Five-Time Charmer


The Fourth of July came and went. Across the U.S., people went to cookouts, parades, and even sales at retail stores. Of course, no Fourth of July celebration is complete without fireworks. Speaking of fireworks, Mega Millions had a show of its own. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now made its fifth consecutive appearance!

Did this iteration of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern also produce any repeating Three-Number Combinations, or did the Pattern steal the show?

Tuesday night’s winning numbers were 16, 39, 47, 53, 71, and MB 15, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to 161.


This Pattern has now played in 41.6% of the 387 Mega Millions drawings.

Making its 37th appearance, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has played in approximately 23% of the 161 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 9.56% of all 387 drawings. Like the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, this General Order was last seen in the June 30th drawing.

With nine appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.3% of the 37 drawings where the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has appeared, and in 5.59% of the 161 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 2.33% of all 387 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the January 27th, 2017 drawing.

Nestled within this iteration of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern were four, yes four repeating Three-Number Combinations! The Combinations were as follows:

  • 16, 39, 53 (Debuted February 23rd, 2016)
  • 39, 71, MB 15 (Debuted August 19th, 2014)
  • 53, 71, MB 15 (Debuted February 10th, 2015)
  • 16, 47, 53 (Debuted November 11th, 2016)

For those of you who are new to Lottery Binge, or just need a memory jog, the “five-peat” phenomenon was talked about last summer. Is the long Pattern streak going to be a new summer phenomenon? Will the {2-1-1-1-1} tie the record for six consecutive appearances that was established last summer?

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