Mellow Mega Millions’ Mega Encore

The date: June 14th, 2019. Fridays are special. They’re a gateway to the weekend, and there are various ways to kick off that two-day mini vacation. Many go to a movie or a nice restaurant. Netflix and chilling with the dog is a less expensive, but increasingly popular, alternative.

If Mega Millions had been a part of your weekend kick-off this past Friday, then you knew the agony (and frustration) of defeat. As the lottery continued its recuperation, it made sure that no one could claim the prize just yet. The jackpot rose to $50 million, hardly chump change but nowhere near the monster that was struck down just last week.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern went for the encore with numbers 19, 40, 47, 57, 65, and MB 6. This Pattern has now played 207 times.

The night wasn’t *totally* quiet. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 471 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.9% of the time and was last seen June 11th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 22.7% of the 207 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 471 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.98% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played March 19th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.8% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.90% of the 207 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.27% of all 471 drawings. The 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen September 11th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 40, 57, and 65, debuted April 19th, 2016.

Three-Number Combinations are also good momentum boosters. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Although it’ll be a while yet before another monster jackpot goes on a rampage, Mega Millions has other means of building momentum. One such way is a Pattern streak. These streaks always start off with an encore, then move on to a three-peat, and so on. Given the nature of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, we’ll need to keep an eye out that three-peat or whichever Pattern decides to block it!

A Mega Millions June Chill?

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, “June” and “chill” don’t go together unless frozen treats are involved. The results of Mega Millions’ June 11th drawing can now be added to that list. Sill recuperating from this past Friday, this lottery didn’t go for any grand plays. With no jackpot winner, the prize rose to a hearty $45 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 206th appearance with winning numbers 20, 34, 39, 43, 57, and MB 13.

A laid-back appearance from the most common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 43.8% of the 470 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen June 4th, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 50 appearances, has played in 24.3% of the 206 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 470 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.6% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played May 17th, 2019.

Now with 13 appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.31% of the 206 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 470 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.77% of the time. We last saw the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order February 12th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

As chilled out as Mega Millions was, a repeating Three-Number Combination made a tiny disturbance:

But not too laid back! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Part of how the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern got to be the most common in Mega Millions was Pattern streaks. Although an encore isn’t guaranteed this coming Friday, it’s something to look out for!

California Dreaming with $530 Million

It finally came tumbling down.

After nearly three months of monitoring and analysis, the monster in Mega Millions was stopped, thanks to a player in California. This wasn’t the work of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore. Instead, another Pattern, and an entourage of repeating Three-Number Combinations, brought the jackpot back down to $40 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 19, 27, 40, 68, and MB 2, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 89th appearance.

Making one player $530 million richer. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 469 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 19% of the time and was last seen May 21st, 2019.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 31 appearances, has played in 34.8% of the 89 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 469 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.61% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played February 26th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.4% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.74% of the 89 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.28% of all 469 drawings. We last saw the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order March 31st, 2017. This was reconfigured from the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night:

Small number of {3-1-1-1} groupies. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With the jackpot now won, Mega Millions will be itching to create another monster. However, it’ll be a while yet before we stare down another $200 million+ prize! June is still young and there are other ways to keep the momentum going. We’ll need to watch and see if June comes with its own brand of madness or if Mega Millions decides to take a more “respectable” approach.

T-R-O-L-L Spells “{2-1-1-1-1}”

Of all the times to show up!

Would you believe that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern decided to appear in the June 4th, 2019 drawing? Forget ending May with a three-peat, it thought. I’ll start June off with a bang!

And that it did. This Pattern was also responsible for the grand prize remaining unreachable for our players. After Tuesday’s drawing, the jackpot stands tall at $530 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Winning numbers 25, 37, 46, 48, 68, and MB 25 made the 205th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern possible.

Couldn’t have done it without these guys. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Of the 468 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.8% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 26.8% of the 205 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 468 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Pattern has played 11.8% 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 May 28th, 2019.

Now with 11 appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.37% of the 205 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.35% of all 468 drawings. The 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen May 15th, 2018. Imagine if there had been a playback!

Three-Number Combination(s)

Tuesday night was a favorable one for repeating Three-Number Combination lovers. In fact, there were three!

