Mega Millions in “Unflinching”

The beast still stands. Sure, a couple of blows were able to land, with a $1 million winner in Houston and a $2 million winner not too far away in the tiny town of Cove (Wiki article for Cove here), but the beast triumphed in the end. With no grand prize winner after the October 19th drawing, the jackpot is now a staggering $1.6 billion! The growth spurt was thanks to a Pattern encore.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern continues to make things more interesting. It wasn’t enough for it to show up in this past Tuesday’s drawing, it had to trot onto the stage Friday night, too! With winning numbers 15, 23, 53, 65, 70, and MB 7, this Pattern has played 114 times.

An encore in more ways than one. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 403 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 38 times and has now appeared in 33.3% of the 114 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 403 drawings  into consideration, this General Order has played 9.43% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-2-1] Specific Order played on September 18th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 7.89% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.63% of the 114 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 403 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.74% of the time. We last saw the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order on December 9th, 2016.

Three Number Combination(s)

A treat was left behind in lone repeating Three-Number Combination 23, 53, and MB 7.

Thrown in for good measure. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the May 5th, 2017 drawing.

It wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if the prize shoots up to $2 billion before Wednesday, if not get close. Will that be the night the beast falls, or will it stick with us through Halloween?

Whatever the case, the beast will not go down easily.

Under a Jackpot Spell

A madness has gripped the country. There is at least one billion dollars’ worth of jackpots to be won! Mega Millions leads the pack, but Powerball is determined to catch up. The jackpot over there climbed to $430 million!

Lotto Texas has a way to go before it reaches those crazy-rich heights. Still, $12.75 million isn’t small change, either!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

What Lotto Texas “lacks” in jackpot, it makes up with moxie, and by moxie, we mean “Pattern streak”. The {3-2-1} Pattern went for the three-peat with winning numbers 18, 19, 23, 31, 46, and 47, bringing the number of appearances to 836.

A three-peat is nothing to sneeze at. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1595 Lotto Texas drawings thus far, this Pattern has played 52.4% of the time.

Now with 127 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.2% of the 836 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1595 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.96% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 3 2 Specific Order played on October 10th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

There was no way Powerball’s jackpot was going to climb without some sort of wild and crazy event! The rarely-seen {4-1-1} Pattern made its seventh appearance with winning numbers 3, 57, 64, 68, 69, and PB 15.

Big in its own right. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 317 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 2.21% of the time and was last seen September 22nd, 2018.

The [1-4-1] General Order made its fourth appearance and has now played in 57.1% of the seven drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 1.26% of all 317 Powerball drawings. Fun fact: the [1-4-1] General Order played alongside the {4-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned September 22nd drawing.

Now you’re probably thinking a playback happened, yes?

Well, no, but, there was something even better: the world debut of the 1 0 0 0 4 1 Specific Order! This Specific Order has now played in 25% of the four drawings where the General Order was [1-4-1] and in 14.3% of the seven drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 317 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 0.32% of them.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 3, 64, and 68.

Three-Number Combinations add the “awesome” points. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut October 8th, 2016.

Will someone break the spell Saturday night, or will at least one jackpot rise again?

 

Jackpot Juggernaut

Who needs a Pattern three-peat when you’re knocking on the door of a billion-dollar jackpot!?

That was not a typo.

Millions tried to find the Mega Millions beast and slay it October 16th. Valiant, but in vain. The beast lived to see another day and has now soared to an astounding $900 million!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 45, 49, 61, and MB 9, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 113th appearance.

Helping to help pave the way for a monster (jackpot). Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 402 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 28.1% of them and was last seen on October 5th, 2018.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 38th appearance and has now played in 33.6% of the 113 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.45% of all 402 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played on August 17th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 15.8% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.31% of the 113 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 402 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.49% of the time. We last saw the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order on November 22nd, 2016. This was reconfigured from the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order seen that night. The winning numbers were 1, 43, 45, 66, 69, and MB 7.

Three Number Combination(s)

When the dust and smoke cleared, the repeating Three-Number Combination 3, 49, and 61 was found.

Throwing in a repeating Three-Number Combination at the very end. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the November 14th, 2014 drawing.

There’s a good chance that the jackpot will rise yet again before Friday night. It’s very likely that it will exceed $1 billion, if not be close to it. All that’s known is that eventually, beasts fall. Will the weekend start with a slaying?

Going Big(ger) (or Lotto Texas & Powerball in “Jackpot Happy”)

October is an active month, indeed. Football season is in full swing, post-season baseball games are taking place (Will the ‘stros make it to the World Series again?), not to mention Halloween being right around the corner. If you also read the Mega Millions blog posts, then you know about the monster lurking about there. Now, I don’t mean to alarm you, but another monster was spotted October 13th. The grand prize for Powerball shot up to $345 million! Lotto Texas may be the “runt” with its $11.75 million jackpot, but it had the most impactful attacks of the evening.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern was loved so much after showing up October 10th that it was invited back. This encore, and the 835th appearance of the Pattern, was thanks to winning numbers 14, 19, 30, 42, 47, and 51.

A Pattern encore is just one attack. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1594 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.4% of the time.

Now with 149 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 835 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.35% of all 1594 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order played on September 15th, 2018.

Similar Spread

Lotto Texas went straight for the jugular with a similar spread. The spread for Saturday night was 05:11:12:05:04, which was similar to what was seen on October 4th, 2006. That night, the winning numbers were 1, 13, 18, 22, 27, and 38, with a spread of 12:05:04:05:11. Notice that although the differences between numbers were the same, the orders were different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Of course, what accents the impact of a Pattern encore more than a repeating Four-Number Combination? The Combination of the evening was 14, 30, 47, and 51, which made its debut in the February 20th, 2013 drawing.

Pile on with a repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball took a note from the Lotto Texas playbook and played its most commonly seen Pattern again. Except here, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made a three-peat. With winning numbers 11, 14, 32, 43, 65, and PB 15, this Pattern made its 113th appearance.

Propelling Powerball sky high. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 316 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 35.8% of them.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 30th appearance and has now played in 26.5% of the 113 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.49% of all 316 drawings and was last seen on August 4th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 16.667% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 4.42% of the 113 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 316 drawings into consideration, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 1.58% of the time. This Specific Order was last seen in the earlier-mentioned August 4th, 2018 drawing alongside the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations. Powerball felt that the Pattern encore, and the crazy-large jackpot, were enough damage.

As the daytime hours wane, and the days (hopefully) continue to get cooler, the grand prizes continue to reach monumental heights. Will either the {2-1-1-1-1} or {3-2-1} Patterns make another repeat appearance Wednesday night and could one of those repeats allow at least one person to obtain a monstrous jackpot?

A Monster Unleashed

Insanity! Inconceivable! Yet, here we are, face-to-face with a monster. A big ‘un, too.

Mega Millions continued its rampage October 12th. A growth spurt sent the grand prize soaring to $654 million! What’s more is that this wasn’t the only way Mega Millions left its mark.

General Lottery Analysis

After a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern fireball October 9th, another round came out Friday. The 175th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 4, 24, 46, 61, 70, and MB 7.

{2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in its monstrous glory. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 401 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 43.6% of them.

There were no other encores, but the effects of the rampage were just as strongly felt.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has now played in 23.4% of the 175 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.2% of all 401 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played on September 11th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.76% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.29% of the 175 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 1% of all 401 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order on June 1st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Amidst the rubble were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Leaving its mark. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There’s a good chance that yet another growth spurt will take place before Tuesday. Will a {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat be the thing that stops it, or will the grand prize grow even more? All that’s known is that whoever slays the beast is going to walk away much richer.

Lottery Wednesday Warmup

As things (finally) cooled down for us in Houston, things started heating up in the lottery world October 10th. Once again, the grand prizes for Lotto Texas and Powerball had yet to be won. Wednesday night, they rose to $11.25 million and $314 million, respectively. In a complete 180 of what we saw last time, rising jackpots were not the highlight of the evening.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 834th appearance with winning numbers 10, 22, 27, 32, 47, and 51.

{3-2-1} is king of the Lotto Texas hill. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1593 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.4% of them and was last seen on October 3rd, 2018.

Now with 126 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.1% of the 834 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1593 drawings into consideration, this Pattern has played 7.91% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 3 2 Specific Order played on September 19th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 22, 27, 32, and 47.

Bottom of the table, but tops in appearances. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 30th, 2006 drawing. Will another twelve years pass before this Combination plays again?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball was where most of the action was. In addition to a crazy-high grand prize, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore! The 112th appearance of the Pattern was marked by winning numbers 8, 23, 27, 42, 60, and PB 7.

Warm up with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 315 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.6% of the time and previously played on October 6th, 2018.

Along for the encore ride was the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, which made its 29th appearance. This General Order has now played in 25.9% of the 112 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.21% of all 315 drawings. Could it be that a playback was on the horizon?

Now with five appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.2% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.46% of the 112 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.59% of all 315 drawings. A playback wasn’t meant to be. The 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played on July 26th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 8, 27, and 60.

A special repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut on October 5th, 2016. Now, this isn’t an ordinary repeat. One, this Combination debuted two years ago (give or take a few days), and, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played that night too! That night, the winning numbers were 8, 18, 27, 29, 60, and PB 15.

Are more Pattern encores on the horizon? Will the grand prizes rise once more after Saturday’s drawing?

The Grand 400

Mega Millions had its 400th drawing October 9th. To commemorate this occasion, there was no grand prize winner. An odd way to celebrate, yes? Well, it turned out that the jackpot rose to $548 million. For the first time in three months, the prize exceeded half a billion dollars!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 22, 39, 54, 60, and MB 18, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 174th appearance.

Grand appearance by the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 400 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.5% of the time and was last seen on September 14th, 2018.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 49th appearance and has now played in 28.2% of the 174 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.25% of all 400 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, we last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order on September 7th, 2018.

Now with thirteen appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.5% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.47% of the 174 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 400 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.25% of the time. The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen on January 12th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

As grand a night October 9th was, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

There’s a strong possibility that the jackpot will rise yet again before the official drawing Friday. Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore Friday night, and will that make someone richer beyond his or her wildest dreams?

Lottery Plot Twist

Lotteries are like stories. They’re told with numbers rather than words, and they have their own twists. After a wild and crazy September, the results of October 6th showed a much quieter night. The only “event” was yet another rise in the jackpots for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. Their respective grand prizes rose to $10.5 million and $282 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 28, 34, 41, 45, 52, and 54, the {4-2} Pattern made its 172nd appearance.

Six unassuming numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1592 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. The {4-2} Pattern was last seen on August 18th, 2018.

Now with 30 appearances, the 0 2 4 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 172 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 1.88% of all 1592 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 2 4 Specific Order played on September 13th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 111th appearance with winning numbers 1, 22, 27, 53, 67, and PB 15.

Quiet night. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 314 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 35.4% of the time and previously played September 29th, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 28th appearance and has now played in 25.2% of the 111 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.92% of all 314 drawings and was last seen on July 14th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.50% of the 111 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.59% of all 314 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order on December 13th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Three-Number Combinations were absent this time around.

Things may be cooling down, but the grand prizes continue to go up. Will Wednesday see Pattern encores or possibly a grand prize winner?

Mega Millions and the Second Summer

In the spirit of early-October warmth and humidity, Mega Millions had a hot and sticky October 5th. Once again, the jackpot rose, and just like this past summer, it entered “stupid rich” territory. The grand prize rose to an astounding $470 million! To liven up the night even more, Mega Millions showed that it had an offbeat sense of humor.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 27, 28, 32, 41, 69, and MB 12, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 112 times.

Summer’s not (quite) over yet. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 399 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.1% of the time and was last seen on September 18th, 2018.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 38th appearance and has now played in 33.9% of the 112 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 399 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.52% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played on August 7th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 15.8% of the 38 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.36% of the 112 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.50% of all 399 drawings. The 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played on June 26th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions decided to have a little fun and threw out this lone repeating Three-Number Combination:

  • 28, 41, 69
This is not a prank. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Here’s the fun part. This Combination made its debut on April 1st, 2016. Want to know what’s even nuttier? The Specific Order from that night was exactly like the Specific Order seen this past Friday! The winning numbers were 25, 28, 33, 41, 69, and MB 6 that night. No foolin’!

P.S: Look at how close the numbers that played Friday night are to the ones that played April Fools’ Day! That’s what Lottery Binge is for. The Lottery Trend analysis gurus peek under the hood, do their analysis, and I report it.

We’re going into the 400th Mega Millions drawing with a crazy-large jackpot. There’s a pretty good chance that the grand prize may rise even more before numbers are drawn on Tuesday. Will someone walk away half a billion dollars richer?

The Date That Binds

October is strange. The early part of the month is about autumn finding its legs in the Northern Hemisphere. So far, it has either been a continuation of summer or, if we ask our friends up in western Canada, a complete jump-over into winter. October 3rd was a sticky night not only in Houston, but in Lotto Texas and Powerball, too. Another lottery night meant another night where the grand prizes rose. Right now, they stand at $9.75 million and $253 million, respectively. The Patterns, although wildly different on the surface, had something in common, and not just raising the jackpot.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 12, 14, 28, 32, 34, and 52, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 833rd appearance.

833 times and still charming. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1591 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.4% of the time and was last seen on September 26th, 2018.

Now with 136 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 833 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.55% of all 1591 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played on August 29th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were three repeating Four-Number Combinations, running the gamut from the early aughts to almost four years ago!

  • 12, 14, 34, 52 (Debuted July 18th, 2001)
  • 14, 28, 34, 52 (Debuted October 17th, 2007)
  • 12, 14, 28, 34 (Debuted November 15th, 2014)
Seeing red is a good thing.
Source: lotterytrend.com.

Truly, Wednesday night was a good night for repeating Four-Number Combination lovers.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 63rd appearance with winning numbers 41, 53, 59, 63, 66, and PB 3.

A subtle link to Lotto Texas.
Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 313 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.1% of the time. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played on September 26th, 2018.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 29th appearance and has now played in about 46% of the 63 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 313 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.27% of the time. The [1-1-3-1] General Order was last seen on September 19th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 10.3% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.76% of the 63 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 313 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.96% of the time. The last time we saw the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order was two years ago! More specifically, in the August 13th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Amidst the madness was a single repeating Three-Number Combination:

Early bird. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The daytime hours are shrinking, and at least one jackpot is heading for the stratosphere. Will it be a Pattern encore that helps someone become rich beyond his or her wildest dreams Saturday night, or will the jackpots grow once more?