Spreading at the End of the Month

July is over. It’s still too hot to do much of anything except swim (or bake) and there’s only two weeks* until school starts. Time keeps on slippin’, as they say!

*Length of time may be different, depending on where you are.

Now, July 31st, 2019 didn’t rock the boat too much. Save for a similar spread, it was a quiet night. Neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball saw a grand prize winner, and their jackpots rose to $14.5 million and $102 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 24, 34, 36, 41, and 44, the {4-2} Pattern made its 181st appearance.

A surprise awaits any and all who dig deeper! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 10.8% of the 1677 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen June 15th, 2019.

Now with 34 appearances, the 0 4 2 Specific Order has played in 18.8% of the 181 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1677 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.03% of the time. We last saw the 0 4 2 Specific Order August 18th, 2018.

Similar Spread

The spread for Wednesday night was 04:10:02:05:03. This was similar to the one seen March 25th, 2015. That night, the winning numbers were 1, 6, 8, 11, 15, and 25 and the spread was 05:02:03:04:10. Note that although the differences between numbers were the same in both drawings, the orders were different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas may have been thrilled with a similar spread, but it had no love for repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 149th appearance with winning numbers 14, 37, 47, 55, 67, and PB 6.

Knocking on 400 drawings. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 399 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 37.3% of the time and was last seen July 20th, 2019.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 25 appearances, has played in 16.8% of the 149 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 399 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.27% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order July 13th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24% of the 25 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.03% of the 149 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.50% of all 399 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order played December 29th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 37, 55, and PB 6, made its debut December 9th, 2017.

Standing out from the crowd! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Powerball start August with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, and will Lotto Texas continue its jackpot climb?

Some Kind of July

July was an interesting month for Mega Millions. The jackpot was large but didn’t rise to the dizzying heights we had been seeing. Save for a carryover from June, there were no Pattern streaks. Speaking of, a streak would’ve been a neat way to end the month. Alas, July 30th, 2019 didn’t deliver a Pattern streak, let alone an encore. However, it did deliver on an unclaimed prize. With no grand prize winners, the jackpot rose to $50 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 135th appearance with winning numbers 10, 24, 28, 33, 38, and MB 6.

A quiet end to a quiet-ish month. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 484 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 27.9% of the time and was last seen June 18th, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 34.8% of the 135 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 484 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.71% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order in the May 10th, 2019 drawing.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14.9% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.19% of the 135 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.45% of all 484 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order played June 9th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions’ July finale was topped off with two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 28, 33, MB 6 (Debuted April 1st, 2016. No foolin’.)
  • 10, 38, MB 6 (Debuted June 30th, 2017)
Decked out in red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions isn’t likely to stay quiet for long. August is a busy month, what with back-to-school and all. Could the lottery follow suit and end the summer with a bang? The {2-2-1-1} Pattern isn’t one to shy away from encores. It’d be something if this Pattern made an encore Friday night!

A Midsummer Night’s Cooldown

July is just about over, and the start of school is right around the corner. Meanwhile, the brutal summer sun beats down on everything. One can only hope for a shower to cool everything off, for a little while at least.

If your name happened to be “Lotto Texas” or “Powerball”, then you cooled off by avoiding earth-shattering plays Saturday night. In fact, the biggest play of July 27th, 2019 was an Australia Play. Taking the quiet-ish path helped the jackpots climb to $14 million and $88 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 182nd appearance with winning numbers 1, 2, 6, 8, 20, and 53.

Chilling out with {4-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 10.9% of the 1676 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen July 20th, 2019.

Now with 59 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.4% of the 182 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1676 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.52% of the time. The 4 1 1 Specific Order was last seen February 27th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Part of a cooldown is not bothering with repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 19, 31, 48, 61, and PB 6, Powerball saw its 25th Australia Play.

Hopping in for a chill. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 398 Powerball drawings so far, the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have played 6.28% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, an Australia Play showed up in the January 9th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations to be had here.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball stay in cooldown mode as they finish out the month?

Mega Millions Gets Sirius

Today’s post is in honor of the dog days of summer. It’s that time from mid-July to mid-(or late) August that comes with heatwaves and record-breaking temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere. In some locations, this year’s summer has been extremely brutal.

Last time, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an appearance. One would expect an encore this time, right? Well, no. Mega Millions opted for something else in the July 26th, 2019 drawing. By warming up to an uncommonly seen Pattern, the jackpot rose to $45 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 6, 11, 43, 48, and MB 11, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 20th appearance.

The {3-2-1} Pattern is *normally* a Lotto Texas thing. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 4.14% of the 483 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 10 appearances, has played in 50% of the 20 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 2.07% of all 483 drawings.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and [3-2-1] General Order were last seen March 1st, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 3 0 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 10 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 10% of the 20 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 483 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.41% of the time. The 3 0 0 2 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the January 31st, 2014 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

An uncommon Pattern wasn’t the only thing that came of Friday night. There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 4, 6, MB 11 (Debuted July 28th, 2017)
  • 4, 48, MB 11 (Debuted December 27th, 2013)
Two Combinations boxed together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As the heat continues and July segues into August, could the {3-2-1} do the unexpected and make an encore Tuesday night?

(July) Seventeen Again

Ah, seventeen! It’s the age you start your senior year of high school, the age where you can attend an R-rated movie (without sneaking in), and Wednesday night’s favorite number!

Both Lotto Texas and Powerball embraced “seventeen” July 24th, 2019. Their love for it caused the prizes to rise yet again. The ever-classy Lotto Texas ascended to $13.5 million and Powerball pushed up to $75 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 883rd appearance with winning numbers 2, 9, 16, 22, 46, and 49.

The {3-2-1}, never gone for long! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52.7% of the 1675 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen July 17th, 2019.

Now with 171 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19.4% of the 883 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1675 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.2% of the time. We last saw the 3 1 2 Specific Order July 13th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination, 9, 16, 46, and 49, made its debut October 20th, 2010.

Alone at the top! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 22, 29, 35, 53, 56, and PB 13, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 109th appearance.

A common Pattern leads to a higher jackpot. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 397 Powerball drawings.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 33 appearances, has played in 30.3% of the 109 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.31% of all 397 drawings.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were seen July 17th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 18.2% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.50% of the 109 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.51% of all 397 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order played March 25th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 The single repeating Three-Number Combination, 22, 56, and PB 13, debuted July 28th, 2018.

Another loner! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Although a Pattern streak would be out of the question for the lotteries, there’s still time enough for three-peats. Will either Lotto Texas or Powerball see encores Saturday night?

Taking Nothing for Granite

There was more to the July 23rd, 2019 drawing than someone becoming $168 million richer. For the first time, New Hampshire saw a Mega Millions winner! Would you believe that it was the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern that reset the jackpot to $40 million?

General Lottery Analysis

Speaking of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, it made its 214th appearance with 1, 4, 23, 40, 45, and MB 11.

Keeping a (jackpot) monster at bay! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 482 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44.4% of the time and was last seen July 16th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 56 appearances, has played in 26.2% of the 214 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 482 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.6% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played May 7th, 2019.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 14.3% of the 56 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.74% of the 214 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.66% of all 482 drawings. The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen September 4th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Also present for this history-making moment was lone repeating Three-Number Combination 1, 4, and 40.

Wanting to be part of history. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted February 2nd, 2018.

As we begin to wrap up July, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern keep a hold on Mega Millions Friday night?

Saturday Night Playback Special

This weekend was about celebrating a milestone in human achievement and looking forward to what the future may bring. Lotteries, you see, can’t hold countdowns, throw commemorative parties, or reminisce. Instead, they engage in playbacks.

Mega Millions got bit by the playback bug this past Friday. That bug bit at least one other lottery July 20th, 2019. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their respective jackpots swell to $12.75 million and $63 million. Question is, which lottery got bit?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

After going on six dates, Lotto Texas broke it off with the {3-2-1} Pattern. In its place was the {4-1-1} Pattern. The 181st appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern was thanks to 3, 35, 38, 45, 50, and 51.

Breaking up a Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 10.8% of the 1674 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 62 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.3% of the 181 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1674 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.70% of the time.

