End-of-Year Lottery Bundle

Another year has come and gone! As a token of appreciation, Lotto Texas and Powerball offered another opportunity to win millions, enough for that tropical getaway. Repeating Four-Number Combinations were thrown in with Lotto Texas at no additional charge. Thing is, no one could claim the grand prize in either lottery this past Saturday. The jackpots rose once again: $15.5 million in Lotto Texas and $220 million in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The night of December 28th, 2019 saw the 910th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 8, 18, 19, 37, 49, and 53.

Ending 2019 with dignity. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.9% of the 1720 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen December 21st, 2019.

Now with 130 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 910 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1720 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.56% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order was seen November 9th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The Combinations that made up the repeating Four-Number Combination add-on were

With an entourage of repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

December 28th also saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make its 123rd appearance, with winning numbers 20, 23, 39, 59, 60, and PB 18.

Ever “mature” Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 442 Powerball drawings and was last seen November 30th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 41 appearances, has played in 33.3% of the 123 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 442 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.28% of the time. The [2-1-2-1] General Order was last seen November 27th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.2% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.07% of the 123 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.13% of all 442 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played February 24th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas and Powerball will have the honor of greeting 2020 head on with a New Year’s drawing. Will Lotto Texas’s {3-2-1} Pattern start the year with an encore?

The Great Hallowthankmas Cool Down: Mega Millions Edition

Another Hallowthankmas season has come and gone. The Christmas decorations are coming down and everyone is getting ready for the new year. That is, unless Christmas Eve was spent bouncing off the walls and partying like no tomorrow.

Take Mega Millions for instance. It had a heyday Christmas Eve, with repeating Combinations of the Four and Three-Number kind. That {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was the setup for a three-peat, so one would think. This past Friday was, all things considered, much quieter. With no grand prize winners, the jackpot rose to $55 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 34, 40, 63, 64, and MB 24, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 144th appearance.

A different Pattern to end the year. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 527 Mega Millions drawings; this Pattern has now played in 27.3% of them. Prior to the December 27th, 2019 drawing, this Pattern was last seen December 13th, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 50 appearances, has played in 34.7% of the 144 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 527 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.49% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order September 3rd, 2019.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 14% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.86% of the 144 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.35% of all 527 drawings. The 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen April 30th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations this past Friday:

  • 40, 63, 64 (Debuted May 20th, 2014)
  • 17, 63, 64 (Debuted October 6th, 2015)
Far fewer than *seven*! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

A {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak may be out of the question but a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore may not be! Will Mega Millions end the year with a Pattern encore and a rising jackpot?

It’s a Lottery Kind of Christmas

Christmas 2019 was a doubleheader lottery-wise! Lotto Texas and Powerball may not have the power to bring Peace on Earth and Goodwill To Men ™, but they had the power to bring merriment and hope. Winning millions of dollars would make an excellent gift at anytime of the year. But, as is the paradoxical nature of lotteries, Lotto Texas and Powerball brought great joy…and great sorrow. With no grand prizes claimed in either lottery, their respective jackpots rose to $14.75 million and $200 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

In our last post, we were wondering if a {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat would be in the cards. Lotto Texas decided to offer the {4-1-1} Pattern instead, with winning numbers 8, 15, 16, 17, 25, and 49. This Pattern has now played 186 times.

A different Pattern for the holiday. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have been 1719 Lotto Texas drawings and this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the {4-1-1} Pattern played October 2nd, 2019.

Now with 60 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.3% of the 186 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1719 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.49% of the time. The 4 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the July 27th, 2019 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In honor of Christmas, Lotto Texas held off on the repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball stuck with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The three-peat was made possible by winning numbers 2, 4, 16, 30, 46, and PB 20.

A three-peat for Christmas! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 171 out of the 441 Powerball drawings. Statistically speaking, this Pattern has played 38.8% of the time and was last seen December 21st, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 26.9% of the 171 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 441 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.4% of the time. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order September 21st, 2019.

Now with 10 appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.7% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.85% of the 171 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 441 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.77% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order played March 6th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 4, 16, and 30.

Sticking out in a red box. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted November 11th, 2017.

HallowThankmas has ended and now we look forward to the new year! Will the last weekend of 2019 see a Pattern streak for Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?

Mega Millions’ Combination Stocking Stuffer

Merry Christmas from Lottery Binge!

Mega Millions was certainly in the holiday spirit! Christmas Eve 2019 was one of its busiest nights this year. An encore from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made the jump to $50 million possible.

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Friday, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 234th appearance with winning numbers 27, 37, 48, 63, 66, and MB 11.

