The Lottery Flip-Flop

We have a sleeper on our hands.

Lotto Texas, the “classiest” of the lotteries covered on Lottery Binge, has tended to its jackpot and watched it grow! After handing the players yet another thrashing, the prize climbed to $16.5 million. This has been a thing for Lotto Texas since before the summer season started. Slow and steady, indeed!

There was another side to the tale of August 17th, 2019. Powerball, certainly no stranger to crazy-large jackpots, appears to have put them to the side. Now, they’ve been growing to healthy size, but they’ve been claimed before reaching the $200 million mark.  Long Island produced the sole winner of the $149 million up for grabs. Naturally, the prize reset itself to $40 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas took a trip Down Under with winning numbers 14, 18, 21, 23, 40 and 44.

Enjoying its time as the “wild” one for a change. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 233rd appearance. Given that there have been 1682 Lotto Texas drawings, the Australia Play has occurred roughly 13.9% of the time. An Australia Play was last seen June 5th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

What’s an Australia Play without a repeating Four-Number Combination, right? Lone repeater 18, 23, 40, and 44, made its debut in the April 3rd, 2013 drawing.

At the top and decked in red. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 18, 21, 24, 30, 60, and PB 20, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 82nd appearance.

Making New Yorkers rich. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 20.3% of the 404 Powerball drawings and was last seen July 3rd, 2019.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 25 appearances, has played in 30.5% of the 82 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 404 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.19% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played June 15th, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 8% of the 25 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.44% of the 82 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 0.5% of all 404 drawings. The 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was first seen in the November 3rd, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Saturday night.

Powerball will continue its break from crazy-large jackpots, so any shenanigans there are out of the question. But we still have Lotto Texas to contend with. How high will its jackpot get? Will it climb once again come Wednesday or will it be claimed?

Playback Central

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the very one that sent mankind to the Moon. Space exploration, whether by man or by probe, is a testament to human ingenuity and fuel for the unbounded nature of our imagination. It’s that “Can do” attitude that will keep us chugging along.

But now, we come back down to Earth. Mega Millions, ever fond of crazy-large jackpots and thwarting players everywhere, shot for the stars July 19th. No, it didn’t land on a strange new world, but it picked up a playback. Along the way, the jackpot got boosted up to $168 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 90th appearance with 16, 18, 28, 33, 67, and MB 14.

Aiming high. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 18.7% of the 481 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 32 appearances, has played in 35.6% of the 90 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 481 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.65% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.875% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.78% of the 90 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.46% of all 481 drawings.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, [3-1-1-1] General Order, and the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order were last seen earlier this summer. More specifically, in the June 7th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There was a close encounter with four repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which had played twice before!

Four souvenirs. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions has taken on a “Shake things up” approach this month, so a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore isn’t completely out of the question. After all, we did see an Australia Play encore! Encore or no, we’ll have to see if the jackpot rises once again in Tuesday’s drawing or if it falls through the stratosphere.

Four Score and an Encore

No rest for Lotto Texas and Powerball! Still pumped up from this past Saturday, these lotteries joined forces and made sure this July 3rd was one to remember. As we’ll see shortly, momentum wasn’t the only thing that carried over. With no grand prize winners in either lottery, the jackpots rose to $9.75 million in Lotto Texas, and $165 million in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern, not content with ending June, wanted to be the one to kick off July as well! With winning numbers 5, 9, 14, 25, 40, and 51, this Pattern has now played 878 times.

An encore right before a big holiday. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1669 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.6% of the time and was last seen June 29th, 2019.

Now with 168 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19.1% of the 878 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1669 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.1% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played June 19th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Another highlight for Lotto Texas was the appearance of two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 5, 25, 40, 51 (Debuted April 22nd, 2009)
  • 5, 9, 14, 51 (Debuted December 4th, 2010)
Repeating Four-Number Combinations times two. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 40, 43, 45, 50, 61, and PB 25, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 81st appearance.

Standing strong at 81. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 391 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 20.7% of them.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 24 appearances, has played in 29.6% of the 81 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 391 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.14% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-3-1-1] General Order were last seen June 19th, 2019.

Now with three appearances, the 0 0 1 3 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 24 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.70% of the 81 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 0.77% of all 391 drawings. We last saw the 0 0 1 3 1 1 Specific Order December 7th, 2016.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 43, 45, and PB 25, debuted June 23rd, 2018.

Inside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was a nice surprise! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

The {3-2-1} Pattern is fond of three-peats, so that’s something to keep an eye out for Saturday. As for Powerball, that jackpot is starting to knock on Crazy Large’s door. Will that prize continue to rise or will someone claim the prize?

Making the Quiet Roll?

Remember the honor roll back when we were kids? Whether a source of inspiration, or the source of future bullying victims, schools had a way of posting the names of those who made high marks. If schools have honor rolls, then what do lotteries have when they don’t make a big splash?

In some ways, June 19th was much like this past Saturday. Things were quiet on the repeating Combination front and one Pattern didn’t want to leave the spotlight. With no grand prize winners in either Lotto Texas or Powerball, their respective jackpots rose to $8.25 million and $108 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 8, 13, 36, 50, and 53, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 875th appearance.

{3-2-1} sneaking in through the back door. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1665 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.6% of the time and was last seen June 8th, 2019.

Now with 167 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19.1% of the 875 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1665 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played roughly 10% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played June 1st, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lack of a Pattern encore was one reason Lotto Texas made the “Quiet Roll”. The other was for lack of repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Perhaps the biggest play of the evening was the {3-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat! Winning numbers 4, 18, 21, 26, 38, and PB 1 made the 80th appearance of this Pattern possible.

Rumblings of a future Pattern streak? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 387 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.7% of the time and was last seen June 15th, 2019.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 23 appearances, has played in 28.75% of the 80 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.94% of all 387 drawings. The [1-3-1-1] General Order was last seen June 12th, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 23 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 80 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.03% of all 387 drawings. We last saw the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order September 15th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was all Powerball could muster. There wasn’t enough energy for a repeating Three-Number Combination.

These past couple of drawings have seen Lotto Texas and Powerball take a break from mad plays. If you’re one for Pattern streaks, Australia Plays, and whatnot, June isn’t over yet! Going into Saturday’s drawing, all that’s certain is the jackpots for the lotteries are higher than they were Wednesday night. Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern aim for a Pattern streak?

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?