Show Me the $50 Million

Well, this was unexpected!

For the past few months, Mega Millions has been following this routine:

  1. Reach crazy-large jackpot.
  2. Someone wins crazy-large jackpot and prize gets knocked down to $40 million.
  3. Repeat step 1.

Would you believe that the prize got knocked back down to $40 million already?

“Show me!” you say?

Well sir (or ma’am), it turns out that the sole winner of the March 12th, 2019 Mega Millions jackpot hailed from Missouri! And, to satisfy those from the Show Me State, both figuratively and literally, here’s the rundown.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 12, 16, 49, 57, and MB 18, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 194th appearance.

Given the 444 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 53rd appearance and has now played in 27.3% of the 194 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 444 drawings are taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.9% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played February 19th, 2019.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 15.1% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.12% of the 194 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.80% of all 444 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order played May 1st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 12, 57, and MB 18.

This Combination made its debut November 27th, 2018.

No need to worry about a crazy-large jackpot this Friday night. There is, however, the matter of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and it loves making encores. Is an encore in the cards?

Lotto Texas and Powerball in “Spring Fever”

In our last Lotto Texas/Powerball analysis, we covered a night filled with reservation and solitude. The biggest event of the evening was a similar spread in Lotto Texas.

March 9th was a complete turnaround! Saturday night was grand for fans of repeating Combinations, both the Three and Four-Number kind. When it came to jackpots, Powerball was king. The prize is now a whopping $448 million! Lotto Texas, ever so classy, was no slouch, either. Its prize is a hardy $9.75 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 8, 10, 14, 22, and 31, the {4-2} Pattern made its 176th appearance.

The {4-2} Pattern takes it up a notch. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1636 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time and was last seen January 9th, 2019.

Now with 37 appearances, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in roughly 21% of the 176 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 2.26% of all 1636 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 4 2 0 Specific Order played November 17th, 2018.

Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas kept things lively with two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

Never judge a Pattern by the number of appearances! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 100th appearance with winning numbers 5, 6, 45, 55, 59, and PB 14.

A {2-2-1-1] Pattern milestone. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 358 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 27.9% of the time.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 42nd appearance and has now played in 42% of the 100 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 11.7% of all 358 drawings.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and [2-2-1-1] General Order were last seen January 26th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 11.9% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5% of the 100 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 1.40% of all 358 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order played December 1st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 45, 55, and PB 14.

What better way to commemorate a milestone? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination made its debut May 12th, 2018.

Spring is about new beginnings, and in this case, insanely large jackpots. Powerball is eager to take the new season by the horns with its nearly half-billion-dollar prize. As the jackpot seems to do in times like this, it’ll most likely be at that half-billion-dollar point, if not close. That’ll be something to keep an eye on heading into Wednesday night.

Lotto Texas will continue to remain classy. As it’s not one to get bit by the crazy-large jackpot bug, we’ll need to keep an eye out for more repeating Four-Number Combinations. Who knows? Maybe another similar spread is waiting in the wings?

Springing Towards an Encore

Spring is right around the corner, or at least that’s what the calendar shows. Whether you’re already fighting mosquitoes or bracing for another cold snap, one thing for certain is that Daylight Savings is this weekend*. Warm(er) weather and 9:00 sunsets will be here before we know it!

*Not applicable in Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands, and much of Arizona. For the curious, a full of list of places that don’t observe Daylight Savings can be found here.

To kick off the weekend, the March 8th, 2019 Mega Millions drawing gifted us with an encore. With no grand prize winners, the jackpot leapt to $50 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern came back for more with winning numbers 4, 9, 42, 62, 68, and MB 7. This Pattern has now played 126 times.

Keeping the momentum going! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 443 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.4% of the time and was last seen March 5th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 43rd appearance and has now played in 34.1% of the 126 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.71% of all 443 drawings.

Now with four appearances, the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.30% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.17% of the 126 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 443 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Pattern has played 0.92% of the time.