An encore for Christmas Eve. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 526 Mega Millions drawings and this Pattern has played in 44.5% of them.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 22.6% of the 234 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 526 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played September 27th, 2019.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.2% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.99% of the 234 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.33% of all 526 drawings. The 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen in the June 14th, 2019 drawing.

Four-Number Combination

Mega Millions thought it was fitting to not only gift the players with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, but to offer the gift of a repeating Four-Number Combination! This Combination was 37, 48, 66, and MB 11.

The start of something grand. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The above Combination made its debut February 1st, 2019.

Three-Number Combination

When you crack open a repeating Four-Number Combination, you’ll find four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 37, 48, 66
  • 37, 48, MB 11
  • 37, 66, MB 11
  • 48, 66, MB 11

The Combinations not in bold made their debut in the February 1st, 2019 drawing. Naturally, 37, 66, and MB 11 were last seen in that same drawing but, this Combination made its debut October 21st, 2014.

Mega Millions didn’t think these were enough, no. There were three more repeating Three-Number Combinations!

A smorgasbord of Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Now that Mega Millions has gone all out for Christmas, that means it’ll rest on Friday, right? Well, remember that {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern? See, it’s fond of Pattern streaks, and a three-peat isn’t out of the question. Mega Millions may very well be preparing to sign off 2019 with a bang.

Pattern Encores for Solstice

This past Saturday marked the Winter Solstice in our part of the world. Not cold enough for a parka (very rarely does it ever get that cold in Houston) but cold enough for a jacket, hot cocoa, and of course, playing the lottery!

Lotto Texas and Powerball had the honor of showing up for Solstice this year. They must have read each other’s minds because both of them saw encores for their most common Patterns! That, and said encores boosted their respective lottery’s jackpot to $14.25 million and $183 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore of December 21st, 2019 was thanks to winning numbers 7, 21, 24, 37, 44, and 45. This Pattern has now played 909 times.

A Pattern encore for the solstice. Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1718 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.9% of them and was last seen December 18th, 2019.

Now with 158 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 909 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1718 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.20% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order played November 13th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the Pattern encore were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 7, 21, 44, 45 (Debuted May 19th, 2010)
  • 21, 24, 37, 44 (Debuted March 12th, 2016)
What better color than red for the Christmas season? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern also decided to make an encore appearance Saturday night! With winning numbers 19, 31, 35, 50, 67, and PB 14, this Pattern made its 170th appearance.

Gearing up for a Christmas three-peat? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.6% of the 440 Powerball drawings.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 27.1% of the 170 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 440 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.5% of the time.

It just so happened that the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order also made an encore. Both it and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern were last seen in the December 18th, 2019 drawing.

Now with 10 appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.7% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.88% of the 170 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.27% of all 440 drawings. The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen December 11th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was a solo act.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat Christmas night?

45 Million Kinds of Chill

No place like home for the holidays! The kids are out, college students are heading home, and workers are looking for ways to burn off that remaining PTO. This past Friday night had all sorts of entertainment options available, be it new movies, checking out Christmas light displays, or braving the mall crowds.

If you weren’t into those things (or even if you were), you probably grabbed a Mega Millions ticket or two. Sure, you wouldn’t have become monstrously wealthy, but $40 million isn’t small change! Hope you’re ready to try again Christmas Eve. After Friday night, the prize climbed to $45 million, and no big plays were needed.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 233rd appearance in the December 20th, 2019 drawing, with winning numbers 3, 20, 23, 35, 60, and MB 16.

Nothing too flashy here. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 525 Mega Millions drawings to date and this Pattern has played in 44.4% of them. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern December 10th, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 54 appearances, has played in 23.2% of the 233 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 525 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played December 6th, 2019.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 14.8% of the 54 drawings where [1-2-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 3.43% of the 233 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.52% of all 525 drawings. The 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the May 17th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 3, 23, and MB 16.

Standing out in red! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted November 2nd, 2018.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore for Christmas Eve, or will Mega Millions have a silent night?

The Ghost of December 11th

Quick! What comes to mind when you see December 18th, other than “There’s only one week until Christmas”? Hopefully you’ve at least started your Christmas prep by now! If you haven’t, well, best get to it.

While (some of) you were tempting fate, Lotto Texas and Powerball prepared by boosting their jackpots to $13.5 million and $171 million, respectively. This past Wednesday was almost exactly like December 11th, save for the numbers that played of course. One of these lotteries saw a playback, while the other came close. Which one saw what?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The December 18th, 2019 Lotto Texas drawing brought forth winning numbers 13, 23, 31, 35, 50, and 54. This marked the 908th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern.

The {3-2-1} Pattern stayed on top! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1717 drawings, this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time.

Now with 136 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 908 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1717 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.92% of the time.

Our dear Lotto Texas hosted the playback! Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 1 3 2 Specific Order played December 11th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 13, 23, 35, and 50.

