Thirteen is a Powerful Number

If you were to ask a fellow blog follower, he or she would probably say the title of this post is somewhat ironic. In our coverage of the Friday the 13th Mega Millions, we mentioned the irrelevancy of whether the date was unlucky or not. It just so happened that, when looking at our “Previously played” dates for the January 20th Mega Millions, the number “13” popped up frequently.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern remained the most commonly seen Pattern, thanks to winning numbers 7, 9, 24, 41, 53, and MB 14.

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

With 134 appearances, this Pattern has played in 39.4% of the 340 Mega Millions drawings. To make things even more interesting, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern previously played on…Friday the 13th!

The General Order this time around was [2-1-1-1-1], and we last saw it in the December 23rd, 2016 drawing. Now with 34 appearances, this General Order has played in 25.4% of the 134 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10% of all drawings.

Next, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order made its fifth appearance, its first since the September 13th, 2016 drawing. This Specific Order has now played in 14.7% of the 34 drawings where the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 1.47% of all drawings.

Our repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were as follows:

  • 7, 9, 24 (Debuted October 13th, 2015)
  • 9, 24, 41 (Debuted September 4th, 2014)
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combinations are in the red boxes.
Snippet of Three-Number Combinations. The repeating Combinations are in the red boxes.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance on Tuesday night?

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