The Mid-Week Streak

We caught another one!

The Pattern streak fish were biting the night of October 16th, 2019. Lotto Texas was able to catch one, and that had the effect of raising the jackpot to $6.5 million.

Powerball wasn’t able to catch this fish. Instead, it opted for a playback fake-out, which kept players from winning the prize here as well. This jackpot rose to $110 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its fourth consecutive appearance, with winning numbers 12, 15, 25, 39, 46, and 49. This Pattern has now played 896 times.

Four-time charmer {3-2-1}. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1699 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 52.7% of the time and was last seen October 12th, 2019.

Now with 126 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.1% of the 896 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1699 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.42% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played September 25th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The Pattern streak was accompanied by two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 12, 15, 39, 49 (Debuted August 8th, 2009)
  • 15, 25, 39, 49 (Debuted July 14th, 2001)
The Pattern streak didn’t act alone. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 5, 25, 63, 67, and PB 3, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 116th appearance.

No Pattern streak for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.6% of the 421 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 37 appearances, has played in 31.9% of the 116 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.79% of all 421 drawings.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order played October 5th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 16.2% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.17% of the 116 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.43% of all 421 drawings. The 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order had other plans! We last saw it in the May 18th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

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

Will Saturday night see the Pattern streak continue in Lotto Texas? Will Powerball see a true playback?

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?

Of Lotteries and Their Need for Attention

Ah, Lotto Texas. This lottery has a reputation for being the calm and collected one. Prizes aren’t nearly as large as the ones for Powerball or Mega Millions, but they’re certainly nothing to turn your nose up at! Earlier this year, Lotto Texas had a nearly five-month long streak where the prize climbed to nearly $24 million.

The October 12th, 2019 drawing showed signs that this lottery isn’t so above it all in the attention seeking department. A three-peat bumped the jackpot up to $6.25 million. Meanwhile, Powerball rose quietly to $100 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Winning numbers 3, 11, 15, 29, 44, and 49 made the {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat possible. This Pattern has now played 895 times.

A Pattern streak in the works? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1698 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.7% of the time and was last seen October 9th, 2019.

Now with 172 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19.2% of the 895 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1698 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.1% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played July 24th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The single repeating Four-Number Combination was 11, 15, 44, and 49.

The three-peat didn’t act alone. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the July 28th, 2018 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball also saw its most common Pattern October 12th. With winning numbers 12, 29, 34, 53, 65, and PB 23, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 159th appearance.

A night for common Patterns. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 37.9% of the 420 Powerball drawings and was last seen September 21st, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 42 appearances, has played in 26.4% of the 159 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10% of all 420 drawings. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order September 11th, 2019.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.81% of the 159 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.33% of all 420 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order in the April 27th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 29, 34, and 53

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

This Combination debuted November 10th, 2018.

Will Wednesday night see the {3-2-1} Pattern streak form for Lotto Texas, and what about that {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in Powerball? Is an encore in store?

An Encore for a Hopping Wednesday

Things were toasty, just toasty for Lotto Texas and Powerball. As the colder air pushed through, these lotteries got a fire going by throwing in an encore and an Australia Play! Frustrated players made kindling out of their tickets, however. The jackpots rose to $6 million and $90 million, respectively.

(To all the math nuts out there, the Lotto Texas jackpot is now 1/15th that of Powerball’s. Is this the “natural order” of things, or is Lotto Texas just biding its time, waiting for Powerball to “slip up”?)

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

October 9th, 2019 saw an encore for the {3-2-1} Pattern and its 894th appearance. This time, the winning numbers were 14, 18, 19, 27, 33, and 41.

Another round of {3-2-1}! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.7% of the 1697 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 147 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.4% of the 147 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1697 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.66% of the time. We last saw the 2 3 1 Specific Order in the September 14th, 2019 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations were birthed from this madness:

  • 18, 27, 33, 41 (Debuted March 13th, 2002)
  • 14, 18, 19, 41 (Debuted December 22nd, 2010)
Completing the package. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 18, 33, 43, 65, and PB 2, an Australia Play bounded across Powerball for the 26th time.

Bounding along with six numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Of the 419 drawings to date, the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order and 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have played 6.21% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, an Australia Play was spotted July 27th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 The Australia Play wasn’t alone. A single repeating Three-Number Combination was tucked away:

Gotta have that one! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will a Pattern streak form for Lotto Texas on Saturday, and could Powerball’s Australia Play come back like a boomerang?

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?

The House of September Blues

A new month means new opportunities to win big prizes. Or, if the results of the October 5th, 2019 Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings are anything to go by, watch those opportunities slip away. Having a setback on your early retirement plans is a sore spot to be sure but there is a silver lining to all this. The next time around, the pot will be larger!

Lotto Texas and Powerball’s jackpots rose to $5.75 million and $80 million, respectively, all thanks to several callbacks to the recently departed September.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 893rd, appearance with 6, 10, 18, 24, 32, and 37.

Slowly but surely recovering. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1696 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.7% of the time and was last seen September 25th, 2019.

Now with 161 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18% of the 893 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1696 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.49% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played September 11th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

As Lotto Texas continued its slow climb upward, it held off on playing any repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 14, 36, 51, 54, and PB 4, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 115th appearance.

The Powerball jackpot rose once more. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 27.5% of the 418 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 36 appearances, has played in 31.3% of the 115 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 418 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.61% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order were last seen in the September 28th, 2019 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.61% of the 115 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.72% of all 418 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order played January 2nd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A couple of red boys for Saturday night! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

All-in-all, a mostly quiet night for Lotto Texas and Powerball. Looking ahead to next week, we’ll have to see if {3-2-1}’s fondness for Pattern encores makes itself present Wednesday night.

The First Week Streak

A Pattern streak was confirmed in Mega Millions! The October 4th, 2019 drawing saw the fourth consecutive appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Friday’s streak kept {2-1-1-1-1} the most commonly played Mega Millions Pattern and grew the pot. With no one able to pick all six numbers, the prize increased to $55 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The 224th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was made possible by 11, 38, 44, 48, 70, and MB 17.

The week of the streak! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 503 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44.5% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 61 appearances, has played in 27.2% of the 224 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 503 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.1% of the time.

Not only was there a four-peat for the Pattern, there was also an encore for the General Order! Prior to Friday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played October 1st, 2019.

Now with 16 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.2% of the 61 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.14% of the 224 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.18% of all 503 drawings. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen June 28th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 11, 48, and 70.

Ending the week with a repeater. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted August 2nd, 2019.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak hold next week?

The October Slide

It’s that time of year again! The days are getting shorter and (hopefully) cooler, pumpkin spice lattes aren’t so awkward, and the kids (and kids at heart) are making plans for Halloween.

It’s time for Inktober!

Wait a minute! Isn’t this a lottery blog? Well, yeah, but let me do something shameless for a moment. First, some context.

Inktober is when artists from around the world post drawings done in ink on their websites or social media. There’s a prompt (link) but you can draw your own thing. You can draw every day or every other day, whatever’s comfortable for you.  From hobbyists to professionals, anyone can post, all in the name of sharing, improving, and good fun.

I, uh, ahem, drew something for the occasion. The first day’s theme was “Ring”.

If you follow on Twitter, you didn’t see the whole thing.

I’m not a professional by any means, but boy does drawing take a load off! If there’s anything I learned from trying to post to Twitter yesterday, it’s this:

  1. Don’t post a few minutes before midnight
  2. The crop tool is not my friend (draw landscape?)
  3. Instagram would be probably be better. I’ll keep y’all posted on when that becomes available.

Today’s theme is “Mindless” but after a long workday, I’m (mostly) out of mind.

(This concludes the shameless plug. We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog post.)

Mega Millions kicked off the October lottery rush with a Pattern three-peat. The first of the month didn’t bring any grand prize winners. This caused the jackpot to climb to $50 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was made possible by 10, 17, 39, 42, 59, and MB 3. This Pattern has now played 223 times.

Not done in ink. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 502 drawings, this Pattern has now played 44.4% of the time. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen September 27th, 2019.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 60 appearances, has played in 26.9% of the 223 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 502 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played August 13th, 2019.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 60 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.38% of the 223 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.39% of all 502 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order January 25, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, Mega Millions had to bring along a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations!

An evenly spaced trio. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will this year’s October Mega Millions harbor a beastly jackpot, or will it take a quieter path?

September Encore Finale: Mega Millions Edition

September has come and gone for Mega Millions. A milestone had been achieved, a massive jackpot had been won, and the month didn’t end with a Pattern streak. But, the night of September 27th, 2019 was anything but a snooze. Even though there was no streak, there was an encore, and that pushed the jackpot to $45 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by 12, 20, 31, 43, 45, and MB 20. This Pattern has now played 222 times.

Finishing strong with an encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 501 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44.3% of the time and was last seen September 24th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 23.4% of the 222 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 501 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played in 10.4% of them. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played September 13th, 2019.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.86% of the 222 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.59% of all 501 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order in the August 6th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 31, 43, and MB 20, debuted April 10th, 2018.

Topped off with a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions will continue to recuperate as we head into October. Right now, a monster jackpot doesn’t seem likely but it’s early yet. We had a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, after all. Who’s to say that we won’t start the month with a three-peat?

The End of the Summer High

And so, it ended.

After a five-month streak, Lotto Texas  came down from its high September 25th, 2019. How fitting that this happened in the first drawing of the season! As is protocol, the prize receded to $5 million.

On the other side of the spectrum, Powerball didn’t see anyone claim the grand prize. A visit from a very uncommon Pattern sent the jackpot climbing quietly for $50 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Keeping with the established “Theme of Five”, it was a {3-2-1} five-peat that brought the Lotto Texas jackpot down to size. This Pattern made its 892nd appearance with 5, 9, 26, 38, 41, and 44.

A five-peat ends a 5-month streak! Source: lotterytrend.com.

The {3-2-1} Pattern has now played in 52.7% of the 1693 drawings and was last seen September 21st, 2019.

Now with 125 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14% of the 892 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 7.38% of all 1693 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played August 31st, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Knocking Lotto Texas back down to Earth was plenty enough. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 11th appearance with 37, 43, 44, 45, 53, and PB 25.

No Pattern streaks or encores. Just a rising jackpot. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 415 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 2.65% of the time and was last seen June 22nd, 2019.

The [1-4-1] General Order, now with six appearances, has played in 54.5% of the 11 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 415 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 1.45% of the time. We last saw the [1-4-1] General Order February 20th, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 1 4 0 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the six drawings where [1-4-1] was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 18.2% of the 11 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.48% of all 415 drawings. The  0 0 1 4 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the August 17th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

One repeating Three-Number Combination came with its own brand of mischief, mainly by having played twice before! That Combination was:

A triple repeater. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

So, it looks like there won’t be any crazy-large jackpots to end September. There’s still one drawing left, and Lotto Texas is still in the grip of a Pattern streak. It remains to be seen if the streak holds Saturday night. As for Powerball, a {4-1-1} encore isn’t likely, but stranger things have happened!