Fireworks, Sambas, and Three-Peats. Oh My!

Friday night was dang awesome. The Rio Olympics officially kicked off with a stellar opening ceremony for one. Hope y’all didn’t forget to play Mega Millions last night! While there was Carnival and fireworks (tape delay or no), a Mega Millions Pattern sambaed its way to a three-peat appearance.

The winning numbers for August 5th, 2016 were brought to us by 5, 18, 28, 54, 74, and MB 6.

Mega Millions winning numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Mega Millions winning numbers. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

No doubt about it. With its 114th appearance, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern far and away continues to be the most commonly played Mega Millions Pattern. In fact, this Pattern played earlier this week on August 2nd, 2016! With 292 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 39% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] was the General Order of the night, having now made 32 appearances, its first since July 29th, 2016. Given the 114 drawings in which the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the [1-2-1-1-1] has played 28.1% of the time. When we look at all 292 Mega Millions drawings, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played 11% of the time.

The 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order made its 6th appearance, its first since July 8th, 2016. Given the 32 appearances of the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has now played 18.75% of the time. Taking the 114 appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 5.26% of the time. Finally, when we look at all 292 Mega Millions drawings, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 2.05% of the time.

Last, but certainly not least, we come to the Three Number Combination in the form of 28, 74, and MB 6. The first time this Combination played was a little over two years ago, back on June 3rd, 2014.

The winning Three-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com
The winning Three-Number Combination is highlighted in the red box. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com

Looking ahead to next week, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern continue to pull ahead and aim for a four-peat, or will another Pattern break the streak?

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