A Lucky Night for {4-1-1}

Friday night: The gateway to the weekend. From football to eating out to binge watching, there are activities for everyone! For those of you out there in Internet Land who want to retire early (who doesn’t?!), there’s Mega Millions, ready to greet you with robust jackpots. Why, every now and then, the jackpot is beastly.

Whether a taunt or a blessing in disguise, the prize couldn’t be claimed by anyone. The October 18th, 2019 drawing led to the jackpot rising to $82 million, all thanks to an appearance from the {4-1-1} Pattern.

General Lottery Analysis

As luck would have it, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 13th appearance with 18, 58, 60, 65, 67, and MB 20.

A showing from an uncommon Pattern = higher jackpot! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 2.56% of the 507 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-4-1] General Order, now with seven appearances, has played in 53.8% of the 13 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 507 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 1.38% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and [1-4-1] General Order were last seen in the September 10th, 2019 drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 0 1 0 0 4 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the seven drawings where the General Order was [1-4-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 15.4% of the 13 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.39% of all 507 drawings. The 0 1 0 0 4 1 Specific Order was first seen in the October 6th, 2015 drawing, reconstructed from the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night.

With an uncommonly seen Pattern making the rounds Friday night, it would truly be something if it comes back for an encore Tuesday night! Encore or no, we’ll have to see if the jackpot will continue to rise, or will it be brought down to size.

The Mid-Week Streak

We caught another one!

The Pattern streak fish were biting the night of October 16th, 2019. Lotto Texas was able to catch one, and that had the effect of raising the jackpot to $6.5 million.

Powerball wasn’t able to catch this fish. Instead, it opted for a playback fake-out, which kept players from winning the prize here as well. This jackpot rose to $110 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its fourth consecutive appearance, with winning numbers 12, 15, 25, 39, 46, and 49. This Pattern has now played 896 times.

Four-time charmer {3-2-1}. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1699 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 52.7% of the time and was last seen October 12th, 2019.

Now with 126 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.1% of the 896 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1699 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.42% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played September 25th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The Pattern streak was accompanied by two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 12, 15, 39, 49 (Debuted August 8th, 2009)
  • 15, 25, 39, 49 (Debuted July 14th, 2001)
The Pattern streak didn’t act alone. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 5, 25, 63, 67, and PB 3, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 116th appearance.

No Pattern streak for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.6% of the 421 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 37 appearances, has played in 31.9% of the 116 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.79% of all 421 drawings.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order played October 5th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 16.2% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.17% of the 116 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.43% of all 421 drawings. The 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order had other plans! We last saw it in the May 18th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

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

Will Saturday night see the Pattern streak continue in Lotto Texas? Will Powerball see a true playback?

Mega Millions’ (Almost) Playback Special

We’re halfway through October and you know what means: An almost playback!

Huh? How do you have an almost playback? By having the Pattern and General Order share a date when they last appeared together, of course! At least, that’s what happened in the October 15th, 2019 Mega Millions drawing. The fallout was a jackpot jump to $71 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 93rd appearance with 4, 12, 14, 35, 70, and MB 2.

This is *not* an encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 18.4% of the 506 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 35 appearances, has played in 37.6% of the 93 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 506 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 37.6% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order played October 8th, 2019.

A “full playback” didn’t come about for a good reason. Tuesday night saw the debut of the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order! With that said, this Specific Order has now played in 2.86% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. Additionally, it has played in 1.08% of the 93 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.20% of all 506 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were also three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 12, 35 (Debuted March 25th, 2016)
  • 12, 14, 70 (Debuted May 23rd, 2014)
  • 12, 14, MB 2 (Debuted December 20th, 2016)
A trio of combos decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Last year saw a monster jackpot unleashed around Halloween. Although the odds of it happening again this year are unlikely, will Mega Millions dare to dream big?

Of Lotteries and Their Need for Attention

Ah, Lotto Texas. This lottery has a reputation for being the calm and collected one. Prizes aren’t nearly as large as the ones for Powerball or Mega Millions, but they’re certainly nothing to turn your nose up at! Earlier this year, Lotto Texas had a nearly five-month long streak where the prize climbed to nearly $24 million.

