There Be No Fools

In times like these, we could all use a good laugh. Whether it’s sitcoms or jokes, cartoons or pranks, we’d go nuts if we never stopped to laugh at the absurdities of “real life”.

Lotto Texas and Powerball got in a laugh or two Wednesday night. Neither of them showered us with Pattern encores, but there was a repeating Combination of the Three or Four-Number kind somewhere. Even though the lotteries were taking it easy for the most part, they had enough energy to boost the jackpot to $10.5 million in Lotto Texas and $180 million in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The April 1, 2020 Lotto Texas drawing saw the 193rd appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 1, 19, 20, 31, 35, and 45.

A simple-ish night. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11% of the 1747 drawings and was last seen March 21, 2020.

Now with 64 appearances, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has played in 33.2% of the 193 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1747 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.66% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 4 1 Specific Order played January 18, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination 1, 19, 20, and 45 debuted October 22, 2011.

Red boxes make for strong leaders! Source: lotterytrend.com.

 Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 33, 35, 45, 48, 60, and PB 16, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 132nd appearance.

Taking a slightly more common approach. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.1% of the 469 drawings and was last seen March 25, 2020.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 50 appearances, has played in 37.9% of the 132 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 469 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order February 19, 2020.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 14% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.30% of the 132 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.49% of all 469 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order played January 15, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination played twice before! Combination 45, 48, and PB 16 made its debut March 25, 2017 and was last seen about four months later in the July 1, 2017 drawing.

Three timing Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball go all out Saturday night, or will they slowly ease into their legendary madness?

Lotteries on Bedrest

The crash was inevitable. After nights of going hog-wild, it was going to catch up to Lotto Texas and Powerball. They didn’t have the energy to party this past Wednesday night, or kick up a stink for that matter. Even though they rested, there was just enough energy for a similar spread and a repeating Three-Number Combination between them. Lotto Texas’s jackpot reached the $10 million mark and Powerball slept to $160 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 922nd appearance in the March 25th, 2020 drawing. That night, the winning numbers were 5, 33, 36, 40, 51, and 54.

A mid-week rest-up. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1745 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time. The {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen March 18th, 2020.

Now with 160 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 922 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1745 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.17% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order played January 29th, 2020.

Similar Spread

Wednesday’s nights numbers saw a spread of 28:03:04:11:03. This was similar to the spread for January 19th, 2002. That night, the winning numbers were 4, 8, 19, 22, 25, 53 and the spread was 04:11:03:03:28. Although the differences in numbers was the same, the orders in which they played weren’t.  

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

March 25th also saw the 131st appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 5, 9, 27, 39, 42, and PB 16.

A change of pace or just a minor setback? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.1% of the 467 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 32.8% of the 131 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 467 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.21% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order were last seen March 18th, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.58% of the 131 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.28% of all 467 drawings. We last saw the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order September 8th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination was 9, 27, and 42.

Enough energy for a repeating Three-Number Combo! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted March 22nd, 2017.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball be staying in Saturday night or will they be rested up and ready for a night on the town?

The Great Combination Gathering

Add “social distancing” to the ever-growing list of concepts that mean nothing to lotteries.

Mega Millions ditched the {3-2-1} Pattern this past Tuesday night. A three-peat for such a Pattern would be more suited to Lotto Texas, anyway. While Mega Millions went to pick up another Pattern, a bevy of repeating Three-Number Combinations came along for the ride. The grand prize went unclaimed once again, rising to $107 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern saw its 152nd appearance in the March 24th, 2020 drawing, with winning numbers 2, 8, 16, 18, 31, and MB 14.

The three-peat blocker! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 552 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.5% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the March 6th, 2020 drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 50 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 152 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 552 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.06% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played February 25th, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.95% of the 152 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.09% of all 552 drawings. The 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen January 24th, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were plentiful! Four members made up the entourage this time around:

Red clusters keeping one row between them. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

 Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go on to make an encore Friday night or will Mega Millions ditch it for yet another Pattern?

Lotto Texas and Powerball Go Stir Crazy

As toilet paper remains in limited supply and people discover basic hygiene (Seriously, y’all, wash your hands), Lotto Texas and Powerball are kicking back. They’re above such worries like soap and viruses, since they don’t get sick and all. Even if they can lord it over humans that they’re immune to every disease ever, there is one thing that not even a poised lottery like Lotto Texas is immune to: Going nuts.

Both lotteries thought “Throwing things to a wall and see what sticks” was a fun way to pass the time Wednesday night. Based on our analysis, a lot of things got stuck! During the cleanup process, a couple of jackpot hikes were salvaged. Lotto Texas climbed to $9.5 million while Powerball struck gold at $140 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The March 18th, 2020 Lotto Texas drawing saw the 921st appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 8, 17, 20, 29, 30 and 39.

More crazy than meets the eye! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1743 drawings and was last seen March 7th, 2020.

Now with 152 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 921 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1743 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.72% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played February 19th, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were five repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 8, 17, 29, 39 (Debuted June 6th, 2012)
  • 8, 17, 29, 30 (Debuted April 17th, 2019)
  • 20, 29, 30, 39 (Debuted November 19th, 2011)
  • 17, 20, 30, 39 (Debuted June 10th, 2009)
  • 17, 20, 29, 30 (Debuted October 4th, 2017)
None of them are related. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern came back for an encore Wednesday night. With winning numbers 15, 27, 44, 59, 63, and PB 8, this Pattern has now played 130 times!

Most madness resides in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 465 Powerball drawings and this Pattern has played 28% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 42 appearances, has played in 32.3% of the 130 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 465 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Pattern has played 9.03% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played December 28th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.62% of the 130 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.29% of all 465 drawings. The 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen in the November 6th, 2019 drawing.

Similar Spread

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore wasn’t all Powerball had in its arsenal. Wednesday night also produced a similar spread!

The spread for Wednesday night’s numbers was 12:17:15:04. This is similar to the one that was seen in the December 21st, 2019 drawing. That night, the winning numbers were 19, 31, 35, 50, 67, and PB 14 and the spread was 12:04:15:17. Remember that when dealing with similar spreads even though the differences between drawn numbers are the same, the order will be different.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Why stop there when three repeating Three-Number Combinations were also offered up?

More of that Powerball madness! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball have another stir-crazy night Saturday?

Some Patterns Like to Repeat Themselves

This week belonged to the Australia Play! Lotto Texas saw this plucky play go for the encore Saturday night. With no one able to pick all six numbers, the jackpot climbed to $9.25 million.

Powerball didn’t see the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat, although it was close to embracing a playback. A jackpot increasing to $130 million was proof that a “regular” play can be just as effective, all things considered.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The March 14th, 2020 drawing featured the 237th appearance of the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order. The winning numbers were 7, 13, 26, 28, 40, and 48.

Bounding across the plains yet again! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1742 Lotto Texas drawings and this Pattern has played 13.6% of the time. We last saw an Australia Play in the March 11th, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

This time around, the Australia Play didn’t come with repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 23, 26, 30, 32, and PB 8, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 129th appearance.

A different Pattern this time around. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 464 Powerball drawings.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 39 appearances, has played in 30.2% of the 129 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 464 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.41% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order played February 22nd, 2020.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.43% of the 129 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.51% of all 464 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order August 21st, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 9, 23, and 32, made its debut May 21st, 2016.

Accompanied by a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will an Australia Play streak form in Lotto Texas and will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore in Powerball?

Encore Evasion

Some Patterns play more than  others. It’s also true that some Patterns are more prone to making consecutive multiple appearances than others. Take the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Part of why this Pattern is the most commonly seen in Mega Millions is its willingness to embrace Pattern streaks. Of course, to have a Pattern streak, one must have a Pattern encore first.

Mega Millions had other plans Friday night. Not only did the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern not come back for an encore, the Pattern that did play is common in its own right. No one picked the six winning numbers, and the jackpot climbed to $75 million.

General Lottery Analysis

March 6th, 2020 saw the 151st appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 15, 48, 56, 58, 70, and MB 4.

“My turn!” said the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has now played in 27.6% of the 547 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen February 25th, 2020.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 35.1% of the 151 drawings where the General Order was {2-2-1-1}. Once all 547 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.69% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played January 31st, 2020.

Now with two appearances, the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 3.77% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has played in 1.32% of the 151 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.37% of all 547 drawings. The 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the August 9th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 56, 58, and MB 4.

A repeater to start the weekend. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted July 15th, 2016.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern do what the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern couldn’t do and make an encore appearance in Tuesday’s drawing?

The Combination Fortification

As a month winds down, there are a few choices a lottery has. It can choose to shake things up or follow suit and cool down. Or, and this is the third choice, the lottery stays its current course.

Mega Millions opted to shake it up a bit this past Tuesday. Although the night was absent of wild plays, there was an interesting development with the Specific Order. That, and a rapturous love of repeating Three-Number Combinations, kept the jackpot from being claimed. The jackpot climbed once again, stopping at $60 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern of February 25th, 2020 was brought to you by 2, 9, 43, 63, and MB 15. This Pattern has now played 150 times.

