Echoes Through the (Lottery) Void

Ever have those moments where it feels like you’re shouting into a void? That feeling when the only people who hear you are actually your own echoes?

There were echoes and both Lotto Texas and Powerball this past Wednesday. One lottery’s echoes reflected back on the Christmas/New Year’s timeframe, or thereabouts, and its jackpot rose to $6 million. The other had a monstrous jackpot that was slain by an intrepid player from Florida with the combined powers of a Pattern streak and a playback. Naturally, its jackpot reset to $40 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 27, 31, 47, 49, and 52, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 912th appearance in the January 29th, 2020 drawing.

The echo of the holidays. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have been 1729 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has now played 52.7% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played New Year’s Day 2020.

Now with 159 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 912 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1729 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.20% of the time. We last saw the 1 2 3 Specific Order December 21st, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The love affair with repeating Four-Number Combinations continued with 31, 47, 49, and 52.

Embracing repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted October 3rd, 2012.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

January 28th was a wild night for Powerball. There was far more to winning numbers 9, 12, 15, 31, 60, and PB 2!

The Pattern streak rises. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

For starters, Wednesday night marked the fourth appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and thus establishing a Pattern streak. There have been 451 Powerball drawings to date and this Pattern has played in 176 of them. Statistically speaking, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 39% of the time.

Next, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order came on the scene with its 49th appearance. This General Order has now played in 27.8% of the 176 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 10.9% of all 451 drawings.

Now with 13 appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1  Specific Order has played in 26.5% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.39% of the 176 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.88% of all 451 drawings.

Prior to Wednesday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, and the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order were last seen January 25th, 2020. Not only was this a playback, and a Pattern streak clincher, this was an encore for both the General and Specific Orders of the night!

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

A duo of returning Combos! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Even with the Powerball jackpot claimed, February doesn’t look to be starting off quietly. The Super Bowl is this weekend: a perfect opportunity for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak to hold up! Will there also be room for another playback (or two)?

Playback?! Whoever Heard of a Playback?

When we prop up the hood of a lottery, we expect to find a Pattern, a Specific Order, and for Mega Millions and Powerball, a General Order. Sometimes we’ll find Pattern streaks or something wilder, like an Australia Play or maybe a playback. With January about to end, what better send off than one of those wild plays?

Well, folks, it happened again. Mega Millions once again flirted with a playback. This was enough to thwart players and the jackpot went unclaimed. It grew, naturally, to $155 million.

General Lottery Analysis

January 28th, 2020 saw the 235th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern with 17, 36, 47, 51, 62, and MB 21.

If not a playback, then a setup for a future Pattern streak? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.8% of the 536 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen Christmas Eve 2019.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 68 appearances, has played in 28.9% of the 235 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 536 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.8% of the time.

Now with 15 appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28.3% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.38% of the 235 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.79% of all 536 drawings.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order played December 10th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The cherry on top was the lone repeating Three-Number Combination 17, 47, 51.

Holding strong with a red box. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted November 28th, 2017.

Will Friday night see a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore or maybe a true playback for Mega Millions?

Monstrous and Mischievous Jackpots

The “January lull”, for the most part, didn’t exist for Lotto Texas and Powerball this year. A month that saw a repeating Five-Number Combination and a similar spread saw more madness Saturday night with a Pattern three-peat. Not only was there a three-peat to contend with, a not-so-common Pattern wanted in on the action and one lottery’s (*cough*Powerball’s*cough*) monstrous jackpot grew ever larger to $394 million. Lotto Texas, normally the “classy” one, kept up its mischievous streak with a prize that grew to $5.75 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The January 25th, 2020 Lotto Texas drawing saw the 137th appearance of the uncommon {3-3} Pattern with winning numbers 22, 25, 29, 37, 39, and 44.

Class with a touch of mischief! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1728 Lotto Texas drawings and this Pattern has played 7.93% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {3-3} Pattern was last seen August 7th, 2019.

Now with 44 appearances, the 0 3 3 Specific Order has played in 32.1% of the 137 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1728 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.55% of the time. We last saw the 0 3 3 Specific Order November 14th, 2018.  

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was

  • 22, 25, 29, 44 (Debuted July 8th, 2006)
Delivering on a repeating Four-Number Combo. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The night of January 25th also saw a three-peat for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern! With winning numbers 2, 9, 17, 36, 67, and PB 18, this Pattern has now played 175 times.

Helping the jackpot climb and climb and climb…Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has appeared in 38.9% of the 450 Powerball drawings and was last seen January 22nd, 2020.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 48 appearances, has played in 27.4% of the 175 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 450 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played January 18th, 2020.

