The September Streaks

No, it’s not a new dance and it’s not a new illness! It was Lotto Texas and Powerball’s turn to say goodbye to summer September 21st, 2019. They both bid farewell with Pattern streaks, and with their most commonly seen Patterns, no less! Powerball got “de-powered” and had its jackpot reset to $40 million. There appeared to be no sign of Lotto Texas stepping down as once again, there were no grand prize winners. The aftermath was a jackpot that ascended to $23.75 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern had a four-peat with 2, 20, 31, 43, 45, and 54. This Pattern has now played 891 times.

Propping up Lotto Texas! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.7% of the 1692 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen September 18th, 2019.

Now with 156 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.5% of the 891 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1692 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.22% of the time. We last saw the 1 2 3 Specific Order September 4th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas didn’t want to show too much excitement during the transitioning of seasons. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball got into the Pattern streak spirit with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat. The 158th appearance of this Pattern was brought about by 1, 9, 22, 36, 68, and PB 22.

A three-peat to knock the jackpot down. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.2% of the 414 Powerball drawings and was last seen September 18th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 45 appearances, has played in 28.5% of the 158 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 414 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.9% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played September 4th, 2019.

Now with 11 appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.4% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.96% of the 158 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.66% of all 414 drawings. We last saw the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order in the February 6th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

In the spirit of transitioning seasons, or maybe to lick its wounds, Powerball didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the Pattern streaks and Lotto Texas’s jackpot high continue through the end of September?

The Mega Millions Guide to Raising a Jackpot

Another summer came and went with the September 20th, 2019 Mega Millions drawing. However, this lottery wasn’t ready to embrace autumn! Instead of cheering on the shorter days and (eventual) cooler weather on the horizon, it held strong on the crazy-large jackpot front. What all did Mega Millions do to launch its grand prize towards $227 million?

General Lottery Analysis

Instead of an Australia Play encore, Mega Millions decided that having the {2-2-1-1} Pattern play for the 139th time was in order. The winning numbers were 23, 24, 42, 48, 53, and MB 22.

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

This Pattern has now played in 27.9% of the 499 drawings and was last seen September 3rd, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 33.1% of the 139 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 499 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.22% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played May 31st, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.9% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.60% of the 139 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 1% of all 499 drawings. The 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen October 27th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 24, 42, and 48.

Almost split down the middle. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted in the February 8th, 2019 drawing.

Three things to keep in mind as September begins to wind down:

  1. There’s a jackpot close to being worth a quarter of a billion dollars
  2. There are two drawings left for the month
  3. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern is the second-most common Pattern for a reason.

Will Mega Millions stay on board the crazy-high jackpot train, and with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore?

How Much Is a Pattern Streak Worth?

A lot, apparently.

Lotto Texas continued to enjoy its jackpot high, all thanks to a Pattern three-peat! The aftermath was a jackpot that climbed to $23 million.

Although there was no Pattern streak for Powerball (yet?), there was an encore. And, like Lotto Texas, it escaped the grasp of the players once again. This prize rose to a robust $80 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

September 18th, 2019’s {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat was thanks to 3, 24, 26, 29, 45, and 50. This Pattern has now played 890 times.

Given that there have been 1691 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played 52.4% of the time. Remember that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen September 14th, 2019.

Now with 134 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.1% of the 890 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1691 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.92% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 3 2 Specific Order played August 21st, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Tucked away in that Pattern three-peat was lone repeating Four-Number Combination 3, 24, 29, 50.

Couldn’t be *just* a three-peat, right? Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the February 3rd, 2018 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

September 18th also saw an encore for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern! The winning numbers were 14, 19, 39, 47, 51, and PB 15.

An encore and $80 million now up for grabs. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 157 times and in roughly 38% of the 413 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 27.4% of the 157 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.4% of all 413 drawings and was last seen July 20th, 2019.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.10% of the 157 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 413 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.94% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order played June 1st, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Both lotteries saw their most commonly played Patterns. Lotto Texas appears to be getting into the Pattern-streak spirit, but will Powerball follow suit?

Hopping Beyond $200 Million

Mega Millions crossed the $200 million threshold, and it took nearly two months to do it! Thanks to a little help from an Australia Play, Mega Millions got a hop in its step and leaped to $211 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The September 17th, 2019 edition of the Australia Play was brought to you by 12, 15, 30, 50, 65, and MB 1.

Hopping into crazy-jackpot territory. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

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 now played 16 times. Given that there have been 498 Mega Millions drawings so far, an Australia Play has been present for 3.21% of them. We last saw one of these in the August 23rd, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 What’s an Australia Play without three repeating Three-Number Combinations? Even more amazing is when the made their debuts!

The February Gang. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

We’re halfway through September and Mega Millions has entered crazy-rich territory. Will the jackpot continue to rise through the rest of the month?

Streaking Through September

We’re changing gears here.

Yes, Lotto Texas. We know you like showing off now. We know you saw a Pattern encore and your jackpot is now $22.5 million.

We want to shine a light on Powerball. Even with its prize being claimed several times throughout the summer, there is one thing it can be proud of: A Pattern streak! Like Lotto Texas, it saw a Pattern encore in its September 14th, 2019 drawing. Although nowhere near as monstrous, a healthy $70 million will be up for grabs Wednesday night.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Wednesday, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 889th appearance September 14th, with 1, 3, 24, 28, 31, and 41.

Encore, anyone? Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.6% of the 1690 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 146 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.4% of the 889 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.64% of all 1690 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played July 6th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination was 1, 3, 31, and 41.

With a side of repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted January 5th, 2002.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, now with its fifth appearance in a row and 156th appearance overall, came with 11, 27, 31, 36, 67, and PB 11.

Holding on to that Pattern streak! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Pattern has now played in 37.9% of the 412 Powerball drawings.

With 29 appearances, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 18.6% of the 156 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 412 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.04% of the time. The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order was last seen September 7th, 2019.

Now with 10 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 34.5% of the 29 drawings where [1-1-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 6.41% of the 156 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 412 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.43% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order played July 13th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

How *else* would a repeating Three-Number Combination show itself? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Powerball’s Pattern streak continue to the end of the month?

No Luck with Mega Millions

Luck is said to be when preparation meets opportunity. Although Mega Millions players prepared with their tickets bought and numbers selected, the opportunity to win the grand prize didn’t arrive. Having the drawing fall on Friday the 13th didn’t help the triskadekaphiles, either. No jackpot winner meant another opportunity to try again next week. The prize rose to $192 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 220th appearance with 6, 16, 37, 59, 62, and MB 5.

No encore. No jackpot winner. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 44.3% of the 497 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen August 27th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 51 appearances, has played in 23.2% of the 220 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 497 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played August 6th, 2019.

Now with 11 appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 21.6% of the 51 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 220 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.21% of all 497 drawings. The 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen January 22nd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations continued into Friday night.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern’s appearance knocked out the chance for a {4-1-1} encore. Still, this is the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, one that doesn’t really shy away from Pattern streaks. Could an encore be in store for Tuesday night?

High (Jackpot) Spirits

It sounds unbelievable, but the Lotto Texas jackpot is now roughly 35.8% that of Powerball’s! With no grand prize winners in either lottery, the jackpots stand at $21.5 million and $60 million, respectively. Even with Lotto Texas stealing the spotlight lately, Powerball looks to take some it back with the wonders of a Pattern streak.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The September 11th, 2019 Lotto Texas drawing saw the 888th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 8, 11, 12, 30, 31, and 49.

Lotto Texas keeping it classy. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played 52.6% of the time and was last seen September 4th, 2019.

Now with 160 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 18% of the 888 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1689 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.47% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played June 22nd, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination, 8, 11, 30, and 49, debuted January 12th, 2019.

A red loner. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

September 11th also saw a four-peat for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The 155th occurrence was marked with the appearance of 6, 17, 24, 53, 57, and PB 3.

