Getting Lucky With {2-2-1-1}

Once again, Mega Millions had a drawing fall on Friday the 13th. If crazy-large jackpots are your thing, then July 13th was your lucky night! The jackpot continues to climb and now stands at $375 million. And that means Mega Millions fever continues to spread. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers that kept the rising jackpot train going.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 108th appearance with winning numbers 21, 22, 39, 59, 68, and MB 2.

And the jackpot climbs ever upward. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 375 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.8% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played on June 26th, 2018.

With 36 appearances, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 33.3% of the 108 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.60% of all 375 drawings and was last seen on June 19th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where [2-1-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 2.78% of the 108 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1} and in 0.80% of all 375 drawings. The 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played in the March 2nd, 2018 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 21, 39, and MB 2.

Repeating Three-Number Combinations makes things even hotter. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 30th, 2016 drawing.

As Mega Millions fever sweeps throughout the land, will it break on Tuesday’s drawing or will the temperature continue to rise?

A Streak of Playbacks

Lotto Texas is like the wimpy kid going up against the larger kids in a competition. He may not be the biggest, the strongest, or the fastest, but he can use his wits and come out on top. Compared to Powerball and Mega Millions, Lotto Texas has a “wimpy” jackpot – $90 million and $306 million, respectively, vs. $9.5 million*. Yet, Lotto Texas can generate its own hype. July 7th saw the fourth drawing in a row where a playback happened. That is, both the Pattern and Specific Order played together on a previous date. Interestingly, Powerball hasn’t had one in a while, although it did come close.

*$9.5 million is nothing to sneeze at.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 7, 10, 22, 26, and 52, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 817th appearance.

Something other than a Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1566 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.2% of them.

Now with 149 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 817 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1566 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 9.51% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 2 1 Specific Order were last seen on June 27th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 84th appearance with winning numbers 1, 10, 43, 45, 64, and PB 22.

Could the {2-2-1-1} Pattern catch up to {2-1-1-1-1}? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 288 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 29.2% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played on June 20th, 2018.

With its 33rd appearance, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 39.3% of the 84 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 11.5% of all 288 drawings. The [2-2-1-1] General Order played alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned June 20th drawing.

The 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order made its second-ever appearance. With that said, it has now played in 6.06% of the 33 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.38% of the 84 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.69% of all 288 drawings. The 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order made its debut in the March 2nd, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will Wednesday’s drawing see a fifth playback in Lotto Texas, and will Powerball get to see one?

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the Ever-Growing Jackpot

Turn up the heat! As of the June 26th drawing, there has yet to be a grand prize winner. The jackpot is now $232 million. So far, Mega Millions has avoided Pattern streaks. For now, it has opted on a growing jackpot, with an encore here and there.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 25, 29, 39, 60, and MB 19, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 107th appearance.

Big jackpot, no Pattern streaks. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 370 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.9% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, this Pattern was seen on June 19th, 2018.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 36th appearance and has now played in 33.6% of the 107 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.73% of all 370 drawings. The [2-2-1-1] General Order previously played April 13th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.9% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.67% of the 107 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 370 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.35% of the time. The 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen on December 1st, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Tuesday night.

The last drawing of the month is this Friday. Will June close with a Pattern encore, or will Mega Millions have another surprise in store?

The Patterns Take It Up a Notch

June 20th was an important date, to be sure! One, it was the last official day of spring, or autumn for those of you reading from the Southern Hemisphere. Lotto Texas said “Hello” to the new season with an increase in the jackpot, now at $7.5 million. Meanwhile, Powerball had its $151 million jackpot won by a single ticket sold in Oregon.  Despite their separate paths, both lotteries saw some common Patterns.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern remained second-to-none by a healthy margin. Its 814th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 4, 6, 19, 20, 21, and 45.

The {3-2-1} Pattern welcomes summer (or winter). Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1561 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.1% of the time. The {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen on June 13th, 2018.

Now with 132 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.2% of the 814 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.46% of all 1561 drawings. Prior to Wednesday evening, this Specific Order was seen on April 7th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 4, 6, 19, and 21.

Repeating in a sea of debuts. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 28th, 2002 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 14, 23, 27, 56, and PB 13, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 83rd appearance. Although one of the most common Patterns in Powerball, it’s not the most common.

83 appearances is nothing to sneeze at. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 283 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 29.3% of the time. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern previously played on June 9th, 2018.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 32nd appearance and has now played in 38.6% of the 83 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Additionally, it accompanied the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned June 9th drawing. When looking at all 283 drawings, this General Order has played 11.3% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.875% of the 32 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 8.43% of the 83 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1} and in 2.47% of all 283 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order played on November 1st, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will either Pattern make an encore appearance Saturday night?

 

Revenge of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern

Another Mega Millions drawing, another rise in the jackpot. After the June 19th drawing, the prize is now $192 million! Like we saw in the June 15th analysis, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern didn’t stay down for long. In today’s analysis, we saw that this Pattern made an encore. But, as we’ve seen in the past, there was more under the hood than “just” the encore.

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers for June 19th were 11, 13, 28, 65, 70, and MB 14, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern to 106.

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

Given that there have been 368 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.8% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 35th appearance and has now played in 33% of the 106 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.51% of all 368 drawings. In our analysis, it was discovered that the [2-1-2-1] General Order played alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in this past Friday’s drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 8.57% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.83% of the 106 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 368 drawings, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played 0.82% of the time. We last saw this Specific Order in the July 25th, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order seen that night. The winning numbers from that drawing were 2, 5, 26, 58, 60, and MB 6.

Three Number Combination(s)

There was no repeating Three-Number Combination this time.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go on to a three-peat Friday? Could the jackpot crack the $200 million barrier?

The Unassuming {2-2-1-1} Pattern

The Mega Millions gods decided it was time for a breather. After a first half of the month filled with Pattern encores and uncommon Patterns, June 15th was markedly different. There was one consistency though. The jackpot has risen once again, and now stands at $175 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 105th appearance with winning numbers 1, 11, 37, 47, 51, and MB 6.

A while before this Pattern ever becomes the most common. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 367 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.6% of the time. Prior to Friday night, this Pattern was last seen on June 8th, 2018. Interestingly, had the {2-2-1-1} Pattern also played this past Tuesday, we could have been looking at a “four-peat”.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, with its 34th appearance, has now played in 32.4% of the 105 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.26% of all 367 drawings and was last seen on May 29th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14.7% of the 34 drawings where [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.76% of the 105 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 367 drawings, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played 1.36% of the time. We last saw this Specific Order on April 10th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

To keep with the theme of a low-key night, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern try again in establishing a Pattern streak next week?

Underneath the Uncommon Pattern and Encore

With no one getting all six numbers correct in either Lotto Texas or Powerball, the jackpots have now gone up to $6.75 million and $121 million, respectively. What with a Pattern streak in Lotto Texas shattered, then that means the night was uneventful, right? Not at all! In contrast to the more obvious shows of grandiosity as of late, the excitement was subtler June 9th.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The not-so-common {4-2} Pattern made its 170th appearance with winning numbers 10, 14, 17, 18, 21, and 24.

{4-2} isn’t a rare Pattern, but not a common one, either. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1558 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.9% of the time. We last saw this Pattern on January 27th, 2018.

Now with 35 appearances, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 20.6% of the 170 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern and in 2.25% of all 1558 drawings. Amazingly, this Specific Order played alongside the {4-2} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned January 27th drawing!

Four-Number Combination(s)

Just as it was when the {4-2} Pattern last appeared, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from its appearance this past Wednesday, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern went on to make an encore. Its 82nd appearance was thanks to winning numbers were 6, 10, 15, 25, 36, and PB 14.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern is Powerball’s second-most-common. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 280 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 29.3% of the time.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 31st appearance and has now played in 37.8% of the 82 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.1% of all 280 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, this General Order played on May 2nd, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.1% of the 31 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 6.10% of the 82 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.79% of all 280 drawings. This Specific Order was last seen on November 18th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There may have been a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore, but that didn’t lead to another night of repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will other not-so-common Patterns make an appearance this week? Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go on to make a “three-peat”?

The Oddities of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern

In the last Mega Millions post, the question was whether the {2-2-1-1} Pattern would make an encore, or if something unexpected would happen.

The results of the June 8th lottery analysis pointed to…both.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern not only made an encore, there were a few other surprises. That, combined with a jackpot now at $144 million, has turned up the heat in Mega Millions.

General Lottery Analysis

The 104th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 14, 30, 33, 44, 56, and MB 13.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore wasn’t alone. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 365 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.5% of the time. Remember, it was just this past Tuesday when this Pattern last appeared.

The encore appearance of the [1-2-2-1] General Order brought its total number of appearances up to 36. This General Order has now played in 34.6% of the 104 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 365 drawings, this General Order has played 9.86% of the time.

Despite the Pattern and General Order encores, this did not hold true for the Specific Order. Now with three appearances, the 1 0 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where [1-2-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.88% of the 104 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.82% of all 365 drawings. Prior to Friday night, this Specific Order was seen on December 2nd, 2016. This was a little over 18 months ago.

A span of a year-and-a-half between Specific Order play dates is interesting, but it pales in comparison to what else took place Friday night.

Four-Number Combination

The header is not a typo. A repeating Four-Number Combination really did take place, and that Combination was 14, 30, 33, and 44!

Purple repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut two years ago in the May 12th, 2015 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Naturally, a repeating Four-Number Combination is never alone. Inside it are four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 14, 30, 33
  • 14, 30, 44
  • 30, 33, 44
  • 14, 33, 44
Bleeding with repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

And, like the “mother” repeating Four-Number Combination, these Combinations made their debut in the earlier-mentioned May 12th drawing.

With rising temperatures (and a rising jackpot), will Tuesday’s drawing see a {2-2-1-1} Pattern “three-peat” packed with repeating Combinations of the Three and Four-Number kind?

A Pattern Streak and a World Debut

One word sums up the night of June 6th: “Momentum”. One way to build momentum in the Lottery World is to have jackpots climb up. The respective prizes are now $6.5 million and $105 million. Another way is to stick with a Pattern Streak and throw in a brand new Specific Order.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of this past Saturday’s drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its fourth consecutive appearance. This time, the winning numbers were 4, 5, 13, 23, 36, and 52.

Four in a row. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played 812 times, and of the 1557 Lotto Texas drawings, it has played in 52.2% of them.

Now with 145 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 812 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.31% of all 1557 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, this Specific Order played on May 2nd, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The “four-peat” was all the momentum Lotto Texas had. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 81st appearance with winning numbers 23, 28, 41, 53, 56, and PB 14.

No Pattern streak for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 279 Powerball drawings so far, this Pattern has played 29% of the time, and was last seen on May 23rd, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 26th appearance and has now played in 32.1% of the 81 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.32% of all 279 Powerball drawings. We last saw the [2-1-2-1] General Order in the March 28th, 2018 drawing.

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order made its world debut! With that said, this Specific Order has played in 3.85% of the 26 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.23% of the 81 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.36% of all 279 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball got an extra boost of momentum with two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations to go! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will things heat up on Saturday night with a “five-peat” for the {3-2-1} Pattern or will we see something truly unexpected?

A More “Normal” Approach by the {2-2-1-1} Pattern

Compared to the Pattern streak that happened last month and the playback that happened last time, Tuesday’s drawing was comparatively “normal”. So “normal” in fact that no one got all six numbers in the June 5th drawing. With the jackpot now standing at $125 million, what exactly happened Tuesday night?

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 103rd appearance with 22, 33, 41, 48, 52, and MB 4.

Blocking a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.3% of the 364 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen on  May 29th, 2018. For those of you out there new to the Lottery Binge experience, “364” refers to the number of drawings that use the “regular” 1-70 and Mega Balls 1-25. The change went into effect at the end of October 2017. This was changed from an earlier system.

With its 35th appearance, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in roughly 34% of the 103 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.62% of all 364 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order played on April 27th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order also played in 6.80% of the 103 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.92% of all 364 drawings. The 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on February 9th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Despite the “normality”, there were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 22, 33, 41 (Debuted July 25th, 2014)
  • 33, 52, MB 4 (Debuted January 21st, 2014)
A repeating Three-Number Combination sandwich. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As Mega Millions continues to settle into June, will Friday’s drawing see a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore, or something unexpected?