A Reset Deferred

It’s been exactly one week since the Powerball jackpot was won. Since that time, Powerball continues to pick up the pieces, and Lotto Texas remains on top. The prize in that lottery is now worth $45.5 million. The natural order hasn’t been restored in Powerball’s mind. No way that Lotto Texas stayed on top! What’s a “disgraced” lottery to do?

A {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was part of Powerball’s arsenal, though that wasn’t enough to soothe the fevered desire to be back on top. Even with a volley of repeating Three-Number Combinations, the jackpot rose just a bit, from $22 million to $25 million. Patience, dear Powerball. Patience.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The gulf between the Lotto Texas and Powerball jackpots was as expansive as the Outback. With winning numbers 10, 11, 22, 32, 45 and 54, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order gave the jackpot a leap forward. An Australia Play has occurred 244 times.

Still on top! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1797 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has been featured in 13.6% of them. Prior to September 23, 2020, an Australia Play was last seen September 9, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 10, 11, 22 and 45 debuted December 20, 2017.

Throwing in a repeating Four-Number Combo for good measure! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was made possible by 8, 17, 49, 52, 59 and PB 1. This Pattern has now played 199 times.

The start of a Pattern streak? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.3% of the 519 Powerball drawings and was last seen September 19, 2020.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 40 appearances, has played in 20.1% of the 199 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 519 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.71% of the time.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.5% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.52% of the 199 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.73% of all 519 drawings.

Both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order were last seen in the August 19, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

The members of the repeating Three-Number Combination trio were

The red trio! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Powerball’s wish for Lotto Texas to be knocked from the top come true Saturday night, or will the lottery from down south hold strong?

Storing Up for the New Season

It’s hard to believe, but we’re nearing the last quarter of 2020! September 22nd marked the beginning of another season (autumn for us; spring for all y’all down south of the Equator) and what better time to start something new than with the change of seasons? Mega Millions focused on mastering the art of jackpot rebuilding. This past Tuesday night was a success in that regard. With no one matching the six numbers, the prize bumped up to $24 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 113th appearance with winning numbers 36, 43, 44, 55, 68 and MB 12.

Slow and steady! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 18.7% of the 604 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen September 1, 2020.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 37 appearances, has played in 32.7% of the 113 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 604 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.13% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played August 18, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 0 0 1 3 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.5% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.42% of the 113 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.83% of all 604 drawings. The 0 0 1 3 1 1 Specific Order was last seen February 4, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

There was no time for repeating Three-Number Combinations. A jackpot needed to be shored up!

Will Friday night mean another jackpot climb, and will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore?

At the Top and Twice as Much

Lotto Texas was in a world of its own. Powerball was forced to reset, and Lotto Texas was now on top. And, after what happened September 19, 2020, it extended its stay until at least the next drawing. The players failed once more to match all six numbers. Rather than go all out, a sliver of that old-time Lotto Texas respectability shone through. The jackpot rose to “just” $44 million.

Powerball began the task of rebuilding its clout. Things got off to a nice start, for players there failed to match all the numbers as well. In fact, $22 million isn’t a bad prize. Although, it was a reminder to Powerball that Lotto Texas had a jackpot now worth twice as much. A bitter pill to swallow for a lottery notorious for monster-sized jackpots, to be sure.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

There were some leftovers from this past Wednesday in the form of a {3-2-1} Pattern encore! With winning numbers 3, 5, 28, 31, 36 and 46, this Pattern made its 952nd appearance.

Keeping on top with an encore! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1796 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 53% of the time.

Now with 160 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.8% of the 160 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1796 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.91% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played August 29, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations were served up:

  • 28, 31, 36, 46 (Debuted May 21, 2011)
  • 3, 5, 28, 36 (Debuted July 17, 2010)
With a boost from repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball also had a touch of the encore itch! The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 198th appearance with winning numbers 11, 14, 23, 47, 57 and PB 14.

