Fired Up Lotteries

February 13, 2021 was a bitterly cold night for so many people in Lottery Trend Country. Lotto Texas and Powerball, being lotteries and all, were immune and kept on trucking! As the temperature readings dropped, the jackpots rose. With no one picking the six winning numbers, the prizes jumped to $5.25 million and $66 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas pushed through with an Australia Play. With winning numbers 1, 12, 26, 28, 42 and 48, that means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 251st appearance.

Warming up the night with an Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1838 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 13.7% of the time. It was exactly one month ago that an Australia Play was featured. That is to say, the January 13, 2021 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 158th appearance with winning numbers 20, 28, 33, 63, 68 and PB 20.

Keeping warm with a commonly played Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 560 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28.2% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played February 3, 2021.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 158 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 560 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.29% of the time. The [2-1-2-1] General Order was last seen December 9, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 11.5% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.80% of the 158 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.07% of all 560 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played December 28, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 20, 63 and 68 debuted May 13, 2017.

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

Will Wednesday night mean the return of the Australia Play and/or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern?

3, 2, 1…and Combinations!

February 12, 2021 was a wild night for Mega Millions. For starters, it decided to go out on a date with one of its least commonly played Patterns. That sent players foaming at the mouth. However, the prize jumped to $96 million, so the foaming was short-lived.

The biggest draw of the evening was the appearance of six, yes six, repeating Three-Number Combinations! Was this by an assist from a repeating Four-Number Combo, or was it by something else? Let’s find out!

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 31st appearance with winning numbers 5, 14, 24, 25, 27 and MB 14.

Plenty of surprises with these numbers! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 645 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 4.81% of the time.

The [2-3-1] General Order, now with 15 appearances, has played in 48.4% of the 31 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 645 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.33% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the [2-3-1] General Order played October 20, 2020.

Now with two appearances, the 2 3 0 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 13.3% of the 15 drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.45% of the 31 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.31% of all 645 drawings. The 2 3 0 0 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the November 14, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

The six repeating Three-Number Combinations were as follows:

Came of their own free will! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

These Combinations came about by their own merits. No repeating Four-Number Combination needed!

Given the history of Mega Millions’ {3-2-1} Pattern, it isn’t likely that they’ll be together Tuesday night. If 2020 is anything to go by, then anything is possible!

The Blindsided Lottery

On this blog, we provide analysis on Lotto Texas, Powerball, and Mega Millions. One of these lotteries is not like the others. This lottery starts off with a lower initial jackpot and slowly, yet gracefully, increases its prize whenever players fail to pick the six winning numbers. When this lottery gets knocked down, it takes much longer to build its stores back up.

That lottery, friends, is Lotto Texas, and on February 10, 2021, that lottery got smacked down. The prize reset itself to $5 million, naturally. And, let’s be honest, $5 million is nothing to sneeze at.

The night was kinder to Powerball. Although there wasn’t a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, this lottery received an assist from a similar spread. With that came a jackpot that rose to $56 million.

 Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-3} Pattern was what made one player from Baytown, TX $6.25 million richer. With winning numbers 26, 27, 34, 37, 48 and 53, this Pattern has played 148 times.

Back to $5 million! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1837 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 8.06% of the time. We last saw the {3-3} Pattern December 26, 2020.

Now with 46 appearances, the 0 3 3 Specific Order has played in 31.1% of the 148 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1837 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.50% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 3 3 Specific Order played April 15, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

This blindside was too much for Lotto Texas to brush off. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 15, 39, 58, 63, 67 and PB 7, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 110th appearance.

Providing Powerball’s jackpot a boost! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 559 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.7% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern January 30, 2021.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 38 appearances, has played in 34.5% of the 110 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 559 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.80% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played January 20, 2021.

Now with three appearances, the 0 1 1 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 7.89% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.73% of the 110 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 559 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.54% of the time. The 0 1 1 0 3 1 Specific Order was last seen November 17, 2016.

Similar Spread

The spread for February 10th was 24:19:05:04. This is similar to what was seen November 10, 2018. That night, the winning numbers were 5, 29, 34, 53, 57 and PB 24; the spread was 24:05:19:04. Note how even though the differences between numbers were the same, their orders were different.

Three-Number Combinations  

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations. A similar spread was enough excitement for Powerball!

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball stick with these Patterns as we head into Valentine’s weekend, or will they be dumped?

