Mega Millions’s Summer Fade Out

We’ve now come to the last week of September and Mega Millions consistently chose pumpkin spice latte over sambas.


Alas, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern did not repeat, nor did we see any Three-Number Combos play for the second time. There were plays that reminded us, however brief, of more festive times. As we go through the September 27th drawing, one could say that we’re slowly going back in time.

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 14, 16, 26, 53, 72, and MB 04, marking the 122nd appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. From
Winning Mega Millions numbers. From

Out of the 307 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 39.7% of the time. This Pattern played exactly one week prior in the September 20th drawing.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 36th appearance, its first since the August 30th drawing. Of the 122 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played 29.5% of the time. This becomes 11.7% when we take all 307 drawings into account.

We now round up Tuesday night’s analysis with the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order making its 7th appearance. When we look at the 36 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 19.4% of the time. Looking at the 122 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played, this becomes 5.7% of the time, and 2.28% when we look at all 307 drawings. The last time we saw this Specific Order play was back on August 5th, the day of the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony.

With the last Mega Millions drawing actually occurring on the last day of the month this year, will the month end with a bang, or chilling with a latte?

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