Brevity Was the Soul of Mega Millions

September 11th—a day that changed the course of humanity and one of the most defining moments of the 21st century. Considering the gravitas associated with this day, it was fitting that Mega Millions toned things down. The biggest draws Tuesday evening were (a) an increased grand prize (now at $227 million) and (b) a continuation of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern had a four-peat appearance, with winning numbers 15, 30, 51, 62, 67, and MB 19. This Pattern has played 172 times.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak held on. Source:

Given that there have been 392 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.9% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern on September 7th, 2018.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order made its 40th appearance and has now played in 23.3% of the 172 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 392 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played on July 31st, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 40 drawings where [1-1-1-2-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.91% of the 172 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. Finally, when taking all 392 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.28% of the time. The 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order previously played on November 24th, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations this past Tuesday.

The Pattern streak is holding strong as we head into Friday night’s drawing. Will there be a five-peat for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern?

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