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?  

The Night Where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Ruled Supreme

What can be said about our dear friend the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern? Sure, it’s the most commonly seen Pattern in Mega Millions, but what else? Well, for one, it gets a kick out of keeping everyone on their heels. If it’s not a Pattern streak, then it’s something else.

April 12th was something else, alright. What transpired Friday night led to the grand prize rising to $157 million. The events were so awe-inducing that an introduction can’t do them justice! You’ll need to keep reading.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 24, 25, 40, 70, and MB 4, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 199th appearance.

Setting Mega MIllions on fire. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 453 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.9% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 23.6% of the 199 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 453 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.4% of the time.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.8% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.02% of the 199 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.32% of all 453 drawings.

We’ve saved the best for last. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order were all seen together April 5th, 2019. Only a week had passed and already there was a playback!

Four-Number Combination

The heat turned up even more with a repeating Four-Number Combination: 24, 25, 40, and 70!

Your eyes aren’t playing tricks. That really IS a repeating Four-Number Combo! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted January 3rd, 2014. Keep in mind that Four-Number Combinations are very uncommon in Mega Millions.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Naturally, a repeating Four-Number Combination has four repeating Three-Number Combinations bundled inside.

  • 24, 25, 40
  • 24, 25, 70
  • 24, 40, 70
  • 25, 40, 70

All of them debuted in that same January 3rd, 2014 drawing. As a bonus, 24, 25 and 40 was last seen a few months later in the September 23rd, 2014 drawing.

These weren’t the only repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Bunches of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 199 appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, what happened on Friday night wouldn’t have been out of place for a “200 Appearances Bash”. As it is, that ever-eager Pattern wanted to celebrate early, or so it seems. Will someone have an early Easter present in the form of a $157 million prize Tuesday night, or will it slip from the players’ grasp?

Down Under with Mega Millions

Spring is in full swing and summer is right around the corner here in Lottery Trend Country. Naturally, things heated up for Mega Millions April 9th. Thinking it could avoid the pressures of high expectations, it jaunted off to the wondrous world of the Australia Play! Tuesday night saw this lottery deliver a powerful kick. Part of the aftermath was a $140 million grand prize for Friday. The rest, well, a blog post introduction isn’t enough to do it justice.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 22, 34, 44, 58 and MB 9, the 11th Australia Play was made possible.

Hopping mad with numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 452 Mega Millions drawings, that means the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have played 2.43% of the time. An Australia Play was last seen September 25th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Bundled within that Australia Play were five repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Like a strange game of hopscotch. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The Australia Play isn’t that common, let alone in Mega Millions, so a Friday night encore isn’t likely. This lottery loves repeating Three-Number Combinations, though, so whether there’s a parade of them remains to be seen. Inquiring minds want to know: Will the jackpot in Mega Millions continue to climb?

Horseshoes and Mega Millions

Close, but no cigar.

Almost doesn’t count, except in horseshoes and hand grenades.

Although nobody won the grand prize in the April 5th Mega Millions drawing, someone in Michigan did win $1 million. Lest the above quotes be a deterrent, $1 million is a hefty hunk of change! There’ll be $120 million up for grabs Tuesday, so keep at it!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 22, 24, 38, 64, and MB 21, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 198th appearance.

Kicking off the weekend with a common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 451 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.9% of them and was last seen March 26th, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 23.2% of the 198 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 451 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played February 15th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.9% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 2.53% of the 198 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.11% of all 451 drawings. The 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen August 21st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 8, 38, and 64, debuted in the September 25th, 2015 drawing.

Weekends are for repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The jackpot climbed once again, and it was all thanks to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. This Pattern is fond of making encores, so that’s something we’ll need to look out for in Tuesday’s drawing. Pattern encore or no, will the jackpot rise once again, or will it be claimed in full?

Nothin’ But (Mega Millions) Facts

We all know April 1st is April Fool’s Day, but did you know that April 2nd is International Fact-Checking Day? To celebrate (belatedly), we’re analyzing the April 2nd, 2019 Mega Millions drawing. One noteworthy event was the prize climbing over the $100 million threshold once again! With no one to claim the jackpot, $104 million will be up for grabs Friday.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 87th appearance with winning numbers 33, 47, 58, 59, 64, and MB 25.

These six numbers don’t lie. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 450 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 19.33% of the time.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 27 appearances, has played in 31% of the 87 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 450 drawings are taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order played March 22nd, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 27 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.75% of the 87 drawings where the Pattern was {3-1-1-1} and in 1.11% of all 450 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order played January 15th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Tuesday. That’s no joke.

April has just started, so there’s still plenty of time for Pattern streaks, playbacks, and the possibility of flirting with a “crazy-rich” jackpot. Will the prize continue to rise after Friday’s drawing?

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?

The Ever-Assertive {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern

There are some things in life that, if you want them, must be taken by force. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern didn’t get to be the most commonly-played Pattern by being mousy! It did so with ruthless Pattern streaks and by blocking other Patterns from making encores. With no grand prize winner after the March 26th, 2019 drawing, $75 million dollars will be up for grabs Friday.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 14, 22, 43, 53, and MB 9, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 197th appearance.

Standing tall. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 448 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44% of the time and was last seen March 19th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, with its 54th appearance, has now played in 27.4% of the 197 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.1% of all 448 drawings.

Now with nine appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 16.7% of the 54 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.57% of the 197 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 448 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.01% of the time.

Both the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order and the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order were last seen March 12th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 14, MB 9 (Debuted October 12th, 2015)
  • 14, 43, 58 (Debuted May 2nd, 2017)
Solidifying its dominance! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore Friday night?

A {3-1-1-1} Pattern Bump

Mega Millions drawings are like snowflakes. There may be similarities, but none are ever alike. Just last week, we watched someone claim $50 million. And, in the March 22nd, 2019 drawing, we passed that threshold. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot bumped up to $57 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 36, 58, 60, 62, and MB 10, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 86th appearance.

Pushing over the $50 million “hump”. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 447 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 19.2% of the time and was last seen February 26th, 2019.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, with its 26th appearance, has now played in 30.2% of the 86 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.82% of all 447 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played January 15th, 2019.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 1 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 11.5% of the 26 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.49% of the 86 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 447 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.67% of the time. We last saw the 1 0 1 0 3 1 Specific Order March 13th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Bundled together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern isn’t typically one to make an encore. Most likely though is that that jackpot is going to inch up again after Tuesday’s drawing. One thing for certain is that anything is possible.

Mega Millions Calming

If March 15th is known as “The Ides of March”, then what do you call March 19th? This year, it’s Tuesday. Simply Tuesday.

Okay, maybe not simply. Tuesday night was the last night of winter, calendar-wise. With no grand prize winner, the prize for Friday is now $50 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 42, 53, 66, 68, and MB 15, the {2-1-1-1-1} made an encore! This Pattern has now played 196 times.

An encore to end the season. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 446 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has now played 43.9% of the time.

There was more than just a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore. In fact, Mega Millions exceeded expectations. How, you wonder?

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order also made an encore, and with 46 appearances under its belt, it has now played in 23.5% of the 196 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.3% of all 446 drawings.

And wouldn’t ya know it? The 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order made an encore as well! Now with 17 appearances, this Specific Order has played in roughly 37% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.67% of the 196 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 446 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 3.81% of the time.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, and the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order were all seen together in the March 15th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

A playback was enough excitement for Mega Millions Tuesday night. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

We’ll have to wait and see if the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern goes on to a three-peat Friday night. And, after what happened just last week, it would be interesting if another $50 million winner popped up. The wonders of lottery: you never know what will happen!

The Ides of Mega Millions

You know the Ides of March by a more familiar name: March 15th. History (and Shakespearean) buffs will know this as the day Julius Caesar was assassinated. More recently, it was the day that Muslims were murdered during Friday prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Please keep the victims’ families in your thoughts.

March 15th is a day with a gruesome history. Not so for Mega Millions, fortunately. Friday night was fruitful for repeating Three-Number Combinations. With no grand prize winner, the jackpot is now $45 million, and all this was thanks to a Pattern encore.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore with winning numbers 3, 29, 56, 62, 64, and MB 4. This Pattern has now played 195 times.

The {2-1-1-1-1}: like a boomerang. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 445 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.8% of the time. Remember; this Pattern played March 12th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 45th appearance and has now played in 23.1% of the 195 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 445 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time.

Now with sixteen appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 35.6% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.25% of the 195 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 3.60% of all 445 drawings.

Both the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order played February 1st, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore were four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 3, 29, 64 (Debuted February 3rd, 2017)
  • 29, 56, MB 4 (Debuted November 25th, 2014)
  • 56, 62, 64 (Debuted January 7th, 2014)
  • 3, 64, MB 4 (Debuted September 25th, 2015)
Bunches and bundles of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

History points to the jackpot climbing a bit before being claimed, but this past Tuesday showed that anything can happen. Still, considering that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore, one thing to keep an eye on going into Tuesday is whether there’s a three-peat. This Pattern is fond of streaks.