{3-1-1-1} Is Back for More

So, after having left for twelve days, a dear friend has returned. The winning numbers for the June 14th  Mega Millions drawing were as follows: 36, 37, 38, 52, 62, MB6.

Winning numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com
Winning numbers from lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Good ol’ {3-1-1-1} played, and this Pattern was last seen June 3rd . With that said, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played 45 out of 277 times to date, putting it at roughly 16.25%.

Before we move on to the General Order and Specific Order that played, let’s talk a bit more about what exactly a General Order and a Specific Order are. The General Order represents how many numbers are chosen from a Group in that order. For example, let’s say you have a [4-1-1] General Order. The first four numbers will come from a single Group. This single Group can be any Group but the last Group (Group 6). The fifth number will be from another Group that follows after the first Group chosen. For example, let’s say you chose the first four numbers from Group 3; the fifth number can come from either Group 4 or Group 5. For MegaMillions, Group 6 will always be reserved for the Mega Ball, and for Powerball, that Group is reserved for the Powerball.

The Specific Order is like the General Order, except you’ll have zeroes. These zeroes represent groups that you are not choosing from. Here are a few things to keep in mind when dealing with General and Specific Orders. Remember that General Order does not apply to Lotto Texas.

  • All Specific Orders follow a General Order
  • Not all General Orders have the same number of Specific Orders. For example, a [5-1] General Order has five Specific Orders, but a [1-4-1] General Order has twice as many (10) Specific Orders.

Our sites go into more detail regarding General and Specific Orders.

We now return to our regularly scheduled program.

The General Order that played was a [3-1-1-1]. Check out this post or this post to see which General Orders are allowed for a {3-1-1-1} Pattern. This General Order has appeared 14 times out of the 277 drawings, or 5.05%, and last played on May 20th, 2016. Given those 14 times, the Specific Order 0 0 3 1 1 1 played twice, or 14.3%. This Specific Order last played on April 8th, 2014.

Now about our dear friend {3-1-1-1}. Will he stay for the week, or will he leave on Friday?

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