A Pattern streak to take (some) thunder away. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 37.7% of the 411 Powerball drawings. Recall that we last saw this Pattern September 7th, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 41 appearances, has played in 26.5% of the 155 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.98% of all 411 drawings and was last seen May 4th, 2019.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.81% of the 155 drawings where {1-2-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 411 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.19% of the time. We last saw the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order May 1st, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 17, 24, and 57.

With a repeating Three-Number Combination for companionship. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted September 13th, 2017.

We’re nearing the halfway mark of the month, and both lotteries have got the momentum. Of course, the elephant in the room is the Lotto Texas jackpot. Will it continue to rise the rest of the month, or will it be brought down to size Saturday night?

The Twelve Lives of {4-1-1}

After an eventful Friday, Mega Millions took it down a notch for the September 10th, 2019 drawing. Subtlety was the name of the game, as this lottery opted for an uncommon Pattern. The result was a prize that climbed to a robust $172 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The 12th appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern was made possible by 34, 47, 48, 50, 55, and MB 24.

No need for flashiness this time. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has played in 2.42% of the 496 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-4-1] General Order, now with six appearances, has played in 50% of the 12 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 496 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 1.21% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the [1-4-1] General Order played May 14th, 2019.

Tuesday night saw the debut of the  0 0 1 4 0 1 Specific Order! This Specific Order has now played in roughly 16.67% of the six drawings where the General Order was [1-4-1] and in roughly 8.33% of the 12 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 496 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.20% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 To keep with the theme of subtlety, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Could the {4-1-1} Pattern be bold enough to make an encore Friday night?

A Lotto-Tight Fist

An unexpected character evolution has taken hold in the lottery world over the past few months. Lotto Texas, generally the meek, unassuming lottery, has gotten a taste of crazy jackpot fever, relatively speaking. There were no grand prize winners September 7th, 2019, and this pushed the jackpot over the $20 million mark ($20.5 million, in fact)!

Powerball’s jackpot hasn’t received the “nurturing” Lotto Texas has. These past few months have seen the prize reset three times. Not so Saturday night. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot now stands at $50 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-2} Pattern made its 183rd appearance with 22, 23, 31, 33, 40, and 42.

A {4-2} for Saturday night. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 4.92% of the 1688 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 36 appearances, the 0 4 2 Specific Order has played in 19.7% of the 183 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1688 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.13% of the time.

Both the {4-2} Pattern and the 0 4 2 Specific Order were last seen in the August 14th, 2019 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations. Lotto Texas thought that crossing the $20 million threshold and hosting a playback was enough.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

A {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern threepeat was thanks to winning numbers 11, 20, 41, 42, 56, and PB 6.

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

This Pattern has now played in 37.6% of the 410 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 28 appearances, has played in roughly 18.2% of the 154 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 410 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.83% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played August 31st, 2019.

Now with three appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.7% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.95% of the 154 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.73% of all 410 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order October 31st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening, 11, 42, PB 6, debuted March 26th, 2016.

Lone repeater in red. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

A {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak may be in the works for Powerball. That’ll be something to keep an eye out for in Wednesday’s drawing. Meanwhile, Lotto Texas doesn’t look to come down anytime soon. How high will it go?

Things You Can Do with a Mega Millions

Although school is back in session and many outdoor pools are closed, there are still a few weeks of summer left, technically speaking. It’ll be a while yet before those crisp nights come rolling in and the autumn fashion comes out. Nothing wrong with enjoying a pumpkin spice latte in shorts, right?

Mega Millions reflected the weather; there was no cool down in the September 6th, 2019 drawing. Now, it didn’t see another repeating Four-Number Combination, but there were repeating Three-Number Combinations. Five of them. The aftermath, of course, was a jackpot that climbed to $154 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 91st appearance with 4, 11, 13, 19, 31, and MB 10.

Keeping the fire burning. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 18.4% of the 495 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 33 appearances, has played in 36.3% of the 91 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 495 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played roughly 6.67% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen July 19th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 18.2% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.59% of the 91 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 495 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.21% of the time. We last saw the 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order in the August 10th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The members of the repeating Three-Number Combination posse were:

Have you ever seen such a sight? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the love of repeating Combinations continue into next week, and will the jackpot keep rising?