Confessions of a Common Pattern

If the Mega Millions Patterns could talk, they’d be in admiration (or in envy) of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. It’s the most commonly played and what other Mega Millions Pattern do you know of that has played six times in a row? This record has yet to be broken, by the way.

To kick off the weekend, the September 7th drawing brought us a three-peat for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and a grand prize now at $207 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern threepeat was thanks to winning numbers 8, 10, 41, 54, 68, and MB 10. This Pattern has now played 171 times.

Back for thirds. Source:

Of the 391 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time.

Friday night also saw an encore for the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order. With 48 appearances, this General Order has played in 28.1% of the 171 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 12.3% of all 391 drawings.

Now with 16 appearances, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 33.3% of the 48 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 9.36% of the 171 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 391 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 4.09% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 2 0 1 1 1 1 Specific Order played on July 20th, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

There was one repeating Three-Number Combination: 10, 41, 54.

No three-peat is complete without a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source:

This Combination made its debut in the April 4th, 2014 drawing.

Will next week see the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern go for a “four-peat”, or will another Pattern take the reins?

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