Mega Millions’ Blockbuster Jackpot

Movie theaters almost seem antiquated, don’t they? Even the best performing movies end up on a streaming service and/or made available for purchase six weeks later. Why on earth would anyone go? For one, humans are social creatures that need more than the simulacra of social media (Translation: We thrive better when physically interacting with others, even if tangentially), and some movies just look and sound better on the big screen. Going further, some movies connect people on a more global scale, raking in hundreds of millions, sometimes billions of dollars and become part of the wider culture. The blockbusters. Now, blockbusters are associated with movies, true, but let’s consider a different kind. A lottery kind.

June 28, 2022 was a blockbuster night for Mega Millions. Thousands of people shot their shot, and thousands of people could connect over the disappointment of loss. Regardless of how players felt about their losses, the jackpot grew to $360 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 12, 21, 43, 55 and MB 11, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 218th appearance.

Keeping that jackpot high and mighty! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.7% of the 788 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 70 appearances, has played in 32.1% of the 218 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 788 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.88% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order played June 21, 2022.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order played in 10% of the 70 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.21% of the 218 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.88% of all 788 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order played May 22, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 12, 55 and MB 11 debuted March 23, 2021.

A boost from a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

What plans does Mega Millions have in store for July? Will the jackpot continue to soar, or will it be brought down?

A Continuous Increasing Jackpot and a Bag-Load of Combination Repeats

Greetings, Lotterytrend fans! Romulun Harris here. Last night on June 28, 2022, Powerball’s jackpot was powerful as an impregnable fortress as it increased up to $365 million. Whew! This has been going on since April 30, 2022—almost two months! Anyway, on with the details.

LOTTO TEXAS

Analysis

The {3-3} Pattern made its 163rd appearance, thanks to winning numbers 19, 26, 36, 38, 39, and 45.

Winning Numbers in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com

The {3-3} Pattern has now played in 8.05% of 2025 total Lotto Texas drawings and last occurred on May 25, 2022.

The 0 3 3 Specific Order appeared for the 51st time. It has now played in 31.29% of all 163 drawings associated with the {3-3} Pattern and 2.52% of all 2025 Lotto Texas drawings. Like the {3-3} Pattern, the 0 3 3 Specific Order last played on May 25, 2022.

Four-Number Combination Repeat(s)

Only one Four-Number Combination Repeat occurred:

  • 19, 36, 38, and 39 first played on September 5, 2009.
Winning Numbers in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com

POWERBALL

Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 216th appearance courtesy of winning numbers 11, 13, 18, 30, 37, and PB16.

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

Out of 747 total Powerball drawings, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 28.92% of the time. The Pattern last played on June 25, 2022.

With its 73rd appearance, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 33.8% of the 216 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With all 747 drawings considered, this General Order has played 9.77% of the time. The [2-1-2-1] General Order last played on June 22, 2022.

The 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order, in its 12th appearance, has played in 16.44% of the 73 drawings associated with the [2-1-2-1] General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 5.56% of the 216 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and 1.61% of all 747 drawings. The 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order last played on April 11, 2022.

Three-Number Combination Repeat(s)

A quartet of Three-Number Combiantion Repeats occurred:

A bag load of Three-Number Combination Repeats. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

The Powerball’s jackpot just keeps on growing….and growing…..and growing. Who knows where it’ll stop? This is Romulun Harris signing off. Stay safe!

The Night That Repeats Dominated

In the last Lotto Texas/Powerball post, we talked about how repeats tend to dominate the airwaves during the summer. Perhaps there’s no better night for repeats than Saturday night! After all, many people go out on Saturdays, and when opting to stay in, they have more options than they did 40, 30, or even 10 years ago. Just as TV channels are fond of repeats, so are lotteries.

Pattern repeats dominated the lottery landscape June 25, 2022. In fact, it was a Pattern three-peat in Lotto Texas that forced the jackpot to reset to $5 million. Powerball’s Pattern encore gave the jackpot another boost, pushing it to $346 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play dominated Lotto Texas this week! A three-peat was made possible by winning numbers 7, 10, 23, 34, 46 and 47. That means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 280 times.

Round 3 of the Australia Play. Source: lotterytrend.com.

An Australia Play has been featured in 13.8% of the 2024 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen June 22, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 10, 23, 34 and 46 debuted February 12, 2022.

A repeating Four-Number Combination at the end. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

On the Powerball side of things, a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore graced the scene with 6, 12, 20, 27, 32 and PB 4. This Pattern has now played 215 times.

A double for the {2-2-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 28.8% of the 746 Powerball drawings and was last seen June 22, 2022.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 74 appearances, has played in 34.4% of the 215 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 746 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.92% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order was last seen June 15, 2022.

Now with nine appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12.2% of the 74 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.19% of the 215 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.21% of all 746 drawings. We last saw the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order March 24, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

If you’re a fan of repeating Three-Number Combinations, then Powerball certainly didn’t disappoint!

No repeating Three-Number Combination necessary! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Could either the Australia Play or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern be setting up to end June with Pattern streaks?

Bounding into Summer

Summer isn’t just about hot temperatures and beating the heat. Summer’s a time for travel, a time for adventure, and a time for repeats.

“Repeats?” you ask.

For as long as television has been around, summer has been a time where repeats dominated the airwaves. Broadcast or cable, it mattered not. If you turned on the TV, chances are it was on an episode you had seen a bajillion times. No harm in watching it a bajillion and one times, right?

Now, repeats in and of themselves aren’t necessarily a bad thing. They certainly aren’t for lotteries! After all, if you miss something the first time, you won’t miss it again, right?

Except, if you played Lotto Texas this past Monday and played again Wednesday night, you likely missed the Australia Play again. But don’t worry! The jackpot grew to $7.25 million, certainly not small change! Powerball didn’t see an encore, but it saw its jackpot shoot up to $335 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The Australia Play of June 22, 2022 was made possible by 11, 12, 23, 36, 45 and 49. That means both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 279 times.

Hopping with an Australia Play. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 13.8% of the 2023 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen June 20, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

As an Australia Play bounded across the Lotto Texas plains, it didn’t stop for any repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 10, 31, 48, 56 and PB 12, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 214th appearance.

A monstrous jackpot grew thanks to these numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.7% of the 745 Powerball drawings and was last seen June 15, 2022.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 72 appearances, has played in 33.6% of the 214 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 745 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.66% of the time.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.1% of the 72 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.74% of the 214 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.07% of all 745 drawings.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the [2-1-2-1] General Order and the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order played June 6, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations were spotted along the way:

Repeating Three-Number Combination: top and bottom! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Is another Pattern repeat on tap for Saturday night?

Mega Millions: Dawn of a New Summer

And so, it has come. After weeks of brutal heat, summer is officially here! Yet, you can’t help but get the feeling that the summers may be hotter than they were when you were a kid. Oh well, nothing like a dip in the pool or tubing down river can’t fix, right? Or, how about some Mega Millions? That’ll help take your mind off the humidity and give you an endless summer, of sorts. Thing is, you’re going to need both persistence and patience.

As the temperatures stayed high, Mega Millions cooled down. An encore for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern didn’t materialize, but the jackpot rose all the same. In fact, it shot up well past the $300 million mark, stopping at $312 million when all was said and done.

General Lottery Analysis

June 21, 2022 was the night for a {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 8, 13, 18, 32, 42 and MB 20, this Pattern has now played 217 times.

Starting the summer season with a new Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.6% of the 786 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 69 appearances, has played in 31.8% of the 217 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 786 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.78% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order were last seen May 27, 2022.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.6% of the 69 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.69% of the 217 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.02% of all 786 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order played November 30, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination  8, 32 and 42 debuted April 13, 2018.

With room to spare for a repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the jackpot continue to rise through the summer, fueled by Pattern encores and Pattern streaks?

Two Different Approaches. One Common Goal

Lotto Texas and Powerball are an odd couple indeed! The former often takes a quieter approach while the latter tends to be more adventurous. Even though they’re opposites, they have one common goal: making it difficult for the players to nab jackpots.

Their different approaches were on full display June 15, 2022. Lotto Texas, ever graceful, employed a Pattern three-peat to boost its jackpot to $6.5 million. Meanwhile, Powerball’s craving for repeating Three-Number Combinations sent the jackpot to $279 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat was made possible by 12, 15, 18, 21, 28 and 50. This Pattern has now played 1068 times.

Being its ever-graceful self! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.9% of the 2020 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen June 13, 2022.

Now with 191 appearances, the 3 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.9% of the 1068 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 2020 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.46% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 2 1 Specific Order played June 6, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas went sans repeating Four-Number Combinations Wednesday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 19, 28, 41, 42, 51 and PB 7, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 213th appearance.

More than “just” six numbers. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 742 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28.7% of the time. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen June 6, 2022.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 73 appearances, has played in 34.3% of the 213 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 742 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.84% of the time. May 25, 2022 was the last time the [2-2-1-1] General Order played.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 2 1 0 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 2.35% of the 213 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.67% of all 742 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order played May 2, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Oh, were there repeating Three-Number Combinations! Six of them, in fact:

No repeating Four-Number Combination necessary! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Does more repeating Three-Number Combination madness await Saturday night’s Powerball drawing, and is the {3-2-1} Pattern on the way to a Pattern streak?

One Keeps Going, Two Start Over

Greetings, Lotterytrend fans! Romulun Harris here. As of last night on June 6, 2022, Powerball’s jackpot increased to $210 million while Lotto Texas’s jackpot started over and increased to $5.25 million, just five days after its $17.75 million had been won on June 1, 2022. Lotto Texas’s jackpot, however, was not the only one that started over. Its frequently played {3-2-1} Pattern appeared again after its brief streak from May 28 to June 1 ended. And now, the details.

LOTTO TEXAS

Analysis

Lotto Texas’s frequently played {3-2-1} Pattern made its 1065th appearance, courtesy of winning numbers 6, 12, 17, 24, 29, and 42.

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Winning Numbers in Lotto Texas

The {3-2-1} Pattern has now played in 52.83% of all 2016 Lotto Texas drawings and last occurred on June 1, 2022.

The 3 2 1 Specific Order made its 190th appearance and has now played in 17.84% of all 1065 drawings associated with the {3-2-1} Pattern and 9.42% of all 2016 Lotto Texas drawings. This Specific Order last occurred on May 11, 2022.

Four-Number Combination Repeat(s)

One Four-Number Combination Repeat occurred:

  • 6, 12, 17, and 24 first played on October 24, 2001.
Four-Number Combination Repeat. Source:lotterytrend.com

POWERBALL

Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 212th appearance, thanks to winning numbers 2, 10, 35, 44, 46, and PB04.

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

Out of 738 total Powerball drawings, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played 28.73% of the time. The Pattern last played on May 30, 2022.

With its 71st appearance, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 33.49% of the 212 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With all 738 drawings considered, this General Order has played 9.62% of the time. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, the [2-1-2-1] General Order last played on May 30, 2022.

The 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order, in its 7th appearance, has played in 9.86% of the 71 drawings associated with the [2-1-2-1] General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 3.3% of the 212 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and 0.94% of all 738 drawings. The 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order last played on January 1, 2022.

Three-Number Combination Repeat(s)

One Three-Number Combination Repeat occurred:

Three-Number Combination Repeat in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

Rebuilding is not just putting stuff together again. It is also jackpots trying to build themselves back up after big wins and patterns—especially the frequently played ones—trying to rebuild their streak after they’ve been broken. Definitely expect to see a lot of it.  This is Romulun Harris signing off. Take care!

Summer’s Comin’!

Greetings, Lotterytrend fans! Romulun Harris here. As of May 30, 2022, just after the kids got of school for the summer, the jackpots of Lotto Texas and Powerball have respectively increased up to $17.75 million and $168 million. And now, the details.

LOTTO TEXAS

Analysis

Lotto Texas’s frequently played {3-2-1} Pattern made its 1063rd appearance, courtesy of winning numbers 1, 3, 26, 29, 31, and 45.

Winning Numbers in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com

The {3-2-1} Pattern has now played in 52.81% of all 2013 Lotto Texas drawings and last occurred on May 28, 2022.

The 2 3 1 Specific Order made its 184th appearance and has now played in 17.31% of all 1063 drawings associated with the {3-2-1} Pattern and 9.14% of all 2013 Lotto Texas drawings. This Specific Order last occurred on May 7, 2022.

Four-Number Combination Repeat(s)

Two Four-Number Combination Repeats occurred:

  • 1, 3, 26, and 31 first played on October 24, 2012.
  • 3, 26, 29, and 45 first played on September 18, 2019.
Four-Number Combination Repeats in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com

POWERBALL

Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 211th appearance, thanks to winning numbers 27, 28, 51, 68, 69, and PB22.

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

Out of 735 total Powerball drawings, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played 28.71% of the time. The Pattern last played on May 25, 2022.

With its 70th appearance, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 33.18% of the 211 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With all 735 drawings considered, this General Order has played 9.52% of the time. The [2-1-2-1] General Order last played on May 4, 2022.

The 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order, in its 8th appearance, has played in 11.43% of the 70 drawings associated with the [2-1-2-1] General Order. This Specific order has also played in 3.79% of the 211 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and 1.09% of all 735 drawings. The 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order last played on July 21, 2021.

Three-Number Combination Repeat(s)

A trio of Three-Number Combination Repeats occurred:

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

Summer is a time of fun, relaxation, and of course, the longest school holiday ever! But summer, like any other season, is also a time when the Lottery World gets unexpected surprises. This is Romulun Harris signing off. Stay safe!

Kicking Back with a Playback

After a long slog, it’s finally here. Sure, those long, carefree summer breaks of yore are but a memory, but you’ll take any day that lengthens the weekend. That’s right: Memorial Day is here! Even though it’s a three-day weekend, you’re going to wonder “Where’d the time go?!” just like you do every other weekend. There are ways to ignore that unpleasant feeling of weekends that seem to go by too fast, if only for a little bit. Going to the beach is one and enjoying the creature comforts of air conditioning and streaming is another. Mega Millions can make the dread of another work week go away, but it’ll cost you at least a couple of bucks. The keyword here, of course, is can.

Mega Millions had something to say about that Friday night: “Don’t quit your day jobs, folks!”

After dominating the lottery landscape, the {3-2-1} Pattern was set aside. The idea of a {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat in Mega Millions, of all places, was promptly squashed by something just as effective, if not more: a playback! The result was a jackpot that grew to $170 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The May 27, 2022 Mega Millions drawing featured the 216th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 3, 14, 40, 53, 54 and MB 8.

Kick starting the weekend with a more common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.7% of the 779 drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 68 appearances, has played in 31.5% of the 216 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 779 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.73% of the time.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.8% of the 68 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This General Order has also played in 3.70% of the 216 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.03% of all 779 drawings.

Prior to Friday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, [2-1-2-1] General Order, and the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order were all featured in the April 19, 2022 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

Mega Millions had enough energy for not just a playback, but four repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Bombarded by repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions say “Sayonara” to May with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore?

A Pattern Encore Makes for a Sweet Treat

Whether you’re eight or eighty, something cold and sweet is one way to beat the heat. Perhaps sweet tea is your go-to on blistering hot days, or maybe you’re more the snow cone type? Yet the question remains: How do Lotto Texas and Powerball cope with the heat?

These lotteries may not be able to chow down on popsicles or take pleasure in the wonders of Coke, but on May 25, 2022, they had sweet treats of their own to offer! For starters, both lotteries saw their respective jackpots rise to $16.75 million and $150 million. The other treat was the return of a Pattern that doesn’t get much playtime.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

After showing up earlier in the week, the {3-3} Pattern returned! With winning numbers 19, 20, 26, 37, 38 and 44, this Pattern has now played 162 times.

An uncommon Pattern and an even more uncommon encore! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 2011 Lotto Texas drawings, and the {3-3} Pattern has played 8.06% of the time. Recall that the {3-3} Pattern was last seen May 23, 2022.

Now with 50 appearances, the 0 3 3 Specific Order has played in 30.9% of the 162 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 2011 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.49% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 3 3 Specific Order played February 26, 2022.

Four-Number Combinations

Two repeating Four-Number Combinations accompanied the {3-3} Pattern encore:

  • 19, 20, 37, 44 (Debuted December 15, 2007)
  • 19, 26, 37, 44 (Debuted October 8, 2011)
A couple of repeating Four-Number Combos for good measure. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 210th appearance with 19, 28, 39, 42, 57 and PB 17.

A more common approach by Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.6% of the 733 Powerball drawings and was last seen May 14, 2022.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 72 appearances, has played in 34.3% of the 210 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 733 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.82% of the time. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order May 2, 2022.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 72 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.29% of the 210 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.23% of all 733 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order played March 12, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

No repeating Three-Number Combinations were present.

Will either the {3-3} or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern return for Saturday night?