Mega Quiet Mega Millions

February 28th, the last day of the month. Time to say goodbye to winter, dream of Spring Break (and summer vacation if you’re ambitious) and…

Oh, wait. It’s not the end?! There’s still one more day? Okay, then.

The year 2020 is part of that exclusive “leap year club”, and Mega Millions did not have the honor of ending February this year. In fact, this past Friday’s drawing was anything but wild or crazy. The biggest development of the night was a jackpot hike to $65 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made a showing in the February 28, 2020 drawing. With winning numbers 2, 3, 14, 41, 64, and MB 17, this Pattern has now played 104 times.

A quiet February finale. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 545 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 19.1% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 41 appearances, has played in 39.4% of the 104 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 545 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.52% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen February 21, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 7.32% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.88% of the 104 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.55% of all 545 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played November 8, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Part of having a quiet night is the lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations.  

Will Mega Millions greet March with a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore, or maybe even a playback?

Do NOT Hit “Repeat”

One day you’re listening to a song on Spotify and love it so much you hit “Repeat”. How many times do you replay the song? Five times? Fifteen? What if two or three times is all you feel like?

Anyone hoping for a Pattern streak in either Lotto Texas or Powerball would find this past Wednesday disappointing. Pattern streaks would’ve been one heck of a lead-in to March! On one hand, the jackpots did increase, with Lotto Texas climbing to $8 million and Powerball settling for $80 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

February 26, 2020 saw the 191st appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 12, 35, 40, 47, 52, and 53.

A different approach to ending February. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 11% of the 1737 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen February 12, 2020.

Now with 67 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 35.1% of the 191 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1737 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.86% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 1 4 Specific Order played January 15, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 12, 35, 47, 52 (Debuted July 28, 2007)
  • 12, 40, 47, 52 (Debuted April 10, 2010)
A Four-Number Combination doubleheader. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

February 26th also saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make its 178th appearance. The winning numbers were 8, 27, 29, 36, 47, and PB 24.

A visit from a common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.8% of the 459 Powerball drawings and was last seen February 1, 2020.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 35 appearances, has played in 19.7% of the 178 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 459 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.63% of the time. The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order was last seen in the December 4, 2019 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.4% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.25% of the 178 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.87% of all 459 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order September 7, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

For the love of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will February end with Pattern encores and climbing jackpots?  

The Combination Fortification

As a month winds down, there are a few choices a lottery has. It can choose to shake things up or follow suit and cool down. Or, and this is the third choice, the lottery stays its current course.

Mega Millions opted to shake it up a bit this past Tuesday. Although the night was absent of wild plays, there was an interesting development with the Specific Order. That, and a rapturous love of repeating Three-Number Combinations, kept the jackpot from being claimed. The jackpot climbed once again, stopping at $60 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern of February 25th, 2020 was brought to you by 2, 9, 43, 63, and MB 15. This Pattern has now played 150 times.

There’s more lurking under the surface. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 544 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 27.6% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played February 18th, 2020.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 32.7% of the 150 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 544 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.01% of the time. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order in the January 24th, 2020 drawing.

Tuesday night saw the debut of the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order! This Specific Order has now played in 2.04% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. Additionally, it has played in 0.67% of the 150 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.18% of all 544 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were four repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which played twice before!

Repeating 3-Number Combinations aplenty! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions bid farewell to February with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore?

Lottery Sweeps 2020

Television isn’t the only one who has to contend with February sweeps! As we enter the last week of the month, don’t expect either Lotto Texas or Powerball to go down quietly. March comes in roaring like a lion, as they say.

Back to February matters, both lotteries saw Pattern encores this past Saturday night, and then some. The aftermath was rising jackpots. Lotto Texas rose to $7.75 million and $70 million for Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The February 22nd, 2020 drawing saw the 917th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 8, 16, 23, 38, 41, and 47.

A Pattern streak to end February? Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1736 Lotto Texas drawings. Recall that this Pattern was last seen in the February 19th, 2020 drawing.

Now with 131 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 917 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1736 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.55% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played December 28th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combinations reminded us of decades past:

  • 8, 16, 41, 47 (Debuted June 20th, 2007)
  • 8, 16, 23, 41 (Debuted May 20th, 2009 and previously played May 3rd, 2014)
A duo of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

February 22nd also saw an encore from the {2-2-1-1} Pattern! With winning numbers 25, 37, 39, 61, 62, and PB 11, this Pattern made its 128th appearance.

Another Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

There have now been 458 Powerball drawings and this Pattern has played 27.9% of the time and was last seen February 19th, 2020.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 28 appearances, has played in 29.7% of the 128 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 458 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.30% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played February 8th, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 2 0 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 4.69% of the 128 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.31% of all 458 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order November 30th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 25, 39, and PB 11.

“2” sticks out like a sore thumb. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted in the May 18th, 2016 drawing.

Will Lotto Texas continue onward with a {3-2-1} Pattern streak? Could Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern get in on the Pattern streak trend?

Callback to a Lost Lottery Fling

If you don’t like the state of things in the lottery world, wait a few days.

Things certainly did change for Mega Millions this past Friday. Even though a Pattern encore wasn’t in the cards, there was a visit from a recent “break-up”. Well, that and the prize money increased to $55 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The February 21st, 2020 Mega Millions drawing saw the 103rd appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 4, 7, 13, 16, 60, and MB 6.

Visit from the recent past. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 19% of the 543 drawings and was last seen on Valentine’s Day 2020.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 40 appearances, has played in 38.8% of the 103 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 543 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.37% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played January 14th, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.85% of the 103 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.93% of all 543 drawings. The 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen February 26th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Throwing ’em in to keep things interesting! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the “fling” between the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and Mega Millions be rekindled with a Pattern encore Tuesday night?

How Does a Lottery Show Its Love?

It’s a riddle for the ages, much like “Why did the chicken cross the road?” and “Why is a raven like a writing desk?”

How does a lottery show its love?

If you were Lotto Texas, then you showed your love for the {3-2-1} Pattern by sticking with it once again. You also wanted to spread the love and send the jackpot upward to $7.5 million. Powerball moved on to another Pattern and sent its jackpot to $70 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 916th appearance in the February 19th, 2020 drawing, with winning numbers 1, 18, 22, 31, 35, and 42.

Sticking with the {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen February 15th, 2020.

Now with 151 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 916 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1735 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.70% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played December 4th, 2019.

Similar Spread

The spread for Wednesday night’s numbers was 17:04:09:04:07. This spread is similar to that of the April 24th, 2019 numbers. That night, the winning numbers were 2, 19, 26, 35, 39, and 43. The spread was 17:07:09:04:04.

Remember that when you’re dealing with similar spreads that even though the difference between drawn numbers is the same, their orders will be different.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination 1, 22, 31, and 35 was a bonus!

The cherry on top of the relationship. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted August 7th, 2019.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 12, 15, 19, 56, and PB 19, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 127th appearance.

A different Pattern to start things off. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 457 Powerball drawings and was last seen February 8th, 2020.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 38.6% of the 127 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 457 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played January 15th, 2020.

Now with 11 appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 22.4% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.66% of the 127 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.41% of all 457 drawings. We last saw the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order in the January 4th, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the relationship between Lotto Texas and the {3-2-1} Pattern hold on Saturday night? Will Powerball stick with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern?

Chillin’ on the Edge of February

Well, “Chillin’ Close to the Three-Fourths Mark of February”, but that’s not a catchy title.

What did catch the eye of the Lottery Trend analysis team was that Mega Millions broke up with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The lack of a Pattern encore and an overall quiet night this past Tuesday wasn’t enough to quell the rise of the jackpot, which reached the $50 million mark.

General Lottery Analysis

February 18th, 2020 saw the 149th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 6, 12, 39, 61, 70, and MB 4.

New Pattern, new relationship? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 542 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen January 31st, 2020.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 149 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 542 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.04% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played November 22nd, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 10.2% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.36% of the 149 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.92% of all 542 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order March 8th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Tuesday night was so quiet that there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern come back for an encore Friday night?

Playback and the Encore: A Lottery Love Story

Lotto Texas and Powerball may have played the day after Valentine’s Day, but love was still in the air! Saturday night is a traditional date night, no matter the time of year. One lottery courted a playback, and the other courted a Pattern encore. These power couples gave the players what-for, and the jackpots rose yet again. Lotto Texas climbed to $7.25 million and Powerball rose to $50 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 12, 13, 31, 32, and 40, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 915th appearance.

The seat of a playback! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1734 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time.

Now with 166 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the 915 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1734 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.57% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 2 1 Specific Order were last seen February 8th, 2020.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 1, 12, 31, and 40.

One was plenty. Source: lotterytrend.com.

To add onto the playback insanity, this Combination made its debut on January 31st, 2018.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern came back for an encore with winning numbers 16, 32, 35, 36, 46, and PB 3. This Pattern has now played 87 times.

The setup for a Pattern streak? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have been 456 Powerball drawings to date, and this Pattern has played 19.1% of the time.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order also made an encore appearance. Now with 28 appearances, this General Order has played in 32.2% of the 87 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 456 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.14% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-3-1-1] General Order played February 12th, 2020.

Now with four appearances, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has played in 4.6% of the 87 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.88% of all 456 drawings. We last saw the  0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order in the December 19th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 32, 35, and 36.

Red and (nearly) in the middle. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted April 24th, 2019.  

Will Wednesday night see the {3-2-1} Pattern climb aboard the encore train and will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern stay on board?

A Heartfelt {3-1-1-1}

Valentine’s Day coincided with Mega Millions this year. Candy, cards, and texts were just a few ways to proclaim love. Another, albeit riskier enterprise, was playing Mega Millions. After all, the prize money was nothing to sneeze at and you and yours would be set for ages to come!

Except, Mega Millions was a heartbreaker Friday night. Maybe it didn’t reciprocate the love or just wasn’t ready to go out, but whatever the case, the jackpot climbed to $45 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 102nd appearance with winning numbers 10, 32, 48, 54, 55, and MB 18.

A quiet, reflective Valentine’s Day. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 541 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 18.9% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played February 4th, 2020.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 30 appearances, has played in 29.4% of the 102 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 541 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.55% of the time. The [1-1-3-1] General Order was last seen December 17th, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 6.67% of the 30 drawings where [1-1-3-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 1.96% of the 102 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.37% of all 541 drawings. The 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the June 13th, 2014 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern muster the courage to go for an encore Tuesday night, or will another Pattern have a go?

Lucky Number 70 Million

The climb didn’t last long for Powerball. A Michigander cut the lottery’s jackpot down to size Wednesday night. Of course, that meant the prize reset to $40 million. Meanwhile, Lotto Texas’s jackpot quietly rose to $7 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 6, 7, 10, 28, and 38, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 190th appearance in the February 12th, 2020 drawing.

Quietly boosting Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1733 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has now played 11% of the time. We last saw the {4-1-1} Pattern in the January 18th, 2020 drawing.

Now with 61 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in 32.1% of the 190 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1733 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.52% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 4 1 1 Specific Order played Christmas 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The solitude of Lotto Texas produced a single repeating Four-Number Combination: 2, 6, 7, and 28.

An extra boost. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted April 18th, 2009.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern was responsible for keeping the jackpot from mushrooming! With winning numbers 14, 47, 54, 55, 68, and PB 25, this Pattern has now played 86 times.

Taming the Powerball jackpot with six numbers! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 18.9% of the 455 Powerball drawings.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 27 appearances, has played in 31.4% of the 86 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 455 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.93% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-3-1-1] General Order were last seen February 5th, 2020.

If you thought a prize being won and a “near-playback” were crazy, get a load of the 1 0 0 3 1 1 Specific Order! With its first ever appearance, this Specific Order has played in 3.7% of the 27 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.16% of the 86 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.22% of all 455 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 14, 47, and 55.

An added bonus. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted in the July 31st, 2019 drawing.

Will Saturday night be a quiet one, or will the {4-1-1} and {3-1-1-1} Patterns be bold enough to make encores?