Four Times Fourth

Mega Millions is in the grip of yet another Pattern streak! The {2-2-1-1} Pattern played for the fourth time in a row Friday night. Accompanying this Pattern were two repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The winning numbers for August 4th were 9, 17, 25, 63, 71, and MB 4, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern to 118.


This Pattern has played in 29.8% of the 396 Mega Millions drawings. Recall that this Pattern was last seen in this past Tuesday’s drawing.

Making its 34th appearance, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 28.8% of the 118 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, as well as 8.59% of all 396 drawings. Prior to Friday night, this General Order was last seen in the June 9th, 2017 drawing.

With five appearances, the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has appeared in 14.7% of the 34 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared, and in 4.24% of the 118 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This Specific Order has played in 1.26% of all 396 drawings. This Specific Order was last seen in the October 18th, 2016 drawing.

The repeating Three-Number Combinations of the evening were

  • 9, 17, 71 (Debuted November 15th, 2016)
  • 17, 71, MB 4 (Debuted November 10th, 2015)
A duo of repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source:

Looking ahead to next week, will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go for a record of its own, or will another Pattern smash the streak?

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