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.

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?

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?

Changing of the Patterns

A {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern “six-peat” wasn’t meant to be in the September 18th drawing. The changing of the Patterns didn’t just end a Pattern streak, it brought with it another rise in the jackpot. With the grand prize now a robust $275 million, Mega Millions continues to soar.

General Lottery Analysis

The Pattern that knocked {2-1-1-1-1} off its throne was {2-2-1-1}. The 111th appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 31, 32, 43, 63, 68, and MB 17.

All it took was six numbers to end a streak. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 394 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.2% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played on August 17th, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 37th appearance and has now played in 33.3% of the 111 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.39% of all 394 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-2-1] General Order on July 13th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.5% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.50% of the 111 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 394 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.27% of the time. The 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played on January 20th, 2015. This was reconfigured from the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order seen that night, and the winning numbers were 31, 35, 56, 59, 63, and MB 6.

Three Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 32, 63, and 68.

A repeating Three-Number Combination is just the cherry on top. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut on August 12th, 2014.

Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing will be the last Mega Millions drawing of the summer, or winter if you’re reading from the Southern Hemisphere. With no Pattern streak, September 21st will certainly keep us on our toes. Will the grand prize continue to soar, or will it be brought back down to Earth?

A change of seasons comes a change of bloggers. Romulun Harris, one of our Mega Millions analysts, will be your guide for Friday and next Tuesday’s drawings. I’ll be out of town for a business trip.

The Five Voyages of a Common Pattern

Pattern streak fever was present in Mega Millions this past Friday, and it spread to Lotto Texas on September 8th. The Lottery World was set on fire Saturday night with a five-peat and other things so wild they can’t be talked about in an introduction! The only other thing we can say is that the grand prizes rose for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. The respective prizes are now $6 million and $132 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 21, 33, 43, 47, and 48, the {3-2-1} Pattern went on to play for the fifth time in a row! This Pattern has now played 828 times.

Staying on top with Pattern streaks. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1584 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.3% of the time. September 5th was when we last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern.

Now with 147 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 828 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 9.28% of all 1584 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 3 Specific Order played on June 2nd, 2018.

Similar Spread

The key thing to remember about a similar spread is that this happens when the numbers in the spreads are the same, but the orders are different. The spread for Saturday night was 07:12:10:04:01. This is similar to the spread that was seen on November 26th, 2014. That night, the winning numbers were 14, 21, 31, 35, 36, and 48 and the spread was 07:10:04:01:12.

Lotto Texas developed a fondness for similar spreads last month, even seeing them happen back-to-back. Could another similar spread appear Wednesday night?

Four-Number Combination(s)

Believe it or not, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although Lotto Texas dominated this past Saturday, Powerball still had a respectable showing and had its own surprises!

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 92nd appearance with winning numbers 3, 13, 20 32, 33, and PB 21.

Not an encore, but a strong playing. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 306 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 30.1% of them, and was last seen on September 1st, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 28 times and has now appeared in 30.4% of the 92 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has played in 9.15% of all 306 drawings, and previously played on August 25th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 5.43% of the 92 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1}. When taking all 306 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.63% of the time. The 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on March 22nd, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball may not have seen a Pattern encore, but there were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two repeating Combinations. One lottery. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The big things to look out for Wednesday night are similar spreads and Pattern streaks. Will the {3-2-1} Pattern streak continue in Lotto Texas, and could either lottery see a similar spread?

Bienvenidos al Septiembre (Welcome to September)

In the US, Spanish is one of several languages offered in schooling. Speaking of, this is the month that the remaining schools open their doors once again, the Halloween decorations show up in stores, and (handegg) football season starts up. Interestingly, September gets its name from “Septem”, the Latin word for seven.

The ninth (yet named for seven) month started on Saturday this year. September 1st saw the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball inch up to $6.5 and $100 million, respectively, and one Pattern made its third repeat appearance.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 12, 23, 27, 32, 44, and 50, the {3-2-1} Pattern played for the third time in a row. This Pattern has now played 826 times.

3x {3-2-1] Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given the 1582 Lotto Texas drawings so far, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen on August 29th, 2018.

Now with 123 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 14.9% of the 826 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 7.77% of all 1582 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 3 2 Specific Order played on May 5th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Believe it or not, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 91st appearance with winning numbers 11, 54, 55, 61, 66, and PB 9.

Powerball’s second most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 29.9% of the 304 Powerball drawings and was last seen on August 25th, 2018.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 28th appearance and has now played in 30.8% of the 91 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.21% of all 304 drawings and was last seen on August 15th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.49% of the 91 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.64% of all 304 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order played on August 11th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 54, 61, PB 9, made its debut on October 8th, 2016.

A lone repeating (three-number) Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern make a fourth appearance in Wednesday’s Lotto Texas drawing? Could Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} see an encore?

 

Everything’s Better with Similarities

There’s a very good chance that Lotto Texas and Powerball casted off the August Doldrums for good! August 25th had strong showings for both lotteries. Not only did their respective grand prizes rise to $6 million and $80 million, there were some similarities to what we saw last time.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 10, 23, 32, 36, and 48, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 824th appearance.

The six most powerful numbers of the evening. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1580 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.2% of them, and was last seen on August 11th, 2018.

Now with 134 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 824 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 8.48% when taking all 1580 drawings into consideration. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played in the July 14th, 2018 drawing.

Similar Spread

A similar spread happened for the second drawing in a row! If you recall our last post, this phenomenon happens when the numbers in the spreads are the same, but the orders are different. Saturday night had a spread of 07:13:09:04:12. This is similar to the one that occurred on May 13th, 2015. That night, the winning numbers were 2, 15, 22, 31, 43, and 47, with a spread of 13:07:09:12:04.

This the first time in Lottery Binge history that a similar spread occurred in either lottery back-to-back.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Once again, Lotto Texas saw a repeating Four-Number Combination! This time, the Combination was 3, 23, 32, and 36.

A cherry on top for Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the August 5th, 2000 drawing. That was eighteen years ago!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball liked the {2-2-1-1} Pattern so much that it was brought back for an encore. This time, the winning numbers were 20, 25, 54, 57, 63, and PB 8.

A Pattern encore is just as nice. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 302 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 29.8% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 27th appearance and has now played in 30% of the 90 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.94% of all 302 drawings. The [2-1-2-1] General Order was last seen in the June 6th, 2018 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order played in 11.1% of the 27 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.33% of the 90 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 302 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.99% of the time. The 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played on August 30th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 54, 57, and PB 8, made its debut in the October 25th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination ahoy! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Could the unthinkable happen in Wednesday’s drawing with a third-consecutive similar spread? Could Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern go for the three-peat?

Doldrums-B-Gone

The jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball inched upwards once more. Their respective jackpots are now $5.75 million and $70 million. But that’s not the focus of today’s post. Not really.

Let it be known that the night of August 22nd was the night when Lotto Texas and Powerball joined forces and cast off the yoke of the “August Doldrums”! How was this achieved? Well, the introduction alone can’t do justice to what happened.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 171st appearance with winning numbers 11, 25, 37, 38, 51, and 53.

The six most powerful numbers of the night. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1579 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 57 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 171 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1579 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.61% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order previously played on August 15th, 2018. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we had ourselves a playback!

And there was more. So much more.

Similar Spread

Lotto Texas also saw a similar spread. This happens when the numbers in the spreads are the same, but the orders are different. The spread for Wednesday night was 14:12:01:13:02. This is similar to the one that occurred on June 4th, 2008. That night, the winning numbers were 4, 6, 18, 19, 32, and 46, with a spread of 02:12:01:13:14.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 11, 25, 37, and 38.

Four-Number Combination of awesomeness. Source: lotterytrend.com.

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

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas may have been the strongest party Wednesday night, but Powerball’s results were nothing to sneeze at, either. With winning numbers 1, 7, 45, 47, 69, and PB 13, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 89th appearance.

No doldrums for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 301 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 29.6% of the time. Like the {4-1-1} Pattern seen in Lotto Texas, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played in the earlier-mentioned August 15th drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 36th appearance and has now played in 40.4% of the 89 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 12% of all 301 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this General Order played in the July 28th, 2018 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.37% of the 89 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 301 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1% of the time. The 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order previously played on July 7th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball be able to keep the August Doldrums away on Saturday?

Mega Millions’ “Normal” Friday

August. The month with no (official) US holidays, or at least holidays that warrant a day off from work. It’s the month that summer vacation winds down for many students as the schools, love ‘em or hate ‘em, open once more. In our neck of the woods, it’s the last weekend of summer vacation. Rather than end the “mega holiday” with a blowout, Mega Millions took a subdued approach in the August 17th drawing. There was no playback, no Pattern three-peat to look forward to. The biggest takeaways were a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations and a grand prize now at $102 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 110th appearance with winning numbers 1, 31, 32, 47, 56, and MB 3.

A different approach to ending summer. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 385 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 28.6% of the time and was last seen on August 7th, 2018.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order has now played 37 times. With that said, this General Order has played in 33.6% of the 110 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.61% of all 385 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played on June 8th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.8% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.64% of the 110 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 385 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.04% of the time. The 1 0 2 2 0 1 Specific Order played alongside the [1-2-2-1] General Order in the earlier-mentioned June 8th drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The two repeating Three-Number Combinations were

Start the weekend with two repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions go for a Pattern encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

Lotto Texas & Powerball Climb (Slowly) Upwards

To keep in the spirit of school starting back up, there were no upsets August 15th. After the wins for both Lotto Texas and Powerball, it’ll be a while yet before either lottery sees their jackpots soar to great heights. As of this post, their respective grand prizes now stand at $5.25 million and $50 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 12, 22, 38, 39, 43, and 44, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 170th appearance.

Getting the {4-1-1} on these six numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1577 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 10.8% of them. Prior to Wednesday night, the {4-1-1} Pattern played on July 11th, 2018.

Now with 56 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 32.9% of the 170 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 3.55% of all 1577 drawings. We last saw this Specific Order on July 8th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There was a lone repeating Four-Number Combination in the form of 12, 39, 43, and 44.

Lonesome repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted in the August 14th, 2002 drawing. That was sixteen years ago!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of the August 11th, 2018 drawing, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made an encore! With winning numbers 12, 15, 28, 47, 48, and PB 16, this Pattern has now played 88 times.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern back for more. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 299 Powerball drawings, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 29.4% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order hitched a ride on the “Encore Train” with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With 29 appearances, this General Order has played in 30.7% of the 88 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 299 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.03% of the time.

Now with two appearances, the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order ha played in 7.41% of the 27 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.27% of the 88 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when all 299 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.67% of the time. The 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the November 17th, 2015 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

As the Lotto Texas and Powerball jackpots continue their slow climb upward, will there be any upsets in Saturday’s drawing, or will the August doldrums continue?