Sturdy Jackpot Foundation

A lottery jackpot is much like a house. Over time, the foundation wears away and if not shored up, the house collapses. Winning the jackpot is like knocking the house off its foundation. Unlike actual houses, lotteries can rebuild with every reset, so long as said lotteries continue to exist.

There were no signs of collapse in either Lotto Texas or Powerball January 16, 2021. Powerball, like Mega Millions, got closer to a billion-dollar jackpot. With the players thwarted yet again, the prize grew to $730 million. Lotto Texas remained respectable and quietly rose to $5.5 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play three-peat wasn’t meant to be. With winning numbers 8, 13, 16, 23, 26 and 51, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 967th appearance.

A quiet night for Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1830 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, this Pattern was last seen January 6, 2021.

Now with 172 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 967 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1830 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.4% of the time. The 3 2 1 Specific Order was last seen in the August 8, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

A duo of repeating Four-Number Combinations were out and about:

  • 8, 16, 26, 51 (Debuted March 31, 2018)
  • 8, 16, 23, 26 (Debuted May 20, 2009)
Keeping Lotto Texas from being *too* quiet! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 20, 39, 65, 67 and PB 2, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 210th appearance.

Fueled by the prospect of making someone ultra rich! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 552 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 59 appearances, has played in 28.1% of the 210 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 552 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order were last seen January 9, 2021.

Now with 21 appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 35.6% of the 59 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 10% of the 210 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the General Order and in 3.80% of all 552 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order December 16, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were absent Saturday night.

We’re halfway through January and Powerball has yet to fall. As it goes with lotteries, such a fall is inevitable, and this one is going to be massive! Will it happen next week, or will Powerball’s jackpot become a member of the Billion Dollar Club?

How the Prize was Won

The first full week of 2021 has been one for the history books, to put it mildly. Lottery-wise, hundreds of millions of dollars are now up for grabs in both Mega Millions and Powerball. Meanwhile, Lotto Texas continues to retain its dignity. And, on January 9, 2021, we saw the first lottery win of the year!

The lottery win, of course, was in Lotto Texas. Come on, now. If you won $7.75 million, would you turn it down? Anyway, with its prize won, the jackpot was reset to $5 million. Powerball crossed over into the ultra-rich territory. As the jackpot evaded players yet again, it grew to $550 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Lotto Texas win was due to an Australia Play. With winning numbers 3, 11, 23, 35, 41 and 54, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order played 249 times.

Bouncing back to $5 million. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1828 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has played 13.6% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order were seen November 11, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

This Australia Play didn’t produce any repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 26, 38, 45, 46 and PB 13, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 209th appearance.

Pushing the Powerball jackpot ever upward! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 550 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern December 26, 2020.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 27.8% of the 209 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 550 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.5% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played December 16, 2020.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20.7% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.74% of the 209 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.18% of all 550 drawings. The 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen October 7, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations made their rounds:

Providing Powerball an extra push! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

It’s said the bigger they come, the harder they fall. How much higher will the Powerball jackpot get?

Mega Millions in “Beastly Beginnings”

Happy New Year, everyone! Last year was a year like no other, and it’d be hard to find anyone who misses 2020. May 2021 be a year that’s kinder to us all.

Whether we wanted to or not, many of us rang in 2021 at home. Even without the gigantic parties, firework shows, whether on the block or on TV, more than made up for that (and they were free!). Speaking of fireworks, Mega Millions had a big display of its own. Since September, the jackpot has managed to escape the grasp of the players and on New Year’s Day 2021, the beastly jackpot became even beastlier.

As fate would have it, all the players came up short when it came to picking the six winning numbers. Thus, the beast grew once again, reaching $432 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Part of that beastliness was fueled by a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore. With winning numbers 8, 24, 53, 68, 69 and MB 7, this Pattern made its 280th appearance.

Soaring to monstrous heights with a Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 633 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 44.2% of the time. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played December 29, 2020.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 64 appearances, has played in 22.9% of the 280 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 633 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played December 1, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.375% of the 64 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.14% of the 280 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.95% of all 633 drawings. The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen March 31, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 8, 24 and MB 7 debuted July 22, 2016.

Adding more fuel to the fire! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As the jackpot continues to climb, one question remains: Just how high will it get before its inevitable take down?

The Beast of 2020

Special thanks to guest blogger Romulun Harris for filling in Sunday!

At long last, 2020 is over. One of the most trying, if not bizarre years in modern human history will soon be in the rear-view mirror. There is one aspect of 2020 we still must contend with, and that’s the Mega Millions jackpot.

Over the past three months, we’ve watched it grow from a $20 million hatchling to a monstrous size. The beast will still be with us as we ring in 2021. Since none of the players matched all six numbers, the jackpot now stands at $401 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The December 29, 2020 Mega Millions drawing saw the 279th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 1, 31, 35, 48, 62 and MB 19.

Continuing to feed the jackpot beast! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 632 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 44.1% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 65 appearances, has played in 23.3% of the 279 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 632 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played December 18, 2020.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 65 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.66% of the 279 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.06% of all 632 drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen July 24, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 31, 62 and MB 19 debuted January 31, 2020.

The cherry on top (at the bottom of the table)! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will a New Year’s Day surprise come in the form of someone taking down the jackpot beast, or will its growth continue well into January?

Holiday Hangover

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

Another Christmas has come and gone, but Lotto Texas and Powerball had their own holiday surprises as their jackpots continued to gain momentum. Lotto Texas carried a bag of gifts worth $7 million while Powerball had a mega-bag worth $363 million.

LOTTO TEXAS

Analysis

Thanks to winning numbers 12, 13, 18, 25, 32, and 33, the {3-3} Pattern made its 147th appearance.

Winning Numbers in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com

The Pattern has now played in 8.06% of the 1824 Lotto Texas drawings and last occurred on November 28, 2020.

The 3 3 0 Specific Order, in its 48th appearance, has now played in 32.65% of the 147 drawings associated with the {3-3} Pattern. When all 1824 drawings are considered, the Specific Order has played 2.63% of the time. Just like the {3-3} Pattern, the 3 3 0 Specific Order last played on November 28, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The sole Four-Number Combination Repeat:

  • 12, 25, 32, and 33 first played on December 29, 2007.
Four-Number Combination Repeat in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com

POWERBALL

Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 208th appearance, courtesy of 10, 24, 27, 35, 53, and PB 18.

Winning Numbers in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Out of 546 total Powerball drawings, the Pattern has played 38.1% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern last played on December 16, 2020.

With 54 appearances, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 25.96% of the 208 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. When all 546 drawings are considered, the General Order has played 9.89% of the time. The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order last appeared on November 14, 2020.

The 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order, now in its 8th appearance, has played in 14.81% of the drawings associated with the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order. The Specific Order has also played in 3.85% of the 208 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and 1.47% of all 546 drawings. Like the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order last appeared on November 14, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The sole Three-Number Combination Repeat:

  • 10, 53, and PB 18 first played on February 27, 2016.
Three-Number Combination Repeat in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

The Holiday Season is in full swing, the jackpots continue to retain their momentum, and players try to win big. But how long will the streak last, and will it be strong enough to make it past New Year’s? Freyja Harris will return Wednesday to give you the latest updates. This is guest blogger Romulun Harris signing off. Stay safe and Happy Holidays!

The Christmastime Combination Push

As Christmas draws closer, the excitement climbs higher. Finals are over, the kids are out of school, and there’s PTO that needs to be used!

Mega Millions had the honor of kicking off Christmas break like it does every year. What made December 18, 2020 memorable was how this lottery has a jackpot in crazy rich territory. Thanks to the help of four repeating Three-Number Combinations, the jackpot remained firmly in the stratosphere. With no one picking the six winning numbers, the jackpot climbed to $330 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 15, 25, 51, 60 and MB 5, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 278th appearance.

Kicking off the holiday vacation with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 629 Mega Million drawings, and this Pattern has played 44.2% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 64 appearances, has played in 23% of the 278 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 629 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played December 11, 2020.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.875% of the 64 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.04% of the 278 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.23% of all 629 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order March 27, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

These members made up the repeating Four-Number Combination quartet:

  • 15, 25, 51 (Debuted Christmas 2015)
  • 25, 51, MB 5 (Debuted December 15, 2015)
  • 7, 51, MB 5 (Debuted August 13, 2019)
  • 7, 25, 51 (Debuted February 2, 2016)
Sticking together! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

We’ve found ourselves in an interesting situation here. Mega Millions just saw its most commonly played Pattern and the jackpot is close to one-third of a billion dollars! It remains to be seen if Christmas week sees the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern try to establish a streak, or the monster prize being claimed. Wouldn’t it be something if these forces combined?

