Subverted Lottery Expectations

Given recent events in the lottery world, you’d think either Lotto Texas or Powerball (or both) would see yet another repeat appearance of their most common Pattern. After all, the {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat in Lotto Texas laid the groundwork for a Pattern streak. Alas, these lotteries had other plans April 10, 2021. Lotto Texas broke up with the {3-2-1} Pattern and Powerball called it quits with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Repeating Four and Three-Number Combinations, and rising jackpots, were what remained of these tumultuous splits. Lotto Texas hit $10 million, and Powerball pushed onward to $67 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 205th appearance, with winning numbers 10, 21, 25, 34, 36 and 43.

The 4-1-1: Not just information! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1854 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 11.1% of the time. We last saw the {4-1-1} Pattern March 27, 2021.

Now with 68 appearances, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has played in 33.2% of the 205 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1854 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.67% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 4 1 Specific Order played March 3, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 10, 25, 34 and 36 debuted September 27, 2008.

A lone repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 16, 23, 50, 53 and PB 3, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 164th appearance.

Choosing to go with the {2-2-1-1] Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 576 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has now played 28.5% of the time. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen March 31, 2021.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 31.7% of the 164 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 576 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order ha splayed 9.03% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played February 3, 2021.

Now with three appearances, the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 5.77% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.83% of the 164 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.52% of all 576 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order August 15, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations  

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations surfaced:

  • 16, 50, 53 (Debuted November 7, 2015)
  • 14, 50, 53 (Debuted March 20, 2019)
  • 14, 23, PB 3 (Debuted March 9, 2016)
Repeating Three-Number Combinations bundled together! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball stick with these Patterns going into next week, or will they return to the {3-2-1} Pattern and {2-1-1-1-1} patterns, respectively?

Mega Millions’ Reduction Plan

The past few Mega Millions drawings saw a budding relationship with repeating Three-Number Combinations. At least three such Combinations would appear. As it is in life, so it is in the lottery world: Nothing lasts forever.

The April 6, 2021 Mega Millions drawing saw a massive reduction in repeating Three-Number Combinations. As that was going on, the jackpot crossed the $200 million threshold. More specifically, the prize had increased to $201 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 19, 20, 32, 42 and MB 17, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 179th appearance.

These numbers saw a reduction in repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 660 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.1% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern March 19, 2021.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 65 appearances, has played in 36.3% of the 179 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.85% of all 660 drawings.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 13.8% of the 65 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.03% of the 179 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.36% of all 660 drawings.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the [1-2-2-1] General Order and the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order played February 9, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

Although there were far fewer repeating Three-Number Combinations this time around, one did manage to make an appearance. Repeating Three-Number Combination 1, 20 and 42 debuted December 22, 2017.

The single repeating Three-Number Combination, boxed in red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore Friday night, and will it be accompanied by repeating Three-Number Combinations?

Lamb? What Lamb?

March was, without a doubt, a busy month for Lotto Texas and Powerball. Although the events of March 31, 2021 weren’t as wild as what took place this past Saturday, the night was far from calm. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their respective jackpots increase to $8.5 million and $32 million. What’s more is that Powerball saw a double three-peat, and then some!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 13, 20, 25, 32 and 49, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 978th appearance.

A common Pattern to end March! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1851 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time. We last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern March 24, 2021.

Now with 167 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 978 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1851 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.02% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played March 20, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 1, 13, 32 and 49 debuted August 23, 2014.

A lone repeating Four-Number Combination amidst a sea of numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 163rd appearance with 3, 10, 44, 55, 68 and PB 24.

Ever-persistent, that {2-2-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.4% of the 573 Powerball drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 59 appearances, has played in 36.2% of the 163 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 573 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time.

Recently, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order have been joined at the hip. This is their third consecutive appearance together! Recall that they were last seen in the March 27, 2021 drawing.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 59 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.91% of the 163 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.40% all 573 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order March 13, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations  

The “and then some” was a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations!

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

Will Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern and [2-2-1-1] General Order stick together Saturday night, or will another act take the stage? And will Lotto Texas see a {3-2-1} Pattern encore?

27 Days Later

This post could have been called “The Ides of March”, except March 15th was two weeks ago. Instead, we paid homage to a horror film series. Sort of.

Thankfully, there were no zombie hordes running around and society didn’t collapse, though the aftermath of March 27, 2021 was nothing short of awesome. This awesome, of course, was more along the lines of inspiring admiration or fear (the original definition, in fact).

