And the Jackpot Goes Up, Up, Up

The heat makes people, and apparently lotteries, go crazy. As the thermometer climbed July 10, 2020, so did the Mega Millions jackpot. No fancy tricks or {3-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat were necessary to send the prize to $91 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 161st appearance with 10, 15, 20, 49, 53 and MB 22.

New weekend, different Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has now played in 27.6% of the 583 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen May 29, 2020.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 36% of the 161 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 583 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.95% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12.1% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.35% of the 161 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.20% of all 583 drawings.

Prior to Friday night, both the [1-2-2-1] General Order and the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order played May 12, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

There was just enough energy to throw out a repeating Three-Number Combination! Lone repeater 10, 53 and MB 22 debuted January 29, 2019.

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

Will a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore Tuesday night boost the jackpot once again?

The Holiday Weekend Pattern Carryover

Another Fourth of July weekend has come and gone. The spectre of “Back to School” is peeking from around the corner and in a haunting twist of events, kids, parents, and teachers alike are looking for an alternative means of appeasing that spirit. While the youngsters can blot out those thoughts with movies and Minecraft, it’s not that simple for adults. They’re the ones who buy the supplies and pay the tuition, after all. They must also assess whether it’s truly safe to send their younglings off to a brick-and-mortar building or try their hands at online school (again). However, there is one thing the adults can do: they can win big money, and they don’t need to travel to Las Vegas to do it!

Mega Millions could have made at least one person richer than they’ve ever dreamed. That money could have been used to hire a tutor or two or be enough to retire and teach the kids themselves. Much like the stifling Texas heat, Mega Millions taunted the players and went up some more. The jackpot climbed to $83 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The jackpot hike of July 7, 2020 was thanks to a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore. This Pattern made its 110th appearance with winning numbers 16, 20, 25, 30, 43 and MB 18.

Keeping the {3-1-1-1} Pattern spirit alive! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 582 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 18.9% of the time. Recall that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen in the July 3, 2020 drawing.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 42 appearances, has played in 38.2% of the 110 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 582 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.22% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played February 28, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 42 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.45% of the 110 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.03% of all 582 drawings. We last saw the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order in the May 22, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

As it continued to recover from the Fourth of July weekend, Mega Millions held off on the repeating Three-Number Combinations.  

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern be bold enough to make a three-peat appearance Friday night?

73 Million Firecrackers

Happy Fourth of July to our U.S. readers! Given the madness plaguing our country (no pun intended), stay safe out there.

No Fourth of July celebration is complete without pyrotechnics! Whether you’re watching a show someone else is putting on, or you’re setting them off on your street, there’s nothing like watching the sky light up with the wonders of fireworks. If no fireworks are available, then firecrackers are just as amazing; just remember not to hold them once lit! But why wait until the holiday when you can get a head start the day before?

Mega Millions thought July 3rd was just as good a night as any to set off firecrackers. This threw the players off guard, letting the lottery boost its jackpot once again. With no one able to pick all six wining numbers, the jackpot rose to $73 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 40, 44, 45, 50 and MB 24, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 109th appearance.

Kicking off the holiday weekend with Mega Millions! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 581 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 18.8% of the time. We last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern June 22, 2020.

The [1-1-3-1] 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 581 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.68% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played May 26, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 18.2% of the 33 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.50% of the 109 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.03% of all 581 drawings. The 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order was last seen December 17, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

In honor of Independence Day, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

While we humans will be preoccupied with movie marathons, barbecues, and fireworks, Mega Millions will be cooking up ways to keep us on our toes. Will Tuesday night see a return of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern?

Pre-Fourth of July Drawings

Hey, Lotterytrend fans! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, filling in for Freyja Harris, and wishing you well in the battle against the coronavirus and giving you the latest lottery updates. As Independence Day nears, Megamillions is giving out its own fireworks.

