Leaping, Bounding and Holding Strong

To our readers, especially our U.S. readers: The COVID-19 pandemic is NOT a hoax. States have halted reopening phases and countries are talking about banning (not quarantining, banning) U.S. travelers. If you want everything to go back to “normal”, then stop throwing tantrums, put on your big boy pants and wear a mask and practice social distancing. Stay home if you can. You can’t play the lottery if you’re dead.

Compared to humans, lotteries are uninhibited. They can go out and about without worrying about the things that ail us.

And on June 24, 2020, the lotteries held strong. Lotto Texas continued to go steady with the {3-2-1} Pattern and its jackpot graciously climbed to $23.25 million. Powerball grew by leaps and bounds, seeing a boost from $33 million to $42 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat was made possible by 7, 9, 11, 22, 36 and 47. This Pattern has now played 940 times.

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

This Pattern has now played in 53.1% of the 1771 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen June 20, 2020.

Now with 170 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the 940 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1771 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.6% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played May 6, 2020.  

Four-Number Combinations

Accompanying the {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat was repeating Four-Number Combination 7, 9, 22 and 47.

A singleton dressed in red. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the October 13, 2001 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 95th appearance with winning numbers 15, 22, 27, 33, 46 and PB 23.

And the jackpot keeps growing! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.3% of the 493 Powerball drawings and was last seen May 20, 2020.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 27 appearances, has played in 28.4% of the 95 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 493 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.48% of the time. We last saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order in the December 14, 2019 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 27 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.26% of the 95 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.01% of all 493 drawings. The 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen April 3, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

What’s a large jackpot boost without repeating Three-Number Combinations?

Bundled together! Source: lotterytend-powerball.com

As Lotto Texas and Powerball get ready to say goodbye to June this Saturday, will the jackpots continue to go upward?  

Forty-Four Million Step Encore Program

Forty-four million steps. That’s roughly 3.67 million people going through a Twelve-Step program all at once. If there are 806 kilometers in one million steps of average stride, then 44 million steps would be 35,464 kilometers. Today’s post is about a different kind of 44 million.

After the June 23, 2020 Mega Millions drawing, $44 million is the prize now up for grabs. And it was brought about by a Pattern encore.

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from June 19, 2020, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 250th appearance! The winning numbers were 6, 20, 37, 40, 48 and MB 15.

A Pattern encore to kick off the summer season! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.3% of the 578 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 73 appearances, has played in 29.2% of the 250 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 578 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.6% of the time.

Now with 17 appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 73 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.80% of the 250 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.94% of all 578 drawings.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order were last seen May 15, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 20, 40 and MB 15 made its debut in the January 10, 2017 drawing.

A companion for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Is the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern setting itself up for a Pattern streak to end June? Maybe, but it needs to see a three-peat on Friday first!

Crying Out for Playbacks

The seasons weren’t the only things that changed June 20, 2020. Lotto Texas and Powerball, having once both shared a love of the {3-2-1} Pattern, went their separate ways. The former stuck with the Pattern, and with a playback, no less. Meanwhile, the latter opted for a different Pattern. Taking different approaches led to a $22.75 million jackpot for Lotto Texas and $33 million for Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore was made possible by winning numbers 4, 17, 32, 37, 46 and 54. This Pattern has now played 939 times.

Sticking with the {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1770 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 53.1% of the time.

Now with 136 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.5% of the 939 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1770 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.68% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 1 3 Specific Order were last seen in the June 17, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

There were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 32, 37, 46, 54 (Debuted September 2, 2006)
  • 4, 17, 32, 37 (Debuted November 9, 2002)
Throwing in repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 31, 41, 63, 67 and PB 5, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 137th appearance.

Powerball took a separate path. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 492 Powerball drawings.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 31.4% of the 137 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 492 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.74% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order played June 10, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 11.6% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.65% of the 137 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.02% of all 492 drawings. The 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played May 30, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination 31, 67 and PB 5, debuted February 24, 2016.

Red is the color of leaders! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Is a playback three-peat in the cards for Lotto Texas Wednesday night?

Sticking with What Mega Millions Knows

Mega Millions learned a Very Important Lesson ™ in being itself June 19, 2020. Rather than borrow from Lotto Texas, it decided to stick with what it knew. Instead of a {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat, this lottery returned to its most commonly seen Pattern: {2-1-1-1-1}. And it wasn’t just the appearance of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern that sent the jackpot to $35 million!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 34, 36, 52, 66 and MB 7, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 249th appearance.

It always pays to be yourself! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.2% of the 577 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 57 appearances, has played in 22.9% of the 249 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 577 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.88% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order hung out together May 19, 2020.

Now with 11 appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.3% of the 57 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.42% of the 249 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.91% of all 577 drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen June 21, 2019.

