The Friday Night August Finale

The numbers have spoken. With the end of the month coinciding with a holiday weekend (US/Canada), one would not be at fault thinking that the occasion would be marked by something grand. After all, Labo(u)r Day is the unofficial end to summer. You have to go out with a bang, yes? A {3-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat would have been fitting, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Instead, the August 31st Mega Millions drawing offered up a rising jackpot, now at $167 million, and the lottery’s most commonly seen Pattern.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 18, 29, 32, 45, and MB 17, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has played 169 times.

{2-1-1-1-1}, a common approach. Source:

Given that there have been 389 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 43.4% of the time. This Pattern was last seen on August 21, 2018.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order made its 46th appearance and has now played in 27.2% of the 169 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 11.8% of all 389 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played on July 3, 2018.

Now with nine appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 19.6% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.33% of the 169 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 389 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.31% of the time. The 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen on August 24, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions also ended the month with two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 18, 32, 45 (Debuted April 20, 2018)
  • 29, 32, 45 (Debuted February 21, 2014)
The space between two Combinations. Source:

Could the first Mega Millions drawing for September see a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore?

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