The Lottery Flip-Flop

We have a sleeper on our hands.

Lotto Texas, the “classiest” of the lotteries covered on Lottery Binge, has tended to its jackpot and watched it grow! After handing the players yet another thrashing, the prize climbed to $16.5 million. This has been a thing for Lotto Texas since before the summer season started. Slow and steady, indeed!

There was another side to the tale of August 17th, 2019. Powerball, certainly no stranger to crazy-large jackpots, appears to have put them to the side. Now, they’ve been growing to healthy size, but they’ve been claimed before reaching the $200 million mark.  Long Island produced the sole winner of the $149 million up for grabs. Naturally, the prize reset itself to $40 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas took a trip Down Under with winning numbers 14, 18, 21, 23, 40 and 44.

Enjoying its time as the “wild” one for a change. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 233rd appearance. Given that there have been 1682 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has occurred roughly 13.9% of the time. An Australia Play was last seen June 5th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

What’s an Australia Play without a repeating Four-Number Combination, right? Lone repeater 18, 23, 40, and 44, made its debut in the April 3rd, 2013 drawing.

At the top and decked in red. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 18, 21, 24, 30, 60, and PB 20, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 82nd appearance.

Making New Yorkers rich. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 20.3% of the 404 Powerball drawings and was last seen July 3rd, 2019.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 25 appearances, has played in 30.5% of the 82 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 404 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.19% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played June 15th, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 8% of the 25 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.44% of the 82 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 0.5% of all 404 drawings. The 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was first seen in the November 3rd, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Saturday night.

Powerball will continue its break from crazy-large jackpots, so any shenanigans there are out of the question. But we still have Lotto Texas to contend with. How high will its jackpot get? Will it climb once again come Wednesday or will it be claimed?

Smacked with the Mega Millions Stick

Bummed out that summer is (just about) over?

Have dreams of sitting on the beach whenever and wherever, and reducing encounters with idiot drivers at rush hour?

Here comes Mega Millions, a key member of the Lottery Trio*! With $70 million up for grabs in the August 16th, 2019 drawing, the winnings would make anyone set for life.

Except, Mega Millions didn’t want to be caught Friday night. Players far and wide tasted defeat once more and the prize rose to $79 million.

*Lotto Texas and Powerball are the other two

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 14, 24, 26, 46, and MB 14, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 137th appearance.

That’s a “No” on a Pattern encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in roughly 28% of the 489 drawings and was last seen August 9th, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 44 appearances, has played in 32.1% of the 137 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 489 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played roughly 9% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.4% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.65% of the 137 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.02% of all 489 drawings.

Prior to Friday night, both the [2-2-1-1] General Order and the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order were seen June 18th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 4, 24, and 46, debuted October 12th, 2018.

Keeping momentum going with a loner Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday night’s drawing, or will Mega Millions begin to succumb to the summer wind down?

Números Calientes (Hot Numbers)

If August 14th, 2019 was anything to go by, it may be a while yet before either Lotto Texas or Powerball cool down! Wednesday night saw them join forces and keep their respective prizes away from all who sought them. Lotto Texas continued its adventure in madness as the prize rose to $16 million. Powerball kept it classy (for now) as its prize rose to $149 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-2} Pattern made its 182nd appearance with 22, 23, 29, 36, 39, and 49.

There’s madness in these numbers! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 10.8% of the 1681 Lotto Texas drawings.

The 0 4 2 Specific Order, now with 35 appearances, has played in 19.2% of the 182 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1681 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.08% of the time.

The {4-2} Pattern and 0 4 2 Specific Order got together for a little bit of playback action! They were last seen together in the July 31st, 2019 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The playback wasn’t all that Lotto Texas had in its arsenal. There were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

The playback couldn’t have done it alone. Source: lotterytrend.com

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 13, 30, 51, 69, and PB 10, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 151st appearance.

Stay classy, Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 37.5% of the 403 Powerball drawings and was last seen August 7th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 28.5% of the 151 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 403 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 July 10th, 2019.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.30% of the 151 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.99% of all 403 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order played June 8th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

As summer vacation winds down, will Lotto Texas and Powerball follow suit, or will they continue to crank up the heat?

A Lesson from Mega Millions

School is back in session, and Mega Millions players got schooled. There was no {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore in the August 13th, 2019 drawing. Playback? Australia Play? No; both were absent. The lesson Tuesday night was “Don’t make assumptions!” If none of those awesome plays showed up, what did propel the grand prize to $70 million?

