The Hidden Strength of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern

“Never judge a book by its cover.”

“Big things come in small packages.”

We’ve all heard something like the above phrases at one time or another. The gist is to never assume, and that goes double for lottery patterns. Take the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in Mega Millions. Compared to the likes of, oh, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, it doesn’t get a lot of play. Given that, one would think this {3-1-1-1} Pattern is a “small” player, no big deal.

You should know by now, or will know, that there are no small players in lottery!

Friday night’s showing of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern had the power to enrich or tease. This Pattern opted for the latter approach. As frustrating as it was for so many, the jackpot boost to $347 million was a silver lining.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern of January 14, 2022 was thanks to 5, 8, 13, 22, 48 and MB 25. This Pattern has now played 140 times.

This is no small Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 741 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 18.9% of the time. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen December 21, 2021.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 39.3% of the 140 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 741 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.42% of the time. The October 29, 2021 drawing was the last time the [3-1-1-1] General Order played.

Now with five appearances, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.09% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.57% of the 140 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.67% of all 741 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order played October 19, 2021.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combination 5, 8 and 48 debuted October 8, 2019.

An extra splash of repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will someone claim the massive jackpot Tuesday night, possibly with an assist from a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore?  

O Mega Mill, O Mega Mill

Yuletide Greetings, Lotterytrend fans! Romulun Harris here. Last night on December 21st, Megamillions received an early Christmas surprise. We’ll get to that shortly! But now, the details.

The winning numbers were 25, 31, 58, 64, 67, and MB24.

Winning Numbers in Megamillions lead to 0 1 1 0 3 1 Specific Order’s debut! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 139th appearance and has played in 18.94% of all 734 drawings. It last played on October 29, 2021.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has played in 29.5% of all 139 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and 5.59% of all 734 drawings. It last played on July 6, 2021.

And now, let’s give a warm holiday welcome and toast to the member of the [1-1-3-1] General Order Family that’s never been given attention until now: the 0 1 1 0 3 1 Specific Order! Merry Christmas, 0 1 1 0 3 1 Specific Order! You are the star of the Lotterytrend Christmas Tree!

There were no Three-Number Combination repeats.

Let’s give one last toast to the 0 1 1 0 3 1 Specific Order! Let’s wish it the best of this holiday season and in the new year! This is Romulun Harris signing off. Have a safe holiday!

Tis the Season

Greetings, Lotterytrend fans! Romulun Harris here. On November 29, and early into the Holiday season, Lotto Texas and Powerball both increased to $11.25 million and $264 million respectively. There was also a trio of three-Number Combination repeats in Powerball. And now the details.

LOTTO TEXAS

Analysis

The {4-2} Pattern made its 208th appearance thanks to winning numbers 1, 11, 20, 23, 31, and 36.

Winning Numbers in Lotto Texas. Source: lotterytrend.com

The {4-2} Pattern has now occurred in 10.75% of all 1935 Lotto Texas drawings and last played on November 22, 2021.

The 2 4 0 Specific Order made its 35th appearance and has now occurred in 16.83% of all 208 drawings associated with the {4-2} Pattern and 1.81% of all 1935 Lotto Texas drawings. The 2 4 0 Specific Order last played on September 29, 2021.

Four Number Combination(s)

There were no Four-Number Combination repeats.

POWERBALL

Analysis

Powerball’s winning numbers were 18, 26, 28, 38, 47, and PB17, resulting in the {3-1-1-1} Pattern making its 118th appearance.

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

Out of 657 Powerball drawings, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 17.96% of the time. The Pattern last played October 20, 2021.

With 36 appearances, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played in 30.51% of the 118 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. With all 657 drawings considered, the General Order has played 5.48% of the time. The [3-1-1-1] General Order last played on September 29, 2021.

The 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order, now with its 6th appearance, has played in 16.67% of the 36 drawings associated with the [3-1-1-1] General Order. The 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has also played in 5.08% of the 118 drawings associated with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and 0.91% of all 657 drawings. The 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order last occurred on June 24, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

As mentioned earlier, three Three-Number Combination repeats occurred:

Three-Number Combination Repeats in Powerball. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

The Holiday Season is a time of giving. It is also a time of surprises, which you can be sure of in the next drawing. This is Romulun Harris signing off. Stay safe!

Mega Millions’ Great Combination Summoning

Mega Millions wanted to start Halloween weekend with something grand, and it was done without the assistance from a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore. This “bang” came in the form of a repeating Four-Number Combination. Now, these may not be as common here as they are in Lotto Texas, but they always leave a big impact! Before we can get to the repeating Four-Number Combination, there’s the matter of the October 29, 2021 drawing itself. As Mega Millions put aside its most common Pattern to explore other avenues, the jackpot climbed to $26 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern blocked the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore from taking place. With winning numbers 15, 26, 28, 35, 45 and MB 4, this Pattern made its 138th appearance.

A different approach was in order! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 719 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.2% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 54 appearances, has played in 39.1% of the 138 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 719 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.51% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order played October 19, 2021.

Now with 10 appearances, the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 54 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.25% of the 138 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.39% of all 719 drawings. The 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen September 7, 2021.

Four-Number Combination

Repeating Four-Number Combination 15, 26, 45 and MB 4 debuted February 24, 2015.

A surprise visit! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Three-Number Combinations

Naturally, four repeating Three-Number Combinations tumbled out. All the Combinations below debuted in the earlier-mentioned February 24th drawing:

  • 15, 26, 45
  • 15, 26, MB 4
  • 26, 45, MB 4
  • 15, 45, MB 4
Some have shown up more than twice. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

In addition to debuting over six years ago, Combination 15, 45 and MB 4 was last seen April 20, 2018.

Will another repeating Four-Number Combination show up to start November?

The Lottery Mid-Week Double Encore Chiller

It’s that time of year again! All the pumpkin spice-themed food and accessories, not to mention actual pumpkins, candy sales, and decorations mean one thing: Halloween is upon us. Now, lotteries don’t go bump in the night or suck your blood, but they can and do have the power to scare. After all, the prospect of winning millions of dollars is both exciting and terrifying, isn’t it? Want to know what else is terrifying? When lotteries don’t let anyone take off with their jackpots, especially if you don’t know how they did it. How a lottery dashes dreams of overnight riches changes up; fun to keep the players on their toes, after all.

October 20, 2021 meant rising jackpots for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. Through the power of a double encore and an assist from repeating Three and Four-Number Combinations, their respective jackpots climbed to $7 million and $86 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from Monday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern came back for more with winning numbers 10, 12, 22, 37, 50 and 52. This Pattern has now played 1010 times!

More {3-2-1} Pattern, please! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1918 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.7% of the time.

Want to know who else just played this past Monday? The 2 1 3 Specific Order, that’s who! Now with 150 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 14.9% of the 1010 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1918 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 7.82% of the time. Note that a playback in Lotto Texas means the Pattern and the Specific Order played together on a previous date. That previous date, of course, was October 18, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

The madness of a playback wasn’t enough for Lotto Texas. Three repeating Four-Number Combinations also wanted in:

Adding onto the madness! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Powerball took a quieter approach Wednesday night. With winning numbers 7, 29, 36, 41, 43 and PB 5, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 117th appearance.

A quieter, methodical approach? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 640 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 18.3% of the time. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen September 29, 2021.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 41 appearances, has played in 35% of the 117 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 640 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.41% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played September 11, 2021.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 3 1 0 1 Specific Order played in 9.76% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.42% of the 117 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.625% of all 640 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 3 1 0 1 Specific Order July 29, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 7, 29 and 41 debuted September 24, 2016.

Not too quiet! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will there be more playback action Saturday night and with rising jackpots?

Passing Up on a Playback

There was good news and bad news concerning the October 19, 2021 Mega Millions drawing. First the bad. If you or anyone else you know is a fan of the playback (Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order all played together in a previous drawing), then Tuesday’s drawing was so close, yet so far. The good news is that the Mega Millions jackpot crossed the $100 million threshold. With the help of a “near playback”, the prize shot up to $108 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 12, 13, 19, 52 and MB 1, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 137th appearance.

Playback door closed; jackpot door opened. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.1% of the 716 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 38.7% of the 137 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 716 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.40% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen September 7, 2021.

Now with four appearances, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.55% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.92% of the 137 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.56% of all 716 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order played October 8, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

After the dust cleared, a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations remained:

  • 12, 19, MB 1 (Debuted August 9, 2016)
  • 3, 13, 52 (Debuted January 31, 2014)
Bunched together! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will a playback be what helps push the jackpot even higher Friday night, or will Mega Millions have other plans?

Feelin’ Those September Highs

Another September has come and gone, and the transition of seasons continues. Although the calendar says it’s fall, it still feels like summer in some places! Rising jackpots were the rule this summer and the results from September 29, 2021 showed that rule continued to hold for Lotto Texas and Powerball. The Lotto Texas jackpot eased into $20.75 million, and Powerball’s jackpot soared to $620 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 15, 18, 21, 22, 31 and 32, the {4-2} Pattern made its 204th appearance.

A visit from a not-so-common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1909 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 10.7% of the time. The {4-2} Pattern was last seen July 28, 2021.

Now with 34 appearances, the 2 4 0 Specific Order has played in 16.7% of the 204 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1909 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.78% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 4 0 Specific Order played May 22, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

If having a jackpot above $20 million weren’t joyous enough, Lotto Texas also took joy in the company of two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 15, 21, 22, 32 (Debuted February 5, 2020)
  • 15, 18, 21, 22 (Debuted December 12, 2012)
Room for repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 116th appearance with winning numbers 2, 7, 11, 17, 32 and PB 11.

Keeping the Powerball jackpot high! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 18.4% of the 631 Powerball drawings and was last seen September 11, 2021.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 35 appearances, has played in 30.2% of the 116 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 631 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.55% of the time. We last saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order May 5, 2021.

Now with three appearances, the 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.57% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.59% of the 116 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.48% of all 631 drawings. The 3 1 1 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen February 23, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 11, 17 and 32 debuted July 30, 2016.

A long time since the debut. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

With September ending on a high note for both Lotto Texas and Powerball, will either hit a low Saturday night?

Pump Up the Jackpots

Saturday nights are peak weekend. Everything stays open later, much to the joy of those who like to hit the town. For those who aren’t the clubbing type, millions of titles can be accessed with the right apps. Saturday nights are also when Lotto Texas and Powerball come out. The allure of winning millions of dollars is strong. After all, many social butterflies and homebodies work for someone else, and would love to throw off the shackles of the rat race!

If you played either Lotto Texas and/or Powerball September 11, 2021, then you’ve got at least another day at the ole 9 to 5. These lotteries took to tossing in a playback and boosting their jackpots. Lotto Texas graciously ascended to $16.25 million, and Powerball shot up to $416 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-3} Pattern made its 155th appearance with winning numbers 9, 13, 16, 21, 26 and 33.

Embracing a playback! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 8.15% of the 1901 Lotto Texas drawings.

Now with 52 appearances, the 3 3 0 Specific Order has played in 33.5% of the 155 drawings where the winning Pattern was {3-3}. Once all 1901 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.74% of the time.

Both the {3-3} Pattern and the 3 3 0 Specific Order were last seen in the July 24, 2021 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

Lotto Texas only had enough energy for a playback. Repeating Four-Number Combinations were absent.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 31, 38, 40, 49 and PB 21, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 115th appearance.

Adding fuel to the monstrous jackpot! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 18.5% of the 623 Powerball drawings and was last seen June 19, 2021.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 40 appearances, has played in 34.8% of the 115 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 623 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.42% of the time.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 22.5% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.83% of the 115 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.44% of the 623 drawings.

A playback was so close and yet so far! Both the [1-3-1-1] General Order and the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order were last seen January 27, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations  

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations were spotted:

  • 20, 31, 40 (Debuted October 14, 2015)
  • 31, 49, PB 21 (Debuted May 26, 2018)
Filling up on repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will Monday night produce a winner for at least one lottery, or will Lotto Texas and Powerball’s jackpots continue to rise?

The Post-Labor Day Wind Down

Another Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and Mega Millions was there to start the shortened work/school week. September 7, 2021 was much different than this past Friday. The quieter night reflected how the traditional summer is over. On the other hand, the blockbuster of a jackpot went unclaimed once more, climbing to a towering $368 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 136th appearance with 15, 17, 25, 32, 53 and MB 12.

Taking it easy after a busy weekend. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.3% of the 704 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 38.2% of the 136 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 704 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.39% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen August 24, 2021.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.3% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.62% of the 136 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.28% of all 704 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order played June 15, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 15, 17 and MB 12 debuted August 25, 2020.

With enough energy for a repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the jackpot stand strong Friday night?

Mega Millions Takes a Breather

Previously, on “Lottery Trend”:

  • Lotto Texas and Powerball extended their domain to Mondays, meaning three nights a week of their madness. August 23, 2021 was the first night featuring this change.
  • This shakeup made the addition of another blogger necessary. Romulun Harris will give you the rundown of these lotteries’ Monday night ventures.
  • Currently, Mega Millions still plays only on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Last week was a busy one for Mega Millions! Both drawings saw similar spreads, and how about that playback this past Friday? Exerting all that energy, not to mention all that happened earlier this week, Tuesday night was the perfect opportunity for this lottery to take a breather. The rest proved beneficial, for the jackpot grew to $288 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The August 24, 2021 Mega Millions drawing saw the 135th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 17, 18, 26, 52, 67 and MB 19.

Starting off the week with a resting period. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.3% of the 700 drawings and was last seen July 9, 2021.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 51 appearances, has played in 37.8% of the 135 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 700 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.29% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played June 15, 2021.

Now with three appearances, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 5.88% of the 51 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.22% of the 135 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and 0.43% of all 700 drawings. We last saw the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order October 25, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

Part of taking a breather means no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Mega Millions continue to take a break Friday night or be back on its feet?