Another Crazy-High Mega Millions Jackpot? You Bet it Is!

Mega Millions is at it again with what may be another holiday-themed jackpot surge! For anyone who doesn’t remember, it was Halloween 2018 (or thereabouts) when this lottery’s jackpot surged to $1.6 billion, the highest prize yet. With no one able to match all six numbers this past Friday, the jackpot climbed to $314 million. Although nowhere near the record, it got closer.

General Lottery Analysis

December 6th, 2019 was marked by the 231st appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern with winning numbers 20, 31, 40, 46, 61, and MB 20.

Pushing the jackpot ever higher. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 521 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 44.3% of the time and was last seen November 29th, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 22.9% of the 231 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 521 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played August 2nd, 2019.

Now with 14 appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.4% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.06% of the 231 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.69% of all 521 drawings. We last saw the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order in the June 11th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Repeating Three-Number Combination doubleheader! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Christmas itself isn’t that far off and there are five more Mega Millions drawings before then.  One, in fact, falls on Christmas Eve! Will the prize enter the billion-dollar range right soon or will someone gift himself with a large bonus?

(Order) in the Mega Millions Court

Admittedly cheesy title aside, there was a stirring in Mega Millions this past Tuesday. The jackpot soared once more, resting, for now, at $285 million. Pattern-wise, a {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat wasn’t meant to be. In its place was a different Pattern that was accompanied by a Specific Order debut.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern was the one responsible for blocking the three-peat and has now played 97 times. The winning numbers for December 3rd, 2019 were 23, 43, 60, 63, 69, and MB 19.

Make way for the {3-1-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Given that there have been 520 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 18.7% of the time and was last seen November 19th, 2019.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 28 appearances, has played in 28.9% of the 97 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 520 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.38% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played April 2nd, 2019.

The 0 1 0 1 3 1 Specific Order also made its first appearance! With that said, this Specific Order has now played in 3.57% of the 28 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 1.03% of the 97 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.19% of all 520 drawings.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 43, 63, and MB 19.

Near the bottom, but really at the top (appearance-wise). Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Combination debuted in the November 30th, 2018 drawing.

What a way to start the month! Hard to believe, but the year (and decade, depending on who you ask) is almost over. Will these last few weeks see a monstrous Mega Millions jackpot take control?

The Mega Millions Black Friday Encore Deal

It’s that time of year again! Christmas is fast approaching and when else but Black Friday can you get good deals? Okay, more good deals will be coming down the pipes but it’s Black Friday. We’re talking about the start of the Christmas season!

What to know what else happens on Black Friday? Mega Millions. If you chose to partake in this lottery this past Friday night, you wanted that crazy large prize. It would’ve made a fantastic Christmas gift, that’s for sure! But, thanks to the wonders of a Pattern encore, no one could claim the jackpot. But if you’re a fan of prizes that exceed a quarter of a billion dollars, then $266 million should be right up your alley!

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore of November 29th, 2019 was marked by winning numbers 6, 8, 31, 50, 65, and MB 9. This Pattern has now played 230 times.

A Pattern encore to end the month. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 519 Mega Millions drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 44.3% of them and was last seen November 26th, 2019.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 60 appearances, has played in 26.1% of the 230 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 519 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.6% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played September 24th, 2019.

Now with 18 appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 30% of the 60 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.83% of the 230 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.47% of all 519 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order in the May 7th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 6, 50, 65.

An encore that didn’t come alone! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted February 17th, 2015.

Will December be the month of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak for Mega Millions? If not that, could the year end with the rise of a monstrous jackpot?

Mega Millions’ Short Stint

In our last Mega Millions post, we were giving our good friend Mega Millions a pat on the back. After several months of “near playbacks”, a true one finally happened that Friday night. How cool it would’ve been to see another one in the November 26th, 2019 drawing! Nothing like making up for missed opportunities, right?

Well, it just so happened that Mega Millions fell back into old habits. Another “near playback” greeted the players and with that, the jackpot ballooned to $243 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Tuesday night saw the 229th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 8, 27, 29, 38, 43, and MB 13.

Throw ’em a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern instead. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 44.2% of the 518 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 66 appearances, has played in 28.8% of the 229 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 518 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.7% 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 November 15th, 2019.

Now with 15 appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 22.7% of the 66 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.55% of the 229 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and 2.90% of all 518 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order in the November 1st, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

What Mega Millions lacked in playbacks it more than made up for with two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

The package included two repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Black Friday will soon be upon us. Will Mega Millions greet the Christmas season with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore? Will someone win an early Christmas gift?

Back in the Playback Club

It finally happened.

After several drawings of close calls and other lotteries seeing them, Mega Millions saw a playback! We’re not sure what got Mega Millions in the playback spirit. Maybe it wanted to kick off the Thanksgiving part of HallowThankmas with a big play. Maybe it too missed being in the good graces of a playback. Whatever the reason, the jackpot rose to $226 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made it all possible, with winning numbers 7, 12, 17, 49, 53, and MB 24. This Pattern has now played 142 times.

A playback after so long. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 517 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 27.5% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 48 appearances, has played in 33.8% of the 142 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 517 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.28% of the time.

Now with five appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.4% of the 48 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.52% of the 142 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.97% of all 517 drawings.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern, [2-1-2-1] General Order, and the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order all played together in the November 5th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Accompanying the playback was repeating Three-Number Combination 7, 49, and 53.

The playback didn’t come alone! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted in the February 27th, 2015 drawing.

Are more playbacks in store for Mega Millions next week?

