Mega Millions in “Unflinching”

The beast still stands. Sure, a couple of blows were able to land, with a $1 million winner in Houston and a $2 million winner not too far away in the tiny town of Cove (Wiki article for Cove here), but the beast triumphed in the end. With no grand prize winner after the October 19th drawing, the jackpot is now a staggering $1.6 billion! The growth spurt was thanks to a Pattern encore.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern continues to make things more interesting. It wasn’t enough for it to show up in this past Tuesday’s drawing, it had to trot onto the stage Friday night, too! With winning numbers 15, 23, 53, 65, 70, and MB 7, this Pattern has played 114 times.

An encore in more ways than one. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 403 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order has played 38 times and has now appeared in 33.3% of the 114 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 403 drawings  into consideration, this General Order has played 9.43% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-2-1] Specific Order played on September 18th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 7.89% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.63% of the 114 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 403 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.74% of the time. We last saw the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order on December 9th, 2016.

Three Number Combination(s)

A treat was left behind in lone repeating Three-Number Combination 23, 53, and MB 7.

Thrown in for good measure. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

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

It wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if the prize shoots up to $2 billion before Wednesday, if not get close. Will that be the night the beast falls, or will it stick with us through Halloween?

Whatever the case, the beast will not go down easily.

Jackpot Juggernaut

Who needs a Pattern three-peat when you’re knocking on the door of a billion-dollar jackpot!?

That was not a typo.

Millions tried to find the Mega Millions beast and slay it October 16th. Valiant, but in vain. The beast lived to see another day and has now soared to an astounding $900 million!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 45, 49, 61, and MB 9, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 113th appearance.

Helping to help pave the way for a monster (jackpot). Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 402 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 28.1% of them and was last seen on October 5th, 2018.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 38th appearance and has now played in 33.6% of the 113 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.45% of all 402 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played on August 17th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 15.8% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.31% of the 113 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 402 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.49% of the time. We last saw the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order on November 22nd, 2016. This was reconfigured from the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order seen that night. The winning numbers were 1, 43, 45, 66, 69, and MB 7.

Three Number Combination(s)

When the dust and smoke cleared, the repeating Three-Number Combination 3, 49, and 61 was found.

Throwing in a repeating Three-Number Combination at the very end. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the November 14th, 2014 drawing.

There’s a good chance that the jackpot will rise yet again before Friday night. It’s very likely that it will exceed $1 billion, if not be close to it. All that’s known is that eventually, beasts fall. Will the weekend start with a slaying?

A Monster Unleashed

Insanity! Inconceivable! Yet, here we are, face-to-face with a monster. A big ‘un, too.

Mega Millions continued its rampage October 12th. A growth spurt sent the grand prize soaring to $654 million! What’s more is that this wasn’t the only way Mega Millions left its mark.

General Lottery Analysis

After a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern fireball October 9th, another round came out Friday. The 175th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 4, 24, 46, 61, 70, and MB 7.

{2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in its monstrous glory. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 401 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 43.6% of them.

There were no other encores, but the effects of the rampage were just as strongly felt.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has now played in 23.4% of the 175 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.2% of all 401 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played on September 11th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.76% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.29% of the 175 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 1% of all 401 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order on June 1st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Amidst the rubble were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Leaving its mark. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There’s a good chance that yet another growth spurt will take place before Tuesday. Will a {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat be the thing that stops it, or will the grand prize grow even more? All that’s known is that whoever slays the beast is going to walk away much richer.

The Grand 400

Mega Millions had its 400th drawing October 9th. To commemorate this occasion, there was no grand prize winner. An odd way to celebrate, yes? Well, it turned out that the jackpot rose to $548 million. For the first time in three months, the prize exceeded half a billion dollars!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 22, 39, 54, 60, and MB 18, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 174th appearance.

Grand appearance by the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 400 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.5% of the time and was last seen on September 14th, 2018.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 49th appearance and has now played in 28.2% of the 174 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.25% of all 400 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, we last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order on September 7th, 2018.

Now with thirteen appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.5% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.47% of the 174 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 400 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.25% of the time. The 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen on January 12th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

As grand a night October 9th was, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

There’s a strong possibility that the jackpot will rise yet again before the official drawing Friday. Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore Friday night, and will that make someone richer beyond his or her wildest dreams?

Mega Millions and the Second Summer

In the spirit of early-October warmth and humidity, Mega Millions had a hot and sticky October 5th. Once again, the jackpot rose, and just like this past summer, it entered “stupid rich” territory. The grand prize rose to an astounding $470 million! To liven up the night even more, Mega Millions showed that it had an offbeat sense of humor.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 27, 28, 32, 41, 69, and MB 12, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 112 times.

Summer’s not (quite) over yet. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 399 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.1% of the time and was last seen on September 18th, 2018.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 38th appearance and has now played in 33.9% of the 112 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 399 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.52% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played on August 7th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 15.8% of the 38 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.36% of the 112 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.50% of all 399 drawings. The 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played on June 26th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions decided to have a little fun and threw out this lone repeating Three-Number Combination:

  • 28, 41, 69
This is not a prank. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Here’s the fun part. This Combination made its debut on April 1st, 2016. Want to know what’s even nuttier? The Specific Order from that night was exactly like the Specific Order seen this past Friday! The winning numbers were 25, 28, 33, 41, 69, and MB 6 that night. No foolin’!

P.S: Look at how close the numbers that played Friday night are to the ones that played April Fools’ Day! That’s what Lottery Binge is for. The Lottery Trend analysis gurus peek under the hood, do their analysis, and I report it.

We’re going into the 400th Mega Millions drawing with a crazy-large jackpot. There’s a pretty good chance that the grand prize may rise even more before numbers are drawn on Tuesday. Will someone walk away half a billion dollars richer?

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?

Mega Millions’ September Heights

September for Mega Millions started with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak. After appearing five times in a row, it was “dethroned” by another Pattern. Since that night, other Patterns took the reins, none of them able to establish a streak, let alone an encore.

September 28th was no different. Friday night saw yet another unique Pattern and a soaring jackpot, now standing at $367 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 39, 45, 52, 56, 59, and MB 15, the {3-1-1-1} made its 397th appearance.

Fun with {3-1-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 397 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 19.4% of the time and was last seen on September 21st, 2018.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order made its 29th appearance and has now played in 37.7% of the 77 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 397 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 7.30% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played on April 3rd, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 0 1 3 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.3% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.90% of the 77 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 397 drawings, this Pattern has played 0.76% of the time. The 0 0 1 3 1 1 Specific Order was last seen on October 17th, 2017. This was reconfigured from the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order seen that night. The winning numbers were 31, 45, 49, 56, 70, and MB 11.

Three Number Combination(s)

In addition to a crazy-high jackpot, Mega Millions also ended the month with two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Bundled together in a red box. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Going into October, we’re looking at a large grand prize and no Pattern streaks. Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore? Will someone walk away at least $367 million richer? We’ll just have to wait until Tuesday night.

Megamillions Gets It Too!

Hello, Lottery fans, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, about to give his last post for a while. As we go deeper into Autumn, the event that happened with Lotto Texas on September 22, 2018 happened with Megamillions: an Australian play! Now for the report.

Last night on September 25, 2018, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 8, 16, 32, 48, 61, and MB 12.

Megamillions kicks off the Autumn season with the rarely played Australia play. Source: lotterytrend.com

As mentioned earlier, Megamillions experienced an Australian play when 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. They all made their 10th appearance and appeared in approximately 2.53% of all 396 drawings and last played on August 3, 2018.

There were no repeat Three-Number Combinations.

And now, before I leave you all, I would like to thank Freyja Harris for this opportunity to blog to you all for the past three days while she was on a trip in Canada. Freyja will be back tomorrow to fill in on the details while I continue my duties as analyst for lotterytrend-megamillions.com. Until the time comes again when I have to fill in for Freyja, this is Romulun Harris signing off.

Ring in Autumn!

Hey, Lottery Trend fans! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates! As Summer ends and Autumn begins, one Specific Order makes its first appearance in nearly two years! And now the details.

Last night on September 21, 2018, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 1, 2, 11, 52, 64, and MB 9.

Winning Numbers from September 21, 2018 Megamillions drawing

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 76th appearance. It has now occurred in approximately 19.24% of all 395 drawings. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its last appearance on August 28, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 29th appearance. So far, it has appeared in approximately 38.16% of the 76 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and in 7.34% of all 395 drawings. The [3-1-1-1] General Order last played on August 24, 2018.

The 3 0 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its 5th appearance. So far, it has appeared in approximately 17.24% of the 29 drawings associated with the [3-1-1-1] General Order, 6.58% of the 76 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, and in 1.27% of all 395 drawings. The 3 0 0 1 1 1 Specific Order last played on December 20, 2016.

There were no repeats in the Three-Number Combinations.

Well, there were no surprises, but the {3-1-1-1} Pattern got a chance to kick off the Autumn. Until next time, this is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, signing off.

Changing of the Patterns

A {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern “six-peat” wasn’t meant to be in the September 18th drawing. The changing of the Patterns didn’t just end a Pattern streak, it brought with it another rise in the jackpot. With the grand prize now a robust $275 million, Mega Millions continues to soar.

General Lottery Analysis

The Pattern that knocked {2-1-1-1-1} off its throne was {2-2-1-1}. The 111th appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 31, 32, 43, 63, 68, and MB 17.

All it took was six numbers to end a streak. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 394 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.2% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played on August 17th, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 37th appearance and has now played in 33.3% of the 111 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.39% of all 394 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-2-1] General Order on July 13th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.5% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.50% of the 111 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 394 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.27% of the time. The 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played on January 20th, 2015. This was reconfigured from the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order seen that night, and the winning numbers were 31, 35, 56, 59, 63, and MB 6.

Three Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 32, 63, and 68.

A repeating Three-Number Combination is just the cherry on top. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut on August 12th, 2014.

Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing will be the last Mega Millions drawing of the summer, or winter if you’re reading from the Southern Hemisphere. With no Pattern streak, September 21st will certainly keep us on our toes. Will the grand prize continue to soar, or will it be brought back down to Earth?

A change of seasons comes a change of bloggers. Romulun Harris, one of our Mega Millions analysts, will be your guide for Friday and next Tuesday’s drawings. I’ll be out of town for a business trip.