Of Lotteries and Their Need for Attention

Ah, Lotto Texas. This lottery has a reputation for being the calm and collected one. Prizes aren’t nearly as large as the ones for Powerball or Mega Millions, but they’re certainly nothing to turn your nose up at! Earlier this year, Lotto Texas had a nearly five-month long streak where the prize climbed to nearly $24 million.

The October 12th, 2019 drawing showed signs that this lottery isn’t so above it all in the attention seeking department. A three-peat bumped the jackpot up to $6.25 million. Meanwhile, Powerball rose quietly to $100 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Winning numbers 3, 11, 15, 29, 44, and 49 made the {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat possible. This Pattern has now played 895 times.

A Pattern streak in the works? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1698 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.7% of the time and was last seen October 9th, 2019.

Now with 172 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19.2% of the 895 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1698 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.1% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played July 24th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The single repeating Four-Number Combination was 11, 15, 44, and 49.

The three-peat didn’t act alone. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the July 28th, 2018 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball also saw its most common Pattern October 12th. With winning numbers 12, 29, 34, 53, 65, and PB 23, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 159th appearance.

A night for common Patterns. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 37.9% of the 420 Powerball drawings and was last seen September 21st, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 42 appearances, has played in 26.4% of the 159 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10% of all 420 drawings. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order September 11th, 2019.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.81% of the 159 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.33% of all 420 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order in the April 27th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 29, 34, and 53

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

This Combination debuted November 10th, 2018.

Will Wednesday night see the {3-2-1} Pattern streak form for Lotto Texas, and what about that {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in Powerball? Is an encore in store?

Mega Millions’ Friday Night Escape

The thermometer readings went down and Mega Millions followed suit with its own cool down. The October 11th, 2019 drawing is the quietest we’ve seen in a while. It during this period of “solitude” that the grand prize shipped from the players’ grasp. Naturally, the jackpot rose to $65 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 22, 30, 37, 60, and MB 8, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 225th appearance.

Another Pattern + no grand prize winners = bigger pot. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 505 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44.6% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 62 appearances, has played in 27.6% of the 225 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 505 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.3% 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 October 4th, 2019.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21% of the 62 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.78% of the 225 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.57% of all 505 drawings. The 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the October 1st, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

To preserve the theme of cooling off, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Things may be cooler lottery-wise but that doesn’t mean it’ll stay that way. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern did play after all, and that Pattern is known for encores. We’ll have to wait and see if that encore comes through Tuesday night or if Mega Millions has other plans.   

The First Week Streak

A Pattern streak was confirmed in Mega Millions! The October 4th, 2019 drawing saw the fourth consecutive appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Friday’s streak kept {2-1-1-1-1} the most commonly played Mega Millions Pattern and grew the pot. With no one able to pick all six numbers, the prize increased to $55 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The 224th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was made possible by 11, 38, 44, 48, 70, and MB 17.

The week of the streak! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 503 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44.5% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 61 appearances, has played in 27.2% of the 224 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 503 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.1% of the time.

Not only was there a four-peat for the Pattern, there was also an encore for the General Order! Prior to Friday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played October 1st, 2019.

Now with 16 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.2% of the 61 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.14% of the 224 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.18% of all 503 drawings. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen June 28th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 11, 48, and 70.

Ending the week with a repeater. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted August 2nd, 2019.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak hold next week?

The October Slide

It’s that time of year again! The days are getting shorter and (hopefully) cooler, pumpkin spice lattes aren’t so awkward, and the kids (and kids at heart) are making plans for Halloween.

It’s time for Inktober!

Wait a minute! Isn’t this a lottery blog? Well, yeah, but let me do something shameless for a moment. First, some context.

Inktober is when artists from around the world post drawings done in ink on their websites or social media. There’s a prompt (link) but you can draw your own thing. You can draw every day or every other day, whatever’s comfortable for you.  From hobbyists to professionals, anyone can post, all in the name of sharing, improving, and good fun.

I, uh, ahem, drew something for the occasion. The first day’s theme was “Ring”.

If you follow on Twitter, you didn’t see the whole thing.

I’m not a professional by any means, but boy does drawing take a load off! If there’s anything I learned from trying to post to Twitter yesterday, it’s this:

  1. Don’t post a few minutes before midnight
  2. The crop tool is not my friend (draw landscape?)
  3. Instagram would be probably be better. I’ll keep y’all posted on when that becomes available.

Today’s theme is “Mindless” but after a long workday, I’m (mostly) out of mind.

(This concludes the shameless plug. We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog post.)

Mega Millions kicked off the October lottery rush with a Pattern three-peat. The first of the month didn’t bring any grand prize winners. This caused the jackpot to climb to $50 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was made possible by 10, 17, 39, 42, 59, and MB 3. This Pattern has now played 223 times.

Not done in ink. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 502 drawings, this Pattern has now played 44.4% of the time. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen September 27th, 2019.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 60 appearances, has played in 26.9% of the 223 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 502 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played August 13th, 2019.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 60 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.38% of the 223 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.39% of all 502 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order January 25, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, Mega Millions had to bring along a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations!

An evenly spaced trio. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will this year’s October Mega Millions harbor a beastly jackpot, or will it take a quieter path?

September Encore Finale: Mega Millions Edition

September has come and gone for Mega Millions. A milestone had been achieved, a massive jackpot had been won, and the month didn’t end with a Pattern streak. But, the night of September 27th, 2019 was anything but a snooze. Even though there was no streak, there was an encore, and that pushed the jackpot to $45 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by 12, 20, 31, 43, 45, and MB 20. This Pattern has now played 222 times.

Finishing strong with an encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 501 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44.3% of the time and was last seen September 24th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 23.4% of the 222 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 501 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played in 10.4% of them. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played September 13th, 2019.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.86% of the 222 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.59% of all 501 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order in the August 6th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 31, 43, and MB 20, debuted April 10th, 2018.

Topped off with a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions will continue to recuperate as we head into October. Right now, a monster jackpot doesn’t seem likely but it’s early yet. We had a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, after all. Who’s to say that we won’t start the month with a three-peat?

500 Things to Do on a Tuesday

September 24th, 2019 was a milestone for Mega Millions. The first drawing of the autumn season was not only the 500th drawing, somebody won! Would you believe that the lone winner of the $227 million jackpot hailed from The Lone Star State? Unintentional wordplay aside, the jackpot reset to $40 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 221st appearance with 6, 14, 24, 42, 46, and MB 9.

This Pattern has played 44.2% of the time and was last seen September 13th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 59 appearances, has played in 11.8% of the 500 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 26.7% of all 221 drawings.

Now with 10 appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.9% of the 59 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.52% of the 221 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 500 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2% of the time.

Both the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order played August 27th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 Nothing like commemorating a milestone like three repeating Three-Number Combinations, right?

Bundled together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Although the grand prize has been won, that doesn’t necessarily mean a quiet night is in store for Friday! Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore?

The September Streaks

No, it’s not a new dance and it’s not a new illness! It was Lotto Texas and Powerball’s turn to say goodbye to summer September 21st, 2019. They both bid farewell with Pattern streaks, and with their most commonly seen Patterns, no less! Powerball got “de-powered” and had its jackpot reset to $40 million. There appeared to be no sign of Lotto Texas stepping down as once again, there were no grand prize winners. The aftermath was a jackpot that ascended to $23.75 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern had a four-peat with 2, 20, 31, 43, 45, and 54. This Pattern has now played 891 times.

Propping up Lotto Texas! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.7% of the 1692 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen September 18th, 2019.

Now with 156 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.5% of the 891 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1692 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.22% of the time. We last saw the 1 2 3 Specific Order September 4th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas didn’t want to show too much excitement during the transitioning of seasons. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball got into the Pattern streak spirit with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat. The 158th appearance of this Pattern was brought about by 1, 9, 22, 36, 68, and PB 22.

A three-peat to knock the jackpot down. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.2% of the 414 Powerball drawings and was last seen September 18th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 45 appearances, has played in 28.5% of the 158 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 414 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.9% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played September 4th, 2019.