Decked in red. Source: lotterytrend.com.

 This Combination debuted in the December 13th, 2008 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball saw the 169th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 14, 18, 26, 39, 68, and PB 9.

Staying on top it all, that {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have been 439 Powerball drawings to date, and this Pattern has played in 38.5% of them.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 45 appearances, has played in 26.6% of the 169 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 439 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order also played December 11th, 2019!

The Specific Order was where Lotto Texas and Powerball parted ways. With eight appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.73% of the 169 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 439 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.82% of the time. We last saw the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order in the May 4th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Boxed together! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

To think that Lotto Texas and Powerball will have the honor of playing Christmas Day! Both lotteries saw their most common Patterns: {3-2-1} and {2-1-1-1-1}, respectively. Will either of these Patterns try to form a streak for Christmas?

Mega Millions’ Silent-ish Night

Another period of rising jackpots has come to an end in Mega Millions. The Ultimate Christmas Present was won in Ohio. Even though only one could claim the coveted $372 million, Mega Millions stayed true to the Christmas spirit, gifting players in other states with at least $1 million. Naturally, the jackpot reset itself to $40 million.

Would you believe that Mega Millions did not employ a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore or some other wild play?

General Lottery Analysis

December 17, 2019 saw the 98th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with numbers 22, 30, 53, 55, 56, and MB 16.

Fancy play need not apply. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 524 Mega Millions drawings to date, and this Pattern has now played in 18.7% of them.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 29 appearances, has played in 29.6% of the 98 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 524 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.53% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order played in the December 3, 2019 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.2% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.10% of the 98 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.95% of all 524 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order played August 22, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions took a break from repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The $372 million prize may have been won, but there are still a couple of weeks left in the year. There’s plenty of time for another Pattern streak!

The Persuasive Power of Combinations

A different trend has taken hold in the lottery world. Mega Millions has been following it for a while, and Lotto Texas and Powerball came into the fold this past Saturday night. We’ve come to expect Pattern streaks and other wild plays to send the jackpots higher. As we approach a new decade (depending on who you ask), the lotteries appear to be testing out a new strategy: embracing repeating Four- and Three-Number Combinations!

Why not? Bombarding the players with repeating Combinations is a subtle approach to boosting the jackpots’ worth. In fact, unboxing these Combinations was all that was needed to send Lotto Texas’s prize to $13 million and Powerball’s to $160 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

December 14, 2019 was the night of the {4-2} Pattern. With winning numbers 2, 8, 9, 14, 51, and 52, this Pattern has now played 189 times.

Still moving on up, the jackpot is. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1716 Lotto Texas drawings and this Pattern has played in 11% of them. We last saw the {4-2} Pattern in the December 7, 2019 drawing.

Now with 27 appearances, the 4 0 2 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 189 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1716 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.57% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 4 0 2 Specific Order played June 15, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The three repeating Four-Number Combinations were

  • 2, 14, 51, 52 (Debuted August 25, 2010)
  • 2, 9, 51, 52 (Debuted November 9, 2016)
  • 2, 8, 9, 51 (Debuted June 27, 2001)
Sticking out in red. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

December 14th also saw the 84th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 3, 6, 12, 32, 64, and PB 19.

A Pattern that hasn’t been seen since summer. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.2% of the 438 Powerball drawings and was last seen August 28, 2019.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 26 appearances, has played in 31% of the 84 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.94% of all 438 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played August 17, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 7.69% of the 26 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.38% of the 84 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 438 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.46% of the time. The 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was first seen in the January 24, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball produced two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A red foundation! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball continue their rise through the Christmas season?

The Gift of Combinations

The march towards Christmas continues and the Mega Millions jackpot continues to snowball. What helped propel the jackpot to $372 million? Pattern streaks haven’t been a thing for Mega Millions lately, nor have playbacks. What has been a thing lately is the appearance of repeating Three-Number Combinations.

General Lottery Analysis

The December 13th, 2019 Mega Millions drawing gifted us with winning numbers 17, 21, 29, 39, 56, and MB 22. This brought the number of appearances for the {2-2-1-1} Pattern up to 143.

Nothing unlucky about these numbers! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As of this post, there have been 523 Mega Millions drawings and this Pattern has played in 27.3% of them. Prior to Friday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played November 22nd, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 32.2% of the 143 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 523 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.8% of the time. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order in the October 29th, 2019 drawing.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.59% of the 143 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.53% of all 523 drawings. The 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the March 5th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

This past Friday night also gifted us with four repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Seeing red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With only a week-and-a-half left until Christmas, Mega Millions will either gift someone with The Ultimate Present soon or burst into the new year with a monster of a prize!