Mega Millions Encore and a Combination Avalanche

To think that the month is (almost) halfway over! Believe it or not, some kids have already traded the beachballs for the books and for the others, it’s just a matter of time. Mega Millions need not concern itself with school or holidays. If it could, then August 14th would be “Avalanche Day”. The fallout of Avalanche Day was a rising jackpot, now at $88 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 26, 44, 45, 46, and MB 11, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance.

Six numbers created an avalanche. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played 73 times and given the 384 Mega Millions drawings, it has played in 19% of them. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen in the August 10th, 2018 drawing.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played 18 times. With that said, this General Order has played in 24.7% of the 73 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 4.69% of all 384 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played on March 13th, 2018.

Another highlight of the evening was the world debut of the 1 1 0 3 0 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 5.56% of the 18 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 1.37% of the 73 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 384 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.26% of the time.

Four Number Combination

Rare as they are in Mega Millions, there was indeed a repeating Four-Number Combination!

The Combination catalyst. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The Combination 26, 44, 45, and MB 11 made its debut in the January 16th, 2015 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Naturally, the fallout from a repeating Four-Number Combination are four repeating Three-Number Combinations.

  • 26, 44, 45
  • 26, 44, MB 11
  • 26, 45, MB 11
  • 44, 45, MB 11

Of course, these debuted alongside the repeating Four-Number Combination mentioned earlier.

There was one more Combination: 11, 44, 45. This one made its debut in the March 17th, 2015 drawing.

Let the (repeating) Three-Number Combinations flow! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As summer vacation continues to wind down, will Mega Millions continue to ramp up in Friday’s drawing?

Mega Millions’ Love of Playbacks

Mega Millions did a complete 180! Last time, things were more on the “normal” side. What with August 10th being a Friday and all, what better way to kick off the weekend than with a playback?

Now, a playback can mean either of the following:

  1. An Australia Play happened (like it did last week)
  2. A unique Pattern and one of its General Orders and Specific Orders played together on a previous date.

Let’s see which one it was that not only showed up but sent the grand prize up to $75 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 3, 12, 22, 42, and MB 6, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 72nd appearance.

These six numbers made a playback possible. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As of the 383rd Mega Millions drawing, this Pattern has played 18.8% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 27th appearance and has now played in 37.5% of the 72 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 7.05% of all 383 drawings.

Now with five appearances, the 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 27 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.94% of the 72 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 383 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.31% of the time.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, as well as the [3-1-1-1] General Order and the 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order previously played together in the July 24th, 2018 drawing. This was also the night that someone in California became at least half a billion dollars richer.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Could the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

The $522 Million Dollar Bubble Burst (California Dreams)

All good things come to an end.

All bubbles eventually burst.

Cliched yes, but these statements were true in the aftermath of the July 24th Mega Millions drawing. The sole winner of the grand jackpot hailed from the Golden State! The prize has simmered down to $40 million, which itself is none too shabby.

Now to unmask the Pattern and its General/Specific Order cohorts.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 29, and MB 20, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 71 times.

These numbers made someone half a BILLION dollars richer. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 18.8% of the 378 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen on June 22nd, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 26th appearance and has now played in 36.6% of the 71 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 6.88% of all 378 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned June 22nd drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15.4% of the 26 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.63% of the 71 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 378 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.06% of the time. A playback (Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order played together on a previous date) was not meant to be.  The 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on February 2nd, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Someone claiming the crazy-high jackpot was enough momentum for Mega Millions. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Now that things have settled down and July is ending soon, will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Friday’s drawing?

A Sizzling Pattern Encore

Summer has been in gear for a few days, and already two noteworthy events took place in Lottery World June 23rd. One was that the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball climbed to $7.75 million and $50 million, respectively. The other was a Pattern encore.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of the June 20th drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern made an encore appearance! Its 815th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 3, 5, 8, 19, 24, and 54.

A {3-2-1} Pattern repeat for the weekend. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1562 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time.

Now with 147 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.0% of the 815 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 1562 drawings, this Specific Order has played in 9.41% of them. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played in the June 13th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore flew solo, so to speak. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 16, 29, 43, 45, 56, and PB 25, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 59 times.

59 appearances isn’t too shabby in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Out of the 284 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.8% of the time. This Pattern previously played on June 16th, 2018.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 27th appearance. This General Order has played in 45.8% of the 59 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and played alongside it in the earlier-mentioned June 16th drawing. Finally, when looking at all 284 drawings, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played 9.51% of the time.

Now with four appearances, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14.8% of the 27 drawings where ]1-1-3-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 6.78% of the 59 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.41% of all 284 drawings. The 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on May 12th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Could the {3-2-1} Pattern establish a streak in Wednesday’s drawing? Could {3-1-1-1} make an encore in Powerball?

The Middling {3-1-1-1}

What better way to start a new season (summer or winter, depending on where you are) than with the “middle child” of Mega Millions Patterns? The {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared far more often than many Patterns. Yet, it’ll be a long time before it ever dreams of catching up with either the {2-1-1-1-1} or {2-2-1-1} Patterns.  This “middle child” had a lot going for it in the June 22nd drawing. One of its feats was pushing the Mega Millions jackpot to $212 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The 70th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 2, 6, 11, 27, 44, and MB 20.

70 is the new “middle”. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 369 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played roughly 19% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played on May 22nd, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 35th appearance and has now played in 35.7% of the 70 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 6.78% of all 369 drawings. When it comes to being joined at the hip, the [3-1-1-1] General Order would know about it! This played alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned May 22nd drawing.

Another surprise was the debut of the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order. With that said, this Specific Order has played in 4% of the 25 drawings where [3-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 1.43% of the 70 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-1-1-1} and in 0.27% of all 369 drawings.

Three Number Combination(s)

Finally, there was a repeating Three-Number Combination nestled inside:

  • 11, 27, 44 (Debuted March 17th, 2015)
One of the “middle child’s” many surprises. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern start the last week of June with an encore?

Mid-Month Breather with a Side of Uncommon Patterns

Lotto Texas and Powerball followed Mega Millions’s lead on June 16th. They took a break. This break, along with rising jackpots ($7.25 million for Lotto Texas and $151 million in Powerball), is like watching an engaging drama. The real start of summer is June 20th (or 21st), and all the biggest plays don’t—can’t—happen just yet. Give too much away, and people will tune out. Suspense must also be built, and at the same time, there should be breather periods where the audience can catch their breath.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The very uncommon {5-1} Pattern made its 56th appearance, with winning numbers 17, 41, 42, 45, 49, and 50.

So uncommon that nearly six months passed before it played again. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1560 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 3.59% of the time. We last saw this Pattern just before Christmas. More specifically, the December 23rd, 2017 drawing.

Now with eleven appearances, the 1 0 5 Specific Order has played in 19.6% of the 56 drawings where {5-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 0.71% of all 1570 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 0 5 Specific Order played on February 25th, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Four-Number Combinations were absent this time around.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 45, 57, 58, 65, and PB 9, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 58th appearance.

This Pattern is uncommon, yet has played a respectable number of times. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Out of the 282 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.6% of the time. This Pattern previously played on May 30th, 2018.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, with 26 appearances, has played in 44.8% of the 58 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.22% of all 282 drawings. This General Order was last seen on May 12th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 0 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 19.2% of the 26 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 8.62% of the 58 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.77% of all 282 drawings. The 1 0 0 1 3 1 Specific Order was last seen on October 17th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will either of these uncommon Patterns make an encore in Wednesday’s drawing?

The {3-2-1} Pattern Strikes Back and Return of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern

Today’s post will begin with a couple of shout-outs.

First, to the class of 2018. Whether you’re a college or high school graduate, you’ve survived at least twelve years of schooling, and now it’s time to make your mark in the world. Go forth!

This next shout-out is a special one to the teachers, parents, and students of the Houston area. When tragedy struck (and boy, did it strike), we came together and said to each other, “I got your back”. And, there were some bright spots, too. All this to say, y’all earned those three months. Take that time to chill, stay sharp, and like the old Discovery Channel motto, “Explore your world.”

“Star Wars” reference aside, the post title only tells you a little bit of what went on May 30th. In the most recent Mega Millions post, I mentioned sequels and how summers tend to be filled with them, especially these days. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re a big deal. For lotteries, anyway.

Right now, the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball stand at a respective $6 million and $74 million. Lotto Texas got hit by “sequelitis”. Powerball got bit by something else.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from the May 26th drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern came back for an encore with winning numbers 8, 9, 14, 34, 42, and 44.

Pattern encore for the most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com

This Pattern has now played 810 times. Given that there have been 1555 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.1% of them.

The {3-2-1} Pattern wasn’t the only thing that made an encore! Now with 151 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 810 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.71% of all 1555 drawings.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination 9, 14, 34, and 42 was the cherry on top.

At the bottom, yet at the top. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in a summer long past. It was the July 21st, 2007 drawing. Ten years may seem like nothing to (older) humans, but it is a long time for lotteries.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 57th appearance with winning numbers 17, 23, 26, 46, 68, and PB 20.

The Pattern from a past Saturday. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Out of 277 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 20.6% of them. This Pattern was last seen on May 19th, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order was also last seen in the earlier-mentioned May 19th drawing. This General Order has now played in 28.1% of the 57 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 277 drawings, this General Order has played 5.78% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 31.25% of the 16 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.77% of the 57 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.81% of all 277 drawings. Unlike what we saw with Lotto Texas, there was no playback. The 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on April 11th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were absent.

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball greet June with Pattern streaks/encores, or will other Patterns take the spotlight?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Streak Blocker

Some things seemed inevitable May 22nd. The Rockets were sure to lose against the Warriors (hint: they didn’t), and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was going to make a fifth consecutive appearance. After all, this Pattern is comfortable with “five-peats”, if you will. “Six-peats”, even. But, the streak was blocked (and the jackpot climbed). Which Pattern knocked the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern off its perch? And were there any repeating Three-Number Combinations?

General Lottery Analysis

The Pattern of the evening was {3-1-1-1}. With winning numbers 16, 17, 21, 36, 48, and MB 9, this Pattern has now played 69 times.

{3-1-1-1}: Pattern Streak Smasher. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 360 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 19.2% of them. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen on April 3rd, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, with 24 appearances, has played in 34.8% of the 69 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also appeared in 6.67% of all 360 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order played on February 23rd, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20.8% of the 24 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.25% of the 69 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 360 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.39% of the time. We last saw the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order on June 16th, 2017. This was reconfigured from the 0 4 1 0 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

What good is a streak smasher without repeating Three-Number Combinations, right? There were in fact three of them:

  • 16, 17, 36 (Debuted June 9th, 2015)
  • 16, 17, 48 (Debuted April 26th, 2016)
  • 17, 21, 36 (Debuted March 27th, 2015)
A cluster and a single. All repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore Friday night, or will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern try to re-establish a streak?

The Biggest Draw of the Night

Lotto Texas and Powerball are worlds apart, and May 19th proved the point. The Texas lottery had a quiet night, what with there being no jackpot winner. But, the Pattern there was like a boomerang. You’ve tossed it, and you think it’s gone, but it comes right back.

As for Powerball, Saturday night was truly that lottery’s time to shine. A player in New Jersey is now $315 million richer, and five players in Florida, Texas, Minnesota, and New York will have $1 million more. Of course, that wasn’t all Powerball had to offer. We’ll get to that momentarily.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 12, 22, 31, 39, and 46, the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 217th appearance.

Same Pattern, last week. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1552 Lotto Texas drawings, this special play has occurred 14% of the time. For our long-time readers, the last time we saw an Australia Play was on May 12th, 2018.  This lottery has certainly become fond of Australia lately! With the notoriously hot and brutal Texas summer rearing its head soon, a trip Down Under may not be such a bad idea. Winter’s a comin’ down there.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations bounding across the numbers plain.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

And now for the show-stopper.

The numbers that gave five people the option to quit their day jobs were 3, 6, 9, 17, 56, and PB 25.

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

These six numbers made up the 56th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, which was also last seen on May 12th, 2018. This Pattern has played in 20.4% of the 274 Powerball drawings.

With fifteen appearances, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played in 26.8% of the 56 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-1-1-1}. This General Order has also played in 5.47% of all 274 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, we saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order on April 11th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the fifteen drawings where [3-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.36% of 56 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 274 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.09% of the time. The 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on December 23rd, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were also four repeating Three-Number Combinations thrown into the mix!

The power of four. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

“Going big” was the way to go.

Summer is almost upon us. Will we continue to see these wild and crazy plays in the week ahead?

Pre-Mother’s Day Saturday Encore

Today’s post is going to start with a tribute.

Be they called “mothers”, “las madres”, or just plain “Moms”, without them we wouldn’t be. They nurtured us, comforted us, fussed at us (when we needed it!), and made sure we became functioning members of society. Mothers aren’t perfect, but dang if they don’t try. Even when the kids have grown up and have lives of their own, mothers are like artists: they feel their work is never done! As annoying as it may seem, we’ll end up missing that fussing and “worrisomeness” when their time comes.

And, in the spirit of Mother’s Day, May 12th was a quiet night for Lotto Texas and Powerball. The only rowdiness was a Pattern encore and a repeating Three-Number Combination.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-2} Pattern made an encore appearance with winning numbers 4, 11, 19, 28, 51, and 54.

The {2-2-2} Pattern back like a boomerang. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 216 drawings. Of course, when the {2-2-2} Pattern played, that meant the 2 2 2 Specific Order was along for the ride. Given that there have been 216 Lotto Texas drawings, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played in 13.9% of them.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations this time.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball took another route. With winning numbers 22, 42, 45, 55, 56, and PB 14, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 55th appearance.

Going separate ways. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 20.2% of the 272 Powerball drawings, and was last seen on April 11th, 2018.

With 25 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 45.5% of the 55 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.19% of all 272 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played on March 24th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12% of the 25 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 5.45% of the 55 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 272 drawings, this Specific Order has played in 1.10% of all 272 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order in the November 15th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 45, 55, 56.

Standing out from the crowd. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 23rd, 2017 drawing.

Will either Powerball or Lotto Texas see Pattern encores on Wednesday, or will other Patterns take the reins?