The Mega Millions We Know

In the past few Mega Millions posts, we’ve been talking about how laid back it has been compared to what we saw last month. And, strangely, how it had matched the wild weather swings in the U.S. The April 20th drawing showed us that talks of a laid-back April may have been premature. With the month only two-thirds of the way done, it would do best to remember that anything can happen with these lotteries.

General Lottery Analysis

Mega Millions liked the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern so much that it played again Friday night! With winning numbers 1, 15, 18, 32, 45, and MB 4, this Pattern has played 154 times.

Could this encore be the beginning of a streak? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 351 Mega Millions drawings so far, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 43.9% of the time.

With 34 appearances, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 22.1% of the 154 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 9.69% of all 351 drawings. Prior to Friday night, we last saw this General Order on March 9th, 2018.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 26.5% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.84% of the 154 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 2.56% of all 351 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order on February 27th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

For the first time since the April 3rd drawing, we saw a repeating Three-Number Combination! The Combination was 15, 45, and MB 4.

Bottom of the table, yet tops in appearances. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the February 24th, 2015 drawing. While three years isn’t as legendary a gap as eighteen, or close to it, that’s still a good length of time.

As we hopefully start to put away the winter coats and start dreaming of white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and fireworks, will Mega Millions continue its path to warming up?

Halfways

“Halfways” isn’t what you’d call a real word, but it is for today’s post. The mood for Mega Millions this month seems to be matching the weather. We’re just past the halfway mark for April, and we’re still talking about snowstorms! One day it’s warm enough for a T-shirt and the next day it’s blizzard warnings. It has been cold enough here in Houston for sweaters and light jackets, at least in the morning. For warm weather lovers up north who are just downright sick of the snow, fret not! It will get warmer. Eventually.

How does this relate to the April 17th Mega Millions drawing you wonder? In our last post, we highlighted a Pattern encore, the biggest event this month. On Tuesday night, all three-peat hopes were dashed. And we were teased with the possibility of a playback.

General Lottery Analysis

With 153 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remains the most commonly seen Pattern. This time, the winning numbers were 12, 34, 44, 47, 65, and MB 22.

The calm state of Mega Millions continued. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 43.7% of the 350 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen on April 6th, 2018.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has played in 26.8% of the 153 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.7% of all 350 drawings. We also saw it play alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned April 6th drawing.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.4% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.54% of the 153 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when looking at all 350 drawings, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.86% of the time. This Specific Order previously played in the February 16th, 2018 drawing.

Close, but no cigar, playback lovers.

Three Number Combination(s)

The vacation from repeating Three-Number Combinations continued.

Will things warm up in Mega Millions Friday night?

Hibernation Mode?

With winter’s brief return this past week, Mega Millions decided to go into “hibernation mode”, so to speak. The April 6th drawing didn’t see a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore, nor an Australia Play. In fact, this past Friday was one of the quietest nights we’ve seen in a while.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 152nd appearance with winning numbers 16, 33, 51, 54, 67 and MB 20.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern: King of Mega Millions Patterns. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 347 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 43. 8% of them. Prior to Friday night, this Pattern played on March 27th, 2018.

Making its 40th appearance was the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, which has now played in 26.3% of the 152 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.5% of all 347 Patterns. It played alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned March 27th drawing.

Could it be that Mega Millions saw a playback?

Now with nine appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.5% of the 40 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.92% of the 152 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 347 drawings, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.59% of the time.

And now for the answer you’ve all been waiting for…

You ready for this?

The flicker of a playback was extinguished. The 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the August 11th, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

To fit the mood of the evening, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will things warm up for Mega Millions next week?

The {3-2-1} Pattern Connection

March 28th was a night for the Lotto Texas history books. The {3-2-1} Pattern did what no other Pattern, save one, had done before. Coincidentally, it too is dominating its lottery with a Pattern streak. From what we’ve observed lately, it’s safe to say that Pattern streaks are the easiest way for the most commonly seen Pattern to remain so.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

On Wednesday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played for the sixth time in a row! Its 801st appearance was thanks to winning numbers 3, 13, 15, 22, 27, and 38.

The {3-2-1} Pattern train showed no signs of stopping! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given the 1537 Lotto Texas drawings thus far, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time.

