Slow Roast: Mega Millions Style


With the start of a new month, that gives Mega Millions a chance to start with a bang! What better way to start October than with an Australia Play, or the debut of a new Specific Order, right? Well, we saw none of those things. In fact, this month started the way last month ended: by taking things nice and slow.


The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 50th appearance in Tuesday’s drawing, thanks to winning numbers 18, 29, 30, 54, 66, and MB 1.

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

Given that there have been 309 Mega Millions drawings thus far, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 16.2% of the time. This Pattern is actually how Mega Millions welcomed autumn; it previously played a few weeks ago in the September 23rd drawing.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order made its 17th appearance, and it too was last seen in the September 23rd drawing. Out of the 50 drawings that feature {3-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, the [3-1-1-1] General Order has played 34% of the time. When we take all 309 drawings into account, this become 5.50% of the time.

Finally, we come to the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order, which played for the third time. Of the 17 drawings where [3-1-1-1] was the General Order of the evening, the 0 3 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played 17.6% of the time. This shrinks to 6% when looking at the 50 drawings that have {3-1-1-1} as the winning Pattern, and 0.97% when taking all 309 drawings into account.

October is still young, and there’s plenty of time for Mega Millions to get that pep in its step. Will it usher in the weekend with a rarely seen Pattern? Will we see an encore appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern?

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