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 27, 31, 34, 51, MB 5, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 217th appearance.

An encore was *not* in the cards! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 44.5% of the 488 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen August 6th, 2019.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 59 appearances, has played in 27.2% of the 217 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 488 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.1% of the time.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 22% of the 59 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.99% of the 217 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.66% of all 488 drawings.

Both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order were last seen July 2nd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions also imparted the repeating Three-Number Combination 27, 51, and MB 5.

Holding strong at the bottom. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted May 6th, 2014.

Will there be a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore Friday night, or will Mega Millions have a different lesson plan?

For the Love of Spread

This August has been anything but boring in the lottery world. Sometime during the summer, Lotto Texas developed a love of shenanigans. This normally peaceful lottery has partaken in a love of similar spreads and playbacks. It even let the {3-3} Pattern have a taste of “the encores”! The shenanigans continued August 10th, 2019 with more similar spread action and a prize that climbed to $15.75 million.

In a surprising turn of events, Powerball has taken the role of the chaste lottery. Even so, it too has kept players at bay. The prize grew to $138 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 884th appearance with 18, 19, 27, 36, 48, and 52.

Oh, what madness awaits! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52.6% of the 1680 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen July 24th, 2019.

The 1 3 2 Specific Order, now with 132 appearances (how about that?), has played in 14.9% of the 884 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1680 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.86% of the time. The 1 3 2 Specific Order was last seen April 24th, 2019.

Similar Spread

Would you believe that this is the second drawing in a row that a similar spread showed up? Saturday night’s spread was 01:08:09:12:04. On April 13th, 2013, the winning numbers were 4, 13, 14, 18, 26, and 38; their spread was 09:01:04:08:12. Whether similar spreads are spread out or a back-to-back occurrence, the differences between numbers can be the same, but their orders are different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In spite of the madness, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 35, 41, 44, 58, 59, and PB 3, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 111th appearance.

Keeping an air of sophistication. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 27.6% of the 402 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 34 appearances, has played in 30.6% of the 111 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 402 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.46% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order played August 3rd, 2019.

Now playing for the second time ever, the 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 5.88% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.80% of the 111 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 0.5% of all 402 drawings. The 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the October 14th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 41, 59, and PB 3, debuted October 3rd, 2018.

At the bottom of the pack. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will there be more fun with similar spreads next week, or Pattern encores? Could Lotto Texas and/or Powerball do something even more unexpected?

Friday Night Pattern Sizzler

The heat showed no signs of letting up Friday night. As the nighttime temps cooled to 80 degrees (Fahrenheit), it was still sizzling in Mega Millions. A common Pattern thwarted the players once again and no one could claim the grand prize. The fallout of the August 9th, 2019 drawing was a jackpot that rocketed to $65 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern had the honor of keeping the jackpot unclaimed! With winning numbers 15, 53, 56, 59, 63, and MB 1, this Pattern has played 136 times.

Let the heat go on! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 27.9% of the 487 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 48 appearances, has played in 35.3% of the 136 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 487 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.86% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen July 30th, 2019.

Friday night saw the debut of the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order! With that said, this Specific Order has played in 2.08% of the 48 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 0.74% of the 136 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.21% of all 487 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

If the near-playback and the world debut of a Specific Order weren’t enough to get the heat going, there were also three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 53, 63, MB 1 (Debuted June 28th, 2019)
  • 59, 63, MB 1 (Debuted August 25th, 2015)
  • 56, 59, 63 (Debuted January 20th, 2015)
Red: a good color to signify heat. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

What madness awaits us in Tuesday’s drawing?

The Playback Blowtorch

It was a scorcher Wednesday night, and we don’t just mean a heat wave! August 7th, 2019 was the night both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw a playback. Additionally, one of these lotteries was also neck-deep in encores. The intensity of this blowtorch kept players away from the grand prizes. These rose to $15.25 million for Lotto Texas and $128 million for Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 3, 16, 22, 31, and 35, the {3-3} Pattern made its 136th appearance.

Something special about these numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 8.10% of the 1679 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 43 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has played in 31.6% of the 136 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1679 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.56% of the time.

Would you believe that both the {3-3} Pattern and the 3 3 0 Specific Order came back for an encore? They were last seen together August 3rd, 2019. How often do you see an encore double as a playback?

Similar Spread

Lotto Texas, normally the “quiet one”, has had an interesting summer. Just one week ago, we saw a similar spread. Wednesday night gave us another one; the spread was 02:13:06:09:04. This time around, its spread was similar to the one seen November 19th, 2016. The spread for that night was 04:02:13:06:09 and the winning numbers were 15, 19, 21, 34, 40, and 49. Remember: although the differences between numbers are the same in both these drawings, the orders are different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were more shenanigans to be had when repeating Four-Number Combination 1, 3, 16, and 35 showed up!

Of *course* it wouldn’t be just a Pattern encore and a similar spread! Source: lotterytrend.com

This Combination debuted in the December 6th, 2000 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 150th appearance with winning numbers 8, 32, 47, 53, 59, and PB 3.

The classy one this time. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 37.4% of the 401 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 26 appearances, has played in 17.3% of the 150 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 401 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.48% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.3% of the 26 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 4.67% of the 150 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.75% of all 401 drawings.

Powerball saw a playback but did not see an encore. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, and 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order were last seen exactly one week prior. More specifically, in the July 31st, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Believe it or not, Powerball kept it classy with two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two was plenty. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

August is the hottest month of the year and Lotto Texas and Powerball have taken it to heart! Could there be more playback madness Saturday night, or will things cool down?

The $60 Million Pattern

The title you have just read may be misleading. No one was able to claim the grand prize in the August 6th, 2019 Mega Millions drawing. This, in turn, caused the prize to rise to the titular amount. All of this was thanks to the wonders of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

General Lottery Analysis

This Pattern, fresh from its appearance this past Friday, had another go! The 216th appearance was marked by 11, 17, 31, 43, 55, and MB 16.

Leading the way to a future Pattern streak? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 44.4% of the 486 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 50 appearances, has played in 23.1% of the 216 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 486 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 24% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 5.56% of the 216 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 2.47% of all 486 drawings.

Both the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order played July 16th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was repeating Three-Number Combination 11, 17, and 43.

A little something extra this time. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This combination made its debut in the June 30th, 2015 drawing.

Is a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat in the forecast for Friday night?

The Night When It Reached 400

August 3rd, 2019 was an historic night in the lottery world. Powerball had its 400th drawing* and with it came a jackpot rise to $112 million! Lotto Texas, meanwhile, has been following in Powerball’s footsteps. Although nowhere near the madness its buddy has participated in, a showing form an uncommon Pattern forced the jackpot to rise to $15 million. That’s still a good amount of prize money.

*With “regular” numbers 1-69 and Powerballs 1-26.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

To add on to the uncommon Pattern, it showed up in a playback! The Pattern in question, {3-3}, made its 135th appearance with 6, 17, 18, 20, 26, and 34.

Not often that we see this one. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 8.05% of the 1678 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 42 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has played in 31.1% of the 135 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1678 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.50% of the time.

Both the {3-3} Pattern and the 3 3 0 Specific Order were last seen June 12th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination, 17, 18, 20, and 26, debuted December 22nd, 2007.

Leaders wear red. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 6, 45, 66, 68, and PB 13, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 110th appearance.

No Pattern encore this time. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 27.5% of the 400 Powerball drawings and was last seen July 24th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 33 appearances, has played in 30% of the 110 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 8.25% of all 400 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played May 18th, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.1% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.64% of the 110 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1% of all 400 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order October 1st, 2016.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball marked this milestone with two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

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

The next 100 Powerball drawings will most certainly be full of numbers madness! On to more present matters, could the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Wednesday’s drawing? Will Lotto Texas continue its run with jackpot fever, or will it come down?

For Want of an Encore

A new month means more opportunities to win the lottery. Of course, this also means more lottery shenanigans! August is one of those hot, and strangely, “boring” months. Sure, there’s the whole back-to-school thing, but Lottery Trend Country (the US of A) doesn’t have any holidays. Nothing on the federal level, at least.

Mega Millions took the hint and there was no {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore August 2nd, 2019. Instead, a safe, common approach was taken. The aftermath was the players’ efforts to win the grand prize thwarted once again. For everyone keeping track, the prize rose to $55 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 215th appearance with 11, 20, 26, 48, 70, and MB 19.

A quiet start. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 44.3% of the 485 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen July 23rd, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 24.2% of the 215 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. This General Order has also played in 10.7% of all 485 drawings. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order June 21st, 2019.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.1% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.58% of the 215 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 485 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.47% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order played November 2nd, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

It’s too early to say what August will really have in store for Mega Millions. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is fond of encores! Could one be in the cards Tuesday night?