An Extreme Case of Encore-itis

For Mega Millions, July started the way June ended. Once more the jackpot climbed, now standing at a whopping $283 million. The July 3, 2018 drawing also saw the return of a Pattern that played very recently.

General Lottery Analysis

With its 163rd appearance, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern not only made an encore but started yet another month! This time, the winning numbers were 13, 35, 45, 49, 68, and MB 23.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is full of surprises. Source:

Of the 372 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 43.8% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern wasn’t the only one making another appearance right after the June 29, 2018 drawing!

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order caught the “encore” bug and made its 45th appearance. This General Order has now played in 27.6% of the 163 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 12.1% of all 372 drawings.

Contagions aren’t easily contained; the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order also made an encore. Now with twelve appearances, this Specific Order has played in 26.7% of the 45 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.36% of the 136 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 372 drawings into account, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played 3.23% of the time.

Three Number Combination(s)

The cherry on top was the appearance of two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 13, 35, 68 (Debuted August 28, 2015)
  • 49, 68, MB 23 (Debuted June 29, 2018)
An added bonus. Source:

Mega Millions continues to outdo itself. If it hadn’t been for the first listed Combination, then we would have seen a complete June 29th takeover!

Now that July is in full swing, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and company go for a “three-peat” Friday night?

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