The 4-1-1 on 5/14

The days are getting longer and hotter, the countdown to summer has begun, and Mega Millions wants in! How do you think a lottery could mark the (near) halfway point of May?

  1. A Pattern streak
  2. A monstrously large jackpot
  3. An uncommon Pattern

On May 14th, 2019, Mega Millions took a bit from (b) and a bit from (c). The uncommon Pattern threw players for a loop once again. The grand prize going into Friday night will be $339 million! Mild spoiler: This was the work of the {4-1-1} Pattern.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 59, 66, 67, 68, and MB 18, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 11th appearance.

The {4-1-1} on these six numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillons.com.

Of the 462 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 2.38% of the time and was last seen June 12th, 2018.

The [1-4-1] General Order, now with five appearances, has played in roughly 45.5% of the eleven drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 1.08% of all 462 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-4-1] General Order played June 10th, 2016.

Tuesday night was also the night that the 1 0 0 0 4 1 Specific Order made its debut in Mega Millions! With that said, this Specific Order has now played in 20% of the five drawings where the General Order was [1-4-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 9.09% of the 11 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 462 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.22% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations bundled together! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As we keep pushing through May, will Mega Millions continue to turn up the heat?

Uncommon Gifts for Mother’s Day

Breakfast (or brunch) in bed too cliché?

Couldn’t get the flowers she wanted?

Wanted to do something grand for Mother’s Day, but ran out of time?

Well, how about the lottery and if you’re in Texas, how about two of them?

May 11th, 2019 had the honor of being the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Lotto Texas and Powerball honored moms everywhere by playing some of their most uncommonly seen Patterns. That, and the grand prizes in both lotteries went unclaimed. The prize for Lotto Texas climbed to $5.5 million and Powerball ascended to a monstrous $250 million. Yet, despite the monster growing in Powerball, Lotto Texas was the wilder of the two.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 12, 22, 24, 32, 33, and 48, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 179th appearance.

The 411 on the {4-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1654 drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 60 appearances, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has played in 33.5% of the 179 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1654 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.63% of the time.

One way in which Lotto Texas was the wilder lottery was that it saw a playback! Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 4 1 Specific Order were last seen in the April 20th, 2019 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Another element to Lotto Texas’s wild side was a repeating Four-Number Combination that played for the third time! Lone repeater 24, 32, 33, and 48 made its debut October 13th, 2012.

Triple repeater! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination was also seen September 17th, 2016.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 24th appearance with winning numbers 6, 8, 9, 37, 40, and PB 26.

Very uncommon for Powerball, that {3-2-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 376 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 6.38% of the time and was last seen January 23rd, 2019.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with twelve appearances, has played in 50% of the 24 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 3.19% of all 376 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [3-2-1] General Order played October 27th, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 3 0 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 16.7% of the twelve drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.33% of the 24 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 376 drawings have been taken into consideration, the 3 0 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 0.53% of the time. This Specific Order played for the first time on February 18th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 8, 40, and PB 26, debuted July 8th, 2017.

The low man on the totem pole has appeared the most. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Regardless of how Saturday night turned out, Mother’s Day isn’t about fancy gifts for your mom. Sometimes, making something simple and spending time with her is the best gift of all. A Happy Mother’s Day to all our readers, wherever your mothers may be.

Looking to the week ahead, we’re nearing the home stretch for the school year in many places. Powerball certainly has a monster on its hands, and what a wild way to start summer if the beast is finally caught at the end of the month! Lotto Texas, on the other hand, will continue its mellowness, with a dash of wild here and there.

Saturday Night Hop

With it being a holiday weekend and all, it’s fitting that things slowed down considerably April 20th. Earlier in the week, we were met with a surprise visit from an exact spread in Lotto Texas. In fact, it was the first time our blog covered such an event!

Other than the Pattern streak underway in Powerball, Saturday night was the quietest we’ve seen in a while. With no grand prize winners, $5.5 million and $150 million will be up for grabs Wednesday in Lotto Texas and Powerball, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 178th appearance with winning numbers 7, 25, 28, 32, 34, and 44.

Keeping it cool. Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1648 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time and was last seen March 2nd, 2019.

Now with 59 appearances, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has played in 33.1% of the 178 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.58% of all 1648 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 4 1 Specific Order played July 11th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

To commemorate the holiday weekend, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern train kept chugging along. With winning numbers 3, 27, 30, 63, 65, and PB 1, this Pattern played for the fifth time in a row!

The Pattern streak continues! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern, with 136 appearances, has played in 36.8% of the 370 Powerball drawings. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the April 17th, 2019 drawing.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 39 appearances, has played in 28.7% of the 136 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 10.5% of all 370 drawings. The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order previously played April 6th, 2019.

