Beware of Lotteries Bearing Encores

A Pattern encore is a gateway to many things. The foundation of a Pattern streak, perhaps, or a means of boosting a lottery’s jackpot? Sometimes, an encore is ”just” an encore.

Lotto Texas and Powerball combined saw all of the above. It was the power of the Pattern encore that sent the jackpots to $9 million and $90 million, respectively. Of course, the encores weren’t the only gifts the lotteries offered. ‘Tis the season and all.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

After showing up for the fifth time in a row, the {3-2-1} Pattern streak was solidified on November 20th, 2019.  With winning numbers 1, 15, 21, 31, 36, and 46, this Pattern has played 903 times.

A five-timing Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1709 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.8% of them and was last seen November 16th, 2019.

Now with 148 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.4% of the 903 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1709 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.66% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played October 9th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 1, 21, 31, 46 (Debuted December 9th, 2009)
  • 1, 21, 31, 36 (Debuted July 14th, 2018)
Boxed together. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern pulled through with an encore thanks to numbers 7, 15, 39, 40, 57, and PB 12. This Pattern has now played 165 times.

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

With 431 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 38.3% of them and was last seen November 16th, 2019.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 33 appearances, has played in 20% of the 165 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 431 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.66% of the time.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 39.4% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.88% of the 165 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.02% of all 431 drawings.

Both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order were last seen November 9th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

One repeating Three-Number Combination managed to tag along:

Red is a leader’s color! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Pattern streaks for Lotto Texas and Powerball be the lead-in to the Thanksgiving holiday?

208 Million Little Things

If you’re reading this from the U.S., then you know Thanksgiving is almost here! Whether you’re having a small dinner or a gigantic feast, there’s always something about holiday meals where you must remember so many little things.

There was nothing little about Mega Millions this past Tuesday! No big play was needed to send the jackpot over the $200 million line. Who wouldn’t want $208 million just before the holiday season really kicks off?

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers for November 19th, 2019 were 22, 43, 44, 47, 66, and MB 22. This marked the 96th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern.

Nothing flashy to send the jackpot up. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 516 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 18.6% of them and was last seen November 8th, 2019.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 32 appearances, has played in 33.3% of the 96 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 516 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Pattern has played 6.20% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played May 21st, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 0 1 0 3 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.167% of the 96 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.78% of all 516 drawings. Tuesday night’s 0 1 0 3 1 1 Specific Order was reconfigured from the 0 1 0 4 0 1 Specific Order seen in the July 15th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two Combinations decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Mega Millions jackpot stay above the $200 million line, or will it be brought back down Friday night?

Pattern, Pattern, Four Times More

Thanksgiving is a little less than two weeks away and Christmas is even further in the future, decorations and pre-Thanksgiving holiday parties aside. The natural thing to do, at least for Lotto Texas and Powerball, is to hold off on any big plays. For the most part, that’s exactly what happened this past Saturday night. A Pattern four-peat sent the prize in Lotto Texas to $8.75 million. Powerball saw no such thing, but one wasn’t needed to push the jackpot to $80 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern four-peat of November 16th, 2019 was brought to you by 4, 12, 13, 19, 24, and 54. This Pattern has now played 902 times.

Keep that {3-2-1} Pattern going! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1708 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time and was last seen November 13th, 2019.

Now with 162 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18% of the 902 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1708 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.48% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played October 5th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas didn’t see any repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

November 16th also saw the 164th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 14, 22, 26, 55, 63, and PB 26.

Powerball’s most common Pattern in all its glory. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.1% of the 430 Powerball drawings and was last seen November 9th, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 26.2% of the 164 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 10% of all 430 drawings. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order in the October 12th, 2019 drawing.

Now with 10 appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.10% of the 164 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.33% of all 430 drawings. The 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the September 11th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball saw no need to tackle repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Lotto Texas has a streak going with its {3-2-1} Pattern. Whether that streak continues next week is something to keep an eye out for. Powerball may need to be added that “Watch out”  list, too. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is also fond of making repeat appearances…

Mega Millions and the Trusty Encore

For those of you out there clamoring to see a playback in Mega Millions, this past Friday didn’t deliver. Rather than focus on the negatives, we’re going to focus on the positives. It’s the weekend after all, and Mega Millions didn’t skimp out on other goodies! This lottery saw an encore not just with the Pattern, but the General Order as well. Throw in a repeating Three-Number Combination and this proved enough madness to send the jackpot to $192 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore of November 15th, 2019 was made possible by 12, 19, 34, 35, 68, and MB 20. This Pattern has now played 228 times.

Can’t go wrong with a Pattern encore, right? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 515 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern played in 44.3% of them.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 65 appearances, has played in 28.5% of the 228 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 515 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.6% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order were last seen November 12th, 2019.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order played in 21.5% of the 65 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.14% of the 228 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.72% of all 515 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order played October 11th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 19, 34, and 35.

Holding strong in the (near) middle. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted April 11th, 2017.