The beginning of a long climb. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.2% of the 518 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 27.8% of the 198 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 518 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.6% of the time.

Now with 12 appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.8% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.06% of the 198 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.32% of all 518 drawings.

Both the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order were last seen in the August 26, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations got caught up in the shuffle:

Repeating Three-Number Combos make everything better. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Neither Mega Millions nor Powerball are strangers to being the ones on top, but for Lotto Texas, it’s a wondrous, yet terrifying experience. Staying on top can either be long-lasting, or short-lived. And, Lotto Texas hasn’t forgotten that when the time comes for its reset, the climb back to the top will be much harder and much longer. Will it be able to hold off the reset for at least another drawing?

Mega Millions Rebuilds

So began another cycle of build->win->rebuild! That is:

  • Build – build up the jackpot
  • Win – at least one player picks the six winning numbers
  • Rebuild – starting over; Mega Millions (and Powerball) start at $20 million

After being dealt a blow to the jackpot (and ego), Mega Millions focused on building up again. Fortune favored Mega Millions, for no one picked the six winning numbers. Imagine the uproar, the scandal, of being knocked down twice in a row! A jackpot whose worth jumped to $22 million is as good a start as any.

General Lottery Analysis

The September 18, 2020 drawing saw the 264th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 26, 29, 41, 52, 64 and MB 22.

Build up with the most commonly seen Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.8% of the 603 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen September 11, 2020.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 61 appearances, has played in 23.1% of the 264 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 603 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played July 24, 2020.

Now with 16 appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.2% of the 61 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.06% of the 264 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.65% of all 603 drawings. The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen June 26, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

There was a trio of Three-Number Combinations:

Clusters of red! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions continue to rebuild Tuesday night, or will it have to start over yet again?

The Uppity Lottery

Mega Millions lost some of its clout this past Tuesday night, and one lottery endured the same fate. Lotto Texas, known for being meek and respectable, became more confident as 2020 rolled on. Some would say that the lil ol’ lottery from down South got uppity. Well, if you were expecting the return of respectable Lotto Texas…it did not return. On September 16, 2020, that “uppity” lottery had its jackpot rise to $42.75 million!

What happened to Powerball? Well, Powerball got knocked in the head by an Empire (State) apple and when it woke up, had only $20 million remaining. At least Mega Millions gained a grumbling partner.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 951st appearance with winning numbers 2, 7, 18, 19, 44 and 47.

King of the hill! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 53% of the 1795 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen August 29, 2020.

Now with 181 appearances the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19% of the 951 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1795 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.1% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played August 22, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas gained the coveted “Largest Jackpot” crown. This occasion called for bourbon and whiskey, not repeating Four-Number Combinations!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 17, 31, 51, 53 and PB 1, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 197th appearance.

Down but not out! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.1% of the 517 Powerball drawings and was last seen August 29, 2020.  

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 27.9% of the 197 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.6% of all 517 drawings.

Now with 10 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.08% of the 197 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.93% of all 517 drawings.

Both the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order were last seen August 1, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Powerball’s bruised ego didn’t allow for repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas reigns supreme but deep down, it knows this moment won’t last forever. Mega Millions and Powerball will relish the day when the “uppity” lottery is put back in its place. Will Saturday night give Lotto Texas more time at the top?

Mega Millions’ Cheese and Wine

A special thanks to guest blogger Romulun Harris for filling in on such short notice this past weekend!

Nothing says “sophisticated” like a cheese platter served with wine! But, there’s a catch. Velveeta and Kraft singles are a no-no, and the finest wines come from far and wide. Of course, we’re partial to wines from the Texas Hill Country, wot wot.

Mega Millions, see, is a sophisticate. The trendsetter, not the follower. For a while, it had the largest jackpot of The Big Three. It was the guile (or “gall” in Mega Millions’ view) of a Wisconsinite that changed everything. With the prize having been won, the jackpot naturally reset itself to $20 million. And it was with that reset that Mega Millions looked on with scorn at that “uppity” Lotto Texas, hobnobbing with Powerball.

General Lottery Analysis

September 15, 2020 saw the 165th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 25, 28, 38, 59, 62 and MB 22.

Making someone $119 million richer! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.4% of the 602 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen August 28, 2020.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 31.5% of the 165 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 602 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.64% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played May 22, 2020.

Now with four appearances, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 7.69% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.42% of the 165 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.66% of all 602 drawings. The 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen July 13, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations

A duo of repeating Three-Number Combinations dealt extra blows:

Double whammy! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions may have been brought down to size, but there are a couple of lottery drawings coming up soon. Will Mega Millions have to contend with having the smallest jackpot this coming Friday, or will its time at the “bottom” be short-lived?

Jackpots Ride Again!

Salutations again, Lotterytrend fans! This is guest blogger Romulun Harris, filling in for Freyja Harris, and giving you the latest updates in Lotto Texas and Powerball.

As the 19th anniversary of that dreaded September 11 attack passes and the COVID-19 fiasco continues, we find Lotto Texas and Powerball marching on as their jackpots again gained momentum. Lotto Texas carried artillery worth $41.25 million while Powerball had even heavier artillery worth $94 million.

LOTTO TEXAS

Analysis

With assistance from winning numbers 20, 27, 31, 33, 36, and 40, the seldom seen {5-1} Pattern made its 64th appearance.

The Pattern has now played in 3.57% of the 1794 Lotto Texas drawings and last occurred on August 19, 2020.

The 0 5 1 Specific Order, in its 12th appearance, has now played in 18.75% of the 64 drawings associated with the {5-1} Pattern. With all 1794 drawings considered, the Specific Order has played 0.67% of the time. Just like the {5-1} Pattern, the 0 5 1 Specific Order last played on August 19, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

There were no Four-Number Combination repeats.

POWERBALL

Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 102nd appearance, courtesy of 16, 17, 20, 53, 67, and PB 04.

Out of 516 total Powerball drawings, the Pattern has played 19.77% of the time. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern last appeared on September 2, 2020.

With 30 appearances, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played in 29.41% of the 102 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. With all 516 drawings considered, the General Order has played 5.81% of the time. Like the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, the [3-1-1-1] General Order last appeared on September 2, 2020.

The 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order, now in its 6th appearance, has played in exactly 20% of the 30 drawings associated with the [3-1-1-1] General Order. The Specific Order has also played in 5.88% of the 102 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and 1.16% of all 516 drawings. The 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its previous appearance on May 30, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The sole Three-Number Combination Repeat:

Only Three-Number Combination repeat. Source: lotterytrend.com

The jackpots retain their momentum as players try to win big, but for how long? As said last night, Freyja Harris will return next week to give you the latest updates. This is guest blogger Romulun Harris signing off. Stay safe!

Megamillions Still Got It

Salutations, Lotterytrend fans! This is guest blogger Romulun Harris, filling in for Freyja Harris, and giving you the latest updates in Megamillions. Last night was the 19th anniversary of that unexpected and devastating September 11 attack. But Megamillions brought out its secret weapons of defense in the form of a frequently played pattern and combination repeats.

And although the Labor Day holiday along with kids returning to school may have caused the infamous COVID-19 to once again gain momentum, Megamillions has also gained momentum as it continues to stay above the $100 million border by climbing up to $119 million.  

Megamillions Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its brave 263rd appearance with 3, 15, 42, 48, 56 and MB 13.

{2-1-1-1-1} Pattern still dominates. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The dominating pattern has now played in 43.76% of all 601 Megamillions drawings and had last appeared on September 8, 2020.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now in its 59th appearance, has played in 22.43% of the 263 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. With all 601 drawings considered, the General Order has played in 9.82% of the time. Exactly a month before last night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played on August 11, 2020.