Now with 12 appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 48 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.86% of the 175 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.67% of all 450 drawings. The 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen September 21st, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

A towering jackpot was all Powerball needed to make its presence known.

Powerball goes forward with a monster jackpot and a potential Pattern streak. Will either of these hold going into Wednesday night?

Flirting with Playbacks

February is right around the corner and with it comes Valentine’s Day. Regardless of your feelings towards the holiday, it’s a time when lovers and friends send cards and candy. Others try to get their flirt on.

Speaking of flirting, Mega Millions teased the idea of a playback. It was close, but a playback wasn’t meant to be this past Friday night. What we did see was a jackpot that climbed to $141 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 4, 18, 23, 38, and MB 24, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 147th appearance.

Almost doesn’t count for playbacks! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 535 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 48 appearances, has played in 32.7% of the 147 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 8.97% of all 535 drawings.  Both the [2-2-1-1] General Order and the {2-2-1-1} Pattern were last seen in the January 10th, 2020 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.4% of the 48 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 3.40% of the 147 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.93% of all 535 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order played October 29th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was

At the top, decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will next week see an actual playback from Mega Millions?

Encore and Hops

Today’s title means one of two things. Either Lottery Binge has decided to venture into the world of craft beer brewing (and should quit before even getting started) or there was an Australia Play and a Pattern encore. We’re going to go with the latter.

This past Wednesday night was also good for fans of repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations. As busy as the night was, there were no grand prize winners in either lottery. Lotto Texas’s jackpot climbed to $5.5 million while Powerball waltzed into $373 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers for January 22nd, 2020 were 4, 13, 20, 35, 48, and 51. This marked the 235th appearance of the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order. This would also make this the 235th drawing in which an Australia Play was present.

A January Australia Play. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1727 Lotto Texas drawings and the Australia Play has appeared in 13.6% of them. Prior to Wednesday night, an Australia Play was seen October 30th, 2019.

Four-Number Combinations

Hopping across the lottery plains were three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 13, 35, 48 (Debuted February 14th, 2009)
  • 4, 13, 20, 48 (Debuted February 7th, 2015)
  • 13, 20, 35, 48 9Debuted April 17th, 2013)
A trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Saturday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance! With winning numbers 11, 33, 44, 59, 67, and PB 8, this Pattern made its 174th appearance.

An encore that leads to something more? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 38.8% of the 449 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 26.4% of the 174 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 449 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order December 7th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 10.9% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.87% of the 174 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.11% of all 449 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order played January 12th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Duo decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat in Powerball send its jackpot to $400 million or close to it? Could Lotto Texas see an Australia Play encore?

Strange and Remarkable 23

On the surface, 23 doesn’t look like a remarkable number. There are 24 hours in a day, not 23. The answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is not 23 (it’s 42), and 23 is so, so…so odd!

Why then is today’s post about 23? That’s the number of times the {3-2-1} Pattern has played in Mega Millions. This Pattern may not play often in this lottery, but when it showed up this past Tuesday, it made an impact. The grand prize went unclaimed yet again and rose to $130 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern of January 21st, 2020 was thanks to winning numbers 16, 18, 29, 31, 37, and MB 8.

Unlike Lotto Texas, *this* {3-2-1} isn’t common! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 534 Mega Millions drawings and this Pattern has played 4.31% of the time. We last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern October 22nd, 2019.

The [2-3-1] General Order, now with 11 appearances, has played in 47.8% of the 23 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 534 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.06% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-3-1] General Order played December 21st, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 0 2 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 11 drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.70% of the 23 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.37% of all 534 drawings. The 0 2 3 0 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the September 12th, 2014 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

An uncommon Pattern left a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations in its wake:

The {3-2-1} Pattern couldn’t act alone. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

It’s not likely that the {3-2-1} Pattern will make an encore in Mega Millions. Still, there’s the matter of the growing jackpot. Will Friday night’s results make the jackpot grow again?

Spreading Lottery-Brand Madness

We’ve all been told (or should have been told) to never judge a book by its cover. That piece of advice must always be considered when performing lottery analysis. On the surface, both Lotto Texas and Powerball’s six numbers are unassuming. After all, they’re just numbers.

Well, this past Saturday saw a monstrous jackpot grow even larger, a Pattern encore, and a similar spread. The jackpot climbed to $5.25 million in Lotto Texas and $343 million in Powerball. Just numbers, indeed!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The January 18th, 2020 Lotto Texas drawing saw an encore for the {4-1-1} Pattern! This Pattern made its 189th appearance with winning numbers 17, 20, 27, 33, 35, and 45.

