Lotteries of Solitude

After the madness we saw this past Wednesday, Lotto Texas and Powerball earned a well-deserved rest. On June 15th, they said “No!” to wild plays and Pattern streaks. Save for a Pattern encore and prizes that respectively rose to $8 million and $92 million, Saturday night was one of the quietest we’ve had in a while.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 9, 12, 16, 46, and 48, the {4-2} Pattern made its 180th appearance.

Rest for the weary. Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1664 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time and was last seen May 25th, 2019.

Now with 26 appearances, the 4 0 2 Specific Order has played in 14.4% of the 180 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1664 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played roughly 1.56% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 4 0 2 Specific Order played March 4th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Keeping with the idea of embracing solitude, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball liked the {3-1-1-1} Pattern so much that it was asked to come back! This Pattern made its 79th appearance with winning numbers 8, 11, 14, 16, 49, and PB 14.

The biggest play of the evening. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Of the 386 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.5% of the time and was last seen June 12th, 2019.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 24 appearances, has played in 30.4% of the 79 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 6.22% of all 386 drawings and was last seen April 3rd, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 16.7% of the 24 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.06% of the 79 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 386 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.04% of the time. The 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen May 19th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Was Saturday night a prelude for how the rest of the month will be or is it the calm before the storm? There is another half of June left in play, after all!

Night of the Living “3”

June 12th, 2019 was taken over by the number 3! The little guy made himself at home in both Lotto Texas and Powerball, whether by showing up alone, as part of another number, or by other means. Means that were tied to a Combination, perhaps?

The invasion left both lotteries without a grand prize winner. Their respective jackpots rose to $7.75 million and $79 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The rarely seen {3-3} Pattern made its 134th appearance with winning numbers 3, 17, 18, 25, 27, and 28.

For the love of “3”. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 8.06% of the 1663 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen November 14th, 2018.

Now with 41 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has also played in 30.6% of the 134 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1663 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.47% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 3 0 Specific Order played May 23rd, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Not only did “3” appear in a {3-3} Pattern, there was also a trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 17, 25, 27, 28 (Debuted May 13th, 2017)
  • 3, 17, 27, 28 (Debuted August 21st, 2010)
  • 3, 18, 25, 28 (Debuted March 4th, 2009)
A trio makes everything better. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Did Powerball love “3” as much as Lotto Texas did, or was it the one that retained its composure?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 33, 38, 42, 57, and PB 13, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 78th appearance.

More threes! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Of the 385 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.3% of the time.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 22 appearances, has played in 28.2% of the 78 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 5.71% of all 385 drawings.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 18.2% of the 22 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.13% of the 78 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.04% of all 385 drawings.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-3-1-1] General Order, and the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order were last seen May 29th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

To add on to the triple threat playback action, there was a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations!

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations? Nothing unnatural about that! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Seems like Powerball loved “3” a little bit more than Lotto Texas! There was enough love to go around, and both lotteries got a healthy dose. Will either lottery continue its fascination with “3” on Saturday or will another number catch their attention?

California Dreaming with $530 Million

It finally came tumbling down.

After nearly three months of monitoring and analysis, the monster in Mega Millions was stopped, thanks to a player in California. This wasn’t the work of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore. Instead, another Pattern, and an entourage of repeating Three-Number Combinations, brought the jackpot back down to $40 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 19, 27, 40, 68, and MB 2, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 89th appearance.

Making one player $530 million richer. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 469 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 19% of the time and was last seen May 21st, 2019.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 31 appearances, has played in 34.8% of the 89 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 469 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.61% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played February 26th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.4% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.74% of the 89 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.28% of all 469 drawings. We last saw the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order March 31st, 2017. This was reconfigured from the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night:

Small number of {3-1-1-1} groupies. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With the jackpot now won, Mega Millions will be itching to create another monster. However, it’ll be a while yet before we stare down another $200 million+ prize! June is still young and there are other ways to keep the momentum going. We’ll need to watch and see if June comes with its own brand of madness or if Mega Millions decides to take a more “respectable” approach.

The Aussie Bounce and Playback Pounce

May 29th played host to Lotto Texas and Powerball’s last drawings for the month. As thrilling as it would have been to see the Powerball jackpot beast be toppled, it wasn’t meant to be. One could argue that what happened Wednesday night was just as exciting, if not more. Sure, the prizes in Lotto Texas and Powerball respectively climbed to $6.75 million and $350 million, but how often do you see playbacks join forces to thwart the players?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 12, 26, 28, 43, and 52, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 231st appearance.

