The Season of (Repeating) Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas and Powerball finally slept off the Thanksgiving leftovers and jumped into the Christmas madness Saturday night. Powerball was the most energetic, with its {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore and the presence of a repeating Four-Number Combination! Speaking of, the presence of a repeating Four-Number Combination wasn’t all that Lotto Texas and Powerball had in common. With neither lottery seeing a grand prize winner, their respective jackpots rose to $11.5 million and $140 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-2} Pattern made its 188th appearance December 7th, 2019, with winning numbers 2, 7, 38, 42, 47, and 51.

A {4-2} Pattern bursting with energy. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1714 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 11% of the time and was last seen November 27th, 2019.

Now with 24 appearances, the 2 0 4 Specific Order has played in 12.8% of the 188 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1714 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.40% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 0 4 Specific Order played September 28th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas’s repeating Four-Number Combination was 7, 38, 47, and 51.

What’s a {4-2} Pattern without a repeating Four-Number Combination? Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the June 26th, 2010 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was thanks to numbers 18, 42, 53, 62, 66, and PB 25. This Pattern has now played 167 times.

There’s more to these numbers than a Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 436 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 38.3% of them and was last seen in the December 4th, 2019 drawing.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 45 appearances, has played in 26.9% of the 167 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 436 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order in the October 19th, 2019 drawing.

Now with 10 appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 22.2% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.99% of the 167 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.29% of all 436 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order played April 6th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination

In an interesting turn of events, a repeating Four-Number Combination popped up! The Combination was 42, 53, 62, and PB 25.

Something so uncommon should be decked out in blue. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted in the December 29th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, we mustn’t forget that whenever you slice open a repeating Four-Number Combination, four repeating Three-Number Combinations will slide out:

  • 42, 53, 62
  • 42, 53, PB 25
  • 42, 62, PB 25
  • 53, 62, PB 25

Naturally, these Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned December 28th, drawing. There was one other repeating Three-Number Combination, 18, 62, and 66, which debuted January 25th, 2017.

Enough repeating Three-Number Combinations to go around! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With 2.5 weeks left before Christmas, there’s plenty of time for Pattern streaks to get established and for jackpots to enter crazy-high territory (like Mega Millions). Will Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern have a streak for the ages, or will another Pattern block its chances of a three-peat Wednesday night? Will Lotto Texas’s {4-2} Pattern do something “uncharacteristic” and go for the encore?

Another Crazy-High Mega Millions Jackpot? You Bet it Is!

Mega Millions is at it again with what may be another holiday-themed jackpot surge! For anyone who doesn’t remember, it was Halloween 2018 (or thereabouts) when this lottery’s jackpot surged to $1.6 billion, the highest prize yet. With no one able to match all six numbers this past Friday, the jackpot climbed to $314 million. Although nowhere near the record, it got closer.

General Lottery Analysis

December 6th, 2019 was marked by the 231st appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern with winning numbers 20, 31, 40, 46, 61, and MB 20.

Pushing the jackpot ever higher. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 521 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44.3% of the time and was last seen November 29th, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 22.9% of the 231 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 521 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played August 2nd, 2019.

Now with 14 appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.4% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.06% of the 231 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.69% of all 521 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order in the June 11th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Repeating Three-Number Combination doubleheader! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Christmas itself isn’t that far off and there are five more Mega Millions drawings before then.  One, in fact, falls on Christmas Eve! Will the prize enter the billion-dollar range right soon or will someone gift himself with a large bonus?

Lotto Texas and Powerball in “Playback and a Half”

The pumpkin-flavored goodies have been pushed aside for peppermint. Strange yet enticing light displays offer brightness as the days continue to grow shorter or in some cases, disappear. Stores are packed with people looking for those special gifts, or the equipment to make the gifts. Truly we are in the Christmas season, the “mas” in “Hallowthankmas”!

Lotto Texas and Powerball aren’t able to shop for gifts, but they can offer them. Twice a week they have the power to grant at least one person with the gift of (early) retirement. Should no one win the ultimate prize, well, the gift gets ever grander.

Speaking of “grand”, Lotto Texas had the mind to offer up a playback this past Wednesday. The fact that it was also an encore makes it even grander! This was enough to push the jackpot to $11 million. Powerball saw no such encore, but the prize did rise to $130 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore of December 4th, 2019 was brought to you by winning numbers 3, 8, 24, 30, 32, and 41. This Pattern has now played 906 times.

An encore for mid-week. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1713 drawings, this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time.

As if a {3-2-1} Pattern encore weren’t enough, the 2 3 1 Specific Order got one in as well! Now with 150 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 16.6% of the 906 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1713 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.76% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 3 1 Specific Order were last seen in the November 30th, 2019 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations Wednesday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 27, 44, 51, 61, and PB 14, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 166th appearance.

Still number 1 in Powerball, this Pattern is. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 435 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 38.2% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 34 appearances, has played in 20.5% of the 166 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 7.82% of all 435 drawings.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the  [1-1-2-1-1] General Order were last seen November 20th, 2019. A playback wasn’t in the cards for Powerball, but it came close!

Now with seven appearances, the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20.6% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.22% of the 166 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.61% of all 435 drawings. The 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen October 26th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Wednesday night was sans-repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Could the {3-2-1} Pattern be setting up for a Pattern streak comeback in Lotto Texas? Will Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern also try to establish a streak?

(Order) in the Mega Millions Court

Admittedly cheesy title aside, there was a stirring in Mega Millions this past Tuesday. The jackpot soared once more, resting, for now, at $285 million. Pattern-wise, a {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat wasn’t meant to be. In its place was a different Pattern that was accompanied by a Specific Order debut.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern was the one responsible for blocking the three-peat and has now played 97 times. The winning numbers for December 3rd, 2019 were 23, 43, 60, 63, 69, and MB 19.

Make way for the {3-1-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Given that there have been 520 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 18.7% of the time and was last seen November 19th, 2019.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 28 appearances, has played in 28.9% of the 97 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 520 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.38% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played April 2nd, 2019.

The 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order also made its first appearance! With that said, this Specific Order has now played in 3.57% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.03% of the 97 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.19% of all 520 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 43, 63, and MB 19.

Near the bottom, but really at the top (appearance-wise). Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Combination debuted in the November 30th, 2018 drawing.

What a way to start the month! Hard to believe, but the year (and decade, depending on who you ask) is almost over. Will these last few weeks see a monstrous Mega Millions jackpot take control?

Post-Thanksgiving Lottery Blues

November 30th, 2019 was quiet on the Lotto Texas and Powerball front. Save for a Pattern three-peat in Powerball, these lotteries decided to rest up. Just as well.

For our U.S. readers, this past Saturday was either (a) a day of resting up or (b) wanting to get a leg up on the mad dash home. Another Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone. Monday means it’s back to work, back to school, and Cyber Monday deals. Some of these travelers, we’re sure, made an appointment with Lotto Texas and/or Powerball sometime Saturday. Why sit in the traffic jams or deal with airport security if you could win enough money to have your own private jet?

Traffic jams and airport security will have to be endured for a bit longer. With none of the jackpots claimed, they rose to $10.25 million for Lotto Texas and $120 million for Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern’s absence wasn’t very long-lived. With winning numbers 5, 18, 23, 24, 29, and 46, this Pattern made its 905th appearance.

A swift return for the {3-2-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1712 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time and was last seen November 23rd, 2019.

Now with 149 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 905 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.70% of all 1712 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played November 20th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas was still digesting turkey and pie. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern held strong, making its third appearance in a row! The winning numbers were 15, 35, 42, 63, 68, and PB 18.

A future Pattern streak? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Pattern has now played in 28.1% of the 434 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and was last seen November 27th, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 36 appearances, has played in 29.5% of the 122 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 434 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.29% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.9% of the 36 drawings where [1-2-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 4.10% of the 122 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.15% of all 434 drawings.

Prior to the November 30th, 2019 drawing, both the [1-2-2-1] General Order and the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order played November 23rd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball didn’t want to contemplate repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Seeing as it was the Thanksgiving holiday and all, Lotto Texas and Powerball thought a break was well-deserved. It remains to be seen if this break is short-lived. The {3-2-1} Pattern resurfaced in Lotto Texas and we’ll need to keep an eye out for another Pattern streak. As for Powerball, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appears to be gearing up for a streak; will it play again Wednesday night?