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.

Show Me the $50 Million

Well, this was unexpected!

For the past few months, Mega Millions has been following this routine:

  1. Reach crazy-large jackpot.
  2. Someone wins crazy-large jackpot and prize gets knocked down to $40 million.
  3. Repeat step 1.

Would you believe that the prize got knocked back down to $40 million already?

“Show me!” you say?

Well sir (or ma’am), it turns out that the sole winner of the March 12th, 2019 Mega Millions jackpot hailed from Missouri! And, to satisfy those from the Show Me State, both figuratively and literally, here’s the rundown.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 12, 16, 49, 57, and MB 18, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 194th appearance.

Given the 444 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 53rd appearance and has now played in 27.3% of the 194 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 444 drawings are taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.9% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played February 19th, 2019.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 15.1% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.12% of the 194 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.80% of all 444 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order played May 1st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 12, 57, and MB 18.

This Combination made its debut November 27th, 2018.

No need to worry about a crazy-large jackpot this Friday night. There is, however, the matter of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and it loves making encores. Is an encore in the cards?

Springing Towards an Encore

Spring is right around the corner, or at least that’s what the calendar shows. Whether you’re already fighting mosquitoes or bracing for another cold snap, one thing for certain is that Daylight Savings is this weekend*. Warm(er) weather and 9:00 sunsets will be here before we know it!

*Not applicable in Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands, and much of Arizona. For the curious, a full of list of places that don’t observe Daylight Savings can be found here.

To kick off the weekend, the March 8th, 2019 Mega Millions drawing gifted us with an encore. With no grand prize winners, the jackpot leapt to $50 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern came back for more with winning numbers 4, 9, 42, 62, 68, and MB 7. This Pattern has now played 126 times.

Keeping the momentum going! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 443 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.4% of the time and was last seen March 5th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 43rd appearance and has now played in 34.1% of the 126 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.71% of all 443 drawings.

Now with four appearances, the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.30% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.17% of the 126 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 443 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Pattern has played 0.92% of the time.

Both the [2-1-2-1] General Order and the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played in the January 11th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Nestled in the {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore were two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

A busy night indeed. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern maintained its momentum, and now we wait to see if there will be a three-peat Tuesday night. Only two things are certain at this moment: the seasons are still in transition and the Texas bluebonnets are in bloom.

Source: https://texashillcountry.com/texas-man-charged-picking-bluebonnets/

A Playback for Mardi Gras

March for Mega Millions has been anything but quiet so far. This past Friday saw someone become $273 million richer (pre-tax). For March 5th, 2019, on a party day that gives New Year’s Eve a run for its money, we saw…a playback!

The grand prize will take a while to climb back up. For now, a respectable $45 million is up for grabs Friday.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 15, 20, 32, 37, 52, and MB 6, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern saw its 125th appearance.

Keeping things festive. Source:lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 442 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.3% of the time.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 41st appearance and has now played in 32.8% of the 125 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.28% of all 442 drawings.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.6% of the 125 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.58% of all 442 drawings.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern, [2-2-1-1] General Order, and the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order were all last seen in the February 22nd, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Seeing as this was Mardi Gras, simply having a playback would never do. Three repeating Three-Number Combinations helped spread the madness!

Adding color to a wild night. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the March momentum continue with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore Friday?

Mega Millions’ $273 Million March

After what happened this past Tuesday, Mega Millions had to step up its game in the March 1st, 2019 drawing. How could playing six repeating Three-Number Combinations, four of which were bundled up within a repeating Four-Number Combination be topped?

By having someone win the grand prize, of course! The $273 million jackpot was won by a single player from New Jersey. Going into Tuesday’s drawing, the prize will start at $40 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 29, 33, 39, 60, 66, and MB 21, the {3-2-1} Pattern, not often seen in Mega Millions, made its 19th appearance.

An uncommon Pattern brings many riches. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 441 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 4.31% of the time and was last seen December 21st, 2018.

The [3-2-1] General Order made its ninth appearance and has now played in 47.4% of the 19 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 441 drawings are taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.04% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [3-2-1] General Order played April 21st, 2017.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 3 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 22.2% of the nine drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 10.5% of the 19 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.45% of all 441 drawings. The 0 0 3 0 2 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the November 7th, 2014 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions dialed down the number of repeating Three-Number Combinations, with the sole Combo being 29, 39, and 60.

Red looks good for the lone repeater. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut June 26th, 2018.

With no Pattern streak and the grand prize claimed, Tuesday night will be a quiet one. But this is early March, “In like a lion” and all that. Will the {3-2-1} Pattern do the unthinkable and go for the encore?

Combination Parade

And so, with the February 26th, 2019 drawing, Mega Millions bid “Farewell” to February. What better way to end the month than a Pattern encore, right? Start off March with a Pattern streak, too.

Or perhaps a playback? We haven’t seen an Australia Play in a while, either.

Alright, I’ll level with ya. None of those things happened Tuesday night. Instead, Mega Millions had the bold idea of playing a repeating Four-Number (yes, Four-Number) Combination! A blog post introduction cannot do justice describing the fallout of such an event. If that wasn’t intense enough, the grand prize officially crossed over into quarter-billion-dollar territory, now standing tall at $267 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 12, 14, 24, 60, and MB 20, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 85th appearance.

Six numbers that shook things up. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 440 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 19.3% of the time and was last seen January 15th, 2019.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 30th appearance and has now played in 35.3% of the 85 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 6.82% of all 440 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played September 21st, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.3% of the 30 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.71% of the 85 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.90% of all 440 drawings. The 3 1 0 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen February 23rd, 2018.

