Deep in the Mega Millions Vault

On April 9, 2021, Mega Millions decided to do some spring cleaning. A {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore was nowhere to be found. Instead, an uncommon Pattern was unearthed, as well as repeating Three-Number Combinations that hadn’t been seen in several years. When the dust cleared, we found that the jackpot had risen to $220 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 22, 26, 27, 58, 66 and MB 12, the {3-2-1} Pattern made its 32nd appearance.

The {3-2-1} Pattern isn’t a common sight in Mega Millions! Source:

This Pattern has now played in 4.84% of the 661 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen February 12, 2021.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 17 appearances, has played in 53.125% of the 32 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 661 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.57% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [3-2-1] General Order played July 28, 2020.

Now with two appearances, the 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 11.8% of the 17 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.25% of the 32 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.30% of all 661 drawings. The 0 3 0 0 2 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the March 17, 2020 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations made their presence known:

  • 26, 27, 58 (Debuted August 18, 2020)
  • 26, 27, MB 12 (Debuted December 13, 2013)
  • 22, 27, 58 (Debuted April 28, 2015)
A healthy showing of repeating Three-Number Combinations! Source:

For a couple of them, this was their first appearance in several years!

Will Mega Millions unearth other repeating Three-Number Combinations that haven’t been seen for several years in Tuesday night’s drawing?

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