Flirting with Playbacks

February is right around the corner and with it comes Valentine’s Day. Regardless of your feelings towards the holiday, it’s a time when lovers and friends send cards and candy. Others try to get their flirt on.

Speaking of flirting, Mega Millions teased the idea of a playback. It was close, but a playback wasn’t meant to be this past Friday night. What we did see was a jackpot that climbed to $141 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 4, 18, 23, 38, and MB 24, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 147th appearance.

Almost doesn’t count for playbacks! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 535 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 48 appearances, has played in 32.7% of the 147 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 8.97% of all 535 drawings.  Both the [2-2-1-1] General Order and the {2-2-1-1} Pattern were last seen in the January 10th, 2020 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.4% of the 48 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 3.40% of the 147 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.93% of all 535 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order played October 29th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was

At the top, decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will next week see an actual playback from Mega Millions?

One Jackpot Falls. Another Stands

The ride of a jackpot high has to end sometime, and on January 15th, 2020, that time came for one lottery. Lotto Texas came into the new year riding on the high of its increasing jackpot. With the $17.5 million prize now won, the jackpot reset itself to $5 million. The Powerball jackpot stood firm, rising to $321 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

A {4-2} Pattern three-peat wasn’t meant to be. With winning numbers 16, 34, 38, 40, 49, and 54, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 188th appearance.

Six numbers have the scoop on the {4-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1725 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen January 4th, 2020.

Now with 66 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 35.1% of the 188 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1725 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.83% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 1 4 Specific Order was seen October 2nd, 2019.

Four-Number Combinations

A duo of repeating Four-Number Combinations livened things up even more!

The other “big thing”. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 125th appearance with winning numbers 39, 41, 53, 55, 68, and PB 19.

Helping the jackpot soar. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28% of the 447 Powerball drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 48 appearances, has played in 38.4% of the 125 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 447 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order played January 4th, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 48 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.8% of the 125 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.34% of all 447 drawings. The 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the February 14th, 2018 drawing.  

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

Double set. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This current ride on the jackpot high will end for Powerball one day. Will it be Saturday night, or will it be much later?

Part of a Balanced Lottery Diet

One week ago, Mega Millions found itself in the grip of a lull. That Friday night was your “standard” drawing. No encores or other big plays to speak of, and no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Oh, what a difference a week makes!

We’re not sure what got into Mega Millions this past Friday night, but it decided to indulge in a diet rich in repeating Three-Number Combinations. This was in addition to a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore. With no one able to match all six numbers, the jackpot rose to $91 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Tuesday, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 146th appearance! The winning numbers for January 10th, 2020 were 17, 27, 49, 51, 66, and MB 2.

Packed with the nutrients a growing lottery needs! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 531 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 32.2% of the 146 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.85% of all 531 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played December 13th, 2019.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 6.38% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.05% of the 146 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.56% of all 531 drawings. We last saw the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order April 19th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination

Here’s one source of the indulgence: a repeating Four-Number Combination in the form of 27, 49, 66, and MB 2!

The start of something grand. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The Combination you see above made its debut in the May 29th, 2015 drawing. If you recall, the last time we saw a repeating Four-Number Combination in Mega Millions was Christmas Eve 2019. How often do we get to witness two repeating Four-Number Combinations within the span of a few weeks?

Three-Number Combinations

Naturally, this repeating Four-Number Combination spawned four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 27, 49, 66
  • 27, 49, MB 2
  • 27, 66, MB 2
  • 49, 66, MB 2
Health benefits of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

These Combinations debuted in the May 29th drawing mentioned earlier.

Four repeating Three-Number Combinations would be a good place to stop, but Mega Millions had another idea. Why stop at just four when it could have four more?

Will Mega Million continue to include massive helpings of repeating Three-Number Combinations next week?

The Mega Millions Coverage Plan

It’s a new year, but some things never change. There’s always the need and the desire to earn big bucks. No worries. Mega Millions has you covered.

This past Tuesday was most likely your second or even first day back from the holidays. Already, you’re asking yourself, “Is it the weekend yet?!” No, no it’s not, but no worries. Mega Millions has you covered!

Based on the results of this past Tuesday’s drawing, Mega Millions only needed the weekend to rest up. There was a repeating Three-Number Combination, enough to shake off the lull. No one was able to match all six winning numbers; this sent the jackpot to $80 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers for January 7th, 2020 were 25, 40, 41, 52, 56, and MB 21. This marked the 145th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern.

Something big brewing? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 530 Mega Millions drawings and this Pattern has now played in 27.4% of them.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 51 appearances, has played in 35.2% of the 145 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 530 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.62% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen December 27th, 2019.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 51 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.21% of the 145 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.70% of all 530 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order played October 30th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 25, 40, and 56.

The start of something greater. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the January 22nd, 2016 drawing.

Mega Millions took to heart the idea of easing back into a routine. We’ll see if Friday night brings more repeating Three-Number Combinations or a rising jackpot. A {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore wouldn’t be out of the question, either!

Weekend at Lotteries’

The first weekend of 2020 got off a quiet start in the lottery world. For instance, “sister” lottery Mega Millions went into hibernation mode this past Friday. The payoff was a larger jackpot heading into Tuesday. Now, how long that will last is anyone’s guess.

Lotto Texas and Powerball copied their “sister” and decided to take it easy. Powerball was able to exert a bit more energy though, with a couple of showings from repeating Three-Number Combinations. That was overshadowed by the jackpot rising to $258 million. Lotto Texas may have been at rest, but it wasn’t about to pass up the opportunity to send its jackpot to $16.5 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The January 4th, 2020 drawing saw the 187th appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 17, 20, 21, 25, 27, and 44.

Another quiet night! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1722 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen Christmas 2019.

Now with 62 appearances, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has played in 33.2% of the 187 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1722 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.6% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 4 1 Specific Order played June 26th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Keeping with the mood from Wednesday, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 11, 21, 25, 54, and PB 7, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 124th appearance.

The urge to rest is contagious. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 444 Powerball drawings and this Pattern has played in 27.9% of them. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the December 28th, 2019 drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 37.9% of the 124 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 444 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.6% of the time. The [2-2-1-1] General Order was last seen in the October 30th, 2019 drawing.

Now with 10 appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.3% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.06% of the 124 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.25% of all 444 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen August 24th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The two repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

Enough energy for Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the jackpots rise once again after Wednesday’s drawings or will at least one of them be claimed?

End-of-Year Lottery Bundle

Another year has come and gone! As a token of appreciation, Lotto Texas and Powerball offered another opportunity to win millions, enough for that tropical getaway. Repeating Four-Number Combinations were thrown in with Lotto Texas at no additional charge. Thing is, no one could claim the grand prize in either lottery this past Saturday. The jackpots rose once again: $15.5 million in Lotto Texas and $220 million in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The night of December 28th, 2019 saw the 910th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 8, 18, 19, 37, 49, and 53.

Ending 2019 with dignity. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.9% of the 1720 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen December 21st, 2019.

Now with 130 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 910 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1720 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.56% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order was seen November 9th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The Combinations that made up the repeating Four-Number Combination add-on were

With an entourage of repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

December 28th also saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make its 123rd appearance, with winning numbers 20, 23, 39, 59, 60, and PB 18.

Ever “mature” Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 442 Powerball drawings and was last seen November 30th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 41 appearances, has played in 33.3% of the 123 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 442 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.28% of the time. The [2-1-2-1] General Order was last seen November 27th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.2% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.07% of the 123 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.13% of all 442 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played February 24th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas and Powerball will have the honor of greeting 2020 head on with a New Year’s drawing. Will Lotto Texas’s {3-2-1} Pattern start the year with an encore?

The Great Hallowthankmas Cool Down: Mega Millions Edition

Another Hallowthankmas season has come and gone. The Christmas decorations are coming down and everyone is getting ready for the new year. That is, unless Christmas Eve was spent bouncing off the walls and partying like no tomorrow.

Take Mega Millions for instance. It had a heyday Christmas Eve, with repeating Combinations of the Four and Three-Number kind. That {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was the setup for a three-peat, so one would think. This past Friday was, all things considered, much quieter. With no grand prize winners, the jackpot rose to $55 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 34, 40, 63, 64, and MB 24, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 144th appearance.

A different Pattern to end the year. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 527 Mega Millions drawings; this Pattern has now played in 27.3% of them. Prior to the December 27th, 2019 drawing, this Pattern was last seen December 13th, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 50 appearances, has played in 34.7% of the 144 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 527 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.49% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order September 3rd, 2019.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 14% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.86% of the 144 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.35% of all 527 drawings. The 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen April 30th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations this past Friday:

  • 40, 63, 64 (Debuted May 20th, 2014)
  • 17, 63, 64 (Debuted October 6th, 2015)
Far fewer than *seven*! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

A {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak may be out of the question but a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore may not be! Will Mega Millions end the year with a Pattern encore and a rising jackpot?

The Gift of Combinations

The march towards Christmas continues and the Mega Millions jackpot continues to snowball. What helped propel the jackpot to $372 million? Pattern streaks haven’t been a thing for Mega Millions lately, nor have playbacks. What has been a thing lately is the appearance of repeating Three-Number Combinations.

General Lottery Analysis

The December 13th, 2019 Mega Millions drawing gifted us with winning numbers 17, 21, 29, 39, 56, and MB 22. This brought the number of appearances for the {2-2-1-1} Pattern up to 143.

Nothing unlucky about these numbers! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As of this post, there have been 523 Mega Millions drawings and this Pattern has played in 27.3% of them. Prior to Friday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played November 22nd, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 32.2% of the 143 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 523 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.8% of the time. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order in the October 29th, 2019 drawing.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.59% of the 143 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.53% of all 523 drawings. The 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the March 5th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

This past Friday night also gifted us with four repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Seeing red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With only a week-and-a-half left until Christmas, Mega Millions will either gift someone with The Ultimate Present soon or burst into the new year with a monster of a prize!

Post-Thanksgiving Lottery Blues

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

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

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

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

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

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

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

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

Four-Number Combination(s)

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

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

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

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

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

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

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

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

Three-Number Combination(s)

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

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

Roasted Playback & Encore Gravy

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

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

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

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

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

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

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

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

Four-Number Combination(s)

The two repeating Four-Number Combinations were

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

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

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

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

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

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

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

Three-Number Combination(s)

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

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

This Combination debuted March 28th, 2018.

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