Four-Number Combination

In a stroke of genius (madness?), Mega Millions threw out the repeating Four-Number Combination 10, 14, 24, and 60.

The royal repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This loner made its debut in the June 17th, 2014 drawing!

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, when you have a repeating Four-Number Combination, there are four repeating Three-Number Combinations just waiting to burst out!

  • 14, 24, 60
  • 10, 24, 60
  • 10, 14, 60
  • 10, 14, 24

As to be expected, all of the above made their debut June 17th, 2014.

Would you believe that these weren’t the only repeating Three-Number Combinations? In fact, there were two more:

  • 10, 12, 60 (Debuted July 24th, 2015)
  • 12, 14, 24 (Debuted November 17th, 2015)
A purple and red night. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

No doubt about it, a repeating Four-Number Combination was a bold move for Mega Millions and it paid off spectacularly! This lottery has the honor of welcoming March, and it will certainly be roaring in. Thing is, Tuesday night’s drawing is a tough act to follow. Will Mega Millions outdo itself Friday?

Fade to {2-2-1-1}

After four dates with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, Mega Millions called it quits February 22nd. Friday night’s drawing saw a get-together with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and there were some interesting developments with the repeating Three-Number Combinations. That prize money slipped out of the players’ hands once again; the grand prize is now $245 million, and “crazy-rich” territory isn’t that far off.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 18, 24, 31, 34, 55, and MB 4, the {2-2-1-1} made its 124th appearance.

Knocking the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern off its pedestal. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 439 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.4% of the time and was last seen February 5th, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 40th appearance and has now played in 32.3% of the 124 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.11% of all 439 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played November 23rd, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.84% of the 124 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 439 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.37% of the time. We last saw the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order on November 1st, 2016. This, in fact, was reconfigured from the 0 2 3 0 0 1 Specific Order seen that night and the winning numbers were 19, 24, 31, 39, 45, and MB 13.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern didn’t come to the date empty-handed; it brought along three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

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

Will Mega Millions try to establish a {2-2-1-1} Pattern streak in the week ahead?

Mega Millions Four by Four

So far this month, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appears to be the favorite.

The February 19th, 2019 drawing did nothing to dissuade that notion. With its fourth consecutive appearance, this Pattern settled into a streak. With that streak, however, came no grand prize winners. The pot slowly, but steadily, rose to $224 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern four-peat was thanks to winning numbers 17, 24, 34, 56, 65, and MB 3. This Pattern has now played 193 times.

The Mega Millions Pattern streak king. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 438 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 44.1% of them, and was last seen February 15th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 52nd appearance and has now played in 26.9% of the 193 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.9% of all 438 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played December 7th, 2018.

Now with 15 appearances, the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 28.8% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.77% of the 193 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 438 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order played 3.42% of the time. We last saw the 0 2 1 1 1 1 Specific Order October 30th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern couldn’t just show up four times in a row by itself. It brought along four repeating Three-Number Combinations!

An alternating sea of Combos. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Note that two of the repeating Three-Number Combinations debuted nearly two years apart. Well played, {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

Mega Millions will be heading into Friday night fresh from a four-peat with a side of large jackpot. Will the momentum for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern continue?

Triple the Fun with {2-1-1-1-1}

What a difference a couple of days makes! The day before Valentine’s Day was serene, with Lotto Texas and Powerball wanting some alone time with their beaus. February 15th wasn’t like that for Mega Millions. Not only was there a three-peat for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, one of the Orders made an encore and there were some interesting developments with the repeating Three-Number Combinations as well! With no grand prize winner, the jackpot continued its slow climb into crazy-rich territory; it’s now $206 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was thanks to winning numbers 10, 38, 40, 43, 65, and MB 12. This Pattern has now played 192 times.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern hit a triple. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 437 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.9% of them.

Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made a repeat appearance! With 45 appearances, this General Order has now played in roughly 23.4% of the 192 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.3% of all 437 drawings.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order were last seen February 12th, 2019.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 4.69% of the 192 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 437 drawings were taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.06% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played in the December 11th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which had played twice before!

Head and shoulders above the rest! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As Mega Millions continues to push full speed ahead, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak hold through next week, or will another Pattern have its moment in the spotlight?

Love is Around the Corner!

Hello, Lotterytrend Fans! This is guest blogger, Romulun Harris, giving you the latest lottery updates. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, romance blossoms in Megamillions as the most frequently played pattern plays Cupid to a Specific Order and General Order that last played on the same date, with a repeat in a Three-Number Combination providing the wedding bells. And now the details.

Last night on February 12, 2019, the winning numbers for Megamillions were 15, 32, 39, 50, 65, and MB 7.

Winning Numbers in Megamillions. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The ever popular {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 191st appearance and has played in approximately 43.81% of all 436 drawings. It last played on February 8, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 44th appearance and has played in approximately 23.04% of all 191 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and approximately 10.09% of all 436 drawings. It last played on January 4, 2019.

The 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order made its 12th appearance and has played in approximately 27.27% of all 44 drawings associated with the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, approximately 6.28% of all 191 drawings associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and approximately 2.75% of all 436 drawings. Like the General Order, it last played on January 4, 2019.

As mentioned earlier, Megamillions experienced a repeat appearance in a Three-Number Combination:

Three-Number Combination Repeat in Megamillions. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

And now, before I take my leave, I would like to thank Freyja Harris for this opportunity to blog to you all for today while she takes care of other important business. Freyja will be back tomorrow to fill in on the details while I continue my duties as analyst for lotterytrend-megamillions.com. Until the time comes again when I have to fill in for Freyja, this is Romulun Harris signing off. Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody!