Mega Millions’ Friday Night Chill

The Pattern streak is a tried and true method for maintaining momentum across lotteries. Although Mega Millions’ Pattern streak ended earlier this week, other momentous plays include, but or not limited to, playbacks, Australia Plays, and of course, jackpots that extend beyond the stratosphere. Although the February 8th, 2019 drawing saw neither of these, the grand prize did rise once more. With the jackpot now $173 million, it may not be much longer before Mega Millions is struck with “crazy-high jackpot fever”!

In the meantime, Mega Millions kept things low-key.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 24, 31, 42, 48, and MB 13, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 190th appearance.

Wasn’t gone for long, that {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.7% of the 435 drawings and was last seen the previous Friday. More specifically, in the February 1st, 2019 drawing.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 52nd appearance and has now played in 27.4% of the 190 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 435 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.95% of the time. Prior to this Friday’s drawing, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order was seen on January 29th, 2018.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 19.2% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.26% of the 190 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 2.30% of all 435 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order on August 31st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 24, 31, and MB 13.

A spark in an otherwise quiet night. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Combination made its debut November 1st, 2016.

Having been “derailed” in this past Tuesday’s drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made a quick comeback. Will it try to reestablish a Pattern streak with an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

Bye Bye Streaky

A horrible pun for the February 5th, 2019 Mega Millions drawing? But of course!

Tuesday night saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak come to an end. In its wake was a near-playback and a couple of treats that hadn’t been seen since the earliest days of Lottery Binge! Since no one won the grand prize, the jackpot rose to $157 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 123rd appearance with winning numbers 3, 34, 36, 59, 66, and MB 7.

The numbers that ended a streak. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Given that there have been 434 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 42nd appearance and has now played in 34.1% of the 123 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.68% of all 434 drawings.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen in the January 18th, 2019 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.52% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.25% of the 123 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.92% of all 434 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order played on April 27th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combinations were

Down memory lane. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Lottery Binge made its debut at the end of May 2016. These Combinations showed up early!

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go on to make an encore in Friday night’s drawing?

For January, a Pattern Streak

There was one Pattern that dominated the month and that was the {3-2-1}. This Pattern found itself more at home in Lotto Texas on January 26th. Meanwhile, Powerball stuck with one of its more common Patterns. But, one thing that can be said about both lotteries is that with no grand prize winners, their respective jackpots rose to $6 million and $174 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern firmly planted itself within Lotto Texas Saturday night. With winning numbers 3, 7, 9, 30, 44, and 53, this Pattern played for the fifth time in a row!

Solidifying the Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played 855 times, and with 1624 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.6% of them.

Now with 159 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 855 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.79% of all 1624 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played January 19th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 3, 7, 44, 53 (Debuted June 29th, 2016)
  • 7, 9, 30, 53 (Debuted April 7th, 2007)
Pattern streaks not complete without these! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 99th appearance with winning numbers 8, 12, 20, 21, 32, and PB 10.

A more common approach. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 346 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 28.6% of the time and was last seen January 19th, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has now played in 41.4% of the 99 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.8% of all 346 drawings. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order January 5th, 2019.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.07% of the 99 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When all 346 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.02% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order played July 18th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

As January winds down, will the {3-2-1} Pattern streak continue in Lotto Texas and will there be a Pattern encore in Powerball?

Lotto Texas & Powerball Follow the Cold

Would you believe that there were six repeating Three-Number Combinations in Lotto Texas last week? And that five of them were thanks to a repeating Five-Number Combination? Well, nothing that grand happened January 19th, 2019. As winter held the U.S. in its icy grip, both Lotto Texas and Powerball matched the chilly mode. The result was a jackpot rise to the tune of $5.5 million and $144 million, respectively.

Although, to be fair, last week’s act was a tough one to beat.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The most noteworthy event of the evening was a three-peat of the {3-2-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 5, 11, 18, 30, 39, and 47, this Pattern made its 853rd appearance.

A much quieter Saturday night. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52.6% of the 1622 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen January 16th, 2019.

Now with 158 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 853 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.74% of all 1622 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played November 7th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations Saturday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 98th appearance with winning numbers 5, 8, 41, 65, 66, and PB 20.