The October 12th, 2019 drawing showed signs that this lottery isn’t so above it all in the attention seeking department. A three-peat bumped the jackpot up to $6.25 million. Meanwhile, Powerball rose quietly to $100 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Winning numbers 3, 11, 15, 29, 44, and 49 made the {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat possible. This Pattern has now played 895 times.

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

Of the 1698 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.7% of the time and was last seen October 9th, 2019.

Now with 172 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19.2% of the 895 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1698 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.1% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played July 24th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The single repeating Four-Number Combination was 11, 15, 44, and 49.

The three-peat didn’t act alone. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the July 28th, 2018 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball also saw its most common Pattern October 12th. With winning numbers 12, 29, 34, 53, 65, and PB 23, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 159th appearance.

A night for common Patterns. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 37.9% of the 420 Powerball drawings and was last seen September 21st, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 42 appearances, has played in 26.4% of the 159 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10% of all 420 drawings. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order September 11th, 2019.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.81% of the 159 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.33% of all 420 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order in the April 27th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 29, 34, and 53

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

This Combination debuted November 10th, 2018.

Will Wednesday night see the {3-2-1} Pattern streak form for Lotto Texas, and what about that {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in Powerball? Is an encore in store?

Mega Millions’ Friday Night Escape

The thermometer readings went down and Mega Millions followed suit with its own cool down. The October 11th, 2019 drawing is the quietest we’ve seen in a while. It during this period of “solitude” that the grand prize shipped from the players’ grasp. Naturally, the jackpot rose to $65 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 22, 30, 37, 60, and MB 8, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 225th appearance.

Another Pattern + no grand prize winners = bigger pot. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 505 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44.6% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 62 appearances, has played in 27.6% of the 225 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 505 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.3% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played October 4th, 2019.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21% of the 62 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.78% of the 225 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.57% of all 505 drawings. The 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the October 1st, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

To preserve the theme of cooling off, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Things may be cooler lottery-wise but that doesn’t mean it’ll stay that way. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern did play after all, and that Pattern is known for encores. We’ll have to wait and see if that encore comes through Tuesday night or if Mega Millions has other plans.   

An Encore for a Hopping Wednesday

Things were toasty, just toasty for Lotto Texas and Powerball. As the colder air pushed through, these lotteries got a fire going by throwing in an encore and an Australia Play! Frustrated players made kindling out of their tickets, however. The jackpots rose to $6 million and $90 million, respectively.

(To all the math nuts out there, the Lotto Texas jackpot is now 1/15th that of Powerball’s. Is this the “natural order” of things, or is Lotto Texas just biding its time, waiting for Powerball to “slip up”?)

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

October 9th, 2019 saw an encore for the {3-2-1} Pattern and its 894th appearance. This time, the winning numbers were 14, 18, 19, 27, 33, and 41.

Another round of {3-2-1}! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.7% of the 1697 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 147 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.4% of the 147 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1697 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.66% of the time. We last saw the 2 3 1 Specific Order in the September 14th, 2019 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations were birthed from this madness:

  • 18, 27, 33, 41 (Debuted March 13th, 2002)
  • 14, 18, 19, 41 (Debuted December 22nd, 2010)
Completing the package. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 18, 33, 43, 65, and PB 2, an Australia Play bounded across Powerball for the 26th time.

Bounding along with six numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Of the 419 drawings to date, 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 6.21% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, an Australia Play was spotted July 27th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 The Australia Play wasn’t alone. A single repeating Three-Number Combination was tucked away:

Gotta have that one! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will a Pattern streak form for Lotto Texas on Saturday, and could Powerball’s Australia Play come back like a boomerang?

Sixty Million Degrees

“It’s sixty million degrees outside!”

This, or something like this, is the rallying whine of summer, soon to be a distant memory (for some of us). Even though the temperatures are set to drop, Mega Millions is operating on a different level. Nothing about a jackpot increase to $60 million says this lottery is ready to cool down!

General Lottery Analysis

October 8th, 2019 saw the 92nd appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern with winning numbers 5, 8, 10, 17, 48, and MB 23.