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern did *not* act alone. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The month has just begun, and anything is possible. As we head into Friday, we may be looking at another Pattern encore. On the other hand, we may be writing about someone walking away at least half a billion dollars richer!

Through the Clouds and Into June

May 31st, 2019 was more than just the last day of May. This year, it had the honor of hosting the last Mega Millions drawing of the month. What with it being the last day and all, someone claiming the prize or even a {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat would’ve been exciting ways to end the month with a bang. Of course, Mega Millions thought those were too predictable.

Let’s spice things up, it thought.

Let’s break through the clouds and start June with a massive $475 million jackpot!

Oh, and that {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat? Didn’t happen.

General Lottery Analysis

In lieu of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat, Mega Millions threw at us the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 7, 8, 26, 65, 67, and MB 4, this Pattern made its 133rd appearance.

A visit from the second-most common Mega Millions Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 467 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.5% of the time and was last seen May 10th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 45 appearances, has played in 33.8% of the 133 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.64% of all 467 drawings.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.3% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.51% of the 133 drawings where {2-1-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 467 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.28% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the [2-1-2-1] General Order and the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order played March 29th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

As if the crazy-large jackpot weren’t enough, there was a lone repeating Three-Number Combination!

  • 8, 26, 67
A little something extra to end the month. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the June 16th, 2015 drawing.

The prize in Mega Millions will not go down easily! Tuesday night could be the night that the players bring the beast back down to size or become witness to another growth spurt. With {2-1-2-1} being the second-most common Pattern, could an encore also be in the cards?

The Monster Is Due on Mega Millions

For those of who you watched the original Twilight Zone, chances are you’ve seen the classic episode “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”. To those who haven’t, or don’t remember it, here’s a brief, spoiler-ish summary: Strange things happened on the titular street and neighbor turned against neighbor, accusing each other of being aliens. Stranger still is that there were aliens, and they were manipulating the residents. All part of a test round for their invasion of Earth.

A fuller (better) summary can be found here.

Now, there isn’t any nefarious plot to take over the world with lottery (that we know of), but something otherworldly has taken hold in Mega Millions. In fact, we can say that it’s monstrous! The beast got another hold of life thanks to a “double encore” that took place in the May 29th drawing. Mild spoiler: the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore. Its encore buddy will be revealed later in this post. The duo powered up and gave the prize another growth spurt, leaving it at a staggering $444 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by winning numbers 9, 21, 34, 42, 50, and MB 21. This Pattern has now played 204 times.

The monster encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 466 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 43.8% of them.

Accompanying the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern on this encore train was the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order. With its 54th appearance, this General Order has now played in 26.5% of the 204 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.6% of all 466 drawings.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order were last seen May 24th, 2019.

Now with eleven appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20.4% of the 54 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.39% of the 204 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.36% of all 466 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order played February 8th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, a “double encore” wasn’t all that came in the package. There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 21, 34, MB 21 (Debuted May 15th, 2018)
  • 9, 42, 50 (Debuted March 3rd, 2015)
Bundled together, those repeats are. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The beast lives to rampage through another Mega Millions drawing. With Friday being the last drawing for the month, we wait with baited breath, wondering if the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern ends with a three-peat and/or if the prize is won.

Mega Millions’ Change of Plans?

Maybe it was due to the long holiday weekend. Perhaps it was because Mega Millions wanted the beastly jackpot to continue its rampage for a bit longer. Whatever the reason, the idea of a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore got tossed in the trash for the May 24th, 2019 drawing. Besides, making the prize rise to $418 million is more fun, for Mega Millions at least. A look at the analysis for Friday night will shed some light on why.

General Lottery Analysis

This lottery took back the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and given the history between the two, it wasn’t all that surprising. With winning numbers 14, 41, 44, 56, 62, and MB 10, this Pattern has now played 203 times.

Never out of the spotlight for long. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 465 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time and was last seen May 17th, 2019.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 26.1% of the 203 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 465 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.4% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played February 8th, 2019.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.4% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.90% of the 203 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.01% of all 465 drawings. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen January 29th, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Even with a brief absence, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made a big return with a repeating Four-Number Combination!

Such a prima donna, that Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, with a repeating Four-Number Combination, you’re going to have four repeating Three-Number Combinations nestled inside:

  • 41, 44, 56
  • 41, 44, MB 10
  • 41. 56, MB 10
  • 44, 56, MB 10

All these Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned August 12th, 2016 drawing. These weren’t the only Combinations of the night, not by a long shot!

