“November” in 3-2-1

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in November! In between the madness of the World Series, the upcoming U.S. Presidential elections, and the start of the holiday season, of course Mega Millions didn’t want to feel left out! The November 1st, 2016 drawing gifted us with a Pattern that doesn’t get much play.

The 19th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 19, 24, 31, 39, 45, and MB 13.

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

Out of the 317 Mega Millions drawings thus far, the {3-2-1} Pattern has played 5.99% of the time. We last saw this Pattern in the September 30th, 2016 drawing.

The [2-3-1] General Order made its 11th appearance Tuesday night, and like the {3-2-1} Pattern, it previously played in the September 30th drawing. Out of the 19 drawings in which the {3-2-1} Pattern appeared, the [2-3-1] General Order has played 57.9% of the time. When we look at all 317 drawings, this shrinks to 3.47% of the time.

The 0 2 3 0 0 1 Specific Order made its fourth appearance. Given that there have been 11 drawings where the [2-3-1] General Order has appeared, the 0 2 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 36.4% of the time. Looking at the 19 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern, this becomes 21.1% of the time. Finally, when taking all 317 drawings into account, the 0 2 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played 1.26% of the time. We last saw this Specific Order earlier this year in the May 3rd, 2016 drawing.

Finally, we come to the repeating Three-Number Combination of 31, 39, and 45. To see when this Combination first played, we need to go back to the January 30th, 2015 drawing.

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

As November pushes onward and things get a bit wilder in the “real world”, will Mega Millions continue to partake in its own madness, or will it mellow out?

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