The Night Where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Ruled Supreme

What can be said about our dear friend the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern? Sure, it’s the most commonly seen Pattern in Mega Millions, but what else? Well, for one, it gets a kick out of keeping everyone on their heels. If it’s not a Pattern streak, then it’s something else.

April 12th was something else, alright. What transpired Friday night led to the grand prize rising to $157 million. The events were so awe-inducing that an introduction can’t do them justice! You’ll need to keep reading.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 24, 25, 40, 70, and MB 4, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 199th appearance.

Setting Mega MIllions on fire. Source:

Of the 453 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.9% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 23.6% of the 199 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 453 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.4% of the time.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.8% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.02% of the 199 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.32% of all 453 drawings.

We’ve saved the best for last. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order were all seen together April 5, 2019. Only a week had passed and already there was a playback!

Four-Number Combination

The heat turned up even more with a repeating Four-Number Combination: 24, 25, 40, and 70!

Your eyes aren’t playing tricks. That really IS a repeating Four-Number Combo! Source:

This Combination debuted January 3, 2014. Keep in mind that Four-Number Combinations are very uncommon in Mega Millions.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Naturally, a repeating Four-Number Combination has four repeating Three-Number Combinations bundled inside.

  • 24, 25, 40
  • 24, 25, 70
  • 24, 40, 70
  • 25, 40, 70

All of them debuted in that same January 3, 2014 drawing. As a bonus, 24, 25 and 40 were last seen a few months later in the September 23, 2014 drawing.

These weren’t the only repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Bunches of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source:

Given the 199 appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, what happened on Friday night wouldn’t have been out of place for a “200 Appearances Bash”. As it is, that ever-eager Pattern wanted to celebrate early, or so it seems. Will someone have an early Easter present in the form of a $157 million prize Tuesday night, or will it slip from the players’ grasp?

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