4 X {2-1-1-1-1} = Persistence

Irma, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin, has devastated the island nations of Barbuda, St. Martin, and St. Bart. This storm is predicted to make landfall in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, and then slam into Florida. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those having been affected by the storm. Mother Nature is a harsh mistress indeed.

Here in our part of Lottery Trend Country, Tuesday would have been the day classes resumed. Due to the historic rains last week, the kids got some more time off. Even if you’re way past the age of going to school, don’t panic! We here at Lottery Binge stick to our promise about you guys not having to do any math.  The title of this evening’s post is about Mega Millions’s favorite Pattern: {2-1-1-1-1}. See, there have been a couple of occasions this summer where this Pattern went on to play at least four times. Right off the heels of this past Friday’s drawing, the night of September 5th saw a third instance of a {2-1-1-1-1} four-peat! Just the sheer persistence of this Pattern may in fact supersede last summer’s six-peat during the Rio Olympics.

Anyway, Tuesday’s winning numbers were 11, 17, 59, 70, 72, and MB 1, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to 170.

Winning Mega Millions numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in approximately 42% of the 405 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has now played 41 times, and in 24.1% of the 170 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 10.1% of all 401 drawings. Unlike the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, the [1-1-1-2-1] did not make a four-peat appearance. Heck, it didn’t even make an encore. This General Order was in fact last seen in the June 27th, 2017 drawing.

Making its third appearance, the 1 1 0 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 7.32% of the 41 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 1.76% of the 170 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.74% of all 405 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this Specific Order was seen in the June 23rd, 2017 drawing.

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go on to make a fifth consecutive appearance, or will another Pattern have its day in the sun?

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