Mega Millions and the Combination Avalanche

Another Memorial Day and another May have come and gone. Mega Millions took the opportunity to start June off with a bang, and that it did! Instead of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat, this lottery had other plans. Recently, Mega Millions adapted a “trick” that allows for four repeating Three-Number Combinations without the use of a repeating Four-Number Combination! This “trick” was employed in the June 1, 2021 drawing as a side effect of the three-peat blocking Pattern. That Pattern also bumped the jackpot to $45 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 185th appearance with 7, 11, 33, 58, 63 and MB 23.

The {2-2-1-1] Pattern: The “three-peat blocker”! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 27.4% of the 676 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen May 21, 2021.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 57 appearances, has played in 30.8% of the 185 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 676 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.43% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played May 18, 2021.

Now with seven appearances, the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.3% of the 57 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.78% of the 185 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.04% of all 676 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order March 19, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

Tuesday night saw four repeating Three-Number Combinations make their rounds. No repeating Four-Number Combination was required!

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

Will Mega Millions see another avalanche of repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night?

Preparing for June: Lotto Texas and Powerball Style

Holiday weekends are great for hanging out with friends and family, catching up on sleep (and streaming), and trying out new things. That extra time off is also a potentially overlooked opportunity to prepare for the future. Lotto Texas and Powerball concentrated on the latter May 29, 2021. June is only a few days away, and the lotteries believed it was better to head into the new month with profound momentum, all thanks to the power of rising jackpots. Lotto Texas welcomed a boost to $18.75 million with open arms, and Powerball jumped to $268 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 20, 23, 29, 37, 39 and 52, the {3-3} Pattern made its 150th appearance.

Ending the month with an uncommon Pattern. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 8.03% of the 1868 Lotto Texas drawings, and was last seen April 21, 2021.

Now with 47 appearances, the 0 3 3 Specific Order has played in 31.3% of the 150 drawings where {3-3} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1868 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.52% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 0 3 3 Specific Order played February 10, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combinations 20, 23, 29 and 39 debuted December 16, 2015.

Enough room for a repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 171st appearance with 11, 13, 22, 27, 46 and PB 20.

A different approach with Powerball: the second-most common Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 590 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has now played 29% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the May 22, 2021 drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 63 appearances, has played in 36.8% of the 171 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 590 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time. The [2-2-1-1] General Order was last seen May 19, 2021.

Now with 12 appearances, the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 19% of the 63 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.01% of the 171 drawings where {2-2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.03% of all 590 drawings. We last saw the 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order February 19, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

There was room for a couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Orange for a high achiever! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either the {3-3} Pattern or the {2-2-1-1} Pattern show up again Wednesday night, or will other Patterns be the ones to start June?

Mega Millions’ Memoria Day (Weekend) Combination Special

Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer, even if the schools haven’t closed just yet*. For us at Lottery Trend headquarters, this holiday weekend marks a milestone. It was five years ago that Lottery Binge went online. Five years of providing the latest lottery analysis for Lotto Texas, Powerball, and Mega Millions, and no intention of slowing down!

*For readers not familiar with the U.S. school system, the country doesn’t have a national curriculum. The states determine the start and end dates of the school year, as well as what gets taught. Some schools close at the beginning of May (and the kids go back in late July/early August) while others let out at the end of June (and start after Labor Day). In our neck of the woods, the schools let out right before Memorial Day.

How fitting that Mega Millions kicked off Memorial Day weekend! The May 28, 2021 drawing saw a bombardment of repeating Three-Number Combinations. This pushed the jackpot upward to $34 million. Both of these were made possible by the return of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by 10, 14, 20, 47, 70 and MB 15. This Pattern has now played 293 times.

Starting the holiday weekend with an encore! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 43.4% of the 675 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen May 25, 2021.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 69 appearances, has played in 23.5% of the 293 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 675 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played November 27, 2020.

