Where Fearless Lotteries Tread

A wise man once said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.”

Two times this year, Mega Millions had grand prizes that were at least $500 million dollars. After the December 7th drawing, Mega Millions veered closer into “crazy rich” jackpot territory. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot rose to $245 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 10, 20, 33, 57, and MB 13, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern named its 181st appearance.

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

This Pattern has played in 43.4% of the 417 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 51st appearance and it has now played in 28.2% of the 181 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.2% of all 417 drawings.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order were last seen on November 30th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.7% of the 51 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.87% of the 181 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 417 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.68% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played on January 16th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 4, 57, and MB 13.

An accomplice to {2-1-1-1-1}, caught red-boxed. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut on January 5th, 2016.

It’s early yet, but odds of a monstrous jackpot showing up in time for Christmas look favorable! Even if we don’t see another billion-dollar jackpot at the end of the year, the prize is going to be phenomenal. Getting back to present matters, could the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

Mega Millions and the Christmas Glitz

The Christmas season is the glitziest time of year. Whether it’s the extravagant lights or the decadent desserts, the office Christmas parties or the winter fashion, few can resist. On December 4th, Mega Millions couldn’t resist, either. In fact, it contributed to the glitz.

With no grand prize winner, the jackpot rose to $226 million. Becoming that wealthy (almost) overnight would be the ultimate Christmas gift, or at least hard to top!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 28, 31, 41, 42, 50, and MB 4, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 82nd appearance.

The jackpot’s getting up there again! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 416 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 19.7% of them and was last seen November 13th, 2018.

The [1-3-1-1] made its 30th appearance and has now played in 36.6% of the 82 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 416 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 7.21% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played September 28th, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.67% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 6.10% of the 82 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 416 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.20% of the time. We last saw the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order on May 12th, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations under the glitter. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Now, this may be jumping the gun, but there was a “crazy-large jackpot” around the time of another holiday earlier this year. Whether it grows to that size, or larger, remains to be seen. For now, we should concern ourselves with Friday night, and whether or not the {3-1-1-1} Pattern will make an encore.

Pattern Bookends

Time sure flies when you’re playing the lottery, eh? November 30th wasn’t just the last day of the month. It fell on a Friday, and Friday means Mega Millions! The pot was stirred up with the grand prize crossing over the $200 million threshold ($208 million). And, if you’re a lover of Pattern encores, Friday was the night for you!

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern decided that November 27th wasn’t enough and decided to come back for more! With winning numbers 25, 28, 40, 43, 63, and MB 19, this Pattern made its 180th appearance.

Finishing November the way it started. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 415 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played in 43.4% of them. Not only was the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern the last Pattern of the month, it was also the first! The first November sighting this year was on the 2nd.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 50th appearance and has now played in 27.8% of the 180 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 415 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played roughly 12% of the time.

Now with fourteen appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28% of the 50 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 7.78% of the 180 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 415 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.37% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order played on October 9th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Nestled in the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was the lone Three-Number Combination 25, 40, and 43!

Resting at the bottom. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut on September 23rd, 2014.

There’s only one month left, and that Mega Millions jackpot will either be the prize to be won for Christmas or the beast that rings in the new year. Back in the present, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is infamous for its Pattern streaks. Could one be established in Tuesday’s drawing?

Pre-Thanksgiving Flashbacks

Christmas is right around the corner. With decorations, parties, and other festivities, no wonder it’s called the most wonderful time of the year! Now, if you’re the type who thinks, “November 27th is too early to think about Christmas!” you’re not alone.

Mega Millions thought so, too. Not only that, but the jackpot over there ballooned to $190 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 12, 24, 37, 42, 57, and MB 18, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 179 times.

A subtle taste of the previous week. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 414 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 43.2% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 48th appearance and has now played in 26.8% of the 179 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 414 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.6% of the time.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 18.75% of the 48th drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.03% of the 179 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 414 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played in 2.17% of them.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, and 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order all played together November 20th, 2018. That was just two days before Thanksgiving!

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 24, 37, 42.

Going even further back. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Its debut was even further back: October 7th, 2016.

Will the month end with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, or even another playback, in Friday’s drawing?

The 23rd Day Was for Resting

Friday is perhaps the most cherished day of the week. That, no doubt, is probably due to it being the end of the work week for many.

November 23rd wasn’t just any Friday, though. It was Black Friday! For those who thought it was still too early to think about Christmas, there was college football, movies, and leftovers. Mega Millions observed a tradition that tends to get overlooked in this helter-skelter world. Other than the grand prize climbing to a robust $172 million, this lottery opted to rest.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 10, 30, 33, 59, and MB 23, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 117th appearance.

Continuing the trend of a quiet month. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 413 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time and was last seen on November 9th, 2018.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 39th appearance and has now played in 33.33% of the 117 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 413 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.44% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played on October 20th, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 15.4% of the 39 drawings where [2-2-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.13% of the 117 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 413 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.45% of the time. We last saw the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order on April 13th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time around.

“Rest” has been the theme for Mega Millions this month, and Black Friday wasn’t much different. There’s only one week left in November. With the Christmas holiday season started, it’s possible that something big may be on the horizon. Could a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore be in store Tuesday night?

The 2018 Mega Millions Pre-Thanksgiving Special

Thanksgiving is upon us!

(Remember Thanksgiving?)

When we think of this holiday, we think of turkey, potatoes, pie, football, and of course, Mega Millions! Think about that last one for a second. Mega Millions drawings take place before, and right after, Thanksgiving. It’s obviously associated with the holiday!

Mega Millions didn’t take the quiet route November 20th. An appearance of its most common Pattern, among other things, propelled the grand prize to $155 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 16, 31, 42, 66, and MB 10, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 178 times.

Waking up with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 412 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.2% of the time and was last seen November 6th, 2018.

With its 47th appearance, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 26.4% of the 178 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 412 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.4% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played August 31st, 2018.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.0% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has played in 4.49% of the 178 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.94% of all 412 drawings. The 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played on December 5th, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

For the first time in two weeks, there were repeating Three-Number Combinations! Two, to be precise:

  • 10, 31, MB 10 (Debuted March 4th, 2014)
  • 10, 31, 66 (Debuted December 23rd, 2014)
Bunched together! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions start the Christmas season with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore and then some, or will it resume its slumber Black Friday?

Playback Says “What?”

So far this month, Mega Millions has been the quiet lottery. Meanwhile, Lotto Texas and Powerball have had their fill with Pattern streaks and repeating Combinations of the Three and Four-Number kind. November 16th continued the trend, but this past Friday wasn’t too serene. Not only did the grand prize climb to $139 million, it got a boost from a little phenomenon called the playback!

When was that special day that the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order were last seen together?

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 33, 36, 63, 68, 69, and MB 16, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 17 times.

A not-so-common Pattern in Mega Millions brings on the boom! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 411 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 4.14% of the time.

The [2-3-1] General Order made its ninth appearance and has now played in 52.9% of the 17 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 411 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played in 2.19% of them.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 2 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 22.2% of the nine drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 11.8% of the 17 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 0.49% of all 411 drawings.

The {3-2-1} Pattern, [2-3-1] General Order, and the 0 0 2 0 3 1 Specific Order were last seen on July 17th, 2018. That date was also the night that Friday’s Specific Order made its debut!

Three Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Mega Millions will probably keep to the Thanksgiving spirit and be as quiet as it has been throughout the month. Still, this lottery is known to throw in a surprise or two whenever a holiday is right around the corner. Could the {3-2-1} Pattern pull a zinger and go for an encore Tuesday night?

Mega Millions’s Slow Climb Upwards

We’re halfway through November, and Mega Millions was more than happy to let Powerball and Lotto Texas vie for attention! November 13th was another quiet evening. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot rose to $122 million. A far cry from the beast we saw last month, but certainly nothing to scoff at!

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 81st appearance with winning numbers 34, 46, 57, 65, 69, and MB 11.

Still taking it easy. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 410 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 19.8% of the time.

With 23 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has now played in 28.4% of the 81 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 410 drawings into consideration, this Pattern has played 5.61% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order played in the October 26th, 2018 drawing. Did the same hold true for the Specific Order?

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 8.70% of the 23 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.47% of the 81 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-1-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 410 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.49% of the time.  The 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order made its debut on August 12th, 2014. This was reconfigured from the  0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order seen that night and the winning numbers were 32, 53, 60, 63, 68, and MB 6.

Three Number Combination(s)

Tuesday night didn’t see any repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Friday night continue the “quiet streak” for Mega Millions?

Quiet on the 9th

It appeared that the rumors and murmurs of a Pattern streak in Mega Millions were just that. Another Pattern took the reins in the November 9th drawing, and played up a “normal” angle. Meanwhile, the jackpot crossed over into the “$100 million Club” ($106 million). Although not the beast we saw in October, this was truly grand!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 14, 27, 57, 67, and MB 5, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 116th appearance.

No Pattern streak here! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 409 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.4% of the time, and was last seen October 30th, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 39th appearance and has now played in 33.6% of the 116 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.54% of all 409 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played on October 19th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 10.3% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.45% of the 116 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 409 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.98% of the time. We last saw the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order on June 19th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night.

Could the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore Tuesday night, or will the {2-1-1-1-1} try again in establishing a streak?

An Encore Force

No matter where you lean on the political spectrum, there is one force that rules us all: money! More specifically, the lottery. The bigger the jackpot, the more power it holds.

Now, it’ll be awhile yet before Mega Millions unleashes another monster upon the masses, but a $90 million grand prize is hefty. The November 6th drawing may have also seen rumblings of a Pattern streak. It’s still early in the month, but this Pattern has a penchant for streaks.

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Friday, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 177th appearance with winning numbers 28, 34, 37, 56, 69, and MB 12!

Six forceful numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 408 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.4% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has now played in 23.2% of the 177 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 10% of all 408 drawings and, like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, made an encore!

However, the Specific Order took a different path. Now with ten appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.4% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.65% of the 177 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 408 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.45% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played on September 14th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

In lieu of a playback, there were three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

A buffet of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern truly start its streak Friday night, or will another Pattern take over?