Deep in the Mega Millions Vault

On April 9, 2021, Mega Millions decided to do some spring cleaning. A {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore was nowhere to be found. Instead, an uncommon Pattern was unearthed, as well as repeating Three-Number Combinations that hadn’t been seen in several years. When the dust cleared, we found that the jackpot had risen to $220 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 22, 26, 27, 58, 66 and MB 12, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 32nd appearance.

The {3-2-1} Pattern isn’t a common sight in Mega Millions! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 4.84% of the 661 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen February 12, 2021.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 17 appearances, has played in 53.125% of the 32 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 661 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.57% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [3-2-1] General Order played July 28, 2020.

Now with two appearances, the 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 11.8% of the 17 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.25% of the 32 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.30% of all 661 drawings. The 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the March 17, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations made their presence known:

  • 26, 27, 58 (Debuted August 18, 2020)
  • 26, 27, MB 12 (Debuted December 13, 2013)
  • 22, 27, 58 (Debuted April 28, 2015)
A healthy showing of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

For a couple of them, this was their first appearance in several years!

Will Mega Millions unearth other repeating Three-Number Combinations that haven’t been seen for several years in Tuesday night’s drawing?

A Showering of Pattern Encores

Who knew lotteries shared a subconscious link with one another? Okay, maybe not, but after what happened April 7, 2021, it would seem that way. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw Pattern encores and rising jackpots. Lotto Texas saw a bump to $9.25 million and Powerball glided into $55 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern came back for a third time, with winning numbers 2, 5, 14, 19, 29 and 43. This Pattern has now played 980 times.

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

There have now been 1853 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen in the April 3, 2021 drawing.

Now with 174 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.6% of the 980 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1853 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.39% of the time. The 3 2 1 Specific Order was last seen February 24, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations bubbled up to the surface:

  • 14, 19, 29, 43 (Debuted October 27, 2007)
  • 5, 14, 19, 29 (Debuted January 17, 2007)
Repeating Four-Number Combinations coming up for air! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, and its 219th appearance, was made possible by 27, 35, 39, 51, 66 and PB 16.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern stays on top! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38.1% of the 575 Powerball drawings and was last seen April 3, 2021.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 56 appearances, has played in 25.6% of the 219 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 575 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.74% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order February 17, 2021.

Now with 11 appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.6% of the 56 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.02% of the 219 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.91% of all 575 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played December 21, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

Powerball had enough room to spare for a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Time enough for repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern come back Saturday night?

Mega Millions’ Reduction Plan

The past few Mega Millions drawings saw a budding relationship with repeating Three-Number Combinations. At least three such Combinations would appear. As it is in life, so it is in the lottery world: Nothing lasts forever.

The April 6, 2021 Mega Millions drawing saw a massive reduction in repeating Three-Number Combinations. As that was going on, the jackpot crossed the $200 million threshold. More specifically, the prize had increased to $201 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 19, 20, 32, 42 and MB 17, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 179th appearance.

These numbers saw a reduction in repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 660 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.1% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern March 19, 2021.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 65 appearances, has played in 36.3% of the 179 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.85% of all 660 drawings.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 13.8% of the 65 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.03% of the 179 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.36% of all 660 drawings.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the [1-2-2-1] General Order and the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order played February 9, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

Although there were far fewer repeating Three-Number Combinations this time around, one did manage to make an appearance. Repeating Three-Number Combination 1, 20 and 42 debuted December 22, 2017.

The single repeating Three-Number Combination, boxed in red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore Friday night, and will it be accompanied by repeating Three-Number Combinations?

Lotto Texas and Powerball Don’t Fool Around

Spring is considered a time of hope and new beginnings. For lottery players, the beginning of a new month is another chance to win the big bucks, and hopefully retire early. Of course, winning the prize won’t be easy.

On April 3, 2021, Lotto Texas and Powerball made sure their prizes went unclaimed. Lotto Texas saw the return of the {3-2-1} Pattern and a jackpot that rose to $8.75 million. Powerball came close to a playback but more importantly, its jackpot rose to $43 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore was made possible by 4, 7, 23, 28, 34 and 39. This Pattern has now played 979 times.

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

There have now been 1852 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time.

It turned out that the {3-2-1} Pattern wasn’t the only one that came back for seconds! The 2 3 1 Specific Order, with its 168th appearance, has now played in 17.2% of the 979 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.07% of all 1852 drawings.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 3 1 Specific Order were last seen March 31, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Amidst the chaos, Lotto Texas made room for two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 28, 34, 39 (Debuted February 24, 2016)
  • 7, 23, 34, 39 (Debuted May 2, 2015)
Bringing repeating Four-Number Combinations on board! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 218th appearance with winning numbers 1, 12, 17, 39, 53 and PB 5.

Powerball’s most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 38% of the 574 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 26.6% of the 218 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 574 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time.

Prior to Saturday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-1-1-1]  General Order played March 20, 2021.

Now with 11 appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 19% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.05% of the 218 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.92% of all 574 drawings. We last saw the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order December 25, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

Will Wednesday give us a Lotto Texas playback three-peat, and will Powerball get in the playback action?

Mega Millions’ New Trick

In our last Mega Millions post, we covered how four repeating Three-Number Combinations popped up independently of a repeating Four-Number Combination. On April 2, 2021, it happened again! The question is, which made that, and a jackpot shooting up to $184 million, possible?

General Lottery Analysis

A {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore was blocked by the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. This Pattern’s 288th appearance was made possible with winning numbers 10, 42, 48, 53, 62 and MB 19.

An April shower of {2-1-1-1-1} (Pattern)! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 659 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 87 appearances, has played in 30.2% of the 288 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 659 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 13.2% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, we saw both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order March 23, 2021.

Now with 22 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25.3% of the 87 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.64% of the 288 drawings where [1-1-2-1-1] was the winning Pattern and in 3.34% of all 659 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order March 16, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

It turned out that Mega Millions outdid itself Friday night. Five repeating Three-Number Combinations took to the field, and not a repeating Four-Number Combination in sight!

The Combinations keep on coming! Source: lotteryttrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions have more tricks like this in the week ahead, or are we more likely to see a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore?

Lamb? What Lamb?

March was, without a doubt, a busy month for Lotto Texas and Powerball. Although the events of March 31, 2021 weren’t as wild as what took place this past Saturday, the night was far from calm. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their respective jackpots increase to $8.5 million and $32 million. What’s more is that Powerball saw a double three-peat, and then some!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 13, 20, 25, 32 and 49, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 978th appearance.

A common Pattern to end March! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1851 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time. We last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern March 24, 2021.

Now with 167 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 978 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1851 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.02% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played March 20, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 1, 13, 32 and 49 debuted August 23, 2014.

A lone repeating Four-Number Combination amidst a sea of numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 163rd appearance with 3, 10, 44, 55, 68 and PB 24.

Ever-persistent, that {2-2-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.4% of the 573 Powerball drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 59 appearances, has played in 36.2% of the 163 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 573 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time.

Recently, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order have been joined at the hip. This is their third consecutive appearance together! Recall that they were last seen in the March 27, 2021 drawing.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 59 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.91% of the 163 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.40% all 573 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order March 13, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations  

The “and then some” was a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations!

The red trio! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern and [2-2-1-1] General Order stick together Saturday night, or will another act take the stage? And will Lotto Texas see a {3-2-1} Pattern encore?