Now with 12 appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 69 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.10% of the 293 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.78% of all 675 drawings. We last saw the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order July 17, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

There were four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 10, 14, 17 (Debuted June 17, 2014)
  • 14, 47, MB 15 (Debuted July 22, 2014)
  • 14, 70, MB 15 (Debuted May 23, 20214)
  • 10, 20, MB 15 (Debuted December 15, 2020)
No repeating Four-Number Combination needed! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat be how Mega Millions kicks off June?

Number, Number, Numbertime

The most wonderful time of year has come. Move over Christmas, it’s summertime! No more pencils, no more (Chrome)books. No more teachers’ dirty looks!

Lotto Texas and Powerball sensed the buzz of summer vacation and graduations and went hog wild. May 26, 2021 was a night of uncommon Patterns, wild plays, and rising jackpots. Lotto Texas, normally the “quiet and assuming” lottery, continued to embrace boldness, growing to $18.25 million. Meanwhile, Powerball leapt to $233 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {5-1} Pattern made its 65th appearance with 1, 2, 5, 11, 17 and 39.

Keeping it lively with an uncommon Pattern! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 3.47% of the 1867 Lotto Texas drawings and was last seen September 12, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 5 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.23% of the 65 drawings where {5-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1867 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has also played 0.32% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 5 0 1 Specific Order played March 28, 2020.

Four-Number Combinations

Repeating Four-Number Combination 2, 5, 11 and 39 debuted December 31, 2016.

A dash of repeating Four-Number Combination! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 8, 21, 34, 62 and PB 16, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 224th appearance.

There’s more to these numbers than meets the eye…Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 589 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 38% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern May 12, 2021.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 59 appearances, has played in 26.3% of the 224 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 589 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played April 3, 2021.

Now with 17 appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played in 28.8% of the 59 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.59% of the 224 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.89% of all 589 drawings. The 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen March 20, 2021.

Wait a minute, you wonder. What’s the big deal about this {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern? Well, for starters, it prevented a {2-2-1-1} Pattern streak. There was also, get this, a repeating Four-Number Combination!

Four-Number Combination

Repeating Four-Number Combination 2, 8, 21 and PB 16 debuted May 23, 2020.

A lone repeating Four-Number Combination in Powerball! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Three-Number Combinations  

Naturally, four repeating Three-Number Combinations spilled out:

  • 2, 8, 21
  • 2, 8, PB 16
  • 8, 21, PB 16
  • 2, 21, PB 16

And, of course, these guys debuted in the earlier-mentioned May 23 drawing.

A sea of repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

What mischief will Lotto Texas and Powerball get up to Saturday night? Will Lotto Texas continue to embrace its wild side, and will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore?

From an Acorn Springs Another Mega Millions

The mighty Mega Millions jackpot was chopped down last Friday. A lone player picked the six winning numbers and became over half a billion dollars richer. On a more recent note, the May 25, 2021 drawing saw the beginning of the jackpot regrowth process. A boost to $22 million was a healthy start.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 21, 31, 34, 54, and MB 11, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 292nd appearance.

Starting anew! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 674 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.3% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the May 4, 2021 drawing.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 89 appearances, has played in 30.5% of the 292 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 674 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 13.2% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played April 23, 2021.

Now with 21 appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 23.6% of the 89 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.19% of the 292 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.12% of all 674 drawings. The 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen March 23, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations rounded out the night:

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

One great thing about lottery analysis is that even though a lottery gets knocked down, it’s never out for long! Will this be the beginning of another long growth process, or will this jackpot tree be chopped down much sooner?

The Spreading Power of Jackpots

Special thanks to guest blogger Romulun Harris for filling in on Saturday!

The Mega Millions jackpot was the talk of the lottery world. For three months, that oak tree was nurtured by specific Patterns and the frustration of determined players. That frustration came to an end this past Friday when a Pennsylvanian player cut the mighty tree down.

As one tree fell, two others stood tall. May 22, 2021 was a busy night for Lotto Texas and Powerball. A Pattern three-peat and a similar spread were two stand-out developments. These fed into the jackpots rising once again. Lotto Texas jumped to $17.5 million, and Powerball expanded to $236 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Lotto Texas fell in love with the number 2, in a way. The 200th appearance of the {4-2} Pattern was made possible by winning numbers 4, 12, 25, 30, 31 and 33.

