{2-1-1-1-1} Wins Its Fourth Gold!

Tuesday’s Mega Millions was a little more low-key than the August 5th drawing, and yet it did so much more. We saw a four-peat appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern! Don’t believe us? Well, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its previous appearances on July 29th, August 2nd, and August 5th!

The winning numbers for the August 9th, 2016 were 12, 19, 20, 44, 66, and MB 1.

Winning Mega Millions numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com
Winning Mega Millions numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com

With the 115th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, it retains a solid lead as the most commonly played Mega Millions Pattern. Given that there have been 293 drawings to date, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 39.2% of the time.

The General Order of the night was [1-2-1-1-1] and it too previously played on August 5th, 2016. Given its 33rd appearance, and 115 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played 28.7% of the time. If we look at all 293 Mega Millions drawings, then the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played 11.3% of the time.

Finally, we come to the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order, which made its 8th appearance. This Specific Order has now appeared in

  • 24.2% of the drawings (8 out of 33) in which the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played
  • 6.96% of the drawings (8 out of 115) in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played

and

  • 2.73% of all Mega Millions drawings (8 out of 293).

Unlike the Pattern and the General Order of the night, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was previously seen November 24th, 2015.

As we look ahead to Friday, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern be daring enough to go for a fifth appearance? Will another Pattern start to close in on it?

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