Chilled out. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 28.5% of the 344 Powerball drawings and was last seen January 5th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 30th appearance and has now played in 30.6% of the 98 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.72% of all 344 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-2-1] General Order January 2nd, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 6.67% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.04% of the 98 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 344 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.58% of the time. The 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order made its debut in the September 6th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

With three consecutive appearances for the {3-2-1} Pattern, will the Pattern streak continue in Lotto Texas? Could Powerball’s {2-1-2-1} Pattern make an encore Wednesday night?

Chilly Guide to Mega Millions

A snowstorm is making its way across the northern United States. Lottery Trend headquarters is contending with a blustery day and dropping temperatures. All this and more to say one thing:

Winter is here.

One way you can beat those winter blues is by, you guessed it, playing Mega Millions! What better night than a Friday, yes? The January 18th, 2019 drawing, unlike our weather, was largely uneventful. The grand prize was unclaimed and now stands at $82 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 43, 48, 62, 64, and MB 24, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 122nd appearance.

Six chilled numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has now played in 28.4% of the 429 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen January 11th, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has now played in 33.6% of the 122 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 429 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.56% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played December 14th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.74% of the 122 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 1.63% once all 429 drawings are taken into consideration. We last saw the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order on October 16th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 2, 43, and 62.

Alone in a world of single Three-Number Combos. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

It debuted in the August 16th, 2016 drawing.

Will Mega Millions continue its chilled disposition Tuesday’s drawing, or will things warm up?

Case of the Pattern Streak Blocker

Even with the days slowly getting longer, we’re still in the dead of winter. January is notorious for its being considered a boring month. Add to that the cold and the snowstorms, it’s no wonder we’re eager for spring to come! In the meantime, we’ll have to use good ol’ entertainment like, oh, Mega Millions to keep us going.

The January 11th drawing saw the dream of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak freeze over. The fallout was a grand prize of $55 million and something that hadn’t been seen in nearly five years!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 5, 31, 62, 69, and MB 20, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 121st appearance.

Pattern streak block. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 427 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.7% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 42nd appearance and has now played in 34.7% of the 121 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has played in 9.84% of all 427 drawings.

Prior to Friday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order played December 28th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 7.14% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.48% of the 121 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 427 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.70% of the time. The 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen February 14th, 2017. This was reconfigured from the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Bundled together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Five years may not seem like a lot, especially in comparison to some other lotteries, but this a milestone in Mega Millions!

Will Mega Millions keep with the tone of the month so far and stay low-key or will things get crazy in the week ahead?

Triple Fours

If you’ll excuse the bad pun, there was a shakeup Saturday night. On January 5th, 2019, there were three repeating Four-Number Combinations. Where one of these showed up may surprise you!

Meanwhile, the grand prizes for Lotto Texas and Powerball went unclaimed; the jackpots are now $11.75 million and $82 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 850th appearance with winning numbers 2, 6, 13, 21, 35, 47.

Just six ordinary numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1618 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.5% of them.

Now with 156 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.4% of the 850 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1618 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.64% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {3-2-1} Pattern and 3 2 1 Specific Order played December 29th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas offered up two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 2, 6, 35, 47 (Debuted July 23rd, 2011)
  • 2, 13, 35, 47 (Debuted September 23rd, 2009)
Of course, what *is* ordinary? Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from Wednesday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern came back for an encore Saturday night, bringing the number of appearances up to 97! This time, the winning numbers were 3, 7, 15, 27, 69, and PB 19.

More fun with {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 340 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 28.5% of the time.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 40th appearance and has now played in 41.2% of the 97 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 340 drawings are taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.8% of the time. The [2-2-1-1] General Order was last seen December 22nd, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 7.5% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.09% of the 97 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 340 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.88% of the time. We last saw the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order July 12th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination

Believe it or not, there was a repeating Four-Number Combination in Powerball! That Combination was 3, 27, 69, and PB 19.

These things *do* happen! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the March 5th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

Naturally, when there is a repeating Four-Number Combination, four repeating Three-Number Combinations are bundled inside!

  • 27, 69, PB 19
  • 3, 69, PB 19
  • 3, 27, PB 19
  • 3, 27, 69
Can’t forget the fallout! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

All four of these Combinations made their debut March 5th, 2016. The last Combination, 3, 27, 69, is also special in that it played another time. The last time we saw it was in the June 25th, 2016 drawing.

If Saturday night was anything to go by, 2019 looks to be an interesting year in the lottery world! Will either the {2-2-1-1} Pattern or the {3-2-1} Pattern make an appearance Wednesday night? Could another Four-Number Combination rear its head in Powerball?

New Year’s Delicacies: Lotto Texas and Powerball Edition

January 2nd is often a bummer. Many people head back to work and school* and it’ll be a while before another big holiday comes around.

*Not applicable to the Southern Hemisphere, where it’s summer

This year may be better than most, for the second day of 2019 fell on a Wednesday. Not only is that a shorter work week, it’s lottery night! Lotto Texas and Powerball greeted the new year with rarely-seen plays. In fact, those very plays were responsible for the grand prizes growing to $11.25 million and $69 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 25, 27, 28, 35, and 36, the rarely-seen {5-1} Pattern made its 58th appearance.

A low-key start to 2019. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 3.59% of the 1617 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen July 21st, 2018.

Now with sixteen appearances, the 1 5 0 Specific Order has played in 27.6% of the 58 drawings where {5-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 0.99% of all 1617 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 5 0 Specific Order played on December 23rd, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations to start off the year!

  • 25, 28, 35, 36 (Debuted January 15th, 2014)
  • 7, 27, 35, 36 (Debuted August 5th, 2017)
Low-key start means hidden surprises. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 96th appearance with winning numbers 8, 12, 42, 46, 56, and PB 12.

Keeping it steady. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 339 Powerball drawings so far, this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time and was last seen December 22nd, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 29th appearance and has now played in 30.2% of the 96 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. After taking all 339 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 8.55% of the time. The [2-1-2-1] General Order was last seen September 8th, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 6.90% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.08% of the 96 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 339 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.59% of the time. The 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order made its debut May 17th, 2017.

Three-Number Combinations

Powerball held off on the repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The year is off to a quiet start for Lotto Texas and Powerball. Will Saturday night be a mellow one, or will there be a shakeup?

Mega Millions and the Boomerang Christmas

Despite the title, there wasn’t an Australia Play in the December 28th drawing. However, there was an encore; two in fact. The fallout of this “double encore” was a grand prize now worth $415 million. What a way to end the year!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 10, 25, 37, 38, and MB 21, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 120th appearance.

A Pattern encore to end the year! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 28.4% of the 423 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has now played in 34.2% of the 120 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Pattern has also played in 9.69% of all 423 drawings.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and [2-1-2-1] General Order were last seen Christmas 2018!

Now with four appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.76% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.33% of the 120 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 423 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.95% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order played March 6th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night.

Mega Millions will most certainly ring in the new year with a bang. Could someone win the massive jackpot Tuesday night? Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern have the honor of ringing in 2019?

Could it be both?

Mega Millions’ Christmas Bash: 2018 Edition

Before beginning today’s Lottery Binge post, we want to wish all our readers a belated Merry Christmas. Whether you were enjoying the warmth of the fireplace or the warmth of the beach, we hope you had a good one!

On to more, ahem, “lottery-y” things, Mega Millions had the honor of having a drawing Christmas 2018. How swell it would’ve been to win that $324 million grand prize! No more debt, no more getting up early to fight traffic or get a good seat on the rail/bus, all that would be a distant memory! Alas, Mega Millions pulled a fast one and no one walked away with the grand prize. The jackpot rose to an astounding $348 million!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 8, 42, 43, 50, and MB 6, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 119th appearance.

On the first day of Christmas: a {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 422 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.2% of the time and was last seen December 14th, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 40th appearance and has now played in 33.6% of the 119 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 422 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.48% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played on November 9th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.04% of the 119 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Additionally, this Specific Order has played in 1.42% of all 422 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order on April 25th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The grand prize may have been a slippery eel, but there were a few treats. Not only were there two repeating Three-Number Combinations, one had played twice before!

Celebrating Christmas: Combination-style! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The last Mega Millions drawing of 2018 will take place Friday. It’s a certainty that the year will end with a monster jackpot. What’s not certain is whether someone will claim the prize or if the monster will be what starts the new year. And if nobody wins Friday night, what else could Mega Millions have in store?