The Ever “Common” {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern

This past Friday night was all about an uncommonly seen Pattern. True to Mega Millions form, any love for a Pattern like {3-2-1} is short-lived. April 13, 2021 saw the return of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Although it’s the most commonly seen Mega Millions Pattern, that didn’t necessarily translate to a “common” night!  With the grand prize left unwon, It climbed to an astounding $240 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 289th appearance with 10, 15, 19, 45, 68 and MB 9.

Returning to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.7% of the 662 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen April 2, 2021.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 68 appearances, has played in 23.5% of the 289 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 662 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order March 12, 2021.

Now with 15 appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.1% of the 68 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.19% of the 289 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.27% of all 662 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order played December 18, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

 What’s an appearance from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern without a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations?

  • 10, 15, MB 9 (Debuted April 4, 2014)
  • 15, 19, 68 (Debuted December 8, 2020)
  • 19, 68, MB 9 (Debuted August 15, 2014)
Room for repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, with a possible side of repeating Three-Number Combinations, be on order for Friday night?

Deep in the Mega Millions Vault

On April 9, 2021, Mega Millions decided to do some spring cleaning. A {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore was nowhere to be found. Instead, an uncommon Pattern was unearthed, as well as repeating Three-Number Combinations that hadn’t been seen in several years. When the dust cleared, we found that the jackpot had risen to $220 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 22, 26, 27, 58, 66 and MB 12, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 32nd appearance.

The {3-2-1} Pattern isn’t a common sight in Mega Millions! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 4.84% of the 661 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen February 12, 2021.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 17 appearances, has played in 53.125% of the 32 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 661 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.57% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [3-2-1] General Order played July 28, 2020.

Now with two appearances, the 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 11.8% of the 17 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.25% of the 32 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.30% of all 661 drawings. The 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the March 17, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations made their presence known:

  • 26, 27, 58 (Debuted August 18, 2020)
  • 26, 27, MB 12 (Debuted December 13, 2013)
  • 22, 27, 58 (Debuted April 28, 2015)
A healthy showing of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

For a couple of them, this was their first appearance in several years!

Will Mega Millions unearth other repeating Three-Number Combinations that haven’t been seen for several years in Tuesday night’s drawing?

Mega Millions’ Reduction Plan

The past few Mega Millions drawings saw a budding relationship with repeating Three-Number Combinations. At least three such Combinations would appear. As it is in life, so it is in the lottery world: Nothing lasts forever.

The April 6, 2021 Mega Millions drawing saw a massive reduction in repeating Three-Number Combinations. As that was going on, the jackpot crossed the $200 million threshold. More specifically, the prize had increased to $201 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 19, 20, 32, 42 and MB 17, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 179th appearance.

These numbers saw a reduction in repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 660 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.1% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern March 19, 2021.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 65 appearances, has played in 36.3% of the 179 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.85% of all 660 drawings.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 13.8% of the 65 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.03% of the 179 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.36% of all 660 drawings.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the [1-2-2-1] General Order and the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order played February 9, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

Although there were far fewer repeating Three-Number Combinations this time around, one did manage to make an appearance. Repeating Three-Number Combination 1, 20 and 42 debuted December 22, 2017.

The single repeating Three-Number Combination, boxed in red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore Friday night, and will it be accompanied by repeating Three-Number Combinations?

Mega Millions’ New Trick

In our last Mega Millions post, we covered how four repeating Three-Number Combinations popped up independently of a repeating Four-Number Combination. On April 2, 2021, it happened again! The question is, which made that, and a jackpot shooting up to $184 million, possible?

General Lottery Analysis

A {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore was blocked by the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. This Pattern’s 288th appearance was made possible with winning numbers 10, 42, 48, 53, 62 and MB 19.

An April shower of {2-1-1-1-1} (Pattern)! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 659 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 87 appearances, has played in 30.2% of the 288 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 659 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 13.2% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, we saw both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order March 23, 2021.

Now with 22 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25.3% of the 87 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.64% of the 288 drawings where [1-1-2-1-1] was the winning Pattern and in 3.34% of all 659 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order March 16, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

It turned out that Mega Millions outdid itself Friday night. Five repeating Three-Number Combinations took to the field, and not a repeating Four-Number Combination in sight!

The Combinations keep on coming! Source: lotteryttrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions have more tricks like this in the week ahead, or are we more likely to see a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore?

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?

Mega Millions Hops into the Weekend

March 26, 2021 saw a shift in the Patterns. Instead of an encore from the most commonly seen Pattern, we saw a visit from one that’s not so commonly seen. That is, we shifted from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern. With the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern came the ever-wonderful Australia Play! The jackpot bounded away from the players and increased to $152 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The 19th Australia Play was made possible by 4, 25, 37, 46, 67 and MB 15.

A different Pattern to kick off the weekend! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 657 Mega Millions drawings, that means the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 1 1 1 1 1 General Order have played 2.89% of the time. Prior to Friday night, January 22, 2021 was the last time we saw an Australia Play.

Three-Number Combinations

Bundled up in this Australia Play were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 25, 37, 46 (Debuted June 4, 2019)
  • 37, 67, MB 15 (Debuted November 20, 2015)
  • 37, 46, MB 15 (Debuted October 14, 2014)
A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Will an Australia Play do the unexpected and make an encore Tuesday night, or will Mega Millions say goodbye to March in a more “normal” manner?

Mega Millions in the Spring of Things

As the first week of spring continued, Mega Millions was more than happy to embrace the new season! Of course, as the new season began, March got closer to ending. The phrase “In like a lion, out like a lamb” applied to the March 23, 2021 drawing. Even so, that didn’t stop the jackpot from rising to $137 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 287th appearance with winning numbers 12, 23, 35, 38, 55 and MB 11.

Settling down with {2-1-1-1-1}. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.8% of the 656 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 86 appearances, has played in 30% of the 287 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 656 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 13.1% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played March 16, 2021.

Now with 20 appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 86 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.97% of the 287 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.05% of all 656 drawings. The 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the August 14, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

Tuesday night was sans-repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Mega Millions stick with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern through the end of March?

Spring Is Here!

Hey, Lotterytrend fans! This is guest blogger and Megamillions analyst, Romulun Harris, filling in for Freyja Harris, and wishing you all a very Happy Spring. As we celebrate the first day of beautiful green trees and colorful flowers, Megamillions grew its own plants.

Last night on March 19, 2021, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 9, 14, 40, 58, 69 and MB 8.

Winning Numbers to begin Spring. Source:lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 178th appearance and has played in 27.18% of all 655 drawings. It last played on March 5, 2021.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 54th appearance and has played in 30.34% of all 178 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and 8.24% of all 655 drawings. It last played on December 25, 2020.

The 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order made its 6th appearance and has played in 11.11% of all 54 drawings associated with the [2-1-2-1] General Order, 3.37% of all 178 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, and 0.92% of all 655 drawings. It last played on February 18, 2020.

Megamillions experienced only one repeat in Three-Number Combinations:

  • 9, 14, and 69 debuted on March 11, 2014.
Repeat in Three-Number Combination for Megamillions. Source:lotterytrend-megamillions.com

For Megamillions, every day is springtime when it springs out surprises. Freyja will return tomorrow to give you the latest updates. This is guest blogger Romulun Harris signing off. Happy Spring!

Getting Comfortable with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern

On March 16, 2021, a certain Pattern set up shop. Yes, the ever-charming {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, having already played twice in a row, made another appearance! With this three-peat came the Mega Millions jackpot crossing the $100 million threshold, having climbed to a robust $105 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The three-peat was made possible by 10, 41, 46, 52, 69 and MB 8. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 286 times.

There have now been 654 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played in 43.7% of them. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern March 12, 2021.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 85 appearances, has played in 29.7% of the 286 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 654 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 13% of the time.

Now with 21 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.7% of the 85 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.34% of the 286 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.21% of all 654 drawings.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order played February 16, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Tuesday night.

Will Mega Millions hold on to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern for at least another night, or will another Pattern rise up?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Returns

For all who fear Friday the 13th, rest easy. There won’t be a Friday the 13th Mega Millions drawing for another five months.

Regardless of your feelings about Friday the 13th, March 12, 2021 didn’t produce a grand prize winner. Thanks to a repeat appearance by the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the jackpot climbed to $93 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern returned for the 285th time with winning numbers 2, 24, 25, 31, 65 and MB 18.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern keeps on ticking! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.6% of the 653 Mega Millions drawings. Recall that we last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern March 9, 2021.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 67 appearances, has played in 23.5% of the 285 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 653 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time. The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order previously played February 5, 2021.

Now with 10 appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 14.9% of the 67 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.51% of the 285 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.53% of all 653 drawings. The 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen May 19, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 2, 31 and 65 debuted December 12, 2014.

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

Will next week see a three-peat for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?