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?

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?

Mega Millions and a “Routine” Pattern

After the huge jackpot and the rarely-seen Australia Play, Mega Millions has had one wild summer. The season itself may have about six weeks left, but the school boards say otherwise. As summer vacation starts to wind down, Mega Millions went for something more routine in the August 7th drawing. The aftermath, if it can be called that, was a rising jackpot. As of this writing, the grand prize is now a cool $63 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 13, 15, 21, 62, and MB 2, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 109th appearance.

The second-most common Pattern is more “normal”. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 382 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.5% of the time and was last seen on July 13th, 2018.

The [2-2-1-1] General made its 37th appearance and has now played in 33.9% of the 109 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.69% of all 382 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order played on June 26th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.5% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.59% of the 109 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.31% of all 382 drawings. We last saw the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order on December 29th, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 13, 62, and MB 2.

The biggest draw of the evening. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the May 30th, 2014 drawing.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore Friday night?

Mega Millions Springs into August

The August 3rd Mega Millions drawing was a bit different from last time. There was no {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat and the only similarity, if it can be called that, was an inching upward of the grand prize. With the jackpot now at $55 million, the one thing we can’t shake here at Lottery Binge is how for the first time since the spring, an Australia Play showed up.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 28, 30, 54, 60, and MB 2, Mega Millions saw its ninth Australia Play.

The Australia Play is rare in Mega Millions. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 381 Mega Millions drawings, the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have appeared in 2.36% of them. This play is very uncommon here. Prior to Friday night, it was last seen on March 30th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Bundled in this Australia Play were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 9, 28, 60 (Debuted July 7th, 2017)
  • 9, 28, MB 2 (Debuted April 19th, 2016)
  • 28, 60, MB 2 (Debuted January 28th, 2014)
Bounding along with three repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Could the Australia Play pull an upset and make an encore appearance in Tuesday’s drawing?

Slow and Steady (Pattern) Ends the Month

What a month it was! From holidays to a jackpot that was worth over half a billion dollars, July was festive. What with those Back to School ads and the calendar, July 31st means only a few weeks left of summer. For Mega Millions, it meant another night of recuperation. Even without a big show, $50 million does go a long way.

General Lottery Analysis

The biggest event of the evening was the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore. With winning numbers 12, 15, 35, 64, 69, and MB 9, this Pattern has now played 167 times.

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

Given the 380 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 43.9% of the time. As is the nature of encores, this Pattern previously played July 27th, 2018.

With 39 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 23.4% of the 167 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.3% of all 380 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order played on June 1st, 2018.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 20.5% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.79% of the 167 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.11% of all 380 drawings. The 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played on May 8th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Given the nature of a “recovering” lottery, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Could Mega Millions stir up a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat Friday night, or will it continue to chill out?

Coming Down From a (Jackpot) High

Mega Millions came back down to Earth in the July 27th drawing. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot inched up to $45 million. This (understandably) quiet night saw an appearance from the lottery’s most commonly seen Pattern.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 166th appearance with winning numbers 1, 32, 40, 49, 63, and MB 20.

A common Pattern and a “normal” jackpot. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 379 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.8% of them and was last seen on July 20th, 2018.

With 37 appearances, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 22.3% of the 166 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.76% of all 379 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played on July 10th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played in 18.9% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.22% of the 166 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 379 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.84% of the time. We last saw the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order in the May 11th, 2018 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

There weren’t any repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night.

Will July end with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore?

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?

“The Stupid Rich Zone” or “Half a Billion Mega Millions Dreams”

Being stupid rich is about having so much money you don’t know what to do with it. This is the kind of money that will last for generations, provided it’s spent and invested in wisely. The summer heat doubled down and the Mega Millions jackpot continued its meteoric rise. After the July 20th drawing, the prize is now close to half a billion dollars, $493 million to be precise!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 14, 30, 44, 62, and MB 1, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 165th appearance.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern soar to new heights. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 43.8% of the 377 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen July 10th, 2018.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 46th appearance and has now played in 27.9% of the 165 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.2% of all 377 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played on May 1st, 2018.

Now with 15 appearance, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.6% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 9.09% of the 165 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 377 drawings, this Specific Order has played 3.98% of the time. The 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on December 15th, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which had already played twice before.

Three-Number Combinations provided an extra boost. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The beat (and heat) goes on. Will a winner be “crowned” after Tuesday’s drawing, or will the jackpot continue to soar?

The Incredible, (Non)Edible Rising Mega Millions Jackpot

Summer. Love it or hate it, the temperatures are rising even more. Shaved ice and a trip to the pool offer temporary relief. The real solution, at least for those of us in Houston, is cranking up the air conditioner. In parallel fashion, the Mega Millions jackpot rose once again July 17th and now stands tall at $422 million. That’s more than enough to pay off that crazy-high electric bill! Which Pattern and its General/Specific Orders is responsible for this madness!?

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 16th appearance with winning numbers 40, 41, 61, 66, 67, and MB 12.

{3-2-1}, and the jackpot lifts off again. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 376 Mega Millions drawings  so far, this Pattern has played 4.26% of the time and previously played on July 6th, 2018.

The [2-3-1] General Order made its eighth appearance and was seen alongside the {3-2-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned July 6th drawing. With that said, this General Order has played in 50% of the 16 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 2.13% of all 376 drawings.

The 0 0 2 0 3 1 Specific Order made its debut Tuesday’s drawing. With that said, this Specific Order has now appeared in 12.5% of the eight drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 6.25% of the sixteen drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 376 drawings , the 0 0 2 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 0.27% of them.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 61, 66, and 67, made its debut in the June 10th, 2016 drawing.

The cherry on top was the repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the heat turn up even higher Friday night? Could the Mega Millions jackpot be flirting with a jackpot close to, or even exceeding $500 million soon?