Mega Millions’ New Trick

In our last Mega Millions post, we covered how four repeating Three-Number Combinations popped up independently of a repeating Four-Number Combination. On April 2, 2021, it happened again! The question is, which made that, and a jackpot shooting up to $184 million, possible?

General Lottery Analysis

A {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore was blocked by the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. This Pattern’s 288th appearance was made possible with winning numbers 10, 42, 48, 53, 62 and MB 19.

An April shower of {2-1-1-1-1} (Pattern)! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 659 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 87 appearances, has played in 30.2% of the 288 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 659 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 13.2% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, we saw both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order March 23, 2021.

Now with 22 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 25.3% of the 87 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.64% of the 288 drawings where [1-1-2-1-1] was the winning Pattern and in 3.34% of all 659 drawings. We last saw the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order March 16, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

It turned out that Mega Millions outdid itself Friday night. Five repeating Three-Number Combinations took to the field, and not a repeating Four-Number Combination in sight!

The Combinations keep on coming! Source: lotteryttrend-megamillions.com.

Will Mega Millions have more tricks like this in the week ahead, or are we more likely to see a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore?

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