Mega Millions’ (Almost) Playback Special

We’re halfway through October and you know what means: An almost playback!

Huh? How do you have an almost playback? By having the Pattern and General Order share a date when they last appeared together, of course! At least, that’s what happened in the October 15th, 2019 Mega Millions drawing. The fallout was a jackpot jump to $71 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 93rd appearance with 4, 12, 14, 35, 70, and MB 2.

This is *not* an encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 18.4% of the 506 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 35 appearances, has played in 37.6% of the 93 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 506 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 37.6% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order played October 8th, 2019.

A “full playback” didn’t come about for a good reason. Tuesday night saw the debut of the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order! With that said, this Specific Order has now played in 2.86% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. Additionally, it has played in 1.08% of the 93 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.20% of all 506 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were also three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 12, 35 (Debuted March 25th, 2016)
  • 12, 14, 70 (Debuted May 23rd, 2014)
  • 12, 14, MB 2 (Debuted December 20th, 2016)
A trio of combos decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Last year saw a monster jackpot unleashed around Halloween. Although the odds of it happening again this year are unlikely, will Mega Millions dare to dream big?

Sixty Million Degrees

“It’s sixty million degrees outside!”

This, or something like this, is the rallying whine of summer, soon to be a distant memory (for some of us). Even though the temperatures are set to drop, Mega Millions is operating on a different level. Nothing about a jackpot increase to $60 million says this lottery is ready to cool down!

General Lottery Analysis

October 8th, 2019 saw the 92nd appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern with winning numbers 5, 8, 10, 17, 48, and MB 23.

Not ready to cool down yet! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has played in 18.3% of the 504 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 34 appearances, has played in 37% of the 92 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 504 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.75% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order played September 6th, 2019.

Now with three appearances, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.82% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.26% of the 92 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.60% of all 504 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order played August 24th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Double trouble with repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions keep it hot Friday night or will it kick off the weekend with a cool down?

Things You Can Do with a Mega Millions

Although school is back in session and many outdoor pools are closed, there are still a few weeks of summer left, technically speaking. It’ll be a while yet before those crisp nights come rolling in and the autumn fashion comes out. Nothing wrong with enjoying a pumpkin spice latte in shorts, right?

Mega Millions reflected the weather; there was no cool down in the September 6th, 2019 drawing. Now, it didn’t see another repeating Four-Number Combination, but there were repeating Three-Number Combinations. Five of them. The aftermath, of course, was a jackpot that climbed to $154 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 91st appearance with 4, 11, 13, 19, 31, and MB 10.

Keeping the fire burning. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 18.4% of the 495 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 33 appearances, has played in 36.3% of the 91 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 495 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played roughly 6.67% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen July 19th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 18.2% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.59% of the 91 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 495 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.21% of the time. We last saw the 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order in the August 10th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The members of the repeating Three-Number Combination posse were:

Have you ever seen such a sight? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the love of repeating Combinations continue into next week, and will the jackpot keep rising?

The World According to Lotto Texas (and Powerball)

Lotto Texas dominated the lottery landscape August 28th, 2019. The winless streak continued as the prize climbed to $18.25 million. What made this lottery stand out Wednesday night was that it had

  • An encore
  • A playback
  • A similar spread
  • A repeating Five-Number Combination
  • Seven repeating Four-Number Combinations

Seriously, it was like Lotto Texas had this checklist of “Awesome Ways to End the Month” and had a field day!

Powerball had its own brand of insanity. A Specific Order debut and a couple of  repeating Three-Number Combinations may seem like small potatoes, but that was enough to propel the grand prize to $70 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 184th appearance with winning numbers 9, 21, 40, 42, 49, and 53.

The fuel to the Lotto Texas fire. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1685 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 64 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.8% of the 184 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1685 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.80% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order played August 24th, 2019.

Similar Spread(s)

Wednesday night’s numbers had a spread of 12:19:02:07:04. The winning numbers for May 20th, 2006 were 6, 18, 37, 44, 48, and 50 with a spread of 12:19:07:04:02. Note how similar they are. Even though the differences between numbers were the same, their orders were different!

Five-Number Combination

The repeating Five-Number Combination of the evening was 21, 40, 42, 49, and 53.

True blue Five-Number Combo. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the August 30th, 2014 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Naturally, there were five repeating Four-Number Combinations nestled inside! This quintet debuted August 30th, 2014:

  • 21, 42, 49, 53
  • 40, 42, 49, 53
  • 21, 40, 49, 53
  • 21, 40, 42, 53
  • 21, 40, 42, 49

There were two more repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 9, 21, 49, 53 (Debuted October 9th, 2013)
  • 9, 42, 49, 53 (Debuted June 9th, 2007)
Blue and red all over! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 32, 37, 41, 56, and PB 14, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 83rd appearance.

A quieter Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 20.4% of the 407 Powerball drawings and was last seen August 17th, 2019.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 25 appearances, has played in 30.1% of the 83 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 407 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.14% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played July 3rd, 2019.

With its first-ever appearance, the 1 0 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 4% of the 25 drawings where [1-3-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 1.20% of the 83 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.25% of all 407 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combinations were

A red duet. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Lotto Texas and Powerball will have the joint honor of playing the last day of August. Will the lead-up to September be just as wild as Wednesday, or will the month end on a quieter note?

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?