Resting Up Before Mardi Gras

In our last Mega Millions post, we were wondering if we would see the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore or if a rare Pattern would get exposure. Alas, these did not come to pass. With Mardi Gras coming on February 28th, Mega Millions got the idea to rest up a bit on Friday night.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 109th appearance in the February 17th drawing. The winning numbers were 4, 56, 58, 67, 75, and MB 8.

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

This Pattern has now played in 31.3% of the 348 drawings, and previously played exactly one week prior on February 10th . The {2-2-1-1} Pattern remained the second-most commonly seen Pattern. Unlike “sister” Powerball, it will be a while yet before it catches up to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order played for the 32nd time. As of Friday, this General Order has played in 29.4% of the 109 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.2% of all Mega Millions drawings. We last saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order earlier this year in the January 3rd drawing.

Next, we have the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order, now having made three appearances. This Specific Order has now played in 9.375% of the 32 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared, 2.75% of the 109 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in in 0.86% of all drawings. To see when the 1 0 0 2 2 1 Specific Order previously played, we need to go back to the May 24th, 2016 drawing. For those of you who have been following our blog since the beginning, this was just before we launched.

And now, the conclusion of our Mega Millions analysis. Friday’s drawing gifted us with the repeating Three-Number Combination 58, 75, and MB 8, which debuted in the September 6th, 2016 drawing.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combination is highlighted in the red box.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern be the one to make an encore on Tuesday’s drawing?

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