A busy night for Lotto Texas! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11% of the 1726 drawings and was last seen January 15th, 2020.

Now with 63 appearances, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 189 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1726 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.65% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 4 1 Specific Order played January 4th, 2020.

Similar Spread

The {4-1-1} Pattern encore wasn’t the only Lotto Texas highlight. A similar spread was nestled inside! The spread for Saturday night was 03:07:06:02:10. On June 18th, 2011, the winning numbers were 22, 29, 35, 37, 40, and 50, and the spread was 07:06:02:03:10. When you see a similar spread remember this sage advice: The differences between drawn numbers are the same, but their orders are different.

Four-Number Combinations

Saturday night was sans-repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The night of January 18th also saw the 173rd appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 20, 24, 38, 56, 68, and PB 18.

Sending the jackpot onward and upward! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.6% of the 448 Powerball drawings and was last seen January 11th, 2020.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 27.2% of the 173 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.5% of all 448 drawings. The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was last seen Christmas 2019.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17% of the 47 drawings where the General Order is [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.62% of the 173 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.79% of all 448 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order played March 27th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Going into next week, we’ll need to keep an eye out for Powerball. That beast of a jackpot will get toppled sometime, but will it be Wednesday night, and with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore? Meanwhile, the {4-1-1} Pattern isn’t known to make three-peats in Lotto Texas, but nothing seems too out of the ordinary for these lotteries!  

The Cleanest Play

The cleanest play in the lottery world is the playback. This phenomenon occurs in Mega Millions when the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order, share a date when they previously played together. There is yet another level of playback. In this playback is a special Pattern. When this Pattern plays in Mega Millions, there is but one General Order and one Specific Order that show up alongside it.

That special playback is the Australia Play, and it sent the prize to $116 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play made its 17th appearance in the January 17th, 2020 drawing. The winning numbers were  3, 25, 30, 54, 70, and MB 9.

No date hopping for an Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 533 drawings, 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 3.19% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the Australia Play occurred in the September 17th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

This Australia Play was accompanied by two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Combination bonus! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Tuesday’s drawing see a rare Australia Play encore or will another Pattern take center stage?

One Jackpot Falls. Another Stands

The ride of a jackpot high has to end sometime, and on January 15th, 2020, that time came for one lottery. Lotto Texas came into the new year riding on the high of its increasing jackpot. With the $17.5 million prize now won, the jackpot reset itself to $5 million. The Powerball jackpot stood firm, rising to $321 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

A {4-2} Pattern three-peat wasn’t meant to be. With winning numbers 16, 34, 38, 40, 49, and 54, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 188th appearance.

Six numbers have the scoop on the {4-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1725 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen January 4th, 2020.

Now with 66 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 35.1% of the 188 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1725 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.83% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 1 4 Specific Order was seen October 2nd, 2019.

Four-Number Combinations

A duo of repeating Four-Number Combinations livened things up even more!

The other “big thing”. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 125th appearance with winning numbers 39, 41, 53, 55, 68, and PB 19.

Helping the jackpot soar. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28% of the 447 Powerball drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 48 appearances, has played in 38.4% of the 125 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 447 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order played January 4th, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 48 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.8% of the 125 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.34% of all 447 drawings. The 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the February 14th, 2018 drawing.  

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

Double set. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This current ride on the jackpot high will end for Powerball one day. Will it be Saturday night, or will it be much later?

The Great Scaleback

If you partook in Mega Millions last Friday and read our analysis, you’d agree that it was a scorcher! Much like the unseasonable warmth, the onslaught of repeating Three-Number Combinations (half of them thanks to a repeating Four-Number Combination) was relentless. This past Tuesday told a different story: Mega Millions scaled back. An even-tempered play sent the jackpot up to $103 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The January 14th, 2020 Mega Millions drawing marked a milestone for the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 9, 11, 13, 31, 47, and MB 11, this Pattern made its 100th appearance!

Much “quieter” numbers! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have now been 532 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 18.8% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 39 appearances, has played in 39% of the 100 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 532 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.33% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen in the January 3rd, 2020 drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 3 0 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 5.13% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2% of the 100 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.38% of all 532 drawings. The 3 0 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was first seen in the March 25th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were only two repeating Three-Number Combinations Tuesday night:

A smaller serving of Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

What happened this past Tuesday was the first of many Mega Millions scalebacks to come this year. Even though the number of Combinations was reduced, the jackpot is still high! How much more will it soar?