August Throwbacks and a Visit from Last Year

To think that we’re already three-quarters of the way through 2016! Mega Millions continued to hold onto its pumpkin spice latte…while setting off a firecracker or two.

September ended with the 18th appearance of the {3-2-1} Pattern, which doesn’t play very often in this particular lottery. Friday’s winning numbers were 21, 30, 47, 50, 57, and MB 9.

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

Now with 308 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {3-2-1} Pattern has now played 5.84% of the time. We last saw this Pattern a little over a month ago in the August 26th drawing.

The [3-2-1] General Order made its 10th appearance, and it too previously played in the August 26th drawing. This General Order has appeared in 55.6% of the 18 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 3.25% of all 308 Mega Millions drawings.

The 0 2 0 3 0 1 Specific Order bucks the trend, as it did not make an appearance in the August 26th drawing. We need to go farther back, far as in January 29th, 2016. Now with its third appearance, the 0 2 0 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 30% of the 10 drawings where [3-2-1] was the winning General Order of the evening. This becomes approximately 16.7% when we look at the 18 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern, and 0.97% when taking all 308 drawings into account.

Finally, we come to the encore appearance of the Three Number Combination 21, 30, and MB 9.

Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-megamillions.com. The repeating Combination is in the red box.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations from lotterytrend-megamillions.com. The repeating Combination is in the red box.

What makes this appearance noteworthy is that it played for the first time on September 29th, 2015. That’s almost exactly one year prior to Friday’s drawing. Talk about timing!

As October begins and we enter the final quarter, will Mega Millions begin to launch more firecrackers?

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