The Dream Begins for the 2-2-1-1 Pattern

Well, August will be entering the home stretch soon. The Rio Olympics are over (onward to Tokyo!) and schools here in Lottery Trend Country started up Monday. An eventful start to the month means an inevitable cool down, yes? Not necessarily…

It’s not March for one.

Anyway, the August 23rd, 2016 drawing saw a repeat of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, last seen on August 19th, 2016, and then some. Tuesday’s drawing gave us the following winning numbers: 2, 7, 46, 61, 66, and MB 1.

Winning Mega Millions numbers from
Winning Mega Millions numbers from

With its 94th appearance, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern retains its position as the second-most commonly seen Mega Millions Pattern (comfortably, too). With 297 drawings to date, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played 31.6% of the time.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 33rd appearance, its first since June 21st, 2016. Considering the 94 drawings in which the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was the winning Pattern, this General Order has played 35.1% of the time. When we look at all 297 Mega Millions drawings, this becomes 11.1% of the time.

All of this gave way to the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order making its 4th appearance. We last saw this on April 12th, 2016. Looking at the 33 drawings in which [2-1-2-1] was the General Order of the night, the 2 0 0 1 2 1 Specific Order played 12.1% of the time. This becomes 4.26% when looking at all the 94 times the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played and 1.35% when we look at all 297 drawings.

And now, the “and then some”. Mega Millions saw the encore appearance of two Three-Number Combinations:

  • 7, 46, and MB 1, which first played on June 13th, 2014 and
  • 7, 61, and 66, which first played April 29th, 2014.
Winning Three-Number Combinations taken from
Winning Three-Number Combinations highlighted in red box. From

Looking ahead to Friday, will the {2-2-1-1} go for a three-peat?

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