In its 16th appearance, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 27.12% of the 59 drawings associated with the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order. The Specific Order has also played in 6.08% of the 263 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and in 2.66% of all 601 drawings. Like the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last played on August 11, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 3, 15, and 48 first played on May 22, 2015.

Repeating Three-Number Combination 42, 48, and MB 13 first played on February 8, 2019.

Repeating Three-Number Combination 15, 48, and 56 first played on March 6, 2020.

Repeating Three-Number Combination 3, 42, and MB 13 first played on August 14, 2020.

A quartet of Three-Number Combination Repeats. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Looks like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made the 601st drawing after all and it will be playing again for many more drawings to come. And as we continue to hope for the pandemic to end, Megamillions hopes to stay in the dominating position with its higher jackpots, but how long will it last? Freyja Harris will return next week to give you the latest updates. This is guest blogger Romulun Harris signing off. Stay safe!

The Ongoing Class Struggle of Lottery Society

Eight months, or close to it. That’s how long it’s been since someone claimed the grand prize in Lotto Texas. A lot sure has happened in eight months. One thing that didn’t change September 9, 2020 was, believe or not, the state of Lotto Texas. Having found itself, it firmly planted roots and continued to grow its jackpot. With no one picking the six numbers, the prize climbed to $40.5 million.

Powerball chuckled. Sure, Lotto Texas’s jackpot grew, but its jackpot did as well. With a jackpot that ascended to $85 million, the gap between the lotteries widened.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas took a great leap with another Australia Play! With winning numbers 5, 11, 21, 35, 40 and 48, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 243 times.

Back like a boomerang! Source: lotterytrend.com.

An Australia Play was present in 13.6% of the 1793 Lotto Texas drawings. It was just last week, September 2, 2020, that we last saw one hop on by.

Four-Number Combinations

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations were also spotted on walkabout:

  • 5, 11, 35, 40 (Debuted September 26, 2015)
  • 5, 21, 35, 48 (Debuted February 5, 2003)
Two is better than one! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

We’ll spare you the Australia puns and tell you right now that an Australia Play was absent in Powerball.

With that said, numbers 27, 52, 55, 60, 64 and PB 21 marked the 144th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern.

No Australia Play here tonight! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 515 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28% of the time. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen August 15, 2020.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 44 appearances, has played in 30.6% of the 144 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 515 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.54% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played June 20, 2020.

Now with four appearances, the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.09% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.78% of the 144 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.78% of all 515 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order in the July 17, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 52, 55 and PB 21 debuted March 31, 2018.

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

Powerball is closer to $100 million and Lotto Texas is on a jackpot high! Will life for these lotteries continue to be roses and bourbon Saturday night, or will the party end for at least one of them?

Six Hundred Cheers for Mega Millions

The 600th Mega Millions drawing was held September 8, 2020. Six hundred drawings chock full of encores, Pattern streaks, and jackpots that reached the stratosphere. Here’s to 600 more drawings!

Now that we’ve gotten the obligatory congratulations out of the way, it’s time to catch up with the current king of the lottery hill. Perhaps in the spirit of the day after Labor Day being the traditional first day of school, Mega Millions didn’t go for a bombastic celebration. As it put on classy airs, its jackpot crossed the $100 million threshold. More specifically, it climbed to $108 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 262nd appearance with 7, 10, 15, 31, 57 and MB 21.

A quiet commemoration. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.7% of the 600 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen August 21, 2020.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 65 appearances, has played in 24.8% of the 262 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 600 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.8% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played July 17, 2020.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.3% of the 65 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.05% of the 262 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.33% of all 600 drawings. The 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen December 7, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 10, 15 and 57 debuted August 25, 2020.

But not too quiet! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

It’s guaranteed that the next 600 drawings will consist of the wonders of Australia Plays and crazy high jackpots. But we must focus on the immediate future. Will the 601st drawing see an encore for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?