Change of Seasons, Change of Patterns

Seasons have a set time when they appear and a set time when they leave. They cycle through the year, and even when one season “intrudes” on another, they generally respect each other.

Lotteries are much less cordial. Patterns and wild plays come and go as they please. An occasional Pattern streak may occur, but the order of things is “madness”.

Wednesday night saw one Pattern stick by its lottery and another went for something different. Both choices sent the jackpots upward. Lotto Texas settled into a nice $8.5 million and Powerball reached the $100 million benchmark.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Saturday, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 919th appearance! Lotto Texas’s winning numbers for the March 4th, 2020 drawing were 7, 10, 15, 35, 37, and 40.

Sticking with the most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1739 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 175 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19% of the 919 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1739 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played February 1st, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening, 7, 15, 35, and 40, debuted in the August 9th, 2008 drawing.

Stuck in the middle! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

March 4th also saw the 88th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 18, 43, 58, 60, 68, and PB 14.

Starting the month with a different pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Pattern has now played in 19% of the 461 Powerball drawings and was last seen February 15th, 2020.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 34 appearances, has played in 38.6% of the 88 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 461 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.38% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played December 15th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 14.7% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.68% of the 88 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.08% of all 461 drawings. The 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order was last seen October 20th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination was 43, 60, and 68.

A low-key appearance by a repeater. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted July 17th, 2019.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern make a three-peat in Lotto Texas Saturday? Could Powerball’s {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore?

Mega Quiet Mega Millions

February 28th, the last day of the month. Time to say goodbye to winter, dream of Spring Break (and summer vacation if you’re ambitious) and…

Oh, wait. It’s not the end?! There’s still one more day? Okay, then.

The year 2020 is part of that exclusive “leap year club”, and Mega Millions did not have the honor of ending February this year. In fact, this past Friday’s drawing was anything but wild or crazy. The biggest development of the night was a jackpot hike to $65 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made a showing in the February 28th, 2020 drawing. With winning numbers 2, 3, 14, 41, 64, and MB 17, this Pattern has now played 104 times.

A quiet February finale. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 545 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 19.1% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 41 appearances, has played in 39.4% of the 104 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 545 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.52% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen February 21st, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 7.32% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.88% of the 104 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.55% of all 545 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played November 8th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Part of having a quiet night is the lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations.  

Will Mega Millions greet March with a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore, or maybe even a playback?

Callback to a Lost Lottery Fling

If you don’t like the state of things in the lottery world, wait a few days.

Things certainly did change for Mega Millions this past Friday. Even though a Pattern encore wasn’t in the cards, there was a visit from a recent “break-up”. Well, that and the prize money increased to $55 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The February 21st, 2020 Mega Millions drawing saw the 103rd appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 4, 7, 13, 16, 60, and MB 6.

Visit from the recent past. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 19% of the 543 drawings and was last seen on Valentine’s Day 2020.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 40 appearances, has played in 38.8% of the 103 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 543 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.37% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played January 14th, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.85% of the 103 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.93% of all 543 drawings. The 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen February 26th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Throwing ’em in to keep things interesting! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the “fling” between the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and Mega Millions be rekindled with a Pattern encore Tuesday night?

Playback and the Encore: A Lottery Love Story

Lotto Texas and Powerball may have played the day after Valentine’s Day, but love was still in the air! Saturday night is a traditional date night, no matter the time of year. One lottery courted a playback, and the other courted a Pattern encore. These power couples gave the players what-for, and the jackpots rose yet again. Lotto Texas climbed to $7.25 million and Powerball rose to $50 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 12, 13, 31, 32, and 40, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 915th appearance.

The seat of a playback! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1734 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time.

Now with 166 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the 915 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1734 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.57% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 2 1 Specific Order were last seen February 8th, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 1, 12, 31, and 40.

One was plenty. Source: lotterytrend.com.

To add onto the playback insanity, this Combination made its debut on January 31st, 2018.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern came back for an encore with winning numbers 16, 32, 35, 36, 46, and PB 3. This Pattern has now played 87 times.

The setup for a Pattern streak? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have been 456 Powerball drawings to date, and this Pattern has played 19.1% of the time.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order also made an encore appearance. Now with 28 appearances, this General Order has played in 32.2% of the 87 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 456 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.14% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-3-1-1] General Order played February 12th, 2020.

Now with four appearances, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has played in 4.6% of the 87 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.88% of all 456 drawings. We last saw the  0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order in the December 19th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 32, 35, and 36.

Red and (nearly) in the middle. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted April 24th, 2019.  

Will Wednesday night see the {3-2-1} Pattern climb aboard the encore train and will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern stay on board?

A Heartfelt {3-1-1-1}

Valentine’s Day coincided with Mega Millions this year. Candy, cards, and texts were just a few ways to proclaim love. Another, albeit riskier enterprise, was playing Mega Millions. After all, the prize money was nothing to sneeze at and you and yours would be set for ages to come!

Except, Mega Millions was a heartbreaker Friday night. Maybe it didn’t reciprocate the love or just wasn’t ready to go out, but whatever the case, the jackpot climbed to $45 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 102nd appearance with winning numbers 10, 32, 48, 54, 55, and MB 18.

A quiet, reflective Valentine’s Day. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 541 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 18.9% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played February 4th, 2020.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 30 appearances, has played in 29.4% of the 102 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 541 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.55% of the time. The [1-1-3-1] General Order was last seen December 17th, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 6.67% of the 30 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 1.96% of the 102 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.37% of all 541 drawings. The 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the June 13th, 2014 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern muster the courage to go for an encore Tuesday night, or will another Pattern have a go?

Lucky Number 70 Million

The climb didn’t last long for Powerball. A Michigander cut the lottery’s jackpot down to size Wednesday night. Of course, that meant the prize reset to $40 million. Meanwhile, Lotto Texas’s jackpot quietly rose to $7 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 6, 7, 10, 28, and 38, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 190th appearance in the February 12th, 2020 drawing.

Quietly boosting Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1733 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has now played 11% of the time. We last saw the {4-1-1} Pattern in the January 18th, 2020 drawing.

Now with 61 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.1% of the 190 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1733 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.52% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 4 1 1 Specific Order played Christmas 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The solitude of Lotto Texas produced a single repeating Four-Number Combination: 2, 6, 7, and 28.

An extra boost. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted April 18th, 2009.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern was responsible for keeping the jackpot from mushrooming! With winning numbers 14, 47, 54, 55, 68, and PB 25, this Pattern has now played 86 times.

Taming the Powerball jackpot with six numbers! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 18.9% of the 455 Powerball drawings.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 27 appearances, has played in 31.4% of the 86 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 455 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.93% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-3-1-1] General Order were last seen February 5th, 2020.

If you thought a prize being won and a “near-playback” were crazy, get a load of the 1 0 0 3 1 1 Specific Order! With its first ever appearance, this Specific Order has played in 3.7% of the 27 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.16% of the 86 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.22% of all 455 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 14, 47, and 55.

An added bonus. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted in the July 31st, 2019 drawing.

Will Saturday night be a quiet one, or will the {4-1-1} and {3-1-1-1} Patterns be bold enough to make encores?

Wednesday Night Streak Smashers

It’s a fact of life in the lottery world that some Patterns don’t get as much play as others. Sometimes, when those uncommon Patterns play, they leave a big impact.

This past Wednesday night saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak come to an end in Powerball. Likewise, the {3-2-1} Pattern streak of Lotto Texas was over before it could even start. All that was left were jackpots that rose to $60 million and $6.5 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {5-1} Pattern of February 5th, 2020 was brought about by 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, and 32. This Pattern has now played 61 times.

Enough to block a three-peat! Source: lotterytrend.com

There have been 1731 Lotto Texas drawings and this Pattern has appeared in 3.52% of them. Prior to Wednesday night, the {5-1} Pattern was last seen April 13th, 2019.

Now with 17 appearances, the 1 5 0 Specific Order has played in 27.9% of the 61 drawings where {5-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1731 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.98% of the time. The 1 5 0 Specific Order was last seen in the January 2nd, 2019 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas thought an appearance of the {5-1} Pattern was momentous enough.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s Pattern Streak Smasher was the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 23, 30, 35, 41, 57, and PB 2, this Pattern has now played 85 times.

No more {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak here. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 18.8% of the 453 Powerball drawings and was last seen December 14th, 2019.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 26 appearances, has played in 30.6% of the 85 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 453 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.74% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played August 28th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.2% of the 26 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.88% of the 85 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.10% of all 453 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 3 0 1 1 Specific Order in the December 2nd, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

As the dust settled, a single repeating Three-Number Combination was found:

A bonus Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Could either the {3-1-1-1} of Powerball or the {5-1} of Lotto Texas do the unbelievable and make an encore Saturday night?

Kicking Off with {3-1-1-1}

The days are getting longer and even though the groundhog didn’t see his shadow, winter is not giving up so easily. Other things that don’t give up are the Kansas City Chiefs and Mega Millions Patterns like {3-1-1-1}. It may not have the command presence of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern but when it plays, one best pay attention.

This {3-1-1-1} Pattern was the one that thwarted the players’ efforts this past Tuesday night. The side effect was a jackpot that climbed to $187 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers for the February 4th, 2020 drawing were 32, 48, 50, 51, 64, and MB 10, making this the 101st appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern.

Mega Millions’ start to February. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 18.8% of the 538 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen January 14th, 2020.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 33 appearances, has played in 32.7% of the 101 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 538 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.13% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played November 19th, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 0 0 1 3 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.1% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.96% of the 101 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.71% of all 538 drawings. The 0 0 1 3 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the September 28th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening, 32, 48, and MB 10, debuted April 24th, 2018.

A single red block. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will someone claim the prize in Mega Millions Friday night, or will it be knocking on $200 million?

The Great Scaleback

If you partook in Mega Millions last Friday and read our analysis, you’d agree that it was a scorcher! Much like the unseasonable warmth, the onslaught of repeating Three-Number Combinations (half of them thanks to a repeating Four-Number Combination) was relentless. This past Tuesday told a different story: Mega Millions scaled back. An even-tempered play sent the jackpot up to $103 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The January 14th, 2020 Mega Millions drawing marked a milestone for the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 9, 11, 13, 31, 47, and MB 11, this Pattern made its 100th appearance!

Much “quieter” numbers! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have now been 532 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 18.8% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 39 appearances, has played in 39% of the 100 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 532 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.33% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen in the January 3rd, 2020 drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 3 0 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 5.13% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2% of the 100 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.38% of all 532 drawings. The 3 0 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was first seen in the March 25th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were only two repeating Three-Number Combinations Tuesday night:

A smaller serving of Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

What happened this past Tuesday was the first of many Mega Millions scalebacks to come this year. Even though the number of Combinations was reduced, the jackpot is still high! How much more will it soar?

Mega Millions in “Party Hard, Rest Hard”

Another holiday season has come and gone. A collective groan erupts far and wide as it’s time to get back into the work/school routine. Instead of groaning, Mega Millions yawned.

The Christmas-New Year’s timeframe was a busy one for this lottery. Christmas Eve saw a whopping seven repeating Three-Number Combinations! Nothing like that happened this past Friday. The jackpot rose to $69 million and Mega Millions cocooned itself in a blanket as it took a well-earned rest.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 99th appearance in the January 3rd, 2020 drawing with winning numbers 37, 41, 42, 53, 63, and MB 16.

A serene start to the new year. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 529 Mega Millions drawings and this Pattern has played in 18.7% of them. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern December 17th, 2019.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 38 appearances, has played in 38.4% of the 99 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 529 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.18% of the time. The [3-1-1-1] General Order was last seen November 8th, 2019.

Now with three appearances, the 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 7.89% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.03% of the 99 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.57% of all 529 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order played January 30th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination

Part of resting up means no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Mega Millions is off to a quiet start to the year, but does that mean the lull will continue in the foreseeable future?