The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Streak Blocker

Some things seemed inevitable May 22nd. The Rockets were sure to lose against the Warriors (hint: they didn’t), and the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was going to make a fifth consecutive appearance. After all, this Pattern is comfortable with “five-peats”, if you will. “Six-peats”, even. But, the streak was blocked (and the jackpot climbed). Which Pattern knocked the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern off its perch? And were there any repeating Three-Number Combinations?

General Lottery Analysis

The Pattern for May 22, 2018 was {3-1-1-1}. With winning numbers 16, 17, 21, 36, 48, and MB 9, this Pattern has now played 69 times.

{3-1-1-1}: Pattern Streak Smasher. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 360 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 19.2% of them. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen on April 3, 2018.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, with 24 appearances, has played in 34.8% of the 69 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also appeared in 6.67% of all 360 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order played on February 23, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20.8% of the 24 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.25% of the 69 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when looking at all 360 drawings, this Specific Order has played 1.39% of the time. We last saw the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order on June 16, 2017. This was reconfigured from the 0 4 1 0 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

What good is a streak smasher without repeating Three-Number Combinations, right? There were in fact three of them:

  • 16, 17, 36 (Debuted June 9, 2015)
  • 16, 17, 48 (Debuted April 26, 2016)
  • 17, 21, 36 (Debuted March 27, 2015)
A cluster and a single. All repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore Friday night, or will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern try to re-establish a streak?

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