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?

From Michigan, a Mega Millions (Jackpot) Slayer

Mega Millions had a good run. From September to January, the jackpot was nourished by the tears, anguish, and profanities of frustrated players. Then, on January 22, 2021, a lone player from Michigan looked that lottery dead in the eye and won that billion-dollar jackpot. Naturally, the prize reset itself to $20 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and MB 24, the Australia Play made its 18th appearance.

Oi! We got ourselves a winner! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 639 Mega Millions drawings, which means the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have played 2.82% of the time. Would you believe that an Australia Play was last seen a little over a year ago? The last time an Australia Play happened in Mega Millions was January 17, 2020!

Three-Number Combinations

A bruised ego? Exhaustion? Whatever the reason, Mega Millions didn’t have repeating Three-Number Combinations.

With all The Big Three lotteries reset, it’ll be a while yet before another monstrous jackpot looms over the horizon! Will the immediate future be one of Pattern encores?

Clearing the Path

Mega Millions is now just one drawing away from reaching one billion dollars! How’d this happen? Well, that lottery gave everyone the slip again. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth took place January 19, 2021. Yet, in all that anguish, the jackpot blew up to $970 million. That anguish won’t last for long!

General Lottery Analysis

A {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore gave Mega Millions an assist. With winning numbers 10, 19, 26, 28, 50 and MB 16, this Pattern made its 121st appearance.

Gassing up Mega Millions! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 638 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 19% of the time. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played January 15, 2021.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 40 appearances, has played in 33.1% of the 121 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 638 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.27% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played January 5, 2021.

Now with three appearances, the 1 3 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 7.5% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.48% of the 121 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.47% of all 638 drawings. The 1 3 0 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen April 26, 2016.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 10, 50 and MB 16 debuted July 6, 2018.

Making room for a repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There’s a good chance Mega Millions will cross the $1 billion threshold sometime before Friday. Who will be the one to take down the beast?

On the Road to $1 Billion

One September evening, there was a Mega Millions jackpot. Being worth $20 million, it was the leftover seed from a previously claimed jackpot. This was the nature of Mega Millions.

Over the months, the jackpot grew larger and stronger. Word of the jackpot’s size, and difficulty winning it, spread far and wide. As more got into the lottery playing spirit, the harder it got to bring down the Mega Millions prize. Add January 15, 2021 as yet another night when players got thwarted once again. As a result, the prize rose to $850 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 11, 12, 38, 43 and MB 15, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 120th appearance.

Continuing to nourish the Mega Millions jackpot! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 637 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 18.8% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern January 5, 2021.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 39.2% of the 120 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 637 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.38% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played November 13, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 3 0 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 6.38% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.5% of the 120 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.47% of all 637 drawings. We last saw the 3 0 1 1 0 1 Specific Order January 14, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations made things a bit more interesting!

  • 11, 43, MB 15 (Debuted June 30, 2015)
  • 12, 38, MB 15 (Debuted May 23, 2014)
  • 3, 12, MB 15 (Debuted November 21, 2014)
Even more repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Mega Millions jackpot in fact reach $1 billion?

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?

Coming Upon a Jackpot Threshold

Humans are bonding creatures. We bond with family, friends, even complete strangers. It’s through these bonds that we socialize and build new relationships. The strength of a bond is tested when a threshold is reached. After all, the strongest bonds are forged in fire.

As we’ve seen these past few months, the bond Mega Millions  has with its jackpot isn’t so easily broken. The good times continued to roll, as the jackpot slipped from the players’ grip once more. It was the aftermath of the January 5, 2021 drawing that brought Mega Millions to a threshold. One side, the current side, had jackpots less than half a billion dollars. With a jackpot that grew to $490 million, the path to the other side, the side of mega riches (and potential madness) came into view.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 119th appearance with 20, 43, 51, 55, 57 and MB 4.

About to stare down $500 million! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 18.8% of the 634 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen November 13, 2020.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 39 appearances, has played in 32.8% of the 119 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 634 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.15% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played October 13, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 0 3 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.8% of the 39 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.20% of the 119 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.79% of all 634 drawings. The 0 1 0 3 1 1 Specific Order was last seen November 19, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 20, 43 and 57 debuted June 11, 2019.

Adding an extra kick. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Mega Millions jackpot cross the half-billion-dollar threshold Friday night?

Mega Millions in “Beastly Beginnings”

Happy New Year, everyone! Last year was a year like no other, and it’d be hard to find anyone who misses 2020. May 2021 be a year that’s kinder to us all.

Whether we wanted to or not, many of us rang in 2021 at home. Even without the gigantic parties, firework shows, whether on the block or on TV, more than made up for that (and they were free!). Speaking of fireworks, Mega Millions had a big display of its own. Since September, the jackpot has managed to escape the grasp of the players and on New Year’s Day 2021, the beastly jackpot became even beastlier.

As fate would have it, all the players came up short when it came to picking the six winning numbers. Thus, the beast grew once again, reaching $432 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Part of that beastliness was fueled by a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore. With winning numbers 8, 24, 53, 68, 69 and MB 7, this Pattern made its 280th appearance.

Soaring to monstrous heights with a Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 633 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 44.2% of the time. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played December 29, 2020.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 64 appearances, has played in 22.9% of the 280 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 633 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played December 1, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.375% of the 64 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.14% of the 280 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.95% of all 633 drawings. The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen March 31, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 8, 24 and MB 7 debuted July 22, 2016.

Adding more fuel to the fire! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As the jackpot continues to climb, one question remains: Just how high will it get before its inevitable take down?

The Beast of 2020

Special thanks to guest blogger Romulun Harris for filling in Sunday!

At long last, 2020 is over. One of the most trying, if not bizarre years in modern human history will soon be in the rear-view mirror. There is one aspect of 2020 we still must contend with, and that’s the Mega Millions jackpot.

Over the past three months, we’ve watched it grow from a $20 million hatchling to a monstrous size. The beast will still be with us as we ring in 2021. Since none of the players matched all six numbers, the jackpot now stands at $401 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The December 29, 2020 Mega Millions drawing saw the 279th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 1, 31, 35, 48, 62 and MB 19.

Continuing to feed the jackpot beast! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 632 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 44.1% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 65 appearances, has played in 23.3% of the 279 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 632 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played December 18, 2020.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 65 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.66% of the 279 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.06% of all 632 drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen July 24, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 31, 62 and MB 19 debuted January 31, 2020.

The cherry on top (at the bottom of the table)! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will a New Year’s Day surprise come in the form of someone taking down the jackpot beast, or will its growth continue well into January?

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?