Both the [2-1-2-1] General Order and the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played in the January 11th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Nestled in the {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore were two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

A busy night indeed. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern maintained its momentum, and now we wait to see if there will be a three-peat Tuesday night. Only two things are certain at this moment: the seasons are still in transition and the Texas bluebonnets are in bloom.

Source: https://texashillcountry.com/texas-man-charged-picking-bluebonnets/

A Playback for Mardi Gras

March for Mega Millions has been anything but quiet so far. This past Friday saw someone become $273 million richer (pre-tax). For March 5th, 2019, on a party day that gives New Year’s Eve a run for its money, we saw…a playback!

The grand prize will take a while to climb back up. For now, a respectable $45 million is up for grabs Friday.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 15, 20, 32, 37, 52, and MB 6, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern saw its 125th appearance.

Keeping things festive. Source:lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 442 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has now played in 32.8% of the 125 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.28% of all 442 drawings.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.6% of the 125 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.58% of all 442 drawings.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern, [2-2-1-1] General Order, and the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order were all last seen in the February 22nd, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Seeing as this was Mardi Gras, simply having a playback would never do. Three repeating Three-Number Combinations helped spread the madness!

Adding color to a wild night. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the March momentum continue with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore Friday?

Fade to {2-2-1-1}

After four dates with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, Mega Millions called it quits February 22nd. Friday night’s drawing saw a get-together with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and there were some interesting developments with the repeating Three-Number Combinations. That prize money slipped out of the players’ hands once again; the grand prize is now $245 million, and “crazy-rich” territory isn’t that far off.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 18, 24, 31, 34, 55, and MB 4, the {2-2-1-1} made its 124th appearance.

Knocking the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern off its pedestal. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 439 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.4% of the time and was last seen February 5th, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 40th appearance and has now played in 32.3% of the 124 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.11% of all 439 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played November 23rd, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.84% of the 124 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 439 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.37% of the time. We last saw the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order on November 1st, 2016. This, in fact, was reconfigured from the 0 2 3 0 0 1 Specific Order seen that night and the winning numbers were 19, 24, 31, 39, 45, and MB 13.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern didn’t come to the date empty-handed; it brought along three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

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

Will Mega Millions try to establish a {2-2-1-1} Pattern streak in the week ahead?

Mega Millions’ Friday Night Chill

The Pattern streak is a tried and true method for maintaining momentum across lotteries. Although Mega Millions’ Pattern streak ended earlier this week, other momentous plays include, but or not limited to, playbacks, Australia Plays, and of course, jackpots that extend beyond the stratosphere. Although the February 8th, 2019 drawing saw neither of these, the grand prize did rise once more. With the jackpot now $173 million, it may not be much longer before Mega Millions is struck with “crazy-high jackpot fever”!

In the meantime, Mega Millions kept things low-key.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 24, 31, 42, 48, and MB 13, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 190th appearance.

Wasn’t gone for long, that {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.7% of the 435 drawings and was last seen the previous Friday. More specifically, in the February 1st, 2019 drawing.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 52nd appearance and has now played in 27.4% of the 190 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 435 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.95% of the time. Prior to this Friday’s drawing, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order was seen on January 29th, 2018.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 19.2% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.26% of the 190 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 2.30% of all 435 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order on August 31st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 24, 31, and MB 13.

A spark in an otherwise quiet night. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Combination made its debut November 1st, 2016.

Having been “derailed” in this past Tuesday’s drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made a quick comeback. Will it try to reestablish a Pattern streak with an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

Bye Bye Streaky

A horrible pun for the February 5th, 2019 Mega Millions drawing? But of course!

Tuesday night saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak come to an end. In its wake was a near-playback and a couple of treats that hadn’t been seen since the earliest days of Lottery Binge! Since no one won the grand prize, the jackpot rose to $157 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 123rd appearance with winning numbers 3, 34, 36, 59, 66, and MB 7.

