The Jackpot Wave

Two things have risen this month: temperatures and lottery jackpots! If the results for May 18th, 2019 are anything to go by, rising jackpots will continue to be in the forecast for the foreseeable future. They’ll come back down, eventually, but for now, a watch for Lotto Texas and Powerball is needed.

Powerball’s prize dwarfed that of Lotto Texas, but that’s to be expected. Even with its $288 million up for grabs Wednesday, it didn’t compare to Lotto Texas in the rumblings department. Save for a winner earlier this month, Lotto Texas has rebounded steadily and nicely found itself with a $6 million jackpot. Along the way, it rekindled its love for encores and playbacks.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 13, 20, 38, 31, and 44, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 871st appearance.

Saturday night encore: {3-2-1} edition. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1656 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.6% of the time.

Now with 144 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 871 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1656 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.70% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 3 1 Specific Order were last seen in the May 15th, 2019 drawing. Not only was this a playback, but a double encore!

Four-Number Combination(s)

Nestled inside this double encore-slash-playback was a repeating Four-Number Combination that has played twice before: 10, 28, 31, and 44!

Red looks good for a three-timer. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted April 27th, 2002 and showed up again four years later April 29th, 2006.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 105th appearance with winning numbers 2, 10, 25, 66, 67, and PB 26.

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

Given the 378 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 27.8% of the time and was last seen May 8th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 32 appearances, has played in 30.5% of the 105 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 378 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.47% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played March 23rd, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 15.625% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.76% of the 105 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.32% of all 378 drawings. We last saw the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order on December 31st, 2016.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 2, 66, and 67, debuted November 28th, 2015.

Alone in a red box. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Whether the {3-2-1} Pattern makes a three-peat appearance in Lotto Texas is something we’ll need to look for. Powerball, meanwhile, will have to make the difficult choice of knocking on $300 million or relinquishing its prize.

Two Cheers for Common Patterns!

The word “common” isn’t normally a word to describe a lottery. There’s nothing common about flirting with a billion dollars or a record-breaking Pattern streak, that’s for sure! Lottery analysts live for those sorts of things, you know. What is common, however, is a Pattern, or in this case, two Patterns.

We’ve reached the halfway point of the month, and to celebrate (if you can call it that), Lotto Texas and Powerball played their most common Patterns May 15th. Another, ahem, commonality, was keeping people away from the grand prizes. After Wednesday night, the jackpots rose to $5.75 million and $270 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 16, 20, 21, 29, and 49, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 870th appearance.

There’s more to this than meets the eye. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1655 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 52.6% of the time and was last seen May 1st, 2019.

Now with 143 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.4% of the 870 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1655 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.64% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played April 27th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas wasn’t going to show up with just its most common Pattern. There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

Red looks good on this table. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 140th appearance with winning numbers 7, 17, 33, 61, 68, and PB 4.

The 140th time and still charming. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 37.1% of the 377 Powerball drawings and was last seen May 4th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 40 appearances, has played in 28.6% of the 140 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.6% of all 377 drawings.

Now with twelve appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 30% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.57% of the 140 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.18% of all 377 drawings.

Both the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order were last seen April 20th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 7, 33, and PB 4, debuted January 10th, 2018.

Alone at the top (or in red, at least). Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Things look to heat up for at least one of these lotteries Saturday night. Both Patterns are notorious for streaks. After all, that’s part of why they are the most commonly seen! Pattern encores or no, someone is either going to walk away with the prize money or the prizes are going to continue to climb.

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.

Mega Millions’ Playback Comeback

Before we get to today’s Mega Millions analysis, I want to once again thank Romulun Harris for filling in while I was away in Tulsa for business. If you’re in Tulsa, and you like ramen/Asian fusion, be sure to check out Yokozuna. The pork belly ramen is amazing!

I wasn’t the only one who returned May 10th, 2019. Mega Millions received a visit from a Pattern that made an appearance sometime last week. That Pattern had a hand in thwarting players once again, and the grand prize rose to an astounding $316 million!

But, the Pattern can’t take all the credit; it most certainly did not act alone.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 16, 21, 61, 62, and MB 19, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 132nd appearance.

A visit from a common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 461 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 28.6% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 34.8% of the 132 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 461 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Pattern has played 9.98% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 10.9% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 3.79% of the 132 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.08% of all 461 drawings.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern, [1-2-2-1] General Order, and the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order showed up together on May 3rd, 2019. Indeed, ‘twas a playback responsible for the prize rise!

Three-Number Combination(s)

The playback didn’t come alone. There were four repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 3, 16, 61 (Debuted September 30th, 2014)
  • 16, 61, 62 (Debuted October 10th, 2017)
  • 21, 61, 62 (Debuted September 29th, 2015)
  • 3, 61, 62 (Debuted November 14th, 2014)
A good night for repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Perhaps Tuesday night will see a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore, or perhaps we’ll see that monster of a jackpot rise again. One thing that’s certain is that we won’t know what’s in that Mega Millions box until we open it. The most important takeaway for a lottery is that anything is possible!

Yet Another Australia Play

Hello again, Lotterytrend fans! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates! Lotto Texas experienced another Australia Play along with a Four-Number Combination repeat. And now the details.

Lotto Texas

Last night on May 8, 2019 the winning numbers for Lotto Texas were 2, 5, 34, 36, 39, and 42.

Winning Numbers in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As mentioned earlier, Lotto Texas experienced another Australia Play when both the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 230th appearance, making up 13.91% of all 1653 drawings. They last played on May 4, 2019.

Lotto Texas also experienced a repeat appearance of a Four-Number Combination:

  • 34, 36, 39, and 42, which debuted on January 19, 2008.
Repeat in Four-Number Combination in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Powerball

Meanwhile, Powerball’s winning numbers were 1, 45, 53, 64, 66, and PB 3.

Winning Numbers in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 104th appearance and has played in 27.73% of all 375 drawings. It last played on March 30, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 30th appearance and has played in 28.85% of all 104 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and 8% of all 375 drawings. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, it last played on March 30, 2019.

The 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order made its 6th appearance and has played in 20% of all 30 drawings associated with the [1-2-2-1] General Order, 5.04% of all 104 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, and 1.6% of all 375 drawings. It last played on September 1, 2018.

Powerball experienced a repeat appearance of two Three-Number Combinations:

Repeat in Three-Number Combinations in Powerball. source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

And now, before I take my leave, I would like to thank Freyja Harris for this opportunity to blog to you all for these past few days while she takes care of other important business. Freyja will be back Saturday to fill in on the details while I continue my duties as analyst for lotterytrend-megamillions.com. Until the time comes again when I have to fill in for Freyja, this is Romulun Harris signing off.

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Arriba! Hola again Lottery Trend amigos and Happy Cinco De Mayo! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates! As we smashed the pinata, we got several surprises in the form of an Australian play in Lotto Texas and the ever frequently played {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. There was also a mariachi band composed of a trio of repeats in Three Number Combinations in Powerball! And now the details.

Lotto Texas

Last night on May 4, 2019, the winning numbers for Lotto Texas were 10, 14, 22, 28, 40, and 44.

Winning Numbers in Texas Lotto. Source: lotterytrend.com

As mentioned earlier, Lotto Texas experienced an Australian play when both the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 229th appearance, making up 13.86% of all 1652 drawings. They last played on April 10, 2019.

There were no repeating Four-Number combinations.

Powerball

Meanwhile, Powerball’s winning numbers were 6, 16, 23, 30, 61, and PB 2.

Winning Numbers in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend.com

The frequently played {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 139th appearance and has played in 37.17% of all 374 drawings. It last played on May 1, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 40th appearance and has played in 28.78% of all 139 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and 10.7% of all 374 drawings. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, it last played on May 1, 2019.

The 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order made its 7th appearance and has played in 5.04% of all 139 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, 17.5% of all 40 drawings associated with the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, and 1.87% of all 374 drawings. It last played on April 10, 2019.

Powerball experienced a repeat appearance of three Three-Number Combinations:

Three Repeats in Three-Number Combinations in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend.com

Well, amigos, looks like this was a great fiesta for the lottery world. Until next time, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, signing off. Happy Cinco De Mayo!

¡Saludos!

¡Hola, Lotterytrend amigos! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates. As Cinco De Mayo dawns upon us, a Pattern and General Order that last played on the same date are doing the Mexican Hat Dance while a pair of shaking maracas take the form of two Three-Number Combination repeats. And now the details.

Last night on May 3, 2019, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 8, 16, 22, 66, 68, and MB 11.

The {2-2-1-1] Pattern, back for more! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 131st appearance and has played in 28.59% of all 459 drawings. It last played on April 30, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 45th appearance and has played in 34.35% of all 131 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and a9.8% of all 459 drawings. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, it  last played on April 30, 2019.

The 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its 4th appearance and has played in 8.89% of all 45 drawings associated with the [1-2-2-1] General Order, 3.05% of all 131 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, and 0.87% of all 459 drawings. It last played on October 10, 2017.

As mentioned earlier, Megamillions experienced two repeats in Three-Number Combinations:

Repeating Three-Number Combination bookends. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Well, soon will come the flying of sombreros and shouts of “OLE!”  This is guest blogger Romulun Harris signing off and wishing you a Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Hey, Hey, Hey! A Double Play for May

Lotto Texas and Powerball had the joint honor of kicking off the month. Great minds thought alike May 1st as both, yes both, lotteries saw Pattern encores! They also shared a love of thwarting all efforts to win the jackpot. With no grand prize winners in either Lotto Texas or Powerball, their respective pots are now $6.25 million and $199 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 869th appearance with winning numbers 5, 7, 17, 25, 42, and 50.

Three-timing Pattern to start the month. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1651 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.6% of the time. This appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern is really a three-peat. The last we saw of this Pattern was the April 27th, 2019 drawing and before then, April 24th, 2019.

Now with 165 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played in roughly 19% of the 869 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1651 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.99% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played March 16th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination, 17, 25, 42, and 50, debuted October 25th, 2000.

Eighteen years seems like an eternity in the lottery world. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 23, 28, 56, 66, and PB 17, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 138th appearance.

Another encore for the evening! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 373 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played roughly 37% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 39 appearances, has played in 28.3% of the 138 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 373 drawings into account, this General Order has played 10.5% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order were last seen April 27th, 2019. It turned out that not only did the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore, so did the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order! Could this mean a playback was in the cards for Powerball?

Not necessarily. With its eighth appearance, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20.5% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.80% of the 138 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 373 drawings are considered, this Specific Order has played 2.14% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen April 17th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Amidst the madness was one repeating Three-Number Combination: 23, 28, and 56.

A hidden repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut June 6th, 2018.

Will this coming Saturday night be one full of Pattern streaks?

Mega Millions’ April Send-Off (Making Way for May)

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already a third of the way through 2019! That’s just eight months away from not only another year, but another decade.

But let’s focus on the here and now, shall we? April 30th marked the end of the month, naturally, and Mega Millions was there for the send-off. Nothing too grand or flashy for this lottery.

Well, there is a $252 million grand prize to keep an eye on…

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 130th appearance with winning numbers 24, 37, 41, 61, 70, and MB 20.

A “quiet” end to April. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 458 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.4% of the time and was last seen April 19th, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 44 appearances, has played in 33.8% of the 130 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.61% of all 458 drawings and was last seen April 16th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.62% of the 130 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 458 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.31% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order played January 9th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 24, 61, and 70, debuted October 12th, 2018.

The lone ranger. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The only thing certain is that Mega Millions will be starting May with a jackpot just above a quarter of a billion dollars. May is also the unofficial start of summer, if the theme park commercials aren’t a sign. Will the blockbuster jackpot grow after Friday’s drawing, or will the prize be claimed?