The Great Combination Gathering

Add “social distancing” to the ever-growing list of concepts that mean nothing to lotteries.

Mega Millions ditched the {3-2-1} Pattern this past Tuesday night. A three-peat for such a Pattern would be more suited to Lotto Texas, anyway. While Mega Millions went to pick up another Pattern, a bevy of repeating Three-Number Combinations came along for the ride. The grand prize went unclaimed once again, rising to $107 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern saw its 152nd appearance in the March 24th, 2020 drawing, with winning numbers 2, 8, 16, 18, 31, and MB 14.

The three-peat blocker! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 552 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.5% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the March 6th, 2020 drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 50 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 152 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 552 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.06% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played February 25th, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.95% of the 152 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.09% of all 552 drawings. The 2 2 1 0 0 1 Specific Order was last seen January 24th, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were plentiful! Four members made up the entourage this time around:

Red clusters keeping one row between them. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

 Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern go on to make an encore Friday night or will Mega Millions ditch it for yet another Pattern?

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