Not ready to cool down yet! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has played in 18.3% of the 504 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 34 appearances, has played in 37% of the 92 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 504 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.75% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order played September 6th, 2019.

Now with three appearances, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.82% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.26% of the 92 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.60% of all 504 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order played August 24th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Double trouble with repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions keep it hot Friday night or will it kick off the weekend with a cool down?

The House of September Blues

A new month means new opportunities to win big prizes. Or, if the results of the October 5th, 2019 Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings are anything to go by, watch those opportunities slip away. Having a setback on your early retirement plans is a sore spot to be sure but there is a silver lining to all this. The next time around, the pot will be larger!

Lotto Texas and Powerball’s jackpots rose to $5.75 million and $80 million, respectively, all thanks to several callbacks to the recently departed September.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 893rd, appearance with 6, 10, 18, 24, 32, and 37.

Slowly but surely recovering. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1696 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.7% of the time and was last seen September 25th, 2019.

Now with 161 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18% of the 893 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1696 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.49% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played September 11th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

As Lotto Texas continued its slow climb upward, it held off on playing any repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 14, 36, 51, 54, and PB 4, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 115th appearance.

The Powerball jackpot rose once more. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 27.5% of the 418 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 36 appearances, has played in 31.3% of the 115 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 418 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.61% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order were last seen in the September 28th, 2019 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.61% of the 115 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.72% of all 418 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order played January 2nd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A couple of red boys for Saturday night! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

All-in-all, a mostly quiet night for Lotto Texas and Powerball. Looking ahead to next week, we’ll have to see if {3-2-1}’s fondness for Pattern encores makes itself present Wednesday night.

The First Week Streak

A Pattern streak was confirmed in Mega Millions! The October 4th, 2019 drawing saw the fourth consecutive appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Friday’s streak kept {2-1-1-1-1} the most commonly played Mega Millions Pattern and grew the pot. With no one able to pick all six numbers, the prize increased to $55 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The 224th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was made possible by 11, 38, 44, 48, 70, and MB 17.

The week of the streak! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 503 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44.5% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 61 appearances, has played in 27.2% of the 224 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 503 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.1% of the time.

Not only was there a four-peat for the Pattern, there was also an encore for the General Order! Prior to Friday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played October 1st, 2019.

Now with 16 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.2% of the 61 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.14% of the 224 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.18% of all 503 drawings. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen June 28th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 11, 48, and 70.

Ending the week with a repeater. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted August 2nd, 2019.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak hold next week?

What in the World?!

After another very long day on the job, I was unable to provide y’all with the latest lottery news. In the meantime, here’s a special post by the Lottery Trend architect herself, Mary Harris. I want to thank her for writing this up last night. Everything will be “on schedule” tomorrow.

Hi! Mary Semiene Harris, here, filling in for Lotterymeister, Freyja Harris.   I really don’t know the first thing about blogging. I’ve read some blogs, but I don’t know about blogs, per se. So, here goes.  

I assume that if you are reading this, it is because you are looking for information on either Lotto Texas or Powerball or both. And you’ve come to the right place.  Lottery Trend offers a consistent and unique perspective on the draws from Lotto Texas, Powerball, and Mega Millions. Unique in that we provide information that helps the reader get a better handle on selecting winning combinations. 

We Started with the TEXAS Lottery

With very little money in hand, about $5.00 or so, I picked winning Four-Number Combinations A LOT. I started playing in November 1992, and later, got a little lottery club together (four or five people at any given time). Between us we played a total of 18 to 24 combinations, spending anywhere from $18.00 to $24.00, and came very close to winning the jackpot itself, around Christmas (1996?). Again, we picked a winning Four-Number Combination, and we were one-digit off with the remaining two numbers. Texas changed its system from 1-50 to 1-54, and I got involved in other things. I did not play the lottery for at least seven years, but in 2006, for reasons I will not go into, I got dragged back in. I started winning Four-Number Combinations again, and swore when I hit the 30 mark, I would quit counting. I hit my 30th Four-Number Combination win in 2008, and I stopped counting. I’ve won Four-Number Combination sets several times since, but needless to say, I’m ready for that jackpot, but I can’t complain too much since $5.00 is my limit and I don’t play all the time. As of this writing, it has been over two years since I played at all. I’d always said that I needed to put a club together (more money available for playing means increased odds of winning, and no additional financial risk), but I, personally, have not had the time. I’m still working behind the scene on Lottery Trend.