Four-Number Combination

This {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern’s powers were boosted by the appearance of repeating Four-Number Combination 34, 36, 66 and MB 7!

Feeling royal! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted February 5, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

Everyone knows, or should know, that a repeating Four-Number Combination never acts alone. Four repeating Three-Number Combinations made up the entourage. In fact, one Combination played twice before!

  • 34, 36, 66
  • 34, 36, MB 7
  • 36, 66, MB 7
  • 34, 66, MB 7
Some repeating Three-Number Combinations are more equal than others. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The first three Combinations debuted February 5, 2019. The last Combination in the list (34, 66 and MB 7) debuted June 10, 2016 and was last seen February 5, 2019.

With Mega Millions returning to its roots, so to speak, will it stick with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern for the rest of the month?

The Fashionable {3-2-1} Pattern

The {3-2-1} Pattern is popular in Lotto Texas; it wouldn’t be the most commonly seen Pattern otherwise! But, did you know that this Pattern is also popular with both Mega Millions and Powerball?

Truthfully, the Pattern isn’t as prevalent in those lotteries. However, it made an (encore) appearance in Mega Millions this past Tuesday, and it showed up in both Lotto Texas and Powerball June 17, 2020. The {3-2-1} Pattern not only proved popular for all three lotteries so far this week, it had jackpot boosting powers! Lotto Texas stood strong with a boost to $22 million. Powerball did a happy dance as its jackpot grew to $25 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 13, 19, 44, 46 and 52, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 938th appearance.

A {3-2-1} Pattern in its comfort zone. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1769 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 53% of the time.

Now with 135 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.4% of the 938 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1769 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.63% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 1 3 Specific Order were last seen June 10, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

A (relatively) large jackpot and a playback wasn’t enough for Lotto Texas. It wanted to spice things up with a couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 13, 44, 46, 52 (Debuted September 29, 2001)
  • 19, 44, 46, 52 (Debuted March 15, 2003)
Feeling good with a couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The Powerball {3-2-1} Pattern was made possible by winning numbers 7, 10, 63, 64, 68 and PB 10. This Pattern has now played 31 times.

Getting Powerball involved! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have been 491 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 6.31% of the time.

The [2-3-1] General Order, now with 16 appearances, has played in 51.6% of the 31 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 491 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 3.26% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the [2-3-1] General Order played May 23, 2020.

Now with two appearances, the 2 0 0 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 16 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 0.41% of all 491 drawings. The 2 0 0 0 3 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the April 12, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern retain its popularity with Lotto Texas and Powerball Saturday night?

A Page Out of the Lotto Texas Playbook

Yes, it’s Wednesday and yes, this post is about Mega Millions. After watching Powerball get taken down before it could get back up, it was time for a different approach. The June 16, 2020 Mega Millions drawing featured encores for both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the [2-3-1] General Order! What with imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, Mega Millions took a page from the Lotto Texas playbook. This boosted the jackpot to $26 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore was made possible with winning numbers 21, 23, 33, 35, 42 and MB 6. This Pattern has now played 28 times.

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

There have now been 576 drawings, and this Pattern has played 4.86% of the time.

The [2-3-1] General Order, now with 13 appearances, has played in 46.4% of the 28 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 576 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.26% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the [2-3-1] General Order played June 12, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 23.1% of the 13 drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 10.7% of the 28 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.52% of all 576 drawings. The 0 2 3 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen January 21, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

The repeating Three-Number Combinations were as follows:

  • 21, 23, 35 (Debuted February 7, 2014)
  • 23, 33, MB 6 (Debuted August 11, 2017)
Everything’s better with repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Borrowing from another lottery’s playbook paid off! Will this {3-2-1} Pattern be bold enough to go for a three-peat in Friday night’s drawing?

The Fight for Dominance

Today’s title isn’t something you’d expect for a Lottery Binge post. But you see, things haven’t been exactly “normal” in the lottery world these past few weeks. We had a lottery that’s known for its respectability (rhymes with “Potto Lexus”) become the one with the largest jackpot. In fact, this past Saturday saw its jackpot rise (again!) to $21.25 million. Powerball, determined to not have its jackpot won so easily, pulled itself back up. With no one able to pick all six numbers, the jackpot rose to $22 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The June 13, 2020 Lotto Texas drawing saw the 140th appearance of the {3-3} Pattern, with winning numbers 6, 12, 18, 39, 48 and 49.

Holding strong! Source: lotterytrend.com

There have now been 1768 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 7.92% of the time.

Now with 52 appearances, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has played in 37.1% of the 140 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1768 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.94% of the time.

Both the {3-3} Pattern and the 3 0 3 Specific Order were last seen in the May 27, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

A playback wasn’t the only tool in the Lotto Texas arsenal. There were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations, one of which played twice before!

  • 6, 18, 48, 49 (Debuted September 26, 2018)
  • 6, 18, 39, 48 (Debuted July 5, 2008 and previously played October 3, 2015)
An interesting display of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

June 13 also saw the 189th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 2, 12, 32, 50, 65 and PB 5.

Helping Powerball take the lead! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Pattern has now played in 38.6% of the 490 Powerball drawings and was last seen June 6, 2020.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 28% of the 189 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 490 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.8% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played June 3, 2020.

Now with 11 appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20.8% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.82% of the 189 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.24% of all 490 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order May 6, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There was a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 2, 12, 50 (Debuted October 1, 2016)
  • 2, 12, 65 (Debuted November 4, 2015)
  • 2, 50, PB 5 (Debuted February 10, 2016)
The Three-Number Combination trio in red. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

With Powerball on top, it appears that the “rightful” order has been restored. As we head into another week of lottery madness, will Powerball get past $22 million this time? Will the Lotto Texas jackpot keep climbing?

Attention-Seeking Mega Millions

It wasn’t that long ago that a monster-sized jackpot was won in Mega Millions. Sometime between then and the June 12, 2020 drawing, Lotto Texas had a brief moment where it had the largest jackpot. The keyword here is “had”. What about Powerball, you ask? It too was recently cut down to size and was on the way to building its jackpot back up, only to be claimed swiftly. With no one able to pick all six numbers, and with a little help from an uncommonly seen Pattern (and the accompanying madness), Mega Millions reigned supreme with a jackpot that climbed to $22 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 27th appearance with winning numbers 9, 14, 57, 67, 70, and MB 2.

Beginning the long march upward! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 4.70% of the 575 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen June 5, 2020.

The [2-3-1] General Order, now with 12 appearances, has played in 44.4% of the 27 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 575 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.09% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-3-1] General Order played January 21, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 2 0 0 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 12 drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 11.1% of the 27 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.52% of all 575 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 0 0 3 1 Specific Order in the December 21, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

And now, the madness of the {3-2-1} Pattern. It couldn’t act alone, so it recruited five repeating Three-Number Combinations to act as its groupies:

The groupies wore red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Mega Millions jackpot rise again Tuesday night, or will it too hit the reset button?

Lotto Texas Leads the Pack

Hell froze over June 10, 2020. In a Lottery Binge first, Lotto Texas (that wasn’t a typo) possessed the largest jackpot! With no one able to pick the correct six numbers, the prize ascended to $21 million.

Powerball got whacked upside the head by an enormous block of cheese. A Wisconsinite snatched the prize before Powerball could say, “Eh?” Naturally, the prize reset itself to $20 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 15, 28, 38, 45 and 51, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 937th appearance.

Lotto Texas at the top! Source: lottterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 53% of the 1767 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen June 3, 2020.

Now with 134 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 134 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1767 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.58% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played May 23, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas was struck with the euphoria of being the big boy on the block for a change. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat wasn’t meant to be. Instead, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 136th appearance with winning numbers 10, 33, 41, 52, 54 and PB 18.

Powerball can catch up to (and surpass) Lotto Texas easy! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 489 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.8% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 42 appearances, has played in 30.9% of the 136 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 489 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.59% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen May 30, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.14% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.21% of the 136 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.61% of all 489 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 2 2 0 1 Specific Order in the April 8, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 10, 33 and 41 debuted April 15, 2020.

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

Lotto Texas is currently king of the hill, jackpot-wise. We will see on Saturday night if it can keep its crown for a little longer or if it will be dethroned. It would be wise for Lotto Texas to know that the bigger they come, the harder they fall!

A Canyon-Wide Jackpot Difference

Arizona gets hot in the summer. So hot, in fact, that plastic recycle bins melt and you can bake cookies on your car’s dashboard. Despite this, summer is the most popular time of year tourists go to view one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

Why this fixation on Arizona? Because on June 9, 2020, it was a single player from this sizzling hot state who took down the monstrous jackpot! Additionally, thirteen other players were able to get five of the six numbers, winning them a cool $1 million each.

Like Powerball, the Mega Millions jackpot resets to $20 million. Would you believe that this is currently the smallest of the Big Three jackpots?

General Lottery Analysis

The beastly jackpot was taken down by the {4-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 1, 5, 9, 10, 23 and MB 22, this Pattern made its 15th appearance.

Brought a titanic jackpot down to size! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 574 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 2.61% of the time. We last saw the {4-1-1} Pattern in the New Year’s Eve 2019 drawing.

The [4-1-1] General Order, now with seven appearances, has played in 46.7% of the 15 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 574 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 1.22% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [4-1-1] General Order played June 12, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 4 1 0 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the seven drawings where the General Order was [4-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 13.3% of the 15 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.35% of all 574 drawings. The 4 1 0 0 0 1 Specific Order first appeared May 4, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

As the Mega Millions jackpot begins its slow climb upwards, which Pattern will show up Friday night?