And the Jackpot Goes Up, Up, Up

The heat makes people, and apparently lotteries, go crazy. As the thermometer climbed July 10, 2020, so did the Mega Millions jackpot. No fancy tricks or {3-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat were necessary to send the prize to $91 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 161st appearance with 10, 15, 20, 49, 53 and MB 22.

New weekend, different Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has now played in 27.6% of the 583 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen May 29, 2020.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 36% of the 161 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 583 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.95% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12.1% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.35% of the 161 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.20% of all 583 drawings.

Prior to Friday night, both the [1-2-2-1] General Order and the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order played May 12, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

There was just enough energy to throw out a repeating Three-Number Combination! Lone repeater 10, 53 and MB 22 debuted January 29, 2019.

Time enough for a repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore Tuesday night boost the jackpot once again?

Revenge of the First of July

July 1st, obviously, is the first day of July. This year, it took on another meaning in the lottery world. It was on July 8, 2020, that it came back with a vengeance in both Lotto Texas and Powerball. In fact, it completely overtook the former. The end result was a jackpot boost to $25.5 million and $79 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 10, 23, 32, 34 and 38, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 943rd appearance.

Never gone for long! Source: lotterytrend.com

This Pattern has now played in 53.1% of the 1775 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 156 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 943 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1775 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.79% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 3 1 Specific Order played July 1, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

The overpowering effect of July 1st was enough to quell repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 139th appearance with winning numbers 3, 10, 34, 36, 62 and PB 5.

One week is plenty of time for a lottery! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 498 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28% of the time.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 37.4% of the 139 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 497 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.5% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order were last seen in the July 1, 2020 Powerball drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 3.85% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.44% of the 139 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.40% of all 497 drawings. The 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the July 8, 2017 drawing. That was exactly three years ago!

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination 3, 62 and PB 5 debuted February 10, 2016.

Repeating Three-Number Combinations liven up everything! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will it be playbacks (or near playbacks) that boost the jackpots even higher or bring them down Saturday night? Or, do the lotteries have something else in store?

Looking a Bit Like June Out There

A special thanks to guest blogger Romulun Harris for filling in yesterday at such short notice!

The calendar said June is done, but Lotto Texas and Powerball said, “Really, now?” Both lotteries kicked off July with recently seen Patterns. This solidified the Pattern streak in Lotto Texas and its jackpot soared to $24.5 million! Powerball held strong; its jackpot rose to $60 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The July 1, 2020 Lotto Texas drawing featured winning numbers 6, 17, 20, 32, 35 and 53. This not only marked the 942nd appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern but its fourth consecutive appearance!

Starting the month with a Pattern streak! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1773 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 53.1% of the time. Remember that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen June 27, 2020.

Now with 155 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 942 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1773 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.74% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played May 16, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time around.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

July 1st for Powerball meant the 138th appearance for the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 15, 28, 52, 53, 63 and PB 18.

No Pattern streak but a rising jackpot! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.9% of the 495 Powerball drawings and was last seen June 20, 2020.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 51 appearances, has played in 37% of the 138 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 495 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order April 1, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 11.8% of the 51 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.35% of the 138 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.21% of all 495 drawings. The 0 2 0 2 1 1 General Order was last seen October 30, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination 15, 63 and PB 18 debuted November 30, 2019.

Topping the chart in red! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Lotto Texas’s {3-2-1} Pattern streak and rising jackpot continue, and will Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern see an encore Saturday night?

Crying Out for Playbacks

The seasons weren’t the only things that changed June 20, 2020. Lotto Texas and Powerball, having once both shared a love of the {3-2-1} Pattern, went their separate ways. The former stuck with the Pattern, and with a playback, no less. Meanwhile, the latter opted for a different Pattern. Taking different approaches led to a $22.75 million jackpot for Lotto Texas and $33 million for Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore was made possible by winning numbers 4, 17, 32, 37, 46 and 54. This Pattern has now played 939 times.

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

There have now been 1770 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 53.1% of the time.

Now with 136 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.5% of the 939 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1770 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.68% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 1 3 Specific Order were last seen in the June 17, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

There were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 32, 37, 46, 54 (Debuted September 2, 2006)
  • 4, 17, 32, 37 (Debuted November 9, 2002)
Throwing in repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 31, 41, 63, 67 and PB 5, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 137th appearance.

Powerball took a separate path. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 492 Powerball drawings.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 31.4% of the 137 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 492 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.74% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order played June 10, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 11.6% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. 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 492 drawings. The 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played May 30, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination 31, 67 and PB 5, debuted February 24, 2016.

Red is the color of leaders! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Is a playback three-peat in the cards for Lotto Texas Wednesday night?

Lotto Texas Leads the Pack

Hell froze over June 10, 2020. In a Lottery Binge first, Lotto Texas (that wasn’t a typo) possessed the largest jackpot! With no one able to pick the correct six numbers, the prize ascended to $21 million.

Powerball got whacked upside the head by an enormous block of cheese. A Wisconsinite snatched the prize before Powerball could say, “Eh?” Naturally, the prize reset itself to $20 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 15, 28, 38, 45 and 51, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 937th appearance.

Lotto Texas at the top! Source: lottterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 53% of the 1767 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen June 3, 2020.

Now with 134 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 134 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1767 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.58% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played May 23, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas was struck with the euphoria of being the big boy on the block for a change. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat wasn’t meant to be. Instead, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 136th appearance with winning numbers 10, 33, 41, 52, 54 and PB 18.

Powerball can catch up to (and surpass) Lotto Texas easy! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 489 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.8% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 42 appearances, has played in 30.9% of the 136 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 489 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.59% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen May 30, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.14% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.21% of the 136 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.61% of all 489 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 2 2 0 1 Specific Order in the April 8, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 10, 33 and 41 debuted April 15, 2020.

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

Lotto Texas is currently king of the hill, jackpot-wise. We will see on Saturday night if it can keep its crown for a little longer or if it will be dethroned. It would be wise for Lotto Texas to know that the bigger they come, the harder they fall!

The Jackpot Cornucopia

Lotto Texas and Powerball made it to the end of May. If you were itching for Pattern encores for May 30, 2020, then there were none to be had. Instead, something grander occurred. The jackpots for both lotteries rose once more! A $18.75 million prize in Lotto Texas and a $135 million prize in Powerball were nothing to sneeze at.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 935th appearance with 8, 22, 26, 47, 48 and 49.

Ending May with the most common Lotto Texas Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com

This Pattern has now played in 53% of the 935 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen May 23, 2020.

Now with 164 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.5% of the 935 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1764 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.30% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order played May 2, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination 22, 26, 47 and 49 debuted in the November 30, 2016 drawing.

A side of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 13, 32, 41, 58, 60 and PB 14, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 135th appearance.

No encore for Powerball’s Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 486 drawings and this Pattern has now played in 27.8% of them. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the May 16, 2020 drawing.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 41 appearances, has played in 30.4% of the 135 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 486 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.44% of the time. The [1-2-2-1] General Order was last seen April 8, 2020.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.76% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.96% of the 135 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.82% of all 486 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order played May 5, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations made a return Saturday night:

At the top of the table and leading the pack! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the Lotto Texas and Powerball jackpots reach monstrous levels in June, or will at least one of them be brought down to size?

356 Million Reasons to Spread Out

Mega Millions certainly won’t be ending May with a Pattern streak, let alone a Pattern encore. If the results of the May 29, 2020 drawing were anything to go by, it was time to pull another tool out of the arsenal. In this case, the tool was a similar spread. That didn’t put a dent in the jackpot; if anything, it boosted the prize to $356 million!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 13, 32, 41, 51 and MB 3, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played 160 times.

Ending May with a new Pattern and other things. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 571 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 28% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the May 22, 2020 drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 32.5% of the 160 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 571 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.11% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played May 5, 2020.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15.4% of the 52 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 160 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.40% of all 571 drawings.  The 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen January 23, 2018.

Similar Spread

This past Friday’s numbers had a spreadof 03:19:09:10. This was similar to the one seen December 22, 2017. That night, the winning numbers were 1, 20, 30, 33, 42 and MB 16 and their spread was 19:10:03:09. The differences between the numbers played those two nights were the same. Note, however, that their orders weren’t the same.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night.

Will June be the month of the monster-sized jackpot in Mega Millions?

The Three-peat That Never Was

Beer and barbeque. Beach weather. Holiday weekend! All these and more were perfectly good reasons for Mega Millions to pile on with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore. It would have made for a stellar kick off to the summer season. There were other plans for the May 22, 2020 drawing. However, one plan that stuck around was the rising jackpot. With the grand prize unclaimed yet again, it rose to $313 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 10, 20, 44, 46 and MB 18, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 159th appearance.

Mind if the {2-2-1-1} Pattern sits here? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.9% of the 569 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen May 12, 2020.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 51 appearances, has played in 32.1% of the 159 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 569 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.96% of the time. We last saw the [2-1-2-1] General Order April 10, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.8% of the 51 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.77% of the 159 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and 1.05% of all 569 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order played November 22, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 10, 44 and 46 debuted in the November 4, 2016 drawing.

Red block for the repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Hopes for a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak may have been quashed, but there’s still one week left. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has been known to repeat itself. Could that be the source of a potential Pattern streak?

Lotto Texas and Powerball Get Out and Go

It’s that time of year again! Summer is right around the corner, and with all that’s happened these past few months, everyone is itching to get back to some sense of “normalcy”. The easing of stay-at-home orders is scratching that itch, and what went down May 16, 2020 showed that humans weren’t the only ones who can’t bear to be cooped up for long!

Lotto Texas and Powerball put on their masks and went out and about. All that pent-up energy led to one lottery coming this close to seeing a playback, while another saw a Pattern encore and a similar spread. There were no grand prize winners produced in this madness, and the jackpots climbed once again. Lotto Texas’s jackpot rose to $16.25 million while Powerball’s jumped to $95 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Wednesday, the {3-2-1} Pattern came back for an encore. With winning numbers 2, 17, 31, 33, 34 and 37, this Pattern made its 932nd appearance.

An(other) encore for the {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1760 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has now played 53% of the time.

Now with 154 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 932 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1760 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.75% of the time. We last saw the 2 3 1 Specific Order in the April 8, 2020 drawing.

Similar Spread

Saturday’s numbers had the spread of 15:14:02:01:03. This spread is similar to the one that was seen almost seven years ago in the June 8, 2013 drawing. That night, the winning numbers were 14, 28, 29, 44, 46 and 49. The spread was 14:01:15:02:03.

It’s best to remember that when dealing with similar spreads that despite the differences between played numbers being the same, the order in which the numbers played on those nights was different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas had enough room for three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 2, 17, 33, 37 (Debuted June 5, 2002)
  • 31, 33, 34, 37 (Debuted October 6, 2010)
  • 2, 31, 33, 34 (Debuted November 6, 2002)
Time enough for repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 12, 26, 39, 42 and PB 11, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 134th appearance.

Keeping to its own rhythm, that Powerball! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 482 Powerball drawings and was last seen April 8, 2020.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 44 appearances, has played in 32.8% of the 134 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 482 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.13% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15.9% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.22% of the 134 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.45% of all 482 drawings.

Both the [2-1-2-1] General Order and the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order were last seen in the March 25, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 8, 12 and 42 debuted January 2, 2019.

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

With the onward march to summer, will the jackpots continue their rise? Is Lotto Texas gearing up for another {3-2-1} Pattern streak?

That Time When There Was Nearly a Playback Encore

Mega Millions may have felt the urge to roll out a playback this past Tuesday night. However, that itch wasn’t scratched, at least not completely. There were two encores, enough to help boost the jackpot to $266 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The first encore, or rather three-peat, came from the {2-2-1-1} Pattern! With winning numbers 7, 16, 27, 44, 52 and MB 5, the May 12, 2020 drawing saw the 158th appearance of this Pattern.

The repeat train kept chugging for the {2-2-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have now been 566 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 27.9% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order joined the {2-2-1-1} Pattern on the repeat appearance train! Having now played 57 times, this General Order has played in 36.1% of the 158 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 566 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order played May 8, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.5% of the 57 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.80% of the 158 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.06% of all 566 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order December 14, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Lone repeating Three-Number Combination 7, 27 and MB 5 came along for the ride.

Keeping things interesting! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted August 13, 2019.

With a three-peat under its belt, is the {2-2-1-1} Pattern setting up for a streak?