Mega Millions on the Edge

Onward and upward. That phrase might as well be Mega Millions’ motto for the past three months! So far, nothing has come along to uproot the oak tree of a jackpot. With each drawing, the roots dig deeper, and the tree grows taller.

Not even the whimsical Australia Play of May 14, 2021 was able to knock the tree down. The jackpot grew to a mighty $468 million!

General Lottery Analysis

The 20th Australia Play was thanks to winning numbers 3, 18, 41, 44, 68 and MB 3.

An Australia Play feeds the mighty jackpot! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

There have now been 671 Mega Millions drawings. The {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have now played 2.98% of the time. Prior to Friday night, an Australia Play was seen March 26, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 18, 41, 68 (Debuted May 27, 2016)
  • 18, 44, 68 (Debuted March 15, 2016)
  • 41, 44, MB 3 (Debuted December 3, 2013)
Triple Three-Number Combination threat! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Australia Play come back like a boomerang and knock the jackpot down to size next week?

The Subtle Act of Rising Jackpots

So many factors contribute to the energy a lottery possesses. The size of the jackpot, for one. “Sister lottery” Mega Millions can attest to that! Other factors include the time of year and “real-world” events. Here in Lottery Trend Country, summer is right around the corner, and there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to COVID-19.

Lotto Texas and Powerball may not be worth half a billion dollars (or close to it) in prizes, but their jackpots are anything but paltry! A different approach was taken by these lotteries May 12, 2021. The buzz was still there, but a bit more subdued. That didn’t prevent the jackpots from growing to $15.5 million and $183 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern streak continued with winning numbers 5, 11, 19, 38, 50 and 54. This Pattern not only played for the fifth time in a row, but it also played 985 times altogether.

Hanging on to {3-2-1}! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1863 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% the time. We last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern May 8, 2021.

Now with 145 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.7% of the 985 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1863 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.78% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played May 5, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations Wednesday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 223rd appearance with 1, 19, 20, 38, 54 and PB 17.

A visit from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 585 drawings, and this Pattern has played 38.1% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern April 24, 2021.

The [1-2-1-1-1] Pattern, now with 59 appearances, has played in 26.5% of the 223 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 585 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time.

Now with 11 appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 59 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.93% of the 223 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.88% of all 585 drawings.

Both the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order and the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order were last seen April 17, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were absent Wednesday night.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern streak in Lotto Texas continue into Saturday night, and will Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern see an encore?

How to Nurture Your Mighty Mega Millions Jackpot

Nearly three months have passed since the Mega Millions jackpot was claimed. Over that time, we’ve watched the jackpot grow from a tiny acorn to a mighty oak. The night of May 11, 2021 provided suitable conditions for the oak to grow even more. Thanks to time, and a boost from the {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore, the jackpot grew to $430 million!

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by 7, 8, 20, 36, 39 and MB 22. This Pattern has now played 182 times.

Another one for {2-2-1-1}! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.2% of the 670 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen May 7, 2021.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 30.2% of the 182 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 670 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.21% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played March 19, 2021.

Now with five appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.09% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.75% of the 182 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.75% of all 670 drawings. The 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen December 28, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations provided extra nutrients:

A boost from a couple repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Friday night be the night the mighty oak comes crashing down, or will it continue to stand?

The Pre-Summer Jackpot Frenzy

May has a special energy about it. The days are getting longer and hotter, school’s about to let out, and we’re all dreaming of summer. Luxury vacations, early retirement, and a hefty college fund for the kids are just a few things those dreams are made of! Who wouldn’t want to say goodbye to the rat race once and for all, get their summers back, and spend more time with their families?

Alas, May 8, 2021 was yet another night of dreams deferred. Once the dust settled, what we were left with was a Pattern streak, a repeating Three-Number Combination that played four times, the debut of a Specific Order, and rising jackpots. Lotto Texas, full of vigor, grew to $14.75 million, and Powerball ascended to $168 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern played for the fourth time in a row, with winning numbers 9, 10, 20, 27, 33 and 53. Additionally, this Pattern has now played 984 times.

Hanging on to that {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1862 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time. We last saw the {3-2-1} Pattern May 5, 2021.

Now with 169 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 17.2% of the 984 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1862 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.08% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played April 3, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations were bundled up in that Pattern streak!

Repeating Four-Number Combinations make life more interesting. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 12, 17, 20, 21, 26 and PB 8, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 17th appearance.

Visit from an uncommon Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 584 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 2.91% of the time.

The [1-4-1] General Order, now with 10 appearances, has played in 58.8% of the 17 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 584 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 1.71% of the time.

We last saw the {4-1-1} Pattern and the [1-4-1] General Order November 25, 2020.

Saturday night saw the debut of the 1 4 0 0 0 1 Specific Order! With that said, this Specific Order has played in 10% of the 10 drawings where the General Order was [1-4-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.88% of the 17 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.17% of all 584 drawings.

Three-Number Combinations  

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations were on the scene, with one making its fourth appearance!

One Combination has had more time in the spotlight than others! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern streak continue for Lotto Texas, and will Powerball see another repeating Three-Number Combination that’s played at least three times?

The Power of 396 Million

Mega Millions didn’t make things easy for all who dared to play May 7, 2021. Its prize certainly wouldn’t be the largest of The Big Three if just anyone could win the prize just like that! How large is that prize now?

Three hundred and ninety-six million dollars.

That’s $396,000,000. That’s crazy-rich levels of wealth, the coveted “Screw you!” money. The dream of having that kind of wealth, to pay off debts and have real control over your life (provided you handle that level of wealth wisely) is what attracts people to Mega Millions and its kin. And even though that mighty oak of a prize stands tall and strong, more people still are going to go for it next week.

As there’s no lemonade or sweet tea on tap, let’s take a closer look at Friday night’s results in the shade of that mighty oak of a lottery.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 10, 19, 21, 50 and MB 10, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 181st appearance.

Propping the jackpot up. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 669 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.1% of the time. Prior to Friday night, this Pattern played April 30, 2021.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 61 appearances, has played in 33.7% of the 181 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 669 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.12% of the time.

Now with nine appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14.8% of the 61 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.97% of the 181 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.35% of all 669 drawings.

Both the [2-2-1-1] General Order and the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order were last seen in the March 5, 2021 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations appeared:

Repeating Three-Number Combinations abound! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As many more gear up to take on the Mega Millions jackpot next week, will it grow once more, or will someone take it down?

Mayo (My, Oh) My

Wednesday night was Cinco de Mayo, and Lotto Texas and Powerball had a celebration of their own! A Pattern three-peat was on order, but most importantly, May 5, 2021 produced rising jackpots. Now, in terms of size, the Mega Millions jackpot reigns supreme, but the new totals were nothing to sneeze at! Lotto Texas and Powerball settled in at $14.25 million and $157 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat was made possible by 1, 2, 19, 39, 46 and 53. This Pattern has now played 983 times.

Three cheers for the {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1861 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, this Pattern played May 1, 2021.

Now with 144 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.6% of the 983 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 144 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.74% of the time. The 2 1 3 Specific Order was last seen March 10, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations made the cut:

  • 1, 19, 46, 53 (Debuted November 26, 2008)
  • 1, 19, 39, 53 (Debuted July 4, 2009)
A double dose of repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 16, 23, 28, 40, 63 and PB 1, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 112th appearance.

Making room for the {3-1-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 583 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.2% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the March 3, 2021 drawing.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 34 appearances, have played in 30.4% of the 112 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 583 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.83% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played January 30, 2021.

Now with three appearances, the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 8.82% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.68% of the 112 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.51% of all 583 drawings. The 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen August 17, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

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

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern streak be solidified in Lotto Texas, and could the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make a comeback in Powerball?

Higher and Higher, the Jackpot Goes…

The start of another month means more Mega Millions! Since February, the jackpot has been climbing and with each drawing, it’s gotten larger and stronger.

Not much changed in the May 4, 2021 drawing. A few intrepid players won a million dollars, and another still won $3 million. Yet, the mighty oak of the Mega Millions jackpot didn’t sway and grew to $370 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 291st appearance with winning numbers 4, 27, 32, 57, 63 and MB 22.

Starting the month with the most common Mega Millions Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 668 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.6% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played April 23, 2021.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 67 appearances, has played in 23.1% of the 291 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 668 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order March 9, 2021.

Now with 15 appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 22.4% of the 67 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.15% of the 291 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.25% of all 668 drawings. The 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen February 26, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations got caught up in the fray:

Repeating Three-Number Combinations bundled together! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Friday night mean more growth for the oak, or will it be chopped down?

The Might of the Playback

Lotto Texas and Powerball got off to an energetic start Saturday night! The theme for May 1, 2021 appeared to be “Playback”. One lottery saw this wild play, and another came mighty close.

Saturday night was also one for all you out there who just love rising jackpots! Lotto Texas, for one, found its voice again. After that bout with a $47 million jackpot last year, there was no harm in trying to go after that prize again. The boost to $13.5 million certainly helped! Powerball, ever confident, saw its jackpot grow to $142 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 6, 18, 29, 36 and 49, the {3-2-1} Pattern came back for its 982nd appearance.

Starting the month with a Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1860 Lotto Texas drawings.

The {3-2-1} Pattern wasn’t the only one who made an encore! Now with 176 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 982 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1860 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has 9.46% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 2 1 Specific Order were last seen April 28, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Amidst all the excitement surrounding the double encore and a rising jackpot, there just wasn’t enough room for repeating Four-Number Combinations this time around.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 167th appearance with 35, 36, 47, 61, 63 and PB 3.

On to a different Pattern for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 582 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28.7% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 167 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 582 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has also played 9.45% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order played in the April 21, 2021 drawing.

There were other plans for the Specific Order. With its third appearance, the 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 5.45% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.80% of the 167 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.52% of all 582 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order played August 10, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

 There was room enough for a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations!

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

Will Wednesday night mean more rising jackpots and possible three-peats?

Climb On, Mega Millions Jackpot! Climb On

Mega Millions stood strong throughout April. Nothing could sway or chop down the mighty oak of a jackpot! On April 30, 2021, the jackpot saw another boost. With the prize unclaimed, it grew to a mighty $345 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 180th appearance with winning numbers 8, 19, 26, 48, 49 and MB 5.

Ending April with the *second* most common Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

After 667 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 27% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 66 appearances, has played in 36.7% of the 180 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 667 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.90% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen April 6, 2021.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 66 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 180 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.35% of all 667 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order played December 4, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 8, 19, and 26 debuted June 16, 2015.

At the top! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore be the first May drawing for Mega Millions, and could it topple the jackpot?