Twice is Nice, and it Came with Ice

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After a rendezvous with snow last month, Lottery Trend headquarters got another blast of winter on January 16th. Houston and its suburbs got turned into a sprawling skating rink as other parts of the U.S. were blanketed in snow. ‘Tis better to look at ice and snow than to drive in it, though sometimes, it can’t be helped.

Only in Houston
Like the sage advice: Turn around, don’t face ice. Or something like it. Originally from KTRK, Houston’s ABC affiliate. Image is from

With a large chunk of the country firmly in winter’s grasp, and warmer temperatures a few days away, another phenomenon took place Tuesday night: A Pattern encore in Mega Millions.

You didn’t really think a winter storm would stop Mega Millions, did you?

General Lottery Analysis

After making a showing in this past Friday’s drawing, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern slid back into the picture. With winning numbers 3, 11, 23, 29, 59, and MB 18, this Pattern has now played 141 times.

Winter has no power over Pattern encores. Source:

Given that there have been 324 drawings in Mega Millions, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played in 43.5% of them.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order couldn’t resist the urge to make an encore, either. After 42 appearances, this General Order has now played in 29.8% of the 141 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in roughly 13.0% of all 324 drawings.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 42 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 4.26% of the 141 drawings where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. Finally, when taking all 324 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played 1.85% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was seen in the May 23, 2017 drawing. This Specific Order was reconfigured from the 2 1 1 1 0 1 seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

It was a no-go for repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Will a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat be the torch that warms up Friday night?

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