Smacked with the Mega Millions Stick

Bummed out that summer is (just about) over?

Have dreams of sitting on the beach whenever and wherever, and reducing encounters with idiot drivers at rush hour?

Here comes Mega Millions, a key member of the Lottery Trio*! With $70 million up for grabs in the August 16th, 2019 drawing, the winnings would make anyone set for life.

Except, Mega Millions didn’t want to be caught Friday night. Players far and wide tasted defeat once more and the prize rose to $79 million.

*Lotto Texas and Powerball are the other two

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 14, 24, 26, 46, and MB 14, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 137th appearance.

That’s a “No” on a Pattern encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in roughly 28% of the 489 drawings and was last seen August 9th, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 44 appearances, has played in 32.1% of the 137 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 489 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played roughly 9% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.4% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.65% of the 137 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.02% of all 489 drawings.

Prior to Friday night, both the [2-2-1-1] General Order and the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order were seen June 18th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 4, 24, and 46, debuted October 12th, 2018.

Keeping momentum going with a loner Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday night’s drawing, or will Mega Millions begin to succumb to the summer wind down?

For the Love of Spread

This August has been anything but boring in the lottery world. Sometime during the summer, Lotto Texas developed a love of shenanigans. This normally peaceful lottery has partaken in a love of similar spreads and playbacks. It even let the {3-3} Pattern have a taste of “the encores”! The shenanigans continued August 10th, 2019 with more similar spread action and a prize that climbed to $15.75 million.

In a surprising turn of events, Powerball has taken the role of the chaste lottery. Even so, it too has kept players at bay. The prize grew to $138 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 884th appearance with 18, 19, 27, 36, 48, and 52.

Oh, what madness awaits! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52.6% of the 1680 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen July 24th, 2019.

The 1 3 2 Specific Order, now with 132 appearances (how about that?), has played in 14.9% of the 884 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1680 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.86% of the time. The 1 3 2 Specific Order was last seen April 24th, 2019.

Similar Spread

Would you believe that this is the second drawing in a row that a similar spread showed up? Saturday night’s spread was 01:08:09:12:04. On April 13th, 2013, the winning numbers were 4, 13, 14, 18, 26, and 38; their spread was 09:01:04:08:12. Whether similar spreads are spread out or a back-to-back occurrence, the differences between numbers can be the same, but their orders are different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In spite of the madness, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 35, 41, 44, 58, 59, and PB 3, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 111th appearance.

Keeping an air of sophistication. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 27.6% of the 402 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 34 appearances, has played in 30.6% of the 111 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 402 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.46% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order played August 3rd, 2019.

Now playing for the second time ever, the 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 5.88% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.80% of the 111 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 0.5% of all 402 drawings. The 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the October 14th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 41, 59, and PB 3, debuted October 3rd, 2018.

At the bottom of the pack. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will there be more fun with similar spreads next week, or Pattern encores? Could Lotto Texas and/or Powerball do something even more unexpected?

Friday Night Pattern Sizzler

The heat showed no signs of letting up Friday night. As the nighttime temps cooled to 80 degrees (Fahrenheit), it was still sizzling in Mega Millions. A common Pattern thwarted the players once again and no one could claim the grand prize. The fallout of the August 9th, 2019 drawing was a jackpot that rocketed to $65 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern had the honor of keeping the jackpot unclaimed! With winning numbers 15, 53, 56, 59, 63, and MB 1, this Pattern has played 136 times.

Let the heat go on! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 27.9% of the 487 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 48 appearances, has played in 35.3% of the 136 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 487 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.86% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen July 30th, 2019.

Friday night saw the debut of the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order! With that said, this Specific Order has played in 2.08% of the 48 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 0.74% of the 136 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.21% of all 487 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

If the near-playback and the world debut of a Specific Order weren’t enough to get the heat going, there were also three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 53, 63, MB 1 (Debuted June 28th, 2019)
  • 59, 63, MB 1 (Debuted August 25th, 2015)
  • 56, 59, 63 (Debuted January 20th, 2015)
Red: a good color to signify heat. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

What madness awaits us in Tuesday’s drawing?

The Night When It Reached 400

August 3rd, 2019 was an historic night in the lottery world. Powerball had its 400th drawing* and with it came a jackpot rise to $112 million! Lotto Texas, meanwhile, has been following in Powerball’s footsteps. Although nowhere near the madness its buddy has participated in, a showing form an uncommon Pattern forced the jackpot to rise to $15 million. That’s still a good amount of prize money.

*With “regular” numbers 1-69 and Powerballs 1-26.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

To add on to the uncommon Pattern, it showed up in a playback! The Pattern in question, {3-3}, made its 135th appearance with 6, 17, 18, 20, 26, and 34.

Not often that we see this one. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 8.05% of the 1678 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 42 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has played in 31.1% of the 135 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1678 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.50% of the time.

Both the {3-3} Pattern and the 3 3 0 Specific Order were last seen June 12th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination, 17, 18, 20, and 26, debuted December 22nd, 2007.

Leaders wear red. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 6, 45, 66, 68, and PB 13, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 110th appearance.

No Pattern encore this time. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 27.5% of the 400 Powerball drawings and was last seen July 24th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 33 appearances, has played in 30% of the 110 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 8.25% of all 400 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played May 18th, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.1% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.64% of the 110 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1% of all 400 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order October 1st, 2016.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball marked this milestone with two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

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

The next 100 Powerball drawings will most certainly be full of numbers madness! On to more present matters, could the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Wednesday’s drawing? Will Lotto Texas continue its run with jackpot fever, or will it come down?

Some Kind of July

July was an interesting month for Mega Millions. The jackpot was large but didn’t rise to the dizzying heights we had been seeing. Save for a carryover from June, there were no Pattern streaks. Speaking of, a streak would’ve been a neat way to end the month. Alas, July 30th, 2019 didn’t deliver a Pattern streak, let alone an encore. However, it did deliver on an unclaimed prize. With no grand prize winners, the jackpot rose to $50 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 135th appearance with winning numbers 10, 24, 28, 33, 38, and MB 6.

A quiet end to a quiet-ish month. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 484 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 27.9% of the time and was last seen June 18th, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 34.8% of the 135 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 484 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.71% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order in the May 10th, 2019 drawing.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14.9% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.19% of the 135 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.45% of all 484 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order played June 9th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions’ July finale was topped off with two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 28, 33, MB 6 (Debuted April 1st, 2016. No foolin’.)
  • 10, 38, MB 6 (Debuted June 30th, 2017)
Decked out in red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions isn’t likely to stay quiet for long. August is a busy month, what with back-to-school and all. Could the lottery follow suit and end the summer with a bang? The {2-2-1-1} Pattern isn’t one to shy away from encores. It’d be something if this Pattern made an encore Friday night!

(July) Seventeen Again

Ah, seventeen! It’s the age you start your senior year of high school, the age where you can attend an R-rated movie (without sneaking in), and Wednesday night’s favorite number!

Both Lotto Texas and Powerball embraced “seventeen” July 24th, 2019. Their love for it caused the prizes to rise yet again. The ever-classy Lotto Texas ascended to $13.5 million and Powerball pushed up to $75 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 883rd appearance with winning numbers 2, 9, 16, 22, 46, and 49.

The {3-2-1}, never gone for long! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52.7% of the 1675 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen July 17th, 2019.

Now with 171 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19.4% of the 883 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1675 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.2% of the time. We last saw the 3 1 2 Specific Order July 13th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination, 9, 16, 46, and 49, made its debut October 20th, 2010.

Alone at the top! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 22, 29, 35, 53, 56, and PB 13, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 109th appearance.

A common Pattern leads to a higher jackpot. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 397 Powerball drawings.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 33 appearances, has played in 30.3% of the 109 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.31% of all 397 drawings.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were seen July 17th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 18.2% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.50% of the 109 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.51% of all 397 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order played March 25th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 The single repeating Three-Number Combination, 22, 56, and PB 13, debuted July 28th, 2018.

Another loner! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Although a Pattern streak would be out of the question for the lotteries, there’s still time enough for three-peats. Will either Lotto Texas or Powerball see encores Saturday night?

It’s a {3-2-1} Kind of July

We’re halfway through July and Lotto Texas has found a summer love. That love is “{3-2-1}”. This lottery has been in the grips of a Pattern streak since the end of June, and the aftermath of Wednesday night’s drawing showed no sign of a break-up! Sticking with this Pattern for the sixth time in a row led to the prize rising to $12.25 million.

A Pattern love affair wasn’t all that happened July 17th. Powerball’s jackpot quietly climbed to $53 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 15, 25, 38, 39, and 52, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 882nd appearance.

Can’t stop lovin’ that Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52.7% of the 1673 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen July 13th, 2019.

Now with 123 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 13.9% of the 882 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1673 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.35% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played June 29th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The tagalong in this relationship was lone repeating Four-Number Combination 8, 15, 38, and 39.

First showing up nearly ten years ago. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted July 29th, 2009 and was last seen May 20th, 2017.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 108th appearance with 19, 43, 47, 60, 68, and PB 10.

Keeping a low profile. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Of the 395 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 27.3% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 32 appearances, has played in 29.6% of the 108 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.10% of all 395 drawings.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen June 29th, 2019.

Now with three appearances, the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.375% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.78% of the 108 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.76% of all 395 drawings. The 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order was last seen March 30th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Hidden depths. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the love for the {3-2-1} Pattern continue Saturday night, or will another Pattern put an end to the relationship? As for Powerball, could a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore be in the works?

Lotto Texas & Powerball’s “June Boom”

Another month has come and gone but June isn’t just any other month. We’re now halfway through 2019 and depending on who you ask, we’re six months away from the start of a new decade! Time sure flies, eh?

But before we fret about the future and all its potential wonders (and horrors), let’s rewind back to the night of June 29th, 2019. Lotto Texas and Powerball shared the honor of ending the month with climbing jackpots. No grand prize winners meant their respective jackpots rising to $9.25 million and $150 million. Couple those with a Pattern encore and the world debut of a Specific Order, the lotteries weren’t going to enter a new month lying down!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 9, 29, 39, 48, and 54, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 877th appearance.

Keeping the {3-2-1} Pattern on top. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1668 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.6% of the time and was last seen June 22nd, 2019.

Now with 122 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 13.9% of the 877 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1668 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.31% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played May 22nd, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In lieu of a Pattern encore, Lotto Texas gifted us with a lone repeating Four-Number Combination: 2, 9, 48, and 54.

A not-too-quiet night for Lotto Texas! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the November 13th, 2010 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball decided to make this past week the week of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern! Fresh from this past Wednesday, the Pattern came back with winning numbers 13, 17, 24, 59, 62, and PB 8.

The return of {2-2-1-1}! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 390 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 27.4% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 31 appearances, has played in roughly 29% of the 107 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 7.95% of all 390 drawings and was last seen May 8th, 2019.

Saturday night saw the debut of the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order for Powerball! With that said, this Specific Order has now played in 3.23% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 0.93% of the 107 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.26% of all 390 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

A strong finish for both Lotto Texas and Powerball means going into July with engines fired up and revving to go! The next drawing is right before the Fourth of July, so we’ll need to keep an eye for pre-holiday fireworks. Will they be in the form of a Pattern three-peat in Powerball or possibly a Pattern encore in Lotto Texas?

The Great Combination Shakeup

There are two ways to end the month: wild and crazy or calm and collected. All signs so far point to lotteries full of energy and ready to end June on a memorable note!

June 26th, 2019 was a busy night for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. A playback was afoot and repeating Three-Number Combinations were abundant! Both lotteries also teamed up to thwart players once more. With no winners, the prizes for Lotto Texas and Powerball climbed to $8.75 million and $137 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 19, 26, 34, 35, and 41, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 180th appearance.

These numbers are more than meets the eye! Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1667 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 61 appearances, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has played in 33.9% of the 180 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1667 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.66% of the time.

Lotto Texas had the honor of hosting a playback! Prior to Wednesday night, both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 4 1 Specific Order were last seen May 11th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There are two possible reasons for a lack of repeating Four-Number Combinations. One was the earlier-mentioned playback. The other was the avalanche of repeating Four-Number Combinations this past Saturday.

Of course, the most important question is “Did Powerball see a playback, too?”

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 106th appearance with winning numbers 1, 5, 16, 22, 54, and PB 24.

A common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 389 Powerball drawings so far, this Pattern has played 27.2% of the time and was last seen May 18th, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 44 appearances, has played in 41.5% of the 106 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 389 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Pattern has played 11.3% of the time. The [2-2-1-1] General Order was last seen March 20th, 2019.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 18.2% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.55% of the 106 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.06% of all 389 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order played June 20th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball may not have seen a playback, but it certainly saw repeating Three-Number Combinations. Four of them, in fact!

With an uncommon result! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

One thing that’s certain about Saturday night is that neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball will end June with a Pattern streak. Will the month end with more climbing jackpots or at least one Pattern encore?

The Power of Change

Whether we like it or not, change is one of those things in life that’s inevitable. And yet, the results of change are sometimes not predictable! Take this past Friday’s Mega Millions drawing for example. There was Pattern encore, and given the Pattern that had played, it wouldn’t have been out of sorts to expect a three-peat for June 18th, 2019.

That three-peat didn’t come. What did come that night was a jackpot that rose to $55 million and madness amongst the repeating Three-Number Combinations.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern was the one who blocked the three-peat. With winning numbers 12, 14, 22, 24, 48, and MB 21, this Pattern has played 134 times.

Numbers aren’t the only thing that change per lottery drawing! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 472 Mega Millions drawing, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 28.4% of the time and was last seen May 31st, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 32.1% of the 134 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 472 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.11% of the time. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order April 19th, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.30% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.99% of the 134 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.85% of all 472 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order played November 21st, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

If you enjoy repeating Three-Number Combinations, then Tuesday was a good night for you! The four Combinations were

How’s about that change? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Some of these Combinations were seen not too long ago. Who would’ve expected them to show up again so soon?

As in nature, so it is in lottery. Change is inevitable, no matter how small it may seem. The seasons are a changin’ and we’ll be going into Friday night with lots of momentum. We’ll have to wait and see what else changes.