The Monster Is Due on Mega Millions

For those of you who watched the original Twilight Zone, chances are you’ve seen the classic episode “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”. To those who haven’t, or don’t remember it, here’s a brief, spoiler-ish summary: Strange things happened on the titular street and neighbor turned against neighbor, accusing each other of being aliens. Stranger still is that there were aliens, and they were manipulating the residents. All part of a test round for their invasion of Earth.

A fuller (better) summary can be found here.

Now, there isn’t any nefarious plot to take over the world with lottery (that we know of), but something otherworldly has taken hold in Mega Millions. In fact, we can say that it’s monstrous! The beast got another hold of life thanks to a “double encore” that took place in the May 28th drawing. Mild spoiler: the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made an encore. Its encore buddy will be revealed later in this post. The duo powered up and gave the prize another growth spurt, leaving it at a staggering $444 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was made possible by winning numbers 9, 21, 34, 42, 50, and MB 21. This Pattern has now played 204 times.

The monster encore. Source:

Of the 466 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played in 43.8% of them.

Accompanying the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern on this encore train was the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order. With its 54th appearance, this General Order has now played in 26.5% of the 204 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 11.6% of all 466 drawings.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order were last seen May 24th, 2019.

Now with eleven appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 20.4% of the 54 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.39% of the 204 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.36% of all 466 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order played February 8th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, a “double encore” wasn’t all that came in the package. There were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 21, 34, MB 21 (Debuted May 15th, 2018)
  • 9, 42, 50 (Debuted March 3rd, 2015)
Bundled together, those repeats are. Source:

The beast lives to rampage through another Mega Millions drawing. With Friday being the last drawing for the month, we wait with baited breath, wondering if the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern ends with a three-peat and/or if the prize is won.

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