Mega Millions and Chill

Friday night has come at last! The job is a distant memory, until Sunday night anyway, and it’s time to get the weekend started. Something’s playing at the movie theatre, right? What about the restaurant that opened a few months ago? Nothing kicks the weekend off like a good meal.

Well, there is one thing that might rival those. Friday nights are Mega Millions nights, you know. Wouldn’t it be something to play and walk away a multimillionaire? Play your cards right (see what we did there?) and you won’t have to ever count down to the weekend again!

Unfortunately, the dream of becoming a “Friday night multimillionaire” was deferred for many. Mega Millions managed to thwart the players Friday night with little effort. Simply through the power of chilling out, the jackpot received a boost, resting at $432 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Even though Mega Millions decided to chill, September 17, 2021 was when the {2-2-1-1} Pattern came back for an encore! With winning numbers 17, 32, 40, 59, 61 and MB 18, this Pattern has now played 195 times.

A small carryover from Tuesday. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 707 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.6% of the time. Recall that the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen September 14, 2021.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 70 appearances, has played in 35.9% of the 195 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 707 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.90% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order August 20, 2021.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.9% of the 70 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.62% of the 195 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.27% of all 707 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order played January 31, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Part of chilling on a Friday night is the lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The last (true) day of summer is on September 21st, and Mega Millions has the honor of having a drawing. Will this coming Tuesday spell the end of the jackpot run?

The Mega Millions 400 (Million)

Mega Millions has had quite the summer! For nearly four months, its jackpot has yet to be won. The jackpot managed to give players the slip once again Tuesday night. From a glass half-full perspective, it provided another chance to claim an even more massive jackpot! Mega Millions crossed the $400 million threshold; $405 million became up for grabs.

General Lottery Analysis

The September 14, 2021 Mega Millions drawing saw the 194th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 4, 13, 19, 63, 64 and MB 16.

Keep pushing that Mega Millions jackpot upward! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 706 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 59 appearances, has played in 30.4% of the 194 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 706 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.36% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order were last seen August 31, 2021.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 59 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.12% of the 194 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.13% of all 706 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order played April 10, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Mega Millions fell in with the repeating Three-Number Combination crowd. In fact, four of them showed up, with one having played twice before:

Three-Number Combination Triple Threat! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Mega Millions jackpot get another boost Friday night, or will its summer run come to an end?

After the Storm

Salutations, Lotterytrend fans! Romulun Harris here to give you the latest lottery updates. Last night on September 13, 2021, as the Gulf Coast once again faced a bull of a storm, the Lottery world faced a storm of its own as the jackpots once more increased, this time with Lotto Texas being $16.75 million and Powerball being $432 million.  

LOTTO TEXAS

Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 210th appearance thanks to winning numbers 4, 10, 11, 16, 24, and 48.

Winning Numbers in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com.

The {4-1-1} Pattern has now occurred in 11.04% of all 1902 Lotto Texas drawings and last played on September 8, 2021.

The 4 1 1 Specific Order made its 67th appearance and has now occurred in 31.90% of all 210 drawings associated with the {4-1-1} Pattern and 3.52% of all 1902 Lotto Texas drawings. The 4 1 1 Specific Order last played on February 20, 2021.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Three Four-Number Combination repeats occurred:

  • 10, 16, 24, and 48 first played on June 22, 2011.
  • 4, 10, 24, and 48 first played on August 1, 2020.
  • 4, 10, 11, and 16 first played on May 4, 2002.
Four-Number Combination Repeats in Texas Lotto. Source: lotterytrend.com.

POWERBALL

Analysis

Powerball’s winning numbers were 37, 40, 50, 61, 63, and PB21, resulting in the {2-2-1-1} Pattern making its 178th appearance.

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

Out of 624 Total Powerball drawings, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 28.53% of the time. The Pattern last played on August 21, 2021.

With 57 appearances, the [2-1-2-1] General Order has played in 32.02% of the 178 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With all 624 drawings considered, the General Order has played 9.13% of the time. The [2-1-2-1] General Order last played on July 21, 2021.

The 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order, now in its 4th appearance, has played in 7.02% of the 57 drawings associated with the [2-1-2-1] General Order. The 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order has also played in 2.25% of the 178 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and 0.64% of all 624 drawings. The 0 0 2 1 2 1 Specific Order last occurred on May 1, 2021.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were five Three-Number Combination repeats:

Plenty of Three-Number Combination Repeats to go around! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Lotto Texas and Powerball, strong as well-built buildings that have survived many storms, continue to grow in their jackpots. How long will it last? Will Powerball be able to make it to $500 million? This is Romulun Harris signing off. Stay safe!

Mega Millions: To the Jackpot Beyond

August 2021 ended on a Mega Millions note. Since May, the jackpot has been nurtured through sheer thwarting of players. Pattern streaks and Australia Plays had a role in creating the beast of a jackpot currently up for grabs. August 31st was yet another fine night where the massive jackpot grew once more, stopping at $323 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 14, 31, 58, 68 and MB 15, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 193rd appearance.

Pushing the jackpot ever higher! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 702 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.5% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern August 20, 2021.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 30.1% of the 193 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 702 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.26% of the time.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.8% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.15% of the 193 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.14% of all 702 drawings.

Both the [2-1-2-1] General Order and the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order were last seen June 1, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

Mega Millions was quite fond of this repeating Three-Number Combination trio!

  • 14, 31, MB 15 (Debuted July 22, 2014)
  • 14, 58, 68 (Debuted December 19, 2014)
  • 31, 58, MB 15 (Debuted November 18, 2016)
The trio split by two red boxes. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

How much larger will the Mega Millions jackpot grow before someone knocks it down to size?

The Grand Combination Foundation

Numbers are the first thing many of us think of when we see or hear the word “lottery”, but the combination is the true backbone. While numbers get all the attention, they’re being propped up by combinations. When you dig deeper, there are certain arrangements, combinations if you will, that like to show up in every drawing. To make our analysis even more exciting, some of these combinations will repeat, multiple times in fact.

August 21, 2021 honored the combination. Lotto Texas and Powerball saw outstanding showings of repeating Four-Number and Three-Number Combinations, respectively. Furthermore, the jackpots rose to $12 million in Lotto Texas and $293 million in Powerball.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 20, 23, 27, 34 and 54, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 207th appearance.

Propped up by Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.9% of the 1892 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen July 10, 2021.

Now with 69 appearances, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 207 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1892 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.65% of the time. The 1 4 1 Specific Order was last seen April 10, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Four-Number Combinations made their rounds:

  • 1, 20, 27, 34 (Debuted September 21, 2011)
  • 23, 27, 34, 54 (Debuted May 2, 2015)
  • 1, 20, 23, 54 (Debuted February 27, 2002 and previously played October 5, 2011)
A multi-colored selection! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball liked the {2-2-1-1} Pattern so much that it decided to play it again! The 177th appearance of this Pattern was made possible by 16, 28, 36, 39, 59 and PB 4.

Powerball’s new friend (for now)! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.8% of the 614 Powerball drawings.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern wasn’t the only one Powerball brought back. The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 65 appearances, has played in 36.7% of the 177 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 614 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.6% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order previously played in the August 18, 2021 drawing.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 9.23% of the 65 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.39% of the 177 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.98% of all 614 drawings. We last saw the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order December 22, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 39, 59 and PB 4 debuted July 2, 2016.

Alone at the top. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

As the Combinations continue to work behind the scenes, will the jackpots continue to rise?

Bouncy, Energetic Mega Millions

The events that took place August 20, 2021 can be described with one word: “whirlwind”. Mega Millions didn’t know what to do with itself. A playback made an appearance, but that wasn’t enough. No, Mega Millions got greedy. It just had to go crazy with the repeating Three-Number Combinations, and would you believe that there was another similar spread? Bouncing and darting through the lottery smorgasbord propelled the jackpot to $270 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 41, 43, 51, 57, 70 and MB 1, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 192nd appearance.

Mega Millions had a heyday with these numbers! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 699 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 69 appearances, has played in 35.9% of the 192 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 699 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.87% of the time.

Now with four appearances, the 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 5.80% of the 69 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.08% of the 192 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.57% of all 699 drawings.

All three were last seen August 10, 2021.

Similar Spread

Friday night’s spread was 02:08:06:13. The spread for March 4, 2020 had a similar appearance. That night, 2, 8, 16, 18, 31 and MB 14 were the winning numbers, and the spread was 06:08:02:13. The same difference between numbers but of course, the orders of said numbers that played were different.

Three-Number Combinations

Mega Millions darn lost its mind after grabbing five repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 41, 43, 57 (Debuted November 29, 2013)
  • 43, 51, 57 (Debuted January 5, 2021)
  • 51, 57, MB 1 (Debuted March 7, 2014)
  • 51, 57, 70 (Debuted March 31, 2020)
  • 41, 51, 57 (Debuted November 8, 2013)
All done without the help of a repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will that energy carry over into Mega Millions next week, or will this lottery take a more “sophisticated” approach?

Play That Back Again

Repetition has many uses. Watching a movie for the 101st time, for example, lets us see what we may have missed the first 100 times (though it’s really due to familiarity and/or nostalgia). For lotteries, repetition can be from either a Pattern repeat, a Pattern streak, or a playback. The result may not be predictable, but there’s a sense of familiarity when a Pattern plays consecutively, or even when everything played together on the same date.

Although neither Lotto Texas nor Powerball saw Pattern encores, there was a playback. August 18, 2021 was a boon for both jackpots, though. The jackpot for Lotto Texas continued to hang on, stopping at $11.75 million, and Powerball settled at $290 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 998th appearance with 9, 27, 36, 39, 52 and 54.

The {3-2-1} wasn’t gone for long! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 52.8% of the 1891 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 173 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.3% of the 998 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1891 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.15% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 1 2 3 Specific Order were last seen August 11, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas decided to give repeating Four-Number Combinations a break this go-around.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 35, 36, 51, 55, 61 and PB 26, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 176th appearance.

Helping push the Powerball jackpot into the stratosphere! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 613 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28.7% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern August 11, 2021.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 64 appearances, has played in 36.4% of the 176 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 613 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.4% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played May 29, 2021.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 64 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.55% of the 176 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.31% of all 613 drawings. The 0 0 2 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen, no kidding, April 1, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

Powerball saw to it that a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations would pop up!

A small gathering of repeats. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Are more playbacks in store for Saturday night?

Growing Jackpots Are Happy Jackpots

August 14, 2021 marked the end of the {3-2-1} Pattern streak in Lotto Texas. History has shown us that Pattern streaks aren’t necessary in boosting jackpots, and Saturday night proved history right.

An Australia Play was responsible for keeping the Lotto Texas jackpot above $10 million. So much so, in fact, that the prize grew to $11.25 million. Meanwhile, Powerball’s jackpot grew to a fat and happy $274 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The 259th Australia Play was made possible by 7, 11, 21, 36, 52 and 54.

Kicking the {3-2-1} Pattern streak aside. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1890 Lotto Texas drawings, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order has played 13.7% of the time. An Australia Play was last seen in the June 12, 2021 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combinations were absent Saturday night.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 21, 49, 65, 67 and PB 18, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 233rd appearance.

Feeding the jackpot once again. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 612 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38.1% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played August 4, 2021.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 64 appearances, has played in 27.5% of the 233 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 612 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.5% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order July 28, 2021.

Now with 11 appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.2% of the 64 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.72% of the 233 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.80% of the 612 Powerball drawings. The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played April 29, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

Powerball had enough room to bring a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations along:

Making room for repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the jackpots continue to grow through the week ahead?

The Good Fortune of Mega Millions

August 13, 2021 fell on a Friday this year. For any Mega Millions players who are triskaidekaphobes, fear not! The results of Friday night’s drawing caused short term pain but long-term gain. Although no one won the grand prize, you gained another shot to win the jackpot! By the grace of a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore, the jackpot soared to $242 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by 17, 21, 35, 40, 53 and MB 11. This Pattern has now played 191 times.

A triumphant return for the {2-2-1-1] Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 697 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.4% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern August 10, 2021.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 66 appearances, has played in 34.6% of the 191 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 697 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.47% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played August 3, 2021.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 66 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.71% of the 191 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.29% of all 697 drawings. The 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen December 13, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 40, 53, MB 11 debuted November 11, 2016.

The best place for a lone repeater: at the top! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern be so lucky as to make a three-peat appearance Tuesday night?

Streak to Go Upward

Even though summer vacation is (almost) over, it’s still summer. Fall doesn’t arrive until September 22nd, and it’s still hot outside. Maybe not hot enough to cook eggs on the sidewalk, but chances are you’re still seeking shade or a cold drink when you’re outside. You’re still swearing under your breath (or out loud; we won’t judge) when the weatherman says it’s going to get even hotter.

Rising jackpots are nicer than 100-degree (Fahrenheit), 90% humidity days, anyway. Even better when one of those jackpots is now worth a quarter of a billion dollars!

August 11, 2021 was a good night for Lotto Texas and Powerball. Strong showings from both lotteries sent their respective jackpots to $10.75 million and $250 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Now having appeared four times in a row, the {3-2-1} Pattern streak established itself! With winning numbers 10, 20, 23, 38, 41 and 42, this Pattern has now played 997 times.

The {3-2-1} Pattern stayed strong! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1889 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.8% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern was last seen August 7, 2021.

Now with 172 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 17.3% of the 997 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1889 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.11% of the time. We last saw the 1 2 3 Specific Order July 21, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Embedded in the {3-2-1} Pattern streak were a couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 10, 20, 41, 42 (Debuted March 19, 2003)
  • 20, 23, 41, 42 (Debuted August 22, 2009)
Gotta have those repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Although Powerball didn’t see a Pattern streak, perhaps it could get one started with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern? The winning numbers were 12, 18, 20, 29, 30 and PB 16; this Pattern has now played 175 times.

A future Pattern streak on the way? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has also played in 28.6% of the 611 Powerball drawings and was last seen July 21, 2021.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 56 appearances, has played in 32% of the 175 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 611 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.17% of the time. The [1-2-2-1] General Order was last seen in the July 14, 2021 drawing.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.1% of the 56 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.14% of the 175 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.47% of all 611 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order played May 22, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations  

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations were present:

A welcome addition! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Saturday night see the continuation of the {3-2-1} Pattern streak, and will Powerball’s {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore?