Let Those Jackpots Ride!

There’s a buzz in the air! School’s (letting) out and all that pent-up energy has to go somewhere. The theme parks may not be open yet, but the beaches and great outdoors are as popular as ever. Everyone is looking forward to more daylight, warmer temperatures and hopefully an increasing sense of “normalcy”.

Lotto Texas and Powerball spent the night of May 27, 2020 boosting their stores. With no one picking the six winning numbers, their respective jackpots climbed to $18.25 million and $125 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The not-oft-seen {3-3} Pattern made its 139th appearance with winning numbers 1, 2, 13, 37, 44 and 45.

Taking a different approach to the end of the month. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1763 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has now played 7.88% of the time. We last saw the {3-3} Pattern April 15, 2020.

Now with 51 appearances, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has played in 36.7% of the 139 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1763 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.89% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 0 3 Specific Order played February 28, 2018.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combinations were absent Wednesday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 38, 58, 59, 64, 68 and PB 21, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 14th appearance.

Another not-so-common Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 2.89% of the 485 Powerball drawings.

The [1-4-1] General Order, now with eight appearances, has played in 57.1% of the 14 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 1.65% of all 485 drawings.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the [1-4-1] General Order were last seen in the February 29, 2020 drawing.

Wednesday night saw the debut of the 0 0 1 0 4 1 Specific Order! With that said, this Specific Order has now played in 12.5% of the eight drawings where the General Order was [1-4-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.14% of the 14 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and 0.21% of all 485 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 59, 68 and PB 21 made its debut November 28, 2018.

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

Lotto Texas and Powerball will be bidding May goodbye on Saturday. Will they lead into June with Pattern encores for the {3-3} and the {4-1-1} Patterns?

Mega Millions’ Memorial Day Combination Blowout

Another Memorial Day weekend has come and gone. As people far and wide retreated back to their homes (having gotten a little taste of sunlight and fresh air), Mega Millions geared up for a blowout. While the odds of a Pattern streak are looking slim, this lottery more than made up for it with a volley of repeating Three-Number Combinations. May 26, 2020 was also favorable for all those who are crazy for crazy-large jackpots! With the jackpot unclaimed once again, the prize shot up to $336 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 34, 52, 58, 59, 62 and MB 4, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 107th appearance.

Scrapping plans for an encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

There have now been 570 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 18.8% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern May 1, 2020.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 32 appearances, has played in 29.9% of the 107 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 570 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.61% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 21.875% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.54% of the 107 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.23% of all 570 drawings.

Both the [1-1-3-1] General Order and the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order were last seen April 14, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

A posse of repeating Three-Number Combinations had their say:

  • 34, 52, 58 (Debuted December 31, 2013)
  • 52, 58, 62 (Debuted January 15, 2019)
  • 52, 58, MB 4 (Debuted July 15, 2016)
  • 58, 59, MB 4 (Debuted December 19, 2014)
Don’t need a repeating Four-Number Combination to have *four* repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions go crazy for repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night?

The Iron Grip of the {3-2-1} Pattern

The {3-2-1} Pattern reigned supreme May 23, 2020. There was, in fact, a {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat in Lotto Texas. However, that wasn’t enough to satiate this Pattern’s appetite. That’s right: the {3-2-1} Pattern also showed up in Powerball! A Pattern’s double appearance did nothing to bring the jackpots down. If anything, that made them grow even more! Lotto Texas grew to $17.5 million and Powerball ballooned to $114 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Saturday night’s three-peat was made possible with winning numbers 7, 11, 28, 45, 46 and 54. The {3-2-1} Pattern has now made 934 appearances in Lotto Texas.

Setting the stage for a Pattern streak? Source: lotterytrend.com

As of this writing, there have been 1762 Lotto Texas drawings and this Pattern has played in 53% of them. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen May 20, 2020.

Now with 133 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.2% of the 934 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1762 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.55% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played March 7, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

The repeating Four-Number Combination 7, 45, 46 and 54 debuted January 14, 2012.

Making room for a repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s {3-2-1} Pattern made its 30th appearance with winning numbers 2, 8, 18, 21, 23 and PB 16.

Powerball wanted a taste of the {3-2-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Pattern has now played in 6.20% of the 484 Powerball drawings.

The [2-3-1] General Order, now with 15 appearances, has played in 50% of the 30 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.10% of all 484 drawings.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the [2-3-1] General Order were last seen April 15, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 2 3 0 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 15 drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 10% of the 30 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.62% of all 484 drawings. The 2 3 0 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen September 27, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

This {3-2-1} Pattern had a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations nestled inside:

Bundle (close) together. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern continue on to a Pattern streak in Lotto Texas, and will it be bold enough to make an encore in Powerball?

The Three-peat That Never Was

Beer and barbeque. Beach weather. Holiday weekend! All these and more were perfectly good reasons for Mega Millions to pile on with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore. It would have made for a stellar kick off to the summer season. There were other plans for the May 22, 2020 drawing. However, one plan that stuck around was the rising jackpot. With the grand prize unclaimed yet again, it rose to $313 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 10, 20, 44, 46 and MB 18, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 159th appearance.

Mind if the {2-2-1-1} Pattern sits here? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.9% of the 569 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen May 12, 2020.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 51 appearances, has played in 32.1% of the 159 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 569 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.96% of the time. We last saw the [2-1-2-1] General Order April 10, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.8% of the 51 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.77% of the 159 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and 1.05% of all 569 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order played November 22, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 10, 44 and 46 debuted in the November 4, 2016 drawing.

Red block for the repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Hopes for a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak may have been quashed, but there’s still one week left. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has been known to repeat itself. Could that be the source of a potential Pattern streak?

The Grand {3-2-1} Pattern Encore

So, the {3-2-1} Pattern made an encore in Lotto Texas. Big deal. Why yes, it was a big deal!

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore of May 20, 2020 solidified this Pattern as the King of Lotto Texas. Furthermore, this encore produced a repeating Five-Number Combination (and all that it implies) and fueled this lottery’s love of a growing jackpot. This normally unassuming lottery saw its grand prize rise to $17.25 million.

Powerball didn’t ruffle any feathers. However, it too saw its jackpot climb, reaching $104 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 4, 5, 29, 48 and 50, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 933rd appearance.

Waltzing in with a BIG encore! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1761 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 53% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen May 16, 2020.

Now with 178 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19.1% of the 933 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1761 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 May 13, 2020.

Five-Number Combination

The repeating Five-Number Combination of the evening was 2, 4, 5, 48 and 50.

Wearing a pink box. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted March 4, 2017.

Four-Number Combinations

It is the natural order of things that should there be a repeating Five-Number Combination, five repeating Four-Number Combinations will appear:

  • 2, 4, 48, 50
  • 2, 5, 48, 50
  • 4, 5, 48, 50
  • 2, 4, 5, 50
  • 2, 4, 5, 48
The fallout is red. Source: lotterytrend.com.

All the above Combinations debuted in the same March 4, 2017 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 18, 34, 40, 42, 50 and PB 9, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 94th appearance.

A quieter, yet powerful approach. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.5% of the 483 Powerball drawings.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 34 appearances, has played in 36.2% of the 94 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 483 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.04% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-3-1-1] General Order played May 13, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.38% of the 94 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.24% of all 483 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order April 11, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Bundled together in the red box. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

We’ll be deep in Memorial Day Weekend soon. Will the {3-2-1} Pattern be back for a three-peat, and will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore?

For the 19th, an Encore

The school year is winding down and Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner! What better way for Mega Millions to get psyched about summer than to push out a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore? The May 19, 2020 drawing also saw another boost in the jackpot; it stopped just shy of $300 million ($298 million).

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by winning numbers 8, 19, 25, 36, 66 and MB 9. This Pattern has now played 248 times.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern strikes again! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 568 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played in the May 15, 2020 drawing.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 56 appearances, has played in 22.6% of the 248 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 568 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.86% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played March 27, 2020.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 16.1% of the 56 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.63% of the 248 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.58% of all 568 drawings. The 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the December 20, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions scaled back on the repeating Three-Number Combinations, though one did manage to play. Repeating Three-Number Combination 8, 25 and MB 9 debuted December 12, 2017.

Making room for a repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions kick off summer with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat?

Lotto Texas and Powerball Get Out and Go

It’s that time of year again! Summer is right around the corner, and with all that’s happened these past few months, everyone is itching to get back to some sense of “normalcy”. The easing of stay-at-home orders is scratching that itch, and what went down May 16, 2020 showed that humans weren’t the only ones who can’t bear to be cooped up for long!

Lotto Texas and Powerball put on their masks and went out and about. All that pent-up energy led to one lottery coming this close to seeing a playback, while another saw a Pattern encore and a similar spread. There were no grand prize winners produced in this madness, and the jackpots climbed once again. Lotto Texas’s jackpot rose to $16.25 million while Powerball’s jumped to $95 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Wednesday, the {3-2-1} Pattern came back for an encore. With winning numbers 2, 17, 31, 33, 34 and 37, this Pattern made its 932nd appearance.

An(other) encore for the {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1760 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has now played 53% of the time.

Now with 154 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 932 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1760 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.75% of the time. We last saw the 2 3 1 Specific Order in the April 8, 2020 drawing.

Similar Spread

Saturday’s numbers had the spread of 15:14:02:01:03. This spread is similar to the one that was seen almost seven years ago in the June 8, 2013 drawing. That night, the winning numbers were 14, 28, 29, 44, 46 and 49. The spread was 14:01:15:02:03.

It’s best to remember that when dealing with similar spreads that despite the differences between played numbers being the same, the order in which the numbers played on those nights was different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas had enough room for three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 2, 17, 33, 37 (Debuted June 5, 2002)
  • 31, 33, 34, 37 (Debuted October 6, 2010)
  • 2, 31, 33, 34 (Debuted November 6, 2002)
Time enough for repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 12, 26, 39, 42 and PB 11, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 134th appearance.

Keeping to its own rhythm, that Powerball! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 482 Powerball drawings and was last seen April 8, 2020.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 44 appearances, has played in 32.8% of the 134 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 482 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.13% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15.9% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.22% of the 134 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.45% of all 482 drawings.

Both the [2-1-2-1] General Order and the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order were last seen in the March 25, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 8, 12 and 42 debuted January 2, 2019.

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

With the onward march to summer, will the jackpots continue their rise? Is Lotto Texas gearing up for another {3-2-1} Pattern streak?

One Goes Up, One Goes Away

Remember how it looked like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was gearing up for a Pattern streak? That got quashed in the May 15, 2020 Mega Millions drawing. However, if you like jackpots that are worth more than a quarter billion dollars (who doesn’t?), then you’ll be happy to know that it stayed that way! With no grand prize winners, the jackpot climbed to $274 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 247th appearance with winning numbers 11, 17, 32, 33, 46 and MB 25.

Stopping the Pattern streak! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

There have now been 567 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.6% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 72 appearances, has played in 29.1% of the 247 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 567 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.7% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played April 28, 2020.

Now with 16 appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 22.2% of the 72 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.48% of the 247 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.82% of all 567 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order in the November 26, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Three repeating Three-Number Combinations hitched a ride:

  • 17, 33, 46 (Debuted January 12, 2018)
  • 32, 33, 46 (Debuted July 31, 2015)
  • 11, 32, 46 (Debuted April 10, 2015)
A single and a bundle. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With May halfway over, could the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern be audacious enough to take over the rest of the month, and with a rising jackpot?

Lotto Texas and Powerball Get Their Climb On

No, neither lottery saw a Pattern encore. After what happened this past Saturday, it may be a while yet before we see streaks. Regardless, the results of May 13, 2020 showed that one doesn’t need Pattern streaks to see an increase in the grand prize! With no one able to pick the six winning numbers in either Lotto Texas or Powerball, their respective jackpots rose to $16 million and $86 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The 931st appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern was made possible by 8, 15, 16, 21, 39 and 54.

Return of the {3-2-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.9% of the 1759 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen May 6, 2020.

Now with 177 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19% of the 931 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-2-1}. Once all 1759 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 April 4, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination 8, 15, 21 and 39 debuted in the March 3, 2010 drawing.

And the Pattern wasn’t alone. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 39, 53, 54, 56, 57 and PB 20, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 93rd appearance.

Taking a different path. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.3% of the 481 Powerball drawings.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 33 appearances, has played in 35.5% of the 93 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 481 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.86% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-3-1-1] General Order were last seen April 22, 2020.

Now with four appearances, the 0 0 1 3 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.1% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.30% of the 93 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 481 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.83% of the time.  We last saw the 0 0 1 3 1 1 Specific Order July 3, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations weren’t part of Powerball’s agenda.

Will the jackpots continue their climb Saturday night?

That Time When There Was Nearly a Playback Encore

Mega Millions may have felt the urge to roll out a playback this past Tuesday night. However, that itch wasn’t scratched, at least not completely. There were two encores, enough to help boost the jackpot to $266 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The first encore, or rather three-peat, came from the {2-2-1-1} Pattern! With winning numbers 7, 16, 27, 44, 52 and MB 5, the May 12, 2020 drawing saw the 158th appearance of this Pattern.

The repeat train kept chugging for the {2-2-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have now been 566 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 27.9% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order joined the {2-2-1-1} Pattern on the repeat appearance train! Having now played 57 times, this General Order has played in 36.1% of the 158 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 566 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order played May 8, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.5% of the 57 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.80% of the 158 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.06% of all 566 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order December 14, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Lone repeating Three-Number Combination 7, 27 and MB 5 came along for the ride.

Keeping things interesting! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted August 13, 2019.

With a three-peat under its belt, is the {2-2-1-1} Pattern setting up for a streak?