An Encore on the Thirteenth

Friday the 13th is a day that makes triskaidekaphobes take extra precautions. When it happens in October, it takes on another layer. Being just a few weeks before Halloween is probably the reason why! For us here at Lottery Binge, the 13th is just another day, no matter what day of the week it falls on. Normally. This is the first Mega Millions drawing that we’ve analyzed that just so happens to fall on Friday the 13th. And there’s going to be another one six months from now.

Spoiler alert: The number 13 did not appear.

General Lottery Analysis

Instead, we saw an encore of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. The 123rd appearance of this Pattern was made possible by winning numbers 2, 7, 18, 26, 31, and MB 12.

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This Pattern has played in 29.6% of the 416 Mega Millions drawings.

Now having appeared in 45 drawings, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 36.6% of the 123 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 10.8% of all 416 drawings. We last saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order in the September 15, 2017 drawing.

With its third appearance, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 6.67% of the 45 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. Additionally, this Specific Order has played in 2.44% of the 123 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 416 drawings, this Specific Order has played 0.72% of the time. To see when the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order previously played, we need to go back to the April 28, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Amidst all the fuss of Friday the 13th, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go for a three-peat in Tuesday’s drawing?

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