Serve It Up Rare

Nothing else this month has come close to topping the madness of February 9th. At least, until the February 20th drawing. Instead of going for a heavy hitter like a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore, or even another similar spread, Mega Millions chose a different path. It’s not a commonly taken path, but it can yield great results.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 19, 23, 24, 43, and MB 14, the rarely-seen {4-1-1} Pattern made its eighth appearance.

One of the rarest Mega Millions Patterns. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have now been 334 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played roughly 2.40% of the time. Prior to Tuesday, this Pattern played on December 12th, 2017.

The [4-1-1] General Order made its fourth appearance and has played in half of the eight drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has played in roughly 1.20% of all 334 drawings and was last seen on March 28th, 2017. This General Order was reconfigured from the [1-3-1-1] General Order seen that night. The winning numbers were 30, 33, 35, 37, 46, and MB 10.

Tuesday night saw the debut of the 0 4 0 1 0 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 25% of the 4 drawings where the [4-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 12.5% of the eight drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 334 drawings, the 0 4 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played roughly 0.3% of the time.

Three Number Combination(s)

A rare Pattern was enough, it seems. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will Friday see a {4-1-1} repeat, or will another, more common Pattern take the spotlight?

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