Hopping to the end of the month with $6.75 million in tow. Source: lotterytrend.com.

With 1659 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has shown up in 13.9% of them and was last seen May 8th, 2019. Given how joined at the hip the Pattern and Specific Order were (it is the nature of the Australia Play in Lotto Texas after all), you could say that this was the ultimate playback!

Four-Number Combination(s)

This playback packed a punch with repeating Four-Number Combination 12, 26, 43, and 52.

The red single. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This loner made its debut in the December 17th, 2011 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 77th appearance with winning numbers 3, 32, 34, 42, 61, and PB 7.

There’s power in these here numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 381 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.2% of the time.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 21 appearances, has played in 27.3% of the 77 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.51% of all 381 drawings.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 21 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 3.90% of the 77 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.79% of all 381 drawings.

The {3-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-3-1-1] General Order, and 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order were all seen together in the April 24th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The Powerball playback didn’t come alone. There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Three-Number Combo trio to wrap up May. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The double playback action has Lotto Texas and Powerball fired up for June. On one hand, we all want to win, especially that crazy-high jackpot. On the other hand, we’re all asking in the back of our minds “How high can Powerball go?”

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to run on their momentum or will at least one of them start June with their sails deflated?

Mega Millions Feeds the Beast

What a difference a night makes! This past Friday saw the return of Mega Millions’ most common Pattern. One would think that as we get closer to the end of the month (and the school year) a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern would be the perfect send-off. No better way to start off summer, right?

A {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak lasting through the end of May would have made a fine transition. Except, Mega Millions had other plans, plans involving a beastly jackpot. The aftermath of the May 21st, 2019 drawing was a beast that now looms over the players at an impressive $393 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 88th appearance with winning numbers 10, 50, 55, 56, 58, and MB 15.

Rest? Mega Millions doesn’t need rest! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 464 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 17.2% of the time and was last seen April 2nd, 2019.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 31 appearances, has played in 35.2% of the 88 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 6.68% of all 464 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played December 4th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 0 3 1 1 Specific Order has played in 9.68% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.41% of the 88 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 464 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.65% of the time. We last saw the 1 0 0 3 1 1 Specific Order October 21st, 2016. This was reconfigured from the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations fans rejoice! There were two this time around, one of which had played twice before!

More than making up for Tuesday night! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Note the dates the second repeating Three-Number Combination played. It’s not often that a Combination will play again a year right after it debuts!

A holiday weekend is coming up Stateside and there’s a monster jackpot up for grabs. Will the beast grow once more Friday night, or will someone take it down?

Number Pastures

April 24th, 2019 marked the end of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak in Powerball. It also marked the end of a short break from the madness brought about by said streak and an exact spread in Lotto Texas. Although not nearly as wild as what happened last week, Wednesday night was far from a snoozer. For starters, the night had its fill of repeating Combinations of both the Three-Number and Four-Number kind.

If you love crazy-high jackpots (we know you do!), Powerball is on its way to a $166 million grand prize Saturday night. Lotto Texas kept its cool, easing upwards to $5.75 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 19, 26, 35, 39, and 43, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 867th appearance.

A change of pace. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1649 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.6% of the time and was last seen April 3rd, 2019.

Now with 131 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.1% of the 867 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1649 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.94% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 3 2 Specific Order played March 30th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Propping up the {3-2-1} Pattern were three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 2, 19, 39, 43 (Debuted April 2nd, 2011)
  • 2, 26, 39, 43 (Debuted June 17th, 2006)
  • 19, 26, 39, 43 (Debuted March 6th, 2010)
A trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 76th appearance with winning numbers 6, 32, 35, 36, 65, and PB 4.

No more Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 371 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.5% of the time. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, this Pattern was last seen April 3rd, 2019.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 20 appearances, has played in 26.3% of the 76 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 5.39% of all 371 drawings. This General Order was last seen March 2nd, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10% of the 20 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.63% of the 76 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.54% of all 371 drawings. We first saw the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order in the January 6th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Shoring up the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The {3-2-1} Pattern is fond of encores, and the {3-1-1-1} Pattern had dipped its toes in the encore pool from time to time. Encores or no, Lotto Texas and Powerball look to finish the month on a strong note. Will someone walk away with a grand prize Saturday night, or will May start to look like “crazy-large jackpot” territory?

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?