All Quiet on the Mega Millions Front

The September 15th Mega Millions drawing ended the week the way it started. No, there wasn’t an encore of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. There weren’t any repeating Three-Number Combinations, either. Yet, even though Friday was quiet, the biggest surprise of the evening was the Specific Order. More specifically, the last time it appeared.

With winning numbers 18, 24, 34, 38, 58, and MB 3, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played 120 times.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 29.4% of the 408 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen in the August 15th, 2017 drawing.

Now with 44 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 36.7% of the 120 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.8% of all 408 drawings. We last saw this General Order in the August 1st, 2017 drawing.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the sixth appearance of the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has now played in 13.6% of the 44 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 5% of the 120 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 1.47% of all 408 drawings. What makes the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order interesting is that until Friday night, it hadn’t played in almost two years. This Specific Order previously played in the November 13th, 2015 drawing.

With next week being the final week of summer, will Mega Millions give the season a big send-off?

Tonight’s Episode: “An August Rewind” or “Never Count This Pattern Out”

September 12th was National Chocolate Milkshake Day in Lottery Trend Country. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, frosty chocolate milkshakes scream “Summer”. As summer begins to fade in our part of the world, Mega Millions had a summer throwback. By “throwback”, we mean “Three weeks ago (give or take a couple of days).”

The ever-lovable {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 171st appearance Tuesday night. This time around, the winning numbers were 26, 37, 41, 54, 65, and MB 3.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 42% of the 407 Mega Millions drawings.

With 49 appearances, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 28.7% of the 171 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in approximately 12% of all 407 drawings.

The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order made its tenth appearance, and has now played in 20.4% of the 49 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has played in 5.85% of the 171 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.46% of all 407 drawings.

All three played together in the August 25th, 2017 drawing!

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

As we continue to ease into autumn, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for an encore Friday night, or will we see another Pattern? Will that Pattern be accompanied by a General Order and Specific Order that played alongside it once before?

{2-1-1-1-1} Blocker

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern did not, repeat, did not make a fifth consecutive appearance in the September 8th drawing. Instead, we saw a Pattern that, although has played a respectable number of times, hasn’t played nearly as often. This Pattern was also accompanied by two repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The Pattern of the evening was {3-1-1-1}. With winning numbers 4, 5, 14, 26, 73, and MB 14, this Pattern has now played 67 times.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 16.5% of the 406 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen on August 22nd, 2017.

Now with 23 appearances, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played in 34.3% of the 67 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 5.67% of all 406 drawings, and was last seen on July 7th, 2017.

Making its second-ever appearance, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 8.7% of the 23 drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.99% of the 67 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.493% of all 406 drawings. The 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order made its debut in the September 23rd, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were as follows:

  • 26, 73, MB 14 (Debuted March 4th, 2016)
  • 14, 73, MB 14 (Debuted March 10th, 2015)
A duo of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern be bold enough to make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

4 X {2-1-1-1-1} = Persistence

Irma, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin, has devastated the island nations of Barbuda, St. Martin, and St. Bart. This storm is predicted to make landfall in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, and then slam into Florida. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those having been affected by the storm. Mother Nature is a harsh mistress indeed.

Here in our part of Lottery Trend Country, Tuesday would have been the day classes resumed. Due to the historic rains last week, the kids got some more time off. Even if you’re way past the age of going to school, don’t panic! We here at Lottery Binge stick to our promise about you guys not having to do any math.  The title of this evening’s post is about Mega Millions’s favorite Pattern: {2-1-1-1-1}. See, there have been a couple of occasions this summer where this Pattern went on to play at least four times. Right off the heels of this past Friday’s drawing, the night of September 5th saw a third instance of a {2-1-1-1-1} four-peat! Just the sheer persistence of this Pattern may in fact supersede last summer’s six-peat during the Rio Olympics.

Anyway, Tuesday’s winning numbers were 11, 17, 59, 70, 72, and MB 1, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to 170.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in approximately 42% of the 405 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now played 41 times, and in 24.1% of the 170 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 10.1% of all 401 drawings. Unlike the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-1-2-1] did not make a four-peat appearance. Heck, it didn’t even make an encore. This General Order was in fact last seen in the June 27th, 2017 drawing.

Making its third appearance, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 7.32% of the 41 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 1.76% of the 170 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.74% of all 405 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this Specific Order was seen in the June 23rd, 2017 drawing.

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go on to make a fifth consecutive appearance, or will another Pattern have its day in the sun?

The Calm After the Storm

Labor Day weekend: the last “official” holiday of the summer. In some parts of the US, Labor Day itself is one of the last, if not the last day of summer vacation. With barbecue and beach visits being traded out for bento boxes and book bags, Mega Millions kicked September off with a three-peat.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 169th appearance in the September 1st drawing, with winning numbers 4, 13, 31, 50, 64, and MB 12.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 41.8% of the 404 Mega Millions drawings.

Now with 43 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 25.4% of the 169 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 10.6% of all 404 drawings, and appeared alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the August 29th drawing.

Making its 10th appearance, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 43 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 5.92% of the 169 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.48% of all 404 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the June 20th, 2017 drawing.

Friday night’s drawing didn’t produce any repeating Three-Number Combinations.

As things slowly return to “normal” for coastal Texas/Louisiana, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern be daring enough to go for a fourth consecutive appearance?

Lottery Pick-Me-Up

The rain has finally stopped for us, which should make rescue and recovery efforts a bit easier. However, Harvey’s like the Energizer Bunny. The people of the Golden Triangle region of Texas, as well as Southwestern Louisiana, are still getting pounded by torrential rain.  On the (much) lighter side of things, Mega Millions saw an encore for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Tuesday night.

With its 168th appearance on August 29th, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 41.7% of the 403 drawings. The winning numbers were 2, 13, 17, 35, 73 and MB 3.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Making its 42nd appearance, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 25% of the 168 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 10.4% of all 403 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen on July 18th, 2017.

Now with nine appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.4% of the 42 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.36% of the 168 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.23% of all drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, we last saw the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order in the July 14th, 2017 drawing.

Accompanying the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was repeating Three-Number Combination 2, 35, and MB 3.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the October 10th, 2014 drawing.

As the remnants of Harvey finally push onward and upward, will Friday’s drawing see a three-peat for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, or will it be swept by the current?

Life—and Mega Millions—Goes On

We ask our readers to keep the people of Texas in your thoughts. The area around Corpus Christi got a walloping last night from Hurricane Harvey. Although the Houston metro area is far away from the eye, we here at Lottery Binge lost our power for about forty-five minutes last night. Even though the storm has made landfall, it’s not over yet. Near-historic rainfall is predicted for much of coastal Texas, and if the recent past is anything to go by, Houston does not cope with flooding well.

Despite Mother Nature, Mega Millions took the old saying “The show must go on” to heart. While Harvey smashed into the Texas coast, there was no three-peat for the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Instead, we saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the August 25th drawing. With winning numbers 17, 38, 42, 51, 65, and MB 11, this Pattern has now played 167 times, and remains second-to-none.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Prior to Friday night, we last saw this Pattern earlier in the month. To be more specific, it was during the August 8th drawing. This Pattern has now played in 41.5% of the 402 Mega Millions drawings.

Making its 48th appearance, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 28.7% of the 167 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 11.9% of the 402 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen in the July 21st, 2017 drawing.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 18.75% of the 48 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.39% of the 167 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.24% of all 402 drawings. This Specific Order was seen alongside the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order in the July 21st drawing.

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 42, 57, 65 (Debuted November 8th, 2013)
  • 17, 51, 65 (Debuted September 18th, 2015)
One of these debuted alongside another Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Fun fact: There was another repeating Three-Number Combination that made its debut in the September 18th, 2015 drawing.

As the rain comes down and we look ahead to next week, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore, or will other Patterns play?

Repeating the Pattern

School has started up once again in our part of Lottery Trend Country. Be it heavy morning traffic or a storm brewing in the Gulf, there isn’t much that can deter Mega Millions. Feeling proud of itself after Friday night’s showing, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance in the August 22nd drawing. Along for the ride were three repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 24, 35, 46, 50, 51, and MB 7, bringing the total number of appearances of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern to 66.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 16.5% of the 401 Mega Millions drawings.

Making its 25th appearance, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 37.9% of the 66 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 6.23% of all 401 drawings, and was last seen in the August 11th drawing.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 32% of the 25 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in approximately 12.1% of the 66 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and in roughly 2% of all 401 drawings. The 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order accompanied the [1-1-3-1] General Order in the August 11th drawing.

The three repeating Three-Number Combinations were as follows:

  • 35, 51, MB 7 (Debuted September 18th, 2015)
  • 50, 51, MB 7 (Debuted January 13th, 2015)
  • 24, 51, MB 7 (Debuted March 18th, 2014)
A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern go for the three-peat, or will it get washed away?

The Big 400

Summer vacation’s just about over in our part of Lottery Trend Country. What better way to say “Sayonara” to summer than hitting a milestone? The night of August 18th was the 400th Mega Millions drawing. To be more specific, it was the 400th drawing with number balls 1 through 75, and Mega Balls (MBs) 1 through 15. Although we didn’t see a Pattern encore, there was a repeating Three-Number Combination.

Friday’s winning numbers were 1, 31, 34, 40, 75, and MB 6, bringing the number of appearances of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern to 65.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has now played in 16.25% of the 400 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen exactly one week prior in the August 11th drawing.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its 19th appearance. As of Friday night, this General Order has played in 29.2% of the 65 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 4.75% of all 400 drawings. This Specific Order previously played in the May 12th, 2017 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.1% of the 19 drawings where the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 6.15% of the 65 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern as appeared. This Specific Order has now played in one percent of all 400 drawings. Prior to Friday night, this Specific Order was last seen in the September 9th, 2016 drawing.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 1, 34, and MB 6.

A lone repeat in a sea of singles. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the March 1st, 2016 drawing.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance to kick off the school year?

Repeats All Around

Tuesday night was a scorcher. Although the {3-1-1-1} Pattern didn’t make an encore appearance, Mega Millions did not disappoint. The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order all played together before. What’s more is that there were three repeating Three-Number Combinations. When was that special date? Let’s find out.

The winning numbers in the August 15th drawing were 7, 16, 20, 66, 73, and MB 7. This marked the 119th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 29.8% of the 399 drawings.

Making its 35th appearance, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 29.4% of the 119 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 8.77% of all 399 drawings.

You’re probably asking, “How come you haven’t mentioned dates!?” Don’t worry. We’re getting to it.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 35 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.04% of the 119 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in approximately 1.50% of all 399 drawings.

And now it’s time for the big reveal. The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order were all last seen together almost two weeks ago. To be more specific, it was the August 4th drawing.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the following repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 20, 73, MB 7 (Debuted August 1st, 2017)
  • 20, 66, MB 7 (Debuted May 13th, 2016)
  • 7, 20, MB 7 (Debuted September 5th, 2014)
A double and a single. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With summer starting to wind down, what will Mega Millions have in store Friday night? Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance?