The {3-1-1-1} Pattern Marvel: Mega Millions Edition

If you played Mega Millions March 30, 2021, you probably thought this lottery would also go out like a lamb*. To all those who expected a quiet night, we’re (not) sorry to say that’s not what happened. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its rounds and brought some friends. Their combined efforts helped propel the jackpot to $168 million!

*From the saying, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 37, 47, 53, 56 and MB 15, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 127 times.

A {3-1-1-1} Pattern to end the month! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 658 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.3% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern March 2, 2021.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 37 appearances, has played in 29.1% of the 127 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 5.62% of the 658 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.62% of the time. The [1-1-3-1] General Order was last seen February 19, 2021.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.8% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.15% of the 127 drawings where {3-1-1-1} Pattern was the winning Pattern and in 0.61% of all 658 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order played November 3, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Remember the “friends” we mentioned earlier? There were four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 11, 37, 47 (Debuted June 15, 2018)
  • 11, 37, MB 15 (Debuted October 14, 2014)
  • 53, 56, MB 15 (Debuted October 30, 2015)
  • 11, 47, 56 (Debuted November 25, 2014)
No repeating Four-Number Combination necessary! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

And to think this was achieved without a repeating Four-Number Combination!

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern return for Friday night’s drawing?

27 Days Later

This post could have been called “The Ides of March”, except March 15th was two weeks ago. Instead, we paid homage to a horror film series. Sort of.

Thankfully, there were no zombie hordes running around and society didn’t collapse, though the aftermath of March 27, 2021 was nothing short of awesome. This awesome, of course, was more along the lines of inspiring admiration or fear (the original definition, in fact).

What triggered such an emotion, you ask? For starters, Lotto Texas saw a playback, and a jackpot that rose to $8.25 million. Powerball nearly saw a playback, but something else, something of greater magnitude, occurred. Two somethings. The first something was the $238 million Powerball jackpot being won by a sole player from Florida. Naturally, the jackpot reset itself to $20 million. The other something was a repeat Four-Number Combination!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 16, 24, 42, 45, 48 and 50, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 204th appearance.

There have now been 1850 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 11% of the time.

Now with 71 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.8% of the 204 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1850 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.84% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 1 1 4 Specific Order were last seen March 17, 2021. Talk about lucky!

Four-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations made an appearance. In fact, one of these Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned March 17th drawing!

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 162nd appearance with winning numbers 6, 14, 38, 39, 65 and PB 6.

There have now been 572 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 35.8% of the 162 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 572 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order played March 24, 2021. Not only was this a near-playback, but this was also a double encore!

Now with three appearances, the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 5.17% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.85% of the 162 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.52% of all 572 drawings. The 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the July 8, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combination

The repeating Four-Number Combination (that wasn’t a typo) was 6, 38, 39 and PB 6.

This Combination debuted December 23, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

Having popped the hood of a repeating Four-Number Combination, four repeating Three-Number Combinations were found deep inside:

  • 38, 39, PB 6
  • 6, 39, PB 6
  • 6, 38, PB 6
  • 6, 38, 39

All the combinations above debuted in the earlier-mentioned December 23rd drawing.

Powerball got hooked on repeating Three-Number Combinations, as there was room for one more! Repeating Three-Number Combination 14, 39, and 65 debuted January 16, 2021.

Will March end on a note like this, or will a quieter night await us on Wednesday?

Mega Millions Hops into the Weekend

March 26, 2021 saw a shift in the Patterns. Instead of an encore from the most commonly seen Pattern, we saw a visit from one that’s not so commonly seen. That is, we shifted from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern. With the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern came the ever-wonderful Australia Play! The jackpot bounded away from the players and increased to $152 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The 19th Australia Play was made possible by 4, 25, 37, 46, 67 and MB 15.

A different Pattern to kick off the weekend! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 657 Mega Millions drawings, that means the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 1 1 1 1 1 General Order have played 2.89% of the time. Prior to Friday night, January 22, 2021 was the last time we saw an Australia Play.

Three-Number Combinations

Bundled up in this Australia Play were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 25, 37, 46 (Debuted June 4, 2019)
  • 37, 67, MB 15 (Debuted November 20, 2015)
  • 37, 46, MB 15 (Debuted October 14, 2014)
A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Will an Australia Play do the unexpected and make an encore Tuesday night, or will Mega Millions say goodbye to March in a more “normal” manner?

