The Ghosts of Junes Past

Last night was a big one for Mega Millions. Someone in Indiana finally won that big jackpot (Congratulations!) and June continues to bust out all over.

The winning numbers for the July 8th, 2016 Mega Millions drawing were 8, 19, 20, 55, 73 and MB 5.

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

The {2-1-1-1-1} made an appearance, having last played on June 28th, 2016 and continues to be the most commonly seen Pattern to date. After last night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared in 109 of 284 Mega Millions drawings. This comes out to about 38.4%.

These numbers followed the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, and is the most commonly seen General Order with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to date. Like the {2-1-1-1-1}, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order previously played on June 28th, 2016. As of the July 8th Mega Millions drawing, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared 30 out of 109 times, or 27.5%, whenever the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played. If we take all 284 Mega Millions drawings into account, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared approximately 10.6% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order gave way to the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order, which previously played on June 16th, 2015. This Specific Order has now appeared in 5 of the 30 drawings in which the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played. That brings its stats up to 1/6, or roughly 16.7%. Taking all 109 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 4.59% of the time. If we take all 284 Mega Millions drawings into account, we see that the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 1.76% of the time.

What do next week’s Mega Millions drawings have in store?

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