A Trio for Cinco de Mayo

For our readers scratching their heads at the title, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday to commemorate Mexico’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862 (source). This holiday, believe it or not, is more popular in Lottery Trend Country (a.k.a. the US) than it is in Mexico. Means of celebration include, but are not limited to, margaritas, Mexican or Tex-Mex cuisine, and…Mega Millions? This year, the two coincided, and Mega Millions got into the spirit with three repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 150th appearance, with winning numbers 4, 23, 33, 47, 53, and MB 7.

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

Just like it is in sister lottery Powerball, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is the most commonly seen in Mega Millions, and by a healthy margin. This Pattern has now played in 40.5% of the 350 drawings, and previously played in the April 18th, 2017 drawing.

With its 36th appearance, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now played in 24% of the 150 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.73% of all 350 drawings. Prior to Friday, this Pattern was last seen in the March 24th, 2017 drawing.

The 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order made its ninth appearance. Statistically speaking, this Specific Order has played in 25% of the 36 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared, 6% of the 150 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.43% of all Mega Millions drawings. To see when the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order previously played, we need to look at the March 17th, 2017 drawing.

Finally, we come to the repeating Three-Number Combinations. The Combinations this time were

  • 23, 33, 47 (Debuted June 25th, 2015)
  • 33, 53, MB 7 (Debuted October 29th, 2013)
  • 4, 53, MB 7 (Debuted March 21st, 2017)
Highlighted Three-Number Combinations. From lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will there be more repeating Three-Number Combinations next week? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance, or will a rarer Pattern play?

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