Gone, But Not Forgotten

This past Friday was one to remember:

  1. Parts of the Eastern US were feeling the frigid effects/aftermath of a winter storm.
  2. There were three Mega Millions winners, with only one winning the coveted $450 million prize. The other two walked away with at least $1 million, which is nothing to sneeze at.

Although January 9th’s Mega Millions had a much smaller jackpot, Friday night lingered on. Sort of.

General Lottery Analysis

Remember the {2-2-1-1} Pattern? Not only did it play this past Friday, it played again Tuesday night. The 92nd appearance was highlighted by winning numbers 16, 29, 31, 65, 67, and MB 23.

Some parts of January 5th live on. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

With 322 Mega Millions drawings to date, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 28.57% of the time.

Along for the ride was the [1-2-2-1] General Order, which also appeared this past Friday. Now with 32 appearances, this General Order has played in 34.8% of the 92 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When looking at all 322 drawings, this General Order has played in 9.94% of them.

The 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order, now with five appearances, has played in 15.625% of the 32 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 5.43% of the 92 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Finally, when taking all 322 drawings into account, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played 1.55% of the time. This too was last seen in this past Friday’s drawing.

We’re only ten days into 2018, and we’ve already seen a playback! That is, the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order all played together in a previous drawing. And, this occurred with the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, the second-most commonly seen Pattern in Mega Millions. When it comes to big plays, could the {2-2-1-1} Pattern give the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern a run for its money this year?

Three Number Combination(s)

Not every element of Friday lingered. There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go for the three-peat? Could a playback encore take place? We’ll just have to wait until Friday night!

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