Another Pattern Takes the Reins

The August 19th, 2016 Mega Millions drawing saw the end of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern’s streak. In fact, the reins were handed over to the second most commonly seen Pattern. Although it may not sound much different, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern retains its comfortable lead.

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern appeared for the 93rd time, and the winning numbers were provided by 22, 37, 45, 65, 73, and MB 13.

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

Given that there have been 296 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 31.4% of the time. Interestingly, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern previously appeared in the July 26th, 2016 drawing, right before the beginning of the {2-1-1-1-1} streak!

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 24th appearance, its first since July 5th, 2016. Out of the 93 drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played, this General Order has played 25.8% of the time. This becomes approximately 8.1% of the time when we look at all 296 drawings.

Out of the ashes of the broken {2-1-1-1-1} streak we saw not just the {2-2-1-1}, but a brand new Specific Order. For the first time in lottery blogging history, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order made its appearance in Mega Millions. With a first-time appearance, it has played in 4.17% of drawings in which the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played (1/24), 1.08% of drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played (1/93), and 0.34% of all Mega Millions drawings (1/296).

Friday’s drawing also brought us the repeat appearance of two Three-Number Combinations:

  • 22, 65, and MB 13 which first played December 10th, 2013

and

  • 22, 45, and 64 which first played January 14th, 2014.
Winning Three-Number Combinations are highlighted in the red boxes. Taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Three-Number Combinations are highlighted in the red boxes. Taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

As the Olympics wind down and more kids head back to school, will Mega Millions mellow out, or will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern be daring enough to establish its own streak? Will another Specific Order make its world debut?

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