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?

90 Million Strokes of Luck

Another Friday meant another Mega Millions. Not letting a thing like superstition get in the way, this lottery kicked off the weekend with a Pattern encore and a repeating Four-Number Combination! The jackpot increased once again, stopping at $90 million.  

General Lottery Analysis

This week belonged to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 7, 22, 37, 43, 44, and MB 22, this Pattern not only made its 240th appearance but an encore!

The 13th is just another day. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 549 Mega Millions drawings and this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 54 appearances, has played in 22.5% of the 240 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 549 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.84% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played Christmas Eve 2019.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 25.9% of the 54 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.83% of the 240 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.55% of all 549 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order September 27th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 22, 43, 44, and MB 22.

Repeating Four-Number Combination. Didn’t see that one coming. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination’s debut was in the November 19th, 2019 drawing. Not that long ago, actually.

Three-Number Combinations

Of course, when you break open a repeating Four-Number Combination, you’ll find four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 22, 43, 44
  • 22, 43, MB 22
  • 22, 44, MB 22
  • 43, 44, MB 22
A bombardment of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

These Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned November 19th drawing.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern hang on next week and make a third appearance?

The Playback, the Encore, and the Combination Madness

The world is currently in the grip of a pandemic. Closures and cancellations are happening left and right, work-at-home policies are being enacted, and toilet paper might as well be gold. Now is the time to plan ahead, practice good hygiene and use common sense. When others are losing their cool, don’t lose yours.

Considering all that’s happening, lotteries are the lucky ones. After all, they don’t worry themselves with illnesses or economies. Their biggest concern is their jackpots and what to do with them. Should they throw players a bone and let them win, or is it more fun to thwart them? Sure, the players will be spitting nails and gnashing their teeth, but many of them will come back and try again.

In a move that surprised (almost) no one, Lotto Texas and Powerball opted to thwart the players Wednesday night. This sent their respective jackpots to $9 million and $120 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play came bounding through March 11th, 2020, with winning numbers 6, 9, 24, 27, 48 and 49.

Hop to it, Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have now played 236 times. Of the 1741 Lotto Texas drawings, 13.6% of them saw an Australia Play. Prior to Wednesday night, this special playback was seen in the January 22nd, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Tucked away were three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 6, 24, 48, 49 (Debuted April 19th, 2014)
  • 6, 9, 24, 49 (Debuted February 6th, 2010)
  • 9, 24, 27, 48 (Debuted November 12th, 2014)
The repeating Four-Number Combo trio! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern came back for an encore with winning numbers 4, 29, 49, 50, 67, and PB 2. This Pattern has now played 180 times.

Midweek encore! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 463 Powerball drawings and this Pattern has played in 38.9% of them. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen March 7th, 2020.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 36 appearances, has played in 20% of the 180 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 463 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.78% of the time. The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order previously played February 26th, 2020.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 180 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.94% of all 463 drawings. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen August 31st, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination was 49, 50, and PB 2.

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

This Combination debuted February 20th, 2019.

Will Saturday night see an encore for Lotto Texas’s Australia Play and will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern have a three-peat?  

Anyone Missing a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?

There was a missed opportunity these past few drawings. Mega Millions got its March on with the {2-1-1-1} Pattern. This past Friday would’ve been prime for an encore. After all, this Pattern is no stranger to encores! Alas, a different Pattern played. As Spring Break was under way, guess who showed up? That’s right; the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern!

Ahem. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was a wily one. It didn’t need a three-peat to send the jackpot up to $80 million.

General Lottery Analysis

March 10th, 2020 saw the 239th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 6, 17, 48, 54, 69, and MB 12.

No three-peat here! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.6% of the 548 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 69 appearances, has played in 28.9% of the 239 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 548 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.6% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played January 28th, 2020.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13% of the 69 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.77% of the 239 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.64% of all 548 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order March 27th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 54, 69, and MB 12.

Leading the pack! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted March 14th, 2014.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore Friday night?

A Future in the Pattern Streak Market?

Spring is fast approaching. If a peek at the calendar hasn’t convinced you (Did you remember to spring forward?), then surely the displays of four-leaf clovers and Easter baskets have!

To commemorate the arrival of spring, Lotto Texas and Powerball embraced their most common Patterns. One Pattern saw the makings of a Pattern streak. With no grand prize winners for either Lotto Texas or Powerball, their respective jackpots climbed to $8.75 million and $110 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Marth 7th, 2020 Lotto Texas drawing saw the 920th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern with winning numbers 9, 10, 31, 38, 49, and 54.

A Pattern streak brewing? Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.9% of the 1740 drawings. Note also that the {3-2-1} Pattern’s appearance was a three-peat. This Pattern was last seen in the March 4th, 2020 drawing and in the February 29th, 2020 drawing before that.

Now with 132 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 920 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1740 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.59% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played February 22nd, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 10, 31, 49, 54 (Debuted March 29th, 2003)
  • 10, 31, 38, 49 (Debuted May 16th, 2012)
Who doesn’t like repeating Four-Number Combinations? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 15, 21, 33, 62, and PB 23, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 179th appearance.

Most common Pattern has entered the chat. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.7% of the 462 Powerball drawings and was last seen February 26th, 2020.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 48 appearances, has played in 26.8% of the 179 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 462 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.4% of the time.

Now with 10 appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20.8% of the 48 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.59% of the 179 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.16% of all 462 drawings.

Prior to Saturday night, both the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order and the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played in the January 11th, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination was 7, 62, and PB 23.

Red for the singleton. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted November 14th, 2018.

Will Wednesday night see the {3-2-1} Pattern solidify its streak in Lotto Texas, and will Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore?

Encore Evasion

Some Patterns play more than  others. It’s also true that some Patterns are more prone to making consecutive multiple appearances than others. Take the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Part of why this Pattern is the most commonly seen in Mega Millions is its willingness to embrace Pattern streaks. Of course, to have a Pattern streak, one must have a Pattern encore first.

Mega Millions had other plans Friday night. Not only did the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern not come back for an encore, the Pattern that did play is common in its own right. No one picked the six winning numbers, and the jackpot climbed to $75 million.

General Lottery Analysis

March 6th, 2020 saw the 151st appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 15, 48, 56, 58, 70, and MB 4.

“My turn!” said the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has now played in 27.6% of the 547 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen February 25th, 2020.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 35.1% of the 151 drawings where the General Order was {2-2-1-1}. Once all 547 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.69% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played January 31st, 2020.

Now with two appearances, the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 3.77% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has played in 1.32% of the 151 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.37% of all 547 drawings. The 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the August 9th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 56, 58, and MB 4.

A repeater to start the weekend. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted July 15th, 2016.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern do what the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern couldn’t do and make an encore appearance in Tuesday’s drawing?

Change of Seasons, Change of Patterns

Seasons have a set time when they appear and a set time when they leave. They cycle through the year, and even when one season “intrudes” on another, they generally respect each other.

Lotteries are much less cordial. Patterns and wild plays come and go as they please. An occasional Pattern streak may occur, but the order of things is “madness”.

Wednesday night saw one Pattern stick by its lottery and another went for something different. Both choices sent the jackpots upward. Lotto Texas settled into a nice $8.5 million and Powerball reached the $100 million benchmark.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Saturday, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 919th appearance! Lotto Texas’s winning numbers for the March 4th, 2020 drawing were 7, 10, 15, 35, 37, and 40.

Sticking with the most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1739 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 175 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19% of the 919 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1739 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played February 1st, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening, 7, 15, 35, and 40, debuted in the August 9th, 2008 drawing.

Stuck in the middle! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

March 4th also saw the 88th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 18, 43, 58, 60, 68, and PB 14.

Starting the month with a different pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Pattern has now played in 19% of the 461 Powerball drawings and was last seen February 15th, 2020.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 34 appearances, has played in 38.6% of the 88 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 461 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.38% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played December 15th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 14.7% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.68% of the 88 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.08% of all 461 drawings. The 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order was last seen October 20th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination was 43, 60, and 68.

A low-key appearance by a repeater. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted July 17th, 2019.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern make a three-peat in Lotto Texas Saturday? Could Powerball’s {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore?

Marching Onward with a Playback

March is a month that many look forward to. Longer days are ahead, Spring Break is around the corner, and you’ve got good reason to wear green. What’s not to like?

Meanwhile, Mega Millions took the phrase “March comes roaring in like a lion” to heart this past Tuesday night! The March 3rd, 2020 drawing gifted us a playback and boosted the prize to $70 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 12, 33, 56, 64, and MB 2, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 238th appearance.

Playbacks make lotteries roar. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 546 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.6% of the time.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 63 appearances, has played in 26.5% of the 238 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 546 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.5% of the time.

Now with 20 appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 31.7% of the 63 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.40% of the 238 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.66% of all 546 drawings.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order were last seen together in the February 11th, 2020 drawing!

Three-Number Combination(s)

After throwing that playback, there wasn’t enough energy for repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Friday night’s drawing see a playback encore?

Leapin’ Forward with Lotto Texas and Powerball

No, it’s not time to spring forward; that’s next weekend.

What took place this weekend was a little thing called “Leap Day”. An extra day in February meant more time for Lotto Texas and Powerball to simultaneously offer riches and frustrate players. If the results of February 29th, 2020 are anything to go by, the lotteries did just that! Wild plays weren’t needed to send the prize in Lotto Texas to $8.25 million and Powerball shot up to $90 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Saturday night saw the 918th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 1, 9, 11, 21, 28, and 52.

Not many frills here. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1738 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen February 22nd, 2020.

Now with 167 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 918 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1738 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.61% of the time. We last saw the 3 2 1 Specific Order February 15th, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination was 1, 11, 21, 28.

A repeating Four-Number Combination to spice things up! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted March 26th, 2003.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 24, 44, 46, 50, 51, and PB 13, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 13th appearance.

Powerball keeping it classy. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 460 Powerball drawings and this Pattern has played 2.83% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {4-1-1} Pattern played November 13th, 2019.

The [1-4-1] General Order, now with seven appearances, has played in 53.8% of the 13 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 1.52% of the 460 Powerball drawings. We last saw the [1-4-1] General Order in the September 25th, 2019 drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 0 1 0 4 0 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the seven drawings where the General Order was [1-4-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 15.4% of the 13 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.43% of all 460 drawings. The 0 1 0 4 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance February 20th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 The repeating Three-Number Combination, 46, 51, and PB 13, made its debut November 22nd, 2017.

A red box to stand out from the crowd. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will next week bring Pattern encores for Lotto Texas and Powerball?

Mega Quiet Mega Millions

February 28th, the last day of the month. Time to say goodbye to winter, dream of Spring Break (and summer vacation if you’re ambitious) and…

Oh, wait. It’s not the end?! There’s still one more day? Okay, then.

The year 2020 is part of that exclusive “leap year club”, and Mega Millions did not have the honor of ending February this year. In fact, this past Friday’s drawing was anything but wild or crazy. The biggest development of the night was a jackpot hike to $65 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made a showing in the February 28th, 2020 drawing. With winning numbers 2, 3, 14, 41, 64, and MB 17, this Pattern has now played 104 times.

A quiet February finale. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 545 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 19.1% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 41 appearances, has played in 39.4% of the 104 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 545 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.52% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen February 21st, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 7.32% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.88% of the 104 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.55% of all 545 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played November 8th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Part of having a quiet night is the lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations.  

Will Mega Millions greet March with a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore, or maybe even a playback?