Mega Millions’ Choice: Go Out or Leftovers?

It’s Friday night. You’ve completed another work week, and the kids survived their first week back in school. How to celebrate? Going out to dinner and/or a movie is a thing again, and then y’all can swing by Dave and Buster’s for a while. What? You’re not going out? You’re going to stay home, go on a binge-a-thon (those episodes of The Boys won’t watch themselves!), and eat leftovers? Well, all right then. You do you.

At least Mega Millions has something going on. After all, people go nuts with ticket purchases, hoping to win the kind of money that makes a job an option instead of a necessity. Even if no one wins, there’s a Pattern encore or an Australia Play, or even an explosion of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Except when there aren’t any.

Mega Millions was more of a homebody than the life of the party Friday night. Instead of a Pattern encore, this lottery reached for the week-old leftovers and warmed them in the oven.

The jackpot rose all the same to $82 million, Mega Millions thought, and that was plenty enough excitement.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern was the featured Pattern for August 12, 2022. With winning numbers 23, 24, 50, 54, 64 and MB 3, this Pattern has now played 220 times.

The beginning of a quiet evening. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 801 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen August 5, 2022.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 73 appearances, has played in 33.2% of the 220 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 801 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.11% of the time. The [2-2-1-1] General Order was last seen March 1, 2022.

Now with five appearances the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 6.85% of the 73 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.27% of the 220 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.62% of all 801 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order played July 16, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 23, 50 and MB 3 debuted June 26, 2015.

With enough room for a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions be more outgoing Tuesday night?

Steady and Steadier

August is an outlier. In the United States, it’s the only month without a holiday. Perhaps that’s a good a time as any to push students back to school, isn’t it? Yet, the days are still hot and sticky, and most would rather hang poolside than be stuck in a classroom. As students and families steadily get back into their school routines, lotteries steadily boost their jackpots.

Neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball expended much energy Wednesday night. Lotto Texas hit the $10 million mark with a little help from a Pattern three-peat. Meanwhile, Powerball quietly and steadily nudged the jackpot to $48 million.  

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat of August 10, 2022 was thanks to 6, 12, 21, 23, 34 and 37. This Pattern has now played 1079 times.

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

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 2044 Lotto Texas drawings. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern played August 8, 2022.

Now with 188 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 1079 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 2044 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.20% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order  played August 6, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 6, 12, 23 and 34 debuted July 31, 2002.

Enough energy for a lone repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

August 10th also featured the 129th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 29, 44, 59, 61, 68 and PB 19.

A quiet boost by the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 16.8% of the 766 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 36.4% of the 129 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 766 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.14% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order were last seen July 30, 2022.

Now with five appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 10.6% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.88% of the 129 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.65% of all 766 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order played January 20, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

Powerball went sans-repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Is Lotto Texas gearing up for the {3-2-1} Pattern to return Saturday night, and will both lotteries continue to see rising jackpots?

Mega Millions’ 800 Reasons Why Not

Mega Millions hit a milestone recently. Well, more recent than the billion-dollar jackpot, anyway. Here’s a hint: It’s in the title.

August 9, 2022 featured the 800th Mega Millions drawing! What better way to celebrate than by boosting the jackpot to $65 million?

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 155th appearance with 1, 8, 10, 25, 32, and MB 13.

Celebrating a milestone with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.4% of the 800 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen July 26, 2022.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 61 appearances, has played in 39.4% of the 155 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 800 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.625% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played July 12, 2022.

Now with nine appearances, the 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14.8% of the 61 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.81% of the 155 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.13% of all 800 drawings. The 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen June 10, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations were present:

A double helping of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern return for the 801st drawing?

Broken Down, But Started Back

Greetings, Lotterytrend fans. Romulun Harris here. Last night on August 8, 2022, Lotto Texas and Powerball had just restarted their streaks after they both had been broken on August 3, 2022. Lotto Texas’s streak involved the frequently played {3-2-1} Pattern and Powerball’s streak involved the ever-increasing jackpot that culminated into a $202 million win. And now, the details.

LOTTO TEXAS

Analysis

The winning numbers of 11, 26, 28, 40, 48, and 49 resulted in the {3-2-1} Pattern making its 1078th appearance.

Winning Numbers in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com

The {3-2-1} Pattern has now played in 52.77% of all 2043 Lotto Texas drawings and last played on August 6, 2022.

The 1 2 3 Specific Order made its 189th appearance. It has now played in 17.53% of all 1078 drawings associated with the {3-2-1} Pattern and 9.25% of all 2043 Lotto Texas drawings. This Specific Order last played on July 9, 2022.

Four-Number Combination Repeat(s)

Two Four-Number Combination Repeats occurred:

  • 11, 26, 40, and 48 first played on March 17, 2001.
  • 26, 28, 40, and 48 first played on March 14, 2020.
Four-Number Combination Repeats in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com

POWERBALL

Analysis

Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 221st appearance, courtesy of winning numbers 32, 45, 51, 57, 58, and PB12.

Winning Numbers in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 28.89% of all 765 Powerball drawings and last played on August 1, 2022.

With its 70th appearance, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has now played in 31.67% of the 221 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With all 765 drawings considered, this General Order has played 9.15% of the time. The [1-2-2-1] General Order last played on May 14, 2022.

The 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order, in its 8th appearance, has played in 11.43% of all 70 drawings associated with the [1-2-2-1] General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 3.62% of all 221 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and 1.05% of all 765 drawings. The 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order last played on November 20, 2021.

Three-Number Combination Repeat(s)

Tow Three-Number Combination Repeats occurred:

Three-Number Combination Repeats. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Lotto Texas and Powerball get their streaks broken on the same day and now they’re starting up again. How long will they last this time? This is Romulun Harris signing off. Stay safe!

The Heat Makes Jackpots Grow Steady

Regardless of the back-to-school ads that pop up like mushrooms, August is firmly planted in summer. With August comes some of the hottest temperatures of the year. When it gets too hot, we want to do as little as possible outside. When it’s too hot outside and the hype of massive jackpots dies down, lotteries act similarly.

August 6, 2022 was another sticky summer night, and both Lotto Texas and Powerball had enough strength to give it a go with their most common Patterns. These gave their respective jackpots a boost to $9.5 million and $26 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 8, 21, 28, 31 and 53, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 1077th appearance.

Slowly and steadily climbing upward! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.7% of the 2042 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen August 1, 2022.

Now with 187 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 1077 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 2042 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.16% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played June 29, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas also had enough strength to round up a trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations:

Enough strength for repeating Four-Number Combinations, too. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

A {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by 8, 15, 46, 56, 68 and PB 3. This Pattern has now played 302 times.

A quiet encore. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 39.5% of the 764 Powerball drawings and was last seen August 3, 2022.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 61 appearances, has played in 20.2% of the 302 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 764 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.98% of the time.

Now with 16 appearances, the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.2% of the 61 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.30% of the 302 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.09% of all 764 drawings.

Both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order were last seen July 27, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 8, 46 and 56 debuted January 2, 2019.

And enough energy for a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either the {3-2-1} Pattern or {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern return for Monday night’s drawing?

168 Hours and 180 Degrees Later

One week ago, the mega-sized Mega Millions jackpot was brought down. As the public went about their business, the jackpot started the recuperation process. On August 5, 2022, the rebound continued. No hype was needed to fuel the jackpot’s rise to $52 million! As we’ll see, the lack of hype and a smaller jackpot weren’t the only things that made this past Friday different than the one before.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 219th appearance with 2, 5, 29, 64, 69 and MB 18.

Giving the jackpot another raise. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.4% of the 799 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 71 appearances, has played in 32.4% of the 219 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 799 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.89% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order were last seen June 28, 2022.

A playback was stopped by the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order. Now with nine appearances, this Specific Order has played in 12.7% of the 71 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.11% of the 219 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.13% of all 799 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played August 31, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

One week ago, there was a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations. No such Combinations were present this past Friday night.

Is a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore in store for Tuesday night’s drawing?

The Playback Propeller and the Jackpot Reset

August 3, 2022 was a night of opposites. Lotto Texas’s jackpot received a boost with the help of an uncommon Pattern. As the jackpot over there increased to $9.25 million, Powerball’s hit the reset button. A lone player from Pennsylvania forced the jackpot back to $20 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 25, 39, 40, 41, 47 and 52, the {5-1} Pattern made its 74th appearance.

Rare Patterns are good jackpot boosters, apparently! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 3.63% of the 2041 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 12 appearances, the 0 1 5 Specific Order has played in 16.2% of the 74 drawings where {5-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 2041 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.59% of the time.

This appearance of the {5-1} Pattern was a special one indeed! Both it and the 0 1 5 Specific Order were last seen July 11, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 25, 39, 41 and 52 debuted September 2, 2000.

With room for a repeating Four-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern had the “honor” of knocking the Powerball jackpot down to size. With winning numbers 9, 21, 56, 57, 66 and PB 11, this Pattern has now played 301 times.

Sending the jackpot “back to start”. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 763 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 39.4% of the time. July 27, 2022 was the last time the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 90 appearances, has played in 29.9% of the 301 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 763 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.8% of the time. The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order was last seen July 9, 2022.

Now with 16 appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.8% of the 90 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.32% of the 301 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.10% of all 763 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order played April 2, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations got picked up along the way:

An extra kick! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Saturday night mean a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore for Powerball, and will Lotto Texas get closer to $10 million?

A Jackpot’s Speedy Recovery

August is here at last, as well as all the mixed feelings that come with it. Yes, it’s still blazing hot outside and oldsters lament about how schools started after Labor Day, and yet, August is a month of beginnings. The new school year, for one. For Mega Millions, August means dusting off and growing the jackpot again.

Tuesday night proved to be a fruitful one! The same Pattern that knocked the jackpot down to size helped pick it back up again. Once the dust settled, the jackpot had grown to $36 million.

General Lottery Analysis

August 2, 2022 featured the return of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern with 10, 14, 25, 37, 63 and MB 14. This Pattern has now played 340 times.

There have now been 798 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 42.6% of the time. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played July 29, 2022.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 85 appearances, has played in 25% of the 340 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 798 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time. May 6, 2022 was the last time the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was featured.

Now with 11 appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.9% of the 85 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.24% of the 340 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.38% of all 798 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played October 22, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations was also present:

The current jackpot is a far cry from the billion-dollar behemoth from a week ago, but it’s nothing to sneeze at! A $16 million jump is one heck of a start. Question is, though, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern return to kick off the weekend?

August Streak

Greetings, Lotterytrend fans. Romulun Harris here. Last night, on August 1, 2022, Powerball’s jackpot streak continued to gain momentum as it had reached $202 million. Lotto Texas started to develop a little streak itself when its frequently played {3-2-1} Pattern played for the second time in a row. And now, the details.

LOTTO TEXAS

Analysis

The winning numbers of 6, 23, 28, 36, 44, and 46 resulted in the {3-2-1} Pattern making its 1076th appearance.

Winning Numbers in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com

The {3-2-1} Pattern has now played in 52.75% of all 2040 Lotto Texas drawings and last played on July 30, 2022.

The 1 3 2 Specific Order made its 150th appearance. It has now played in 13.94% of all 1076 drawings associated with the {3-2-1} Pattern and 7.35% of all 2040 Lotto Texas drawings. This Specific Order last played on July 20, 2022.

Four-Number Combination Repeat(s)

Absolutely no Four-Number Combination Repeats occurred.

POWERBALL

Analysis

Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 220th appearance, courtesy of winning numbers 15, 21, 31, 36, 65, and PB16.

Winning Numbers in Powerball.com Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 28.87% of all 762 Powerball drawings and last played on July 23, 2022.

With its 75th appearance, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 34.09% of the 220 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With all 762 drawings considered, this General Order has played 9.84% of the time. The [2-2-1-1] General Order last played June 25, 2022.

The 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order, in its 10th appearance, has played in 13.33% of the 75 drawings associated with the [2-2-1-1] General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 4.55% of the 220 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and 1.31% of all 762 drawings. The 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order last played on May 25, 2022.

Three-Number Combination Repeat(s)

Six Three-Number Combination Repeats occurred:

Whoa! That’s a heck of a lot of Three-Number Combination Repeats.

Three-Number Combinations Around Every Corner. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

What a way to begin August. Lotto Texas’s frequently played {3-2-1} Pattern trying to start up a little streak and Powerball’s jackpot having crossed the $200 million mark. In addition, while Lotto Texas has no Four-Number Combination Repeats, Powerball gets three lemons on the slot machine and receives a bunch of Three-Number Combination Repeats—two of them having now occurred for the third time. What more surprises are to come? This is Romulun Harris signing off. Stay safe!