Embracing another Pattern is what brought forth a playback in Lotto Texas! The {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order were last seen in the June 26th, 2019 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

With no repeating Four-Number Combinations, it’s time to head into Powerball country and see if the playback bug made its presence there, too.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 26, 36, 64, 69, and PB 19, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 148th appearance.

Staying on top, that {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 37.4% of the 396 Powerball drawings and was last seen July 13th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 42 appearances, has played in 28.4% of the 148 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.6% of all 396 drawings. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order June 1st, 2019.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 31% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.78% of the 148 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 396 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.28% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played May 15th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

As July starts to wind down, we’ll need to keep an eye out for any Pattern streaks. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is fond of these! As for the jackpots, will they continue to soar, or will they be brought back down?

Playback Central

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the very one that sent mankind to the Moon. Space exploration, whether by man or by probe, is a testament to human ingenuity and fuel for the unbounded nature of our imagination. It’s that “Can do” attitude that will keep us chugging along.

But now, we come back down to Earth. Mega Millions, ever fond of crazy-large jackpots and thwarting players everywhere, shot for the stars July 19th. No, it didn’t land on a strange new world, but it picked up a playback. Along the way, the jackpot got boosted up to $168 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 90th appearance with 16, 18, 28, 33, 67, and MB 14.

Aiming high. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 18.7% of the 481 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 32 appearances, has played in 35.6% of the 90 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 481 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.65% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.875% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.78% of the 90 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.46% of all 481 drawings.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, [3-1-1-1] General Order, and the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order were last seen earlier this summer. More specifically, in the June 7th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There was a close encounter with four repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which had played twice before!

Four souvenirs. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions has taken on a “Shake things up” approach this month, so a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore isn’t completely out of the question. After all, we did see an Australia Play encore! Encore or no, we’ll have to see if the jackpot rises once again in Tuesday’s drawing or if it falls through the stratosphere.

It’s a {3-2-1} Kind of July

We’re halfway through July and Lotto Texas has found a summer love. That love is “{3-2-1}”. This lottery has been in the grips of a Pattern streak since the end of June, and the aftermath of Wednesday night’s drawing showed no sign of a break-up! Sticking with this Pattern for the sixth time in a row led to the prize rising to $12.25 million.

A Pattern love affair wasn’t all that happened July 17th. Powerball’s jackpot quietly climbed to $53 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 15, 25, 38, 39, and 52, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 882nd appearance.

Can’t stop lovin’ that Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52.7% of the 1673 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen July 13th, 2019.

Now with 123 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 13.9% of the 882 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1673 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.35% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played June 29th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The tagalong in this relationship was lone repeating Four-Number Combination 8, 15, 38, and 39.

First showing up nearly ten years ago. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted July 29th, 2009 and was last seen May 20th, 2017.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 108th appearance with 19, 43, 47, 60, 68, and PB 10.

Keeping a low profile. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Of the 395 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 27.3% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 32 appearances, has played in 29.6% of the 108 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.10% of all 395 drawings.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen June 29th, 2019.

Now with three appearances, the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.375% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.78% of the 108 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.76% of all 395 drawings. The 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order was last seen March 30th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Hidden depths. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the love for the {3-2-1} Pattern continue Saturday night, or will another Pattern put an end to the relationship? As for Powerball, could a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore be in the works?

Hopping Back to {2-1-1-1-1}

After an unexpected Australia Play encore, Mega Millions shook things up again Tuesday night. We watched as the lottery hopped back into the arms of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the July 16th, 2019 drawing. That move brought the jackpot up to $154 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 213th appearance with winning numbers 8, 16, 31, 48, 52, and MB 23.

A short breakup with a common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 44.375% of the 480 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 23% of the 213 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 480 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order were last seen July 5th, 2019. To think that a Pattern streak had been broken up!

Now with 11 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 22.4% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.16% of the 213 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.29% of all 480 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen October 31st, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was accompanied by three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A (pretty) big comeback! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Whenever Mega Millions breaks from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, it’s never for long! Is this Pattern gearing up for another go at the Pattern streak? A Pattern encore would be an excellent start to the weekend!