The Mega Millions Springtime Spread

The phrase that best defined the night of April 20, 2021 for Mega Millions was, “Onward and Upward”. This lottery decided not to hang out with either the {2-1-1-1-1} or {3-2-1} Patterns, as it had been of late. As it went looking for another Pattern to pal around with, a similar spread got picked up along the way. That, and the jackpot rose to $277 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 23, 43, 49, 52 and MB 5, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 128th appearance.

A different Pattern altogether! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 664 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.3% of the time.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 38 appearances, has played in 29.7% of the 128 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 664 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.73% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order were last seen March 30, 2021.

Now with two appearances, the 1 1 0 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 5.26% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.56% of the 128 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.30% of all 664 drawings. The 1 1 0 3 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance August 14, 2018.

Similar Spread

The spread for Tuesday night was 17:20:06:03. On December 3, 2019, the winning numbers were 23, 43, 60, 63, 69 and MB 19, with a spread of 20:17:03:06. Note how similar these spreads are! The differences between numbers are the same but of course, their orders are different.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 6, 49 and 52 debuted July 28, 2017.

Good times with a single repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions continue to hang out with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern Friday night?

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern Marvel: Mega Millions Edition

If you played Mega Millions March 30, 2021, you probably thought this lottery would also go out like a lamb*. To all those who expected a quiet night, we’re (not) sorry to say that’s not what happened. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its rounds and brought some friends. Their combined efforts helped propel the jackpot to $168 million!

*From the saying, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 37, 47, 53, 56 and MB 15, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 127 times.

A {3-1-1-1} Pattern to end the month! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 658 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.3% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern March 2, 2021.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 37 appearances, has played in 29.1% of the 127 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 5.62% of the 658 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.62% of the time. The [1-1-3-1] General Order was last seen February 19, 2021.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.8% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.15% of the 127 drawings where {3-1-1-1} Pattern was the winning Pattern and in 0.61% of all 658 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order played November 3, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Remember the “friends” we mentioned earlier? There were four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 11, 37, 47 (Debuted June 15, 2018)
  • 11, 37, MB 15 (Debuted October 14, 2014)
  • 53, 56, MB 15 (Debuted October 30, 2015)
  • 11, 47, 56 (Debuted November 25, 2014)
No repeating Four-Number Combination necessary! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

And to think this was achieved without a repeating Four-Number Combination!

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern return for Friday night’s drawing?

Lotto Texas and Powerball Marching Onward

March has arrived for Lotto Texas and Powerball, and things are looking green. We don’t just mean grass peeking out from melting snow, either! What better way to say hello to the transitioning seasons than with a lottery? After all, with the kinds of prizes that are available, you can move to a place that’s not so cold.

The lotteries had other plans March 3, 2021. All those who dreamed of moving to warmer climates with their lottery winnings will have to wait another time. The silver lining, of course, was the rise in the jackpots. Lotto Texas ascended to $6.5 million, and Powerball received a boost to $138 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its 202nd appearance with winning numbers 6, 26, 30, 32, 35 and 47.

Getting the 4-1-1 on these numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1843 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 11% of the time. We last saw the {4-1-1} Pattern February 20, 2021.

Now with 67 appearances, the 1 4 1 Specific Order has played in 33.2% of the 202 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1843 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.64% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 1 4 1 Specific Order played January 27, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations were also spotted:

  • 6, 32, 35, 47 (Debuted September 21, 2002)
  • 6, 30, 35, 47 (Debuted October 31, 2015)
Gotta keep those repeating Four-Number Combos bundled together! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak wasn’t meant to be. With winning numbers 21, 40, 44, 50, 55 and PB 16, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 111th appearance.

A Pattern streak wasn’t meant to be. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 19.6% of the 565 Powerball drawings.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 39 appearances, has played in 35.1% of the 111 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 565 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.9% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order played February 10, 2021.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12.8% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.50% of the 111 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.88% of all 565 drawings. The 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order was last seen June 23, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 21, 44 and PB 16 debuted November 26, 2016.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either the {4-1-1} Pattern or the {3-1-1-1} Pattern return Saturday night?

Mega Millions: In Like a February

March is here, which means more sunlight and warmer temperatures*! But as we get ready to see winter in our rear-view mirror (at least until December), it’ll throw in occasional reminders that it isn’t spring just yet. Whereas March can come bundled with surprise frosts and snowstorm, lotteries make callbacks to winters past. Or even just the past week.

*In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the opposite.

For Mega Millions, the March 2, 2021 drawing meant getting reacquainted with February. This led to a jackpot now worth $55 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 8, 13, 34, 64 and MB 18, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played for the 126th time.

Welcoming March with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 650 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.4% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 38.9% of the 126 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 650 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.54% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order played February 23, 2021.

Now with four appearances, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 8.16% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also been featured in 3.17% of the 126 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.62% of all 650 drawings. The 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen February 28, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

As Mega Millions reminisced about the past week, and then some, there were also a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Room enough for a couple of repeating Three-Number Combos! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore, or perhaps even a playback, be the flavor of Friday night?

Mega Millions Warms Up to a Pattern Encore

At this time last week, we were doing all that we could to stay warm and were ever grateful the pipes didn’t burst. Now, the snow and ice has melted, and it feels more like spring. Even though calendar-wise it’s only a few weeks away, this warmth is much-welcomed.

Believe it or not, a warm-up took place in Mega Millions, albeit a different kind. The February 23, 2021 drawing saw this lottery stick with the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. This gave the jackpot a boost to $30 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by winning numbers 5, 7, 9, 20, 57 and MB 15. This Pattern has now played 125 times!

Embracing the {3-1-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 648 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.3% of the time. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen in the February 19, 2021 drawing.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 48 appearances, has played in 38.4% of the 125 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 648 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.41% of the time. We last saw the [3-1-1-1] General Order January 15, 2021.

Now with seven appearances, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 14.6% of the 48 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.6% of the 125 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.08% of all 648 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order played November 13, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Mega Millions was in the mood for taking it easy. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this time around.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern stick around for Friday night’s drawing, or will Mega Millions have other plans?

Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Mega Millions

Mega Millions waits for no man, or no blog, rather. Instead of eating king cake, listening to zydeco, and bringing you the latest analysis, we, along with millions of others, were sitting in the dark and working to keep warm. Now that our power has been restored, it’s back to business.

One thing that can be said about the Mardi Gras 2021 drawing is that someone from New Jersey (Joisey!) won the coveted $96 million and the lottery’s jackpot reset itself to $20 million. A Pattern encore wasn’t in the cards February 19, 2021 but Friday night didn’t disappoint if you like rising jackpots! And who doesn’t? With no one matching the six winning numbers, the prize jumped to $22 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 27, 32, 47, 50, 53 and MB 4, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 124th appearance.

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

There have now been 647 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.2% of the time. Prior to Friday night, this Pattern was last seen February 2, 2021.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 36 appearances, has played in 29% of the 124 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 647 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General order has played 5.56% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-3-1] General Order January 29, 2021.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 19.4% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.65% of the 124 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.08% of all 647 drawings. The 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order was last seen July 3, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 27, 32 and 50 debuted October 16, 2020.

The lone repeating Three-Number Combo! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern let the good times roll and come back for an encore Tuesday night?

The Blindsided Lottery

On this blog, we provide analysis on Lotto Texas, Powerball, and Mega Millions. One of these lotteries is not like the others. This lottery starts off with a lower initial jackpot and slowly, yet gracefully, increases its prize whenever players fail to pick the six winning numbers. When this lottery gets knocked down, it takes much longer to build its stores back up.

That lottery, friends, is Lotto Texas, and on February 10, 2021, that lottery got smacked down. The prize reset itself to $5 million, naturally. And, let’s be honest, $5 million is nothing to sneeze at.

The night was kinder to Powerball. Although there wasn’t a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, this lottery received an assist from a similar spread. With that came a jackpot that rose to $56 million.

 Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-3} Pattern was what made one player from Baytown, TX $6.25 million richer. With winning numbers 26, 27, 34, 37, 48 and 53, this Pattern has played 148 times.

Back to $5 million! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1837 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 8.06% of the time. We last saw the {3-3} Pattern December 26, 2020.

Now with 46 appearances, the 0 3 3 Specific Order has played in 31.1% of the 148 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1837 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.50% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 3 3 Specific Order played April 15, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

This blindside was too much for Lotto Texas to brush off. There were no repeating Four-Number Combinations.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 15, 39, 58, 63, 67 and PB 7, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 110th appearance.

Providing Powerball’s jackpot a boost! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 559 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.7% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern January 30, 2021.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 38 appearances, has played in 34.5% of the 110 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 559 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.80% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played January 20, 2021.

Now with three appearances, the 0 1 1 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 7.89% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.73% of the 110 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 559 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.54% of the time. The 0 1 1 0 3 1 Specific Order was last seen November 17, 2016.

Similar Spread

The spread for February 10th was 24:19:05:04. This is similar to what was seen November 10, 2018. That night, the winning numbers were 5, 29, 34, 53, 57 and PB 24; the spread was 24:05:19:04. Note how even though the differences between numbers were the same, their orders were different.

Three-Number Combinations  

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations. A similar spread was enough excitement for Powerball!

Will Lotto Texas and Powerball stick with these Patterns as we head into Valentine’s weekend, or will they be dumped?

Groundhog Day, Mega Millions Style

Groundhog Day, the one day where we let an animal predict the weather (not really)! Legend has it that when a groundhog sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter will be upon us. Otherwise, we can look forward to an early spring! It’s also a movie where Bill Murray plays a guy stuck in a loop where he’s reliving, you guessed it, Groundhog Day.

Mega Millions didn’t see its shadow, but it did see a Pattern encore! And, with no one picking the six winning numbers, the jackpot climbed to $54 million.

General Lottery Analysis

February 2, 2021 saw the return of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern with winning numbers 13, 37, 38, 40, 67 and MB 10. This Pattern has now played 123 times.

How fitting the {3-1-1-1} Pattern repeated on Groundhog Day! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 642 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 19.2% of them. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern appeared in the January 29, 2021 drawing.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 41 appearances, has played in 33.3% of the 123 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 642 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.39% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played January 19, 2021.

Now with four appearances, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 9.76% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.25% of the 123 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.62% of all 642 drawings. The 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen April 3, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Tuesday night.

Will we see the {3-1-1-1} Pattern again Friday night, or will another Pattern take the reins?

Up, UP, and…Stuck?!

Fate wasn’t kind to those who want rising Powerball jackpots. After months of a jackpot that grew uninhibited (to the tune over ¾ billion dollars), this lottery encountered trouble yet again January 30, 2021. After seeing a jackpot boost this past Wednesday night, someone from New Jersey came along Saturday night and won the prize! Powerball’s jackpot was reset to $20 million.

What about Lotto Texas? Well, this lottery kept to itself. As Powerball got knocked down, Lotto Texas climbed to $5.75 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 970th appearance with winning numbers 14, 20, 34, 46, 47 and 51.

Return of the {3-2-1] Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1834 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played January 23, 2021.

Now with 170 appearances, the 1 2 3 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 970 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1834 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 9.27% of the time. We last saw the 1 2 3 Specific Order December 16, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 14, 46, 47 and 51 debuted August 15, 2020.

A lone repeating Four-Number Combination in the wild! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by 1, 2, 7, 52, 61 and PB 4. This Pattern has now played 109 times.

A Pattern encore came at a cost? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 556 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 19.6% of the time. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen January 27, 2021.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 33 appearances, has played in 30.3% of the 109 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 556 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.94% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played January 2, 2021.

Now with two appearances, the 3 0 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 6.06% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.83% of the 109 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.36% of all 556 drawings. The 3 0 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the January 31, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations  

There were three repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which played twice before!

The “three-peat” offender is decked in blue. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

As we head into February, we’ll need to keep an eye on a couple of things: Whether the {3-2-1} Pattern will make an encore in Lotto Texas, and when Powerball gets its groove back.

Mega Millions and the Combination Octet

It was just one week ago that someone won the billion-dollar jackpot. In the week since then, Mega Millions was resting. The jackpot continued to rise but without many appearances of repeating Three or even Four-Number Combinations. That changed January 29, 2021. Not only did such Combinations come about, but the jackpot also rose to $42 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 44, 58, 59, 70 and MB 3, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 122nd appearance.

Six interesting numbers to end the month! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 641 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 19% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played January 19, 2021.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 35 appearances, has played in 28.7% of the 122 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 641 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.46% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-3-1] General Order November 3, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 0 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.10% of the 122 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.78% of all 641 drawings. The 1 0 0 1 3 1 Specific Order was last seen November 7, 2017.

Four-Number Combination

A repeating Four-Number Combination surfaced Friday night in the form of 4, 44, 70 and MB 3!

Blue is best suited for repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted August 7, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Of course, when you cut open a repeating Four-Number Combination, four repeating Three-Number Combinations tumble out:

  • 4, 44, 70
  • 4, 44, MB 3
  • 44, 70, MB 3
  • 4, 70 , MB 3
Red and blue all over! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

These Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned August 7th drawing.

These weren’t the only repeating Three-Number Combinations! Three more decided to make an appearance:

  • 44, 58, MB 3 (Debuted March 17, 2015)
  • 44, 59, MB 3 (Debuted December 3, 2013)
  • 58, 70, MB 3 (Debuted March 27, 2015)

This past Friday night gave us eight, count ‘em eight, repeating Combinations in total. Will next week see more fun with Combinations and an ever-increasing jackpot?