The Three-peat That Never Was

Beer and barbeque. Beach weather. Holiday weekend! All these and more were perfectly good reasons for Mega Millions to pile on with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore. It would have made for a stellar kick off to the summer season. There were other plans for the May 22, 2020 drawing. However, one plan that stuck around was the rising jackpot. With the grand prize unclaimed yet again, it rose to $313 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 10, 20, 44, 46 and MB 18, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 159th appearance.

Mind if the {2-2-1-1} Pattern sits here? Source:

This Pattern has now played in 27.9% of the 569 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen May 12, 2020.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 51 appearances, has played in 32.1% of the 159 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 569 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.96% of the time. We last saw the [2-1-2-1] General Order April 10, 2020.

Now with six appearances, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.8% of the 51 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.77% of the 159 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and 1.05% of all 569 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 2 1 0 2 0 1 Specific Order played November 22, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination 10, 44 and 46 debuted in the November 4, 2016 drawing.

Red block for the repeating Three-Number Combination. Source:

Hopes for a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak may have been quashed, but there’s still one week left. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has been known to repeat itself. Could that be the source of a potential Pattern streak?

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