Mid-Month Malaise?

After the appearance of a repeating Four-Number (yes, Four-Number!) Combination this past Friday night, Mega Millions had two choices April 16th:

  1. Try to outdo the insanity
  2. Slip into a more “normal” routine

Mega Millions decided to grab a little from Column A and a little from Column B. Mild spoiler: There wasn’t another repeating Four-Number Combination. Compared to what we’ve seen in Mega Millions so far this month, Tuesday night was “ho-hum”. And yet, the aftermath of said ho-hum night is why $175 million is up for grabs this Friday. A Good Friday indeed!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 29, 34, 48, 54, and MB 10, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 128th appearance.

Stepping back a bit. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 454 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.2% of the time and was last seen March 29th, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 33.6% of the 128 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 454 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.47% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order February 5th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.6% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.91% of the 128 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.10% of all 454 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 0 2 2 0 1 Specific Order played August 17th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Not only was there no repeating Four-Number Combinations, Three-Number Combinations were nowhere to be found.

What’s certain as we head into Easter weekend is that a large jackpot is up for grabs. As to whether the {2-2-1-1} Pattern makes an encore will remain to be seen. Question is, will the prize be snagged or will it hop away?  

End of Month Lottery Ruckus

With the end of March comes the end of the first quarter of 2019. Now, the month may be over, but neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball are going into April quietly!

There were no Pattern streaks, let alone encores, and with the monster jackpot already won, it’s tempting to let our guards down. But lotteries care not for mortal feelings! The results from March 30th were good for those who enjoy robust jackpots. With no grand prize winners in either Lotto Texas or Powerball, their respective prizes are now $13.5 million and $54 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 13, 24, 38, 30, 38, and 43, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 865th appearance.

The {3-2-1} Pattern stays on top. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1642 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.7% of the time and was last seen March 16th, 2019.

Now with 130 appearances, the 1 3 2 Specific Order has played in roughly 15% of the 865 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1642 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.92% of the time. The 1 3 2 Specific Order previously played January 30th, 2019.

Four-Number Combinations

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination was 24, 28, 30, and 38.

Strong man of the Combination totem pole. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted May 26th, 2001.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 103rd appearance with winning numbers 21, 52, 54, 64, 68, and PB 4.

Making Powerball rise again. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 28.3% of the 364 Powerball drawings and was last seen March 23rd, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 29 appearances, has played in 28.2% of the 103 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 7.97% of all 364 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played September 1st, 2018.

Now with two appearances, the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 6.90% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.94% of the 103 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.55% of all 364 drawings. The 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order made its first appearance May 23rd, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination, 54, 64, and 68, made its debut October 8th, 2016.

Fun with repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will April shower us with Pattern streaks and large jackpots, or will the second quarter of 2019 start off with something more low-key?

Out Like a {2-2-1-1} (Pattern)

March is said to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. Not Mega Millions! The month is over, and it’s been a rollercoaster for this lottery. A {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore wasn’t in the cards March 29th, and with no grand prize winner, April will be starting with an $88 million jackpot. Even though the prize didn’t grow to the heights seen in Powerball, $88 million is none too shabby.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 14, 15, 62, 66, and MB 3, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 127th appearance.

No meekness for Mega Millions! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 449 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, with 44 appearances, has now played in 34.6% of the 127 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 449 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.80% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order were last seen March 8th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 11.4% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.94% of the 127 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.11% of all 449 drawings. Alas, a playback wasn’t meant to be! Prior to Friday night, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order played November 9th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 5, 62, 66.

Not a quiet night. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut June 1st, 2018.

With no Pattern streak or a crazy-large jackpot, it seems as if Mega Millions will have a meek start to April. Far from it! The {2-2-1-1} Pattern is the second-most commonly played Pattern and the thought of it making an encore Tuesday night isn’t farfetched. Will next month be filled with Pattern streaks and a crazy large jackpot, or will Mega Millions keep its composure, relatively speaking?

Three-Quarters In

Three-quarters.

That’s 75%.

March 23rd is roughly the three-quarter mark of the month. Perhaps it was fitting that the result of Saturday night’s Powerball drawing is a grand prize now worth $750 million. That’s three-quarters of a billion dollars!

Lotto Texas held on strong. With no grand prize winner, $12.25 million will be up for grabs Wednesday.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Even though it doesn’t have a beastly jackpot, Lotto Texas made waves with the rarely-seen {5-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 18, and 24, this Pattern made its 59th appearance.

Calm yet packing a punch. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given that there have been 1640 drawings so far, this Pattern has played roughly 3.60% of the time, and was last seen January 2nd, 2019.

Now with nine appearances, the 5 1 0 Specific Order has played in 15.3% of the 59 drawings where {5-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.55% of all 1640 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 5 1 0 Specific Order played November 18th, 2017.

Four-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations. Lotto Texas felt a showing from a rare Pattern was enough.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

As if the jackpot rising to three-quarters of a billion dollars wasn’t enough, it was thanks to a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore! The winning numbers were 24, 25, 52, 60, 66, and PB 5. This Pattern has now played 102 times.

A jackpot’s growth serum! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 362 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 28.2% of the time and was last seen March 20th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 31st appearance and has now played in 30.4% of the 102 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.56% of all 362 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played January 19th, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.9% of the 31 drawings where [2-1-2-1] General Order was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 3.92% of the 102 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.10% of all 362 drawings. We last saw the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order August 25th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

For fear of overshadowing the crazy-large jackpot, there was just one repeating Three-Number Combination: 26, 66, and PB 5.

Tucked away at the bottom. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Combination debuted July 20th, 2016.

The only thing that’s certain going into next week is that there’s a crazy-large jackpot in Powerball. Wednesday could see that prize being won or the prize growing once again. That {2-2-1-1} Pattern is one of the most common. Will there be a three-peat?  

Who Loves Playbacks?

The theme of the week so far is “Playback”. Yesterday, we covered the playback in Mega Millions. Lotto Texas and Powerball, not wanting to be left out, received some playback love March 20th. It’s thanks to these playbacks that the normally unassuming Lotto Texas is now flirting with a $11.75 million grand prize. Powerball’s jackpot beast remained unleashed, and now stands tall at $625 million!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 15, 26, 29, 40, and 42, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 225 times.

The first of two playbacks. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1639 Lotto Texas drawings, an Australia Play has happened in 13.7% of them; one was last seen February 6th, 2019.

Considering that March 20th was the first day of autumn in Australia, perhaps it’s fitting that Lotto Texas saw such a play.

Four-Number Combinations

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 14, 15, 26, and 42.

A companion for the Australia Play. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut September 29th, 2017.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 101st appearance with 10, 14, 50, 53, 63, and PB 21.

Playback the second. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 361 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played roughly 28% of the time.

With 43 appearances, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 42.6% of the 101 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 11.9% of all 361 drawings.

Now with six appearances, the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 14% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.94% of the 101 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.66% of all 361 drawings.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern, [2-2-1-1] General Order, and the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order were last seen March 9th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Powerball kept the momentum going with two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 10, 53, PB 21 (Debuted June 17th, 2017)
  • 10, 50, PB 21 (Debuted March 16th, 2016)
Going beyond. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Powerball maintains much of the momentum heading into Saturday and it’s possible that the jackpot will jump again. Lotto Texas shouldn’t be discounted, though; the prize there is a more “respectable” sort of juggernaut. Will the results of Saturday night lead to another jackpot climb, or will at least one prize be won?

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?