Halloween Treats

Before we begin tonight’s post, we would like to congratulate the Houston Astros on their first-ever World Series win. Go ‘Stros!

What a night! Whether it was gorging on candy, binge watching horror, or watching the World Series, Halloween had something for everybody. We can’t forget the number lovers, though! Mega Millions had the honor of falling on Halloween this year. Although October 31st was the first day for the new system, the Mega Ball was not one of the new numbers (16-25). Was the old system not quite ready to give up the ghost?

General Lottery Analysis

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 6, 28, 31, 52, 53, and MB 12, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to 174.

These numbers weren’t scared. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 41.3% of the 421 Mega Millions drawings, and was last seen exactly one week ago in the October 24th drawing.

With 43 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 24.7% of the 174 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Given that there have been 421 drawings, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time. We last saw the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order in the September 22nd, 2017 drawing.

Making its eleventh appearance was the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order, which has now played in 25.6% of the 43 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has appeared. It has also played in 6.32% of the 174 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When taking all 421 drawings into account, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played 2.61% of the time. Prior to Tuesday, this Specific Order was seen in the June 27th, 2017 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The Three-Number Combination of the evening was 6, 31, 52.

At the bottom, yet the sole repeat. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut this past summer. More specifically, in the July 28th, 2017 drawing.

Will a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore be how Mega Millions starts November?

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