Mega Millions Four by Four

So far this month, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appears to be the favorite.

The February 19th, 2019 drawing did nothing to dissuade that notion. With its fourth consecutive appearance, this Pattern settled into a streak. With that streak, however, came no grand prize winners. The pot slowly, but steadily, rose to $224 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern four-peat was thanks to winning numbers 17, 24, 34, 56, 65, and MB 3. This Pattern has now played 193 times.

The Mega Millions Pattern streak king. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 438 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 44.1% of them, and was last seen February 15th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 52nd appearance and has now played in 26.9% of the 193 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.9% of all 438 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played December 7th, 2018.

Now with 15 appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28.8% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.77% of the 193 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 438 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order played 3.42% of the time. We last saw the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order October 30th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern couldn’t just show up four times in a row by itself. It brought along four repeating Three-Number Combinations!

An alternating sea of Combos. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Note that two of the repeating Three-Number Combinations debuted nearly two years apart. Well played, {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

Mega Millions will be heading into Friday night fresh from a four-peat with a side of large jackpot. Will the momentum for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern continue?

Triple the Fun with {2-1-1-1-1}

What a difference a couple of days makes! The day before Valentine’s Day was serene, with Lotto Texas and Powerball wanting some alone time with their beaus. February 15th wasn’t like that for Mega Millions. Not only was there a three-peat for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, one of the Orders made an encore and there were some interesting developments with the repeating Three-Number Combinations as well! With no grand prize winner, the jackpot continued its slow climb into crazy-rich territory; it’s now $206 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was thanks to winning numbers 10, 38, 40, 43, 65, and MB 12. This Pattern has now played 192 times.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern hit a triple. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 437 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.9% of them.

Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made a repeat appearance! With 45 appearances, this General Order has now played in roughly 23.4% of the 192 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.3% of all 437 drawings.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order were last seen February 12th, 2019.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 4.69% of the 192 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 437 drawings were taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.06% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played in the December 11th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which had played twice before!

Head and shoulders above the rest! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As Mega Millions continues to push full speed ahead, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak hold through next week, or will another Pattern have its moment in the spotlight?

Love is Around the Corner!

Hello, Lotterytrend Fans! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, romance blossoms in Megamillions as the most frequently played pattern plays Cupid to a Specific Order and General Order that last played on the same date, with a repeat in a Three-Number Combination providing the wedding bells. And now the details.

Last night on February 12, 2019, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 15, 32, 39, 50, 65, and MB 7.

Winning Numbers in Megamillions. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The ever popular {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 191st appearance and has played in approximately 43.81% of all 436 drawings. It last played on February 8, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 44th appearance and has played in approximately 23.04% of all 191 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and approximately 10.09% of all 436 drawings. It last played on January 4, 2019.

The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order made its 12th appearance and has played in approximately 27.27% of all 44 drawings associated with the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, approximately 6.28% of all 191 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and approximately 2.75% of all 436 drawings. Like the General Order, it last played on January 4, 2019.

As mentioned earlier, Megamillions experienced a repeat appearance in a Three-Number Combination:

Three-Number Combination Repeat in Megamillions. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

And now, before I take my leave, I would like to thank Freyja Harris for this opportunity to blog to you all for today while she takes care of other important business. Freyja will be back tomorrow to fill in on the details while I continue my duties as analyst for lotterytrend-megamillions.com. Until the time comes again when I have to fill in for Freyja, this is Romulun Harris signing off. Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody!

For Pattern Streak Kicks

The theme of the evening for February 6th was “Pattern streak”. After an astounding six consecutive appearances, Lotto Texas’s {3-2-1} Pattern bowed out. Meanwhile, Powerball looked to be developing a streak with its {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

One commonality between the lotteries was the lack of a grand prize winner. Their respective prizes climbed to $6.75 million and $224 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 11, 34, 35, 44, and 48, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 224th appearance. One could say an Australia Play hopped in the {3-2-1} Pattern’s place.

The end of a Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1627 Lotto Texas drawings, an Australia Play has occurred in 13.8% of them. We last saw one around these parts in the December 12th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

And what’s an Australia Play without a repeating Four-Number Combination? The Combination of the evening was 9, 11, 35, and 44.

A repeating Four-Number Combination hops in. Source: lotterytrend.com

It debuted in the August 11th, 2011 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its third consecutive appearance with winning numbers 5, 13, 28, 38, 63, and PB 21.