What triggered such an emotion, you ask? For starters, Lotto Texas saw a playback, and a jackpot that rose to $8.25 million. Powerball nearly saw a playback, but something else, something of greater magnitude, occurred. Two somethings. The first something was the $238 million Powerball jackpot being won by a sole player from Florida. Naturally, the jackpot reset itself to $20 million. The other something was a repeat Four-Number Combination!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 16, 24, 42, 45, 48 and 50, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 204th appearance.

There have now been 1850 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 11% of the time.

Now with 71 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.8% of the 204 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1850 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.84% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order were last seen March 17, 2021. Talk about lucky!

Four-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations made an appearance. In fact, one of these Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned March 17th drawing!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 162nd appearance with winning numbers 6, 14, 38, 39, 65 and PB 6.

There have now been 572 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 35.8% of the 162 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 572 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order played March 24, 2021. Not only was this a near-playback, but this was also a double encore!

Now with three appearances, the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 5.17% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.85% of the 162 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.52% of all 572 drawings. The 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the July 8, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combination

The repeating Four-Number Combination (that wasn’t a typo) was 6, 38, 39 and PB 6.

This Combination debuted December 23, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

Having popped the hood of a repeating Four-Number Combination, four repeating Three-Number Combinations were found deep inside:

  • 38, 39, PB 6
  • 6, 39, PB 6
  • 6, 38, PB 6
  • 6, 38, 39

All the combinations above debuted in the earlier-mentioned December 23rd drawing.

Powerball got hooked on repeating Three-Number Combinations, as there was room for one more! Repeating Three-Number Combination 14, 39, and 65 debuted January 16, 2021.

Will March end on a note like this, or will a quieter night await us on Wednesday?

A Spring in Their Step

This past Saturday, Lotto Texas and Powerball had the honor of welcoming spring. With a playback in Lotto Texas and a repeating Three-Number Combination in Powerball, they were more than ready to jump into the next season!

Yet, that was a quiet night compared to what happened March 24, 2021. The {3-2-1} Pattern returned in Lotto Texas and there was a parade of repeating Three and Four-Number Combinations! This madness propelled the Lotto Texas jackpot to $8 million, and Powerball jumped to $238 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore was made possible by winning numbers 6, 21, 27, 33, 37 and 51. This Pattern has now played 977 times.

The {3-2-1} Pattern back for more! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1849 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen in the March 20, 2021 drawing.

Now with 140 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 977 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1849 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.57% of the time. The 1 3 2 Specific Order previously played November 14, 2020.

A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations to spice things up! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Four-Number Combinations

The repeating Four-Number Combinations were as follows:

  • 6, 27, 33, 51  (Debuted July 23, 2008)
  • 21, 27, 33, 51 (Debuted October 29, 2014)

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 9, 17, 27, 38 and PB 18, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 161st appearance.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern in all its splendor! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.2% of the 571 Powerball drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 57 appearances, has played in 35.4% of the 161 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 571 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.98% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order played March 13, 2021.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14% of the 57 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.97% of the 161 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.40% of all 571 drawings. We last saw the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order January 26, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

Powerball made enough room for two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

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

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern come back for more Saturday night?

Spring Is Here!

Hey, Lotterytrend fans! This is guest blogger and Megamillions analyst, Romulun Harris, filling in for Freyja Harris, and wishing you all a very Happy Spring. As we celebrate the first day of beautiful green trees and colorful flowers, Megamillions grew its own plants.

Last night on March 19, 2021, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 9, 14, 40, 58, 69 and MB 8.

Winning Numbers to begin Spring. Source:lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 178th appearance and has played in 27.18% of all 655 drawings. It last played on March 5, 2021.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 54th appearance and has played in 30.34% of all 178 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and 8.24% of all 655 drawings. It last played on December 25, 2020.

The 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order made its 6th appearance and has played in 11.11% of all 54 drawings associated with the [2-1-2-1] General Order, 3.37% of all 178 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, and 0.92% of all 655 drawings. It last played on February 18, 2020.

Megamillions experienced only one repeat in Three-Number Combinations:

  • 9, 14, and 69 debuted on March 11, 2014.
Repeat in Three-Number Combination for Megamillions. Source:lotterytrend-megamillions.com

For Megamillions, every day is springtime when it springs out surprises. Freyja will return tomorrow to give you the latest updates. This is guest blogger Romulun Harris signing off. Happy Spring!

The Saturday Night Double Encore Madness

To everyone reading from the U.S. or Canada: Did you remember to spring forward?

(not applicable in Hawaii or Arizona)

Spring is on the horizon! The days are getting longer, Spring Break is here, and the wind is starting to pick up (perfect kite-flying weather!). With the transitioning of seasons, that means storms are brewing. And it just so happens that lotteries have their own storms. Rather than being the victims of such, they generate them.

