For April, a Pattern Encore

The momentum was strong with Lotto Texas and Powerball April 3rd. There weren’t any jackpots in “crazy-rich” territory (think $100 million+) but they were robust! Lotto Texas played hard to get; with no grand prize winner, it’ll be going into Saturday with $14.5 million. Powerball settled down with a $68 million prize, for it too couldn’t claim a jackpot winner.

Now for the big question: Who saw the encore?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 17, 21, 23, 36, and 51, the {3-2-1} Pattern came back for an encore! This Pattern has now played 866 times.

Starting the month with an encore. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1643 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has now played 52.7% of the time. Recall that this Pattern recently played March 30th, 2019.

Now with 141 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 866 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.58% of all 1643 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played March 6th, 2019.

Four-Number Combinations

Accompanying the {3-2-1} Pattern encore were two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 3, 17, 23, 36 (Debuted July 8th, 2009)
  • 3, 17, 21, 23 (Debuted August 24th, 2002)
Topped off with two repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 75th appearance with winning numbers 16, 19, 25, 32, 49, and PB 18.

A “quieter” approach. No Pattern encore here. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 365 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.5% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 23 appearances, has played in roughly 30.667% of the 75 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 365 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.30% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen March 16th, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 23 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.33% of the 75 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.10% of all 365 drawings. The 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order previously played August 12th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 16, 19, and 32, made its debut January 9th, 2016.

The lone repeater. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will April be a month of soaring jackpots and Pattern streaks?

Nothin’ But (Mega Millions) Facts

We all know April 1st is April Fool’s Day, but did you know that April 2nd is International Fact-Checking Day? To celebrate (belatedly), we’re analyzing the April 2nd, 2019 Mega Millions drawing. One noteworthy event was the prize climbing over the $100 million threshold once again! With no one to claim the jackpot, $104 million will be up for grabs Friday.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 87th appearance with winning numbers 33, 47, 58, 59, 64, and MB 25.

These six numbers don’t lie. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 450 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 19.33% of the time.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 27 appearances, has played in 31% of the 87 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 450 drawings are taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order played March 22nd, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 27 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.75% of the 87 drawings where the Pattern was {3-1-1-1} and in 1.11% of all 450 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order played January 15th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Tuesday. That’s no joke.

April has just started, so there’s still plenty of time for Pattern streaks, playbacks, and the possibility of flirting with a “crazy-rich” jackpot. Will the prize continue to rise after Friday’s drawing?

A {3-1-1-1} Pattern Bump

Mega Millions drawings are like snowflakes. There may be similarities, but none are ever alike. Just last week, we watched someone claim $50 million. And, in the March 22nd, 2019 drawing, we passed that threshold. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot bumped up to $57 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 36, 58, 60, 62, and MB 10, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 86th appearance.

Pushing over the $50 million “hump”. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 447 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 19.2% of the time and was last seen February 26th, 2019.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, with its 26th appearance, has now played in 30.2% of the 86 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.82% of all 447 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played January 15th, 2019.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 1 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 11.5% of the 26 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.49% of the 86 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 447 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.67% of the time. We last saw the 1 0 1 0 3 1 Specific Order March 13th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Bundled together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern isn’t typically one to make an encore. Most likely though is that that jackpot is going to inch up again after Tuesday’s drawing. One thing for certain is that anything is possible.

Jackpot Madness: Spring Fever Edition

The calendar says “Winter”, but Lotto Texas and Powerball are ready for spring! March 16th saw a warm-up in the Lottery World, although “warm-up” may be a bit of an understatement. With no grand prize winners, Powerball’s jackpot officially went past the half-billion-dollar mark. More specifically, we’re looking at least $550 million going into Wednesday night! Lotto Texas had a touch of the “Jackpot Fever”, with a prize now at $11 million. Although not nearly as monstrous as Powerball, that’s plenty robust.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 864th appearance with winning numbers 1, 8, 15, 33, 44, and 54.

Helping Lotto Texas spring up to $11 million. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1638 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.7% of the time and was last seen March 6th, 2019.

Now with 164 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in roughly 19% of the 864 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 10.0% of all 1638 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played February 23rd, 2019.

Four-Number Combinations

For fear of being overshadowed by the monster jackpot in Powerball, or other (mundane) reasons, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 30, 34, 39, 53, 67, and PB 11, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 74th appearance.

And Powerball climbs ever upward. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 360 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 20.6% of them and was last seen March 2nd, 2019.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 22 appearances, has played in 29.7% of the 74 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 6.11% of all 360 drawings. The [3-1-1-1] General Order was last seen February 23rd, 2019.

Now with three appearances, the 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 22 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.05% of the 74 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.83% of all 360 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order played February 16th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 Two repeating Three-Number Combinations gave Powerball an extra boost:

Adding more fuel to the fire. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Wednesday marks the official start of spring. Powerball’s prize is currently $550 million, but there’s a good chance it’ll climb again before the actual playdate. This is something to keep an eye on. On a lighter note, will either the {3-2-1} or {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore?

The Onward March of Lotto Texas & Powerball

With a saying like, “In like a lion and out like a lamb”, you’d expect either Lotto Texas or Powerball to start their March runs guns blazing. Nothing like a Pattern streak or a playback to start the month off, right?

The lotteries kicked off the month with a powerful start, but not of the “In your face” variety. March 2nd saw a Pattern encore for Lotto Texas and Powerball’s jackpot is a beast, now towering at $381 million. Meanwhile, Lotto Texas kept a cool head; its grand prize is now $8.5 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made an encore with winning numbers 13, 24, 38, 40, 44, and 49. This Pattern has now played 177 times.


A Wednesday night showing wasn’t enough! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1634 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. The {4-1-1} Pattern was last seen February 27th, 2019.

Now with 61 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.5% of the 177 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 3.73% of all 1634 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 1 4 Specific Order played November 21st, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 13, 23, 40, and 49.

Been a long time since this Combo showed up! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the March 31st, 2001 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 19, 25, 27, 68, and PB 21, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 73rd appearance.

No encore for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 20.5% of the 356 Powerball drawings and was last seen February 23rd, 2019.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its 19th appearance and has now played in 26% of the 73 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 356 drawings are taken into consideration, this Pattern has played 5.34% of the time. We last saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order December 19th, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 1 3 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.5% of the 19 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.74% of the 73 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.56% of all 356 drawings. The 1 3 0 0 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance March 4th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Only one repeating Three-Number Combination came forth Saturday night: 19, 68, and PB 21.

It may be at the bottom of the table, but not in repeats! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut on November 28th, 2018.

For those of you out there who wanted a more robust start, keep in mind that March has just begun. Powerball’s prize is a force to be reckoned with, and it will be caught one day. Question is, will it be next week or closer to the end of the month? And what about Lotto Texas’s {4-1-1} Pattern: Is a Pattern streak in the cards?

Combination Parade

And so, with the February 26th, 2019 drawing, Mega Millions bid “Farewell” to February. What better way to end the month than a Pattern encore, right? Start off March with a Pattern streak, too.

Or perhaps a playback? We haven’t seen an Australia Play in a while, either.

Alright, I’ll level with ya. None of those things happened Tuesday night. Instead, Mega Millions had the bold idea of playing a repeating Four-Number (yes, Four-Number) Combination! A blog post introduction cannot do justice describing the fallout of such an event. If that wasn’t intense enough, the grand prize officially crossed over into quarter-billion-dollar territory, now standing tall at $267 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 12, 14, 24, 60, and MB 20, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 85th appearance.

Six numbers that shook things up. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 440 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 19.3% of the time and was last seen January 15th, 2019.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 30th appearance and has now played in 35.3% of the 85 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 6.82% of all 440 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played September 21st, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.3% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.71% of the 85 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.90% of all 440 drawings. The 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen February 23rd, 2018.

Four-Number Combination

In a stroke of genius (madness?), Mega Millions threw out the repeating Four-Number Combination 10, 14, 24, and 60.

The royal repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This loner made its debut in the June 17th, 2014 drawing!

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, when you have a repeating Four-Number Combination, there are four repeating Three-Number Combinations just waiting to burst out!

  • 14, 24, 60
  • 10, 24, 60
  • 10, 14, 60
  • 10, 14, 24

As to be expected, all of the above made their debut June 17th, 2014.

Would you believe that these weren’t the only repeating Three-Number Combinations? In fact, there were two more:

  • 10, 12, 60 (Debuted July 24th, 2015)
  • 12, 14, 24 (Debuted November 17th, 2015)
A purple and red night. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

No doubt about it, a repeating Four-Number Combination was a bold move for Mega Millions and it paid off spectacularly! This lottery has the honor of welcoming March, and it will certainly be roaring in. Thing is, Tuesday night’s drawing is a tough act to follow. Will Mega Millions outdo itself Friday?

Pattern Love and a Wild Jackpot

February is just about over, and the love affair with the {3-2-1} Pattern continued in Lotto Texas. Meanwhile, Powerball moved on to yet another Pattern. Far be it from a quiet night, February 23rd saw sparks fly with repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations. With the grand prizes evading capture once again, the respective jackpots climbed to $8 million and $322 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} “five-peat” was made possible by winning numbers 1, 2, 3, 32, 48, and 50, bringing the number of appearances to 862.

Five time charm. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1632 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time and was last seen February 20th, 2019.

Now with 163 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.9% of the 862 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.99% of all 1632 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played February 13th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The {3-2-1} Pattern made Saturday night with Lotto Texas even more festive with three repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 2, 32, 48, 50 (Debuted June 3rd, 2009)
  • 1, 3, 32, 48 (Debuted April 3rd, 2010)
  • 2, 3, 48, 50 (Debuted April 25th, 2001)
The {3-2-1} Pattern was not alone. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

After a week apart, Powerball got back together with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The 72nd appearance was thanks to winning numbers 4, 6, 14, 20, 32, and PB 13.

One week was too long to be apart. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 354 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 20.3% of them.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 21st appearance and has now played in 29.2% of the 72 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 5.93% of all 354 drawings.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen February 16th, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.52% of the 21 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.78% of the 72 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.56% of all 354 drawings. The 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the May 21st, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 4, 14, and MB 3.

Standing strong. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut on June 20th, 2018.

As we end the month, it looks like Powerball will continue its crazy-high jackpot path. Lotto Texas and the {3-2-1} Pattern are getting along, and this Pattern is notorious for Pattern streaks. We’ll have to see Wednesday whether a {3-2-1} Pattern six-peat comes to fruition and if Powerball continues to climb.

Like (Lottery) Lovers Do

Right before Valentine’s Day, Lotto Texas and Powerball went on a double-date with the {3-2-1} Pattern and the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, respectively. The date was such a success that the Patterns wanted to go on another. That’s right; both lotteries saw a Pattern encore February 16th! To make the double-date even more memorable, interesting developments took shape in the repeating Four and Three-Number Combinations. That, and with prizes that rose to $7.5 million and $282 million, Saturday night was one to remember.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The relationship Lotto Texas has with the {3-2-1} Pattern is a bit more complicated. Yes, there was a Pattern encore, but truthfully, it was more than that. The {3-2-1} Pattern had a three-peat, and this was thanks to winning numbers 5, 27, 35, 38, 48, and 51. This Pattern has now played 860 times.

On the third date. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1630 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time. In addition to what we saw last time, the {3-2-1} Pattern was also seen February 9th, 2019.

Now with 153 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 860 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.39% of all 1630 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order was last seen December 26th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In this case, a three-peat came with three repeating Four-Number Combinations.

  • 27, 38, 48, 51 (Debuted August 20th, 2011)
  • 5, 27, 48, 51 (Debuted August 24th, 2016)
  • 27, 35, 38, 48 (Debuted January 29th, 2006)
A more open {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This was a more venturous outing than last time!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore, and its 71st appearance, with winning numbers 29, 30, 41, 48, 64, and PB 1.

Another night getting to know the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Of the 352 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.2% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, not wanting to be alone, also made an encore. With 20 appearances, this General Order has now played in 28.2% of the 71 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 5.68% of all 352 drawings.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were seen February 13th, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10% of the 20 drawings where [3-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.82% of the 71 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.57% of all 352 drawings. The 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the October 21st, 2015 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern became more open and revealed two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Cluster of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Two dates in one week. There is most certainly something to these relationships! Will Lotto Texas’s love affair with the {3-2-1} Pattern continue and will Powerball stick with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern Wednesday night?

El Amor de Las Loterías (Love of the Lotteries)

Happy Valentine’s Day! Before getting to tonight’s analysis, I would like to thank once more my guest blogger Romulun Harris for filling in on such short notice.

After a busy first half of the month, what with Pattern streaks and love affairs with repeating Combinations, February 13th was much quieter. Lotto Texas found its breakup with the {3-2-1} Pattern to be brief. Powerball decided to go with another Pattern, dashing the hopes of a second date with the {4-1-1} Pattern. With the prizes unclaimed, the lotteries’ respective prizes rose to $7.25 million and $260 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas snuggled with the {3-2-1} Pattern as it made an encore with winning numbers 9, 14, 17, 30, 37, and 42. This Pattern has now played 859 times.

Rekindling an old flame. Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1629 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.7% of them.

Now with 162 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.9% of the 859 drawings where the Pattern was {3-2-1}. This Specific Order has also played in 9.94% of all 1629 drawings.

It turned out that not only did Lotto Texas take back the {3-2-1} Pattern, it took back the 3 1 2 Specific Order, too! Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 1 2 Specific Order were last seen February 9th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations; there just wasn’t enough love to go around.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern won Powerball’s heart with winning numbers 2, 8, 14, 24, 69, and PB 26.

A new love, a new flame? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 70 times and with 351 Powerball drawings, it has played 19.9% of the time. We last saw this Pattern in the December 19th, 2018 drawing.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 19th appearance and has now played in 27.1% of the 70 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 351 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.41% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played November 3rd, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.5% of the 19 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.86% of the 70 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.57% of all 351 drawings. The 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance on October 11th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Wanting to get (re)acquainted with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, Powerball held off on the repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Was Wednesday night a harbinger for the second half of the month, or was it just a temporary rest? We’ll have to wait until Saturday to see if Lotto Texas and the {3-2-1} Pattern continue their relationship and Powerball’s affection with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern is more than a one lottery stand.

New Year’s Rehash

Today’s Lottery Binge post is going straight for the jugular. The January 15th, 2019 Mega Millions drawing looked an awful lot like what we saw a couple of weeks ago! The only things that changed were the winning numbers and the outcome. Whereas the new year saw someone become monstrously wealthy, the grand prize increased to $68 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 29, 52, 58, 60, 62, and MB 7, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 84 times.

There’s something about these numbers… Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 19.6% of the 428 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 25th appearance and has now played in 29.8% of the 84 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.84% all 428 drawings.

Now with four appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16% of the 25 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 4.76% of the 84 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when all 428 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.93% of the time.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-3-1] General Order and the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order all played together in the New Year’s Day 2019 drawing!

Three-Number Combination(s)

There was another major difference that wasn’t mentioned in the introduction. This past Tuesday night did not see a repeating Three-Number Combination.  

Could we see another playback from around the New Year’s holiday in Friday’s drawing?