Back in the Swing of Things

It took a while, but it finally came. Let it be known that on October 11th, 2016, Mega Millions put down the pumpkin spice latte and the slow roast and had a blowout night. The spectacle included, but was not limited to a rarely seen Pattern, and the debut of a new Specific Order.

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its first appearance since the July 22nd, 2016 drawing. The winning numbers were 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, and MB 3.

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

After 12 appearances and 311 drawings to date, the {4-1-1} Pattern has played 3.86% of the time. To add on, the {4-1-1} is the second-least Pattern played.

The [4-1-1] General Order made its sixth appearance last night, and has appeared in 50% of the 12 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This shrinks considerably to 1.93% when we look at all 311 drawings. Now here’s the kicker: this General Order previously played 1.5 years ago!

That’s not a typo, ladies and gents. Prior to Tuesday’s drawing, the [4-1-1] Pattern was last seen in the April 21st, 2015 drawing.

The 0 0 4 1 0 1 Specific Order made its world premiere. Given the six drawings that have [4-1-1] as the General Order of the night, the 0 0 4 1 0 1 Specific Order has played 16.67% of the time. When looking at the 12 drawings that have {4-1-1} as the winning Pattern, this Specific Order has played 8.33% of the time, and 0.32% when looking at all 311 drawings.

To further prove that it’s no slouch, Mega Millions gave us a repeating Three-Number Combination. The lucky numbers were 42, 45, and MB 3.

Snippet of the Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-megamillions.com. The repeating Combo is highlighted in the red box.
Snippet of the Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-megamillions.com. The repeating Combo is highlighted in the red box.

The first time this Combination played was back on March 13th, 2015.

When Mega Millions returns from a break, it returns in style. Will this vigor return in Friday’s drawing, or will the enticing taste of pumpkin spice latte lure it into a state of mellowness?

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