A playback may not be in Mega Millions’ future anytime soon, but a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat might be! This Pattern is the most commonly seen in Mega Millions and it’s fond of trying to get Pattern streaks going. Going into next Tuesday, we’ll need to keep an eye out for a Pattern three-peat and whether the jackpot crosses the $200 million threshold.

A Three-Peat and a Spread Start a Fire

Nothing like a nice cup of hot tea on a brisk autumn day to warm up, right? Oh, you’re not the tea type? Perhaps you’re a coffee fiend, or a cocoa connoisseur, or going straight for the bourbon? Whatever your drink preference, you just want to sit by the fire with your buddies or, even better, get away from it all with a trip to Florida or the Caribbean. But, to make that dream come true, you need the money for that trip. Or, even better, enough to retire to Florida or the Caribbean! And, why not win it all in one night?

Except, Lotto Texas and Powerball didn’t play nice Wednesday night. In fact, they got a kick out of perplexing players far and wide. The grand prizes went unclaimed in both lotteries. Powerball had the most fun, toying with a similar spread and all, not to mention the debut of a Specific Order. All that led to a prize rise to $70 million. Lotto Texas didn’t stand idly by; its {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat made the climb to $8.5 million possible.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat of November 13th, 2019 was thanks to  2, 21, 22, 40, 50, and 52. This Pattern has now played 901 times.

A three-peat for a cold night. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1707 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played in 52.8% of them. Prior to Wednesday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern was seen November 9th, 2019.

Now with 157 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 901 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1707 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.20% of the time. We last saw the 1 2 3 Specific Order September 21st, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas held off on the repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Wednesday night saw the 12th appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 23, 26, 27, 28, 66, and PB 11.

An uncommon Pattern with a triple punch! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 2.80% of the 429 Powerball drawings and was last seen September 25th, 2019.

The [4-1-1] General Order, now with six appearances, has played in 50% of the 12 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 429 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 1.40% of the time. The [4-1-1] General Order was last seen in the June 22nd, 2019 drawing.

One of Powerball’s big strikes of the evening was the debut of the 0 4 0 0 1 1 Specific Order! With that said, this Specific Order has now played in 16.67% of the six drawings where the General Order was [4-1-1], 8.33% of the 12 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 0.23% of all 429 drawings.

Similar Spread

The other big strike was the similar spread. Wednesday’s spread was 03:01:01:38. On February 20th, 2016, the numbers 11, 12, 15, 16, 54, and PB 25 were drawn. Their spread was 01:03:01:38. Remember, in a similar spread the differences between the numbers drawn are the same, but their orders are different.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The final blow came with the repeating Three-Number Combination 23, 28, and 66.

The cherry on top of a busy night. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the May 1st, 2019 drawing.

Lotto Texas seems to have fallen in love with the {3-2-1} Pattern, and we’ll have to see if a four-peat is in the cards Saturday night. On the Powerball front, could the {4-1-1} Pattern be bold enough to go for the encore?

Mega Millions’ Playback Avoidance Program

Lotto Texas had a playback. Powerball had a playback—on the same night as Lotto Texas, even. But Mega Millions? Two out of three elements sharing a date was good enough, it thought. Considering that no one could claim the grand prize and $178 million is now up for grabs, it was very good indeed. From Mega Millions’ perspective, anyway.

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers for November 12th, 2019 were 19, 30, 44, 56, 65, and MB 24. This marked the 227th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

Once again, no playback! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

There have been 514 Mega Millions drawings and this Pattern has played in 44.2% of them.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 64 appearances, has played in 28.2% of the 227 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 514 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.5% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order were last seen November 1st, 2019.

Now with 13 appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20.3% of the 64 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.73% of the 227 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.53% of all 514 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order played June 25th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Even without a playback, there was a repeating Three-Number Combination: 30, 44, and 56.

A repeating Three-Number Combination is a good prize, though. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted in the June 8th, 2018 drawing.

Seeing that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern dropped by, we have a better chance of seeing a Pattern encore than a playback! Still, will Mega Millions’ playback avoidance continue into Friday night, or will it surprise us?

900 Reasons for a Playback

November 9th, 2019 was not a “Stay home and chill” kind of night! Not only did Lotto Texas see a playback, its most commonly seen Pattern reached a milestone. Throw in a repeating Five-Number Combination, one wouldn’t be wrong to think Lotto Texas reigned supreme. All that madness combined to raise the jackpot to $8.25 million.

Powerball didn’t sit around, either! It too had the playback itch to scratch and saw its grand prize ascend to $60 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern, Lotto Texas’s most commonly seen Pattern, made its 900th appearance Saturday night! The winning numbers were 4, 10, 36, 38, 41, and 49.

Here’s to 900 more! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1706 drawings.

Now with 129 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 900 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1706 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.56% of the time.

The playback in Lotto Texas was a special one. Not only was it a playback, it was also an encore. Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 1 3 Specific Order were last seen in the November 6th, 2019 drawing.

Five-Number Combination

The repeating Five-Number Combination of the evening was 4, 10, 38, 41, and 49.

Celebrate with a repeating Five-Number Combo. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the March 20th, 2013 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Naturally, if you slice a repeating Five-Number Combination open, five repeating Four-Number Combinations will fall out:

  • 10, 38, 41, 49
  • 4, 10, 41, 49
  • 4, 10, 38, 49
  • 4, 10, 38, 41
  • 4, 38, 41, 49
Repeating Five-Number Combo aftermath. Source: lotterytrend.com.

And, due to the nature of these things, all five of the above Combinations debuted in that same March 23, 2013 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Interestingly, Powerball’s playback also involved its most commonly seen Pattern. With winning numbers 14, 17, 35, 38, 60, and PB 25, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 163rd appearance.

The playback itch that had to be scratched. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.1% of the 428 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 32 appearances, has played in 19.6% of the 163 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 7.48% of all 428 drawings.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 37.5% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.36% of the 163 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.80% of all 428 drawings.

Prior to Saturday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, and the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order were last seen November 2nd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will more playbacks be in store for the week ahead?

Ce N’est Pas Une Playback (This is Not a Playback)

Friday nights were meant for football.  They were also meant for parties, relaxing with a good drink, and big plays for Mega Millions. Except, there weren’t any big plays November 8th, 2019. By that, we mean no Pattern encore, no Australia Play, not even a playback. Sure, Mega Millions came close, but a playback wasn’t mean to be. If by “major play”, you thought we meant, “No one won and the prize got larger”, then you were right on the money (no pun intended)! The jackpot increased to $163 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 4, 10, 39, 58, and MB 14, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 95th appearance.

Playbacks don’t gel with Mega Millions these days. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 18.5% of the 513 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 37 appearances, has played in 38.9% of the 95 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 513 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.21% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen October 25th, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 5.41% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.11% of the 95 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.39% of all 513 drawings. The 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the October 15th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Another big development was the repeat appearances of two Three-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 39, MB 14 (Debuted April 3rd, 2018)
  • 10, 39, MB 14 (Debuted May 9th, 2014)
But repeating Three-Number Combinations gel! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Whether a playback is in Mega Millions’ immediate future is something that can’t be foretold. What we should direct our attention to is the jackpot. It’s not far from crazy-large territory. We’ll have to see if it crosses that $200 million threshold, and if it does, how much farther it will go…

Playback Snapback

After a weekend of sleeping off a candy binge and welcoming the extra hour of sleep (not so much early sunsets), Lotto Texas and Powerball decided to relax another night. Even though the lotteries took it easy, Wednesday night wasn’t completely quiet. There was a playback, for one! That, and the jackpots rose to $8 million and $50 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

If you’re one who loves suspense while reading Lottery Binge, then we’re sorry to disappoint. Lotto Texas was the one who had the playback. November 6th, 2019 also saw the 899th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern. The numbers that made it all possible were 4, 16, 23, 44, 50, and 53.

Nearing a milestone, that {3-2-1} (Pattern). Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.7% of the 1705 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 128 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.2% of the 899 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1705 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.51% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {3-2-1} Pattern and 2 1 3 Specific Order played October 26th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas had just enough energy for the playback. Repeating Four-Number Combinations never registered.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

November 6th also saw the 119th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with numbers 15, 28, 46, 62, 64, and PB 17.

Given that there have been 427 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has now played 27.9% of the time. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen October 30th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 39 appearances, has played in 32.8% of the 119 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 427 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.13% of the time. We last saw the [2-1-2-1] General Order in the October 23rd, 2019 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.8% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.20% of the 119 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.17% of all 427 drawings. The 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen March 23rd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball didn’t have the stamina for a repeating Three-Number Combination.

The {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas is fond of making encore appearances. What with it coming up on 900 appearances, we’ll have to see if it reaches that milestone Saturday night. Of course, what we all really want to know if another playback will show!

Shaking Off the “Fall Back”

This past weekend saw many residents of the US and Canada set their clocks back one hour. That meant more time to sleep and a quiet weekend on the lottery front. For Lotto Texas and Powerball anyway; there were no repeating Four or Three-Number Combinations to speak of.

The idea of a restful weekend was foreign to Mega Millions. It was revved up Friday night and it was again for the November 5th, 2019 drawing. Maybe it was the thrill of having a high jackpot? No special plays were needed to send the prize even higher to $145 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 141st appearance with winning numbers 2, 9, 24, 49, 54, and MB 19.

Fired up on a Tuesday night! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 512 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen October 29th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 33.3% of the 141 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 512 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.18% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played September 20th, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.51% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.84% of the 141 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.78% of all 512 drawings. The 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen February 13th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The single repeating Three-Number Combination, 9, 24, and 49, debuted October 25th, 2016.

Red is the color of singles. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions’ momentum carry into Friday night with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore?