The Mega Millions We Know

In the past few Mega Millions posts, we’ve been talking about how laid back it has been compared to what we saw last month. And, strangely, how it had matched the wild weather swings in the U.S. The April 20, 2018 drawing showed us that talks of a laid-back April may have been premature. With the month only two-thirds of the way done, it would do best to remember that anything can happen with these lotteries.

General Lottery Analysis

Mega Millions liked the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern so much that it played again Friday night! With winning numbers 1, 15, 18, 32, 45, and MB 4, this Pattern has played 154 times.

Could this encore be the beginning of a streak? Source:

Of the 351 Mega Millions drawings so far, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 43.9% of the time.

With 34 appearances, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order has played in 22.1% of the 154 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 9.69% of all 351 drawings. Prior to Friday night, we last saw this General Order on March 9, 2018.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 26.5% of the 34 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.84% of the 154 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 2.56% of all 351 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order on February 27, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

For the first time since the April 3rd drawing, we saw a repeating Three-Number Combination! The Combination was 15, 45, and MB 4.

Bottom of the table, yet tops in appearances. Source:

This Combination made its debut in the February 24, 2015 drawing. While three years isn’t as legendary a gap as eighteen, or close to it, that’s still a good length of time.

As we hopefully start to put away the winter coats and start dreaming of white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and fireworks, will Mega Millions continue its path to warming up?

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