Keep it Cool, Mega Millions

After a sizzling hot record-smashing August, Mega Millions continued its chill streak in Friday’s drawing. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern didn’t make an encore appearance, nor was there anything that screamed “Throwback!” There was one highlight of the evening, and that was the appearance of a Pattern that doesn’t get much play.

The winning numbers from the September 9th, 2016 drawings were 1, 34, 43, 44, 63, and MB 11.

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

With its 48th appearance, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played for the first time since July 1st. Given that there have been 302 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 15.9% of the time.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order also made its first appearance since the July 1st drawing. Now having made 15 appearances, and given the 48 drawings in which {3-1-1-1} has played, the [1-3-1-1] General Order has played 31.3% of the time. This General Order has appeared in 4.97% of all Mega Millions drawings.

Unlike the Pattern and the General Order of the evening, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in nearly two years. The last time this Specific Order played was back on October 21st, 2014. With that said, given its third (ever) appearance and the 15 times the [1-3-1-1] General Order has played, the 1 0 3 0 1 1 Specific Order has played 20% of the time. This becomes 6.25% of the time when looking at the 48 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and approximately 1% of all Mega Millions drawings.

For now, it looks like Mega Millions is surrendering the blow-outs and extravaganzas to its brethren Lotto Texas and Powerball, not to mention football. Will this continue, or will Mega Millions throw a surprise in the weeks ahead?

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