Mega Millions and the Christmas Glitz

The Christmas season is the glitziest time of year. Whether it’s the extravagant lights or the decadent desserts, the office Christmas parties or the winter fashion, few can resist. On December 4th, Mega Millions couldn’t resist, either. In fact, it contributed to the glitz.

With no grand prize winner, the jackpot rose to $226 million. Becoming that wealthy (almost) overnight would be the ultimate Christmas gift, or at least hard to top!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 28, 31, 41, 42, 50, and MB 4, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 82nd appearance.

The jackpot’s getting up there again! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 416 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 19.7% of them and was last seen November 13th, 2018.

The [1-3-1-1] made its 30th appearance and has now played in 36.6% of the 82 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 416 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 7.21% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played September 28th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.67% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 6.10% of the 82 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 416 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.20% of the time. We last saw the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order on May 12th, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations under the glitter. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Now, this may be jumping the gun, but there was a “crazy-large jackpot” around the time of another holiday earlier this year. Whether it grows to that size, or larger, remains to be seen. For now, we should concern ourselves with Friday night, and whether or not the {3-1-1-1} Pattern will make an encore.

Encore Mischief and a Pattern Streak Derailed

November was a quieter month than October, that’s for sure! Still, the month gifted us with healthy, robust jackpots. With no grand prize winners, the jackpots for Lotto Texas and Powerball are now $7 million and $183 million, respectively. For those of you out there who love Pattern streaks, Powerball obliged with its {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. With five consecutive appearances, a six-peat was all but certain, right?

Not quite. November 28th saw the end of that Pattern streak. Meanwhile, Lotto Texas ended the month with a Pattern encore.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore was thanks to winning numbers 1, 2, 4, 20, 30, and 37. This Pattern has now played 843 times.

The {3-2-1} Pattern stays on top. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1607 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.5% of the time and was last seen November 24th, 2018.

Now with 153 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the 843 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1607 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.52% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played on October 31st, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 1, 20, 30, and 37.

A repeating Four-Number Combination for company. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut on July 30th, 2011.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak was derailed by the 67th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 4, 19, 59, 68, 69, and PB 21.

A streak deferred. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 329 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.4% of the time and was last seen on November 3rd, 2018.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 32nd appearance and has now played in 47.8% of the 67 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 329 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.73% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played on October 24th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 32 drawings where the General order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.97% of the 67 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 329 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.22% of the time. We last saw the 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order on December 20th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

As if derailing a Pattern streak wasn’t enough, there was also a repeating Three-Number Combination!

  • 4, 68, PB 21
With a side of repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the July 5th, 2017 drawing.

Lotto Texas and Powerball have the joint honor of ringing in December. Will Saturday night see a {3-2-1} Pattern streak be established in Lotto Texas?

Mega Millions’s Slow Climb Upwards

We’re halfway through November, and Mega Millions was more than happy to let Powerball and Lotto Texas vie for attention! November 13th was another quiet evening. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot rose to $122 million. A far cry from the beast we saw last month, but certainly nothing to scoff at!

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 81st appearance with winning numbers 34, 46, 57, 65, 69, and MB 11.

Still taking it easy. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 410 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 19.8% of the time.

With 23 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played in 28.4% of the 81 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 410 drawings into consideration, this Pattern has played 5.61% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order played in the October 26th, 2018 drawing. Did the same hold true for the Specific Order?

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 8.70% of the 23 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.47% of the 81 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-1-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 410 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.49% of the time.  The 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order made its debut on August 12th, 2014. This was reconfigured from the  0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order seen that night and the winning numbers were 32, 53, 60, 63, 68, and MB 6.

Three Number Combination(s)

Tuesday night didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Friday night continue the “quiet streak” for Mega Millions?

1600 Ghosts

November 3rd belonged to Lotto Texas! This plucky little lottery reached a milestone of 1600 drawings with numbers 1-54. In addition to the grand prize rising to $5.25 million, there were other goodies that we can’t mention just yet. Powerball didn’t slouch either, with a prize now standing at $71 million.

What, exactly, allowed Lotto Texas to seize the night and what was special about Powerball?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

In honor of 1600 drawings, the {3-2-1} Pattern went for the three-peat! The 840th appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 8, 18, 20, 41, 42, and 46.

“Small” jackpot. Big surprises! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played 52.5% of the time.

Now with 118 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.1% of the 840 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1600 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.375% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played on March 21st, 2018.

Similar Spread

You can’t go wrong celebrating a milestone with a similar spread! This happens when the differences between the numbers in two drawings are the same, but the orders of those numbers are different.

The spread for Saturday night was 10:02:21:01:04. This was similar to the spread that was seen on May 19th, 2010. The spread that night was 10:04:21:02:01 and the winning numbers were 7, 17, 21, 42, 44, and 45.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations also appeared in honor of the Big 1600!

  • 8, 20, 41, 42 (Debuted September 16th, 2009)
  • 18, 20, 41, 42 (Debuted October 29th, 2016)
Commemorative repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 15, 21, 24, 32, 65, and PB 11, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 66th appearance.

Keeping a level head. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 322 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.5% of the time and was last seen October 24th, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order has now appeared in 18 drawings. This General Order has now played in 27.3% of the 66 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 5.59% of all 322 drawings. We last saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order on September 26th, 2018.

Saturday night saw the debut of the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order! This Specific Order has now played in 5.56% of the 18 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. It has also played in 1.52% of the 66 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.31% of all 322 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Things are off to a busy start for November, although not nearly as crazy as last month! Will the momentum of the {3-2-1} Pattern streak continue to build in Lotto Texas? Could there be a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore in Wednesday’s Powerball?

The Beast’s Ghost

Mega Millions made history with its $1.6 billion grand prize. In our last Mega Millions post, this beast of a prize was taken down by a lone player from South Carolina. Yet, the ghost still lingered October 26th.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 80th appearance with winning numbers 1, 28, 61, 62, 63, and MB 5.

A haunting experience. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 405 drawings so far, this Pattern has played 19.8% of the time.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played 22 times. With that said, this General Order has played in 27.5% of the 80 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.43% of all 405 drawings.

You’re now probably asking, “When did these appear last?” Don’t worry. We’re getting there…

Now with three appearances, the 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 22 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 3.75% of the 80 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 405 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.74% of the time.

All three were last seen in the history-making October 23rd, 2018 drawing!

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 28, 62, and MB 5.

Some things aren’t easily let go. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Want to take a guess when this debuted?

Friday night was truly a bizarre end to a bizarre week. Going into “Halloween Eve”, it looks to be much quieter. It will be a while yet before Mega Millions produces another monster that rampages through the countryside and lays waste to cities. Still, one must wonder if a triple encore/playback will show up Tuesday night.

The Strengthening Spell

One down. One to go.

Powerball’s spell tightened its hold on the land October 24th. The prize rose to $750 million! Lotto Texas received a boost as well, climbing to $14.5 million. Although it may be the “runt” of the lotteries, it more than held its own.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 172nd appearance with winning numbers 15, 32, 37, 43, 50, and 54.

“Small” jackpot. Big numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1597 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 58 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 33.7% of the 172 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1597 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.63% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order played together in the August 22nd, 2018 drawing. Seeing a playback in action more than makes up for a “tiny” prize!

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas was also able to stand toe-to-toe with Powerball thanks to repeating Four-Number Combination 15, 37, 43, and 50.

Playin’ with the big boys. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted on May 21st, 2016.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s method of attack was the {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore. Fresh from this past Saturday, it proved useful enough for the spell to be cast once more. This time, the winning numbers were 3, 21, 45, 53, 56, and PB 22.

Play it again, {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played 65 times and given that there have been 319 Powerball drawings, it has played in 20.4% of them.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order took a cue from the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and made an encore appearance as well! With 31 appearances, this General Order has played in 47.7% of the 65 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 319 drawings into consideration, this General Order played 9.72% of the time.

Now with three appearances, the 1 1 0 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.68% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.62% of the 65 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 319 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.94% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 1 0 3 0 1 Specific Order played on May 20th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

A helping of repeating Three-Number Combination never hurt, right? The Combination was 45, 53, 56, and it debuted in the March 24th, 2018 drawing.

More repeating Combination madness! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The weekend is close at hand, and Halloween is not that far behind. Will Powerball amass more power Saturday night, or will the spell be broken?

The Mighty Has Fallen

“The bigger they come, the harder they fall” as they say. October 23rd was the biggest night in Mega Millions history to date. The $1.6 billion grand prize had finally been won! No, it wasn’t bacteria or beauty that killed the beast.

‘Twas a player in South Carolina, and this was how the deed was done.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 28, 62, 65, 70, and MB 5, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played for the 79th time.

The six numbers that brought down a beast. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 404 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 19.6% of the time and was last seen October 2nd, 2018.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 21st appearance and has played in 26.6% of the 79 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.20% of all 404 drawings. This General Order also played alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned October 2nd drawing.

Could it be that a playback was what helped take down the Mega Millions monster? Let’s take a closer look.

Now with two appearances, the 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 9.52% of the 21 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.53% of the 79 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 404 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.495% of the time. The 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order made its debut in the December 19th, 2014 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order seen that night. The winning numbers were 14, 18, 58, 59, 68 and MB 4.

Three Number Combination(s)

To make the vanquishing even sweeter, there was a lone repeating Three-Number Combination!

The repeating Three-Number Combination made the victory sweeter. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With one week left until Halloween, things are going to be much quieter for Mega Millions for the time being. There is still one beast left: “sister” Powerball. Will Powerball be taken down or will it take a different path?

“Jackpotian” Rhapsody

Alright, alright, “Jackpotian” isn’t really a word, but those jackpots. There was no letting up October 20th!

The jackpots continue to cast their spell on us. With Mega Millions in the “Billion-Dollar Club” ($1.6 billion and counting), Powerball may not be far behind. The grand prize over there is now $620 million. Now, in the off-chance that someone wins both, he or she will be $2.2 billion dollars (before taxes) richer! Unbelievable, isn’t it?

Lotto Texas may be the “runt” with a $13.5 million jackpot, but that isn’t small change, either. Couple that with a Pattern streak, this plucky little lottery held its own.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

In this new Pattern streak, the {3-2-1} Pattern has now played four times in a row, with winning numbers 4, 27, 31, 39, 44, and 53. As of Saturday night, this Pattern has played 837 times.

Staying relevant with a Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1596 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.4% of the time.

Now with 150 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 837 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 1596 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.40% of the time. The 1 2 3 Specific Order previously played on October 13th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In a repeat of this past Wednesday’s Lotto Texas drawing, there were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

 

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 64th appearance with winning numbers 16, 54, 57, 62, 69, and PB 23.

The momentum still goes strong. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 318 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 20.1% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the October 3rd, 2018 drawing.

With 30 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played in 46.875% of the 64 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 318 drawings, this General Order has played 9.43% of the time. The [1-1-3-1] General Order played alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the October 3rd drawing mentioned earlier.

Now with four appearances, the 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 13.3% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.25% of the 64 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 318 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.26% of the time. The 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order was last seen on January 14th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

To solidify its spell on the masses, four repeating Three-Number Combinations were thrown in for good measure!

A cluster of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will we continue to be serenaded by the high jackpots, or will someone break the spell?

The Date That Binds

October is strange. The early part of the month is about autumn finding its legs in the Northern Hemisphere. So far, it has either been a continuation of summer or, if we ask our friends up in western Canada, a complete jump-over into winter. October 3rd was a sticky night not only in Houston, but in Lotto Texas and Powerball, too. Another lottery night meant another night where the grand prizes rose. Right now, they stand at $9.75 million and $253 million, respectively. The Patterns, although wildly different on the surface, had something in common, and not just raising the jackpot.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 12, 14, 28, 32, 34, and 52, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 833rd appearance.

833 times and still charming. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1591 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.4% of the time and was last seen on September 26th, 2018.

Now with 136 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 833 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.55% of all 1591 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played on August 29th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were three repeating Four-Number Combinations, running the gamut from the early aughts to almost four years ago!

  • 12, 14, 34, 52 (Debuted July 18th, 2001)
  • 14, 28, 34, 52 (Debuted October 17th, 2007)
  • 12, 14, 28, 34 (Debuted November 15th, 2014)
Seeing red is a good thing.
Source: lotterytrend.com.

Truly, Wednesday night was a good night for repeating Four-Number Combination lovers.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 63rd appearance with winning numbers 41, 53, 59, 63, 66, and PB 3.

A subtle link to Lotto Texas.
Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 313 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.1% of the time. Like the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played on September 26th, 2018.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 29th appearance and has now played in about 46% of the 63 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 313 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.27% of the time. The [1-1-3-1] General Order was last seen on September 19th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 10.3% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.76% of the 63 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 313 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.96% of the time. The last time we saw the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order was two years ago! More specifically, in the August 13th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Amidst the madness was a single repeating Three-Number Combination:

Early bird. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The daytime hours are shrinking, and at least one jackpot is heading for the stratosphere. Will it be a Pattern encore that helps someone become rich beyond his or her wildest dreams Saturday night, or will the jackpots grow once more?

October Heat

The calendar may say “Autumn”, but the summer heat lingers on here in Houston. Sure, it’s not blistering hot, but it’s not exactly pumpkin spice latte weather, either. Mega Millions didn’t get the calendar hint, and things are heating up! There was no grand prize winner October 2nd and the jackpot is now $405 million! There was also a Pattern encore and shades of August past.

General Lottery Analysis

Mega Millions loved the {3-1-1-1} Pattern so much that it made an encore! The 78th appearance of the Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 2, 22, 29, 31, 34, and MB 1.

{3-1-1-1} Pattern back for more. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Given the 398 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 19.6% of the time. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was seen on September 28th, 2018.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 20th appearance and has now played in 25.6% of the 78 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.03% of all 398 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played on August 28th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 30% of the 20 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.69% of the 78 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 398 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.51% of the time. The 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order accompanied the [1-1-3-1] General Order in the earlier-mentioned August 28th drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 29, 31, and MB 1.

A side of repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut on August 26th, 2014.

The Mega Millions jackpot has gone sky high. Will someone win that coveted grand prize Friday night, or will the jackpot sore even more?