Back in the Encore Game

Mega Millions did it! Sure, it took eight days and three drawings, but a Pattern encore showed up on the radar. The encore provided an opportunity to set up for another Pattern streak. Additionally, it had no denting effect on the jackpot. With no one able to pick all six numbers, the prize climbed to $248 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 20, 22, 61, 70 and MB 4, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore of May 8, 2020 was possible. This Pattern has now played 157 times.

A Pattern encore at last! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

There have now been 565 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.8% of the time. Recall that we last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern May 5, 2020.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 56 appearances, has played in 35.7% of the 157 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 565 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.91% of the time.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 14.3% of the 56 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.10% of the 157 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern, and in 1.42% of all 565 drawings.

Prior to Friday night, both the [1-2-2-1] General Order and the 1 2 0 0 2 1 Specific Order were last seen April 21, 2020.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 61, 70 and MB 4 debuted February 18, 2020.

Leading the pack! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

As promising as the {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore was, nothing is promised in Mega Millions. The current Pattern streaks in Lotto Texas and Powerball are with their most commonly seen Patterns. Of course, we’ve seen Pattern encores and three-peats from Patterns we never expected! We’ll need to keep an eye out for the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and see if it makes that three-peat appearance Tuesday night.  

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