Post-Thanksgiving Lottery Blues

November 30th, 2019 was quiet on the Lotto Texas and Powerball front. Save for a Pattern three-peat in Powerball, these lotteries decided to rest up. Just as well.

For our U.S. readers, this past Saturday was either (a) a day of resting up or (b) wanting to get a leg up on the mad dash home. Another Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone. Monday means it’s back to work, back to school, and Cyber Monday deals. Some of these travelers, we’re sure, made an appointment with Lotto Texas and/or Powerball sometime Saturday. Why sit in the traffic jams or deal with airport security if you could win enough money to have your own private jet?

Traffic jams and airport security will have to be endured for a bit longer. With none of the jackpots claimed, they rose to $10.25 million for Lotto Texas and $120 million for Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern’s absence wasn’t very long-lived. With winning numbers 5, 18, 23, 24, 29, and 46, this Pattern made its 905th appearance.

A swift return for the {3-2-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1712 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time and was last seen November 23rd, 2019.

Now with 149 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 905 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.70% of all 1712 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played November 20th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas was still digesting turkey and pie. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern held strong, making its third appearance in a row! The winning numbers were 15, 35, 42, 63, 68, and PB 18.

A future Pattern streak? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Pattern has now played in 28.1% of the 434 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and was last seen November 27th, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 36 appearances, has played in 29.5% of the 122 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 434 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.29% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.9% of the 36 drawings where [1-2-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 4.10% of the 122 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.15% of all 434 drawings.

Prior to the November 30th, 2019 drawing, both the [1-2-2-1] General Order and the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order played November 23rd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball didn’t want to contemplate repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Seeing as it was the Thanksgiving holiday and all, Lotto Texas and Powerball thought a break was well-deserved. It remains to be seen if this break is short-lived. The {3-2-1} Pattern resurfaced in Lotto Texas and we’ll need to keep an eye out for another Pattern streak. As for Powerball, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern appears to be gearing up for a streak; will it play again Wednesday night?

Roasted Playback & Encore Gravy

Thanksgiving Eve is undoubtedly one of the busiest days of the year. Be it braving the roads (or skies) or making that last-minute trip to the store, there’s hardly a dull moment!

Lotto Texas and Powerball were making their own Thanksgiving preparations. They spent the evening roasting up a Pattern playback, with a Pattern encore for dressing. The side dishes were repeating Four-and Three-Number Combinations, and for dessert, rising jackpots. Lotto Texas offered up a jackpot that rose to $9.75 million while Powerball’s was a prize that climbed to $110 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

November 27th, 2019 saw the end of the {3-2-1} Pattern streak and the arrival of a playback. With winning numbers 5, 8, 9, 12, 19, and 24, the {4-2} Pattern made its 187th appearance.

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

Given that there have been 1711 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 10.9% of them.

Now with 40 appearances, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 21.4% of the 187 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1711 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.34% of the time.

Both the {4-2} Pattern and the 4 2 0 Specific Order were last seen in the November 2nd, 2019 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The two repeating Four-Number Combinations were

  • 5, 8, 19, 24 (Debuted June 23rd, 2018)
  • 5, 8, 9, 24 (Debuted January 2nd, 2013)
A duo of repeating Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The night of November 27th also saw an encore for the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 15, 26, 37, 53, 55, and PB 21, this Pattern has now played 121 times.

Serving up an encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 27.9% of the 433 Powerball drawings and was last seen November 23rd, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 40 appearances, has played in 33.1% of the 121 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 433 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.24% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played November 6th, 2019.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.5% of the 40 drawings where [2-1-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.48% of the 121 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.69% of all 433 drawings. We last saw the 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order in the September 28th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 26, 53, and PB 21.

Near the bottom yet leading the pack. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted March 28th, 2018.

This weekend will mark the official beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball offer up leftovers in the form of Pattern repeats?

Combination Cookies and Pattern Pies

These desserts were baked and served by Lotto Texas and Powerball this past Saturday. While people hoped to get a head start with gathering Thanksgiving goods (or a head start with Christmas shopping), the lotteries offered up repeating Four and Three-Number Combinations. The Pattern streak held strong in Lotto Texas, helping to propel its jackpot to $9.25 million. Although there was no Pattern streak for Powerball, its prize climbed to $100 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern played for the sixth time in a row November 23rd, 2019, with winning numbers 5, 13, 18, 21, 27, and 53. This Pattern has now played 904 times.

No sign of letting go of that {3-2-1] Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1710 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time and was last seen November 20th, 2019.

Now with 163 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.0% of the 904 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1710 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.53% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played November 16th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations, one of which has played twice before!

  • 5, 13, 27, 53 (Debuted June 18th, 2008)
  • 5, 13, 21, 53 (Debuted September 16th, 2015 and previously played November 4th, 2017)
A Pattern streak that doesn’t act alone. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 28, 35, 38, 61, 66, and PB 23, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 120th appearance.

A different way of doing things for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 432 Powerball drawings and was last seen November 6th, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 35 appearances, has played in 29.167% of the 120 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 8.10% once all 432 drawings have been taken into consideration. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played August 21st, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 11.4% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.33% of the 120 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.93% of the 432 drawings. The 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen October 28th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 35, 38, 66, debuted in the October 28th, 2017 drawing.

The loner draped in red. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern make a seventh appearance in Lotto Texas right before Thanksgiving? Will Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore?

Back in the Playback Club

It finally happened.

After several drawings of close calls and other lotteries seeing them, Mega Millions saw a playback! We’re not sure what got Mega Millions in the playback spirit. Maybe it wanted to kick off the Thanksgiving part of HallowThankmas with a big play. Maybe it too missed being in the good graces of a playback. Whatever the reason, the jackpot rose to $226 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made it all possible, with winning numbers 7, 12, 17, 49, 53, and MB 24. This Pattern has now played 142 times.

A playback after so long. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 517 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 27.5% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 48 appearances, has played in 33.8% of the 142 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 517 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.28% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.4% of the 48 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.52% of the 142 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.97% of all 517 drawings.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern, [2-1-2-1] General Order, and the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order all played together in the November 5th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the playback was repeating Three-Number Combination 7, 49, and 53.

The playback didn’t come alone! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted in the February 27th, 2015 drawing.

Are more playbacks in store for Mega Millions next week?

Playback Snapback

After a weekend of sleeping off a candy binge and welcoming the extra hour of sleep (not so much early sunsets), Lotto Texas and Powerball decided to relax another night. Even though the lotteries took it easy, Wednesday night wasn’t completely quiet. There was a playback, for one! That, and the jackpots rose to $8 million and $50 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

If you’re one who loves suspense while reading Lottery Binge, then we’re sorry to disappoint. Lotto Texas was the one who had the playback. November 6th, 2019 also saw the 899th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern. The numbers that made it all possible were 4, 16, 23, 44, 50, and 53.

Nearing a milestone, that {3-2-1} (Pattern). Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.7% of the 1705 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 128 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.2% of the 899 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1705 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.51% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {3-2-1} Pattern and 2 1 3 Specific Order played October 26th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas had just enough energy for the playback. Repeating Four-Number Combinations never registered.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

November 6th also saw the 119th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with numbers 15, 28, 46, 62, 64, and PB 17.

Given that there have been 427 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has now played 27.9% of the time. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen October 30th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 39 appearances, has played in 32.8% of the 119 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 427 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.13% of the time. We last saw the [2-1-2-1] General Order in the October 23rd, 2019 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.8% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.20% of the 119 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.17% of all 427 drawings. The 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen March 23rd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball didn’t have the stamina for a repeating Three-Number Combination.

The {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas is fond of making encore appearances. What with it coming up on 900 appearances, we’ll have to see if it reaches that milestone Saturday night. Of course, what we all really want to know if another playback will show!

Shaking Off the “Fall Back”

This past weekend saw many residents of the US and Canada set their clocks back one hour. That meant more time to sleep and a quiet weekend on the lottery front. For Lotto Texas and Powerball anyway; there were no repeating Four or Three-Number Combinations to speak of.

The idea of a restful weekend was foreign to Mega Millions. It was revved up Friday night and it was again for the November 5th, 2019 drawing. Maybe it was the thrill of having a high jackpot? No special plays were needed to send the prize even higher to $145 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 141st appearance with winning numbers 2, 9, 24, 49, 54, and MB 19.

Fired up on a Tuesday night! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 512 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen October 29th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 33.3% of the 141 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 512 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.18% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played September 20th, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.51% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.84% of the 141 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.78% of all 512 drawings. The 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen February 13th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The single repeating Three-Number Combination, 9, 24, and 49, debuted October 25th, 2016.

Red is the color of singles. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions’ momentum carry into Friday night with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore?

HallowThankmas

A shout out to a work colleague who gave me the idea for today’s post title!

To all you readers who didn’t know if I had a day job, you do now…

There are only two months left in the year. You know what that means, right? We’re talking about a mishmash of decorations, turkey vs. ham (turducken, even), looking for the best deals on gifts, and wondering if you’ve made it on the “Nice List”.

That’s right. It’s HallowThankmas time!

Lotto Texas and Powerball got into the holiday spirit. They took advantage of Halloween Eve, bounding about and keeping the players at arm’s length. This paid off, as the lotteries made like ghosts when the players got too close. The prizes rose to $7.5 million and $150 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

To kick off the holiday season, an Australia Play made its 234th appearance! The winning numbers for October 30th, 2019 were 10, 11, 28, 31, 40, and 53.

