The Lottery Double Reset

Powerball’s growth came to a halt January 20, 2021. A lone player from Maryland brought the $730 million jackpot to its knees. Naturally, the prize reset itself to $20 million.

There was a ripple effect. Lotto Texas was also brought down. It didn’t have as far to fall, though. The prize there was reset to $5 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas was brought down by a {3-2-1} Pattern encore. This iteration of the Pattern was thanks to 6, 14, 30, 45, 49, 50.

Bringing down the Lotto Texas house! Source: lotterytrend.com.

With 968 appearances under its belt, and with 1831 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen January 16, 2021.

Now with 141 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.6% of the 968 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 7.7% of all 1831 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played December 23, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 14, 30, 45 and 50 debuted June 29, 2002.

Rubbing salt in the wound. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with an assist from 40, 53, 60, 68, 69 and PB 22, was what brought down the titan! This Pattern has now played 107 times.

Came back and took names, that {3-1-1-1} Pattern did! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 553 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.3% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern January 13, 2021.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 37 appearances, has played in 34.6% of the 107 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 553 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.69% of the time. The [1-1-3-1] General Order was last seen July 15, 2020.

Now with four appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 10.8% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.74% of the 104 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.72% of all 553 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order played October 3, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations  

 Powerball was too busy licking its wounds to bother with repeating Three-Number Combinations.

As one goes, so goes the other! Powerball managed to take Lotto Texas down with it. Will this ripple into Mega Millions as well?

Clearing the Path

Mega Millions is now just one drawing away from reaching one billion dollars! How’d this happen? Well, that lottery gave everyone the slip again. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth took place January 19, 2021. Yet, in all that anguish, the jackpot blew up to $970 million. That anguish won’t last for long!

General Lottery Analysis

A {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore gave Mega Millions an assist. With winning numbers 10, 19, 26, 28, 50 and MB 16, this Pattern made its 121st appearance.

Gassing up Mega Millions! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 638 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 19% of the time. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played January 15, 2021.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 40 appearances, has played in 33.1% of the 121 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 638 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.27% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played January 5, 2021.

Now with three appearances, the 1 3 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.5% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.48% of the 121 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.47% of all 638 drawings. The 1 3 0 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen April 26, 2016.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 10, 50 and MB 16 debuted July 6, 2018.

Making room for a repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There’s a good chance Mega Millions will cross the $1 billion threshold sometime before Friday. Who will be the one to take down the beast?

On the Road to $1 Billion

One September evening, there was a Mega Millions jackpot. Being worth $20 million, it was the leftover seed from a previously claimed jackpot. This was the nature of Mega Millions.

Over the months, the jackpot grew larger and stronger. Word of the jackpot’s size, and difficulty winning it, spread far and wide. As more got into the lottery playing spirit, the harder it got to bring down the Mega Millions prize. Add January 15, 2021 as yet another night when players got thwarted once again. As a result, the prize rose to $850 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 11, 12, 38, 43 and MB 15, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 120th appearance.

Continuing to nourish the Mega Millions jackpot! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 637 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 18.8% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern January 5, 2021.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 39.2% of the 120 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 637 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.38% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played November 13, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 3 0 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 6.38% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.5% of the 120 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.47% of all 637 drawings. We last saw the 3 0 1 1 0 1 Specific Order January 14, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations made things a bit more interesting!

  • 11, 43, MB 15 (Debuted June 30, 2015)
  • 12, 38, MB 15 (Debuted May 23, 2014)
  • 3, 12, MB 15 (Debuted November 21, 2014)
Even more repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Mega Millions jackpot in fact reach $1 billion?

Radiance of Rising Jackpots

The year is young, and the lotteries aren’t taking any prisoners! January 13, 2020 saw one lottery pick itself back up and another continuing to taunt us. Plucky Lotto Texas went for an Australia Play encore, and the jackpot bounced to $5.25 million. Powerball strutted around like a peacock, pleased as punch that its jackpot grew to $640 million.

Winter blues? What winter blues?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play encore was made possible by winning numbers 1, 6, 23, 36, 40 and 48. This configuration has played 250 times.

Blimey! We got another one! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1829 Lotto Texas drawings, which means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have appeared in 13.7% of them. Recall that we last saw an Australia Play in the January 9, 2021 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

Another encore was the lack of repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 19, 23, 25, 49 and PB 14, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 106th appearance.

Feeding into Powerball’s ego! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 551 Powerball drawings and this Pattern ahs played 19.2% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern January 2, 2021.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 38 appearances, has played in 35.8% of the 106 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 551 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.9% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played December 2, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 1 3 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.89% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.83% of the 106 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.54% of all 551 drawings. The 1 3 0 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen April 26, 2017.

Three-Number Combinations  

There was enough room for two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Make room for the repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Powerball continue its jackpot strut, and will Lotto Texas’s Australia Play make a three-peat appearance Saturday night?

Coming Upon a Jackpot Threshold

Humans are bonding creatures. We bond with family, friends, even complete strangers. It’s through these bonds that we socialize and build new relationships. The strength of a bond is tested when a threshold is reached. After all, the strongest bonds are forged in fire.

As we’ve seen these past few months, the bond Mega Millions  has with its jackpot isn’t so easily broken. The good times continued to roll, as the jackpot slipped from the players’ grip once more. It was the aftermath of the January 5, 2021 drawing that brought Mega Millions to a threshold. One side, the current side, had jackpots less than half a billion dollars. With a jackpot that grew to $490 million, the path to the other side, the side of mega riches (and potential madness) came into view.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 119th appearance with 20, 43, 51, 55, 57 and MB 4.

About to stare down $500 million! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 18.8% of the 634 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen November 13, 2020.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 39 appearances, has played in 32.8% of the 119 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 634 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.15% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played October 13, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 0 3 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.8% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.20% of the 119 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.79% of all 634 drawings. The 0 1 0 3 1 1 Specific Order was last seen November 19, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 20, 43 and 57 debuted June 11, 2019.

Adding an extra kick. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Mega Millions jackpot cross the half-billion-dollar threshold Friday night?

Beware the Other Beast

A new year has arrived and with it came lottery drawings. How amazing it would be to start the year off by winning millions of dollars! Why, from time-to-time, the jackpot can become worth hundreds of millions of dollars, if not at least a billion!

Although the Powerball jackpot isn’t a billion dollars (yet?), nothing stopped its growth January 2, 2021. The prize grew to $410 million. Meanwhile, ever-graceful Lotto Texas ascended to $7.5 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 13, 14, 18, 20, 44 and 52, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 965th appearance.

Starting 2021 with the most common Lotto Texas Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1826 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played December 23, 2020.

Now with 184 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19.1% of the 965 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1826 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.1% of the time. We last saw the 3 1 2 Specific Order December 2, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations Saturday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 105th appearance with 3, 4, 11, 41, 67 and PB 5.

One step closer to one billion dollars! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.1% of the 548 Powerball drawings, and was last seen December 2, 2020.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 32 appearances, has played in 30.5% of the 105 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 548 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.84% of the time. The [3-1-1-1] General Order was last seen October 24, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 9.375% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.86% of the 105 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.55% of all 548 drawings. We last saw the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order in the December 14, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 41, 67 and PB 5 debuted June 20, 2020.

An extra boost from a repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the Powerball jackpot reach the billion-dollar mark this month, or will it soon be brought down to size?

No Room for Pattern Encores

December has started, and the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone (or frozen). Most everyone has gone back to work and school, though with another holiday right around the corner, it’s easy to stay in a festive mood! Lotteries get in the holiday mood with Australia Plays, Pattern streaks, and playbacks, just to name a few things.

Mega Millions had the idea of starting the month with a Pattern streak. Lotto Texas and Powerball had other ideas. Pattern encores were absent, but they weren’t needed to boost the jackpots. With no one able to pick the six winning numbers in either lottery, their respective jackpots rose to $5.25 million and $243 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 960th appearance with winning numbers 4, 12, 14, 31, 44 and 54.

Starting December with a different Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1817 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played November 21, 2020.

Now with 183 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19.1% of the 960 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1817 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.1% of the time. We last saw the 3 1 2 Specific Order October 3, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 28, 31, 40, 41, 46 and PB 4, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 104th appearance.

No Pattern encore for Powerball, either! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.3% of the 539 Powerball drawings and was last seen October 24, 2020.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 37 appearances, has played in 35.6% of the 104 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 539 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.86% of the time. The [1-3-1-1] General Order was last seen in the August 22, 2020 drawing.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.9% of the 37 drawings where [1-3-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 6.73% of the 104 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.30% of all 539 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order on May 20, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 31, 40, PB 4 (Debuted April 4, 2020)
  • 40, 41, 46 (Debuted November 18, 2015)
Room for a repeating Three-Number Combination duo! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either Lotto Texas or Powerball see a Pattern encore Saturday night?

Mega Millions’ Flashback to Last Week

Mega Millions wasn’t feeling adventurous, what with this past Friday being Friday the 13th and all. Now, Mega Millions isn’t the superstitious type; far from it! With Ms. Rona gearing up for Round 2 (or dishing it out in some spots), it was best to stay put and forgo a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore. Instead, November 13, 2020 was a time to reminisce about the recent past. Or, since we’re dealing with lotteries here, give it play. That blast to the (recent) past gave the Mega Millions jackpot a level-up to $176 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 118th appearance with winning numbers 6, 7, 14, 28, 59 and MB 7.

A different approach to end the week! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 619 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.1% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] Pattern, now with 46 appearances, has played in 39% of the 118 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 619 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.43% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order played November 6, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.1% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.08% of the 118 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.97% of all 619 drawings. We last saw the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order February 21, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Mega Millions was feeling adventurous enough to dish out two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 7, 59, MB 7 (Debuted September 5, 2014)
  • 6, 28, MB 7 (Debuted December 18, 2015)
“Ancient” repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Mega Millions stick with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern Tuesday night?

The Lingering {3-1-1-1} Pattern

Vote counting wasn’t the only thing that continued November 6, 2020. Mega Millions didn’t want to rock the boat too much and settled on giving the {3-1-1-1} Pattern another go. This helped boost the jackpot to a hearty $152 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by winning numbers 18, 24, 27, 34, 60 and MB 2. This Pattern has now played 117 times.

Hanging on to the {3-1-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 617 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 19% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 45 appearances, has played in 38.5% of the 117 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 617 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.29% of the time.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.69% of the 117 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.46% of all 617 drawings.

Prior to Friday night, both the [3-1-1-1] General Order and the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played October 6, 2020. Slow and incremental change, indeed!

Three-Number Combinations

Lest the night be too quiet, a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations were thrown into the mix:

Repeating Three-Number Combinations shake things up! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern have a three-peat next Tuesday, or, even wilder, will a playback occur?

Waiting for Numbers

Lottery nights are like election nights. They can be a source of entertainment, or stress. As the numbers come rolling in, you hope that they, and the stars, align. Winning has the power to change your life and reveal to the world who you truly are, for better or worse.

Although the numbers are still coming in for the U.S. elections, we at Lottery Binge can say with confidence that Mega Millions was called for…Mega Millions! This lottery spent November 3, 2020 ignoring the sound and fury of the human world and played yet another sextet of numbers. With no one matching all six winning numbers, the prize increased to $142 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 31, 44, 45, 55 and MB 19, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 116th appearance.

A different Pattern to start the month! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 18.8% of the 616 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen October 13, 2020.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 34 appearances, has played in 29.3% of the 116 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 616 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.52% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played July 3, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.82% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.59% of the 116 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.59% of all 616 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order in the February 14, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 31, 45 and 55 debuted January 30, 2015.

Room for a lone repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Regardless of what happens, Mega Millions will continue chugging along. Besides, there are more important things for this lottery to worry about, like whether Friday night will see an encore for the {3-1-1-1} Pattern!