Through the Clouds and Into June

May 31st, 2019 was more than just the last day of May. This year, it had the honor of hosting the last Mega Millions drawing of the month. What with it being the last day and all, someone claiming the prize or even a {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat would’ve been exciting ways to end the month with a bang. Of course, Mega Millions thought those were too predictable.

Let’s spice things up, it thought.

Let’s break through the clouds and start June with a massive $475 million jackpot!

Oh, and that {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat? Didn’t happen.

General Lottery Analysis

In lieu of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat, Mega Millions threw at us the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 7, 8, 26, 65, 67, and MB 4, this Pattern made its 133rd appearance.

A visit from the second-most common Mega Millions Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 467 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.5% of the time and was last seen May 10th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 45 appearances, has played in 33.8% of the 133 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.64% of all 467 drawings.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.3% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.51% of the 133 drawings where {2-1-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 467 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.28% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the [2-1-2-1] General Order and the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order played March 29th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

As if the crazy-large jackpot weren’t enough, there was a lone repeating Three-Number Combination!

  • 8, 26, 67
A little something extra to end the month. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the June 16th, 2015 drawing.

The prize in Mega Millions will not go down easily! Tuesday night could be the night that the players bring the beast back down to size or become witness to another growth spurt. With {2-1-2-1} being the second-most common Pattern, could an encore also be in the cards?

The Jackpot Wave

Two things have risen this month: temperatures and lottery jackpots! If the results for May 18th, 2019 are anything to go by, rising jackpots will continue to be in the forecast for the foreseeable future. They’ll come back down, eventually, but for now, a watch for Lotto Texas and Powerball is needed.

Powerball’s prize dwarfed that of Lotto Texas, but that’s to be expected. Even with its $288 million up for grabs Wednesday, it didn’t compare to Lotto Texas in the rumblings department. Save for a winner earlier this month, Lotto Texas has rebounded steadily and nicely found itself with a $6 million jackpot. Along the way, it rekindled its love for encores and playbacks.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 13, 20, 38, 31, and 44, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 871st appearance.

Saturday night encore: {3-2-1} edition. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1656 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 52.6% of the time.

Now with 144 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 871 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1656 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 8.70% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 3 1 Specific Order were last seen in the May 15th, 2019 drawing. Not only was this a playback, but a double encore!

Four-Number Combination(s)

Nestled inside this double encore-slash-playback was a repeating Four-Number Combination that has played twice before: 10, 28, 31, and 44!

Red looks good for a three-timer. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted April 27th, 2002 and showed up again four years later April 29th, 2006.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 105th appearance with winning numbers 2, 10, 25, 66, 67, and PB 26.

A quieter night for Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 378 Powerball drawings to date, this Pattern has played 27.8% of the time and was last seen May 8th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 32 appearances, has played in 30.5% of the 105 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 378 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.47% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played March 23rd, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 15.625% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.76% of the 105 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.32% of all 378 drawings. We last saw the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order on December 31st, 2016.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 2, 66, and 67, debuted November 28th, 2015.

Alone in a red box. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Whether the {3-2-1} Pattern makes a three-peat appearance in Lotto Texas is something we’ll need to look for. Powerball, meanwhile, will have to make the difficult choice of knocking on $300 million or relinquishing its prize.

Mega Millions’ Playback Comeback

Before we get to today’s Mega Millions analysis, I want to once again thank Romulun Harris for filling in while I was away in Tulsa for business. If you’re in Tulsa, and you like ramen/Asian fusion, be sure to check out Yokozuna. The pork belly ramen is amazing!

I wasn’t the only one who returned May 10th, 2019. Mega Millions received a visit from a Pattern that made an appearance sometime last week. That Pattern had a hand in thwarting players once again, and the grand prize rose to an astounding $316 million!

But, the Pattern can’t take all the credit; it most certainly did not act alone.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 16, 21, 61, 62, and MB 19, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 132nd appearance.

A visit from a common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 461 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 28.6% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 34.8% of the 132 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 461 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Pattern has played 9.98% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 10.9% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 3.79% of the 132 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.08% of all 461 drawings.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern, [1-2-2-1] General Order, and the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order showed up together on May 3rd, 2019. Indeed, ‘twas a playback responsible for the prize rise!

Three-Number Combination(s)

The playback didn’t come alone. There were four repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 3, 16, 61 (Debuted September 30th, 2014)
  • 16, 61, 62 (Debuted October 10th, 2017)
  • 21, 61, 62 (Debuted September 29th, 2015)
  • 3, 61, 62 (Debuted November 14th, 2014)
A good night for repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Perhaps Tuesday night will see a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore, or perhaps we’ll see that monster of a jackpot rise again. One thing that’s certain is that we won’t know what’s in that Mega Millions box until we open it. The most important takeaway for a lottery is that anything is possible!

Yet Another Australia Play

Hello again, Lotterytrend fans! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates! Lotto Texas experienced another Australia Play along with a Four-Number Combination repeat. And now the details.

Lotto Texas

Last night on May 8, 2019 the winning numbers for Lotto Texas were 2, 5, 34, 36, 39, and 42.

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

As mentioned earlier, Lotto Texas experienced another Australia Play when both the {2-2-2} Pattern and 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 230th appearance, making up 13.91% of all 1653 drawings. They last played on May 4, 2019.

Lotto Texas also experienced a repeat appearance of a Four-Number Combination:

  • 34, 36, 39, and 42, which debuted on January 19, 2008.
Repeat in Four-Number Combination in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Powerball

Meanwhile, Powerball’s winning numbers were 1, 45, 53, 64, 66, and PB 3.

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

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 104th appearance and has played in 27.73% of all 375 drawings. It last played on March 30, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 30th appearance and has played in 28.85% of all 104 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and 8% of all 375 drawings. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, it last played on March 30, 2019.

The 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order made its 6th appearance and has played in 20% of all 30 drawings associated with the [1-2-2-1] General Order, 5.04% of all 104 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, and 1.6% of all 375 drawings. It last played on September 1, 2018.

Powerball experienced a repeat appearance of two Three-Number Combinations:

Repeat in Three-Number Combinations in Powerball. source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

And now, before I take my leave, I would like to thank Freyja Harris for this opportunity to blog to you all for these past few days while she takes care of other important business. Freyja will be back Saturday to fill in on the details while I continue my duties as analyst for lotterytrend-megamillions.com. Until the time comes again when I have to fill in for Freyja, this is Romulun Harris signing off.

¡Saludos!

¡Hola, Lotterytrend amigos! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates. As Cinco De Mayo dawns upon us, a Pattern and General Order that last played on the same date are doing the Mexican Hat Dance while a pair of shaking maracas take the form of two Three-Number Combination repeats. And now the details.

Last night on May 3, 2019, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 8, 16, 22, 66, 68, and MB 11.

The {2-2-1-1] Pattern, back for more! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 131st appearance and has played in 28.59% of all 459 drawings. It last played on April 30, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 45th appearance and has played in 34.35% of all 131 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and a9.8% of all 459 drawings. Like the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, it  last played on April 30, 2019.

The 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its 4th appearance and has played in 8.89% of all 45 drawings associated with the [1-2-2-1] General Order, 3.05% of all 131 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, and 0.87% of all 459 drawings. It last played on October 10, 2017.

As mentioned earlier, Megamillions experienced two repeats in Three-Number Combinations:

Repeating Three-Number Combination bookends. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Well, soon will come the flying of sombreros and shouts of “OLE!”  This is guest blogger Romulun Harris signing off and wishing you a Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Mega Millions’ April Send-Off (Making Way for May)

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already a third of the way through 2019! That’s just eight months away from not only another year, but another decade.

But let’s focus on the here and now, shall we? April 30th marked the end of the month, naturally, and Mega Millions was there for the send-off. Nothing too grand or flashy for this lottery.

Well, there is a $252 million grand prize to keep an eye on…

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 130th appearance with winning numbers 24, 37, 41, 61, 70, and MB 20.

A “quiet” end to April. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 458 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.4% of the time and was last seen April 19th, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 44 appearances, has played in 33.8% of the 130 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.61% of all 458 drawings and was last seen April 16th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.62% of the 130 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 458 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.31% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order played January 9th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 24, 61, and 70, debuted October 12th, 2018.

The lone ranger. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The only thing certain is that Mega Millions will be starting May with a jackpot just above a quarter of a billion dollars. May is also the unofficial start of summer, if the theme park commercials aren’t a sign. Will the blockbuster jackpot grow after Friday’s drawing, or will the prize be claimed?

A Good Night for an Encore

April 19th, 2019 marked two important holidays: Good Friday and the beginning of Passover. Given the magnitude of both these holidays and the magnitude of what happened earlier this week, it’s fitting that Mega Millions continued the trend established this past Tuesday. For starters, the grand prize rose once more and now stands at $192 million.

There was also a Pattern encore.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern was liked so much that it came back for another appearance! With winning numbers 18, 25, 43, 44, 57, and MB 25, this Pattern played for the 129th time.

Some things bear repeating. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 455 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 28.4% of the time and was last seen April 16th, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 42 appearances, has played in 32.6% of the 129 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 455 drawings are taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.23% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played March 5th, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 4.76% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.55% of the 129 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.43% of all 455 drawings. The 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance December 15th, 2015.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Another trait from Tuesday night was the lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Two things to look out for next week will be the jackpot and the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. This Pattern has been known to make three-peats and Mega Millions gets the itch for crazy-large jackpots from time to time. Will the three-peat happen, and will the jackpot continue to rise?  

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?