Coming Down and Going Up

A five-month streak of no winners is a tough act to follow, and September 28th, 2019 was a night of resting and regaining composure. The main takeaway was that no one could claim the grand prize in either Lotto Texas or Powerball. Their respective jackpots rose to $5.25 million and $60 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-2} Pattern made its 184th appearance with 16, 18, 39, 45, 49, and 54.

Recuperating from a five-month high. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1694 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen September 7th, 2019.

Now with 23 appearances, the 2 0 4 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 184 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern and in 1.36% of all 1694 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the  2 0 4 Specific Order played March 13th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination, 18, 45, 49, and 54, debuted May 2nd, 2001.

Top of the mountain (and a throwback to boot). Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 15, 23, 34, 51, 55, and PB 4, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 114th, appearance.

Keeping a level head. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 27.4% of the 416 Powerball drawings and was last seen August 24th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 35 appearances, has played in 30.7% of the 114 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has now played 8.41% of the time and was last seen August 10th, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 5.71% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.75% of the 114 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 416 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.48% of the time. The 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the June 6th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

It looks like October is off to a quiet start but that doesn’t mean the month will stay that way. This was the month that produced beastly jackpots after all!

September Encore Finale: Mega Millions Edition

September has come and gone for Mega Millions. A milestone had been achieved, a massive jackpot had been won, and the month didn’t end with a Pattern streak. But, the night of September 27th, 2019 was anything but a snooze. Even though there was no streak, there was an encore, and that pushed the jackpot to $45 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by 12, 20, 31, 43, 45, and MB 20. This Pattern has now played 222 times.

Finishing strong with an encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 501 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44.3% of the time and was last seen September 24th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 23.4% of the 222 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 501 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played in 10.4% of them. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played September 13th, 2019.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.86% of the 222 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.59% of all 501 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order in the August 6th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 31, 43, and MB 20, debuted April 10th, 2018.

Topped off with a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions will continue to recuperate as we head into October. Right now, a monster jackpot doesn’t seem likely but it’s early yet. We had a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, after all. Who’s to say that we won’t start the month with a three-peat?

The End of the Summer High

And so, it ended.

After a five-month streak, Lotto Texas  came down from its high September 25th, 2019. How fitting that this happened in the first drawing of the season! As is protocol, the prize receded to $5 million.

On the other side of the spectrum, Powerball didn’t see anyone claim the grand prize. A visit from a very uncommon Pattern sent the jackpot climbing quietly for $50 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Keeping with the established “Theme of Five”, it was a {3-2-1} five-peat that brought the Lotto Texas jackpot down to size. This Pattern made its 892nd appearance with 5, 9, 26, 38, 41, and 44.

A five-peat ends a 5-month streak! Source: lotterytrend.com.

The {3-2-1} Pattern has now played in 52.7% of the 1693 drawings and was last seen September 21st, 2019.

Now with 125 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14% of the 892 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 7.38% of all 1693 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played August 31st, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Knocking Lotto Texas back down to Earth was plenty enough. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 11th appearance with 37, 43, 44, 45, 53, and PB 25.

No Pattern streaks or encores. Just a rising jackpot. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 415 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 2.65% of the time and was last seen June 22nd, 2019.

The [1-4-1] General Order, now with six appearances, has played in 54.5% of the 11 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 415 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 1.45% of the time. We last saw the [1-4-1] General Order February 20th, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 1 4 0 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the six drawings where [1-4-1] was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 18.2% of the 11 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.48% of all 415 drawings. The  0 0 1 4 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the August 17th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

One repeating Three-Number Combination came with its own brand of mischief, mainly by having played twice before! That Combination was:

A triple repeater. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

So, it looks like there won’t be any crazy-large jackpots to end September. There’s still one drawing left, and Lotto Texas is still in the grip of a Pattern streak. It remains to be seen if the streak holds Saturday night. As for Powerball, a {4-1-1} encore isn’t likely, but stranger things have happened!

500 Things to Do on a Tuesday

September 24th, 2019 was a milestone for Mega Millions. The first drawing of the autumn season was not only the 500th drawing, somebody won! Would you believe that the lone winner of the $227 million jackpot hailed from The Lone Star State? Unintentional wordplay aside, the jackpot reset to $40 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 221st appearance with 6, 14, 24, 42, 46, and MB 9.

This Pattern has played 44.2% of the time and was last seen September 13th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 59 appearances, has played in 11.8% of the 500 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 26.7% of all 221 drawings.

Now with 10 appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.9% of the 59 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.52% of the 221 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 500 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2% of the time.

Both the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order played August 27th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 Nothing like commemorating a milestone like three repeating Three-Number Combinations, right?

Bundled together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Although the grand prize has been won, that doesn’t necessarily mean a quiet night is in store for Friday! Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore?

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?