Flashbacks and Novelties

August is one of those transition months (September is another, but that’s another story). On the one hand, swim trunks and flip-flops are changed out for football pants and cleats. On the other hand, some Patterns look as if they’re building up a streak only to fizzle out. We’re lookin’ at you, {2-2-1-1}. Nevertheless, seeing a Pattern that hadn’t played since May is a nice Friday night surprise.

The winning Mega Millions numbers for August 26, 2016 were 10, 11, 31, 41, 44, and MB 14.

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

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its first appearance since May 3rd, and its seventeenth overall. With 298 drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has now played 5.70% of the time.

The [2-3-1] General Order made its ninth appearance, and like the {3-2-1}, this also previously played on May 3rd. When we look at the seventeen (17) drawings in which the {3-2-1} Pattern won, the [2-3-1] General Order has played 52.9% of the time. This becomes 3.02% when taking all 298 drawings into account.

Unlike the Pattern and General Order of the night, the 2 0 3 0 0 1 Specific Order is brand new. With its fresh outlook on things, the stats for the 2 0 3 0 0 1 Specific Order can be summed up like this:

  • 1 out of 9 times (11.1%) the [2-3-1] General Order has played
  • 1 out of 17 times (5.88%) the {3-2-1} Pattern has played
  • 1 out of 298 times (0.34%) of all Mega Millions drawings.

We now come to the Three-Number Combination of the evening: 11, 31, and MB 14.

Winning Three-Number Combination in red box. Snippet taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.
Winning Three-Number Combination in red box. Snippet taken from lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Not only did this particular Combination make its first appearance on September 11, 2015, it was during the 198th drawing, a.k.a. 100 drawings ago!

As we come upon the final Mega Millions drawing of the month, will {3-2-1} disappear for another three months before making another appearance? Will another Specific Order make its debut?

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