It’s the Last Dance

For those of you who may not know, the October 27, 2017  drawing was the last one with Mega Balls 1 through 15. Starting on Halloween, the Mega Ball range will go from 1 to 25. “Regular” balls will remain 1 to 75. Also, the price of a Mega Millions ticket will double in price from $1 to $2. This is not a (pre) Halloween scare.

Whatever happens in Mega Millions, Lottery Binge and the Lottery Trend analysis team will be here.

Now that we’ve got that covered, which Pattern was the send-off for this system?

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern had the honor of playing one final time under the current system. With winning numbers 17, 27, 41, 51, 52, and MB 13, this Pattern has played 125 times.

Given that there have been 420 drawings, this Pattern has played 29.8% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the October 17, 2017 drawing.

The General Order of the evening was [2-1-2-1], and it has now played 43 times. With that said, it has played in 34.4% of the 125 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. This General Order has also played in 10.2% of all 420 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order previously played in the September 26, 2017 drawing.

Now with six appearances, the 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in roughly 14% of the 43 drawings where the [2-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.8% of the 125 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. And of course, this has played in roughly 1.43% of the 420 Mega Millions drawings. The 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order hadn’t been seen in over a year. It previously played in the September 2, 2016 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Two repeating Three-Number Combinations were there for the send-off:

  • 27, 51, 52 (Debuted December 9, 2014)
  • 17, 41, 51 (Debuted October 30, 2015)
The last duo in the old system. Source:

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