The Ides of Mega Millions

You know the Ides of March by a more familiar name: March 15th. History (and Shakespearean) buffs will know this as the day Julius Caesar was assassinated. More recently, it was the day that Muslims were murdered during Friday prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Please keep the victims’ families in your thoughts.

March 15th is a day with a gruesome history. Not so for Mega Millions, fortunately. Friday night was fruitful for repeating Three-Number Combinations. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot is now $45 million, and all this was thanks to a Pattern encore.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore with winning numbers 3, 29, 56, 62, 64, and MB 4. This Pattern has now played 195 times.

The {2-1-1-1-1}: like a boomerang. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 445 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.8% of the time. Remember; this Pattern played March 12th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 45th appearance and has now played in 23.1% of the 195 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 445 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time.

Now with sixteen appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 35.6% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.25% of the 195 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 3.60% of all 445 drawings.

Both the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order played February 1st, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore were four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 3, 29, 64 (Debuted February 3rd, 2017)
  • 29, 56, MB 4 (Debuted November 25th, 2014)
  • 56, 62, 64 (Debuted January 7th, 2014)
  • 3, 64, MB 4 (Debuted September 25th, 2015)
Bunches and bundles of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

History points to the jackpot climbing a bit before being claimed, but this past Tuesday showed that anything can happen. Still, considering that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore, one thing to keep an eye on going into Tuesday is whether there’s a three-peat. This Pattern is fond of streaks.

Springtime Lotto Rush

What a month it’s been so far! Since March started, we have yet to see anyone win the grand prize in either Lotto Texas or Powerball. And, after what happened March 13th, both prizes eluded lotto players all over.

Lotto Texas had a rowdy night, what with its Pattern encore and $10.25 million prize. Powerball, meanwhile, continued onward with its jackpot high, with a prize now at a staggering $495 million!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Saturday’s drawing, the {4-2} Pattern came back for an encore. The 177th appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 2, 6, 37, 42, 50, and 53.

Liked so much that it played twice. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1637 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time.

Now with 22 appearances, the 2 0 4 Specific Order has played in 12.4% of the 177 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern and in 1.34% of all 1637 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 0 4 Specific Order played May 3rd, 2017.

Four-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations. Apparently, Lotto Texas thought the Pattern encore was enough.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 18, 36, 45, 47, 69, and PB 14, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 130th appearance.

Responsible for the monster jackpot. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 359 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 36.2% of the time and was last seen March 6th, 2019.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 23 appearances, has played in 17.7% of the 130 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 6.41% of all 359 drawings. We last saw the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order on December 29th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 13% of the 23 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.31% of the 130 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.84% of all 359 drawings. The 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen April 8th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 45, 47, and 69, made its debut August 22nd, 2018.

A little something extra. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Powerball will most certainly get past that half-billion-dollar threshold going into Saturday’s drawing. Lotto Texas kept its momentum going with a {4-2} Pattern encore and although a {4-2} Pattern three-peat isn’t likely, stranger things have happened. Will anyone walk away with either of the grand prizes or will the lotteries continue their jackpot highs?

From the Ashes

March 6th was Ash Wednesday. For practicing Catholics, it was the first day of Lent, a time of fasting, prayer, and repentance. For everyone else, it marked another Mardi Gras come and gone. Regardless of what you practice, Wednesday was a reserved night for Lotto Texas and Powerball.

Except for the similar spread in Lotto Texas and the rampaging beast of a jackpot in Powerball. With no one to claim the grand prize for either lottery, their respective grand prizes are now a cool $9.25 million and a staggering $414 million.

Other than those, quiet night. Totally.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 15, 24, 27, 34, and 43, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 863rd appearance.

Of the 1635 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has now played 52.8% of the time and was last seen February 23rd, 2019.

Now with 140 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.2% of the 863 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.56% of all 1635 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played January 12th, 2019.

Similar Spread

Before we continue, a little refresher. A similar spread occurs when the difference between the numbers in two drawings are the same, but orders of said numbers are different.

Wednesday’s night spread was 07:09:03:07:09. This spread was similar to the one  seen on March 7th, 2018. That night, the spread was 07:09:07:09:03 and the winning numbers were 9, 16, 25, 32, 41, and 44. Can you believe that these similar spreads appeared 52 weeks apart?

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combinations took a backseat. The {3-2-1} Pattern thought having a similar spread was enough showing off for one night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 129th appearance with winning numbers 6, 10, 21, 35, 46, and PB 23.

Given that there have been 357 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 36.1% of the time and was last seen February 27th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 36th appearance and has now played in 27.9% of the 129 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 357 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played February 6th, 2019.

Now with nine appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.98% of the 129 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.52% of all 357 drawings. We last saw the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order on January 30th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

With no Pattern streaks in either lottery, there could be either a Pattern encore or something completely unexpected. We’re also looking at a beast of a jackpot for Powerball heading into Saturday’s drawing. Will someone catch the beast, or will it evade capture?

A Streak-less End

February 27th was the last night for Lotto Texas and Powerball this month, and without a doubt, they ended the month with a roar! Wednesday night belonged to Powerball, what with its repeating Three-Number Combination frenzy and a prize now a staggering $348 million.

The ever-humble Lotto Texas broke it off with the {3-2-1} Pattern after five dates. But this (normally) unassuming lottery made sure Powerball didn’t have all the fun. In the meantime, the grand prize rose to a respectable $8.25 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Even though the Pattern streak for the {3-2-1} Pattern was broken, Lotto Texas made amends with a playback! With winning numbers 5, 10, 11, 14, 35, and 42, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 176th appearance.

The {4-1-1} Pattern, both humble and lovable. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1633 Lotto Texas drawings, the {4-1-1} Pattern has played in 10.8% of them.

Now with 58 appearances, the 4 1 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 33% of the 176 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When all 1633 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.55% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the 4 1 1 Specific Order played together in the December 5th, 2018 drawing!

Before we move on to the repeating Four-Number Combination analysis, note that the above is not an Australia Play. The 4 1 1 Specific Order is not the only one that can play alongside the {4-1-1} Pattern. What makes an Australia Play unique in Lotto Texas is that there is only one Specific Order for a specific Pattern. That special Pattern and Specific Order are {2-2-2} and 2 2 2, respectively.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 5, 14, 35, and 42.

A classy way of spicing things up. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut in the December 23rd, 2015 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 128th appearance with winning numbers 21, 31, 42, 49, 59, and PB 23.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has a lot of power in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 355 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 38.2% of the time and was last seen February 6th, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 34th appearance and has now played in roughly 26.6% of the 128 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.58% of all 355 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played February 2nd, 2019.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.5% of the 34 drawings where [1-2-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 6.25% of the 128 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.25% of all 355 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order in the July 14th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball was just brimming with repeating Three-Number Combinations! In fact, there were four of them:

Bundles and bunches! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Lotto Texas and Powerball look to be heading into March on a forceful note. There may not be any Pattern streaks, but there is a monstrously high jackpot and another jackpot that ain’t too shabby. Will Saturday night be a Combination frenzy night or will something else be in store?

Mega Millions Four by Four

So far this month, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appears to be the favorite.

The February 19th, 2019 drawing did nothing to dissuade that notion. With its fourth consecutive appearance, this Pattern settled into a streak. With that streak, however, came no grand prize winners. The pot slowly, but steadily, rose to $224 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern four-peat was thanks to winning numbers 17, 24, 34, 56, 65, and MB 3. This Pattern has now played 193 times.

The Mega Millions Pattern streak king. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 438 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 44.1% of them, and was last seen February 15th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 52nd appearance and has now played in 26.9% of the 193 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.9% of all 438 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played December 7th, 2018.

Now with 15 appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28.8% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.77% of the 193 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 438 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order played 3.42% of the time. We last saw the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order October 30th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern couldn’t just show up four times in a row by itself. It brought along four repeating Three-Number Combinations!

An alternating sea of Combos. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Note that two of the repeating Three-Number Combinations debuted nearly two years apart. Well played, {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

Mega Millions will be heading into Friday night fresh from a four-peat with a side of large jackpot. Will the momentum for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern continue?

Triple the Fun with {2-1-1-1-1}

What a difference a couple of days makes! The day before Valentine’s Day was serene, with Lotto Texas and Powerball wanting some alone time with their beaus. February 15th wasn’t like that for Mega Millions. Not only was there a three-peat for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, one of the Orders made an encore and there were some interesting developments with the repeating Three-Number Combinations as well! With no grand prize winner, the jackpot continued its slow climb into crazy-rich territory; it’s now $206 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was thanks to winning numbers 10, 38, 40, 43, 65, and MB 12. This Pattern has now played 192 times.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern hit a triple. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 437 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.9% of them.

Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made a repeat appearance! With 45 appearances, this General Order has now played in roughly 23.4% of the 192 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.3% of all 437 drawings.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order were last seen February 12th, 2019.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 4.69% of the 192 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 437 drawings were taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.06% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played in the December 11th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

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

Head and shoulders above the rest! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As Mega Millions continues to push full speed ahead, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak hold through next week, or will another Pattern have its moment in the spotlight?

Love is Around the Corner!

Hello, Lotterytrend Fans! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, romance blossoms in Megamillions as the most frequently played pattern plays Cupid to a Specific Order and General Order that last played on the same date, with a repeat in a Three-Number Combination providing the wedding bells. And now the details.

Last night on February 12, 2019, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 15, 32, 39, 50, 65, and MB 7.

Winning Numbers in Megamillions. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The ever popular {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 191st appearance and has played in approximately 43.81% of all 436 drawings. It last played on February 8, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 44th appearance and has played in approximately 23.04% of all 191 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and approximately 10.09% of all 436 drawings. It last played on January 4, 2019.

The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order made its 12th appearance and has played in approximately 27.27% of all 44 drawings associated with the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, approximately 6.28% of all 191 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and approximately 2.75% of all 436 drawings. Like the General Order, it last played on January 4, 2019.

As mentioned earlier, Megamillions experienced a repeat appearance in a Three-Number Combination:

Three-Number Combination Repeat in Megamillions. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

And now, before I take my leave, I would like to thank Freyja Harris for this opportunity to blog to you all for today while she takes care of other important business. Freyja will be back tomorrow to fill in on the details while I continue my duties as analyst for lotterytrend-megamillions.com. Until the time comes again when I have to fill in for Freyja, this is Romulun Harris signing off. Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody!

For Pattern Streak Kicks

The theme of the evening for February 6th was “Pattern streak”. After an astounding six consecutive appearances, Lotto Texas’s {3-2-1} Pattern bowed out. Meanwhile, Powerball looked to be developing a streak with its {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

One commonality between the lotteries was the lack of a grand prize winner. Their respective prizes climbed to $6.75 million and $224 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 11, 34, 35, 44, and 48, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 224th appearance. One could say an Australia Play hopped in the {3-2-1} Pattern’s place.

The end of a Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1627 Lotto Texas drawings, an Australia Play has occurred in 13.8% of them. We last saw one around these parts in the December 12th, 2018 drawing.

Four-Number Combination(s)

And what’s an Australia Play without a repeating Four-Number Combination? The Combination of the evening was 9, 11, 35, and 44.

A repeating Four-Number Combination hops in. Source: lotterytrend.com

It debuted in the August 11th, 2011 drawing.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its third consecutive appearance with winning numbers 5, 13, 28, 38, 63, and PB 21.

Powerball’s streak still holds! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

This Pattern has played in 36.4% of the 349 Powerball drawings and was last seen on February 2nd, 2019. Recall that the streak started January 30th, 2019.

Speaking of January 30th, that was when the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was last seen! With 35 appearances, this General Order has now played in 27.6% of the 127 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 10% of all 349 drawings.

Now with ten appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.87% of the 127 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.87% of all 349 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played December 12th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

In addition to the Pattern three-peat, there were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Have a three-peat, get two free! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

The dynamic duo of Lotto Texas and Powerball retained their momentum and look to be taking it into Saturday night. Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak continue in Powerball and could Lotto Texas’s Australia Play go crazy and make an encore?

Repeats on Full Blast

If you’re one to believe in the predictive powers of groundhogs, then spring will come early. If you look over at Lotto Texas and Powerball, spring is getting off to an early start.

Lotto Texas maintained a robust Pattern streak February 2nd and Powerball was struck with a touch of Encore Fever! Neither lottery saw a grand prize winner. Their respective jackpots are now $6.5 million and $204 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 5, 13, 24, 47, and 50, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 857th appearance and has now played seven times in a row!

The grip of the {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1626 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.7% of them.

Now with 160 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.7% of the 857 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.84% of all 1626 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played January 26th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Lotto Texas continued its newfound unrestraint with three repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 5, 13, 24, 50 (Debuted November 13th, 2002)
  • 4, 5, 13, 24 (Debuted August 13th, 2014)
  • 5, 13, 24, 47 (Debuted January 2nd, 2013)
Bundled together like sticks. Source: lotterytrend.com

Will this attitude shift in Lotto Texas continue through February?

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Right off the heels from this past Wednesday, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern came back with winning numbers 10, 17, 18, 43, 65, and PB 13.

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

Given that there have been 348 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 36.2% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 33rd appearance and has now played in 26.2% of the 126 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.48% of all 348 drawings. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order January 16th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.76% of the 126 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 348 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.72% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order played October 6th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the Pattern encore was the single repeating Three-Number Combination 17, 43, and PB 13.

Never left out. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted in the August 19th, 2017 drawing.

February has just gotten started and the lotteries show no sign of letting winter get the better of them. Currently, the longest Pattern streak is indeed held by the {3-2-1} Pattern in Lotto Texas, with eight consecutive appearances. Will the Pattern tie the record and will Powerball’s {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern get a Pattern streak going Wednesday night?

A “Four”-ceful Start

February: The last (full) month of winter. It being the shortest month of the year is a godsend for everyone waiting for the seasons to change!

Mega Millions sprang into the new month by taking a page from the Lotto Texas playbook. A solid Pattern streak emerged in the February 1st, 2019 drawing. With no grand prize winner, the prize rose once more to $139 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Like Lotto Texas, Mega Million’s most common Pattern is making its way through with a Pattern streak. With winning numbers 2, 37, 48, 66, 68, and MB 11, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played four times in a row!

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern: a force to be reckoned with. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played 189 times and with 433 Mega Millions drawings so far, it has played 43.6% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 44th appearance and has now played in 23.3% of the 189 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.2% of all 433 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played January 22nd, 2019.

Now with fifteen appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 34.1% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.94% of the 189 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when all 433 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.46% of the time. We last saw the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order on March 20th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions also kicked off the month with three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 37, 66, MB 11 (Debuted October 21st, 2014)
  • 2, 66, MB 11 (Debuted April 27th, 2018)
  • 2, 48, 68 (Debuted October 16th, 2015)
Three repeating Three-Number Combinations on first. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Whether Mega Millions will see a crazy-high jackpot anytime soon remains to be seen. Regardless, the lottery so far carries a lot of momentum. Will this continue with a {2-1-1-1-1} “five-peat” in Tuesday’s drawing?