Smacked with the Mega Millions Stick

Bummed out that summer is (just about) over?

Have dreams of sitting on the beach whenever and wherever, and reducing encounters with idiot drivers at rush hour?

Here comes Mega Millions, a key member of the Lottery Trio*! With $70 million up for grabs in the August 16th, 2019 drawing, the winnings would make anyone set for life.

Except, Mega Millions didn’t want to be caught Friday night. Players far and wide tasted defeat once more and the prize rose to $79 million.

*Lotto Texas and Powerball are the other two

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 14, 24, 26, 46, and MB 14, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 137th appearance.

That’s a “No” on a Pattern encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in roughly 28% of the 489 drawings and was last seen August 9th, 2019.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 44 appearances, has played in 32.1% of the 137 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 489 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played roughly 9% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.4% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.65% of the 137 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.02% of all 489 drawings.

Prior to Friday night, both the [2-2-1-1] General Order and the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order were seen June 18th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 4, 24, and 46, debuted October 12th, 2018.

Keeping momentum going with a loner Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday night’s drawing, or will Mega Millions begin to succumb to the summer wind down?

A Lesson from Mega Millions

School is back in session, and Mega Millions players got schooled. There was no {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore in the August 13th, 2019 drawing. Playback? Australia Play? No; both were absent. The lesson Tuesday night was “Don’t make assumptions!” If none of those awesome plays showed up, what did propel the grand prize to $70 million?

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 27, 31, 34, 51, MB 5, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 217th appearance.

An encore was *not* in the cards! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 44.5% of the 488 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen August 6th, 2019.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 59 appearances, has played in 27.2% of the 217 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 488 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.1% of the time.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 22% of the 59 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.99% of the 217 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.66% of all 488 drawings.

Both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order were last seen July 2nd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions also imparted the repeating Three-Number Combination 27, 51, and MB 5.

Holding strong at the bottom. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted May 6th, 2014.

Will there be a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore Friday night, or will Mega Millions have a different lesson plan?

Friday Night Pattern Sizzler

The heat showed no signs of letting up Friday night. As the nighttime temps cooled to 80 degrees (Fahrenheit), it was still sizzling in Mega Millions. A common Pattern thwarted the players once again and no one could claim the grand prize. The fallout of the August 9th, 2019 drawing was a jackpot that rocketed to $65 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern had the honor of keeping the jackpot unclaimed! With winning numbers 15, 53, 56, 59, 63, and MB 1, this Pattern has played 136 times.

Let the heat go on! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 27.9% of the 487 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 48 appearances, has played in 35.3% of the 136 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 487 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.86% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order were last seen July 30th, 2019.

Friday night saw the debut of the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order! With that said, this Specific Order has played in 2.08% of the 48 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 0.74% of the 136 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.21% of all 487 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

If the near-playback and the world debut of a Specific Order weren’t enough to get the heat going, there were also three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 53, 63, MB 1 (Debuted June 28th, 2019)
  • 59, 63, MB 1 (Debuted August 25th, 2015)
  • 56, 59, 63 (Debuted January 20th, 2015)
Red: a good color to signify heat. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

What madness awaits us in Tuesday’s drawing?

The $60 Million Pattern

The title you have just read may be misleading. No one was able to claim the grand prize in the August 6th, 2019 Mega Millions drawing. This, in turn, caused the prize to rise to the titular amount. All of this was thanks to the wonders of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

General Lottery Analysis

This Pattern, fresh from its appearance this past Friday, had another go! The 216th appearance was marked by 11, 17, 31, 43, 55, and MB 16.

Leading the way to a future Pattern streak? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 44.4% of the 486 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 50 appearances, has played in 23.1% of the 216 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 486 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 24% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 5.56% of the 216 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 2.47% of all 486 drawings.

Both the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order played July 16th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was repeating Three-Number Combination 11, 17, and 43.

A little something extra this time. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This combination made its debut in the June 30th, 2015 drawing.

Is a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat in the forecast for Friday night?

For Want of an Encore

A new month means more opportunities to win the lottery. Of course, this also means more lottery shenanigans! August is one of those hot, and strangely, “boring” months. Sure, there’s the whole back-to-school thing, but Lottery Trend Country (the US of A) doesn’t have any holidays. Nothing on the federal level, at least.

Mega Millions took the hint and there was no {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore August 2nd, 2019. Instead, a safe, common approach was taken. The aftermath was the players’ efforts to win the grand prize thwarted once again. For everyone keeping track, the prize rose to $55 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 215th appearance with 11, 20, 26, 48, 70, and MB 19.

A quiet start. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 44.3% of the 485 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen July 23rd, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 24.2% of the 215 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. This General Order has also played in 10.7% of all 485 drawings. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order June 21st, 2019.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.1% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.58% of the 215 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 485 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.47% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order played November 2nd, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

It’s too early to say what August will really have in store for Mega Millions. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is fond of encores! Could one be in the cards Tuesday night?

Some Kind of July

July was an interesting month for Mega Millions. The jackpot was large but didn’t rise to the dizzying heights we had been seeing. Save for a carryover from June, there were no Pattern streaks. Speaking of, a streak would’ve been a neat way to end the month. Alas, July 30th, 2019 didn’t deliver a Pattern streak, let alone an encore. However, it did deliver on an unclaimed prize. With no grand prize winners, the jackpot rose to $50 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 135th appearance with winning numbers 10, 24, 28, 33, 38, and MB 6.

A quiet end to a quiet-ish month. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 484 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 27.9% of the time and was last seen June 18th, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 34.8% of the 135 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 484 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.71% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order in the May 10th, 2019 drawing.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 14.9% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.19% of the 135 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.45% of all 484 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order played June 9th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions’ July finale was topped off with two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 28, 33, MB 6 (Debuted April 1st, 2016. No foolin’.)
  • 10, 38, MB 6 (Debuted June 30th, 2017)
Decked out in red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions isn’t likely to stay quiet for long. August is a busy month, what with back-to-school and all. Could the lottery follow suit and end the summer with a bang? The {2-2-1-1} Pattern isn’t one to shy away from encores. It’d be something if this Pattern made an encore Friday night!

Mega Millions Gets Sirius

Today’s post is in honor of the dog days of summer. It’s that time from mid-July to mid-(or late) August that comes with heatwaves and record-breaking temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere. In some locations, this year’s summer has been extremely brutal.

Last time, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an appearance. One would expect an encore this time, right? Well, no. Mega Millions opted for something else in the July 26th, 2019 drawing. By warming up to an uncommonly seen Pattern, the jackpot rose to $45 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 6, 11, 43, 48, and MB 11, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 20th appearance.

The {3-2-1} Pattern is *normally* a Lotto Texas thing. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 4.14% of the 483 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 10 appearances, has played in 50% of the 20 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 2.07% of all 483 drawings.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and [3-2-1] General Order were last seen March 1st, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 3 0 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 10 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 10% of the 20 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 483 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.41% of the time. The 3 0 0 2 0 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the January 31st, 2014 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

An uncommon Pattern wasn’t the only thing that came of Friday night. There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 4, 6, MB 11 (Debuted July 28th, 2017)
  • 4, 48, MB 11 (Debuted December 27th, 2013)
Two Combinations boxed together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As the heat continues and July segues into August, could the {3-2-1} do the unexpected and make an encore Tuesday night?

Taking Nothing for Granite

There was more to the July 23rd, 2019 drawing than someone becoming $168 million richer. For the first time, New Hampshire saw a Mega Millions winner! Would you believe that it was the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern that reset the jackpot to $40 million?

General Lottery Analysis

Speaking of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, it made its 214th appearance with 1, 4, 23, 40, 45, and MB 11.

Keeping a (jackpot) monster at bay! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 482 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44.4% of the time and was last seen July 16th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 56 appearances, has played in 26.2% of the 214 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 482 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.6% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played May 7th, 2019.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 14.3% of the 56 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.74% of the 214 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.66% of all 482 drawings. The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen September 4th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Also present for this history-making moment was lone repeating Three-Number Combination 1, 4, and 40.

Wanting to be part of history. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted February 2nd, 2018.

As we begin to wrap up July, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern keep a hold on Mega Millions Friday night?

Playback Central

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the very one that sent mankind to the Moon. Space exploration, whether by man or by probe, is a testament to human ingenuity and fuel for the unbounded nature of our imagination. It’s that “Can do” attitude that will keep us chugging along.

But now, we come back down to Earth. Mega Millions, ever fond of crazy-large jackpots and thwarting players everywhere, shot for the stars July 19th. No, it didn’t land on a strange new world, but it picked up a playback. Along the way, the jackpot got boosted up to $168 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 90th appearance with 16, 18, 28, 33, 67, and MB 14.

Aiming high. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 18.7% of the 481 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 32 appearances, has played in 35.6% of the 90 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 481 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.65% of the time.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.875% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.78% of the 90 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.46% of all 481 drawings.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, [3-1-1-1] General Order, and the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order were last seen earlier this summer. More specifically, in the June 7th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There was a close encounter with four repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which had played twice before!

Four souvenirs. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions has taken on a “Shake things up” approach this month, so a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore isn’t completely out of the question. After all, we did see an Australia Play encore! Encore or no, we’ll have to see if the jackpot rises once again in Tuesday’s drawing or if it falls through the stratosphere.

Hopping Back to {2-1-1-1-1}

After an unexpected Australia Play encore, Mega Millions shook things up again Tuesday night. We watched as the lottery hopped back into the arms of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the July 16th, 2019 drawing. That move brought the jackpot up to $154 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 213th appearance with winning numbers 8, 16, 31, 48, 52, and MB 23.

A short breakup with a common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 44.375% of the 480 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 23% of the 213 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 480 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order were last seen July 5th, 2019. To think that a Pattern streak had been broken up!

Now with 11 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 22.4% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.16% of the 213 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.29% of all 480 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen October 31st, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was accompanied by three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A (pretty) big comeback! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Whenever Mega Millions breaks from the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, it’s never for long! Is this Pattern gearing up for another go at the Pattern streak? A Pattern encore would be an excellent start to the weekend!