Out Like a Lamb

And so we’ve finally come to the end of August. In contrast to what we saw earlier this month, the August 30th Mega Millions drawing was very calm. Although, we did see a Specific Order that hadn’t played in almost a year.

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 28, 32, 41, 51, 71, and MB 11, making it the 118th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} drawing.

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

Given that there have been 299 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {2-1-1-1-1} has played 39.5% of the time. Last we saw this Pattern was during its sixth consecutive appearance on August 16th, 2016.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 35th appearance, its first since August 12th. In the 118 drawings which the {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played 29.7% of the time. This becomes 11.7% of the time when we take all 299 drawings into account.

Finally, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played for the third time. Out of the 35 drawings in which the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played, this Specific Order has played 8.57% of the time. This becomes 2.54% when we look at the 118 drawings in which {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and 1% when looking at all 299 drawings. Prior to Tuesday’s drawing, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order last played September 18th, 2015.

What will September have in store? Will rarely played Patterns get their time in the sun? Will we see a Specific Order that’s never played before?

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