Life—and Mega Millions—Goes On

We ask our readers to keep the people of Texas in your thoughts. The area around Corpus Christi got a walloping last night from Hurricane Harvey. Although the Houston metro area is far away from the eye, we here at Lottery Binge lost our power for about forty-five minutes last night. Even though the storm has made landfall, it’s not over yet. Near-historic rainfall is predicted for much of coastal Texas, and if the recent past is anything to go by, Houston does not cope with flooding well.

Despite Mother Nature, Mega Millions took the old saying “The show must go on” to heart. While Harvey smashed into the Texas coast, there was no three-peat for the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. Instead, we saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the August 25th drawing. With winning numbers 17, 38, 42, 51, 65, and MB 11, this Pattern has now played 167 times, and remains second-to-none.


Prior to Friday night, we last saw this Pattern earlier in the month. To be more specific, it was during the August 8, 2017  drawing. This Pattern has now played in 41.5% of the 402 Mega Millions drawings.

Making its 48th appearance, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 28.7% of the 167 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 11.9% of the 402 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen in the July 21, 2017 drawing.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 18.75% of the 48 drawings where the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.39% of the 167 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 2.24% of all 402 drawings. This Specific Order was seen alongside the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order in the July 21, 2017 drawing.

There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 42, 57, 65 (Debuted November 8, 2013)
  • 17, 51, 65 (Debuted September 18, 2015)
One of these debuted alongside another Three-Number Combination. Source:

Fun fact: There was another repeating Three-Number Combination that made its debut in the September 18th, 2015 drawing.

As the rain comes down and we look ahead to next week, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore, or will other Patterns play?

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