Jackpots Rise. Snow Falls

Nothing says “Winter” more than snow! Beautiful to look at, fun to play in, and looks like Christmas. But, if one isn’t careful, snow can be dangerous.

Lottery jackpots, like snow, are beautiful to look at. Who can resist winning millions of dollars and possibly retiring early? Lotteries themselves are fun to play, if played responsibly. Otherwise, a lottery can be a dangerous thing.

There wasn’t anything dangerous about either Lotto Texas or Powerball December 16, 2020. These lotteries not only embraced their most commonly played Patterns; they also embraced rising jackpots. The ever-dignified Lotto Texas saw its jackpot rise to $6.25 million. Meanwhile, Powerball relished in its climb to $304 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 962nd appearance with 1, 26, 34, 37, 44 and 51.

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

There have now been 1821 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time.

Now with 169 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 962 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1821 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.28% of the time.

It should be stated that both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 1 2 3 Specific Order made an encore! They were seen together last in the December 12, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

The energy unleashed in the playback meant no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 23, 37, 61, 67 and PB 7, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 207th appearance.

Back after a one-month absence! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.1% of the 543 Powerball drawings and was last seen November 14, 2020.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 57 appearances, has played in 27.5% of the 207 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 543 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.5% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played October 7, 2020.

Now with 20 appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 35.1% of the 57 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 9.66% of the 207 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.68% of all 543 drawings. The 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen July 25, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

Wednesday night featured two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Three-Number Combinations bundled together! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

As Christmas draws ever closer, will the jackpots continue to rise, or will someone have a very Merry Christmas?

Whimsical Mega Millions

This week began with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore and it was only natural to wonder if a three-peat was on tap. Well, Friday came and went, and the love for this Pattern ended almost as soon as it began. Another Pattern took the reins and it proved beneficial to a rising jackpot! With none of the players selecting the six winning numbers, the prize grew to $291 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 19, 31, 37, 55, 67 and MB 25, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 277th appearance.

Flipping back to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

There have now been 627 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 44.2% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played December 1, 2020.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 63 appearances, has played in 22.7% of the 277 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 627 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General order has played 10% of the time.

Now with 18 appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the 63 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.50% of the 277 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.87% of all 627 drawings.

Both the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order and the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played September 25, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Friday night was sans repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The prize is nearing $300 million! Given the Pattern that just played, we’ll have to keep our eyes out for a Pattern encore and someone winning an early Christmas gift. Will it be a {2-1-1-1-1} encore that makes someone a multimillionaire? 

How the Pattern Streak Started December

Mega Millions had the honor of kicking off December 2020. In a strange year that can get stranger still (there are a few weeks left, you know), the establishment of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak seemed “normal” by comparison! This past Tuesday night also saw the continued growth of the jackpot. The prize itself rose to $244 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 33, 53, 61, 65 and MB 14, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern not only played for the 276th time, but five times in a row!

The streak continues! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 624 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played in 44.2% of them. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern November 27, 2020.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 63 appearances, has played in 22.8% of the 276 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 624 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time. The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order was last seen November 24, 2020.


Now with 19 appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 30.2% of the 63 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.88% of the 276 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.04% of all 624 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order played in the July 5, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations came along for the ride:

Double the trouble with repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern continue to dominate, or will another Pattern end the streak?

Time to Get Streaky

We’re now in the “Mas” part of “HallowThankmas”. Black Friday meant shopping, shopping, shopping, or sleeping off the feast from the day before (and shopping online). For Mega Millions, November 27, 2020 meant (1) embracing the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak and (2) a jackpot hike to $229 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 10, 27, 35, 58 and MB 10, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 275th appearance.

Ending November with a Pattern streak! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 623 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 44.1% of the time. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen November 24, 2020.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 68 appearances, has played in 24.7% of the 275 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 623 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.9% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played November 17, 2020.

Now with nine appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.2% of the 68 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.27% of the 275 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.44% of all 623 drawings. The 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the September 8, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

Friday night also saw the appearance of four repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Bearing gifts of repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will December be the month of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak?