There Be No Fools

In times like these, we could all use a good laugh. Whether it’s sitcoms or jokes, cartoons or pranks, we’d go nuts if we never stopped to laugh at the absurdities of “real life”.

Lotto Texas and Powerball got in a laugh or two Wednesday night. Neither of them showered us with Pattern encores, but there was a repeating Combination of the Three or Four-Number kind somewhere. Even though the lotteries were taking it easy for the most part, they had enough energy to boost the jackpot to $10.5 million in Lotto Texas and $180 million in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The April 1, 2020 Lotto Texas drawing saw the 193rd appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 1, 19, 20, 31, 35, and 45.

A simple-ish night. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11% of the 1747 drawings and was last seen March 21, 2020.

Now with 64 appearances, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has played in 33.2% of the 193 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1747 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.66% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 4 1 Specific Order played January 18, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination 1, 19, 20, and 45 debuted October 22, 2011.

Red boxes make for strong leaders! Source: lotterytrend.com.

 Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 33, 35, 45, 48, 60, and PB 16, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 132nd appearance.

Taking a slightly more common approach. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.1% of the 469 drawings and was last seen March 25, 2020.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 50 appearances, has played in 37.9% of the 132 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 469 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order February 19, 2020.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 14% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.30% of the 132 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.49% of all 469 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order played January 15, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination played twice before! Combination 45, 48, and PB 16 made its debut March 25, 2017 and was last seen about four months later in the July 1, 2017 drawing.

Three timing Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball go all out Saturday night, or will they slowly ease into their legendary madness?

A Pattern Worth Sticking With

Mega Millions, like March, went out as quietly as a lamb. Another quiet night was on tap Tuesday night as a Pattern encore and a repeating Three-Number Combination pulled through. Meanwhile, the jackpot rose to $121 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Friday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern decided to have another go! With winning numbers 8, 17, 51, 57, 70, and MB 2, this Pattern played for the 242nd time March 31st, 2020.

Playing it safe. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 554 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 22.7% of the 242 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 554 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.93% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played March 13th, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.09% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.07% of the 242 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.90% of all 554 drawings. The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen in the October 12th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination, 17, 51, and MB 2, debuted January 10th, 2020.

But not too safe. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Can the slower-paced Mega Millions produce a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat Friday night?

Party of One: Mega Millions Edition

After a busy Tuesday, Mega Millions retreated Friday night. No Pattern encores, no crazy plays of any kind to be had. There were a couple of major developments, though. One was a single Three-Number Combination that made its first appearance five years ago. The other was yet another rise in the jackpot; it became worth $113 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern smashed any hope of a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore for the time being. The winning numbers for March 27th, 2020 were 3, 25, 28, 50, 60, and MB 1, marking the 241st appearance for this Pattern.

No encore this time! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.6% of the 553 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen March 13th, 2020.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 22.8% of the 241 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 553 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.95% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played December 20th, 2019.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.6% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.39% of the 241 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.35% of all 553 drawings. The 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen August 2nd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening, 3, 50, and 60, debuted October 28th, 2014.

A larger gathering earlier this week, now just one. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

What with Lotto Texas and Powerball calming down earlier this week and now Mega Millions, perhaps “social distancing” is entering their conscience! Are quiet lotteries going to be the new trend or is this a temporary rest?

Lotteries on Bedrest

The crash was inevitable. After nights of going hog-wild, it was going to catch up to Lotto Texas and Powerball. They didn’t have the energy to party this past Wednesday night, or kick up a stink for that matter. Even though they rested, there was just enough energy for a similar spread and a repeating Three-Number Combination between them. Lotto Texas’s jackpot reached the $10 million mark and Powerball slept to $160 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 922nd appearance in the March 25th, 2020 drawing. That night, the winning numbers were 5, 33, 36, 40, 51, and 54.

A mid-week rest-up. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1745 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time. The {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen March 18th, 2020.

Now with 160 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 922 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1745 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.17% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order played January 29th, 2020.

Similar Spread

Wednesday’s nights numbers saw a spread of 28:03:04:11:03. This was similar to the spread for January 19th, 2002. That night, the winning numbers were 4, 8, 19, 22, 25, 53 and the spread was 04:11:03:03:28. Although the differences in numbers was the same, the orders in which they played weren’t.  

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

March 25th also saw the 131st appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 5, 9, 27, 39, 42, and PB 16.

A change of pace or just a minor setback? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.1% of the 467 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 32.8% of the 131 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 467 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.21% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order were last seen March 18th, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.58% of the 131 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.28% of all 467 drawings. We last saw the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order September 8th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination was 9, 27, and 42.

Enough energy for a repeating Three-Number Combo! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted March 22nd, 2017.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball be staying in Saturday night or will they be rested up and ready for a night on the town?

The Great Combination Gathering

Add “social distancing” to the ever-growing list of concepts that mean nothing to lotteries.

Mega Millions ditched the {3-2-1} Pattern this past Tuesday night. A three-peat for such a Pattern would be more suited to Lotto Texas, anyway. While Mega Millions went to pick up another Pattern, a bevy of repeating Three-Number Combinations came along for the ride. The grand prize went unclaimed once again, rising to $107 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern saw its 152nd appearance in the March 24th, 2020 drawing, with winning numbers 2, 8, 16, 18, 31, and MB 14.

The three-peat blocker! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 552 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.5% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the March 6th, 2020 drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 50 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 152 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 552 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.06% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played February 25th, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.95% of the 152 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.09% of all 552 drawings. The 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen January 24th, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were plentiful! Four members made up the entourage this time around:

Red clusters keeping one row between them. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

 Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go on to make an encore Friday night or will Mega Millions ditch it for yet another Pattern?

Frantic Fondness for (Repeating) Four-Number Combinations

With more businesses closing and more people forced to stay home, Lotto Texas and Powerball are still stir-crazy. Repeating Four-Number Combinations reared their heads once again in Lotto Texas, and would you believe this frenzy spread to Powerball? This frantic embracement of repeating Four-Number Combinations led to more jackpot increases. Lotto Texas climbed to $9.75 million and Powerball settled at $150 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

March 21st, 2020 saw the 192nd appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 3, 8, 14, 18, 27, and 47.

More than meets the eye. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11% of the 1744 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen February 26th, 2020.

Now with 62 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.3% of the 192 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1744 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.56% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 4 1 1 Specific Order played February 12th, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There was a reduction in the number of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Instead of five, you’ll need to settle for two:

  • 8, 14, 27, 47 (Debuted February 20th, 2013)
  • 8, 14, 18, 27 (Debuted August 31st, 2013)
A healthy helping. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

March 21st also saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make its 181st appearance. This time around, the winning numbers were 2, 23, 40, 59, 69, and PB 13.

A common Pattern with “not-so-common” results! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 466 drawings and this Pattern has played 38.8% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen March 11th, 2020.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 48 appearances, has played in 26.5% of the 181 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 466 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order February 1st, 2020.

Now with 15 appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 31.25% of the 48 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.29% of the 181 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.22% of all 466 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played October 19th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination

Powerball’s repeating Four-Number Combination was 23, 59, 69, and PB 13.

Sticking out in blue. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted January 14th, 2017.

Three-Number Combinations

Of course, these repeating Three-Number Combinations tagged along! These debuted in the earlier-mentioned January 14th drawing:

  • 23, 59, 69
  • 23, 59, PB 13
  • 23, 69, PB 13
  • 59, 69, PB 13

There was a lone repeating Three-Number Combination doing its thing: 23, 40, 69. This Combination debuted June 1st, 2016.

Red and blue go great together. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

From a similar spread in Powerball to a newfound love of repeating Four-Number Combinations in both lotteries, this has been quite a week! Will next week be more of the same or will another form of methodical madness take control?

Springtime Mega Millions Encores

Spring has sprung! If you’re reading this from the Northern Hemisphere, March 20th (or 19th, depending on who you ask) was the lead-in to warmer weather and a season of new beginnings. Mega Millions wasn’t quite ready to make the leap into something new this past Friday night. This “safe” play helped send the jackpot past the $100 million mark; $101 million, to be precise.

General Lottery Analysis

The March 20th, 2020 drawing saw the 25th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern with winning numbers 34, 35, 41, 45, 54, and MB 5.

An unexpected Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 4.54% of the 551 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 14 appearances, has played in 56% of the 25 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 551 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.54% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the [3-2-1] General Order were last seen in this past Tuesday’s drawing. Think of it as a St. Patrick’s Day double encore special!

Now with three appearances, the 0 0 3 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.4% of the 14 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 12% of the 25 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.54% of all 551 drawings. The  0 0 3 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen October 11th, 2016. This was reconfigured from the 0 0 4 1 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination, 35, 41, and MB 5, debuted November 7th, 2014.

An “ancient” Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Could the {3-2-1} Pattern have a three-peat Tuesday night?

Lotto Texas and Powerball Go Stir Crazy

As toilet paper remains in limited supply and people discover basic hygiene (Seriously, y’all, wash your hands), Lotto Texas and Powerball are kicking back. They’re above such worries like soap and viruses, since they don’t get sick and all. Even if they can lord it over humans that they’re immune to every disease ever, there is one thing that not even a poised lottery like Lotto Texas is immune to: Going nuts.

Both lotteries thought “Throwing things to a wall and see what sticks” was a fun way to pass the time Wednesday night. Based on our analysis, a lot of things got stuck! During the cleanup process, a couple of jackpot hikes were salvaged. Lotto Texas climbed to $9.5 million while Powerball struck gold at $140 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The March 18th, 2020 Lotto Texas drawing saw the 921st appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 8, 17, 20, 29, 30 and 39.

More crazy than meets the eye! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1743 drawings and was last seen March 7th, 2020.

Now with 152 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 921 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1743 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.72% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played February 19th, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were five repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 8, 17, 29, 39 (Debuted June 6th, 2012)
  • 8, 17, 29, 30 (Debuted April 17th, 2019)
  • 20, 29, 30, 39 (Debuted November 19th, 2011)
  • 17, 20, 30, 39 (Debuted June 10th, 2009)
  • 17, 20, 29, 30 (Debuted October 4th, 2017)
None of them are related. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern came back for an encore Wednesday night. With winning numbers 15, 27, 44, 59, 63, and PB 8, this Pattern has now played 130 times!

Most madness resides in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 465 Powerball drawings and this Pattern has played 28% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 42 appearances, has played in 32.3% of the 130 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 465 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Pattern has played 9.03% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played December 28th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.62% of the 130 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.29% of all 465 drawings. The 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen in the November 6th, 2019 drawing.

Similar Spread

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore wasn’t all Powerball had in its arsenal. Wednesday night also produced a similar spread!

The spread for Wednesday night’s numbers was 12:17:15:04. This is similar to the one that was seen in the December 21st, 2019 drawing. That night, the winning numbers were 19, 31, 35, 50, 67, and PB 14 and the spread was 12:04:15:17. Remember that when dealing with similar spreads even though the differences between drawn numbers are the same, the order will be different.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Why stop there when three repeating Three-Number Combinations were also offered up?

More of that Powerball madness! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball have another stir-crazy night Saturday?

A-Maze-in’ Mega Millions

According to Lottery Trend analysts, employing a mathematical strategy can be like working through a maze. You start off with a hodgepodge of numbers, study them carefully with respect to their relationships with each other, and then do a comparison with three numbers and so on. You keep going until you whittle that hodgepodge down to the five or six numbers that can possibly win you the big bucks.

There is a method to the madness, after all. Once you clear your mind of clutter and noise, you can better come up with strategies to pick numbers. However, if you played this past St. Patrick’s Day, you probably turned green from sickness.

Mega Millions toasted itself once again, as no one picked the six winning numbers. As disappointing as it is to not win, $96 million is a hefty consolation!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 27, 28, 58, 59, and MB 25, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 24th, appearance.

As common as a four-leaf clover! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 4.36% of the 550 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen January 21st, 2020.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 13 appearances, has played in 54.2% of the 13 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 550 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.36% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [3-2-1] General Order played October 22nd, 2019.

St. Patrick’s Day 2020 marked the debut of the 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order! This Specific Order has now played in 7.69% of the 13 drawings where [3-2-1] was the General Order and in 4.17% of all 24 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 550 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.18% of the time.

Three-Number Combinations

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 58, 59, and MB 25.

Extra flare for St. Patrick’s Day! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted April 2nd, 2019.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern come back for an encore Friday night?

Some Patterns Like to Repeat Themselves

This week belonged to the Australia Play! Lotto Texas saw this plucky play go for the encore Saturday night. With no one able to pick all six numbers, the jackpot climbed to $9.25 million.

Powerball didn’t see the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat, although it was close to embracing a playback. A jackpot increasing to $130 million was proof that a “regular” play can be just as effective, all things considered.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The March 14th, 2020 drawing featured the 237th appearance of the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order. The winning numbers were 7, 13, 26, 28, 40, and 48.

Bounding across the plains yet again! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1742 Lotto Texas drawings and this Pattern has played 13.6% of the time. We last saw an Australia Play in the March 11th, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

This time around, the Australia Play didn’t come with repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 23, 26, 30, 32, and PB 8, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 129th appearance.

A different Pattern this time around. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 464 Powerball drawings.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 39 appearances, has played in 30.2% of the 129 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 464 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.41% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order played February 22nd, 2020.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.43% of the 129 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.51% of all 464 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order August 21st, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 9, 23, and 32, made its debut May 21st, 2016.

Accompanied by a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will an Australia Play streak form in Lotto Texas and will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore in Powerball?