Throwing Three-Peats to the Wind

After a busy first half of April, Mega Millions showed signs of slowing down in the second half. The April 24, 2020 drawing continued that trajectory. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern, having seen two consecutive appearances, looked poised to make a three-peat. Instead, another Pattern made the rounds, and the jackpot ballooned to $186 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 27, 32, 60, 67 and MB 18, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 245th appearance.

Blocking a three-peat. Source:

There have now been 561 Mega Millions drawings and this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen April 7, 2020.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 57 appearances, has played in 23.3% of the 245 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 561 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played April 3,2020.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 21.1% of the 57 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.90% of the 245 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.14% of all 561 drawings. We last saw the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order September 13, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern didn’t produce any repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night.

The last Mega Millions drawing of the month is coming up on Tuesday. Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make an encore?

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