Lost in a sea of red and blue. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern may have returned this past Friday night, but if it has dreams of finishing out the month, the best it can do is a three-peat. May looks to have a blockbuster finish, regardless. Still, inquiring minds want to know: Will the jackpot hit a ceiling next week or will it burst through into June?

Mega Millions Feeds the Beast

What a difference a night makes! This past Friday saw the return of Mega Millions’ most common Pattern. One would think that as we get closer to the end of the month (and the school year) a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern would be the perfect send-off. No better way to start off summer, right?

A {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak lasting through the end of May would have made a fine transition. Except, Mega Millions had other plans, plans involving a beastly jackpot. The aftermath of the May 21st, 2019 drawing was a beast that now looms over the players at an impressive $393 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 88th appearance with winning numbers 10, 50, 55, 56, 58, and MB 15.

Rest? Mega Millions doesn’t need rest! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 464 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 17.2% of the time and was last seen April 2nd, 2019.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 31 appearances, has played in 35.2% of the 88 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 6.68% of all 464 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played December 4th, 2018.

Now with three appearances, the 1 0 0 3 1 1 Specific Order has played in 9.68% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.41% of the 88 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 464 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.65% of the time. We last saw the 1 0 0 3 1 1 Specific Order October 21st, 2016. This was reconfigured from the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations fans rejoice! There were two this time around, one of which had played twice before!

More than making up for Tuesday night! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Note the dates the second repeating Three-Number Combination played. It’s not often that a Combination will play again a year right after it debuts!

A holiday weekend is coming up Stateside and there’s a monster jackpot up for grabs. Will the beast grow once more Friday night, or will someone take it down?

In the Shadow of $367 Million

Longer days and rising temperatures mean beach parties, a dip in the pool, frozen treats (lime snow cones, anyone?), and a nice cold one, or at least daydreaming about them! Summer continued to make its march while Mega Millions took a breather. Many of this month’s drawings have been the dreams of repeating Three-Number Combination lovers. They may find the results of May 19th, 2019 a bit of a downer. The $367 million prize awaiting Tuesday’s players turned the heat up, true, but it’s the Pattern within that brought the cooldown.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern reigned supreme with winning numbers 5, 17, 28, 32, 63, and MB 11. This Pattern has now played 202 times.

Keeping things chill with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 463 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.6% of the time and was last seen May 7th, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 49 appearances, has played in 24.3% of the 202 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 463 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.6% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order April 26th, 2019.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 14.3% of the 49 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.47% of the 202 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.51% of all 463 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played April 12th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

For all you fans of repeating Three-Number Combinations, I’m sorry to say that there weren’t any. Perhaps next time?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is fond of encores, so that’s something we’ll have to keep an eye on for Tuesday’s drawing. Encore or no, it remains to be seen if that gargantuan prize will grow once more or be claimed by at least one spunky player.

The 4-1-1 on 5/14

The days are getting longer and hotter, the countdown to summer has begun, and Mega Millions wants in! How do you think a lottery could mark the (near) halfway point of May?

  1. A Pattern streak
  2. A monstrously large jackpot
  3. An uncommon Pattern

On May 14th, 2019, Mega Millions took a bit from (b) and a bit from (c). The uncommon Pattern threw players for a loop once again. The grand prize going into Friday night will be $339 million! Mild spoiler: This was the work of the {4-1-1} Pattern.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 59, 66, 67, 68, and MB 18, the {4-1-1} Pattern made its 11th appearance.

The {4-1-1} on these six numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillons.com.

Of the 462 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 2.38% of the time and was last seen June 12th, 2018.

The [1-4-1] General Order, now with five appearances, has played in roughly 45.5% of the eleven drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 1.08% of all 462 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-4-1] General Order played June 10th, 2016.

Tuesday night was also the night that the 1 0 0 0 4 1 Specific Order made its debut in Mega Millions! With that said, this Specific Order has now played in 20% of the five drawings where the General Order was [1-4-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 9.09% of the 11 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 462 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.22% of the time.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations bundled together! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As we keep pushing through May, will Mega Millions continue to turn up the heat?