The One-Two Encore Slam

History may not repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme! When it came to Patterns, Saturday night looked similar to what we saw this past Wednesday. April 17, 2021 featured encores for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. Additionally, their jackpots rose to $11 million and $90 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play came back for another round, with winning numbers 3, 5, 28, 30, 41 and 51. Both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 255 times.

Return of the Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1856 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has been featured 13.7% of the time. Recall that April 14, 2021 was the last time we saw the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order.

Four-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations were uncovered:

  • 3, 28, 41, 51 (Debuted November 21, 2001)
  • 5, 28, 41, 51 (Debuted January 14, 2009)
A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations in the red! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 21, 26, 41, 49 and PB 25, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 221st appearance.

Sticking with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 578 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38.2% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 26.2% of the 221 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 578 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.0% of the time.

Powerball, in fact, saw a double encore. Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played April 14, 2021.

Now with 10 appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.2% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.52% of the 221 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.73% of all 578 drawings. The  1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the February 17, 2021 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 21, 41 and PB 25 debuted June 3, 2017.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Are three-peats in the immediate future for Lotto Texas and/or Powerball?

Two-Way Triple Combination Punch

Spring is in full swing and COVID-19 vaccinations are under way. As humans continued to embrace warmer weather and a slow return to “normalcy”, Lotto Texas and Powerball couldn’t be any happier themselves. In fact, both lotteries had the audacity to go crazy on repeating Four and Three-Number Combinations, respectively. The biggest takeaway of April 14, 2021 was the rising jackpots. Lotto Texas’s jackpot held strong with $10.5 million, and Powerball’s ascended to $79 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 16, 23, 29, 48 and 52, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 254th appearance.

Bounding across the Lotto Texas plains! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1855 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has been featured 13.7% of the time. An Australia Play was last seen March 6, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations made their presence known:

  • 3, 16, 29, 52 (Debuted June 17, 2015)
  • 23, 29, 48, 52 (Debuted August 18, 2018)
  • 3, 29, 48, 52 (Debuted October 25, 2014)
You can find them sporting red! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s parting from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was short-lived. Its 220th appearance was made possible by 13, 30, 33, 45, 61 and PB 14.

Back with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern again! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 557 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38.1% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 57 appearances, has played in 25.9% of the 220 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 577 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.88% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played April 7, 2021.

Now with 15 appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.3% of the 57 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.82% of the 220 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.6% of all 577 drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen October 12, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

The repeating Three-Number Combinations were as follows:

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

Are either the Lotto Texas Australia Play or Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern on tap to make an encore Saturday night?

The Ever “Common” {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern

This past Friday night was all about an uncommonly seen Pattern. True to Mega Millions form, any love for a Pattern like {3-2-1} is short-lived. April 13, 2021 saw the return of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Although it’s the most commonly seen Mega Millions Pattern, that didn’t necessarily translate to a “common” night!  With the grand prize left unwon, It climbed to an astounding $240 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 289th appearance with 10, 15, 19, 45, 68 and MB 9.

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

This Pattern has now played in 43.7% of the 662 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen April 2, 2021.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 68 appearances, has played in 23.5% of the 289 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 662 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order March 12, 2021.

Now with 15 appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.1% of the 68 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.19% of the 289 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.27% of all 662 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order played December 18, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

 What’s an appearance from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern without a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations?

  • 10, 15, MB 9 (Debuted April 4, 2014)
  • 15, 19, 68 (Debuted December 8, 2020)
  • 19, 68, MB 9 (Debuted August 15, 2014)
Room for repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, with a possible side of repeating Three-Number Combinations, be on order for Friday night?

A Showering of Pattern Encores

Who knew lotteries shared a subconscious link with one another? Okay, maybe not, but after what happened April 7, 2021, it would seem that way. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw Pattern encores and rising jackpots. Lotto Texas saw a bump to $9.25 million and Powerball glided into $55 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern came back for a third time, with winning numbers 2, 5, 14, 19, 29 and 43. This Pattern has now played 980 times.

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

There have now been 1853 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen in the April 3, 2021 drawing.

Now with 174 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 980 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1853 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.39% of the time. The 3 2 1 Specific Order was last seen February 24, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations bubbled up to the surface:

  • 14, 19, 29, 43 (Debuted October 27, 2007)
  • 5, 14, 19, 29 (Debuted January 17, 2007)
Repeating Four-Number Combinations coming up for air! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, and its 219th appearance, was made possible by 27, 35, 39, 51, 66 and PB 16.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern stays on top! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.1% of the 575 Powerball drawings and was last seen April 3, 2021.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 56 appearances, has played in 25.6% of the 219 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 575 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.74% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order February 17, 2021.

Now with 11 appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.6% of the 56 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.02% of the 219 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.91% of all 575 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played December 21, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

Powerball had enough room to spare for a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Time enough for repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern come back Saturday night?

Lotto Texas and Powerball Don’t Fool Around

Spring is considered a time of hope and new beginnings. For lottery players, the beginning of a new month is another chance to win the big bucks, and hopefully retire early. Of course, winning the prize won’t be easy.

On April 3, 2021, Lotto Texas and Powerball made sure their prizes went unclaimed. Lotto Texas saw the return of the {3-2-1} Pattern and a jackpot that rose to $8.75 million. Powerball came close to a playback but more importantly, its jackpot rose to $43 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore was made possible by 4, 7, 23, 28, 34 and 39. This Pattern has now played 979 times.

Sticking with the {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1852 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time.

It turned out that the {3-2-1} Pattern wasn’t the only one that came back for seconds! The 2 3 1 Specific Order, with its 168th appearance, has now played in 17.2% of the 979 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.07% of all 1852 drawings.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 3 1 Specific Order were last seen March 31, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Amidst the chaos, Lotto Texas made room for two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 28, 34, 39 (Debuted February 24, 2016)
  • 7, 23, 34, 39 (Debuted May 2, 2015)
Bringing repeating Four-Number Combinations on board! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 218th appearance with winning numbers 1, 12, 17, 39, 53 and PB 5.

Powerball’s most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38% of the 574 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 26.6% of the 218 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 574 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-1-1-1]  General Order played March 20, 2021.

Now with 11 appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 19% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.05% of the 218 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.92% of all 574 drawings. We last saw the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order December 25, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will Wednesday give us a Lotto Texas playback three-peat, and will Powerball get in the playback action?

Mega Millions’ New Trick

In our last Mega Millions post, we covered how four repeating Three-Number Combinations popped up independently of a repeating Four-Number Combination. On April 2, 2021, it happened again! The question is, which made that, and a jackpot shooting up to $184 million, possible?

General Lottery Analysis

A {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore was blocked by the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. This Pattern’s 288th appearance was made possible with winning numbers 10, 42, 48, 53, 62 and MB 19.

An April shower of {2-1-1-1-1} (Pattern)! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 659 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 87 appearances, has played in 30.2% of the 288 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 659 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 13.2% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, we saw both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order March 23, 2021.

Now with 22 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25.3% of the 87 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.64% of the 288 drawings where [1-1-2-1-1] was the winning Pattern and in 3.34% of all 659 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order March 16, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

It turned out that Mega Millions outdid itself Friday night. Five repeating Three-Number Combinations took to the field, and not a repeating Four-Number Combination in sight!

The Combinations keep on coming! Source: lotteryttrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions have more tricks like this in the week ahead, or are we more likely to see a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore?

Mega Millions in the Spring of Things

As the first week of spring continued, Mega Millions was more than happy to embrace the new season! Of course, as the new season began, March got closer to ending. The phrase “In like a lion, out like a lamb” applied to the March 23, 2021 drawing. Even so, that didn’t stop the jackpot from rising to $137 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 287th appearance with winning numbers 12, 23, 35, 38, 55 and MB 11.

Settling down with {2-1-1-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.8% of the 656 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 86 appearances, has played in 30% of the 287 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 656 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 13.1% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played March 16, 2021.

Now with 20 appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 86 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.97% of the 287 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.05% of all 656 drawings. The 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the August 14, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

Tuesday night was sans-repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Mega Millions stick with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern through the end of March?

Springtime Playback and Then Some: 2021 Edition

Special thanks to Romulun Harris for writing up the Mega Millions post!

March 20, 2021 was the first day of spring! Lotto Texas and Powerball, pardon the expression, sprung into action. They started the new season strong, as both lotteries saw rising jackpots. Lotto Texas climbed to $7.75 million, and Powerball jumped to $220 million. Additionally, at least one of the lotteries saw a playback.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 9, 20, 28, 34 and 37, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 976th appearance.

Six powerful numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1848 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 166 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 17% of the 976 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1848 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.98% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 3 1 Specific Order were last seen March 13, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

The playback took energy out of Lotto Texas. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Let’s see if Powerball had a playback.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Patter made its 217th appearance with winning numbers 1, 6, 22, 42, 61 and PB 4.

Powerball numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 570 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38.1% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern March 6, 2021.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 57 appearances, has played in 26.3% of the 217 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 570 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General has played 10% of the time.

Now with 16 appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28.1% of the 57 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.37% of the 217 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.81% of all 570 drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order were last seen February 20, 2021. Not a playback, but it was close!

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 1, 61 and PB 4 debuted January 30, 2021.

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

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern return Wednesday night?

Getting Comfortable with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern

On March 16, 2021, a certain Pattern set up shop. Yes, the ever-charming {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, having already played twice in a row, made another appearance! With this three-peat came the Mega Millions jackpot crossing the $100 million threshold, having climbed to a robust $105 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The three-peat was made possible by 10, 41, 46, 52, 69 and MB 8. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 286 times.

There have now been 654 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played in 43.7% of them. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern March 12, 2021.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 85 appearances, has played in 29.7% of the 286 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 654 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 13% of the time.

Now with 21 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.7% of the 85 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.34% of the 286 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.21% of all 654 drawings.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order played February 16, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Tuesday night.

Will Mega Millions hold on to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern for at least another night, or will another Pattern rise up?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Returns

For all who fear Friday the 13th, rest easy. There won’t be a Friday the 13th Mega Millions drawing for another five months.

Regardless of your feelings about Friday the 13th, March 12, 2021 didn’t produce a grand prize winner. Thanks to a repeat appearance by the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the jackpot climbed to $93 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern returned for the 285th time with winning numbers 2, 24, 25, 31, 65 and MB 18.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern keeps on ticking! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.6% of the 653 Mega Millions drawings. Recall that we last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern March 9, 2021.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 67 appearances, has played in 23.5% of the 285 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 653 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time. The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order previously played February 5, 2021.

Now with 10 appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 14.9% of the 67 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.51% of the 285 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.53% of all 653 drawings. The 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen May 19, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 2, 31 and 65 debuted December 12, 2014.

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

Will next week see a three-peat for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?