Pattern of Least Resistance

1942 – 2018

Before we begin today’s post, we here at Lottery Binge would like to take a moment to say farewell to Stephen Hawking. Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, or lack thereof, his contributions to the world of theoretical physics have greatly improved our understanding of our universe. Interestingly, his passing was on the birth date of another intellectual giant

Spring Break is almost over, and what with St. Patrick’s Day being this weekend, you’d think Mega Millions would start things off with a bang. Turns out that that wasn’t in the cards. There was no grandstanding in the March 16th drawing. With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, perhaps it’ll be “sisters” Lotto Texas and Powerball who run with the blowout baton.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 13, 26, 33, 52, and MB 11, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 148 times.

Not much time passes before {2-1-1-1-1} shows up again. Source:

As of the 341st Mega Millions drawing, this Pattern has played in 43.4% of them, and remains the most commonly seen Pattern. Prior to Friday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played in the March 9, 2018 drawing.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 29.1% of the 148 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.6% of all 341 drawings. We last saw the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order on January 16, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in about 14% of the 43 drawings where [2-1-1-1-1] was the General Order. We’ve also seen this Specific Order in 4.05% of the 148 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 341 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.76% of the time. The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen in the January 20, 2017 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 1, 26, MB 11.

A long while before decade-long spans between Combination plays. Source:

This Combination made its debut in the January 17, 2014 drawing.

With spring officially starting next week, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing?

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