Powerball’s streak still holds! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Pattern has played in 36.4% of the 349 Powerball drawings and was last seen on February 2nd, 2019. Recall that the streak started January 30th, 2019.

Speaking of January 30th, that was when the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was last seen! With 35 appearances, this General Order has now played in 27.6% of the 127 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 10% of all 349 drawings.

Now with ten appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.87% of the 127 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.87% of all 349 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played December 12th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

In addition to the Pattern three-peat, there were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Have a three-peat, get two free! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

The dynamic duo of Lotto Texas and Powerball retained their momentum and look to be taking it into Saturday night. Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak continue in Powerball and could Lotto Texas’s Australia Play go crazy and make an encore?

Repeats on Full Blast

If you’re one to believe in the predictive powers of groundhogs, then spring will come early. If you look over at Lotto Texas and Powerball, spring is getting off to an early start.

Lotto Texas maintained a robust Pattern streak February 2nd and Powerball was struck with a touch of Encore Fever! Neither lottery saw a grand prize winner. Their respective jackpots are now $6.5 million and $204 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 5, 13, 24, 47, and 50, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 857th appearance and has now played seven times in a row!

The grip of the {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1626 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.7% of them.

Now with 160 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.7% of the 857 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.84% of all 1626 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played January 26th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas continued its newfound unrestraint with three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 5, 13, 24, 50 (Debuted November 13th, 2002)
  • 4, 5, 13, 24 (Debuted August 13th, 2014)
  • 5, 13, 24, 47 (Debuted January 2nd, 2013)
Bundled together like sticks. Source: lotterytrend.com

Will this attitude shift in Lotto Texas continue through February?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels from this past Wednesday, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern came back with winning numbers 10, 17, 18, 43, 65, and PB 13.

A future Pattern streak in the works? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Given that there have been 348 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 36.2% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 33rd appearance and has now played in 26.2% of the 126 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.48% of all 348 drawings. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order January 16th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.76% of the 126 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 348 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.72% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order played October 6th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the Pattern encore was the single repeating Three-Number Combination 17, 43, and PB 13.

Never left out. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted in the August 19th, 2017 drawing.

February has just gotten started and the lotteries show no sign of letting winter get the better of them. Currently, the longest Pattern streak is indeed held by the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, with eight consecutive appearances. Will the Pattern tie the record and will Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern get a Pattern streak going Wednesday night?

A “Four”-ceful Start

February: The last (full) month of winter. It being the shortest month of the year is a godsend for everyone waiting for the seasons to change!

Mega Millions sprang into the new month by taking a page from the Lotto Texas playbook. A solid Pattern streak emerged in the February 1st, 2019 drawing. With no grand prize winner, the prize rose once more to $139 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Like Lotto Texas, Mega Million’s most common Pattern is making its way through with a Pattern streak. With winning numbers 2, 37, 48, 66, 68, and MB 11, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played four times in a row!

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern: a force to be reckoned with. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played 189 times and with 433 Mega Millions drawings so far, it has played 43.6% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 44th appearance and has now played in 23.3% of the 189 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.2% of all 433 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played January 22nd, 2019.

Now with fifteen appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 34.1% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.94% of the 189 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when all 433 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.46% of the time. We last saw the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order on March 20th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions also kicked off the month with three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 37, 66, MB 11 (Debuted October 21st, 2014)
  • 2, 66, MB 11 (Debuted April 27th, 2018)
  • 2, 48, 68 (Debuted October 16th, 2015)
Three repeating Three-Number Combinations on first. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Whether Mega Millions will see a crazy-high jackpot anytime soon remains to be seen. Regardless, the lottery so far carries a lot of momentum. Will this continue with a {2-1-1-1-1} “five-peat” in Tuesday’s drawing?

The Six Lives of the {3-2-1} Pattern

January truly was the month of the {3-2-1} Pattern and the results of Wednesday’s Lotto Texas drawing fortified it. This (normally) unassuming little lottery, what with its now $6.25 million prize, played its most common Pattern for the sixth time in a row!

Although Powerball didn’t see a Pattern encore, it too saw its most common Pattern make a play. The jackpot increased to $191 million, which gave it a boost going into February.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The “six-timing” {3-2-1} Pattern made its 856th appearance with winning numbers 9, 20, 22, 28, 45, and 48.

