The {2-1-1-1-1} Momentum

August is nearly halfway finished, and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern shows no sign of slowing down. The {2-1-1-1-1} went for the five-peat Friday night and clinched it!  Additionally, we saw a three-peat appearance of the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order.  And now, the recap of Friday night’s drawing.

The winning numbers for the August 12th, 2016 Mega Millions drawing were 4, 41, 44, 56, 69, and MB 10.

The winning numbers provided by lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
The winning numbers provided by lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Now with 116 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern retains its wide lead as the most commonly seen Mega Millions Pattern. With 294 drawings to date, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 39.4% of the time. The last time we saw this Pattern was August 9th, 2016. We also saw it on July 29th, August 2nd, and August 5th.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 34th appearance Friday night, and given the 116 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, this General Order has played 29.3% of the time. Now, taking all 294 Mega Millions drawings into account, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played 11.6% of the time. The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order was also seen in the August 5th and August 9th drawings. Interestingly, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order could’ve been a five-peat as well if only it weren’t for the August 2nd drawing! Although the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played that night, the General Order was a [2-1-1-1-1]. Nevertheless, a three-peat is nothing to sneeze at.

The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has now appeared 6 times, and out of the 34 drawings in which the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played, this Specific Order has played 17.6% of the time. If we take the 116 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 5.17% of the time. Finally, looking at all 294 Mega Millions drawings, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.04% of the time. The last we saw this Specific Order was February 16th, 2016.

Last, but certainly not least, we saw a Three-Number Combination put forth by 56, 69, and MB 10.

The winning Three-Number Combination. Snippet taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
The winning Three-Number Combination. Snippet taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Three-Number Combination first played March 11th, 2014.

Looking ahead to next week, how much momentum does the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern really possess? Will it do the unthinkable and make a sixth appearance? Will the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order go for the four-peat?

 

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