A Spring in Their Step

This past Saturday, Lotto Texas and Powerball had the honor of welcoming spring. With a playback in Lotto Texas and a repeating Three-Number Combination in Powerball, they were more than ready to jump into the next season!

Yet, that was a quiet night compared to what happened March 24, 2021. The {3-2-1} Pattern returned in Lotto Texas and there was a parade of repeating Three and Four-Number Combinations! This madness propelled the Lotto Texas jackpot to $8 million, and Powerball jumped to $238 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore was made possible by winning numbers 6, 21, 27, 33, 37 and 51. This Pattern has now played 977 times.

The {3-2-1} Pattern back for more! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1849 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen in the March 20, 2021 drawing.

Now with 140 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 977 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1849 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.57% of the time. The 1 3 2 Specific Order previously played November 14, 2020.

A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations to spice things up! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Four-Number Combinations

The repeating Four-Number Combinations were as follows:

  • 6, 27, 33, 51  (Debuted July 23, 2008)
  • 21, 27, 33, 51 (Debuted October 29, 2014)

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 9, 17, 27, 38 and PB 18, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 161st appearance.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern in all its splendor! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.2% of the 571 Powerball drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 57 appearances, has played in 35.4% of the 161 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 571 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.98% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order played March 13, 2021.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14% of the 57 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.97% of the 161 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.40% of all 571 drawings. We last saw the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order January 26, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

Powerball made enough room for two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern come back for more Saturday night?

Mega Millions in the Spring of Things

As the first week of spring continued, Mega Millions was more than happy to embrace the new season! Of course, as the new season began, March got closer to ending. The phrase “In like a lion, out like a lamb” applied to the March 23, 2021 drawing. Even so, that didn’t stop the jackpot from rising to $137 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 287th appearance with winning numbers 12, 23, 35, 38, 55 and MB 11.

Settling down with {2-1-1-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.8% of the 656 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 86 appearances, has played in 30% of the 287 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 656 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 13.1% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played March 16, 2021.

Now with 20 appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 86 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.97% of the 287 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.05% of all 656 drawings. The 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the August 14, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

Tuesday night was sans-repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Mega Millions stick with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern through the end of March?

Springtime Playback and Then Some: 2021 Edition

Special thanks to Romulun Harris for writing up the Mega Millions post!

March 20, 2021 was the first day of spring! Lotto Texas and Powerball, pardon the expression, sprung into action. They started the new season strong, as both lotteries saw rising jackpots. Lotto Texas climbed to $7.75 million, and Powerball jumped to $220 million. Additionally, at least one of the lotteries saw a playback.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 9, 20, 28, 34 and 37, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 976th appearance.

Six powerful numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1848 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 166 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 17% of the 976 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1848 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.98% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 3 1 Specific Order were last seen March 13, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

The playback took energy out of Lotto Texas. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Let’s see if Powerball had a playback.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Patter made its 217th appearance with winning numbers 1, 6, 22, 42, 61 and PB 4.

Powerball numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 570 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38.1% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern March 6, 2021.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 57 appearances, has played in 26.3% of the 217 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 570 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General has played 10% of the time.

Now with 16 appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28.1% of the 57 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.37% of the 217 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.81% of all 570 drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order were last seen February 20, 2021. Not a playback, but it was close!

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 1, 61 and PB 4 debuted January 30, 2021.

Making room for a repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern return Wednesday night?

Spring Is Here!

Hey, Lotterytrend fans! This is guest blogger and Megamillions analyst, Romulun Harris, filling in for Freyja Harris, and wishing you all a very Happy Spring. As we celebrate the first day of beautiful green trees and colorful flowers, Megamillions grew its own plants.

Last night on March 19, 2021, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 9, 14, 40, 58, 69 and MB 8.

Winning Numbers to begin Spring. Source:lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 178th appearance and has played in 27.18% of all 655 drawings. It last played on March 5, 2021.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 54th appearance and has played in 30.34% of all 178 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and 8.24% of all 655 drawings. It last played on December 25, 2020.

The 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order made its 6th appearance and has played in 11.11% of all 54 drawings associated with the [2-1-2-1] General Order, 3.37% of all 178 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, and 0.92% of all 655 drawings. It last played on February 18, 2020.

Megamillions experienced only one repeat in Three-Number Combinations:

  • 9, 14, and 69 debuted on March 11, 2014.
Repeat in Three-Number Combination for Megamillions. Source:lotterytrend-megamillions.com

For Megamillions, every day is springtime when it springs out surprises. Freyja will return tomorrow to give you the latest updates. This is guest blogger Romulun Harris signing off. Happy Spring!

Lotto Texas and Powerball See Green

Green is a color packed with a variety of meanings. One can be green with envy, or “go green” to help protect the environment. Green is also associated with luck, money, and St. Patrick’s Day.

For March 17, 2021, Lotto Texas and Powerball turned many faces green. One would be sickened if they missed out on winning millions of dollars! Yet, each lottery’s pot got much greener. Lotto Texas rose to $7.5 million, and Powerball hit the $200 million mark.  

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 203rd appearance with winning numbers 11, 24, 37, 45, 48 and 50.

The 4-1-1 (Pattern) has these numbers! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1847 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 11% of the time. We last saw the {4-1-1} Pattern March 3, 2021.

Now with 70 appearances, the 1 1 4 Specific Order has played in 34.5% of the 203 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1847 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.79% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 1 4 Specific Order played July 25, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 11, 24, 37 and 48 debuted October 26, 2002.

Time enough for a repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 34, 38, 42, 61, 62 and PB 19, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 37th appearance.

A different kind of {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 6.50% of the 569 Powerball drawings and was last seen January 23, 2021.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 19 appearances, has played in 51.4% of the 37 drawings where {3-2-1} was the General Order. Once all 569 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 3.34% of the time. The [3-2-1] General Order was last seen December 5, 2020.

Green is also the color used to describe someone, or something, that’s brand new. This applied to the 0 0 3 0 2 1 Specific Order! With its first ever appearance, this Specific Order has played in 5.26% of the 19 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.70% of the 37 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.18% of all 569 drawings.

Three-Number Combinations  

There were also a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations to shake things up! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Saturday night mean Pattern encores and Specific Order debuts?

Getting Comfortable with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern

On March 16, 2021, a certain Pattern set up shop. Yes, the ever-charming {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, having already played twice in a row, made another appearance! With this three-peat came the Mega Millions jackpot crossing the $100 million threshold, having climbed to a robust $105 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The three-peat was made possible by 10, 41, 46, 52, 69 and MB 8. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 286 times.

There have now been 654 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played in 43.7% of them. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern March 12, 2021.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 85 appearances, has played in 29.7% of the 286 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 654 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 13% of the time.

Now with 21 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.7% of the 85 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.34% of the 286 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.21% of all 654 drawings.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order played February 16, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Tuesday night.

Will Mega Millions hold on to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern for at least another night, or will another Pattern rise up?

The Saturday Night Double Encore Madness

To everyone reading from the U.S. or Canada: Did you remember to spring forward?

(not applicable in Hawaii or Arizona)

Spring is on the horizon! The days are getting longer, Spring Break is here, and the wind is starting to pick up (perfect kite-flying weather!). With the transitioning of seasons, that means storms are brewing. And it just so happens that lotteries have their own storms. Rather than being the victims of such, they generate them.

Lotto Texas and Powerball got caught up in a whirlwind of their own making. March 13, 2021 was a night of not one, but two Pattern encores! Those encores granted a boost to their jackpots in the week ahead. Lotto Texas rose to $7.25 million, and Powerball climbed to $184 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 4, 30, 31, 34 and 44, the {3-2-1} Pattern made an encore. This Pattern has now played 975 times.

Another serving of the {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1846 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern played March 10, 2021.

Now with 165 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.9% of the 975 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Now that all 1846 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.94% of the time. The 2 3 1 Specific Order was last seen February 6, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 2, 4, 30 and 44 debuted February 27, 2008.

A lone repeating Four-Number Combination surrounded by a red box. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball also hopped aboard the encore train! The {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible with winning numbers 5, 11, 51, 56, 61 and PB 2. This Pattern has now played 160 times.

Another encore! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.2% of the 568 Powerball drawings, and was last seen March 10, 2021.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 56 appearances, has played in 35% of the 160 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 568 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.86% of the time. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order December 23, 2020.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 56 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.375% of the 160 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.23% of the 568 Powerball drawings.  Prior to Saturday night, the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order played March 20, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations were also present:

A good time to be a repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern have a three-peat Wednesday night?