A Slight Warm Up

The holiday season is fast approaching. Thanksgiving is only a few days away and the Christmas shopping will soon follow, if it hasn’t crept up already. What better way to kick off the holidays than a slight warm-up in the lottery world? Although the November 19th, 2016 Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings didn’t see any major plays, there was a surprise or two!

Lotto Texas

The 727th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern was made possible by winning numbers 15, 19, 21, 34, 40, and 49.

Winning Texas Lottery numbers from lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lottery numbers from lotterytrend.com.

As of Saturday, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played in 52.1% of the 1396 Lotto Texas drawings. When it comes to Patterns, the {3-2-1} is second-to-none. We last saw this Pattern a week ago, in the November 12th drawing.

The {3-2-1} Pattern gave way to the 1 3 2 Specific Order, making its 107th appearance. This Specific Order has now appeared in 14.7% of the 727 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played and 7.66% of all Lotto Texas drawings. Prior to Saturday’s drawing, the 1 3 2 Specific Order previously played in the October 26th, 2016 drawing.

As quiet as November has been, the surprise of the evening was the appearance of two Four-Number Combinations. These were

  • 15, 21, 40, and 49, which first played August 30th, 2014 and
  • 19, 21, 34, and 40, which first played October 10th, 2007.
Repeating Four-Number Combinations are highlighted in red boxes
Repeating Four-Number Combinations are highlighted in red boxes

Powerball

Powerball saw a three-peat appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers this time around were 16, 24, 28, 43, 61, and PB 21.

Winning Powerball numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers from lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Now with 21 appearances, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 17.8% of the 118 Powerball drawings. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern not only appeared previously in the November 16th drawing, but the November 12th drawing as well.

We saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order make its fifth appearance, its first since the October 29th, 2016 drawing. This General Order has now played in 23.8% of the 21 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 4.24% of all Powerball drawings.

Finally, we come to the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order, making its second appearance. As of Saturday, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 40% of the five drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, 9.52% of the 21 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and 1.69% of all Powerball drawings. The 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its debut in the June 4th, 2016 drawing.

Lotto Texas and Powerball will have their drawings again the day before Thanksgiving. Will we be in for a shocker, or will we be handed a giant turkey?

Embracing Normality

Thanksgiving is fast approaching in Lottery Trend Country and people far and wide are making their preparations and debating on which team to root for that day. Mega Millions took a more measured approach. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern did not make an encore appearance, and there were no major plays nor upsets. The November 18th, 2016 Mega Millions drawing could be summed up with one word: “normal”, or what would pass as such.

The 21st appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern was marked with winning numbers 31, 32, 49, 55, 58, and MB 15.

As of Friday, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played in 6.52% of all 322 drawings to date. We last saw this Pattern not too long ago in the November 8th drawing.

The [2-3-1] General Order made its twelfth appearance and was last seen in the November 1st drawing. With that said, the [2-3-1] Pattern has appeared in 57.1% of the 21 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played and 3.73% of all 322 drawings.

Despite the normalcy exhibited by Friday’s drawing, the most extraordinary event of the evening was the debut of the 0 0 2 3 0 1 Specific Order. This now means that this Specific Order has played in approximately 8.33% of the 12 drawings that the [2-3-1] General Order has played. Going further, the 0 0 2 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 4.76% of the 21 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared, and 0.31% of all Mega Millions drawings.

Will Mega Millions continue to wrap itself in the comforting blanket of normality? Will there be an upset just in time for Thanksgiving, or even Black Friday?

Nice and Toasty

With a big temperature cool-down making its way through Lottery Trend Country, Lotto Texas and Powerball played it safe on November 16th. How safe? They played so safe that they wrapped themselves up in the blanket of familiar plays. By “familiar” we mean “Patterns that we saw just last week.”

Lotto Texas

We saw the 118th appearance of the {3-3} Pattern thanks to winning numbers 4, 5, 7, 37, 43, and 51.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

As of Wednesday, the {3-3} Pattern has played in 8.46% of the 1395 Lotto Texas drawings. We saw this Pattern last week in the November 9th drawing.

The 3 0 3 Specific Order made its 41st appearance. Like the {3-3} Pattern, it too was last seen on November 9th. This Specific Order has played in 34.7% of the 118 drawings where the {3-3} Pattern appeared, and has played in 2.94% of all drawings.

Powerball

Powerball saw an encore appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 28, 41, 61, 63, 65, and PB7.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com

Now with 20 appearances, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 17.1% of the 117 Powerball drawings.

This gave way to the [1-1-3-1] General Order making its eighth appearance, its first since the October 15th, 2016 drawing. The [1-1-3-1] General Order has now appeared in 40% of the 20 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and approximately 6.84% of all 117 drawings.

We wrap up our coverage with the 0 1 1 0 3 1 Specific Order. Making its second appearance, this Specific Order has now appeared in 25% of the eight drawings the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played. When looking at the 20 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, this becomes 10%. This becomes 1.71% when looking at all 117 drawings. The 0 1 1 0 3 1 Specific Order made its debut in the February 24th, 2016 drawing.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball continue to stay in their cool-down phase or will they warm up as the holiday season fast approaches?

Everything’s Cool Now

We’re halfway through November, and it looks like autumn has finally arrived for us in Lottery Trend country. As some sense of normality tries to break through in the “real world”, the November 15th Mega Millions drawing was about as “normal” as you could get.

For starters, we saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, thanks to winning numbers 9, 17, 23, 57, 71, and MB 6. With 129 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} is the most commonly played Pattern by a healthy margin.

Winning Mega Millions numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Mega Millions numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With that said, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 40.2% of the 321 Mega Millions drawings to date. This Pattern was previously seen earlier this month in the November 4th drawing.

The General Order of the evening was [1-2-1-1-1], making its 39th appearance. As of Tuesday night, this General Order has appeared in 30.2% of the drawings that the {2-1-1-1-1} has played. When taking all 321 drawings into account, we see that the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played 12.1% of the time. Prior to Tuesday, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order was previously seen in the October 21st, 2016 drawing.

We conclude our coverage with the eighth appearance of the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 20.5% of the drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. When looking at the 129 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, this becomes 6.20% of the time. The total percentage, when taking all 321 drawings into account, is 2.49%. To see when the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played, we need to go back to the September 27th, 2016 drawing.

As we head to the weekend and (US) Thanksgiving preparations get underway, will Mega Millions continue to give off a sense of “normality”, or will there be a surprise?

November Cool Down

Lotto Texas and Powerball appear to have taken a cue from Mega Millions. There were no big plays on November 12th, nor did the Powerball Pattern Tango take place.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 726th appearance, firmly holding onto the title of Most Commonly Played Pattern. This was thanks to winning numbers 1, 8, 16, 23, 29, and 40.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

As of this past Saturday’s drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played in 52.1% of the 1394 drawings. We previously saw this Pattern just last weekend in the November 5th drawing. Could popping up every other drawing be a new thing for the {3-2-1} Pattern?

Moving on to the Specific Order now, we saw 3 2 1 make its 129th appearance, its first since the October 1st, 2016 drawing. The 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 726 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This shrinks to 9.25% when taking all 1394 Lotto Texas drawings into account.

Powerball

Powerball saw the 19th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, brought to us by 8, 17, 20, 27, 52, and PB 24.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 16.4% of the 116 Powerball drawings. This Pattern was previously seen in the October 29th, 2016 drawing.

This gave way to the [1-3-1-1] General Order making its eighth appearance, its first since the October 12th, 2016 drawing. The [1-3-1-1] General Order has now appeared in 42.1% of the 19 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and approximately 6.9% of all 117 drawings.

The biggest spark of the evening was the debut of the 1 3 0 1 0 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now appeared in 12.5% of the eight drawings the [1-3-1-1] General Order has played. When taking the 19 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played, this becomes 5.26%. This shrinks drastically to 0.86% when looking at all 116 drawings.

Looking to the week ahead, is the cool down a new trend or is this the calm before the storm?

Calmer Waters

The November 11th Mega Millions drawing was a turning point. The lottery world provided a much-needed sanctuary from all the madness in the “real world” as of late. In contrast to what we saw in Tuesday’s drawing, Friday’s Mega Millions kicked off the weekend in a low-key manner.

We start with the 51st appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, brought forth by winning numbers 16, 40, 47, 53, 59, and MB 11.

Winning Mega Millions numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Mega Millions numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 15.9% of the 320 drawings to date. We last saw this Pattern at the beginning of last month: October 4th, to be precise.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 19th appearance, its first since the June 3rd, 2016 drawing. This General Order has appeared in 37.3% of the 51 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was the winning Pattern. When we take all 320 drawings into account, the statistic becomes 5.94%.

Last, but certainly not least, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order made its 4th appearance. The 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.5% of the 19 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order was seen. This becomes 7.84% of the time when looking at the 51 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, and 1.25% of the time when looking at all 320 drawings. To see when the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order previously played, we need to go back to October 30th, 2015.

As Thanksgiving and Christmas plans are beginning to be put into action, what gifts will Mega Millions bestow in the week ahead?

 

A Balance in the Force

After the Earth-shattering results of the U.S. election and the rumblings in Mega Millions, we entered calmer waters on November 9th. That is, if seeing repeating Four-Number Combinations, one of which hadn’t been seen since last decade, could be considered calm.

Lotto Texas

For starters, Lotto Texas saw the not-so-common {3-3} Pattern make its 117th appearance. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 2, 9, 18, 42, 51, and 52.

Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Texas Lotto numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

The {3-3} Pattern has played in 8.40% of the 1393 drawings that have taken place so far. This Pattern was last seen a few weeks ago in the October 22nd, 2016 drawing.

The Specific Order of the evening was 3 0 3, making its 40th appearance. Out of the 117 times the {3-3} Pattern has played, the 3 0 3 Specific Order has played 34.2% of the time. When taking all 1393 drawings into account, this frequency whittles down to 2.87%. We last saw this Specific Order in the August 10th, 2016 drawing.

One highlight of the evening was the repeat occurrence of the following Four-Number Combinations:

  • 2, 9, 42, and 52, which first played way back on January 25th, 2003
  • 18, 42, 51, and 52, which first played March 5th, 2014 and
  • 2, 18, 51, and 52, which first played August 25th, 2010.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. The repeating Combos are highlighted in red boxes.
Snippet of Four-Number Combinations. The repeating Combos are highlighted in red boxes.

Powerball

What we saw in Powerball could end up putting the kibosh on the Powerball Pattern Tango, at least for the time being. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, having previously played in Saturday’s drawing, made an encore appearance. Now coming in with 41 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern holds on to its title as Most Commonly Played Powerball Pattern. This encore was thanks to winning numbers 1, 25, 28, 31, 54, and PB 2.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared in 35.7% of the 115 Powerball drawings.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made it is ninth appearance, its first since the October 5th, 2016 drawing. Of the 41 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played 22% of the time. When taking all 115 drawings into account, this Pattern has played 7.83% of the time.

Finally, we come to the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order, which made its second appearance. In the 9 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order appeared, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played 22.2% of the time. This becomes 4.88% when looking at the 41 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, and 1.74% of all 115 drawings.  The 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the April 16th, 2016 drawing.

Will the {3-3} Pattern be bold enough to make an encore appearance in Lotto Texas Saturday? Has the Powerball Pattern Tango finally come to an end?

A Night of Upsets

We’re in the middle of yet another history-making week. November 8th was truly a night to remember in more ways than one. While an upset was occurring in the U.S. election, the lottery world saw some rumblings in Mega Millions.

One such rumbling was the 20th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern. The winning numbers on Tuesday night were as follows: 46, 48, 53, 61, 74, and MB 2.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared in 6.27% of the 319 drawings to date. Only two other Patterns have played fewer times: {4-1-1} (12, which puts it at 3.76%) and {5-1} (has yet to play). Prior to Tuesday night, we last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern in the November 1st drawing a week prior.

The [3-2-1] General Order made its ninth appearance and to see when it last played, we’d need to go back to the March 29th, 2016 drawing. With that said, the [3-2-1] General Order has played in 45% of the 20 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played. After taking all 319 drawings into account, this becomes 2.82% of the time.

The second rumbling of the evening was the debut of the 0 0 0 3 2 1 Specific Order. We’ve now seen the 0 0 0 3 2 1 Specific Order play in 11.1% of the 9 drawings where the [3-2-1] General Order has appeared. When looking at the 20 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has played, this shrinks to 2.82%. Finally, when taking all 319 drawings into account, the 0 0 0 3 2 1 Specific Order has played 0.31% of the time.

The last Mega Millions rumbling of the evening came in the repeat appearance of the Three-Number Combination 46, 48, and 74.

Three-Number Combinations snippet from lotterytrend-megamillions.com. The repeating Combo is in the red box.
Three-Number Combinations snippet from lotterytrend-megamillions.com. The repeating Combo is in the red box.

This Combination made its debut in the May 13th, 2014 drawing.

Now that we’re entering calmer waters, will we see another Specific Order debut soon? Will the {3-2-1} Pattern go for an encore?

On Familiar Ground

Compared to what we’ve seen for the past few drawings, Lotto Texas and Powerball saw a cool-down on November 5th. How much of a cool-down? Let’s just say that what we saw was *very* common, Pattern-wise, at least.

Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern made an encore appearance Saturday, bringing its total number of appearances to 725.The winning numbers were 4, 27, 30, 38, 47, and 49.

Winning Lotto Texas numbers. From lotterytrend.com.
Winning Lotto Texas numbers. From lotterytrend.com.

Out of the 1392 Lotto Texas drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52.1% of the time, and holds the title of Most Commonly Played Pattern with no competition. Recall that we last saw this Pattern in Wednesday’s drawing.

The 1 2 3 Specific Order made its 135th appearance, its first since the October 19th, 2016 drawing. This Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 725 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When we look at all 1392 drawings, this becomes 9.70% of the time.

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} made its 40th appearance, its first since the October 22nd, 2016 drawing. This was thanks to winning numbers 21, 31, 50, 51, 69, and PB 8.

Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.
Winning Powerball numbers. From lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 35.1% of the 114 drawings and has once again reclaimed the title of Most Commonly Played Pattern in Powerball.  Whether this is just the rumblings of another Powerball Pattern Tango is anyone’s guess.

Moving on to the General Order, we saw [1-1-2-1-1] make its ninth appearance, the first since the September 17th, 2016 drawing. The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in 22.5% of the 40 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This becomes 7.89% of the time when we take all 114 drawings into account.

The most stand-out feature of the evening was the debut of the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 11.1% of the drawings where [1-1-2-1-1] was the General Order of the evening. When looking at the 40 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the Pattern, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.5% of the time. Finally, when looking at all 114 drawings, this becomes 0.88% of the time.

As we walk into another week bound for the history books, will Lotto Texas or Powerball break any records? Will the Powerball Pattern Tango resurface once again?

New Month Order

As World Series hysteria reached its apex and the U.S. presidential campaigns entered the home stretch, Mega Millions once again came at us with its own brand of madness! While the Pattern we saw was a common one, we saw something unusual in the Three-Number Combinations. In fact, we here at Lottery Binge can say that the night of November 4th, 2016, is one for the Mega Millions history books.

Friday marked the 128th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were as follows: 10, 29, 32, 44, 46, and MB 10.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Mega Millions numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 40.3% of the 318 drawings that have occurred so far. Prior to Friday’s drawing, we last saw this Pattern a week ago in the October 28th drawing.

The General Order of the evening was [1-1-2-1-1], now having made its 29th appearance. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order was previously seen in the October 28th drawing. Out of the 128 drawings with {2-1-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played 22.7% of the time. When we look at all 318 drawings, this shrinks to 9.12%.

The 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order made its ninth appearance, its first since the March 1st, 2016 drawing. Given that there are now 29 drawings with [1-1-2-1-1] as the General Order, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played approximately 31% of the time. When taking the 128 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played 7.03% of the time. This becomes 2.83% of the time when we look at all 318 drawings.

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. There were four Three-Number Combinations that repeated, but here’s the catch.

Are you ready?

Some of these Combinations have played twice before!

To keep things a bit simpler, we’re going to break it down into the Three-Number Combinations that have appeared once before, and the Combinations that have played twice already.

The ones that have only played once before are:

  • 29, 32, and 46, which first played February 21st, 2014 and
  • 32, 46, and MB 10, which first played July 31st, 2015.

The ones that have played twice before are:

  • 10, 29, and MB 10, which first played March 4th, 2014 and again on May 19th, 2015, and
  • 29, 46, and MB 10, which first played June 27th, 2014 and again on July 5th, 2016.
The Three-Number Combinations that have played twice are highlighted in red. Combinations that have played three times are highlighted in blue.
The Three-Number Combinations that have played twice are highlighted in red. Combinations that have played three times are highlighted in blue.

As one historic week comes to an end and we enter another one, will there be other Three-Number Combinations that play for a third time? Will an extremely rare Pattern get its chance to play?