Repeats All Around

Tuesday night was a scorcher. Although the {3-1-1-1} Pattern didn’t make an encore appearance, Mega Millions did not disappoint. The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order all played together before. What’s more is that there were three repeating Three-Number Combinations. When was that special date? Let’s find out.

The winning numbers in the August 15th drawing were 7, 16, 20, 66, 73, and MB 7. This marked the 119th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern.


The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 29.8% of the 399 drawings.

Making its 35th appearance, the [1-2-2-1] General Order has played in 29.4% of the 119 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 8.77% of all 399 drawings.

You’re probably asking, “How come you haven’t mentioned dates!?” Don’t worry. We’re getting to it.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 35 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.04% of the 119 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in approximately 1.50% of all 399 drawings.

And now it’s time for the big reveal. The Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order were all last seen together almost two weeks ago. To be more specific, it was the August 4th drawing.

Our Mega Millions coverage concludes with the following repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 20, 73, MB 7 (Debuted August 1st, 2017)
  • 20, 66, MB 7 (Debuted May 13th, 2016)
  • 7, 20, MB 7 (Debuted September 5th, 2014)
A double and a single. Source:

With summer starting to wind down, what will Mega Millions have in store Friday night? Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore appearance?

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