Serve It Up Rare

Nothing else this month has come close to topping the madness of February 9th. At least, until the February 20th drawing. Instead of going for a heavy hitter like a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, or even another similar spread, Mega Millions chose a different path. It’s not a commonly taken path, but it can yield great results.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 19, 23, 24, 43, and MB 14, the rarely-seen {4-1-1} Pattern made its eighth appearance.

One of the rarest Mega Millions Patterns. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have now been 334 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played roughly 2.40% of the time. Prior to Tuesday, this Pattern played on December 12th, 2017.

The [4-1-1] General Order made its fourth appearance and has played in half of the eight drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has played in roughly 1.20% of all 334 drawings and was last seen on March 28th, 2017. This General Order was reconfigured from the [1-3-1-1] General Order seen that night. The winning numbers were 30, 33, 35, 37, 46, and MB 10.

Tuesday night saw the debut of the 0 4 0 1 0 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 25% of the 4 drawings where the [4-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 12.5% of the eight drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 334 drawings, the 0 4 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played roughly 0.3% of the time.

Three Number Combination(s)

A rare Pattern was enough, it seems. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Friday see a {4-1-1} repeat, or will another, more common Pattern take the spotlight?

The Comeback Combination

Compared to what we saw last week, February 16th was a calm night. The Pattern we saw was the one most often seen in Mega Millions. For the nearly two years Lottery Binge has been online, this Pattern is notorious for its Pattern streaks. And now, it can add a very special repeating Three-Number Combination.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 145th appearance with winning numbers 14, 38, 48, 53, 58, and MB 16.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern never gone for long. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With 333 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 43.5% of the time. This Pattern previously played in the February 6th, 2018 drawing.

With 38 appearances, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in 26.2% of the 145 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 333 drawings into account this Pattern has played 11.4% of the time. Prior to Friday night’s drawing, this General Order was seen in the December 5th, 2017 drawing.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.7% of the 38 drawings where [1-1-2-1-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 6.21% of the 145 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Out of the 333 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.70% of the time. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the June 30th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 14, 48, and 53.

And it never ceases to find new ways to top itself. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Here’s the fun part. This Combination made its debut in the February 6th drawing. That was only just ten days prior.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

The Mardi Gras Cooldown

The February 13th Mega Millions drawing was much less rowdy than what we saw this past Friday. There was no similar spread, nor a repeating Four-Number Combination. Just as well on the latter, as those Combinations are more the domain of Lotto Texas. Tuesday night wasn’t completely quiet. One of the biggest events of the evening was a Pattern encore.

General Lottery Analysis

The spirit of this past Friday lived on with an encore of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 5, 12, 15, 46, 49, and MB 1, this Pattern has now played 95 times.

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

Given that there have been 332 Mega Millions drawing to date, this Pattern has played in 28.6% of them.

With its 28th appearance, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 29.5% of the 95 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 8.43% when looking at all 332 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order played in the December 26th, 2017 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.7% of the 28 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.16% of the 95 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 0.90% of all 332 drawings. The 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on June 21st, 2016.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 46, 49, and MB 1.

Straight to the top. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the June 13th, 2014 drawing.

Will Mega Millions stay calm Friday night, or will there be another big bash?

May We See Your Combinations, Mega Millions?

Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”) season is in full swing. It’s a time of grand parties, flashiness, King Cake, and bingeing. Of course, Mega Millions wanted in on the festivities. After all, it’s no stranger to being flashy. Pattern streaks, playbacks, and the similar spread are just a few tools in its arsenal. Not only was there a similar spread, there was a repeating Four-Number Combination as well. That was not a typo. With this insane mishmash of (repeating) Combinations and a similar spread, we can say without hesitation that February 9th was one of the grandest nights we’ve analyzed.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 28, 34, 41, 46, 47, and MB 14, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played 94 times.

A lot of things can happen with just six numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 331 drawings, this Pattern has played in 28.4% of them, and was last seen on January 23rd, 2018.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 33rd appearance and has played in 35.1% of the 94 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has now played in 9.97% of all 331 drawings. Prior to Friday night, we saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order on January 9th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 33 drawings where [1-2-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also appeared in 6.38% of the 94 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 331 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 1.81% of the time. The 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order previously played in the October 6th, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Spread ‘Em

A similar spread happens when the numbers in the spreads are the same, but the orders are different. The spread for Friday night’s numbers are 06:07:05:01. This is similar to the spread that occurred in the May 12th, 2017 drawing. That night, the winning numbers were 28, 34, 41, 42, 47, and MB 13, and the spread was 06:07:01:05.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Four-Number Combinations aren’t all that common in Mega Millions. The lone Combination was 28, 34, 41, and 47.

Like snow in Florida. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This made its debut in the May 12th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The thing about repeating Four-Number Combinations is that there are repeating Three-Number Combinations rolled up inside. Four of them to be precise:

  • 28, 34, 41
  • 28, 34, 47
  • 34, 41, 47
  • 28, 41, 47

These four Combinations debuted alongside “mother” Combination 28, 34, 41, and 47 in the May 12th drawing mentioned earlier.

These weren’t the only repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening!

Purple is a great fallout color. Also, orange is good for “outsider” repeats. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.  

The real Mardi Gras is this coming Tuesday. Will Mega Millions keep the momentum going?

It Coulda Been a Playback

One would be tempted to think that Playback Fever would spread to Mega Millions in the February 6th drawing. After all, Lotto Texas and “sister” lottery Powerball saw playbacks this past Saturday. Right before the Super Bowl, no less! As the title hinted, it was close, but it just wasn’t meant to be. There were a couple of things that played together on a previous date. Tuesday night was also a good night for repeating Three-Number Combination lovers.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 17, 25, 48, 58, and MB 25, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 144th appearance.

No playback this time. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 330 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.6% of them. We last saw this Pattern January 26th, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 31 appearances, has played in 21.5% of the 144 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. And, it accompanied said Pattern in the earlier-mentioned January 26th drawing. When looking at all 330 drawings, this General Order has played 9.39% of the time.

So that means the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order wasn’t seen in the January 26th drawing. Believe it or not, this Specific Order played in the January 19th, 2018 drawing, exactly one week prior. Now with eight appearances, this Specific Order has played in 25.8% of the 31 drawings where [1-2-1-1-1] was the General Order, and in roughly 5.56% of the 144 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 330 drawings, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.42% of the time.

Three Number Combination(s)

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

  • 14, 17, 48 (Debuted April 26th, 2016)
  • 14, 25, 48 (Debuted July 8th, 2014 and was last seen May 22nd, 2015)
Not the first time at the rodeo for ol’ orange at the bottom there. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Friday’s drawing? Could there even be a playback?

An Encore for Groundhog Day

In our last Mega Millions post, we asked if a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore would start off February. Well, Mega Millions delivered Friday night. February 2nd also took on another meaning here in the States: Groundhog Day. Our focus of course is on that Pattern encore, and it wasn’t the only big thing that happened.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 65th appearance, with winning numbers 1, 14, 14, 17, 40, and MB 4.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern strikes again. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With 329 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 19.8% of the time.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern wasn’t the only thing that saw an encore Friday night! Now with 22 appearances, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has now played in 33.8% of the 65 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 329 drawings, this General Order has played 6.69% of the time.

We now come to the 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order, which has now played three times. Given the 22 drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, this Specific Order has played 13.6% of the time. Looking at the 65 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, the Specific Order has played in 4.62% of them. Finally, when taking all 329 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 0.91% of the time. Unlike the [3-1-1-1] General Order and the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, the 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order did not make an encore. Prior to Friday night, this Specific Order was last seen in the May 19th, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 3 2 0 0 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 4, 17, 40.

What’s an encore without a repeating Three-Number Combination? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the July 15th, 2014 drawing.

Will next week lead to the establishment of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern streak, or will another Pattern take the reins?

{3-1-1-1} Pattern + (Repeating) Combinations = A Decent Finish

Last month, Mega Millions ended the way it started. That is, the Pattern that kicked off December was also the last Pattern. This was appropriate, seeing as the year was ending. Nothing better than sending the year off with a bang, right? That sort of thing should carry on right into the new year, yeah?

To fit the “drab” mood oft associated with January after New Year’s in our part of the world, Mega Millions didn’t end the month with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, which played January 2nd. That would’ve been something: A Pattern encore and ending January the way it started! Instead, the January 30th drawing provided something a bit more “Combination-y”.

General Lottery Analysis

The 64th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was marked by winning numbers 29, 41, 42, 49, 57 and MB 24.

64 times is respectable for the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 19.5% of the 328 Mega Millions drawings, and previously played December 22nd, 2017.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 21 appearances, has played in roughly 32.8% of the 64 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 6.40% of all 328 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played on July 7th, 2017. Note that this is 21 appearances under the 70-25 system.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 9.52% of the 21 drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 3.125% of the 64 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the Pattern of the evening. Finally, when taking all 328 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 0.61% of the time. The 0 0 3 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the June 14th, 2016 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The two repeating Three-Number Combinations were

  • 41, 42, 49 (Debuted July 1st, 2016)
  • 41, 42, 57 (Debuted November 8th, 2013)
Bundled together in the middle. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern go for the encore and start off February?

A Chill for Mega Millions?

Things looked to be heating up in Mega Millions over the past few drawings. With a Pattern three-peat, and repeating Three-Number Combinations, it looked to be a scorcher. A change of course took place on January 26th. Compared to what we saw recently, Friday night’s drawing left us feeling a little cooler.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 143rd appearance, with winning numbers 10, 16, 27, 38, 43, and MB 1.

Not as big a punch Friday night. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With 327 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 43.7% of them. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern previously played on January 19th, 2018, and was the very Pattern that had the three-peat earlier this month.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 30 appearances, has played in about 21% of the 143 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 9.17% of all 327 drawings. The [1-2-1-1-1] was seen alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the previously mentioned January 19th drawing.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 30 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.90% of the 143 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 327 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 2.14% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen September 13th, 2016. This Specific Order was reconfigured from the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

A lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations is one way to chill things down.

Will Mega Millions end the month with a bang in Tuesday’s drawing?

A Thaw-some Play

Yes, it’s still winter here in Lottery Trend Country. No, it’s not as cold. In fact, things heated up in the January 23rd Mega Millions drawing. We’re going to start with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak.

It got broken.

General Lottery Analysis

Instead of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern four-peat, we were treated to the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 2, 6, 30, 31, 55, and MB 7, this Pattern has played 93 times.

The night belonged to the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 326 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.5% of the time. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen January 9th, 2018.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 34 appearances, has played in 36.6% of the 93 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 326 drawings, this General Order has played 10.4% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order previously played in the December 29th, 2017 drawing.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20.6% of the 34 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. When looking at the 93 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, this Specific Order has played 7.53% of the time. Finally, when taking all 326 drawings into account, the 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played 2.15% of the time. We last saw this Specific Order in the April 25th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the {2-2-1-1} Pattern were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 6, 30, 31 (Debuted July 17th, 2015)
  • 2, 31, MB 7 (Debuted December 12th, 2014)
Bundled together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Friday’s drawing?

Warming Up with Mega Millions

After starting the week with a winter storm, we come now to a January thaw. Right now, at Lottery Trend headquarters, all the ice has gone and we’re receiving “regular” rain. We’re not meteorologists, so we’ll leave predicting the weather to the professionals. What we can do is let everyone know that Mega Millions kicked off the weekend with a Pattern three-peat.

General Lottery Analysis

January 19th saw the third consecutive appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 3, 17, 23, 49, 66, and MB 23. This Pattern has now played 142 times.

Three-time charmer, that {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 325 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.7% of them.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 29 appearances, has played in 20.4% of the 142 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 8.92% when looking at all 325 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order was seen September 12th, 2017.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.1% of the 29 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.93% of the 142 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 2.15% of all 325 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order in the August 9th, 2016 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

Looks like Mega Millions took a break from repeating Three-Number Combinations this week.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak continue into Tuesday’s drawing?