Last night on June 30, 2020, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 9, 16, 29, 37, 53 and MB 11.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 252nd appearance and has played in 43.45% of all 580 drawings. It last played on June 26, 2020.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 74th appearance and has played in 29.37% of all 252 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and 12.76% of all 580 drawings. It last played on June 23, 2020.

The 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order made its 18th appearance and has played in 24.32% of all 74 drawings associated with the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, 7.14% of all 252 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and 3.1% of all 580 drawings. Like the General Order, it last played on June 23, 2020.

Megamillions also experienced four repeats in Three-Number Combinations:

Although the coronavirus has put normal life on hold, Megamillions continues giving out surprises. Freyja Harris will return tomorrow to give you the latest updates. This is guest blogger Romulun Harris signing off. Happy Fourth of July!

The Heat of a Three-peat

It’s hot outside and it’s hot in Mega Millions! June is almost over, and this lottery continued to hold onto the {3-2-1} Pattern. The Pattern’s three-peat made things unbearably hot for the players, with no one able to claim the grand prize. Naturally, the jackpot went up; $53 million is now up for grabs.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern of June 26, 2020 was thanks to 19, 33, 37, 56, 57 and MB 6. This Pattern has now played 251 times.

Setting up for a Pattern streak? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 579 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.4% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {3-2-1} Pattern played June 23, 2020.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 23.1% of the 251 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 579 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10% of the time. The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order was last seen in the June 19, 2020 drawing.

Now with 15 appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25.9% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6% of the 251 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.59% of all 579 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order December 6, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations helped crank up the heat:

Everything’s better with trios! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions hold onto the {3-2-1} Pattern in Tuesday’s drawing?

Forty-Four Million Step Encore Program

Forty-four million steps. That’s roughly 3.67 million people going through a Twelve-Step program all at once. If there are 806 kilometers in one million steps of average stride, then 44 million steps would be 35,464 kilometers. Today’s post is about a different kind of 44 million.

After the June 23, 2020 Mega Millions drawing, $44 million is the prize now up for grabs. And it was brought about by a Pattern encore.

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from June 19, 2020, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 250th appearance! The winning numbers were 6, 20, 37, 40, 48 and MB 15.

A Pattern encore to kick off the summer season! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.3% of the 578 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 73 appearances, has played in 29.2% of the 250 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 578 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.6% of the time.

Now with 17 appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 73 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.80% of the 250 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.94% of all 578 drawings.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order were last seen May 15, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 20, 40 and MB 15 made its debut in the January 10, 2017 drawing.

A companion for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Is the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern setting itself up for a Pattern streak to end June? Maybe, but it needs to see a three-peat on Friday first!

Sticking with What Mega Millions Knows

Mega Millions learned a Very Important Lesson ™ in being itself June 19, 2020. Rather than borrow from Lotto Texas, it decided to stick with what it knew. Instead of a {3-2-1} Pattern three-peat, this lottery returned to its most commonly seen Pattern: {2-1-1-1-1}. And it wasn’t just the appearance of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern that sent the jackpot to $35 million!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 34, 36, 52, 66 and MB 7, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 249th appearance.

It always pays to be yourself! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.2% of the 577 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 57 appearances, has played in 22.9% of the 249 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 577 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.88% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order hung out together May 19, 2020.

Now with 11 appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.3% of the 57 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.42% of the 249 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.91% of all 577 drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen June 21, 2019.

Four-Number Combination

This {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern’s powers were boosted by the appearance of repeating Four-Number Combination 34, 36, 66 and MB 7!

Feeling royal! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted February 5, 2019.

Three-Number Combinations

Everyone knows, or should know, that a repeating Four-Number Combination never acts alone. Four repeating Three-Number Combinations made up the entourage. In fact, one Combination played twice before!

  • 34, 36, 66
  • 34, 36, MB 7
  • 36, 66, MB 7
  • 34, 66, MB 7
Some repeating Three-Number Combinations are more equal than others. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The first three Combinations debuted February 5, 2019. The last Combination in the list (34, 66 and MB 7) debuted June 10, 2016 and was last seen February 5, 2019.

With Mega Millions returning to its roots, so to speak, will it stick with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern for the rest of the month?

A Page Out of the Lotto Texas Playbook

Yes, it’s Wednesday and yes, this post is about Mega Millions. After watching Powerball get taken down before it could get back up, it was time for a different approach. The June 16, 2020 Mega Millions drawing featured encores for both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the [2-3-1] General Order! What with imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, Mega Millions took a page from the Lotto Texas playbook. This boosted the jackpot to $26 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore was made possible with winning numbers 21, 23, 33, 35, 42 and MB 6. This Pattern has now played 28 times.

An unexpected Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 576 drawings, and this Pattern has played 4.86% of the time.

The [2-3-1] General Order, now with 13 appearances, has played in 46.4% of the 28 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 576 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.26% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the [2-3-1] General Order played June 12, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 23.1% of the 13 drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 10.7% of the 28 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.52% of all 576 drawings. The 0 2 3 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen January 21, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

The repeating Three-Number Combinations were as follows:

  • 21, 23, 35 (Debuted February 7, 2014)
  • 23, 33, MB 6 (Debuted August 11, 2017)
Everything’s better with repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Borrowing from another lottery’s playbook paid off! Will this {3-2-1} Pattern be bold enough to go for a three-peat in Friday night’s drawing?

Attention-Seeking Mega Millions

It wasn’t that long ago that a monster-sized jackpot was won in Mega Millions. Sometime between then and the June 12, 2020 drawing, Lotto Texas had a brief moment where it had the largest jackpot. The keyword here is “had”. What about Powerball, you ask? It too was recently cut down to size and was on the way to building its jackpot back up, only to be claimed swiftly. With no one able to pick all six numbers, and with a little help from an uncommonly seen Pattern (and the accompanying madness), Mega Millions reigned supreme with a jackpot that climbed to $22 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 27th appearance with winning numbers 9, 14, 57, 67, 70, and MB 2.

Beginning the long march upward! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 4.70% of the 575 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen June 5, 2020.

The [2-3-1] General Order, now with 12 appearances, has played in 44.4% of the 27 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 575 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.09% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-3-1] General Order played January 21, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 2 0 0 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 12 drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 11.1% of the 27 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.52% of all 575 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 0 0 3 1 Specific Order in the December 21, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

And now, the madness of the {3-2-1} Pattern. It couldn’t act alone, so it recruited five repeating Three-Number Combinations to act as its groupies:

The groupies wore red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Mega Millions jackpot rise again Tuesday night, or will it too hit the reset button?

No {3-2-1} Patterns Are Alike

There are a few Patterns shared between Mega Millions, Lotto Texas, and Powerball. The {3-2-1} Pattern is one of them, though they may as well inhabit other universes. Case in point, the {3-2-1} Pattern is the reigning champion in Lotto Texas, showing up in over half of that lottery’s drawings. In Mega Millions, this Pattern must often fight to be seen.

The {3-2-1} Pattern got its wish June 5, 2020. This Pattern took it upon itself to produce a playback. That is, the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order share a date when they previously played. There was also a treat for those of you who love monster-sized jackpots. With help from this rarely seen Pattern (in Mega Millions, anyway), the prize had another growth spurt and now stands at $410 million!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 32, 35, 37, 47, 55 and MB 22, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 26th appearance.

When the {3-2-1} Pattern came, it came prepared! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 573 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 4.54% of the time.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 15 appearances, has played in 57.7% of the 26 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 573 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.62% of the time.

Now with four appearances, the 0 0 3 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 26.7% of the 15 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 15.4% of the 26 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.70% of all 573 drawings.

The {3-2-1} Pattern, [3-2-1] General Order, and the 0 0 3 2 0 1 Specific Order were last seen March 20, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

The impact of a rarely seen {3-2-1} Pattern was plenty. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Although this {3-2-1} Pattern isn’t likely to make an encore, will it be bold (read: crazy) enough to do it Tuesday night? And, will it make the jackpot rise once again?