Playing it Cool

Well, don’t that beat all? Earlier this summer, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made five consecutive appearances, and came close to tying the record that was achieved last summer. It looks like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is trying to establish a streak again, because it made its third consecutive appearance in the July 18th drawing.

This Mega Millions post will be another short one, as there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The winning numbers on Tuesday night were 8, 12, 23, 51, 73, and MB 6, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern up to 164.

Dusting off and trying again. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 41.9% of the 391 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 41st appearance, and has played in 25% of the 164 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.5% of all 391 drawings. This General Order appeared alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the July 14th drawing.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the eleventh appearance of the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order. This Specific Order has played in 26.8% of the 41 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] drawing has appeared, and 6.71% of the 164 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 391 Mega Millions drawings, the statistic becomes 2.81%. This Specific Order was last seen in the June 6th, 2017 drawing.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a fourth consecutive appearance?

Short and Sweet Encore

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was feeling bold Friday night. In our last Mega Millions post, we had asked if this Pattern would make an encore, and sure enough, it did. There was a bit of a change-up, though. Unlike what happened in the July 11th drawing, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

July 14th’s winning numbers were 11, 12, 24, 32, 73, and MB 1.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Now with 163 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 41.8% of the 390 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 40th appearance, and has played in 24.5% of the 163 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and 10.3% of all 390 drawings. Prior to Friday night, this General Order was last seen in the June 20th drawing. This was almost a month ago.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order. Making its eighth appearance, this Specific Order has played in 20% of the 40 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 4.91% of the 163 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.05% of all 390 drawings, and was last seen in the November 20th, 2015 drawing.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat in Tuesday’s drawing, or does Mega Millions have another surprise up its sleeve?

Guess Who Decided to Show Up?

Well, isn’t this something!? After not showing up in the July 7th Mega Millions drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared Tuesday night.

If it had made an appearance in both Friday night and Tuesday night’s drawings, it would’ve shattered the record for most consecutive appearances of a Pattern. At least, as far as Lottery Binge’s Mega Millions coverage is concerned. Perhaps next summer, {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Perhaps next summer.

With that said, the winning numbers for the July 11th drawing were 7, 18, 24, 55, 74, and MB 10.

{2-1-1-1-1} comes back. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared in 162 out of 389 Mega Millions drawings, and has played 41.6% of the time. The last time we saw this Pattern was in the July 4th drawing.

Making its 46th appearance, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 28.4% of the 162 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 11.8% of all 389 drawings, and was last seen in the May 16th drawing.

With nine appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.6% of the 46 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and 5.56% of the 162 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.31% of all 389 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order previously played in the November 15th, 2016 drawing.

There were also three repeating Three-Number Combinations, and they were as follows:

  • 18, 24, MB 10 (Debuted November 17th, 2015)
  • 55, 74, MB 10 (Debuted April 29th, 2016)
  • 7, 24, 74 (Debuted October 18th, 2016)
The trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern dare to start up another streak right after breaking the last one, or will another Pattern play?

The Streak is Gone

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern didn’t go for a sixth consecutive appearance in the July 7th drawing. If it had, then it would have tied the record set last summer. What a firework show that would have been! Nevertheless, Friday night’s drawing provided its own fireworks. Although a less common Pattern played, there was more bubbling underneath the surface.

The winning numbers were 2, 9, 11, 28, 60, and MB 10, bringing the total number of appearances of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern to 63.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 16.2% of the 388 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen in the June 13th, 2017 drawing.

Making its 22nd appearance, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played in 34.9% of the 63 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 5.67% of all 388 drawings. Prior to Friday night, this General Order was last seen in the May 26th, 2017 drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in approximately 9.09% of the 22 drawings where the [3-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 3.17% of the 63 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 0.52% of all 388 drawings. The 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the May 22nd, 2015 drawing.

Seeing a Specific Order that hadn’t played in over two years wasn’t the only big draw of the evening.

Friday night’s winning numbers share a similar spread with the May 23rd, 2014 drawing. That drawing’s winning numbers were 12, 14, 21, 38, 70, and MB 15, with a spread of 02:07:17:32. The spread from Friday night was 07:02:17:32. Note that while the difference between numbers was the same in both drawings, the order was different.

Another big draw was the repeat appearances of two Three-Number Combinations. The Combinations were

  • 2, 9, 11 (Debuted June 2nd, 2015)
  • 11, 60, MB 10 (Debuted March 17th, 2017)
Boxed in together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance Tuesday? Will there be another similar spread next week?

Five-Time Charmer

 

The Fourth of July came and went. Across the U.S., people went to cookouts, parades, and even sales at retail stores. Of course, no Fourth of July celebration is complete without fireworks. Speaking of fireworks, Mega Millions had a show of its own. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now made its fifth consecutive appearance!

Did this iteration of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern also produce any repeating Three-Number Combinations, or did the Pattern steal the show?

Tuesday night’s winning numbers were 16, 39, 47, 53, 71, and MB 15, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to 161.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 41.6% of the 387 Mega Millions drawings.

Making its 37th appearance, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in approximately 23% of the 161 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.56% of all 387 drawings. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, this General Order was last seen in the June 30th drawing.

With nine appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.3% of the 37 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 5.59% of the 161 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.33% of all 387 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the January 27th, 2017 drawing.

Nestled within this iteration of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern were four, yes four repeating Three-Number Combinations! The Combinations were as follows:

  • 16, 39, 53 (Debuted February 23rd, 2016)
  • 39, 71, MB 15 (Debuted August 19th, 2014)
  • 53, 71, MB 15 (Debuted February 10th, 2015)
  • 16, 47, 53 (Debuted November 11th, 2016)
Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

For those of you who are new to Lottery Binge, or just need a memory jog, the “five-peat” phenomenon was talked about last summer. Is the long Pattern streak going to be a new summer phenomenon? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} tie the record for six consecutive appearances that was established last summer?

Four-Timing Pattern

June ended not with a whimper, but with the sound of fireworks. The June 30th Mega Millions drawing saw the fourth consecutive appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Was there also at least one repeating Three-Number Combination, or was the four-peat the only highlight of the evening?

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 160th appearance with winning numbers 10, 38, 51, 55, 64, and MB 6.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 41.5% of the 386 Mega Millions drawings.

Now with 36 appearances, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in 22.5% of the 160 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.33% of all drawings. This General Order was last seen in the May 30th drawing, exactly one month prior.

Making its ninth appearance, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 36 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in approximately 5.63% of the 160 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.33% of all 386 drawings, and was last seen in the December 16th, 2016 drawing.

There was a repeating Three-Number Combination in the form of 38, 51, and 64. This Combination made its debut in the September 25th, 2015 drawing.

One repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The next Mega Millions drawing will take place on July 4th. Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a fifth consecutive appearance?

Triple Threats

June’s getting ready to wrap up, and it looks like Mega Millions is ready to go out with a bang! The June 27th drawing brought forth a {2-1-1-1-1} three-peat, and, there were three Three-Number Combinations. Try saying “Three Three-Number Combinations” three times fast.

The 159th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was thanks to numbers 4, 21, 45, 52, 57, and MB 14.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

This Pattern has played in 41.3% of the 385 Mega Millions drawings.

Making its 40th appearance, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 25.2% of the 159 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.4% of all 385 drawings. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, this General Order was last seen in the June 23rd drawing.

With ten appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 25% of the 40 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 6.29% of the 159 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 5.41% of all 385 drawings. Unlike the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the May 5th, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations were as follows:

  • 21, 52, 57 (Debuted September 4th, 2015)
  • 45, 52, MB 14 (Debuted December 9th, 2014)
  • 45, 52, 57 (Debuted April 5th, 2016)
Three-Number Combination (x3). Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has a way of establishing streaks. One of those streaks was the “six-peat” seen last year during the Rio Olympics. Will Mega Millions end the month with a fourth appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?

{2-1-1-1-1} 2: Combination Boogaloo

Ah, summertime. A time of cookouts, parties, and repeats. Yes, repeats. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was so nice, Mega Millions played it twice! Friday night also saw the appearance of a repeating Three-Number Combination.

With 158 appearances, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern reigned supreme. June 23rd’s winning numbers were 12, 20, 53, 66, 74, and MB 11.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 41.1% of the 384 Mega Millions drawings. To put things in perspective, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, the second-most commonly played, has appeared in 114 drawings.

Making its 39th appearance, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now played in 24.7% of the 158 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.2% of all 384 drawings. Unlike the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, this General Order did not make an encore appearance. The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order was last seen in the June 2nd, 2017 drawing.

The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order made its second appearance, and has now played in 5.13% of the 39 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 1.27% of the 158 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern appeared, and in 0.52% of all 384 drawings. The 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order made its debut in the October 14th, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 12, 20, 66, and it made its debut in the August 9th, 2016 drawing.

Red suits the lone repeating Three-Number Combination well. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Fun fact: This Combination made its debut in the middle of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern “six-peat” during the Rio Olympics!

As June wraps up next week, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat?

From a Downpour to a Sprinkle

In the last Mega Millions post, we covered the ever-so-rare repeating Four-Number Combination—and the four repeating Three-Number Combinations nestled within. A storm was brewing in the June 20th drawing, and while not as intense as Friday night, there was still plenty of action. The most commonly seen Pattern made an appearance, and this time around, there were two repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 157th appearance with winning numbers 2, 15, 41, 49, 63, and MB 3.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in approximately 41% of the 383 drawings, and was last seen in the June 6th drawing exactly two weeks prior.

Making its 39th appearance, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played in 24.8% of the 157 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.2% of all 383 drawings. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, this General Order previously played in the June 6th drawing.

Now with nine appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.1% of the 39 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 5.73% of the 157 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also appeared in 2.35% of all 383 drawings, and was last seen in the February 14th, 2017 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 2, 15, 41 (Debuted December 13th, 2016)
  • 15, 49, 63 (Debuted November 19th, 2013)
Two instead of four repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will Friday night’s drawing see a Pattern encore? Will there be more repeating Three-Number Combinations?

Getting the 4-1-1 and Then Some

After a quiet Tuesday night, Mega Millions kicked it up a thousand notches in the June 16th drawing. Friday night saw the appearance of one of the least commonly seen Patterns. While that’s a big deal in and of itself here at Lottery Binge, that wasn’t the biggest draw of the evening. There was more to this Pattern than appearing after a lengthy period of absence. What made this Pattern interesting was that this time around, a repeating Four-Number Combination made an appearance. Such a thing is a rarity in Mega Millions.

The {4-1-1} Pattern made its thirteenth appearance with winning numbers 18, 22, 26, 30, 44, and MB 9.

Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 3.40% of the 382 Mega Millions drawing and was last seen in the October 11th, 2016 drawing.

Making its seventh appearance, the [4-1-1] General Order has now played in 53.8% of the 13 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.83% of all 382 drawings. Like the {4-1-1} Pattern, this General Order was also last seen in the October 11th drawing.

Now with two appearances, the 0 4 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 28.6% of the seven drawings where the [4-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 15.4% of the 13 drawings where the {4-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.52% of all 382 drawings. The 0 4 1 0 0 1 Specific Order made its debut in the September 19th, 2014 drawing. Will it be another two years and nine months before this Specific Order is seen again?

Now it’s time to discuss the biggest event of the evening: the ever-so rare repeating Four-Number Combination. The Combination of the evening was 18, 26, 30, and 44, and it made its debut in the March 15th, 2016 drawing.

Catching a unicorn. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of course, there’s always more beneath the surface when it comes to these lottery things. Nestled inside a repeating Four-Number Combination are four repeating Three-Number Combinations. Here’s Part II of the big event:

A volley of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Save for Combination 30, 44, and MB 9, all the Combinations in the list above made their debut in the March 15th, 2016 drawing.

Will there be more shock and awe in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing?