New Month, New Script

First order of business: a correction. In the post highlighting the October 27, 2017 Mega Millions drawing, we had mentioned that the “regular” numbers would range from 1 to 75, and Mega Balls would be from 1 to 25. The “regular” balls will be from 1 to 70. Mega Balls will range from 1 to 25.

What does this mean for Lottery Binge, and our other sites? The Lottery Trend-Mega Millions analysis team reconfigured our database to account for this new system, henceforth known as 70-25.

Do we have to start all over? Not at all! All drawings in the old system (75-15) that contained “regular” numbers 71-75 will be omitted in our Mega Millions assessment going forward. There are plenty of drawings that did not have 71-75!

General Lottery Analysis

Eerily, or no, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore appearance in the November 3rd drawing. This brings the number of appearances up to 131. The winning numbers were 10, 22, 42, 61, 69, and MB 3.

Start the new system with an encore. Source:

In the 70-25 system, there have been 303 drawings, and this Pattern has played in 43.2% of them.

With 30 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 22.9% of the 131 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. It has also played in 9.90% of all 303 drawings. This General Order was seen alongside the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in the Halloween 2017 drawing.

The 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order made its sixth appearance. This Specific Order has played in 20% of the 30 drawings where the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played. It has also played in 4.58% of the 131 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.98% of all drawings. Prior to Friday, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order previously played in the March 24, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

And wouldn’t you know it? There was a repeating Three-Number Combination!

  • 22, 42, MB 3 (Debuted March 13, 2015)
A new system won’t stop a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source:

For our U.S. and Canadian readers, don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour Saturday night. Speaking of, will Mega Millions fall back on the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in Tuesday’s drawing?

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