There’s more lurking under the surface. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 544 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 27.6% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played February 18th, 2020.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 32.7% of the 150 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 544 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.01% of the time. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order in the January 24th, 2020 drawing.

Tuesday night saw the debut of the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order! This Specific Order has now played in 2.04% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. Additionally, it has played in 0.67% of the 150 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.18% of all 544 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were four repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which played twice before!

Repeating 3-Number Combinations aplenty! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions bid farewell to February with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore?

Lottery Sweeps 2020

Television isn’t the only one who has to contend with February sweeps! As we enter the last week of the month, don’t expect either Lotto Texas or Powerball to go down quietly. March comes in roaring like a lion, as they say.

Back to February matters, both lotteries saw Pattern encores this past Saturday night, and then some. The aftermath was rising jackpots. Lotto Texas rose to $7.75 million and $70 million for Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The February 22nd, 2020 drawing saw the 917th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 8, 16, 23, 38, 41, and 47.

A Pattern streak to end February? Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1736 Lotto Texas drawings. Recall that this Pattern was last seen in the February 19th, 2020 drawing.

Now with 131 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 917 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1736 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.55% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played December 28th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combinations reminded us of decades past:

  • 8, 16, 41, 47 (Debuted June 20th, 2007)
  • 8, 16, 23, 41 (Debuted May 20th, 2009 and previously played May 3rd, 2014)
A duo of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

February 22nd also saw an encore from the {2-2-1-1} Pattern! With winning numbers 25, 37, 39, 61, 62, and PB 11, this Pattern made its 128th appearance.

Another Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

There have now been 458 Powerball drawings and this Pattern has played 27.9% of the time and was last seen February 19th, 2020.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 28 appearances, has played in 29.7% of the 128 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 458 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.30% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played February 8th, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 15.8% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.69% of the 128 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.31% of all 458 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order November 30th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 25, 39, and PB 11.

“2” sticks out like a sore thumb. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted in the May 18th, 2016 drawing.

Will Lotto Texas continue onward with a {3-2-1} Pattern streak? Could Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern get in on the Pattern streak trend?

How Does a Lottery Show Its Love?

It’s a riddle for the ages, much like “Why did the chicken cross the road?” and “Why is a raven like a writing desk?”

How does a lottery show its love?

If you were Lotto Texas, then you showed your love for the {3-2-1} Pattern by sticking with it once again. You also wanted to spread the love and send the jackpot upward to $7.5 million. Powerball moved on to another Pattern and sent its jackpot to $70 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 916th appearance in the February 19th, 2020 drawing, with winning numbers 1, 18, 22, 31, 35, and 42.

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

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen February 15th, 2020.

Now with 151 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 916 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1735 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.70% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played December 4th, 2019.

Similar Spread

The spread for Wednesday night’s numbers was 17:04:09:04:07. This spread is similar to that of the April 24th, 2019 numbers. That night, the winning numbers were 2, 19, 26, 35, 39, and 43. The spread was 17:07:09:04:04.

Remember that when you’re dealing with similar spreads that even though the difference between drawn numbers is the same, their orders will be different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination 1, 22, 31, and 35 was a bonus!

The cherry on top of the relationship. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted August 7th, 2019.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 12, 15, 19, 56, and PB 19, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 127th appearance.

A different Pattern to start things off. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 457 Powerball drawings and was last seen February 8th, 2020.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 38.6% of the 127 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 457 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played January 15th, 2020.

Now with 11 appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 22.4% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.66% of the 127 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.41% of all 457 drawings. We last saw the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order in the January 4th, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the relationship between Lotto Texas and the {3-2-1} Pattern hold on Saturday night? Will Powerball stick with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern?

Chillin’ on the Edge of February

Well, “Chillin’ Close to the Three-Fourths Mark of February”, but that’s not a catchy title.

What did catch the eye of the Lottery Trend analysis team was that Mega Millions broke up with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The lack of a Pattern encore and an overall quiet night this past Tuesday wasn’t enough to quell the rise of the jackpot, which reached the $50 million mark.

General Lottery Analysis

February 18th, 2020 saw the 149th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 6, 12, 39, 61, 70, and MB 4.

New Pattern, new relationship? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 542 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen January 31st, 2020.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 149 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 542 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.04% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played November 22nd, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 10.2% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.36% of the 149 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.92% of all 542 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order March 8th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Tuesday night was so quiet that there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern come back for an encore Friday night?