Mega Millions Dusts Off

In case you haven’t heard, the beastly Mega Millions jackpot was struck down this past Friday. Someone from Michigan came out very wealthy!

The natural order, of course, is for the jackpot to reset. It’s also the natural order for the jackpot to climb back up and get knocked down again, as it were.

After being dealt a powerful blow, Mega Millions had the strength to get back up again. With none of the players picking the six winning numbers, the prize grew to $25 million. Not nearly as high as one billion dollars, but it’s definitely a hearty prize!

General Lottery Analysis

January 26, 2021 saw the 175th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 29, 49, 56, 66, 67 and MB 24.

Helping Mega Millions dust itself off and keep going! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 640 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.3% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern January 12, 2021.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 63 appearances, has played in 36% of the 175 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 640 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.84% of the time.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 3.17% of the 63 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.14% of the 175 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.31% of all 640 drawings.

Both the [1-2-2-1] General Order and the 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order were last seen December 22, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Mega Millions had enough energy for a duo of repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Made even sweeter with two repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern come back for more Friday night?

The 2-2-1-1 Punch Out

It happened again! If you threw your hat in the ring January 12, 2021, there’s a good chance you walked away empty-handed. The Mega Millions jackpot has been living off the agony of defeated players and just received another helping. With none of the six winning numbers picked, the grand prize grew to $750 million. That’s three-quarter billion dollars!

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 174th appearance with winning numbers 12, 14, 26, 28, 33 and MB 9.

Taunting us all with a Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 636 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.4% of the time.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 59 appearances, has played in 33.9% of the 174 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 636 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.28% of the time.

Would you believe that both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order made an encore? They were last seen in the January 8, 2021 drawing. Talk about tag teaming!

Now with seven appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order played in 11.9% of the 59 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.02% of the 174 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and 1.10% of all 636 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order played March 24, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Mega Millions rubbed it in even more with a double dose of repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Rubbing salt in the wound! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

It’s going to take a lot of force to knock down the Mega Millions jackpot! Will Friday night be feast or famine?

In the Realm of the Ridiculous

The word “ridiculous” doesn’t usually have good connotations. It’s used to describe something silly, crazy, deranged, even. After all that’s happened this week, we need something ridiculous. The good kind.

Now, the good kind of ridiculous is entertaining and fun, for example “Spongebob Squarepants” or “The Three Stooges”, though your mileage may vary.This blog focuses on something entertaining, fun, and is something that we can have a say in. This ridiculous is Mega Millions and its ridiculously large jackpot!

There were no signs of the jackpot’s growth getting crushed. In fact, the prize grew by leaps and bounds! Having thwarted the players once again, Mega Millions decided $600 million would be a good stop point. For now.

General Lottery Analysis

The January 8, 2021 drawing saw the 173rd appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 3, 6, 16, 18, 58 and MB 11.

Feeding the beast! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 635 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.2% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played Christmas Day 2020.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 33.5% of the 173 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 635 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.13% of the time. December 15, 2020 was the last time we saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.8% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has played in 4.62% of the 173 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.26% of all 635 drawings. We last saw the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order October 9, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 3, 58 and MB 11 debuted October 28, 2014.

Talk about a blast from the past! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

It’s almost guaranteed that the jackpot will rise again, just before the official drawing Tuesday night. Question is, will the Mega Millions jackpot meet its maker, or will it continue to grow?

Unshakeable Lottery Jackpots

January 6, 2021 favored those who live for rising jackpots. Lotto Texas, for one, was ever the trooper. Although its jackpot is nowhere near the astronomical heights of its brethren, the prize grew to a respectable $7.75 million.

Powerball was the one to look out for. Conditions over the past few months have been favorable towards jackpot growth. Said conditions continued Wednesday night as the players’ efforts to become crazy rich were thwarted yet again. This monster of a prize grew to $470 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas kept its head on straight with an encore. The {3-2-1} Pattern returned with numbers 6, 14, 17, 32, 44 and 45. This Pattern has now played 966 times.

Sticking close to the {3-2-1] Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com

There have now been 1827 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time.

Now with 185 appearances, the 3 1 2 Specific Order has played in 19.2% of the 966 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1827 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order played 10.1% of the time.

This encore wasn’t just any encore: It was a playback! Yes, both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 3 1 2 Specific Order were last seen together in the January 2, 2021 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

No repeating Four-Number Combinations for Lotto Texas this time around.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 156th appearance with 1, 20, 22, 60, 66 and PB 3.

On the verge of $500 million? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.4% of the 549 Powerball drawings.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 50 appearances, has played in 32.1% of the 156 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 549 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.11% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen December 30, 2020.

A playback wasn’t in the cards for Powerball. With its second-ever appearance, the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has now played in 4% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.28% of the 156 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.36% of all 549 drawings. The 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the June 29, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations  

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations were thrown in to make things more interesting!

They move in groups! Source:lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Ahead of Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, the jackpot over there crossed over half a billion dollars! That prize now stands at $510 million. Powerball’s jackpot isn’t that far behind. Will it, too, cross over into the exclusive ultra-rich club?

Lotteries Keep on Slipping into the Future

We went through hell and back, but we made it. The end of 2020 is finally here, and boy did Lotto Texas and Powerball end the year with a bang!

December 30, 2020 saw the appearance of a similar spread and rising jackpots. Lotto Texas grew to a respectable $7.25 million. Powerball’s beastly jackpot grew to $384 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 4, 13, 16, 21 and 28, the {4-2} Pattern made its 198th appearance.

Saying goodbye with an uncommon Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1825 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time. The {4-2} Pattern was last seen December 9, 2020.

Now with 44 appearances, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 22.2% of the 198 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1825 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.41% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 4 2 0 Specific Order played September 5, 2020.

Similar Spread

The spread for this past Wednesday was 03:09:03:05:07. This is similar to what was seen November 18, 2020. The winning numbers were 19, 22, 27, 36, 39 and 46 with a spread of 03:05:09:03:07. The difference between numbers is the same. However, the orders are different.

Four-Number Combinations

Much of that “End the year with a bang!” energy went to the similar spread. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 155th appearance with winning numbers 3, 43, 45, 61, 65 and PB 14.

Feeding the monster (jackpot)! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.3% of the 547 Powerball drawings and was last seen December 23, 2020.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 31.6% of the 155 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 547 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.96% of the time. The [1-2-2-1] General Order was last seen in the December 19, 2020 drawing.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has played in 4.52% of the 155 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.28% of all 547 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order May 8, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 43, 45 and 61 debuted July 3, 2019.

Room for a repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the jackpots grow once more Saturday night?

The Mega Millions Christmas Encore

Hope everyone is having a happy holiday season! It’s hard to believe, but 2020 is almost over! Before we can finally cast this year out to the wolves, we must endure a few more days.

Mega Millions and holiday specials helped make Christmas 2020 more bearable. Classics galore provided the on-screen entertainment while the lottery went to work enticing players far and wide with the possibility of becoming crazy-rich. Hundreds of millions of dollars awaited anyone who could capture the beastly jackpot. The beast got away and grew to $376 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by winning numbers 17, 23, 36, 69, 70 and MB 19. This Pattern has now played 172 times.

Sticking with the familiar on Christmas Day! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 631 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.3% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern December 22, 2020.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 30.8% of the 172 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 631 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.40% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.43% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.91% of the 172 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.79% of all 631 drawings.

Both the [2-1-2-1] General Order and the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played September 15, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations made their presence known:

  • 17, 23, 36 (Debuted November 22, 2013)
  • 23, 69, MB 13 (Debuted December 3, 2019)
  • 17, 36, 70 (Debuted March 27, 2015)
Repeating Three-Number Combinations to make the season bright! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the jackpot continue to grow as we say goodbye (and good riddance) to 2020?

Getting Cozy with Pattern Repeats

Merry Christmas one and all! December 23, 2020 was all about getting comfortable and playing the classics. Both Lotto Texas and Powerball saw Pattern encores and ever-rising jackpots! Having thwarted the players once again, their respective prizes grew to $6.75 million and $341 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore was a special one. With winning numbers 4, 7, 33, 38, 47 and 53, this Pattern not only made its 964th appearance, but it also played four times in a row!

A Pattern streak for Christmas! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1823 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played December 19, 2020.

Now with 140 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.5% of the 140 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1823 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.68% of the time. The 2 1 3 Specific Order was last seen November 21, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations. Can’t get cozy if any popped up, right?

Powerball

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore was thanks to 6, 13, 38, 39, 53 and PB 6. This Pattern has now played 154 times.

There have been 545 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time. Recall that the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played December 19, 2020.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 35.7% of the 154 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 545 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time.

Now with six appearances, the 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.9% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.90% of the 154 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.10% of all 545 drawings.

