Mega Millions, One Pattern Encore Later

There’s another massive jackpot brewing in the lottery world! Mega Millions, no stranger to massive jackpots, got to work a couple of months ago. After a couple of setbacks, this lottery was determined to send its jackpot in one direction: up! Thanks to a Pattern encore, the prize grew to $355 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore of March 28, 2023 was made possible by 2, 3, 18, 32, 68 and MB 24. This Pattern has now played 365 times.

A Pattern encore as March starts to wind down. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 866 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 42.1% of the time. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen March 24, 2023.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 89 appearances, has played in 24.4% of the 365 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 866 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time. March 14, 2023 was the last time we saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order.

Now with 14 appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 15.7% of the 89 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.84% of the 365 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.62% of all 866 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played November 18, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Four repeating Three-Number Combinations were spotted:

Repeating Combinations bunched together in red! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Is the Mega Millions jackpot slated for another boost Friday night?

Mega Millions’ (Near) Playback Season

Playbacks are truly something, aren’t they? Nothing like the Pattern, Specific Order, and General Order (Mega Millions and Powerball only) all sharing a date when they were last seen together! The most notable is the Australia Play. There are, of course, other ways to achieve a playback, but it’s not always guaranteed. Mega Millions found that out recently.

This lottery tried for a playback Friday night but fell short. However, it did succeed in boosting the jackpot to $322 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers for March 24, 2023 were 14, 17, 33, 42, 66 and MB 15. This brought the number of appearances by the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to 364.

Pumping up the jackpot is a win (for Mega Millions, anyway)! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 42.1% of the 865 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen March 14, 2023.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 109 appearances, has played in 29.9% of the 364 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 865 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.6% of the time.

Now with 25 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.9% of the 109 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.87% of the 364 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.89% of all 865 drawings.

Both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order were last seen March 3, 2023.

Three-Number Combinations

For the first time in a while, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.  

Will a true playback push the jackpot higher Tuesday night?

Springing Past $300 Million

At last, spring is truly here! At least, that’s what the calendar says. The days become so nice that playing hooky is tempting. When you take a chance with Mega Millions, you needn’t worry about that temptation ever again, provided you play your numbers right. Except on March 21, 2023, no one hit that mark. The good news, and there is good news, is that the jackpot rose to $302 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 21, 25, 27, 40 and MB 11, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 162nd appearance.

{3-1-1-1} Pattern, $300 million+. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 18.8% of the 864 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen March 10, 2023.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in the 162 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 864 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.37% of the time. January 27, 2023 was the last time we saw the [1-3-1-1] General Order.

Now with five appearances, the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.09% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.09% of the 162 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.58% of all 864 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order played February 11, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

There were four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Look at all those Combos! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

How high will the jackpot climb Friday night?

The Mega Millions (Not) at the End of the Rainbow

St. Patrick’s Day comes but once a year. ‘Tis a festive day, with young and old alike donning green and catching parades. More adventurous types may fancy themselves some green beer. This year, people could try their luck with Mega Millions. For every night without a winner, the prize goes up. A larger prize means more financial freedom, more time to party, even! The catch? You must play. The other catch? You and Mega Millions need to see eye-to-eye on the numbers played. Seeing as the jackpot grew to $272 million, no such connection existed.

General Lottery Analysis

The Pattern for March 17, 2023 was {2-2-1-1}. With winning numbers 26, 28, 29, 39, 49 and MB 25, this Pattern has played 243 times.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern kept the jackpot from being caught once more! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 863 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 28.2% of the time.  The {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen February 17, 2023.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 87 appearances, has played in 35.8% of the 243 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 863 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time.

Now with 13 appearances, the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14.9% of the 87 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.35% of the 243 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.51% of all 863 drawings.

Both the [2-2-1-1] General Order and the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order were last seen February 14, 2023.

Three-Number Combinations

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations were also featured:

A double accompaniment of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Is a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore on tap for Tuesday night?

Scene: Mega Millions During Spring Break

We all need a break from the doldrums of the work and school routine. Enter Spring Break, a guaranteed time off from school. For those of us who aren’t in the teaching profession, it’s an opportunity to take a breather before Memorial Day. This will, of course, require using PTO.

While people were taking it easy Tuesday night, Mega Millions was hard at work keeping the jackpot from the players’ grasp. Seeing as the jackpot grew to $254 million, we can say with confidence that Mega Millions succeeded.

General Lottery Analysis

The March 14, 2023 drawing featured the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 1, 7, 23, 38, 55 and MB 2, this Pattern has now played 363 times.

Chillin’ with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 42.1% of the 862 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen March 3, 2023.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 88 appearances, has played in 24.2% of the 363 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 862 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has also played 10.2% of the time. This General Order was last seen November 18, 2022.

Now with 14 appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15.9% of the 88 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.86% of the 363 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.62% of all 862 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order played March 18, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations were spotted:

Always room for repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Is the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern slated to return Friday night, and will it give the jackpot another boost?

