June Has Left the Building

As of the July 12th, 2016 drawing, June has released its grip on Mega Millions. We also saw a Pattern from last week make an encore appearance.

The winning numbers were 6, 8, 22, 46, 68, and MB 4.

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

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore, having just appeared in the July 8th, 2016 Mega Millions drawing. This Pattern has now appeared in 110 out of 285 Mega Millions drawings to date. Having now played approximately 38.6% of the time, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern retains its position as the most commonly seen Pattern.

The numbers followed the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, and has now appeared in 29 out of 110 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played. Taking these drawings into account, the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has played 26.4% of the time. If we consider all 285 Mega Millions drawings to date, we see that the [2-1-1-1-1] has played 10.2% of the time. This General Order previously played on May 13th, 2016.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order gave way to the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order, which has now appeared in 8 drawings. Taking the 29 drawings in which the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has now played 27.6% of the time. Taking it even further, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 7.27% of the time if we consider the 110 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played. Finally, given the 285 Mega Millions drawings to date, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.81% of the time. As of the July 12th drawing, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order is in fact the most commonly seen Specific Order associated with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and [2-1-1-1-1] General Order. The 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order had previously played in the February 5th, 2016 drawing.

And so we approach the halfway point of the month with June bidding adieu. Is this only temporary, or will Friday’s drawing see the return of Junes past? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern see a three-peat?

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