It’s a Friday Night Thing

Could there be a trend a-brewing in Mega Millions? The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an appearance in the November 17th drawing. What’s interesting is that so far in November, this Pattern has only played on Fridays. In fact, this past Friday was the third Friday in a row. As the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has shown us in the past, there’s usually more to the story.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 26, 55, 58, 70, and MB 15, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 133 times.

The {2-1-1-1-1] Pattern seems to like Friday nights now. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 307 Mega Millions drawings to date under the 70-25 system, this Pattern has played in 43.3% of them. We last saw this Pattern exactly one week ago, in the November 10th, 2017 drawing. The first November appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was November 3rd, 2017.

In fact, it was the November 3rd drawing when we last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order. Now with 31 appearances, this General Order has played in 23.3% of the 133 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. It has also played in 10.1% of all 307 drawings.

And making its world debut was the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 3.23% of the 31 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. And, it has played in 0.75% of the 133 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Finally, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 0.33% of all 307 drawings.

Three Number Combination(s)

Amidst the numbers madness were two repeating Three-Number Combinations, both of which debuted within the past year.

One of these Combos debuted exactly a year ago. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance the Tuesday before (U.S.) Thanksgiving?

Something New for Saturday

Veteran’s Day/Remembrance Day is a time to remember the veterans of wars past and present. Perhaps it was fitting that neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball saw Pattern encores November 11th. One Lottery saw its most common Pattern. The other Pattern, while not nearly so common, has had decent showings.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 16, 19, 21, 22, 36, and 53, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 164th appearance.

New numbers and a new Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1498 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.9% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, this Pattern was last seen on October 11th, 2017.

Making its 56th appearance was the 1 4 1 Specific Order.  This Specific Order has played in 34.1% of the 164 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared. It has also played in 3.74% of all Lotto Texas drawings. We last saw the 1 4 1 Specific Order in the March 8th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

For the first time since November 1st, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers were 4, 6, 16, 30, 56, and PB 18. This brought the number of appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to 81.

Smashing the {2-2-1-1} Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 220 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 36.8% of them. This Pattern previously played in the October 25th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 19 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 23.5% of the 81 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 8.64% of all 220 drawings. It accompanied the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned October 25th drawing.

The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order made its fourth appearance, and has now played in 21.1% of the 19 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.94% of the 81 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 220 drawings, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played 1.82% of the time. This Specific Order was last seen in the June 3rd, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Just as it was Wednesday night, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will either Pattern go for an encore this coming Wednesday?

King of the Hill

Some Patterns, when they disappear from play, are never gone for long. It’s just one way they climb the ranks, so to speak. But, only one Pattern can be king of the hill. In Mega Millions, that Pattern is {2-1-1-1-1}. What shenanigans did it get up to November 10th?

General Lottery Analysis

Friday night saw winning numbers 6, 23, 38, 42, 58, and MB 24, bringing the number of appearances up to 132.

{2-1-1-1-1} never stays gone for long! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With 305 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 43.3% of the time. This Pattern previously played in the November 3rd drawing, exactly one week ago.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 35th appearance. With that said, it has played in 26.5% of the 132 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When taking all 305 drawings into account, this General Order has played 11.5% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order was last seen on August 11th, 2017. We reconfigured this from the [1-3-1-1] General Order that was a part of the old 75-15 system.

Now with six appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 35 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.55% of the 132 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared. Finally, when looking at all 305 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.97% of the time. The 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the May 30th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 38, 42, 58.

Some Combinations don’t need several years before repeating. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the March 10th, 2017 drawing.

With November close to halfway over, and (U.S.) Thanksgiving right around the corner, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

 

New Month, New Script

First order of business: a correction. In the post highlighting the October 27th Mega Millions drawing, we had mentioned that the “regular” numbers would range from 1 to 75, and Mega Balls would be from 1 to 25. The “regular” balls will be from 1 to 70. Mega Balls will range from 1 to 25.

What does this mean for Lottery Binge, and our other sites? The Lottery Trend-Mega Millions analysis team reconfigured our database to account for this new system, henceforth known as 70-25.

Do we have to start all over? Not at all! All drawings in the old system (75-15) that contained “regular” numbers 71-75 will be omitted in our Mega Millions assessment going forward. There are plenty of drawings that did not have 71-75!

General Lottery Analysis

Eerily, or no, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance in the November 3rd drawing. This brings the number of appearances up to 131. The winning numbers were 10, 22, 42, 61, 69, and MB 3.

Start the new system with an encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

In the 70-25 system, there have been 303 drawings, and this Pattern has played in 43.2% of them.

With 30 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 22.9% of the 131 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. It has also played in 9.90% of all 303 drawings. This General Order was seen alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the Halloween 2017 drawing.

The 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order made its sixth appearance. This Specific Order has played in 20% of the 30 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played. It has also played in 4.58% of the 131 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.98% of all drawings. Prior to Friday, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played in the March 24th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

And wouldn’t you know it? There was a repeating Three-Number Combination!

  • 22, 42, MB 3 (Debuted March 13th, 2015)
A new system won’t stop a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

For our U.S. and Canadian readers, don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour Saturday night. Speaking of, will Mega Millions fall back on the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in Tuesday’s drawing?

Halloween Treats

Before we begin tonight’s post, we would like to congratulate the Houston Astros on their first-ever World Series win. Go ‘Stros!

What a night! Whether it was gorging on candy, binge watching horror, or watching the World Series, Halloween had something for everybody. We can’t forget the number lovers, though! Mega Millions had the honor of falling on Halloween this year. Although October 31st was the first day for the new system, the Mega Ball was not one of the new numbers (16-25). Was the old system not quite ready to give up the ghost?

General Lottery Analysis

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 6, 28, 31, 52, 53, and MB 12, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to 174.

These numbers weren’t scared. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 41.3% of the 421 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen exactly one week ago in the October 24th drawing.

With 43 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 24.7% of the 174 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Given that there have been 421 drawings, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order in the September 22nd, 2017 drawing.

Making its eleventh appearance was the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order, which has now played in 25.6% of the 43 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. It has also played in 6.32% of the 174 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When taking all 421 drawings into account, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played 2.61% of the time. Prior to Tuesday, this Specific Order was seen in the June 27th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The Three-Number Combination of the evening was 6, 31, 52.

At the bottom, yet the sole repeat. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut this past summer. More specifically, in the July 28th, 2017 drawing.

Will a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore be how Mega Millions starts November?

The Pattern Bind

“The more things change, the more they stay the same,” as they say. What does this have to do with playing the lottery, you ask? The numbers that play in any given drawing will change, that’s a given. But, there are times where a few things, oh, say a Pattern, will remain the same. Make that two Patterns. On October 25th, both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw encores for their respective Patterns.

And how fitting that as the drawings happened, the Astros would go on to tie the World Series!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The 777th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 18, 19, 24, 32, 51, and 52.

One of two encores. Source: lotterytrend.com.

With 1493 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played roughly 52% of the time.

With its 119th appearance, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.3% of the 777 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared. And, given 1493 drawings, this Specific Order has played 7.97% of the time. Unlike the {3-2-1} Pattern, the 1 3 2 Specific Order did not make an encore. It previously played in the September 9th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Just like last time, there was a lone repeating Four-Number Combination. Wednesday’s Combination was

  • 18, 24, 51, 52
Smack in the middle in a sea of singles. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the March 5th, 2014 drawing.

Before we move on to Powerball, we’d like to mention that exactly one week ago, we discussed repeating Combination 18, 25, 47, and 50. That Combination made its debut in the March 8th, 2014 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 18, 22, 29, 54, 57, and PB 8, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 80 times.

Encore #2. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 215 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 37.2% of them.

Now with 18 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 22.5% of the 80 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played. This General Order has also played in 8.37% of the 215 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was last seen in the September 30th, 2017 drawing.

Making its fourth appearance was the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 22.2% of the 18 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. It also means that this Specific Order has, given the 80 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, played 5% of the time. Finally, this Specific Order has been seen in 1.86% of all 215 drawings. The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the August 19th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 29, 54, and 57.

This repeating Combination debuted 15 months ago. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the July 13th, 2016 drawing.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern stick together like taffy, or will they split?

Dodging an Encore

October 24th was a big night. The Dodgers defeated the Astros in Game 1 of the World Series, and the {3-1-1-1} Pattern didn’t make an encore. The Specific Order was also last seen sometime this year. But, there was a phenomenon that doesn’t happen often in Mega Millions. See if you can guess what it is without scrolling through the post.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 24, 34, 56, 64, and MB 6, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 173 drawings.

No Pattern encore here. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 419 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has now played 41.3% of the time, and was last seen September 22nd, 2017.

Now with 44 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 173 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When taking all 419 drawings into account, this General Order has played 10.5% of the time. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order in the September 1st, 2017 drawing.

When it comes to Specific Orders, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 was the choice of the evening. With eight appearances, this Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 44 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This statistic becomes 4.62% when accounting for the 173 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. And, when looking at all 419 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.91% of the time. The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the February 7th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Four-Number Combinations in Mega Millions are like U.S. two-dollar bills. It sounds crazy, but it’s a thing, and it’s rare.

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was

  • 34, 56, 64, MB 6

and it made its debut in the January 7th, 2014 drawing.

Mega Millions’s $2 bill. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, when there’s a repeating Four-Number Combination, that means four repeating Three-Number Combinations were nestled inside. The Combinations were as follows:

  • 56, 64, MB 6
  • 34, 64, MB 6
  • 34, 56, MB 6
  • 34, 56, 64
Blue beats red 4 to 1. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As is the nature of these types of repeating Three-Number Combinations, they too made their debut in the January 7th drawing mentioned earlier.

These weren’t the only repeating Three-Number Combinations. In fact, there was one more:

  • 20, 34, MB 6

This one debuted a bit later in 2014. More specifically, the October 3rd, 2014 drawing.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} make an encore Friday night?

 

Common Was the Name of the Game

October 21st was a lot of things to a lot of people:

  • Ten days before Halloween (Have you gotten your costume yet?)
  • The Astros defeated the Yankees, and are on their way to play the Dodgers in the World Series. The first game is Tuesday.
  • There were no Pattern encores.

That last bullet is what we’re focusing on in today’s post. Although neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball saw Pattern encores Saturday night, they did see their most commonly played Patterns.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With 776 appearances, the {3-2-1} Pattern is second-to-none. The winning numbers this time were 2, 18, 29, 46, 53, and 54.

Nothing uncommon here, right? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1492 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52% of them, and previously played in the October 7th, 2017 drawing.

With 114 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.7% of the 776 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 7.64% of all 1492 drawings, and was last seen in the August 26th, 2017 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

These numbers produced the Four-Number Combination 2, 29, 46, and 53.

Four-Number Combination tucked in the middle. Source: lotterytrend.com.

We first saw this Combination in the March 9th, 2011 drawing. This was over five years ago.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 79th appearance, with winning numbers 14, 41, 42, 45, 69, and PB 4.

More fun with common Patterns. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Given that there have been 214 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 36.9% of them, and was last seen in the September 30th, 2017 drawing.

Making its 21st appearance, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 26.6% of the 79 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 9.81% of all 214 Powerball drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played in the August 9th, 2017 drawing.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 21 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 8.86% of the 79 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Given the 214 Powerball drawings, this Specific Order has played in 3.27% of them. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was seen alongside the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order in the August 9th drawing mentioned earlier.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 41, 42, and PB 4.

Red looks good on you, repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Earlier this year, the Combination made its debut in the January 4th drawing.

Will Wednesday’s drawing see these Patterns joined at the hip, or will they go their separate ways?

 

End the Month with a Common Pattern (or Two)

September has come and gone. With seventy-five percent of the year gone, the holiday season is right around the corner, and it’s never too early to get a head start on the Christmas shopping list, right? On the lottery side of things, September 30th wasn’t a blowout for either Lotto Texas or Powerball. However, the night was far from “boring”.

Lotto Texas

With winning numbers 1, 8, 19, 29, 36, and 45, the {3-2-1} Pattern has now played 773 times.

These numbers produced a repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52% of the 1486 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen September 16th, or two weeks prior.

Now with 126 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 773 drawings where the {3-2-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 8.48% of all 1486 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this Specific Order played in the August 9th, 2017 drawing.

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 1, 19, 29, 36, which made its debut in the March 7th, 2012 drawing.

Caught in the middle. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 78th appearance, with winning numbers 8, 12, 25, 41, 64, and PB 15.

Powerball winning numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 37.5% of the 208 Powerball drawings, and previously played on September 9th, 2017.

With seventeen appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has now played in 21.8% of the 78 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 8.17% of all 208 drawings, and was last seen August 19th, 2017.

With its fourth appearance, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.5% of the seventeen drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.13% of the 78 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.92% of all 208 drawings. The 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the February 11th, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination was 41, 64, and PB 15.

It’s lonely at the top. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the May 25th, 2016 drawing.

Will there be Pattern encores and rare plays for Lotto Texas and Powerball this October?

A {2-1-1-1-1} Summer

Summer 2017 had its share of streaks and lulls in Mega Millions. The September 22nd drawing saw that ever-so-lovable {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Although it wasn’t an encore, it’s interesting that this was the Pattern that Mega Millions decided to end the season with. In fact, this Pattern was used to kick off summer.

Now with 172 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is the reigning champion of Mega Millions. Friday’s winning numbers were 5, 39, 54, 63, 66, and MB 15.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in approximately 42% of the 410 drawings, and was last seen on September 12th, 2017.

Making its 42nd appearance was the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order. This General Order has played in 24.4% of the 172 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.2% of all 410 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order previously played in the September 5th, 2017 drawing.

With fifteen appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 35.7% of the 42 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 8.72% of the 172 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 3.66% of all 410 drawings. We last saw this Specific Order in the June 2nd, 2017 drawing.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was accompanied by repeating Three-Number Combination 5, 54, and 63.

At the bottom, yet on top. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut a little more than two years ago. More specifically, in the August 25th, 2015 drawing.

Will the fall season begin with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak?