Visits from Holidays Past

What a year it has been for Mega Millions! When we launched Lottery Binge back in May, we saw mellow periods, and an unprecedented “six-peat”. The December 30th, 2016 drawing not only ended the year with a bang, but had another surprise when we looked at everything closely.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 54th appearance, thanks to winning numbers 6, 21, 33, 39, 43, and MB 2.

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

As of Friday, this Pattern has appeared in 16.2% of the 334 Mega Millions drawings. We last saw this Pattern a little before Christmas, in the December 20th drawing.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 21st appearance, and has now played in 38.9% of the 54 drawings that the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played and 6.29% of all drawings. Prior to Friday, the [1-1-3-1] General Order previously played in the November 29th, 2016 drawing.

The 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order made its fourth appearance. With that said, this Specific Order has now played in 19% of the 21 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played, 7.41% of the 54 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 1.20% of all Mega Millions drawings. What makes the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order interesting is that this Specific Order was last seen in the January 1st, 2016 drawing! We can certainly say that Mega Millions ended 2016 the way it started.

Another quirk in Friday’s drawing was the repeat appearance of the Three-Number Combination 33, 39, and MB 2.

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

This Combination made its debut on July 4th, 2014. What a way to end the year!

Will Mega Millions begin the new year as strongly as it finished 2016, or will it decide to mellow out?

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