The Mega Millions We Know

In the past few Mega Millions posts, we’ve been talking about how laid back it has been compared to what we saw last month. And, strangely, how it had matched the wild weather swings in the U.S. The April 20th drawing showed us that talks of a laid-back April may have been premature. With the month only two-thirds of the way done, it would do best to remember that anything can happen with these lotteries.

General Lottery Analysis

Mega Millions liked the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern so much that it played again Friday night! With winning numbers 1, 15, 18, 32, 45, and MB 4, this Pattern has played 154 times.

Could this encore be the beginning of a streak? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 351 Mega Millions drawings so far, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 43.9% of the time.

With 34 appearances, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 22.1% of the 154 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 9.69% of all 351 drawings. Prior to Friday night, we last saw this General Order on March 9th, 2018.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 26.5% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.84% of the 154 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 2.56% of all 351 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order on February 27th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

For the first time since the April 3rd drawing, we saw a repeating Three-Number Combination! The Combination was 15, 45, and MB 4.

Bottom of the table, yet tops in appearances. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the February 24th, 2015 drawing. While three years isn’t as legendary a gap as eighteen, or close to it, that’s still a good length of time.

As we hopefully start to put away the winter coats and start dreaming of white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and fireworks, will Mega Millions continue its path to warming up?

Halfways

“Halfways” isn’t what you’d call a real word, but it is for today’s post. The mood for Mega Millions this month seems to be matching the weather. We’re just past the halfway mark for April, and we’re still talking about snowstorms! One day it’s warm enough for a T-shirt and the next day it’s blizzard warnings. It has been cold enough here in Houston for sweaters and light jackets, at least in the morning. For warm weather lovers up north who are just downright sick of the snow, fret not! It will get warmer. Eventually.

How does this relate to the April 17th Mega Millions drawing you wonder? In our last post, we highlighted a Pattern encore, the biggest event this month. On Tuesday night, all three-peat hopes were dashed. And we were teased with the possibility of a playback.

General Lottery Analysis

With 153 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remains the most commonly seen Pattern. This time, the winning numbers were 12, 34, 44, 47, 65, and MB 22.

The calm state of Mega Millions continued. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 43.7% of the 350 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen on April 6th, 2018.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has played in 26.8% of the 153 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.7% of all 350 drawings. We also saw it play alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned April 6th drawing.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.4% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.54% of the 153 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when looking at all 350 drawings, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.86% of the time. This Specific Order previously played in the February 16th, 2018 drawing.

Close, but no cigar, playback lovers.

Three Number Combination(s)

The vacation from repeating Three-Number Combinations continued.

Will things warm up in Mega Millions Friday night?

(Not) Very Superstitious

It happened again! Exactly six months ago, we covered a Mega Millions drawing that happened on Friday the 13th. Triskaidekaphobics everywhere can now breathe a sigh of relief. But, for the triskaidekaphobes (and those who aren’t) who also play Mega Millions and live for Pattern encores, then Friday night was the night for you!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 9, 32, 42, 59, and MB 10, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 99th appearance.

An encore for Friday the 13th. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 349 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has now played 28.4% of the time.

Fun fact: This Pattern also played in the October 13th, 2017 drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, making its 35th appearance, has now played in 35.4% of the 99 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General order has also played in 10.0% of all 349 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order was last seen on January 23rd, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.01% of the 99 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.43% of all 349 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order in the February 3rd, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combinations weren’t too fond of the 13th.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go for the three-peat in Tuesday’s drawing?

A Chilly Trend?

Mega Millions kicked off this past weekend in a sleepy state. What with how cold it was over a sizable part of Lottery Trend Country, it fit the mood. Temperatures started to warm up, but the April 10th drawing was similar to what we saw last time. Although this is only the third drawing we’ve covered for April, what we’ve seen this month is a far cry from the madness of March.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 13, 31, 43, 53, and MB 20, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 98th appearance.

Pattern: {2-2-1-1}. Current mood: Hibernating. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 348 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 28.2% of them, and was last seen in the March 6th, 2018 drawing.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 31st appearance and has played in 31.6% of the 98 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1}. This General Order has also played in 8.91% of all 348 drawings and was seen alongside the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned March 6th drawing. A flicker of warmth indeed!

If only a playback had occurred! The 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the July 28th, 2017 drawing. Now with that said, this Specific Order has played in 12.9% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.08% of the 98 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 348 drawings, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order played 1.15% of the time.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will Mega Millions hit the snooze button Friday night, or will it jump out of bed, ready to take names?

 

Hibernation Mode?

With winter’s brief return this past week, Mega Millions decided to go into “hibernation mode”, so to speak. The April 6th drawing didn’t see a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore, nor an Australia Play. In fact, this past Friday was one of the quietest nights we’ve seen in a while.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 152nd appearance with winning numbers 16, 33, 51, 54, 67 and MB 20.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern: King of Mega Millions Patterns. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 347 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 43. 8% of them. Prior to Friday night, this Pattern played on March 27th, 2018.

Making its 40th appearance was the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, which has now played in 26.3% of the 152 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.5% of all 347 Patterns. It played alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned March 27th drawing.

Could it be that Mega Millions saw a playback?

Now with nine appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.5% of the 40 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.92% of the 152 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 347 drawings, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.59% of the time.

And now for the answer you’ve all been waiting for…

You ready for this?

The flicker of a playback was extinguished. The 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the August 11th, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

To fit the mood of the evening, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will things warm up for Mega Millions next week?

Winter Comeback

Apparently, in some parts of Lottery Trend Country, and our northern neighbor, winter has yet to die. For those of us snapping pictures of loved ones in fields of bluebonnets, snow on the ground in April seems so…alien. Since we here at Lottery Binge have no bluebonnet photos of our own to share, we’re going to talk about another flower. A flower that doesn’t need water or soil. Just a hearty dose of analysis.

For starters, the April 3rd Mega Millions drawing didn’t see an Australia Play encore. That certainly would’ve warmed things up! Instead, to celebrate the theme of winter’s, pardon the lame pun, icy hold, Tuesday night’s Pattern was a visit to winters past.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 68th appearance with winning numbers 4, 29, 39, 42, 62, and MB 14.

A little warm-up. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 346 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 19.7% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, this Pattern played in the March 13th, 2018 drawing.

With 28 appearances, the [1-3-1-1] General Order has played in 41.2% of the 68 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-1-1-1}. This General Order has also now played in 8.09% of all 346 drawings. We last saw the [1-3-1-1] General Order in the December 19th, 2017 drawing.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.7% of the 28 drawings where the General Order of the evening was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.41% of the 68 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 346 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 0.87% of the time. The 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the February 24th, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

What’s a change-up in Patterns without a repeating Three-Number Combination? The Combination of the evening was

  • 29, 42, MB 14
One repeating Three-Number Combination to rule them all. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the February 24th, 2017 drawing.

Will Friday’s drawing see a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore?

The Kick is In

After the March 30th Mega Millions drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak is no more. Never fret, streak lovers! Pattern streaks are bound to show up again this year. What caused the upset? Why, none other than the Australia Play of course! Not only did it kick the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern out of its streak, it made one player in New Jersey $521 million richer.

General Lottery Analysis

The eighth-ever Mega Millions Australia Play was thanks to winning numbers 11, 28, 31, 48, 59, and MB 1.

Knocked off its pedestal by a rare play. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 345 Mega Millions drawings, that means the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have all played 2.32% of the time. We last saw an Australia Play in the September 19th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Although an Australia Play came bounding across the numbers terrain, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Instead of going out like a lamb, Mega Millions was more like a roaring sheep. We end March’s Mega Millions coverage with a demolished Pattern streak, and an Australia Play that went solo. Makes for a short post, we’ll admit.

Will April start with an Australia Play encore?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Waltz

Over the past three drawings, Mega Millions found itself intertwined with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The results of the March 27th drawing made us bold enough to say it’s madly in love with the Pattern. So much so that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its fourth consecutive appearance! What with this being the lottery and all, there’s no way that Tuesday night was as smooth as an actual waltz.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 25, 43, 56, 59, and MB 13, this Pattern has now played 151 times.

The Spring Streak continues. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 344 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.9% of them.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 39th appearance and has now played in 25.8% of the 151 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.3% of all 344 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played in the February 16th, 2018 drawing.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20.5% of the 39 drawings where [1-1-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.30% of the 151 drawing where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 344 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 2.33% of the time. We last saw the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order in the November 28th, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

As we’ve seen lately, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is never alone. There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 7, 25, 59 (Debuted December 1st, 2015)
  • 7, 43, 59 (Debuted April 29th, 2014)
A duo of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Spring Streak continue into Good Friday, or will another Pattern step in?

Streak on Down the Road

We’ve all heard of spring fever, yes? Well, Pattern streak fever struck Mega Millions in the March 23rd drawing. This phenomenon occurs when a Pattern has played at least three times in a row, and it can strike at any time of the year. All we can do is provide analysis. The only cure, if it can be called such, is to let the fever run its course.

General Lottery Analysis

Mega Millions just can’t get enough of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. For the third time in a row, this Pattern has graced the world with its presence. This time, the winning numbers were 4, 8, 23, 53, 59, and MB 17, bringing the number of appearances to 150.

Something golden about appearing three times in a row. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 343 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.7% of them.

With 44 appearances, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 29.3% of the 150 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.8% of all 343 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was seen on March 16th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4% of the 150 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.75% of all 343 drawings. The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the October 25th, 2016 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

We didn’t see an explosion of repeating Three-Number Combinations like we did last time. However, one did pop up:

At the bottom of the table, but leading in appearances. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As March begins to wrap up, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make a fourth consecutive appearance in Tuesday’s drawing?

Out Sprouted {2-1-1-1-1}

In Texas, the bluebonnet shall bloometh. Source: http://www.wideopencountry.com/get-best-bluebonnet-pictures-spring/

March 20th was the vernal equinox for those of us dwelling in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring means more daytime hours, warming temperatures, blossoms, and summer vacation drawing ever closer. To celebrate the arrival of spring, Mega Millions went big.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is the King for a reason! Right after appearing in last Friday’s drawing, this Pattern made an encore. Its 149th appearance was thanks to winning numbers 14, 38, 51, 64, 70, and MB 9.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was just one treat. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 342 Mega Millions drawings thus far, this Pattern has played 43.6% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 35 appearances, has played in 23.5% of the 149 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 10.2% of all 342 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General order was seen on January 2nd, 2018.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 40% of the 35 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 9.40% of the 149 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 342 drawings, this Specific Order has played 4.09% of the time. We last saw the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order alongside the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order in the earlier-mentioned January 2nd drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Seeing an encore of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern wasn’t the big event. Our analysis uncovered four repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Purple and red look good together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will there be a {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat and even more repeating Three-Number Combinations in Friday’s drawing?