Pattern Encores Need Not Apply

Pattern encores are capricious in nature. They’ve been known to boost lottery jackpots, and they’ve been known to force jackpots to reset. Some Patterns are more prone to repeating than others. After all, Pattern streaks wouldn’t exist otherwise! However, as the title of today’s post indicates, a Pattern repeat did not take place Friday night. And, with Mega Millions’ jackpot growing to $229 million, such an encore wasn’t necessary.

General Lottery Analysis

On March 10, 2023, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 161st appearance. The winning numbers were 9, 20, 59, 60, 63 and MB 5.

No repeating Pattern here! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 18.7% of the 861 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen January 27, 2023.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 28.6% of the 161 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 861 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.34% of the time. The [1-1-3-1] General Order was last seen July 26, 2022.

Now with four appearances, the 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 8.70% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.48% of the 161 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.46% of all 861 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order played October 26,2018.

Three-Number Combinations

Mega Millions had enough room to spare for two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Gotta show love for repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

How will the Mega Millions jackpot fare Tuesday night?

Mega Millions’ Past is Key

The past is a tricky thing. We can learn from it, use it to prepare ourselves for the future. On the other hand, hanging onto the past can blind us to what is, keeping us in statis and pining for things that may have never been. Mega Millions, impervious to nostalgia, can draw from the past artfully. Through embracing past plays, this lottery can either boost the jackpot or see a reset with no emotional strings attached. Tuesday night was an example of the former.

Mega Millions’ trip started with a visit to the relatively recent past, and then kicked into overdrive. The jackpot grew to $203 million as a result.

General Lottery Analysis

March 7, 2023 featured the 20th appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern with winning numbers 15, 22, 25, 28, 69 and MB 21.

A powerful, rarely-seen {4-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 2.33% of the 860 Mega Millions drawings.

The [4-1-1] General Order, now with 12 appearances, has played in 60% of the 20 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 860 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 1.40% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the [4-1-1] General Order were last seen December 6, 2022.

Now with two appearances, the 0 4 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 16.7% of the 12 drawings where the General Order was [4-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 10% of the 20 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.23% of all 860 drawings. The 0 4 0 0 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the December 13, 2013 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 22, 25, 69 (Debuted February 3, 2015)
  • 25, 28, 69 (Debuted April 1, 2016)
A blast to the past! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

How far into the past will Mega Millions reach, and will that journey to the past boost the jackpot or force it to reset?

Mega Millions: March-bound

Friday night was Mega Millions’ turn to climb aboard the March train. Lotto Texas and Powerball set the tone earlier in the week with rising jackpots. Mega Millions followed suit, and in the end, the jackpot grew to $188 million.

General Lottery Analysis

March 3, 2023 featured the 362nd appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 8, 25, 36, 39, 67 and MB 11.

Entering March with a common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 42.1% of the 859 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen February 24, 2023.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 108 appearances, has played in 29.8% of the 362 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 859 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.6% of the time.

Now with 24 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.2% of the 108 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.63% of the 362 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.79% of all 859 drawings.

Both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order were last seen February 21, 2023.

Three-Number Combinations

Mega Millions also had a hankering for repeating Three-Number Combinations. In fact, there were four!

Four-Number Combination accompaniment. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern return and boost the jackpot even higher Tuesday night?

Hopping on the Edge of March

Mega Millions had the honor of bidding February farewell. As the shortest month of the year entered the rear view mirror, this lottery looked ahead to what the future had to offer. Tuesday night’s results suggested that a rising jackpot is the way to go! With help from a very special play, the jackpot jumped up to $167 million.

General Lottery Analysis

February 28, 2023 featured the 25th appearance of the Australia Play. With winning numbers 14, 16, 40, 52, 59 and MB 13, 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 in 2.91% of the 858 Mega Millions drawings.

25th time and doesn’t get old. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

An Australia Play was last featured in the October 28, 2022 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations were featured, with one having played twice before:

Providing a little kick. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Is another Australia Play in the cards Friday night?

Mega Millions’ Best Friend

People say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but what about lotteries? For Mega Millions, anything that keeps the jackpot growing and the largest serves that purpose. This lottery has such a friend, one that was made earlier in the week.

Friday nights mean either going out or resting up, and Mega Millions chose the latter. February 24, 2023 meant relaxing with a familiar Pattern and making big gains while doing so. The jackpot grew to $145 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern returned with winning numbers 2, 22, 49, 65, 67 and MB 7. This Pattern has now played 361 times.

Tried and true {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 42.1% of the 857 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen February 21, 2023.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 83 appearances, has played in 23% of the 361 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 857 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.68% of the time.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 14.5% of the 83 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.32% of the 361 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.4% of all 857 drawings.

Prior to Friday night, both the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order played January 6, 2023.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 2, 65 and MB 7 debuted December 12, 2014.

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

How long will Mega Millions’ friendship with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern last?