January 2019: The month of the {3-2-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1625 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.7% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern played January 26th, 2019.

Now with 129 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 15.1% of the 856 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 7.94% of all 1625 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 3 2 Specific Order was seen November 24th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

What better way to commemorate such a profound Pattern reoccurrence than having two repeating Four-Number Combinations?

  • 9, 22, 45, 48 (Debuted November 13th, 2010)
  • 9, 20, 22, 48 (Debuted June 13th, 2012)
Finishing the month strong! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 12, 16, 29, 54, and PB 6, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 125th appearance.

Not part of a Pattern streak, but powerful enough. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 347 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played roughly 36% of the time and was last seen January 16th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 34th appearance and has now played in 27.2% of the 125 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.80% of all 347 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order in the December 12th, 2018 drawing.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 23.5% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.40% of the 125 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 347 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.31% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order played November 21st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 12, 16, and 54.

A sandwiched Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut February 20th, 2016.

With January now behind us, both Lotto Texas and Powerball are off to a strong start for February. Will the {3-2-1} Pattern momentum continue and could the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore Saturday night?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Triple

The warming trend continued for Mega Millions in the January 29th, 2019 drawing. Things heated up in the Lottery World with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat! That, and a grand prize now worth $129 million, gave Mega Millions a strong finish.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 33, 53, 54, 62, and MB 22, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 188th appearance.

Keeping things toasty with a three-peat. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.5% of the 432 Mega Millions drawings.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern wasn’t the only one making a repeat appearance; the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order came back for an encore, too! With 51 appearances, this General Order has now played in 27.1% of the 188 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 432 drawings are taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.8% of the time.

Recall that prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played January 25th, 2019.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25.5% of the 51 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.91% of the 188 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When all 432 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.01% of the time. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen July 3rd, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 33, 53, and 54, kept the fire burning!

Shine on, repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted in the October 29th, 2013 drawing.

Mega Millions will be starting February with a fire in its belly. Will it continue to ramp things up with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern four-peat, or perhaps multiple repeating Three-Number Combinations?

Melting Through The Ice

According to meteorology, January 25th says winter, but Mega Millions said, “No more!” Having decided to no longer give in to the cold, it broke free of its icy prison Friday night. Things heated up with a Pattern encore.  With a grand prize now at $106 million, maybe it could help create a warming trend?

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from Tuesday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance! With winning numbers 8, 16, 30, 38, 61, and MB 10, this Pattern has now played 187 times.

Fighting the cold with a Pattern encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 431 Mega Millions drawings thus far, this Pattern has played 43.4% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 50th appearance and has now played in 26.7% of the 187 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.6% of all 431 drawings.

Now with eleven appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has played in 5.88% of the 187 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 431 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.55% of the time.

Once again, the General Order and Specific Order were joined at the hip! Both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order were last seen in the January 8th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

On the repeating Three-Number Combination side of things, there were two. These weren’t just any Combinations, though; they debuted almost to the day. Within three years of each other!

Three years is a while for numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With a Pattern encore and a $100 million+ prize, Mega Millions looks primed to end the month with a warming streak. Will a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat clinch it Tuesday night?

Just Another Mega Millions Chill

There may only be a week left in January but getting through the rest of the month could be a slog! Winter has made itself at home in much of the (northern) U.S. and to dramatic effect.

Meanwhile, the January 22nd, 2019 Mega Millions drawing was like getting stuck in ice. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern streak ended before it could even start. That is, there was no Pattern encore and forget about an Australia Play or even a playback.

The one glowing ember was a $96 million jackpot, made possible by no grand prize winner.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 186th appearance with winning numbers 4, 15, 37, 59, 64, and MB 16.

Keeping the peace. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 430 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.3% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern January 8th, 2019.

With 43 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 23.1% of the 186 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 430 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10% of the time.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.38% of the 186 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When all 430 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.33% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played December 18th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

To commemorate the dead of winter, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

After the crazy-large jackpot that was claimed in the New Year’s Day drawing, January has been a quiet month for Mega Millions. Nevertheless, one must wonder if a Pattern streak or other “wild plays” are in the cards before the month draws to a close. If not, there is the matter of the General and Specific Orders being joined at the hip. Could the aftermath of Friday’s drawing reveal yet another shared past playdate?