Now with eleven appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 28.2% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.09% of the 136 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.97% of all 370 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played September 29th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

No repeating Three-Number Combinations to be had in Powerball.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak hold strong Wednesday night? Could the {4-1-1} in Lotto Texas make an encore?

The Onward March of Lotto Texas & Powerball

With a saying like, “In like a lion and out like a lamb”, you’d expect either Lotto Texas or Powerball to start their March runs guns blazing. Nothing like a Pattern streak or a playback to start the month off, right?

The lotteries kicked off the month with a powerful start, but not of the “In your face” variety. March 2nd saw a Pattern encore for Lotto Texas and Powerball’s jackpot is a beast, now towering at $381 million. Meanwhile, Lotto Texas kept a cool head; its grand prize is now $8.5 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made an encore with winning numbers 13, 24, 38, 40, 44, and 49. This Pattern has now played 177 times.


A Wednesday night showing wasn’t enough! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1634 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. The {4-1-1} Pattern was last seen February 27th, 2019.

Now with 61 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.5% of the 177 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 3.73% of all 1634 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 1 4 Specific Order played November 21st, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 13, 23, 40, and 49.

Been a long time since this Combo showed up! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the March 31st, 2001 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 19, 25, 27, 68, and PB 21, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 73rd appearance.

No encore for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 20.5% of the 356 Powerball drawings and was last seen February 23rd, 2019.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its 19th appearance and has now played in 26% of the 73 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 356 drawings are taken into consideration, this Pattern has played 5.34% of the time. We last saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order December 19th, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 1 3 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.5% of the 19 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.74% of the 73 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.56% of all 356 drawings. The 1 3 0 0 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance March 4th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Only one repeating Three-Number Combination came forth Saturday night: 19, 68, and PB 21.

It may be at the bottom of the table, but not in repeats! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut on November 28th, 2018.

For those of you out there who wanted a more robust start, keep in mind that March has just begun. Powerball’s prize is a force to be reckoned with, and it will be caught one day. Question is, will it be next week or closer to the end of the month? And what about Lotto Texas’s {4-1-1} Pattern: Is a Pattern streak in the cards?

A Streak-less End

February 27th was the last night for Lotto Texas and Powerball this month, and without a doubt, they ended the month with a roar! Wednesday night belonged to Powerball, what with its repeating Three-Number Combination frenzy and a prize now a staggering $348 million.

The ever-humble Lotto Texas broke it off with the {3-2-1} Pattern after five dates. But this (normally) unassuming lottery made sure Powerball didn’t have all the fun. In the meantime, the grand prize rose to a respectable $8.25 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Even though the Pattern streak for the {3-2-1} Pattern was broken, Lotto Texas made amends with a playback! With winning numbers 5, 10, 11, 14, 35, and 42, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 176th appearance.

The {4-1-1} Pattern, both humble and lovable. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1633 Lotto Texas drawings, the {4-1-1} Pattern has played in 10.8% of them.

Now with 58 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 33% of the 176 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When all 1633 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.55% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 4 1 1 Specific Order played together in the December 5th, 2018 drawing!

Before we move on to the repeating Four-Number Combination analysis, note that the above is not an Australia Play. The 4 1 1 Specific Order is not the only one that can play alongside the {4-1-1} Pattern. What makes an Australia Play unique in Lotto Texas is that there is only one Specific Order for a specific Pattern. That special Pattern and Specific Order are {2-2-2} and 2 2 2, respectively.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 5, 14, 35, and 42.

A classy way of spicing things up. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 23rd, 2015 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 128th appearance with winning numbers 21, 31, 42, 49, 59, and PB 23.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has a lot of power in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 355 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 38.2% of the time and was last seen February 6th, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 34th appearance and has now played in roughly 26.6% of the 128 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.58% of all 355 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played February 2nd, 2019.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.5% of the 34 drawings where [1-2-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 6.25% of the 128 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.25% of all 355 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order in the July 14th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball was just brimming with repeating Three-Number Combinations! In fact, there were four of them:

Bundles and bunches! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Lotto Texas and Powerball look to be heading into March on a forceful note. There may not be any Pattern streaks, but there is a monstrously high jackpot and another jackpot that ain’t too shabby. Will Saturday night be a Combination frenzy night or will something else be in store?

A Streak and a Breakup

There appeared to be a shakeup in the Lottery World. After just two dates, Powerball called it quits with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Meanwhile, Lotto Texas and the {3-2-1} Pattern had another go. Things got even hotter with the debut of a new Specific Order and a repeating Three-Number Combination. Throw in rising grand prizes of $7.75 million and $304 million, February 20th was anything but a quiet night!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The relationship Lotto Texas has with the {3-2-1} Pattern is a special one. Not only is it the most commonly played Pattern, it went for the “four-peat”. With winning numbers 12, 30, 36, 38, 51, and 54, this Pattern has now played 861 times.

Fourth date. Source: lotterytrend.com

There have been 1631 drawings, and this Pattern has played in 52.8% of them.

It just so happened that the {3-2-1} Pattern wasn’t all that came back Wednesday. The 1 2 3 Specific Order made an encore, adding a little more spice to the night. Now with 154 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 861 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.44% of all 1631 drawings.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 1 2 3 Specific Order were last seen February 16th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The {3-2-1} Pattern and 1 2 3 Specific Order just wanted Lotto Texas for themselves. This, in turn, led to the repeating Four-Number Combinations getting edged out.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball made a great connection with the {4-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 27, 49, 50, 51, 52, and PB 2. This Pattern has now played nine times.

A new flame. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 353 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 2.55% of the time and was last seen February 9th, 2019.

The [1-4-1] General Order made its fifth appearance and has now played in roughly 55.6% of the nine drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 1.42% of all 353 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-4-1] General Order played October 17th, 2018.

The 0 1 0 4 0 1 Specific Order made its world debut! With that said, this Specific Order has played in 20% of the five drawings where the General Order was [1-4-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 11.1% of the nine drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.28% of all 353 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The date ended with repeating Three-Number Combination 49, 50, and 52.

A single that doesn’t mingle. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This lone repeater made its debut in the August 17th, 2016 drawing.

Regardless of what happened last week, both lotteries finished strong. Lotto Texas may have a thing going with the {3-2-1} Pattern but Powerball has the whole “crazy-high” jackpot angle going into Saturday night. Will the love affair continue in Lotto Texas or is the (inevitable) breakup just around the corner?

The February 9th Playback Spectacle

Momentum was ramped up Saturday night! For starters, Lotto Texas went ahead full throttle. This normally unassuming lottery appears to have developed a newfound spunk. Its affliction with Playback Fever was only tempered by its respectable $7 million grand prize.

Powerball, often seen as the grander of the two, showed a few symptoms of the Fever as well. However, a surprise Specific Order kept it from completely taking over. The prize continued climbing towards stratospheric heights, now standing at $242 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 858th appearance with winning numbers 11, 13, 16, 21, 48, and 52.

Never gone for long. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1628 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.7% of them.

Now with 161 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.8% of the 858 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.89% of all 1628 drawings.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 1 2 Specific Order played February 2nd, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the playback were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 16, 21, 48, 52 (Debuted July 13th, 2011)
  • 11, 16, 21, 48 (Debuted August 30th, 2000)
Doubles in the repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball was graced with one of its least common Patterns: the {4-1-1}. With winning numbers 1, 2, 3, 7, 39, and PB 25, this Pattern made its eighth appearance.

A rare occurrence. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 350 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 2.29% of the time.

The [4-1-1] General Order made its fourth appearance and has now played in 50% of the eight drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 1.14% of all 350 drawings.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the [4-1-1] General Order were last seen May 16th, 2018.

What kept Playback Fever from taking a complete hold over Powerball was the debut of a Specific Order! Making its first ever appearance, the 4 0 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has now played in 25% of the four drawings where the General Order was [4-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 12.5% of the eight drawings were {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.29% of all 350 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

In addition to the debut of a Specific Order, Powerball saw three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

February has been a strong month for both Lotto Texas and Powerball so far. Will the momentum continue with more playbacks or a Pattern encore Wednesday night?

Christmas Pattern Spice

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the days are getting shorter. If going to work in the dark and/or coming home in the dark isn’t enough, it’s getting colder. Thankfully, the Christmas lights, the hot drinks, and the lottery are just a few things that make us forget about the cold!

With twenty days before Christmas, there were no grand prize winners for either Lotto Texas or Powerball. December 5th saw the jackpots rise to $7.5 million and $217 million, respectively. Even though there were no Pattern encores, the lotteries spiced things up with a couple of uncommonly seen Patterns.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern streak was short-lived. Instead, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 175th appearance with winning numbers 8, 10, 13, 16, 30, and 45.

Bye bye Pattern streak! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1609 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.9% of the time and was last seen November 21st, 2018.

Now with 57 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.6% of the 175 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Additionally, this Specific Order has played in 3.54% of all 1609 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 4 1 1 Specific Order played on July 4th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In the aftermath of the shake-up were two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 8, 10, 16, 45 (Debuted February 21st, 2009)
  • 8, 16, 30, 45 (Debuted June 23rd, 2012)

Nine years is a while. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 11, 36, 37, 38, and PB 11, Powerball’s {3-2-1} Pattern made its 22nd debut.

This {3-2-1] Pattern is a different beast. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 6.65% of the 331 Powerball drawings and previously played October 27th, 2018.

The [2-3-1] General Order made its eleventh appearance and has now played in 50% of the 22 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 331 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 3.32% of the time. We last saw the [2-3-1] General Order in the November 18th, 2017 drawing.

The treat of the evening was the world debut of the 2 0 3 0 0 1 Specific Order! This has now played in 9.09% of the eleven drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 4.55% of the 22 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.30% of all 331 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 9, 37, and PB 11.

Keeping things interesting. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 16th, 2017 drawing.

The only thing consistent in December so far is the rising jackpots. Still, one can’t help but wonder if either of these uncommon Patterns will make an encore Saturday night.

The Playback and Encore Side Dishes

Whether you’re in Bermuda shorts in Honolulu or wearing long johns in New York City, Lottery Binge wants to wish all our U.S. readers a Happy Thanksgiving! If you don’t fill up on turkey, at least fill up on the desserts!

Thanksgiving Eve can be one of the most frustrating days of the year. Whether trapped in traffic or rushing to the store for last-minute items, frustration levels may rival those of the big day itself! Thankfully, neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball get stuck in traffic. Nor do they need to bake in an oven for several hours.

November 21st continued the “busy-ness” of Lotto Texas and Powerball. They more than proved that repeating Four and Three-Number Combinations are just one way to generate excitement. Jackpots that rose to $6.5 million and $155 million, respectively, were another. Lotto Texas took the playback route, whereas Powerball took the Path of the Pattern Encore.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 24, 39, 43, 45, and 53, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 174th appearance.

The numbers responsible for a playback! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1605 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 60 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.5% of the 174 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1605 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.74% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order previously played on November 10th, 2018!

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations Wednesday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball was buzzworthy in two ways. Not only did the jackpot rise to a value that ties (yes, ties) with Mega Millions, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played for the fourth time in a row! The 118th appearance of the Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 7, 14, 23, 38, 55, and PB 18.

The numbers responsible for a jackpot rise! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 327 Powerball drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 36.1% of them.

With 32 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has now played in 27.1% of the 118 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 327 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.79% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order were seen on November 17th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.875% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.93% of the 118 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.14% of all 327 drawings. The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order previously played on a holiday! More specifically, July 4th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

No repeating Three-Number Combinations were to be found this time.

With Thanksgiving coming early this year, it’s easy to forget that there’s still another week left. The start of the Christmas shopping season being the day after doesn’t help. The grand prizes for Lotto Texas and Powerball will make excellent Christmas presents for who ever wins them! Will these grand prizes rise again Saturday night with another Lotto Texas playback or a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern five-peat in Powerball?

Big Things in “Small” Lotteries

Truthfully, none of the Big Three lotteries covered in this blog (Powerball, Lotto Texas, Mega Millions) are small. Yet, even among giants, there’s a “shorty”. Lotto Texas never seems to unleash monsters or enthrall nations with powerful spells. Despite being the smallest, it has its own quirks and is more than capable of throwing punches. After all, it did have a Pattern play eight times in a row!

There was nothing that grandiose November 10th. Nevertheless, Lotto Texas still had the biggest plays of the night, and with a jackpot now at $5.75 million, its respectable image was maintained. Powerball, notorious for being a powerhouse, crossed the $100 million threshold ($106 million), and largely kept to itself.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 16, 19, 37, 38, 40, and 54, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 173rd appearance.

A lot of power in these numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1602 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 59 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.1% of the 173 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1602 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 3.67% of them.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order played on October 24th, 2018.  Although the {3-2-1} Pattern streak was broken, a playback was just as dandy!

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to the playback, the repeating Four-Number Combination 37, 38, 40, and 54 made its second appearance.

Near the top of the heap. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut on July 27th, 2016.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 115th appearance with winning numbers 5, 29, 34, 53, 57, and PB 24.

A while yet before another nation-wide spell is cast. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 324 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.5% of the time and was last seen on October 31st, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has now played 30 times. This General Order has also now played in 26.1% of the 115 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.26% of all 324 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played on October 10th, 2018.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.33% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.70% of the 115 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.81% of all 324 drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen on January 17th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 5, 57, and PB 24.

The notion of a repeating Three-Number Combination was irresistible. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the June 14th, 2017 drawing.

So far, the only thing that has been consistent in November has been rising jackpots. Yet, a few of these nights have been accompanied by Pattern streaks, especially in Lotto Texas. Powerball did see its most common Pattern, and one tried and true method to stay on top is through Pattern streaks. Could Wednesday see an encore of either the {4-1-1} or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?