HallowThankmas

A shout out to a work colleague who gave me the idea for today’s post title!

To all you readers who didn’t know if I had a day job, you do now…

There are only two months left in the year. You know what that means, right? We’re talking about a mishmash of decorations, turkey vs. ham (turducken, even), looking for the best deals on gifts, and wondering if you’ve made it on the “Nice List”.

That’s right. It’s HallowThankmas time!

Lotto Texas and Powerball got into the holiday spirit. They took advantage of Halloween Eve, bounding about and keeping the players at arm’s length. This paid off, as the lotteries made like ghosts when the players got too close. The prizes rose to $7.5 million and $150 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

To kick off the holiday season, an Australia Play made its 234th appearance! The winning numbers for October 30th, 2019 were 10, 11, 28, 31, 40, and 53.

Honest to goodness Australia play. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played in 13.7% of the 1703 Lotto Texas drawings and were last seen August 17th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas hopped alone. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

October 30th also saw the 118th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 19, 22, 52, 56, 67, and PB 21.

No Pattern encore to be had here, either. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 425 Powerball drawings and was last seen October 23rd, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 39% of the 118 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 425 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.8% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played August 24th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.9% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.24% of the 118 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.18% of all 425 drawings. We last saw the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order in the July 28th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 52, 67, and PB 21, debuted January 27th, 2016.

Near the top and decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There may not have been monster jackpots abound this Halloween, but there’s the rest of the holiday season! That’s more opportunities for Australia plays, encores, and yes, jackpot hikes. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball ride a winless streak into the new year?

The Sweetest Candy

The sweetest treat is hard to grab. Millions seek it, spend money even, but few obtain it.

The sweet treat known as Mega Millions made its rounds once again Tuesday night. That delectable jackpot was sought by many and won by none. The aftermath was a jackpot that grew to $118 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The October 29th, 2019 drawing saw 4, 9, 17, 27, 39 and MB 22 as the winning numbers. This set the {2-2-1-1} Pattern up for its 140th appearance.

No monster jackpot this year. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 510 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 27.5% of the time and was last seen September 20th, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 45 appearances, has played in 32.1% of the 140 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 510 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.82% of the time. The [2-2-1-1] General Order was last seen August 16th, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order played in 8.89% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.86% of the 140 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.78% of all 510 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order played October 13th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 4, 39, and MB 22.

Square in the middle. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted in the March 6th, 2018 drawing.

Will Mega Millions kick off November with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore?

Lotto Texas and Powerball Take Inventory

Why scramble like a couple of nuts the day before Halloween when you can take inventory right now? That was the line of thinking Lotto Texas and Powerball followed this past Saturday night. Even if they can’t pass out candy, there needs to be something to get the humans to play, yes?

October 26th, 2019 was a night of common Patterns and rising jackpots for both lotteries. With neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball seeing a grand prize winner, their respective prizes rose to $7.25 million and $140 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The 898th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern served the double duty of being an encore! The winning numbers this time were 1, 2, 26, 41, 42, and 54.

An encore for the last weekend of October! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1702 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen October 23rd, 2019.

Now with 127 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.1% of the 898 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1702 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.46% of the time. We last saw the 2 1 3 Specific Order in the October 16th, 2019 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 2, 26, 41, and 54.

Must be lonesome as a repeating Four-Number Combo. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted May 14th, 2014.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 20, 48, 54, 59, and PB 4, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 161st appearance.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern stays on top! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 424 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 38% of the time and was last seen October 19th, 2019.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 30 appearances, has played in 18.6% of the 161 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 424 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.08% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played September 14th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.73% of the 161 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in in 1.42% of all 424 drawings. The 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen March 31st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

While Powerball took inventory, it didn’t stock up on repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas and Powerball have the honor of playing the day before Halloween (All Hallow’s Eve Eve?). Commonly seen Patterns are ripe for repeat appearances, and we’ll need to watch and see if either the {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern come through. But considering that it’s coming up on the night of tricks, what if the lotteries have something else in store?

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern Lives

Halloween draws ever near

Mega Millions analysis is brewing here

No encore or playback, sorry to say

Not even a bloody Australia Play!

There was, however, another play in store

Friday night saw the jackpot soar.

Would you complain about having $105 million more?

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers for the October 25th, 2019 drawing were 16, 24, 25, 52, 60, and MB 6. This marked the 94th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern.

No encore here! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Given the 509 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 18.5% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 36 appearances, has played in 38.3% of the 94 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 7.07% of all 509 drawings.

Prior to Friday night, both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen in the October 15th, 2019 drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 5.56% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.13% of the 94 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.39% of all 509 drawings. The 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the February 24th, 2015 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 16, 52, MB 6, debuted September 30th, 2014.

The last drawing of the month will be this Tuesday

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern come back to play?

Sweet Sixteenth’s Revenge

Today’s B-movie title is brought to you by the Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings of October 23rd, 2019.

Lotteries are well aware that humans hunt for them. Once caught, they have no choice but to give up their prizes. The humans celebrate with lavish (early) retirement parties and the lotteries reset. Capture is inevitable, “But why make it easy for them?” they think.

This is where the bag of tricks come out and the players get thwarted. The method employed Wednesday night was a callback to a very recent date. Lotto Texas ascended to $7 million and Powerball sat high and dry at $130 million up for grabs.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 897th appearance with 4, 5, 11, 35, 44, and 50.

Closing in on 900 appearances, that {3-2-1}. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.7% of the 1701 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen October 16th, 2019.

Now with 173 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played in 19.3% of the 897 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1701 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.2% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played October 12th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The {3-2-1} Pattern didn’t act alone! Accompanying it were three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 5, 35, 44, 50 (Debuted October 2nd, 2010
  • 4, 5, 35, 50 (Debuted April 3rd, 2002)
  • 4, 35, 44, 50 (Debuted February 7th, 2018)
A trio of 4-Number Combos! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 12, 50, 61, 69, and PB 23, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 117th appearance.

Holding strong. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have now been 423 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 27.7% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 38 appearances, has played in 32.5% of the 117 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.98% of all 423 drawings. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order played October 16th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.2% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.27% of the 117 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.18% of all 423 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order played August 3rd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 12, 50, and 61.

This Combination debuted in the October 1st, 2016 drawing.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore Saturday night?

We Have Mega Millions in 3-2-1…

October is almost over it looks like the Mega Millions jackpot will not be beastly. For all those who were looking forward to going after a billion-dollar jackpot, we’re sorry to disappoint. However, there is $93 million now up for grabs, and we know you’re not going to turn your noses up at that!

General Lottery Analysis

The jackpot rise that resulted from the October 22nd, 2019 drawing was thanks to yet another uncommon Pattern: {3-2-1}. With winning numbers 5, 11, 14, 23, 25, and MB 10, this Pattern has played 22 times.

22 times and holding strong! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have now been 508 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 4.33% of the time.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 12 appearances, has played in 54.5% of the 22 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 508 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.36% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {3-2-1} Pattern and [3-2-1] General Order played August 30th, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 3 2 0 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.7% of the 12 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 9.09% of the 22 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.39% of all 508 drawings. The 3 2 0 0 0 1 Specific Order was first seen June 2nd, 2015.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 Accompanying this uncommon Pattern was Three-Number Combination 11, 23, and MB 10.

How time flies! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted in the February 7th, 2014 drawing.

Who says you need a crazy-large jackpot to end the month with a bang? There’s about one week left. What if {3-2-1} did something unexpected with a three-peat?

“Un-4-2-itous!”

We’ve hit a snag at Lottery Trend headquarters. The computer we use to build our websites BSODed on us, thanks to a wonky Windows update. No updated sites mean no pictures. Hopefully, it’ll be up and running soon and I can grab the pictures then. Well, as they say, the show must go on!

Update 10/23/19: There are now pictures! Keep scrolling to see them.

There was nothing wonky about either Lotto Texas or Powerball this past Saturday. The lotteries kept players on their toes, and away from the grand prizes, once again. Lotto Texas took the path of an uncommon Pattern and boosted the jackpot to $6.75 million. Powerball played its most common Pattern and sent its grand prize to $120 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 19, 29, 41, 46, 50, and 51, the {4-2} Pattern made its 185th appearance in the October 19th, 2019 drawing.

185 times and it never gets old! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1700 drawings and was last seen September 28th, 2019.

Now with 32 appearances, the 0 2 4 Specific Order has played in 17.3% of the 185 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern and in 1.88% of all 1700 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 4 Specific Order appeared in the December 19th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

All Lotto Texas had to do was play an uncommon Pattern. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern continued its reign in Powerball with 14, 27, 29, 59, 65, and PB 12. This Pattern has now played 160 times.

Still reigning supreme. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 37.9% of the time and was last seen October 12th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 44 appearances, has played in 27.5% of the 160 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 422 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.4% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order September 18th, 2019.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 31.8% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.75% of the 160 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.32% of all 422 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played July 20th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 27, 59, 65, debuted December 26th, 2015.

A single red block. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

The paths may have been different, but the end result was the same: higher jackpots! Will they continue to rise next week?

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?