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?

Reduced-Strength Encore and a Combination Triple Offense

The weekend is a cherished time. It’s meant to be the two-day reprieve from the grinds of work and school. It’s a time to catch up, a time to hang out, and a time to rest.

Lotto Texas most certainly took the “rest” part to heart. There was indeed a {4-2} Pattern encore, but this appearance wasn’t nearly as explosive. An over-the-top play wasn’t needed to send the jackpot to $17.5 million.

Powerball kept it classy. However, underneath that class was a monster of a jackpot that underwent another growth spurt. The prize climbed to $296 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-2} Pattern encore of January 11th, 2020 was brought to you by 5, 13, 20, 25, 27, and 31. This Combination has now played 191 times.

A different approach for the {4-2} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1724 Lotto Texas drawings and this Pattern has played in 11.1% of them. Recall that the {4-2} Pattern was last seen in the January 8th, 2020 drawing.

Now with 31 appearances, the 2 4 0 Specific Order has played in 16.2% of the 191 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1724 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.80% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 4 0 Specific Order played May 25th, 2019.

Four-Number Combinations

When we said the {4-2} Pattern’s encore wasn’t as explosive, we meant to say, “There weren’t any repeating Four-Number Combinations.”

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 172nd appearance with 3, 21, 23, 31, 59, and PB 3.

How long will the class act last? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.6% of the 446 Powerball drawings and was last seen Christmas 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 27.3% of the 172 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 446 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.5% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order December 21st, 2019.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.1% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.23% of the 172 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.02% of all 446 drawings. The 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the December 18th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There was just a single repeating Three-Number Combination, one that played twice before:

Third timer! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Two questions weigh on our minds as we head into Wednesday: Will the {4-2} Pattern be bold enough to go for a three-peat in Lotto Texas? Will the prizes in both Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to grow, or will they be reset?

Part of a Balanced Lottery Diet

One week ago, Mega Millions found itself in the grip of a lull. That Friday night was your “standard” drawing. No encores or other big plays to speak of, and no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Oh, what a difference a week makes!

We’re not sure what got into Mega Millions this past Friday night, but it decided to indulge in a diet rich in repeating Three-Number Combinations. This was in addition to a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore. With no one able to match all six numbers, the jackpot rose to $91 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Tuesday, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 146th appearance! The winning numbers for January 10th, 2020 were 17, 27, 49, 51, 66, and MB 2.

Packed with the nutrients a growing lottery needs! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 531 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 32.2% of the 146 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.85% of all 531 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played December 13th, 2019.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 6.38% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.05% of the 146 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.56% of all 531 drawings. We last saw the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order April 19th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination

Here’s one source of the indulgence: a repeating Four-Number Combination in the form of 27, 49, 66, and MB 2!

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

The Combination you see above made its debut in the May 29th, 2015 drawing. If you recall, the last time we saw a repeating Four-Number Combination in Mega Millions was Christmas Eve 2019. How often do we get to witness two repeating Four-Number Combinations within the span of a few weeks?

Three-Number Combinations

Naturally, this repeating Four-Number Combination spawned four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 27, 49, 66
  • 27, 49, MB 2
  • 27, 66, MB 2
  • 49, 66, MB 2
Health benefits of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

These Combinations debuted in the May 29th drawing mentioned earlier.

Four repeating Three-Number Combinations would be a good place to stop, but Mega Millions had another idea. Why stop at just four when it could have four more?

Will Mega Million continue to include massive helpings of repeating Three-Number Combinations next week?

“Wild Wednesday” with Lotto Texas and Powerball

Lull? What lull?

Lotto Texas, known for its chastity and civility (compared to Mega Millions and Powerball anyway) was anything but chaste or civil! When it came to wild and unruly, this lottery reigned supreme. This uncharacteristic behavior sent the jackpot to an even $17 million.

Powerball didn’t act foolish, and perhaps it didn’t need to. The massive jackpot, which rose to $277 million, helped this lottery preserve the appearance of dignity.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 9, 10, 14, 27, and 36, the {4-2} Pattern made its 190th appearance in the January 8th, 2020 drawing.

Nothing but lottery numbers here! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11% of the 1723 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen December 14th, 2019.

Now with 41 appearances, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 21.6% of the 190 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1723 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.38% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 4 2 0 Specific Order played November 27th, 2019.

Five-Number Combination

Lotto Texas embraced its wild side by accepting a repeating Five-Number Combination into its life! The Combination was 7, 9, 10, 14, and 36.

A royal standout! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the March 28th, 2009 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

What’s a repeating Five-Number Combination without its crew? Naturally, there were five repeating Four-Number Combinations, and these were:

  • 7, 9, 14, 36
  • 7, 10, 14, 36
  • 7, 9, 10, 36
  • 9, 10, 14, 36
  • 7, 9, 10, 14

They too debuted March 28th, 2009.

Lotto Texas invited one more repeating Four-Number Combination to the party: 10, 14, 27, and 36.

The royal court and the red straggler. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted February 1st, 2014.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Meanwhile, Powerball saw the {3-2-1} Pattern make its 28th appearance, with winning numbers 2, 4, 7, 43, 56, and PB 22.

The “quieter”lottery this time. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 445 Powerball drawings and this Pattern has played in 6.29% of them. Prior to Wednesday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen January 1st, 2020.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 15 appearances, has played in 53.6% of the 28 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 445 drawings are taken into consideration, this General Order has played 3.37% of the time.

Now with three appearances, the 3 0 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 15 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 10.7% of the 28 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.67% of all 445 drawings.

Both the [3-2-1] General Order and the 3 0 0 2 0 1 Specific Order were last seen October 2nd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 4, 7, and PB 22.

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

This Combination debuted in the January 31st, 2018 drawing.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball resist the pull of the January lull Saturday night?

The Mega Millions Coverage Plan

It’s a new year, but some things never change. There’s always the need and the desire to earn big bucks. No worries. Mega Millions has you covered.

This past Tuesday was most likely your second or even first day back from the holidays. Already, you’re asking yourself, “Is it the weekend yet?!” No, no it’s not, but no worries. Mega Millions has you covered!

Based on the results of this past Tuesday’s drawing, Mega Millions only needed the weekend to rest up. There was a repeating Three-Number Combination, enough to shake off the lull. No one was able to match all six winning numbers; this sent the jackpot to $80 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers for January 7th, 2020 were 25, 40, 41, 52, 56, and MB 21. This marked the 145th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern.

Something big brewing? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 530 Mega Millions drawings and this Pattern has now played in 27.4% of them.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 51 appearances, has played in 35.2% of the 145 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 530 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.62% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen December 27th, 2019.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 51 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.21% of the 145 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.70% of all 530 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order played October 30th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 25, 40, and 56.

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

This Combination made its debut in the January 22nd, 2016 drawing.

Mega Millions took to heart the idea of easing back into a routine. We’ll see if Friday night brings more repeating Three-Number Combinations or a rising jackpot. A {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore wouldn’t be out of the question, either!