Both the [2-2-1-1] General Order and the 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order played October 31, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were also absent.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern streak continue for Lotto Texas, and will Powerball’s beast of a jackpot see another growth spurt Saturday night?

In Pursuit of the Christmas Beast

Would you believe that a beast has made itself at home in Mega Millions? It took root sometime in September and was left alone for three months. With just a few days until Christmas, the beast not only thrived but flourished! As the prize grew to $352 million, one must wonder what sustained the beast. What made it grow once again?

General Lottery Analysis

Part of the beast’s diet December 22, 2020 was a {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 29, 53, 56, 59, 67 and MB 21, this Pattern has played 171 times.

Feeding the Mega Millions jackpot beast! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 630 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.1% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern December 15, 2020.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 62 appearances, has played in 36.3% of the 171 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 630 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.84% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played December 4, 2020.

Another source of sustenance was the debut of the 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order! This Specific Order has now played in 1.61% of the 62 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 0.58% of the 171 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.16% of all 630 drawings.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 53, 56 and 59 debuted August 9, 2019.

A repeating Three-Number Combination chaser! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the beast be brought down Christmas Day, or will it continue to flourish?

Lottery Party Mix: 2020 Edition

Chex Party Mix is one of many Christmastime snacks. For those unfamiliar with Chex, it’s a cereal from the U.S. Like Rice Krispies, it appears to be more popular as the key ingredient of a snack rather than part of a complete breakfast.

Now, a party mix wouldn’t be a mix without other goodies, would it? Chex can be mixed with all sorts of things, like pretzels, marshmallows, peanuts. It’s your choice what goes into the mix!

Lotto Texas and Powerball made their own party mix December 19, 2020. One lottery saw a Pattern three-peat, and another saw a similar spread. Throw in repeating Three and Four-Number Combinations and well sir, you got yourself a lottery party mix! To make it sweeter, both Lotto Texas and Powerball received a boost in their jackpots. The respective prizes increased to $6.5 million and $321 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its three-peat appearance with 7, 18, 28, 29, 30 and 50. This Pattern has now played 963 times.

Sticking with {3-2-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1822 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played December 16, 2020.

Now with 162 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.8% of the 963 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1822 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.89% of the time. The 2 3 1 Specific Order was last seen October 7, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations made their presence known:

  • 18, 28, 30, 50 (Debuted February 17, 2007)
  • 7, 18, 28, 30 (Debuted May 30, 2007)
Repeating Four-Number Combinations not hard to miss! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 27, 32, 34, 43, 52 and PB 13, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 153rd appearance.

Harboring a crazy-large jackpot. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.125% of the 544 Powerball drawings.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 48 appearances, has played in 31.4% of the 153 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 544 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.82% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order played December 12, 2020.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.75% of the 48 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.88% of the 153 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.65% of all 544 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 2 2 0 1 Specific Order November 4, 2020.

Similar Spread

The spread for this past Saturday’s numbers was 05:02:09:09. This is in fact similar to the spread from October 14, 2015. That night, the winning numbers were 15, 20, 29, 31, 40 and PB1; their spread was 05:09:02:09. Notice how that even though the differences between numbers were the same, the orders were different.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 32, 34 and PB 13 debuted January 9, 2016.

Almost five years have passed since this Combination debuted! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

The Powerball jackpot continues soaring to great heights, and the drawing before Christmas looks to be one for the ages. Question is, will it be the jackpots growing once more, or someone winning a coveted prize?

A Mega Millions Shines Brightly

Ten days before Christmas and Mega Millions’ plan

Appealed to most every large jackpot fan.

There wasn’t an encore, sorry to say

Another Pattern made its play.

The jackpot wasn’t brought down to size

$310 million became the new prize!

General Lottery Analysis

The December 15, 2020 Mega Millions drawing saw the 170th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 1, 10, 18, 20, 46 and MB 15.

Flipping to a {2-2-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 628 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.1% of the time.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 57 appearances, has played in 33.5% of the 170 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 628 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.08% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order were last seen December 8, 2020.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12.3% of the 57 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.12% of the 170 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.11% of all 628 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order played May 5, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations were also featured:

  • 1, 10, 46 (Debuted May 27, 2014)
  • 10, 20, 46 (Debuted May 22, 2020)
Making room for a couple of repeating Combos. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Friday night’s drawing be a huge Christmas bonus for at least one player?