One Pattern reaches a milestone! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Pattern has now played in 10.7% of the 1866 drawings and was last seen February 3, 2021.

Now with 33 appearances, the 2 4 0 Specific Order has played in 16.5% of the 200 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1866 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.77% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the 2 4 0 Specific Order played October 17, 2020.

Similar Spread

The 200th appearance of an uncommonly seen Pattern was a momentous occurrence after all. Perhaps it was fitting to throw in a similar spread as well! Saturday night’s spread was 08:13:05:01:02. This spread is similar to the one featured in the September 19, 2001 drawing. The winning numbers for that night were 8, 13, 15, 28, 29 and 37 with a spread of 05:02:13:01:08. Remember: the differences between numbers are the same, though not so for the order of the numbers.

Four-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations were present:

  • 4, 12, 25, 33 (Debuted April 21, 2021)
  • 12, 25, 30, 33 (Debuted December 29, 2007)
An extra flair. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 19, 27, 37, 40 and PB 8, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 170th appearance. It also played for the third time in a row!

Six numbers to grow a three-peat! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 588 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 28.9% of the time. Recall that the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen in the May 19, 2021 drawing.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 31.2% of the 170 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 588 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.01% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order April 10, 2021.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15.1% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.71% of the 170 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.36% of all 588 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order played March 14, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combination 19, 37 and 40 debuted April 19, 2017.

An added bonus! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will either Powerball or Lotto Texas get knocked back down to size in the week ahead, or will they continue their journey of growth?

Summer is Coming!

Hey, Lotterytrend fans! This is guest blogger and Megamillions analyst, Romulun Harris, filling in for Freyja Harris. With summer nearing, hurricane season came a bit early for the Lottery world last night on May 21, 2021, as the $515 million Megamillions jackpot was finally won and the prize was set back to $20 million.

The winning numbers for the half-a-billion-dollar prize were 6, 9, 17, 18, 48, and MB 8.

Winning Numbers for half-billion-dollar jackpot in Megamillions Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 184th appearance and has played in 27.34% of all 673 drawings. It last played on May, 18, 2021.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 62nd appearance and has played in 33.7% of all 184 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and 9.21% of all 673 drawings. It last played on May 7, 2021.

The 2 2 0 1 0 1 Specific Order made its 10th appearance and has played in 16.13% of all 62 drawings associated with the [2-2-1-1] General Order, 5.43% of all 184 drawings associated with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, and 1.49% of all 673 drawings. Like the [2-2-1-1] General Order, it last played on May 7, 2021.

Megamillions experienced two repeats in Three-Number Combinations:

Three-Number Combination Repeats in Megamillions Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Even in Megamillions, the weather changes at random times, depending on the jackpot amounts, the winnings, and of course, the patterns. Freyja will return tomorrow to give you the latest updates. This is guest blogger Romulun Harris signing off.

The Rising Jackpot Bonanza: Lotto Texas and Powerball Edition

Something is spreading throughout the lottery world. Mega Millions has been in its grip for months, and Lotto Texas and Powerball haven’t shown any signs of resistance themselves as of late. This is the power of rising jackpots. With the school year wrapping up, the lotteries barrel through May full steam ahead, ready to kick off those hotter, sunnier days.

This past Saturday was something of an anomaly. Repeating Five-Number Combinations and similar spreads often don’t occur on the same night. Although such phenomena were absent May 19, 2021, Lotto Texas and Powerball didn’t disappoint! Even with its newfound assertiveness, Lotto Texas retained its classiness, ascending gracefully to $17 million. Powerball did its own thing and jumped to an impressive $218 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 986th appearance with 4, 12, 25, 37, 51 and 53.

Pushing Lotto Texas’s jackpot upward! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1865 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 52.9% of the time.

Now with 146 appearances, the 2 1 3 Specific Order has played in 14.8% of the 986 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1865 drawings were taken into consideration, this Specific Order played 7.83% of the time.

We had a playback on our hands Wednesday night! Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the 2 1 3 Specific Order were last seen May 12, 2021.

