Mellow Mega Millions’ Mega Encore

The date: June 14th, 2019. Fridays are special. They’re a gateway to the weekend, and there are various ways to kick off that two-day mini vacation. Many go to a movie or a nice restaurant. Netflix and chilling with the dog is a less expensive, but increasingly popular, alternative.

If Mega Millions had been a part of your weekend kick-off this past Friday, then you knew the agony (and frustration) of defeat. As the lottery continued its recuperation, it made sure that no one could claim the prize just yet. The jackpot rose to $50 million, hardly chump change but nowhere near the monster that was struck down just last week.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern went for the encore with numbers 19, 40, 47, 57, 65, and MB 6. This Pattern has now played 207 times.

The night wasn’t *totally* quiet. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 471 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.9% of the time and was last seen June 11th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 22.7% of the 207 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 471 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.98% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played March 19th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.8% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.90% of the 207 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.27% of all 471 drawings. The 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen September 11th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 40, 57, and 65, debuted April 19th, 2016.

Three-Number Combinations are also good momentum boosters. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Although it’ll be a while yet before another monster jackpot goes on a rampage, Mega Millions has other means of building momentum. One such way is a Pattern streak. These streaks always start off with an encore, then move on to a three-peat, and so on. Given the nature of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, we’ll need to keep an eye out that three-peat or whichever Pattern decides to block it!

A Mega Millions June Chill?

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, “June” and “chill” don’t go together unless frozen treats are involved. The results of Mega Millions’ June 11th drawing can now be added to that list. Sill recuperating from this past Friday, this lottery didn’t go for any grand plays. With no jackpot winner, the prize rose to a hearty $45 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 206th appearance with winning numbers 20, 34, 39, 43, 57, and MB 13.

A laid-back appearance from the most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 43.8% of the 470 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen June 4th, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 50 appearances, has played in 24.3% of the 206 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 470 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.6% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played May 17th, 2019.

Now with 13 appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.31% of the 206 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 470 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.77% of the time. We last saw the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order February 12th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

As chilled out as Mega Millions was, a repeating Three-Number Combination made a tiny disturbance:

But not too laid back! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Part of how the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern got to be the most common in Mega Millions was Pattern streaks. Although an encore isn’t guaranteed this coming Friday, it’s something to look out for!

Lotto Texas and Powerball Flee the Heat

You know it’s summer, or close to it, when it’s so hot outside you need to lower the car windows to let all the heat escape! When it’s that hot, the best remedies tend to be a dip in the pool, grabbing a snow cone or two, or staying put, giving glory to the wonders of air conditioning.

June 8th was so hot that Lotto Texas and Powerball didn’t exert themselves much. However, “taking it easy” did not mean “lazy” with these two! Both lotteries played their most-common Patterns. This “safe” play sent the grand prizes to $7.5 million and $66 million, respectively.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 874th appearance with winning numbers 2, 14, 17, 35, 36, and 45.

The 874th time and it’s still got that charm! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1662 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.6% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, this Pattern was seen June 1st, 2019.

Now with 158 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 18.1% of the 874 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.51% of all 1662 drawings. This Specific Order was last seen January 23rd, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination, 2, 14, 35, and 36, debuted October 17th, 2015.

A partner to escape the heat with. Source: lotterytrend.com

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 13, 42, 48, 60, and PB 18, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 144th appearance.

Still recuperating. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 37.5% of the 384 Powerball drawings and was last seen June 1st, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 40 appearances, has played in 27.8% of the 144 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 384 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.4% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.5% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.86% of the 144 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.82% of all 384 drawings.

Both the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order were last seen May 25th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball took a page out of this past Wednesday’s drawing and took a break from the repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Given that both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw their most common Patterns, we’ll have to see if Wednesday will feature an encore from either one. After all, part of how the {3-2-1} and {2-1-1-1-1} Patterns became so common in their respective lotteries is due to Pattern streaks! Encores are the steppingstone.

T-R-O-L-L Spells “{2-1-1-1-1}”

Of all the times to show up!

Would you believe that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern decided to appear in the June 4th, 2019 drawing? Forget ending May with a three-peat, it thought. I’ll start June off with a bang!

And that it did. This Pattern was also responsible for the grand prize remaining unreachable for our players. After Tuesday’s drawing, the jackpot stands tall at $530 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Winning numbers 25, 37, 46, 48, 68, and MB 25 made the 205th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern possible.

Couldn’t have done it without these guys. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 468 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.8% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 26.8% of the 205 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 468 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Pattern has played 11.8% 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 May 28th, 2019.

Now with 11 appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.37% of the 205 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.35% of all 468 drawings. The 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen May 15th, 2018. Imagine if there had been a playback!

Three-Number Combination(s)

Tuesday night was a favorable one for repeating Three-Number Combination lovers. In fact, there were three!

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern did *not* act alone. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The month has just begun, and anything is possible. As we head into Friday, we may be looking at another Pattern encore. On the other hand, we may be writing about someone walking away at least half a billion dollars richer!

Sublime Lotto Texas and the Powerball Breakaway

Nothing like the start of a new month to highlight the differences between two lotteries, right? June 1st, 2019 belonged to Powerball. Both it and “sister” Mega Millions love enormous jackpots. While the sister will be starting the month with a beast of a prize, Powerball broke rank. A plucky player from North Carolina brought the jackpot down to size, with $40 million being up for grabs Wednesday.

Lotto Texas may never see prizes of that magnitude, but it should never be discounted. The jackpot went unclaimed and quietly rose to $7 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 873rd appearance with winning numbers 3, 9, 14, 19, 42, and 53.

Don’t underestimate this one. Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1660 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.6% of the time and was last seen May 22nd, 2019.

Now with 166 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19% of the 873 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1660 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played May 1st, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Even as “uneventful” as Lotto Texas may appear to be ($7 million is a lot of money), there were two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 14, 19, 42, 53 (Debuted July 7th, 2012)
  • 9, 14, 42, 53 (Debuted June 9th, 2007)
Red suits repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 15, 34, 45, 52, and PB 8, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 143rd appearance.

Six numbers that stopped a beast. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 382 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 37.4% of them and was last seen May 25th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 41 appearances, this General Order has played in 28.7% of the 143 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 382 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played May 15th, 2019.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.90% of the 143 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.83% of all 382 drawings. The 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen June 13th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 15, 34, and PB 8, made its debut in the February 21st, 2018 drawing.

Along for the beast-slaying ride. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The dust has settled in Powerball and June will be a much-welcomed break, jackpot-wise at least. There are other ways Powerball can keep the momentum going. Saturday night’s Pattern is fond of streaks, and an encore for Wednesday night is something to look out for. Same with Lotto Texas. Could June 5th be a night of double Pattern encores?

The Monster Is Due on Mega Millions

For those of who you watched the original Twilight Zone, chances are you’ve seen the classic episode “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”. To those who haven’t, or don’t remember it, here’s a brief, spoiler-ish summary: Strange things happened on the titular street and neighbor turned against neighbor, accusing each other of being aliens. Stranger still is that there were aliens, and they were manipulating the residents. All part of a test round for their invasion of Earth.

A fuller (better) summary can be found here.

Now, there isn’t any nefarious plot to take over the world with lottery (that we know of), but something otherworldly has taken hold in Mega Millions. In fact, we can say that it’s monstrous! The beast got another hold of life thanks to a “double encore” that took place in the May 29th drawing. Mild spoiler: the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore. Its encore buddy will be revealed later in this post. The duo powered up and gave the prize another growth spurt, leaving it at a staggering $444 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by winning numbers 9, 21, 34, 42, 50, and MB 21. This Pattern has now played 204 times.

The monster encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 466 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 43.8% of them.

Accompanying the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern on this encore train was the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order. With its 54th appearance, this General Order has now played in 26.5% of the 204 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.6% of all 466 drawings.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order were last seen May 24th, 2019.

Now with eleven appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20.4% of the 54 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.39% of the 204 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.36% of all 466 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order played February 8th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, a “double encore” wasn’t all that came in the package. There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 21, 34, MB 21 (Debuted May 15th, 2018)
  • 9, 42, 50 (Debuted March 3rd, 2015)
Bundled together, those repeats are. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The beast lives to rampage through another Mega Millions drawing. With Friday being the last drawing for the month, we wait with baited breath, wondering if the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern ends with a three-peat and/or if the prize is won.

Of Shattered Streaks and Jackpot Beasts

Lotto Texas had some of the biggest upsets this past Saturday night. The {3-2-1} Pattern, having already played three times in a row, did not go on to a fourth appearance. With the King of Lotto Texas Patterns knocked off the throne, the prize rose to a respectable $6.5 million.

Meanwhile, Powerball found itself getting acquainted with not just a Pattern encore, but a General Order encore as well! The beast of a jackpot continued its rampage unabated. It happily welcomed a growth spurt and shot up to $325 million.

What all was responsible for the madness that took place May 25th, 2019?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-2} Pattern made sure a {3-2-1} Pattern streak couldn’t be solidified. With winning numbers 8, 17, 21, 30, 31, and 35, the {4-2} Pattern made its 179th appearance.

Dethroning the {3-2-1] Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1658 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time and was last seen April 17th, 2019.

Now with thirty appearances, the 2 4 0 Specific Order has played in 16.8% of the 179 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1658 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.81% of the time. The 2 4 0 Specific Order was last seen June 21st, 2017.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Sitting on the Pattern throne was all the {4-2} Pattern was interested in. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Wednesday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern came back for more with winning numbers 1, 2, 39, 43, 66, and PB 2.

Repetition is a good thing! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 142 of the 380 Powerball drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was also struck with a case of “Encore Fever”. Now with 39 appearances, this General Order has played in 27.5% of the 142 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 380 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played May 22nd, 2019!

Now with six appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 15.4% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.23% of the 142 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.58% of all 380 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order played October 12th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Riding along were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Combination bookends. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With May nearly done, Powerball has the jackpot momentum going for it. Wednesday will be the last drawing of the month for both lotteries and it remains to be seen if Powerball will surge onward to June or if the prize will be claimed. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is fond of Pattern streaks, or at least trying to establish them, so a three-peat is something we’ll need to keep an eye on.

Lotto Texas, the ever-so-quiet one, can’t be counted out. The prize is nothing to sneeze at and it’s possible that the {4-2} Pattern may well surprise us!

Mega Millions’ Change of Plans?

Maybe it was due to the long holiday weekend. Perhaps it was because Mega Millions wanted the beastly jackpot to continue its rampage for a bit longer. Whatever the reason, the idea of a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore got tossed in the trash for the May 24th, 2019 drawing. Besides, making the prize rise to $418 million is more fun, for Mega Millions at least. A look at the analysis for Friday night will shed some light on why.

General Lottery Analysis

This lottery took back the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and given the history between the two, it wasn’t all that surprising. With winning numbers 14, 41, 44, 56, 62, and MB 10, this Pattern has now played 203 times.

Never out of the spotlight for long. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 465 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time and was last seen May 17th, 2019.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 26.1% of the 203 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 465 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.4% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played February 8th, 2019.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.4% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.90% of the 203 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.01% of all 465 drawings. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen January 29th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Even with a brief absence, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made a big return with a repeating Four-Number Combination!

Such a prima donna, that Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, with a repeating Four-Number Combination, you’re going to have four repeating Three-Number Combinations nestled inside:

  • 41, 44, 56
  • 41, 44, MB 10
  • 41. 56, MB 10
  • 44, 56, MB 10

All these Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned August 12th, 2016 drawing. These weren’t the only Combinations of the night, not by a long shot!

Lost in a sea of red and blue. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern may have returned this past Friday night, but if it has dreams of finishing out the month, the best it can do is a three-peat. May looks to have a blockbuster finish, regardless. Still, inquiring minds want to know: Will the jackpot hit a ceiling next week or will it burst through into June?

Three-peats and Terrors

Monsters of the “number-y” kind were unleashed upon the world May 22nd, 2019. Powerball’s beast of a jackpot expanded to $308 million, probably inspired by sister Mega Millions. Lotto Texas, ever respectable, sprouted upward to $6.25 million. That ever respectable lottery was responsible for a few terrors of its own.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern went for the three-peat with winning numbers 2, 9, 23, 37, 42, and 50. This Pattern has now played 872 times.

Three cheers for the three-peat! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1657 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.6% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen May 18th, 2019.

Now with 121 drawings, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 13.9% of the 872 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1657 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.30% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 1 3 Specific Order played January 16th, 2019.

Similar Spread

A similar spread is what happens when the difference between the numbers in two drawings are the same, but orders of said numbers are different. The spreadfor Wednesday night’s numbers was 07:14:14:05:08. This was similar to the spread seen on February 23rd, 2008. That night, the winning numbers were 2, 7, 21, 35, 43, and 50; the spread was 05:14:14:08:07.

Four-Number Combination(s)

With a three-peat and a similar spread, you’d think Lotto Texas would have its fill. There was enough room for three repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 2, 37, 42, 50 (Debuted March 13th, 2019)
  • 2, 23, 37, 50 (Debuted May 11th, 2013)
  • 2, 9, 23, 42 (Debuted November 25th, 2009)
A triple treat for repeating Four-Number Combinations lovers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 10, 20, 44, 57, and PB 3, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 141st appearance.

Helping Powerball’s jackpot grow ever larger. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 379 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played in 37.2% of them and was last seen May 15th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 38 appearances, has played in roughly 27% of the 141 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 10% of all 379 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played March 27th, 2019.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 18.4% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.96% of the 141 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.85% of all 379 drawings. The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen November 17th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations. The madness in Lotto Texas was enough for both lotteries.

Will a {3-2-1} Pattern streak solidify and could the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern see an encore Saturday night? Both Patterns love making repeat appearances!

In the Shadow of $367 Million

Longer days and rising temperatures mean beach parties, a dip in the pool, frozen treats (lime snow cones, anyone?), and a nice cold one, or at least daydreaming about them! Summer continued to make its march while Mega Millions took a breather. Many of this month’s drawings have been the dreams of repeating Three-Number Combination lovers. They may find the results of May 19th, 2019 a bit of a downer. The $367 million prize awaiting Tuesday’s players turned the heat up, true, but it’s the Pattern within that brought the cooldown.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern reigned supreme with winning numbers 5, 17, 28, 32, 63, and MB 11. This Pattern has now played 202 times.

Keeping things chill with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 463 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.6% of the time and was last seen May 7th, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 24.3% of the 202 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 463 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.6% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order April 26th, 2019.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 14.3% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.47% of the 202 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.51% of all 463 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played April 12th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

For all you fans of repeating Three-Number Combinations, I’m sorry to say that there weren’t any. Perhaps next time?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is fond of encores, so that’s something we’ll have to keep an eye on for Tuesday’s drawing. Encore or no, it remains to be seen if that gargantuan prize will grow once more or be claimed by at least one spunky player.