Lotto Texas and Powerball got caught up in a whirlwind of their own making. March 13, 2021 was a night of not one, but two Pattern encores! Those encores granted a boost to their jackpots in the week ahead. Lotto Texas rose to $7.25 million, and Powerball climbed to $184 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 4, 30, 31, 34 and 44, the {3-2-1} Pattern made an encore. This Pattern has now played 975 times.

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

There have now been 1846 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern played March 10, 2021.

Now with 165 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.9% of the 975 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Now that all 1846 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.94% of the time. The 2 3 1 Specific Order was last seen February 6, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 2, 4, 30 and 44 debuted February 27, 2008.

A lone repeating Four-Number Combination surrounded by a red box. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball also hopped aboard the encore train! The {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible with winning numbers 5, 11, 51, 56, 61 and PB 2. This Pattern has now played 160 times.

Another encore! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.2% of the 568 Powerball drawings, and was last seen March 10, 2021.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 56 appearances, has played in 35% of the 160 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 568 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.86% of the time. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order December 23, 2020.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 56 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.375% of the 160 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.23% of the 568 Powerball drawings.  Prior to Saturday night, the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order played March 20, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations were also present:

A good time to be a repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern have a three-peat Wednesday night?

It’s a (Repeating) Combinations Thang

Yes, you read that right. Thang! Lotteries may just be made up of a set of numbers that humans draw, but sometimes you have to wonder if they’ve got minds of their own. A Pattern streak, or better yet, a Pattern that’s rarely played? They just do it.

But what happens when both Lotto Texas and Powerball gift the world with repeating Four and Three-Number Combinations, respectively? The answer, of course, is that “It depends”, but for March 10, 2021, it meant the dreams of (early) retirement being deferred for millions. The plus side in all this is that Lotto Texas graciously climbed to $7 million, and Powerball jumped to $169 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 10, 20, 47, 51 and 52, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 974th appearance.

Making way for the {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1845 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time. This Pattern was last seen February 24, 2021.

Now with 143 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.7% of the 974 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1845 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.75% of the time. The 2 1 3 Specific Order was last seen February 17, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 10, 47, 51 and 52 debuted February 8, 2017.

The repeating Four-Number Combination came out on top! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 159th appearance with 17, 18, 37, 44, 53 and PB 18.

A good night for a {2-2-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 567 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 33.3% of the 159 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 567 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.35% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order played February 13, 2021.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.43% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.14% of the 159 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.88% of all 567 drawings. The 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen July 22, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations made the rounds!

A triple threat from the repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

What thang will Lotto Texas and Powerball have in store Saturday night?

Fired Up Lotteries

February 13, 2021 was a bitterly cold night for so many people in Lottery Trend Country. Lotto Texas and Powerball, being lotteries and all, were immune and kept on trucking! As the temperature readings dropped, the jackpots rose. With no one picking the six winning numbers, the prizes jumped to $5.25 million and $66 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas pushed through with an Australia Play. With winning numbers 1, 12, 26, 28, 42 and 48, that means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 251st appearance.

Warming up the night with an Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1838 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 13.7% of the time. It was exactly one month ago that an Australia Play was featured. That is to say, the January 13, 2021 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 158th appearance with winning numbers 20, 28, 33, 63, 68 and PB 20.

Keeping warm with a commonly played Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 560 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28.2% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played February 3, 2021.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 158 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 560 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.29% of the time. The [2-1-2-1] General Order was last seen December 9, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 11.5% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.80% of the 158 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.07% of all 560 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played December 28, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 20, 63 and 68 debuted May 13, 2017.

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

Will Wednesday night mean the return of the Australia Play and/or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern?

19 Days Later

It was 19 days ago that Mega Millions had a beast of a jackpot. The beast was struck down, and was forced to reset, naturally. Nearly three weeks have passed, and Mega Millions was as healthy as ever! No one was able to obtain the grand prize, which gave the jackpot a boost to $82 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The February 9, 2021 drawing saw the 176th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 7, 18, 21, 31, 40 and MB 9.

Keeping the jackpot strong! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 644 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.3% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 64 appearances, has played in 36.4% of the 176 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 644 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.94% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order played January 26, 2021.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 64 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.55% of the 176 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.24% of all 644 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order July 30, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

Tuesday night also produced a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 7, 18, 31 (Debuted October 13, 2017)
  • 7, 18, MB 9 (Debuted January 1, 2016)
  • 18, 31, MB 9 (Debuted November 13, 2015)
The gathering of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

It’ll be a while yet before we see another monster jackpot in Mega Millions. In the meantime, let’s focus on the immediate future, like the fate of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern for example. Will the Pattern make an encore Friday night?