Needs More Baste!

Mega Millions continues to take things nice and slow. The fireworks and exploding pumpkins, for the time being, have been passed to Powerball, Lotto Texas, and (US) football, professional and college alike. Bring a plate and some pumpkin spice latte: here is the rundown for the October 7th, 2016 Mega Millions.

Friday’s drawing gave us winning numbers 24, 37, 42, 50, 65, and MB 14.

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

Now with 123 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern continues to be the Most Commonly Played Pattern by a fairly large margin. Given that there have been 310 drawings to date, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 39.7% of the time. This Pattern actually played near the beginning of last week in the September 27th drawing.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 37th appearance, and it too was last seen in the September 27th drawing. Out of the 123 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, this General Order has played 30.1% of the time. When we look at all 310 drawings thus far, this becomes 11.9%.

Last, but certainly not least, we come to the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order, which has now played four times. In the 37 drawings that [1-2-1-1-1] was the General Order, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 10.8% of the time. Looking at the 123 drawings that have {2-1-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, this becomes 3.25% and 1.29% when taking the 310 drawings into account.

As we look ahead to next week, will Mega Millions continue to enjoy its slow roast and pumpkin spice latte, or will we see an upset?

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