Mega Millions’ Friday Night Groove

Mega Millions had an eventful week. Not only did it get its groove back in Tuesday’s drawing, the October 14th drawing gave us an appearance from the most commonly played Pattern, as well as the debut of a new Specific Order.

Friday’s winning numbers were 7, 27, 60, 64, 74, and MB 5.

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

Unlike its brother Powerball, Mega Millions’ {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern leaves all other Patterns in the dust. With 124 appearances, it retains its title as Most Commonly Played Pattern. Now that there have been 312 drawings, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 39.7% of the time. We actually saw this Pattern last week in the October 7th drawing.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 29th appearance, its first since the September 20th, 2016 drawing. Out of the 124 drawings that have the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern as the winning Pattern, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played 19.4% of the time. As we look at all 312 drawings, this becomes 9.29%.

As we mentioned earlier, a Specific Order made its world debut! That Specific Order was 1 1 0 1 2 1. Given that there have been 29 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the winning General Order, this Specific Order has played 3.45% of the time. The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 0.81% of the 124 drawings that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and has played 0.32% of the time when we look at all 312 drawings.

Finally, we come to Three-Number Combination 7, 60, and 64.

The repeating Three-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
The repeating Three-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Three-Number Combination first played in the early part of last year; February 27, 2015 to be precise.

As October marches on and we push past the halfway mark, will Mega Millions continue to keep its groove next week?

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