A Pattern Worth Sticking With

Mega Millions, like March, went out as quietly as a lamb. Another quiet night was on tap Tuesday night as a Pattern encore and a repeating Three-Number Combination pulled through. Meanwhile, the jackpot rose to $121 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Friday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern decided to have another go! With winning numbers 8, 17, 51, 57, 70, and MB 2, this Pattern played for the 242nd time March 31st, 2020.

Playing it safe. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 554 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 22.7% of the 242 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 554 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.93% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played March 13th, 2020.

Now with five appearances, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 9.09% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.07% of the 242 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.90% of all 554 drawings. The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen in the October 12th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination, 17, 51, and MB 2, debuted January 10th, 2020.

But not too safe. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Can the slower-paced Mega Millions produce a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat Friday night?

Party of One: Mega Millions Edition

After a busy Tuesday, Mega Millions retreated Friday night. No Pattern encores, no crazy plays of any kind to be had. There were a couple of major developments, though. One was a single Three-Number Combination that made its first appearance five years ago. The other was yet another rise in the jackpot; it became worth $113 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern smashed any hope of a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore for the time being. The winning numbers for March 27th, 2020 were 3, 25, 28, 50, 60, and MB 1, marking the 241st appearance for this Pattern.

No encore this time! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.6% of the 553 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen March 13th, 2020.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 22.8% of the 241 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 553 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.95% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played December 20th, 2019.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.6% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.39% of the 241 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.35% of all 553 drawings. The 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen August 2nd, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening, 3, 50, and 60, debuted October 28th, 2014.

A larger gathering earlier this week, now just one. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

What with Lotto Texas and Powerball calming down earlier this week and now Mega Millions, perhaps “social distancing” is entering their conscience! Are quiet lotteries going to be the new trend or is this a temporary rest?

The Great Combination Gathering

Add “social distancing” to the ever-growing list of concepts that mean nothing to lotteries.

Mega Millions ditched the {3-2-1} Pattern this past Tuesday night. A three-peat for such a Pattern would be more suited to Lotto Texas, anyway. While Mega Millions went to pick up another Pattern, a bevy of repeating Three-Number Combinations came along for the ride. The grand prize went unclaimed once again, rising to $107 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern saw its 152nd appearance in the March 24th, 2020 drawing, with winning numbers 2, 8, 16, 18, 31, and MB 14.

The three-peat blocker! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 552 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.5% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the March 6th, 2020 drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 50 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 152 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 552 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.06% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played February 25th, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.95% of the 152 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.09% of all 552 drawings. The 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen January 24th, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were plentiful! Four members made up the entourage this time around:

Red clusters keeping one row between them. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

 Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go on to make an encore Friday night or will Mega Millions ditch it for yet another Pattern?

Springtime Mega Millions Encores

Spring has sprung! If you’re reading this from the Northern Hemisphere, March 20th (or 19th, depending on who you ask) was the lead-in to warmer weather and a season of new beginnings. Mega Millions wasn’t quite ready to make the leap into something new this past Friday night. This “safe” play helped send the jackpot past the $100 million mark; $101 million, to be precise.

General Lottery Analysis

The March 20th, 2020 drawing saw the 25th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern with winning numbers 34, 35, 41, 45, 54, and MB 5.

An unexpected Pattern encore! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 4.54% of the 551 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 14 appearances, has played in 56% of the 25 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 551 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.54% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the [3-2-1] General Order were last seen in this past Tuesday’s drawing. Think of it as a St. Patrick’s Day double encore special!

Now with three appearances, the 0 0 3 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 21.4% of the 14 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 12% of the 25 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.54% of all 551 drawings. The  0 0 3 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen October 11th, 2016. This was reconfigured from the 0 0 4 1 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination, 35, 41, and MB 5, debuted November 7th, 2014.

An “ancient” Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Could the {3-2-1} Pattern have a three-peat Tuesday night?

A-Maze-in’ Mega Millions

According to Lottery Trend analysts, employing a mathematical strategy can be like working through a maze. You start off with a hodgepodge of numbers, study them carefully with respect to their relationships with each other, and then do a comparison with three numbers and so on. You keep going until you whittle that hodgepodge down to the five or six numbers that can possibly win you the big bucks.

There is a method to the madness, after all. Once you clear your mind of clutter and noise, you can better come up with strategies to pick numbers. However, if you played this past St. Patrick’s Day, you probably turned green from sickness.

Mega Millions toasted itself once again, as no one picked the six winning numbers. As disappointing as it is to not win, $96 million is a hefty consolation!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 27, 28, 58, 59, and MB 25, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 24th, appearance.

As common as a four-leaf clover! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 4.36% of the 550 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen January 21st, 2020.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 13 appearances, has played in 54.2% of the 13 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 550 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.36% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [3-2-1] General Order played October 22nd, 2019.

St. Patrick’s Day 2020 marked the debut of the 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order! This Specific Order has now played in 7.69% of the 13 drawings where [3-2-1] was the General Order and in 4.17% of all 24 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 550 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.18% of the time.

Three-Number Combinations

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 58, 59, and MB 25.

Extra flare for St. Patrick’s Day! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted April 2nd, 2019.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern come back for an encore Friday night?

90 Million Strokes of Luck

Another Friday meant another Mega Millions. Not letting a thing like superstition get in the way, this lottery kicked off the weekend with a Pattern encore and a repeating Four-Number Combination! The jackpot increased once again, stopping at $90 million.  

General Lottery Analysis

This week belonged to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 7, 22, 37, 43, 44, and MB 22, this Pattern not only made its 240th appearance but an encore!

The 13th is just another day. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 549 Mega Millions drawings and this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 54 appearances, has played in 22.5% of the 240 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 549 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.84% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played Christmas Eve 2019.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 25.9% of the 54 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.83% of the 240 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.55% of all 549 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order September 27th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination

The repeating Four-Number Combination of the evening was 22, 43, 44, and MB 22.

Repeating Four-Number Combination. Didn’t see that one coming. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination’s debut was in the November 19th, 2019 drawing. Not that long ago, actually.

Three-Number Combinations

Of course, when you break open a repeating Four-Number Combination, you’ll find four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 22, 43, 44
  • 22, 43, MB 22
  • 22, 44, MB 22
  • 43, 44, MB 22
A bombardment of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

These Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned November 19th drawing.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern hang on next week and make a third appearance?

Anyone Missing a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?

There was a missed opportunity these past few drawings. Mega Millions got its March on with the {2-1-1-1} Pattern. This past Friday would’ve been prime for an encore. After all, this Pattern is no stranger to encores! Alas, a different Pattern played. As Spring Break was under way, guess who showed up? That’s right; the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern!

Ahem. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was a wily one. It didn’t need a three-peat to send the jackpot up to $80 million.

General Lottery Analysis

March 10th, 2020 saw the 239th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 6, 17, 48, 54, 69, and MB 12.

No three-peat here! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.6% of the 548 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 69 appearances, has played in 28.9% of the 239 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 548 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.6% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played January 28th, 2020.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13% of the 69 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.77% of the 239 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.64% of all 548 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order March 27th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 54, 69, and MB 12.

Leading the pack! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted March 14th, 2014.

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

Encore Evasion

Some Patterns play more than  others. It’s also true that some Patterns are more prone to making consecutive multiple appearances than others. Take the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Part of why this Pattern is the most commonly seen in Mega Millions is its willingness to embrace Pattern streaks. Of course, to have a Pattern streak, one must have a Pattern encore first.

Mega Millions had other plans Friday night. Not only did the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern not come back for an encore, the Pattern that did play is common in its own right. No one picked the six winning numbers, and the jackpot climbed to $75 million.

General Lottery Analysis

March 6th, 2020 saw the 151st appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 15, 48, 56, 58, 70, and MB 4.

“My turn!” said the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has now played in 27.6% of the 547 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen February 25th, 2020.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 35.1% of the 151 drawings where the General Order was {2-2-1-1}. Once all 547 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.69% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played January 31st, 2020.

Now with two appearances, the 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order has played in 3.77% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has played in 1.32% of the 151 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.37% of all 547 drawings. The 0 1 0 2 2 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the August 9th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 56, 58, and MB 4.

A repeater to start the weekend. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted July 15th, 2016.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern do what the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern couldn’t do and make an encore appearance in Tuesday’s drawing?

Marching Onward with a Playback

March is a month that many look forward to. Longer days are ahead, Spring Break is around the corner, and you’ve got good reason to wear green. What’s not to like?

Meanwhile, Mega Millions took the phrase “March comes roaring in like a lion” to heart this past Tuesday night! The March 3rd, 2020 drawing gifted us a playback and boosted the prize to $70 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 12, 33, 56, 64, and MB 2, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 238th appearance.

Playbacks make lotteries roar. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 546 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.6% of the time.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 63 appearances, has played in 26.5% of the 238 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 546 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.5% of the time.

Now with 20 appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 31.7% of the 63 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 8.40% of the 238 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.66% of all 546 drawings.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order were last seen together in the February 11th, 2020 drawing!

Three-Number Combination(s)

After throwing that playback, there wasn’t enough energy for repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Friday night’s drawing see a playback encore?

Mega Quiet Mega Millions

February 28th, the last day of the month. Time to say goodbye to winter, dream of Spring Break (and summer vacation if you’re ambitious) and…

Oh, wait. It’s not the end?! There’s still one more day? Okay, then.

The year 2020 is part of that exclusive “leap year club”, and Mega Millions did not have the honor of ending February this year. In fact, this past Friday’s drawing was anything but wild or crazy. The biggest development of the night was a jackpot hike to $65 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made a showing in the February 28th, 2020 drawing. With winning numbers 2, 3, 14, 41, 64, and MB 17, this Pattern has now played 104 times.

A quiet February finale. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 545 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 19.1% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 41 appearances, has played in 39.4% of the 104 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 545 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.52% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen February 21st, 2020.

Now with three appearances, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 7.32% of the 41 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.88% of the 104 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.55% of all 545 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played November 8th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Part of having a quiet night is the lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations.  

Will Mega Millions greet March with a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore, or maybe even a playback?