The numbers that ended a streak. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Given that there have been 434 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 42nd appearance and has now played in 34.1% of the 123 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.68% of all 434 drawings.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen in the January 18th, 2019 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.52% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.25% of the 123 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.92% of all 434 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 0 2 0 2 1 Specific Order played on April 27th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combinations were

Down memory lane. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Lottery Binge made its debut at the end of May 2016. These Combinations showed up early!

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go on to make an encore in Friday night’s drawing?

For January, a Pattern Streak

There was one Pattern that dominated the month and that was the {3-2-1}. This Pattern found itself more at home in Lotto Texas on January 26th. Meanwhile, Powerball stuck with one of its more common Patterns. But, one thing that can be said about both lotteries is that with no grand prize winners, their respective jackpots rose to $6 million and $174 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern firmly planted itself within Lotto Texas Saturday night. With winning numbers 3, 7, 9, 30, 44, and 53, this Pattern played for the fifth time in a row!

Solidifying the Pattern streak. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played 855 times, and with 1624 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played in 52.6% of them.

Now with 159 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.6% of the 855 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.79% of all 1624 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played January 19th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 3, 7, 44, 53 (Debuted June 29th, 2016)
  • 7, 9, 30, 53 (Debuted April 7th, 2007)
Pattern streaks not complete without these! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 99th appearance with winning numbers 8, 12, 20, 21, 32, and PB 10.

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

Of the 346 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 28.6% of the time and was last seen January 19th, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has now played in 41.4% of the 99 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.8% of all 346 drawings. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order January 5th, 2019.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.07% of the 99 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When all 346 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.02% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order played July 18th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

As January winds down, will the {3-2-1} Pattern streak continue in Lotto Texas and will there be a Pattern encore in Powerball?

Lotto Texas & Powerball Follow the Cold

Would you believe that there were six repeating Three-Number Combinations in Lotto Texas last week? And that five of them were thanks to a repeating Five-Number Combination? Well, nothing that grand happened January 19th, 2019. As winter held the U.S. in its icy grip, both Lotto Texas and Powerball matched the chilly mode. The result was a jackpot rise to the tune of $5.5 million and $144 million, respectively.

Although, to be fair, last week’s act was a tough one to beat.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The most noteworthy event of the evening was a three-peat of the {3-2-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 5, 11, 18, 30, 39, and 47, this Pattern made its 853rd appearance.

A much quieter Saturday night. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has played in 52.6% of the 1622 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen January 16th, 2019.

Now with 158 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 853 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 9.74% of all 1622 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 3 1 2 Specific Order played November 7th, 2018.

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations Saturday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 98th appearance with winning numbers 5, 8, 41, 65, 66, and PB 20.

Chilled out. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 28.5% of the 344 Powerball drawings and was last seen January 5th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 30th appearance and has now played in 30.6% of the 98 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.72% of all 344 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-2-1] General Order January 2nd, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 6.67% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.04% of the 98 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 344 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.58% of the time. The 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order made its debut in the September 6th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time.

With three consecutive appearances for the {3-2-1} Pattern, will the Pattern streak continue in Lotto Texas? Could Powerball’s {2-1-2-1} Pattern make an encore Wednesday night?

Chilly Guide to Mega Millions

A snowstorm is making its way across the northern United States. Lottery Trend headquarters is contending with a blustery day and dropping temperatures. All this and more to say one thing:

Winter is here.

One way you can beat those winter blues is by, you guessed it, playing Mega Millions! What better night than a Friday, yes? The January 18th, 2019 drawing, unlike our weather, was largely uneventful. The grand prize was unclaimed and now stands at $82 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 43, 48, 62, 64, and MB 24, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 122nd appearance.

Six chilled numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has now played in 28.4% of the 429 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen January 11th, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has now played in 33.6% of the 122 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 429 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.56% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played December 14th, 2018.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.74% of the 122 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This statistic becomes 1.63% once all 429 drawings are taken into consideration. We last saw the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order on October 16th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 2, 43, and 62.

Alone in a world of single Three-Number Combos. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

It debuted in the August 16th, 2016 drawing.

Will Mega Millions continue its chilled disposition Tuesday’s drawing, or will things warm up?