19 Days Later

It was 19 days ago that Mega Millions had a beast of a jackpot. The beast was struck down, and was forced to reset, naturally. Nearly three weeks have passed, and Mega Millions was as healthy as ever! No one was able to obtain the grand prize, which gave the jackpot a boost to $82 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The February 9, 2021 drawing saw the 176th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 7, 18, 21, 31, 40 and MB 9.

Keeping the jackpot strong! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 644 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.3% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 64 appearances, has played in 36.4% of the 176 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 644 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.94% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order played January 26, 2021.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 64 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.55% of the 176 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.24% of all 644 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order July 30, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

Tuesday night also produced a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 7, 18, 31 (Debuted October 13, 2017)
  • 7, 18, MB 9 (Debuted January 1, 2016)
  • 18, 31, MB 9 (Debuted November 13, 2015)
The gathering of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

It’ll be a while yet before we see another monster jackpot in Mega Millions. In the meantime, let’s focus on the immediate future, like the fate of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern for example. Will the Pattern make an encore Friday night?

In the Good Graces of Common Patterns

February 6, 2021 was a good night for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. They both received blessings from their most commonly played Patterns, and that led to swearing players and rising jackpots! Lotto Texas ascended gracefully to $6.25 million. Powerball got out of its rut and grew to $42 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 9, 19, 32, 34 and 44, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 971st appearance.

In the arms of the {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1836 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played January 30, 2021.

Now with 164 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.9% of the 971 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1836 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.93% of the time. The 2 3 1 Specific Order was last seen January 23, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combinations were absent Saturday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 211th appearance with winning numbers 1, 16, 48, 49, 65, and PB 8.

Powerball’s date with {2-1-1-1-1}! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 558 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 37.8% of the time. This Pattern was last seen January 16, 2021.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 20.4% of the 211 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 558 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.71% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played October 28, 2020.

Now with 10 appearances, the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.74% of the 211 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.79% of all 558 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order September 23, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

 Repeating Three-Number Combination 1, 16 and 48 debuted December 17, 2016.

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

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore Wednesday night?

Friday Night Date with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern

You’d think that with Mega Millions having a drawing on Groundhog Day that there’d be a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore. A “Groundhog Week”, for lack of a better term. Other plans were to be had for February 5, 2021. Mega Millions broke it off with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, which led to the jackpot rising to $68 million and a basket of repeating Combinations. That’s Combinations of both the Three-Number and Four-Number kind!

General Lottery Analysis

Mega Millions opted for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 14, 17, 28, 29, 44 and MB 2. This Pattern has now played 281 times.

A different Pattern to kick off the weekend! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 643 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the New Year’s Day 2021 drawing.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 66 appearances, has played in 23.5% of the 281 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 643 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played in 10.3% of all 643 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played December 29, 2020.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the 66 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.27% of the 281 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.87% of all 643 drawings. The 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen July 21, 2020.

Four-Number Combination

Repeating Four-Number Combination 14, 17, 28 and MB 2 debuted April 26, 2016.

That one Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Three-Number Combinations

What happens if you drop a repeating Four-Number Combination from really high up? You get four repeating Three-Number Combinations, that’s what!

  • 14, 17, 28
  • 14, 17, MB 2
  • 17, 28, MB 2
  • 14, 28 , MB 2

These Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned April 26th drawing. There were two other repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 14, 44, MB 2 (Debuted May 12, 2015)
  • 14, 29, MB 2 (Debuted November 19, 2013)
Red and blue all over! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will it be the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern that goes off to make an encore appearance?

Playback and Something Like It

The playback buzz was in the air this past Wednesday night. Its presence was certainly felt in Lotto Texas and although it grabbed a hold of Powerball, it didn’t stick the landing. The only thing these lotteries had in common February 3, 2021 was rising jackpots. These rose to $6 million and $30 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 6, 8, 9, 19 and 22, the {4-2} Pattern made its 199th appearance.

Playback was in the cards! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1835 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 45 appearances, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 22.6% of the 199 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1835 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.45% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {4-2} Pattern and the 4 2 0 Specific Order played December 30, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

The playback buzz was so powerful that no repeating Four-Number Combinations played.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 157th appearance with 5, 37, 40, 64, 66 and PB 5.

Playback wasn’t quite there for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 557 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28.2% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 51 appearances, has played in 32.5% of the 157 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 557 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.16% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order played January 6, 2021.

