The Incredible, (Non)Edible Rising Mega Millions Jackpot

Summer. Love it or hate it, the temperatures are rising even more. Shaved ice and a trip to the pool offer temporary relief. The real solution, at least for those of us in Houston, is cranking up the air conditioner. In parallel fashion, the Mega Millions jackpot rose once again and now stands tall at $422 million. That’s more than enough to pay off that crazy-high electric bill! Which Pattern and its General/Specific Orders is responsible for this madness!?

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 16th appearance with winning numbers 40, 41, 61, 66, 67, and MB 12.

{3-2-1}, and the jackpot lifts off again. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 376 Mega Millions drawings  so far, this Pattern has played 4.26% of the time and previously played on July 6th, 2018.

The [2-3-1] General Order made its eighth appearance and was seen alongside the {3-2-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned July 6th drawing. With that said, this General Order has played in 50% of the 16 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 2.13% of all 376 drawings.

The 0 0 2 0 3 1 Specific Order made its debut Tuesday’s drawing. With that said, this Specific Order has now appeared in 12.5% of the eight drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 6.25% of the sixteen drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 376 drawings , the 0 0 2 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 0.27% of them.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 61, 66, and 67, made its debut in the June 10th, 2016 drawing.

The cherry on top was the repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the heat turn up even higher Friday night? Could the Mega Millions jackpot be flirting with a jackpot close to, or even exceeding $500 million soon?

Getting Lucky With {2-2-1-1}

Once again, Mega Millions had a drawing fall on Friday the 13th. If crazy-large jackpots are your thing, then July 13th was your lucky night! The jackpot continues to climb and now stands at $375 million. And that means Mega Millions fever continues to spread. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers that kept the rising jackpot train going.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 108th appearance with winning numbers 21, 22, 39, 59, 68, and MB 2.

And the jackpot climbs ever upward. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 375 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.8% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played on June 26th, 2018.

With 36 appearances, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 33.3% of the 108 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.60% of all 375 drawings and was last seen on June 19th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where [2-1-2-1] was the General Order of the evening. This Specific Order has also played in 2.78% of the 108 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-2-1-1} and in 0.80% of all 375 drawings. The 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played in the March 2nd, 2018 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 21, 39, and MB 2.

Repeating Three-Number Combinations makes things even hotter. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 30th, 2016 drawing.

As Mega Millions fever sweeps throughout the land, will it break on Tuesday’s drawing or will the temperature continue to rise?

The {4-1-1} on the Playback

Today’s post is going to start with a fun fact about July 11th. In the U.S., it’s National 7-11 Day. The “holiday” is commemorated by the convenience stores offering free small Slurpees. In lieu of these drinks, Lotto Texas and Powerball offered rising jackpots of $10.25 million and $100 million, respectively. With Powerball inching closer to “insanely large jackpot” territory (Mega Millions is already there), things got sweeter when after so many instances of coming close, a playback finally occurred.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 169th appearance with winning numbers 17, 20, 26, 28, 31, and 46.

An uncommon Pattern for 7-11 Day. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1567 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, this Pattern played in the July 4th, 2018 drawing, which was exactly one week prior.

Now with 58 appearances, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has played in 34.5% of the 169 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 3.70% of all 1567 drawings and was last seen on November 22nd, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The big event for Lotto Texas was the passing of the playback torch to Powerball. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball’s playback didn’t come from the {4-1-1} Pattern, but rather the {3-2-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 19, 21, 27, 46, 47, and PB 7, this Pattern has now played 20 times.

Inside these six numbers is a playback. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 289 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 6.92% of the time.

The [3-2-1] General Order has now played ten times. With that said, this General Order has played in 50% of the 20 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.46% of all 289 drawings.

Now with four appearances, the 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 40% of the ten drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 20% of the 20 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 289 drawings, this Specific Order has played in 1.38% of them.

The {3-2-1} Pattern, [3-2-1] General Order, and the 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order all played together previously in the April 28th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening, 21, 47, PB 7, made its debut on January 27th, 2018.

Propping the list up. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Neither the {4-1-1} nor {3-2-1} Patterns are commonly seen. Will either of them see an encore Saturday night? Could another playback take place?

 

Summer Sizzle: {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Edition

How interesting! The hottest days of summer are upon us, and Mega Millions piled on. There has yet to be a grand prize winner and as of the July 10th drawing, the jackpot is $340 million. Of course, the most commonly seen Pattern had to have a hand in this.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 17, 28, 56, 70, and MB 14, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 164th appearance.

The beginning of something grand? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 374 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.9% of them. Prior to Tuesday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played on July 3rd, 2018, exactly one week prior.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 36th appearance and has played in roughly 22% of the 164 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.63% of all 374 drawings. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order on May 11th, 2018.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 27.8% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 6.1% of the 164 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.67% of all 374 drawings. The 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played on August 9th, 2016. This was reconfigured from the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order and the winning numbers were 12, 19, 20, 44, 66, and MB 1.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 28, 70, MB 14, made its debut in the June 19th, 2018 drawing.

Near the top of the charts. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

One thing for certain is that an insane blowout is on the horizon. Will someone win the grand prize Friday, or will it continue to rise with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore? If the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern develops a solid Pattern streak as the jackpot rises, the fallout, of course, will be astronomical.

The Encore and Playback Fireworks Spectacular

Another Fourth of July has come and gone. Whether watching them from home or in a park, the holiday never seems to be complete without one thing: fireworks! Lotto Texas and Powerball put on their own fireworks show Wednesday night. In addition to rising jackpots – $9 million and $80 million, respectively – there was the display of a Pattern encore and a fine showing of a playback.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 2, 10, 11, 31, and 51, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 168th appearance.

Buried in these six numbers is a playback. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1565 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.7% of the time.

Now with 56 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 168 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 3.58% of all 1565 drawings.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 4 1 1 Specific Order played on January 10th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

In addition to a playback, there was one repeating Four-Number Combination:

  • 1, 10, 11, 31 (Debuted May 16th, 2012)
A welcome surprise. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels of the June 30th drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern came back for an encore. This time, the winning numbers were 4, 7, 15, 41, 44, and PB 10.

A possible Pattern streak in the works? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 101 times, and with 287 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 35.2% of them.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order also came back for an encore. With its 28th appearance, this General Order has now played in 27.7% of the 101 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 287 drawings, this General Order has played 9.76% of the time.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.4% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.94% of the 101 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 287 drawings, this Specific Order has played 2.09% of the time. The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order previously played on March 7th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball saw one repeating Three-Number Combination in the form of 7, 15, and 41.

There be a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 24th, 2016 drawing.

Will the fireworks continue with encores, playbacks, and (repeating) Combinations on Saturday?

An Extreme Case of Encore-itis

For Mega Millions, July started the way June ended. Once more the jackpot climbed, now standing at a whopping $283 million. The July 3rd drawing also saw the return of a Pattern that played very recently.

General Lottery Analysis

With its 163rd appearance, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern not only made an encore but started yet another month! This time, the winning numbers were 13, 35, 45, 49, 68, and MB 23.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is full of surprises. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 372 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 43.8% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern wasn’t the only one making another appearance right after the June 29th drawing!

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order caught the “encore” bug and made its 45th appearance. This General Order has now played in 27.6% of the 163 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 12.1% of all 372 drawings.

Contagions aren’t easily contained; the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order also made an encore. Now with twelve appearances, this Specific Order has played in 26.7% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.36% of the 136 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 372 drawings into account, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played 3.23% of the time.

Three Number Combination(s)

The cherry on top was the appearance of two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 13, 35, 68 (Debuted August 28th, 2015)
  • 49, 68, MB 23 (Debuted June 29th, 2018)
An added bonus. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions continues to outdo itself. If it hadn’t been for the first listed Combination, then we would have seen a complete June 29th takeover!

Now that July is in full swing, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and company go for a “three-peat” Friday night?

The One Where Dominant Patterns Dominate

Lotto Texas and Powerball operated on the same frequency June 27th. Not only did they both see their most dominant Patterns play, they saw a rise in their jackpots. The respective grand prizes are now $8 million and $60 million. And that’s not all! One of these Patterns made a consecutive appearance, and one lottery saw a playback. For the new readers, and for those who need a refresher, a playback happens when a Pattern, General Order (not applicable to Lotto Texas), and Specific Order played together on a previous date.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from the June 23rd drawing, the {3-2-1} Pattern went for the three-peat! The 816th appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, and 47.

The {3-2-1} Pattern streak begins. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1563 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.2% of the time.

Turns out it wasn’t just the {3-2-1} Pattern that was previously seen in the last Lotto Texas drawing. The 3 2 1 Specific Order made an encore. Now with 148 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the 816 Lotto Texas drawings and in 9.64% of all 1563 drawings.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The playback phenomenon propped up the {3-2-1} Pattern this time. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although it looked like Lotto Texas packed the most “punch” Wednesday night, Powerball was no slouch! With winning numbers 7, 28, 37, 62, 63, and PB 15, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 99th appearance.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is just shy of 100 appearances. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 285 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 34.7% of the time, and was last seen on June 13th, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 29th appearance and has played in 29.3% of the 99 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.2% of all 285 drawings. The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order accompanied the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned June 13th drawing.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 31% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 9.09% of the 99 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.16% of all 285 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played on January 13th, 2018. If only there had been a playback here, too!

Three-Number Combination(s)

Amidst the madness, there was one repeating Three-Number Combination:

Alone with a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Lotto Texas and Powerball have the honor of closing out June. Will Saturday night see the continuation of Lotto Texas’s Pattern streak, and can Powerball try to establish one?

The Middling {3-1-1-1}

What better way to start a new season (summer or winter, depending on where you are) than with the “middle child” of Mega Millions Patterns? The {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared far more often than many Patterns. Yet, it’ll be a long time before it ever dreams of catching up with either the {2-1-1-1-1} or {2-2-1-1} Patterns.  This “middle child” had a lot going for it in the June 22nd drawing. One of its feats was pushing the Mega Millions jackpot to $212 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The 70th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 2, 6, 11, 27, 44, and MB 20.

70 is the new “middle”. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 369 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played roughly 19% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played on May 22nd, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 35th appearance and has now played in 35.7% of the 70 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 6.78% of all 369 drawings. When it comes to being joined at the hip, the [3-1-1-1] General Order would know about it! This played alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned May 22nd drawing.

Another surprise was the debut of the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order. With that said, this Specific Order has played in 4% of the 25 drawings where [3-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 1.43% of the 70 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-1-1-1} and in 0.27% of all 369 drawings.

Three Number Combination(s)

Finally, there was a repeating Three-Number Combination nestled inside:

  • 11, 27, 44 (Debuted March 17th, 2015)
One of the “middle child’s” many surprises. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern start the last week of June with an encore?

The 4-1-1 on the {4-1-1} Pattern

Any hopes for a {2-2-1-1} Pattern streak were dashed in the June 12th drawing. Additionally, there was no jackpot winner, and the prize now stands at $161 million. Nonetheless, Mega Millions saw a shake up, and Lottery Binge has the 4-1-1 on Tuesday’s drawing. For starters, there were a couple of 4-1-1’s.

General Lottery Analysis

The first 4-1-1, of course, was the {4-1-1} Pattern. Its tenth appearance was thanks to winning numbers 1, 3, 5, 8, 70 and MB 3.

{4-1-1} is not a very common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As of the 366th Mega Millions drawing, this Pattern has played 2.73% of the time. The {4-1-1} Pattern was last seen on May 4th, 2018.

The second 4-1-1 was the [4-1-1] General Order. With its sixth appearance, this General Order has now played in 60% of the ten drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 366 drawings, this General Order has played 1.64% of the time. Fun fact: The [4-1-1] General Order played alongside the {4-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned May 4th drawing.

Tuesday’s drawing saw the debut of the 4 0 0 0 1 1 Specific Order. With that said, this Specific Order has played in roughly 16.7% of the six drawings where the General Order was [4-1-1]. This Specific Order has also now played in 10% of the ten drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.27% of all 366 drawings.

Three Number Combination(s)

Nothing like a repeating Three-Number Combination to keep things “shook up”! The lone Combination was 1, 5, 8.

Bottoming out the table. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the September 23rd, 2016 drawing.

Will there be another shakeup in Friday’s drawing? Could the {4-1-1} Pattern be daring enough to make an encore?

The Oddities of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern

In the last Mega Millions post, the question was whether the {2-2-1-1} Pattern would make an encore, or if something unexpected would happen.

The results of the June 8th lottery analysis pointed to…both.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern not only made an encore, there were a few other surprises. That, combined with a jackpot now at $144 million, has turned up the heat in Mega Millions.

General Lottery Analysis

The 104th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 14, 30, 33, 44, 56, and MB 13.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore wasn’t alone. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 365 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.5% of the time. Remember, it was just this past Tuesday when this Pattern last appeared.

The encore appearance of the [1-2-2-1] General Order brought its total number of appearances up to 36. This General Order has now played in 34.6% of the 104 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 365 drawings, this General Order has played 9.86% of the time.

Despite the Pattern and General Order encores, this did not hold true for the Specific Order. Now with three appearances, the 1 0 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.33% of the 36 drawings where [1-2-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.88% of the 104 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.82% of all 365 drawings. Prior to Friday night, this Specific Order was seen on December 2nd, 2016. This was a little over 18 months ago.

A span of a year-and-a-half between Specific Order play dates is interesting, but it pales in comparison to what else took place Friday night.

Four-Number Combination

The header is not a typo. A repeating Four-Number Combination really did take place, and that Combination was 14, 30, 33, and 44!

Purple repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut two years ago in the May 12th, 2015 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Naturally, a repeating Four-Number Combination is never alone. Inside it are four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 14, 30, 33
  • 14, 30, 44
  • 30, 33, 44
  • 14, 33, 44
Bleeding with repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

And, like the “mother” repeating Four-Number Combination, these Combinations made their debut in the earlier-mentioned May 12th drawing.

With rising temperatures (and a rising jackpot), will Tuesday’s drawing see a {2-2-1-1} Pattern “three-peat” packed with repeating Combinations of the Three and Four-Number kind?