Breaking the Streak

October 20th saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern streak come to an end. However, Mega Millions wasn’t completely quiet Friday night. There was a Specific Order that hasn’t played in over three years. What Pattern would be so bold to break the streak?

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern was that bold Pattern. With winning numbers 6, 23, 63, 66, 73, and MB 9, this Pattern has played 71 times.

The numbers that stopped a four-peat. Source:

Given that there have been 418 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in about 17% of them. Prior to Friday night, we last saw the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the October 6th, 2017 drawing.

With 27 appearances, the [1-1-3-1] General Order has played in 38% of the 71 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 6.46% of all 418 drawings. The [1-1-3-1] General Order had previously played in the September 29th, 2017 drawing.

And now for the “Specific Order that hadn’t played in years”. The 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order made its third appearance. Of the 27 drawings where the [1-1-3-1] General Order appeared, this Specific Order has played in 11.1% of them. We’ve also seen this Specific Order in 4.23% of the 71 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has played, and in 0.72% of all 418 drawings. This Specific Order was last seen in the August 8th, 2014 Mega Millions drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

It’s tempting to think that these numbers would also produce at least one repeating Three-Number Combination. There weren’t any this past Friday.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing? Will next week see another Specific Order that hadn’t played in years?

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