208 Million Little Things

If you’re reading this from the U.S., then you know Thanksgiving is almost here! Whether you’re having a small dinner or a gigantic feast, there’s always something about holiday meals where you must remember so many little things.

There was nothing little about Mega Millions this past Tuesday! No big play was needed to send the jackpot over the $200 million line. Who wouldn’t want $208 million just before the holiday season really kicks off?

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers for November 19th, 2019 were 22, 43, 44, 47, 66, and MB 22. This marked the 96th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern.

Nothing flashy to send the jackpot up. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 516 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 18.6% of them and was last seen November 8th, 2019.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 32 appearances, has played in 33.3% of the 96 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 516 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Pattern has played 6.20% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-3-1-1] General Order played May 21st, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 0 1 0 3 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 32 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.167% of the 96 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.78% of all 516 drawings. Tuesday night’s 0 1 0 3 1 1 Specific Order was reconfigured from the 0 1 0 4 0 1 Specific Order seen in the July 15th, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Two Combinations decked in red. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Mega Millions jackpot stay above the $200 million line, or will it be brought back down Friday night?

Mega Millions and the Trusty Encore

For those of you out there clamoring to see a playback in Mega Millions, this past Friday didn’t deliver. Rather than focus on the negatives, we’re going to focus on the positives. It’s the weekend after all, and Mega Millions didn’t skimp out on other goodies! This lottery saw an encore not just with the Pattern, but the General Order as well. Throw in a repeating Three-Number Combination and this proved enough madness to send the jackpot to $192 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore of November 15th, 2019 was made possible by 12, 19, 34, 35, 68, and MB 20. This Pattern has now played 228 times.

Can’t go wrong with a Pattern encore, right? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 515 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern played in 44.3% of them.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 65 appearances, has played in 28.5% of the 228 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 515 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.6% of the time.

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

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order played in 21.5% of the 65 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.14% of the 228 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.72% of all 515 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order played October 11th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 19, 34, and 35.

Holding strong in the (near) middle. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted April 11th, 2017.

A playback may not be in Mega Millions’ future anytime soon, but a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat might be! This Pattern is the most commonly seen in Mega Millions and it’s fond of trying to get Pattern streaks going. Going into next Tuesday, we’ll need to keep an eye out for a Pattern three-peat and whether the jackpot crosses the $200 million threshold.

Mega Millions’ Playback Avoidance Program

Lotto Texas had a playback. Powerball had a playback—on the same night as Lotto Texas, even. But Mega Millions? Two out of three elements sharing a date was good enough, it thought. Considering that no one could claim the grand prize and $178 million is now up for grabs, it was very good indeed. From Mega Millions’ perspective, anyway.

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers for November 12th, 2019 were 19, 30, 44, 56, 65, and MB 24. This marked the 227th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

Once again, no playback! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

There have been 514 Mega Millions drawings and this Pattern has played in 44.2% of them.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 64 appearances, has played in 28.2% of the 227 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 514 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.5% of the time.

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

Now with 13 appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20.3% of the 64 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.73% of the 227 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.53% of all 514 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order played June 25th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Even without a playback, there was a repeating Three-Number Combination: 30, 44, and 56.

A repeating Three-Number Combination is a good prize, though. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted in the June 8th, 2018 drawing.

Seeing that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern dropped by, we have a better chance of seeing a Pattern encore than a playback! Still, will Mega Millions’ playback avoidance continue into Friday night, or will it surprise us?

Ce N’est Pas Une Playback (This is Not a Playback)

Friday nights were meant for football.  They were also meant for parties, relaxing with a good drink, and big plays for Mega Millions. Except, there weren’t any big plays November 8th, 2019. By that, we mean no Pattern encore, no Australia Play, not even a playback. Sure, Mega Millions came close, but a playback wasn’t mean to be. If by “major play”, you thought we meant, “No one won and the prize got larger”, then you were right on the money (no pun intended)! The jackpot increased to $163 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 4, 10, 39, 58, and MB 14, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 95th appearance.

Playbacks don’t gel with Mega Millions these days. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 18.5% of the 513 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 37 appearances, has played in 38.9% of the 95 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 513 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.21% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen October 25th, 2019.

Now with two appearances, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 5.41% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.11% of the 95 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.39% of all 513 drawings. The 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the October 15th, 2019 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Another big development was the repeat appearances of two Three-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 39, MB 14 (Debuted April 3rd, 2018)
  • 10, 39, MB 14 (Debuted May 9th, 2014)
But repeating Three-Number Combinations gel! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Whether a playback is in Mega Millions’ immediate future is something that can’t be foretold. What we should direct our attention to is the jackpot. It’s not far from crazy-large territory. We’ll have to see if it crosses that $200 million threshold, and if it does, how much farther it will go…

Shaking Off the “Fall Back”

This past weekend saw many residents of the US and Canada set their clocks back one hour. That meant more time to sleep and a quiet weekend on the lottery front. For Lotto Texas and Powerball anyway; there were no repeating Four or Three-Number Combinations to speak of.

The idea of a restful weekend was foreign to Mega Millions. It was revved up Friday night and it was again for the November 5th, 2019 drawing. Maybe it was the thrill of having a high jackpot? No special plays were needed to send the prize even higher to $145 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 141st appearance with winning numbers 2, 9, 24, 49, 54, and MB 19.

Fired up on a Tuesday night! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 512 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen October 29th, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 33.3% of the 141 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 512 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.18% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played September 20th, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.51% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.84% of the 141 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.78% of all 512 drawings. The 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen February 13th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The single repeating Three-Number Combination, 9, 24, and 49, debuted October 25th, 2016.

Red is the color of singles. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions’ momentum carry into Friday night with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore?