That Time When There Was Nearly a Playback Encore

Mega Millions may have felt the urge to roll out a playback this past Tuesday night. However, that itch wasn’t scratched, at least not completely. There were two encores, enough to help boost the jackpot to $266 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The first encore, or rather three-peat, came from the {2-2-1-1} Pattern! With winning numbers 7, 16, 27, 44, 52 and MB 5, the May 12, 2020 drawing saw the 158th appearance of this Pattern.

The repeat train kept chugging for the {2-2-1-1} Pattern! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have now been 566 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 27.9% of the time.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order joined the {2-2-1-1} Pattern on the repeat appearance train! Having now played 57 times, this General Order has played in 36.1% of the 158 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 566 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.1% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-2-1] General Order played May 8, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.5% of the 57 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.80% of the 158 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.06% of all 566 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 0 2 0 1 Specific Order December 14, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Lone repeating Three-Number Combination 7, 27 and MB 5 came along for the ride.

Keeping things interesting! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted August 13, 2019.

With a three-peat under its belt, is the {2-2-1-1} Pattern setting up for a streak?

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