Honest to goodness Australia play. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played in 13.7% of the 1703 Lotto Texas drawings and were last seen August 17th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas hopped alone. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

October 30th also saw the 118th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 19, 22, 52, 56, 67, and PB 21.

No Pattern encore to be had here, either. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 425 Powerball drawings and was last seen October 23rd, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 39% of the 118 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 425 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.8% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played August 24th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.9% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.24% of the 118 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.18% of all 425 drawings. We last saw the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order in the July 28th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 52, 67, and PB 21, debuted January 27th, 2016.

Near the top and decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There may not have been monster jackpots abound this Halloween, but there’s the rest of the holiday season! That’s more opportunities for Australia plays, encores, and yes, jackpot hikes. Will Lotto Texas and Powerball ride a winless streak into the new year?

The Sweetest Candy

The sweetest treat is hard to grab. Millions seek it, spend money even, but few obtain it.

The sweet treat known as Mega Millions made its rounds once again Tuesday night. That delectable jackpot was sought by many and won by none. The aftermath was a jackpot that grew to $118 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The October 29th, 2019 drawing saw 4, 9, 17, 27, 39 and MB 22 as the winning numbers. This set the {2-2-1-1} Pattern up for its 140th appearance.

No monster jackpot this year. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 510 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 27.5% of the time and was last seen September 20th, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 45 appearances, has played in 32.1% of the 140 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 510 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.82% of the time. The [2-2-1-1] General Order was last seen August 16th, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order played in 8.89% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.86% of the 140 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.78% of all 510 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order played October 13th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 4, 39, and MB 22.

Square in the middle. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted in the March 6th, 2018 drawing.

Will Mega Millions kick off November with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore?

Sweet Sixteenth’s Revenge

Today’s B-movie title is brought to you by the Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings of October 23rd, 2019.

Lotteries are well aware that humans hunt for them. Once caught, they have no choice but to give up their prizes. The humans celebrate with lavish (early) retirement parties and the lotteries reset. Capture is inevitable, “But why make it easy for them?” they think.

This is where the bag of tricks come out and the players get thwarted. The method employed Wednesday night was a callback to a very recent date. Lotto Texas ascended to $7 million and Powerball sat high and dry at $130 million up for grabs.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 897th appearance with 4, 5, 11, 35, 44, and 50.

Closing in on 900 appearances, that {3-2-1}. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.7% of the 1701 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen October 16th, 2019.

Now with 173 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played in 19.3% of the 897 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1701 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.2% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played October 12th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The {3-2-1} Pattern didn’t act alone! Accompanying it were three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 5, 35, 44, 50 (Debuted October 2nd, 2010
  • 4, 5, 35, 50 (Debuted April 3rd, 2002)
  • 4, 35, 44, 50 (Debuted February 7th, 2018)
A trio of 4-Number Combos! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 12, 50, 61, 69, and PB 23, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 117th appearance.

Holding strong. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have now been 423 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 27.7% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 38 appearances, has played in 32.5% of the 117 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.98% of all 423 drawings. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order played October 16th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.2% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.27% of the 117 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.18% of all 423 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order played August 3rd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 12, 50, and 61.

This Combination debuted in the October 1st, 2016 drawing.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore Saturday night?

The Mid-Week Streak

We caught another one!

The Pattern streak fish were biting the night of October 16th, 2019. Lotto Texas was able to catch one, and that had the effect of raising the jackpot to $6.5 million.

Powerball wasn’t able to catch this fish. Instead, it opted for a playback fake-out, which kept players from winning the prize here as well. This jackpot rose to $110 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its fourth consecutive appearance, with winning numbers 12, 15, 25, 39, 46, and 49. This Pattern has now played 896 times.

Four-time charmer {3-2-1}. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1699 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 52.7% of the time and was last seen October 12th, 2019.

Now with 126 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.1% of the 896 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1699 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.42% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played September 25th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The Pattern streak was accompanied by two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 12, 15, 39, 49 (Debuted August 8th, 2009)
  • 15, 25, 39, 49 (Debuted July 14th, 2001)
The Pattern streak didn’t act alone. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 5, 25, 63, 67, and PB 3, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 116th appearance.

No Pattern streak for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.6% of the 421 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 37 appearances, has played in 31.9% of the 116 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.79% of all 421 drawings.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order played October 5th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 16.2% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.17% of the 116 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.43% of all 421 drawings. The 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order had other plans! We last saw it in the May 18th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A block of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Saturday night see the Pattern streak continue in Lotto Texas? Will Powerball see a true playback?