’s winter in New York City, it’s summertime in Sydney.

Speaking of New York City, Powerball gifted one player from Brooklyn with $298.4 million! That brought the jackpot down to a more “respectable” $40 million. Lotto Texas, ever the classy one, saw its jackpot ease on upward to $10 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern was so well-loved that Lotto Texas asked for it to come back for an encore! With winning numbers 5, 26, 33, 40, 42, and 47, this Pattern has now played 848 times.

A festive Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1615 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.5% of the time.

Now with 152 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 848 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.41% of all 1615 drawings. We last saw this Specific Order on December 1st, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

An encore wasn’t all the {3-2-1} brought with it; there were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations.

  • 5, 26, 40, 42 (Debuted October 30th, 2002)
  • 26, 33, 40, 47 (Debuted May 31st, 2017)
Encore comes with two repeating Combinations of the four-number kind. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Hard to believe that one of these Combinations debuted sixteen years ago, and to think that we’re on the cusp of a new year! Time keeps on slipping, as they say.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Would you believe that it was an Australia Play that gifted the sole Powerball winner? The winning numbers were 5, 25, 38, 52, 67, and PB 24.

Warming up Brooklyn with an Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the nature of the Australia Play, that means the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have played 23 times. With there being 337 Powerball drawings, the Australia Play has appeared in 6.82% of them. Prior to Wednesday night, the Australia Play was seen August 8th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Hopping alongside the Australia Play was lone repeating Three-Number Combination 25, 52, and 67.

Repeating Three-Number Combinations look good in red. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut January 21st, 2017.

The last lottery drawing of the year is this Saturday. Will the year end with a Pattern streak in Lotto Texas or perhaps someone becoming $10 million richer?

Mega Millions’ Christmas Bash: 2018 Edition

Before beginning today’s Lottery Binge post, we want to wish all our readers a belated Merry Christmas. Whether you were enjoying the warmth of the fireplace or the warmth of the beach, we hope you had a good one!

On to more, ahem, “lottery-y” things, Mega Millions had the honor of having a drawing Christmas 2018. How swell it would’ve been to win that $324 million grand prize! No more debt, no more getting up early to fight traffic or get a good seat on the rail/bus, all that would be a distant memory! Alas, Mega Millions pulled a fast one and no one walked away with the grand prize. The jackpot rose to an astounding $348 million!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 8, 42, 43, 50, and MB 6, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 119th appearance.

On the first day of Christmas: a {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 422 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.2% of the time and was last seen December 14th, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 40th appearance and has now played in 33.6% of the 119 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 422 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.48% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played on November 9th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.04% of the 119 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Additionally, this Specific Order has played in 1.42% of all 422 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order on April 25th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The grand prize may have been a slippery eel, but there were a few treats. Not only were there two repeating Three-Number Combinations, one had played twice before!

Celebrating Christmas: Combination-style! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The last Mega Millions drawing of 2018 will take place Friday. It’s a certainty that the year will end with a monster jackpot. What’s not certain is whether someone will claim the prize or if the monster will be what starts the new year. And if nobody wins Friday night, what else could Mega Millions have in store?

And the (Jackpot) Climb Goes On

It’s hard to believe, but it’s here: Christmas! Or as close to it as Lotto Texas and Powerball are going to get!

December 22nd would be the last pre-Christmas drawing for both lotteries. The grand prizes still went unclaimed; Lotto Texas kept it classy with its now $9.25 million prize. Powerball, on the other hand, got wild, soaring upwards to $294 million!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 847th appearance with winning numbers 7, 8, 20, 38, 47, and 48.

This Pattern is commonly seen at many times of the year. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given the 1614 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 52.5% of the time. The {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen on December 15th, 2018.

Now with 119 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in roughly 14% of the 847 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1614 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.37% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played on November 3rd, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 7, 8, 47, and 48.

Spirited and near the top. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the January 14th, 2017 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 21, 28, 30, 40, 59, and PB 26, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 95th appearance.

A pretty common sighting, that {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 336 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time and was last seen December 1st, 2018.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 39th appearance and has now played in 41.1% of the 95 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 336 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.6% of the time. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played in the earlier-mentioned December 1st drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.8% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.26% of the 95 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 336 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.49% of the time. We last saw the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order on June 10th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball continued to rule the night with three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

A single and a double decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com
  • 28, 30, 40 (Debuted April 2nd, 2016)
  • 28, 30, 59 (Debuted December 19th, 2015)
  • 40, 59, PB 26 (Debuted July 8th, 2017)

There are only two drawings for Lotto Texas and Powerball left in 2018. Will the year end with crazy-high jackpots?

Winter Solstice Pattern Showoff

Christmas is just a hop, skip, and jump away. As the Yule logs were burning, the jackpot swelled once more and now stands at $321 million. That’s not all the December 21st Mega Millions drawing had to offer. There was a visit from a very uncommon Pattern and then some!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 13, 61, 62, 70, and MB 5, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 18th appearance.

{3-2-1}: Common in Lotto Texas but not Mega Millions. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 4.28% of the 421 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-3-1] General Order made its tenth appearance and has now played in roughly 55.56% of the eighteen drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 421 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 2.38% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and [2-3-1] General Order were last seen November 16th, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 2 0 0 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the ten drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 11.1% of the 18 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 421 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.48% of the time. The 2 0 0 0 3 1 Specific Order made its debut on April 12th, 2016. This Specific Order was reconfigured from the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The uncommonly seen {3-2-1} Pattern was accompanied by four repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Bunches of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Christmas and Mega Millions have a date Tuesday night. Will someone become $321 million richer, or will the crazy-large jackpot madness spill into the new year?

Precursor to a Christmas Blowout?

There’s less than a week left until Christmas! That means a couple of weeks with the kids, panic-buying for gifts, and gettin’ down with the lottery.

Here’s the deal. Powerball is following in Mega Millions’s steps. The fallout of the December 19th drawing was the grand prize jumping to $281 million. Lotto Texas, gracious as it ever was, eased into a $8.75 million jackpot.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Speaking of, the {4-2} Pattern made its 174th appearance with winning numbers 30, 34, 38, 41, 43, and 51.

Respectable Pattern for a respectable lottery. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1613 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time and was last seen November 17th, 2018.

Now with 31 appearances, the 0 2 4 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 174 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. If taking all 1613 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.92% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 2 4 Specific Order played on October 6th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Rejoice, all you repeating Four-Number Combination lovers, for Lotto Texas did not disappoint! The Combination of the evening was 34, 38, 43, and 51.

Repeating Four-Number Combinations make good companions. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut January 5th, 2013. It’s hard to believe that that was nearly six years ago!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

In honor of its newfound love of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, Powerball decided to play it again! The 69th appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 15, 29, 31, 37, 43, and PB 16.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern came back for more. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 335 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.6% of the time. Recall that we last saw this Pattern December 15th.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its eighteenth appearance and has now played in 26.1% of the 69 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.37% of all 335 drawings. We last saw the [1-3-1-1] General Order on September 15th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.67% of the 18 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.35% of the 69 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.90% of all 335 drawings. The 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on February 7th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the Pattern encore was repeating Three-Number Combination 15, 29, and 31.

Top of the class, er, table. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted October 14th, 2015.

Will someone win an early Christmas gift Saturday?

305 Million Reasons Why

Mega Millions continued to outdo itself. For the third time this year, its grand prize crossed over into “crazy rich” territory! After the December 18th drawing, there was still no grand prize winner. The jackpot rose to $305 million and mad dashes to the convenience stores are all but guaranteed.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 13, 22, 32, 60, 69, and MB 9, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 183rd appearance.

{2-1-1-1-1} Pattern spreading cheer. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 420 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.6% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played on December 11th, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 42nd appearance and has now played in roughly 23% of the 183 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10% of all 420 drawings. The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order previously played on October 12th, 2018.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 21.4% of the 42 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 4.92% of the 183 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 420 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.14% of the time. We last saw the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order on July 31st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, what’s crossing over into the $300 million + Club without a repeating Three-Number Combination?

  • 13, 60, MB 9 (Debuted August 28th, 2015)

A bit red in the middle. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Friday is the last drawing before Christmas. Will someone need a larger stocking?

In Powerball’s Shadow

December 15th means two things; there isn’t much time left for Christmas shopping and the year is almost over. This year, we can throw Lotto Texas and Powerball into the fray.

Powerball seized control of the night. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot rose to $262 million. There were a few other treats, but we’ll get to those in a moment. First, we’re going to discuss the unassuming Lotto Texas, which saw its jackpot rise to a respectable $8.25 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 12, 13, 27, 30, and 41, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 846th appearance.

Six humble numbers. Nothing more. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Now that there have been 1612 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.5% of the time and was last seen on December 8th, 2018.

With 154 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has now played in 18.2% of the 846 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1612 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.55% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played on November 28th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

We’re sorry to disappoint the repeating Four-Number Combination fans out there, but there were none. Perhaps sometime next week?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 68th appearance with winning numbers 8, 38, 43, 52, 55, and PB 17.

These numbers were up to something. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 334 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 20.4% of them.

With 33 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played in 48.5% of the 68 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 9.88% once all 334 drawings are taken into consideration.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order were last seen on November 28th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.09% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.41% of the 68 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 0.90% of all 334 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order on September 19th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

If the ballooning jackpot wasn’t enough, there were three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Three of Three! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will someone win the ultimate Christmas gift next week, or will the jackpot madness follow into the new year?

More Holiday Surprises!

Hello again, Lottery Trend Fans! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates. As the excitement of the holidays continues, Megamillions received an early Christmas present when it experienced a repeat appearance in a Three-Number Combination.

Last night on December 14, 2018, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 5, 22, 26, 43, 49, and MB 23.

Winning Numbers in Megamillions. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 118th appearance. It has now occurred in approximately 28.16% of all 419 drawings. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern last played on November 23, 2018.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 40th appearance. It has now occurred in approximately 33.9% of the 118 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and 9.55% of all 419 drawings. The [1-2-2-1] General Order last played on October 30, 2018.

The 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order made its 5th appearance. It has now occurred in approximately 4.24% of the 118 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, 12.5% of the 40 drawings associated with the  [1-2-2-1] General Order, and 1.19% of all 419 drawings. The 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order last played on January 3, 2017 .

 

As mentioned earlier, Megamillions experienced a repeat appearance in a Three-Number Combination:

  • 5, 22, and 26, which debuted on April 7, 2015.

 

Repeat in Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

And now, before I leave you all, I would like to thank Freyja Harris for this opportunity to blog to you all for the past two days while she was on a trip in Houston. Freyja will be back tomorrow to fill in on the details while I continue my duties as analyst for lotterytrend-megamillions.com. Until the time comes again when I have to fill in for Freyja, this is Romulun Harris signing off. And Happy Holidays!