Now with six appearances, the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 11.8% of the 51 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.82% of the 157 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.08% of all 557 drawings. The 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen June 20, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

Even though a playback wasn’t in the cards for Powerball, there was in fact a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Pierced by repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Saturday night be another playback night, or will Lotto Texas and Powerball have other plans?

Groundhog Day, Mega Millions Style

Groundhog Day, the one day where we let an animal predict the weather (not really)! Legend has it that when a groundhog sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter will be upon us. Otherwise, we can look forward to an early spring! It’s also a movie where Bill Murray plays a guy stuck in a loop where he’s reliving, you guessed it, Groundhog Day.

Mega Millions didn’t see its shadow, but it did see a Pattern encore! And, with no one picking the six winning numbers, the jackpot climbed to $54 million.

General Lottery Analysis

February 2, 2021 saw the return of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern with winning numbers 13, 37, 38, 40, 67 and MB 10. This Pattern has now played 123 times.

How fitting the {3-1-1-1} Pattern repeated on Groundhog Day! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 642 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 19.2% of them. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern appeared in the January 29, 2021 drawing.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 41 appearances, has played in 33.3% of the 123 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 642 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.39% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played January 19, 2021.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 9.76% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.25% of the 123 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.62% of all 642 drawings. The 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen April 3, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Tuesday night.

Will we see the {3-1-1-1} Pattern again Friday night, or will another Pattern take the reins?

Up, UP, and…Stuck?!

Fate wasn’t kind to those who want rising Powerball jackpots. After months of a jackpot that grew uninhibited (to the tune over ¾ billion dollars), this lottery encountered trouble yet again January 30, 2021. After seeing a jackpot boost this past Wednesday night, someone from New Jersey came along Saturday night and won the prize! Powerball’s jackpot was reset to $20 million.

What about Lotto Texas? Well, this lottery kept to itself. As Powerball got knocked down, Lotto Texas climbed to $5.75 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 970th appearance with winning numbers 14, 20, 34, 46, 47 and 51.

Return of the {3-2-1] Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1834 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played January 23, 2021.

Now with 170 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 970 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1834 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.27% of the time. We last saw the 1 2 3 Specific Order December 16, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 14, 46, 47 and 51 debuted August 15, 2020.

A lone repeating Four-Number Combination in the wild! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by 1, 2, 7, 52, 61 and PB 4. This Pattern has now played 109 times.

A Pattern encore came at a cost? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 556 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.6% of the time. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen January 27, 2021.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 33 appearances, has played in 30.3% of the 109 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 556 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.94% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played January 2, 2021.

Now with two appearances, the 3 0 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 6.06% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.83% of the 109 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.36% of all 556 drawings. The 3 0 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the January 31, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations  

There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which played twice before!

The “three-peat” offender is decked in blue. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

As we head into February, we’ll need to keep an eye on a couple of things: Whether the {3-2-1} Pattern will make an encore in Lotto Texas, and when Powerball gets its groove back.

Mega Millions and the Combination Octet

It was just one week ago that someone won the billion-dollar jackpot. In the week since then, Mega Millions was resting. The jackpot continued to rise but without many appearances of repeating Three or even Four-Number Combinations. That changed January 29, 2021. Not only did such Combinations come about, but the jackpot also rose to $42 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 44, 58, 59, 70 and MB 3, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 122nd appearance.

Six interesting numbers to end the month! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 641 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 19% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played January 19, 2021.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 35 appearances, has played in 28.7% of the 122 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 641 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.46% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-3-1] General Order November 3, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 0 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.10% of the 122 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.78% of all 641 drawings. The 1 0 0 1 3 1 Specific Order was last seen November 7, 2017.

Four-Number Combination

A repeating Four-Number Combination surfaced Friday night in the form of 4, 44, 70 and MB 3!

Blue is best suited for repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted August 7, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Of course, when you cut open a repeating Four-Number Combination, four repeating Three-Number Combinations tumble out:

  • 4, 44, 70
  • 4, 44, MB 3
  • 44, 70, MB 3
  • 4, 70 , MB 3
Red and blue all over! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

These Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned August 7th drawing.

These weren’t the only repeating Three-Number Combinations! Three more decided to make an appearance:

  • 44, 58, MB 3 (Debuted March 17, 2015)
  • 44, 59, MB 3 (Debuted December 3, 2013)
  • 58, 70, MB 3 (Debuted March 27, 2015)

This past Friday night gave us eight, count ‘em eight, repeating Combinations in total. Will next week see more fun with Combinations and an ever-increasing jackpot?