But this is my vision for Lottery Trend: That people who come to the website, would see the value of it, and then they could form their own lottery clubs, and would start winning jackpots, implementing strategies based on information provided by Lottery Trend. But back when we first introduced Lottery Trend, a relative gave me his honest opinion, telling me that he did not want anyone to know about the website. “Aah,” I thought. “That could be a problem.”

I noticed that this blog’s followers are few, but the actual visitors to this blog every month are in the thousands and from around the world. Not many are choosing to follow, but they don’t have to, because the information provided is free and easily accessible. No hurdles or anything to jump over.

Future plans are to expand the websites, providing more specifics, such as (1) providing odd/even statistics associated with each pattern, which will be based on six groups, rather than the present three for Lotto Texas, (2) providing and contrasting theoretical and actual pattern percentages, including general and specific order (i.e., what is running ahead/behind, and by how many drawings), and (3) by way of monthly or quarterly reports, providing an overall lottery synopsis covering said period.

We already possess the above-mentioned capability for all three lotteries but providing this information will depend on whether there is enough interest in subscribing (@ $5.00/month) to Lottery Trend . Stay tuned!

Now for the October 2, 2019 analysis. We’re going to start with the {4-1-1} Pattern

Texas Lottery

October kicked off with the {4-1-1} Pattern playing the numbers 9, 26, 39, 42, 47, and 49, Specific Order 1_1_4.

New month, new Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Did you know that if this was the pattern you played last night, your odds of winning were about 1 out of 3,000,000, rather than 1 out of 26,000,000 (see what strategy does?)? If you played this specific order, your odds improved to about 1 out of 1,000,000. If you spent $10.00 playing this Specific Order last night, even better – 1 out of 100,000. Now imagine that you were part of a club…

Specific Order 1_1_4 comprises 35% of the winning drawings that make up the {4-1-1} Pattern, and 3.83% of all 1695 Lotto Texas drawings (numbers ranging from 1 through 54). The {4-1-1} Pattern characterizes 10.91% of those same 1695 drawings. Both the Pattern and Specific Order had not seen the light of day since August 28 2019.

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

Although the {3-2-1} Pattern dominates Lotto Texas (this pattern is based on arranging 1 through 54 into three groups, 18 numbers each), this is not so in Powerball. In Powerball, we divide 69 numbers into four groups, 14 numbers each, and a fifth group with the last thirteen numbers of 1 through 69.  We put all 26 Power balls into the sixth and last group. 

The {3-2-1} Pattern in Powerball makes up 5.47% of all Powerball drawings (compared to 52-53% in Lotto Texas) so far (1 through 69, Power Balls 1 through 26). This Pattern and the [3-2-1] General Order, were last seen on June 5, 2019.

Looking at Wednesday’s drawing, the [3-2-1] General Order slightly leads its counterpart, General Order [2-3-1], by 14 to 12, and that is due to the drawing of 4, 8, 10, 43, 53 and Power Ball 7

A quiet start for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The [3-2-1] General Order makes up 53.8% of all drawings designated as part of the {3-2-1} Pattern in Powerball, and 2.78% of all 417 Powerball drawings. That said, we hadn’t seen Specific Order 3_0_0_2_0_1 since its debut March 16, 2016. With only two appearance so far, it makes up 14.28% of the [3-2-1] General Order, 7.69% of the {3-2-1} Pattern, and  0.48% of all 417 Powerball drawings.

There we no repeat Three-Number Combinations.

 Freyja had other appointments today, and I volunteered to fill in. It was a pleasure blogging (is it “blogging to you” or “blogging for you”?). Oh, well. Have a nice evening!

Signing Off,

Mary Semiene Harris

Guest Blogger