Four-Number Combinations

As if a playback weren’t enough, there were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 25, 37, 51, 53 (Debuted August 22, 2018)
  • 4, 37, 51, 53 (Debuted November 20, 2002)
The wonders of repeating Four-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 13, 55, 56, 69 and PB 4, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 169th appearance.

Six powerful numbers! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has now played in 28.8% of the 587 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 62 appearances, has played in 36.7% of the 169 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 587 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.6% of the time.

Prior to Wednesday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order played May 15, 2021. A double encore for sure!

Now with nine appearances, the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 14.5% of the 62 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.33% of the 169 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.53% of all 587 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 0 2 1 1 Specific Order in the March 31, 2021 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations  

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were absent this time around.

Will the jackpots grow once more Saturday night, and will it be done with a boost from Pattern encores?

Mega Millions: Firmly Planted

Mega Millions tends to its mighty oak with great care, knowing that it takes time for an acorn to sprout into a massive tree. Said tree must be protected from anything that can cause it harm.

Three months ago, in the middle of a devastatingly cold week, a $20 million acorn fell from a prior Mega Millions. Over time, the jackpot grew, eventually surpassing the $96 million that had been won way back when. The May 18, 2021 drawing saw the jackpot dig its roots even deeper and surpass the half-billion-dollar mark! When all was said and done, the prize had grown to $515 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 183rd appearance with winning numbers 3, 5, 56, 61, 66 and MB 4.

Providing the Mega Millions jackpot another boost! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 672 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.2% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 56 appearances, has played in 30.6% of the 183 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 672 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.33% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order were last seen May 11, 2021.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 56 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.37% of the 183 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.19% of all 672 drawings. The 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen May 29, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations

A trio of Three-Number Combinations provided an extra boost to the soil:

Making room for a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the Mega Millions jackpot continue on its path to extreme growth?

The Lottery Swift Kick

The star of May 15, 2021 was Lotto Texas. For those who’ve been following our blog, you most likely remembered this lottery being the quiet type. That certainly wasn’t the case Saturday night! An Australia Play was featured, and it gave one heck of a kick! The kick was powerful enough to send the jackpot to $16.25 million.

Powerball didn’t have an Australian Play, but it was strong as it ever was. The prize received a generous boost to $201 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 15, 23, 24, 42 and 44, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 257th appearance.

These numbers packed a powerful kick! Source: lotterytrend.com.

There have now been 1864 Lotto Texas drawings, and an Australia Play has been featured 13.8% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, an Australia Play appeared in the April 24, 2021 drawing.

Similar Spread

Saturday night’s spread was 07:08:01:18:02. This was much like the spread featured in the September 1, 2010 drawing. The winning numbers were 8, 15, 23, 41, 42, and 44, and the spread was 07:08:18:01:02. Note that the differences between numbers played were the same, but the orders were different.

Five-Number Combination

This Australia Play featured the appearance of a repeating Five-Number Combination!

  • 8, 15, 23, 42 and 44 debuted September 1, 2010.
The windup. Source: lotterytrend.com

Four-Number Combinations

Cracking open the repeating Five-Number Combination revealed five repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 8, 15, 42, 44
  • 8, 23, 42, 44
  • 15, 23, 42, 44
  • 8, 15, 23, 44
  • 8, 15, 23, 42

Naturally, these Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned September 10 drawing.

Believe it or not, there was another! Repeating Four-Number Combination 15, 23, 24 and 44 debuted May 21, 2014 and was last seen October 14, 2017.

The kick, and then some! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 10, 37, 39, 69 and PB 24, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 168th appearance.

Quietly raising the Powerball jackpot! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There have now been 586 Powerball drawings, and this Pattern has played 36.3% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern May 1, 2021.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 61 drawings, has played in 36.3% of the 168 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 586 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.4% of the time. Prior to Saturday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played April 28, 2021.

Now with four appearances, the 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 6.56% of the 61 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.38% of the 168 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.68% of all 568 drawings. The 2 0 2 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen March 27, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations  

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations surfaced:

Room for a couple of repeaters. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will the jackpots in Lotto Texas and Powerball continue their climb in the week ahead?