Now with 141 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 801 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-2-1}. This Specific Order has also played in 9.17% of all 1537 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played in the March 14th, 2018 drawing. Wouldn’t it have been something if there had been a playback?

Four-Number Combination(s)

Playback or no, the {3-2-1} Pattern has loved to grandstand this month. Wednesday night saw two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 13, 22, 27, 38 (Debuted October 4th, 2006)
  • 3, 13, 15, 38 (Debuted September 4th, 2013)
What would a six-time appearance be like without repeating Three-Number Combinations? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Although Lotto Texas has been outshining Powerball lately, the latter quietly chugged along and delivered the goodies.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 8, 26, 52, 53, and PB 21, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 75th appearance.

Humble Powerball with the humble {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 259 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 29% of them, and was last seen in the March 3rd, 2018 drawing.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 25th appearance and has now played in roughly 33.3% of the 75 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern This General Order has also played in 9.65% of all 259 drawings. The [2-1-2-1] General Order previously played in the February 24th, 2018 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 25 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.67% of the 75 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 259 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.93% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order played in the November 25th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time. The momentum is strong with Lotto Texas!

Saturday night will feature the last Lotto Texas and Powerball drawings of the month. Will Lotto Texas go up and beyond? Will Powerball break that repeating Three-Number Combination drought?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Waltz

Over the past three drawings, Mega Millions found itself intertwined with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The results of the March 27th drawing made us bold enough to say it’s madly in love with the Pattern. So much so that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its fourth consecutive appearance! What with this being the lottery and all, there’s no way that Tuesday night was as smooth as an actual waltz.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 25, 43, 56, 59, and MB 13, this Pattern has now played 151 times.

The Spring Streak continues. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 344 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.9% of them.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 39th appearance and has now played in 25.8% of the 151 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.3% of all 344 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played in the February 16th, 2018 drawing.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20.5% of the 39 drawings where [1-1-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.30% of the 151 drawing where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 344 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 2.33% of the time. We last saw the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order in the November 28th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

As we’ve seen lately, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is never alone. There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 7, 25, 59 (Debuted December 1st, 2015)
  • 7, 43, 59 (Debuted April 29th, 2014)
A duo of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Spring Streak continue into Good Friday, or will another Pattern step in?

Streak on Down the Road

We’ve all heard of spring fever, yes? Well, Pattern streak fever struck Mega Millions in the March 23rd drawing. This phenomenon occurs when a Pattern has played at least three times in a row, and it can strike at any time of the year. All we can do is provide analysis. The only cure, if it can be called such, is to let the fever run its course.

General Lottery Analysis

Mega Millions just can’t get enough of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. For the third time in a row, this Pattern has graced the world with its presence. This time, the winning numbers were 4, 8, 23, 53, 59, and MB 17, bringing the number of appearances to 150.

Something golden about appearing three times in a row. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 343 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.7% of them.

With 44 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 29.3% of the 150 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.8% of all 343 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was seen on March 16th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4% of the 150 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.75% of all 343 drawings. The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the October 25th, 2016 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

We didn’t see an explosion of repeating Three-Number Combinations like we did last time. However, one did pop up:

At the bottom of the table, but leading in appearances. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As March begins to wrap up, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make a fourth consecutive appearance in Tuesday’s drawing?

Patterns in Bloom

Spring finally came to Lotto Texas and Powerball March 21st. Like “sister” Mega Millions, these lotteries got bit by the “Go big or go home” bug. Wednesday night was so big that there was a Pattern streak and a playback!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern has now played four times in a row. With winning numbers 6, 9, 19, 37, 39 and 51, this Pattern has played 799 times.

A Pattern encounter of the fourth time. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Now that there have been 1535 drawings, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 52% of the time. This Pattern is second-to-none in Lotto Texas.

The 2 1 3 Specific Order, now with 117 appearances, has played in 14.6% of the 799 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1535 drawings, this Specific Order has played 7.62% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played in the February 7th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas also welcomed spring with three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 6, 37, 39, 51 (Debuted July 28th, 2010)
  • 6, 19, 39, 51 (Debuted September 2nd, 2009)
  • 9, 19, 37, 39 (Debuted October 11th, 2008)
A couple and a single. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball also saw its most commonly played Pattern. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 93rd appearance with numbers 3, 4, 18, 29, 61, and PB 25.

More to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern than meets the eye. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Out of the 257 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 36.2% of them.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 24th appearance and has played in 25.8% of the 93 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.34% of all 257 drawings.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 29.2% of the 24 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.53% of the 93 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 253 drawings, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.72% of the time.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, and the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order were seen together in the March 14th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern make a fifth consecutive appearance? Could Powerball see a playback encore?

Out Sprouted {2-1-1-1-1}

In Texas, the bluebonnet shall bloometh. Source: http://www.wideopencountry.com/get-best-bluebonnet-pictures-spring/

March 20th was the vernal equinox for those of us dwelling in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring means more daytime hours, warming temperatures, blossoms, and summer vacation drawing ever closer. To celebrate the arrival of spring, Mega Millions went big.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is the King for a reason! Right after appearing in last Friday’s drawing, this Pattern made an encore. Its 149th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 14, 38, 51, 64, 70, and MB 9.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was just one treat. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 342 Mega Millions drawings thus far, this Pattern has played 43.6% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 35 appearances, has played in 23.5% of the 149 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 10.2% of all 342 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General order was seen on January 2nd, 2018.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 40% of the 35 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 9.40% of the 149 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 342 drawings, this Specific Order has played 4.09% of the time. We last saw the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order alongside the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order in the earlier-mentioned January 2nd drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Seeing an encore of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern wasn’t the big event. Our analysis uncovered four repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Purple and red look good together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will there be a {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat and even more repeating Three-Number Combinations in Friday’s drawing?

Pattern of Least Resistance

1942 – 2018
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/14/share-your-tributes-and-memories-of-stephen-hawking

Before we begin today’s post, we here at Lottery Binge would like to take a moment to say farewell to Stephen Hawking. Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, or lack thereof, his contributions to the world of theoretical physics have greatly improved our understanding of our universe. Interestingly, his passing was on the birth date of another intellectual giant

Spring Break is almost over, and what with St. Patrick’s Day being this weekend, you’d think Mega Millions would start things off with a bang. Turns out that that wasn’t in the cards. There was no grandstanding in the March 16th drawing. With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, perhaps it’ll be “sisters” Lotto Texas and Powerball who run with the blowout baton.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 13, 26, 33, 52, and MB 11, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 148 times.

Not much time passes before {2-1-1-1-1} shows up again. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As of the 341st Mega Millions drawing, this Pattern has played in 43.4% of them, and remains the most commonly seen Pattern. Prior to Friday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played in the March 9th, 2018 drawing.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 29.1% of the 148 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.6% of all 341 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order on January 16th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in about 14% of the 43 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order. We’ve also seen this Specific Order in 4.05% of the 148 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 341 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.76% of the time. The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the January 20th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 1, 26, MB 11.

A long while before decade-long spans between Combination plays. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the January 17th, 2014 drawing.

With spring officially starting next week, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

Keyword: Common

Wednesday is generally a “No big thrills” kind of day in the “real world”. For many people, it’s two more days until Friday, and hey, it’s five o’ clock somewhere, right? There’s still the matter of Wednesday night lotteries, however. On March 14th, both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their most commonly played Patterns. Lotto Texas also got an extra boost or two.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made an encore with winning numbers 11, 15, 16, 30, 31, and 50.

3. 2. 1. Encore! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Right off the heels of this past Saturday’s drawing, this Pattern has played in 797 of them. Given that there have been 1533 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has still played 52% of the time. Not much has changed from last time, statistically speaking.

Now with 140 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 797 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1533 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 9.13% of the time. The 3 2 1 Specific Order was last seen on February 17th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The other boost came from not just one, but two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 11, 15, 16, 50 (Debuted July 19th, 2017)
  • 15, 16, 30, 31 (Debuted October 7th, 2009)
Two repeating Four-Number Combinations along for the ride. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 12, 24, 41, 68, and PB 9, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 92nd appearance.

{2-1-1-1-1} Pattern decided to show up. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 255 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 36.1% of the time, and previously played on March 7th, 2018.

With 23 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 25% of the 92 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has now played in 9.02% of all 255 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the March 7th drawing.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.1% of the 23 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.52% of the 92 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 255 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.35% of the time. We last saw the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order in the February 10th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball didn’t see any repeating Three Number Combinations this time.

Will there be Pattern encores on Saturday?