Now with 11 appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.4% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.96% of the 158 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.66% of all 414 drawings. We last saw the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order in the February 6th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

In the spirit of transitioning seasons, or maybe to lick its wounds, Powerball didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the Pattern streaks and Lotto Texas’s jackpot high continue through the end of September?

How Much Is a Pattern Streak Worth?

A lot, apparently.

Lotto Texas continued to enjoy its jackpot high, all thanks to a Pattern three-peat! The aftermath was a jackpot that climbed to $23 million.

Although there was no Pattern streak for Powerball (yet?), there was an encore. And, like Lotto Texas, it escaped the grasp of the players once again. This prize rose to a robust $80 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

September 18th, 2019’s {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat was thanks to 3, 24, 26, 29, 45, and 50. This Pattern has now played 890 times.

Given that there have been 1691 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played 52.4% of the time. Remember that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen September 14th, 2019.

Now with 134 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.1% of the 890 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1691 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.92% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 3 2 Specific Order played August 21st, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Tucked away in that Pattern three-peat was lone repeating Four-Number Combination 3, 24, 29, 50.

Couldn’t be *just* a three-peat, right? Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the February 3rd, 2018 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

September 18th also saw an encore for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern! The winning numbers were 14, 19, 39, 47, 51, and PB 15.

An encore and $80 million now up for grabs. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 157 times and in roughly 38% of the 413 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 27.4% of the 157 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.4% of all 413 drawings and was last seen July 20th, 2019.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.10% of the 157 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 413 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.94% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order played June 1st, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Both lotteries saw their most commonly played Patterns. Lotto Texas appears to be getting into the Pattern-streak spirit, but will Powerball follow suit?

Streaking Through September

We’re changing gears here.

Yes, Lotto Texas. We know you like showing off now. We know you saw a Pattern encore and your jackpot is now $22.5 million.

We want to shine a light on Powerball. Even with its prize being claimed several times throughout the summer, there is one thing it can be proud of: A Pattern streak! Like Lotto Texas, it saw a Pattern encore in its September 14th, 2019 drawing. Although nowhere near as monstrous, a healthy $70 million will be up for grabs Wednesday night.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Wednesday, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 889th appearance September 14th, with 1, 3, 24, 28, 31, and 41.

Encore, anyone? Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.6% of the 1690 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 146 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.4% of the 889 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.64% of all 1690 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played July 6th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination was 1, 3, 31, and 41.

With a side of repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted January 5th, 2002.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, now with its fifth appearance in a row and 156th appearance overall, came with 11, 27, 31, 36, 67, and PB 11.

Holding on to that Pattern streak! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Pattern has now played in 37.9% of the 412 Powerball drawings.

With 29 appearances, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 18.6% of the 156 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 412 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.04% of the time. The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order was last seen September 7th, 2019.

Now with 10 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 34.5% of the 29 drawings where [1-1-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 6.41% of the 156 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 412 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.43% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order played July 13th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

How *else* would a repeating Three-Number Combination show itself? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Powerball’s Pattern streak continue to the end of the month?

No Luck with Mega Millions

Luck is said to be when preparation meets opportunity. Although Mega Millions players prepared with their tickets bought and numbers selected, the opportunity to win the grand prize didn’t arrive. Having the drawing fall on Friday the 13th didn’t help the triskadekaphiles, either. No jackpot winner meant another opportunity to try again next week. The prize rose to $192 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 220th appearance with 6, 16, 37, 59, 62, and MB 5.

No encore. No jackpot winner. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 44.3% of the 497 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen August 27th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 51 appearances, has played in 23.2% of the 220 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 497 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played August 6th, 2019.

Now with 11 appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 21.6% of the 51 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 220 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.21% of all 497 drawings. The 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen January 22nd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations continued into Friday night.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern’s appearance knocked out the chance for a {4-1-1} encore. Still, this is the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, one that doesn’t really shy away from Pattern streaks. Could an encore be in store for Tuesday night?