Mega Millions and the {2-2-1-1} Pattern Addiction

Addiction. Now that’s a loaded word. When most people see or hear “addiction”, they’re thinking of someone who can’t resist. Just one more swig. Just one more slice of pizza. Just. One. More. What now, do you do if a lottery has an addiction?

A strange question, true, but since the beginning of October, Mega Millions has hitched itself to the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. As Mega Millions stuck with this Pattern, the jackpot continued to rise. On October 12, 2021, Mega Millions thought, “Just one more round”. Sticking with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern for the fourth time in a row led to the jackpot rising handsomely to $84 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 199th appearance with winning numbers 21, 26, 56, 61, 65 and MB 4.

Will the immediate future be {2-2-1-1}, too? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 714 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.8% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern October 8, 2021.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 62 appearances, has played in 31.2% of the 199 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 714 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has now played 8.68% of the time. The [2-1-2-1] General Order was last seen October 5, 2021.

Now with four appearances, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 6.45% of the 62 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.01% of the 199 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.56% of all 714 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 2 0 1 2 1 Specific Order played October 19, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations were present:

Nearly bookends! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern streak and rising jackpot continue Friday night?

The Mighty Big {2-2-1-1} Pattern Three-peat

Mega Millions kicked off the weekend with a bang! Although it’ll be a while before the jackpot goes above $400 million, there was plenty of money to be won Friday night. To all who played, fret not, for a {2-2-1-1} Pattern three-peat increased the jackpot to $73 million! As we delve more into our analysis, there was more to this three-peat than what meets the eye.

General Lottery Analysis

On October 8, 2021, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 198th appearance with 21, 24, 36, 40, 70 and MB 22.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern held on! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

There have now been 713 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 27.8% of the time. Recall that the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen October 5, 2021.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 67 appearances, has played in 33.8% of the 198 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 713 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.40% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played August 13, 2021.

Now with eight appearances, the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 11.9% of the 67 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.04% of the 198 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.12% of all 713 drawings. We last saw the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order December 8, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

The last time the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations. Well, the quintet that showed up Friday night more than made up for it!

  • 21, 24, 40 (Debuted September 23, 2014)
  • 24, 40, 70 (Debuted January 3, 2014 and previously played April 12, 2019)
  • 40, 70, MB 22 (Debuted May 11, 2018)
  • 21, 40, 70 (Debuted December 22, 2015)
  • 21, 36, 70 (Debuted March 27, 2015)
All those repeating Three-Number Combos… Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern establish a Pattern streak next week?

Mega Millions Standing Tall

The Season of Crazy-Large Jackpots is officially over. Monday night saw the takedown of Powerball. With that jackpot having been reset, Mega Millions became the tallest, so to speak. Did Mega Millions’ height advantage continue into Tuesday night?

Yes, yes it did! Thanks to encores by both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order, the jackpot climbed to $60 million.

General Lottery Analysis

October 5, 2021 saw the 197th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 7, 11, 18, 30, 36 and MB 4.

There have now been 712 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.7% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 61 appearances, has played in 31% of the 197 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 712 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.57% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order played October 1, 2021.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.84% of the 61 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.05% of the 197 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.84% of all 712 drawings. The 2 1 2 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen May 11, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Tuesday night.

Will a {2-2-1-1} Pattern three-peat boost the jackpot even further upward Friday night?

Mega Mill-tober

October 1st. That’s 85 days until Christmas (can’t start a countdown too early), 55 days until U.S. Thanksgiving, and of course, 30 days until Halloween. As we enter the most festive time of year, Mega Millions got into the spirit with a visit from the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and an entourage of repeating Three-Number Combinations! The end result was a jackpot that grew to $45 million.

General Lottery Analysis

October 1, 2021 saw the 196th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern with winning numbers 21, 25, 36, 62, 63 and MB 6.

Starting the month with a common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.6% of the 711 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen September 17, 2021.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 60 appearances, has played in 30.6% of the 196 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 711 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.44% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played September 14, 2021.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 10% of the 60 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.06% of the 196 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.84% of all 711 drawings. We last saw the 0 2 1 0 2 1 Specific Order December 25, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

The trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations were as follows:

Nothing kicks off the weekend like repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern come back Tuesday night?

Mega Millions and The Great Jackpot Cycle

Every night a lottery plays feeds into The Great Jackpot Cycle. Whether they’re towering behemoths or just starting to put on their running shoes, it’s inevitable that jackpots will fall, then rise again. This cycle will repeat for as long as lotteries exist.

As of September 28, 2021, the Mega Millions jackpot is in the “rise” stage of the cycle. It will be a while yet before the jackpot soars past $400 million, but $34 million isn’t too bad of a stopping point.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 303rd appearance with winning numbers 18, 30, 43, 68, 69 and MB 22.

This Pattern has now played in 42.7% of the 710 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen September 10, 2021.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 68 appearances, has played in 22.4% of the 303 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 710 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.58% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order May 4, 2021.

Now with 11 appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 16.2% of the 68 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.63% of the 303 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.55% of all 710 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order played November 20, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

On the road to a larger jackpot, repeating Three-Number Combinations may be picked up along the way. Tuesday night has four:

As Mega Millions bids farewell to September, it does so with its most commonly played Pattern.  Will October begin with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore that pushes the jackpot even higher?

Small Pattern, Big Impressions

The {3-2-1} Pattern isn’t commonly seen in Mega Millions. When it does play, it sometimes leaves a lasting impression. After being The One Pattern that knocked the jackpot down to a “earthly” value, it decided to stick around for a bit longer! With the return of the {3-2-1} Pattern came an explosion of repeating Three-Number Combinations and a jackpot that stood back up, standing at $22 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern encore was made possible by winning numbers 17, 21, 27, 43, 56 and MB 15. This Pattern has now played 38 times.

The small but mighty {3-2-1} Pattern strikes again! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 709 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 5.36% of the time. Recall that the {3-2-1} Pattern played September 21, 2021.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 20 appearances, has played in 52.6% of the 38 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 709 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.82% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [3-2-1] General Order played September 3, 2021.

Now with three appearances, the 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 20 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.89% of the 38 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.42% of all 709 drawings. The 0 3 0 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen April 16, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

The repeating Three-Number Combination quintet was most impressive!

An explosion of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-2-1} Pattern have the stomach for a three-peat Tuesday night?

The Mega Millions Summer Jackpot Finale

September 21, 2021 was the last day of summer. How fitting it was that the Mega Millions jackpot was finally won! After four months of rising prizes, a lone player from New York won enough money to start an empire. Naturally, the jackpot reset itself to $20 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 37th appearance with winning numbers 36, 41, 45, 51, 56 and MB 13.

An uncommon Pattern ended the summer run. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 708 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 5.23% of the time. We last saw this Pattern September 3, 2021.

The [2-3-1] General Order, now with 18 appearances, has played in 48.6% of the 37 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 708 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.54% of the time. The [2-3-1] General Order was last seen August 27, 2021.

As the Mega Millions jackpot was being brought to its knees, the 0 0 2 3 0 1 Specific Order made its debut! With that said, this Specific Order has now played in 5.56% of the 18 drawings where the General Order was [2-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.70% of the 37 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.14% of all 708 drawings.

Three-Number Combinations

Three repeating Three-Number Combinations were another highlight of the evening:

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

A new season is certainly in view, but will the {3-2-1} Pattern stick around Friday night?

Mega Millions and Chill

Friday night has come at last! The job is a distant memory, until Sunday night anyway, and it’s time to get the weekend started. Something’s playing at the movie theatre, right? What about the restaurant that opened a few months ago? Nothing kicks the weekend off like a good meal.

Well, there is one thing that might rival those. Friday nights are Mega Millions nights, you know. Wouldn’t it be something to play and walk away a multimillionaire? Play your cards right (see what we did there?) and you won’t have to ever count down to the weekend again!

Unfortunately, the dream of becoming a “Friday night multimillionaire” was deferred for many. Mega Millions managed to thwart the players Friday night with little effort. Simply through the power of chilling out, the jackpot received a boost, resting at $432 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Even though Mega Millions decided to chill, September 17, 2021 was when the {2-2-1-1} Pattern came back for an encore! With winning numbers 17, 32, 40, 59, 61 and MB 18, this Pattern has now played 195 times.

A small carryover from Tuesday. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 707 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.6% of the time. Recall that the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen September 14, 2021.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 70 appearances, has played in 35.9% of the 195 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 707 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.90% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order August 20, 2021.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.9% of the 70 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.62% of the 195 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.27% of all 707 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order played January 31, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Part of chilling on a Friday night is the lack of repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The last (true) day of summer is on September 21st, and Mega Millions has the honor of having a drawing. Will this coming Tuesday spell the end of the jackpot run?

The Mega Millions 400 (Million)

Mega Millions has had quite the summer! For nearly four months, its jackpot has yet to be won. The jackpot managed to give players the slip once again Tuesday night. From a glass half-full perspective, it provided another chance to claim an even more massive jackpot! Mega Millions crossed the $400 million threshold; $405 million became up for grabs.

General Lottery Analysis

The September 14, 2021 Mega Millions drawing saw the 194th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 4, 13, 19, 63, 64 and MB 16.

Keep pushing that Mega Millions jackpot upward! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 706 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 59 appearances, has played in 30.4% of the 194 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 706 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.36% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-2-1] General Order were last seen August 31, 2021.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.6% of the 59 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.12% of the 194 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.13% of all 706 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 1 0 0 2 1 Specific Order played April 10, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Mega Millions fell in with the repeating Three-Number Combination crowd. In fact, four of them showed up, with one having played twice before:

Three-Number Combination Triple Threat! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Mega Millions jackpot get another boost Friday night, or will its summer run come to an end?

Mega Millions’ Monumental Summer

The (traditional) summer is over. All that’s left are the memories and depending on where you live, the heat and humidity. That, and one other thing. There’s still the matter of the Mega Millions jackpot!

Since the end of May, this jackpot has steadily increased, and has recently started growing by leaps and bounds. After nearly four months, growth showed no sign of slowing down. September 10, 2021 did wonders for the jackpot. Although no one could claim the grand prize, an even larger prize would await them next week. The jackpot, large and strong, grew even larger to $383 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 302nd appearance with 20, 32, 35, 47, 64 and MB 18.

A boost from the most commonly seen Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 705 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 42.8% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern August 17, 2021.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 71 appearances, has played in 23.5% of the 302 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 705 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time. The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order was last seen July 23, 2021.

Now with 19 appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.8% of the 71 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.29% of the 302 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.70% of all 705 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played December 11, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 32, 35 and 47 debuted June 5, 2020.

With a side of repeating Three-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the jackpot cross over into the $400 million territory in the week ahead?