Mega Millions Spreads Out

Some spreads are nicer than others. Bedspreads add a layer of finesse to freshly made beds. Jellies and jams can help mask the toast that got burnt (again). Mega Millions has no need for beds or strawberry jam, but it does like spreads. All while this lottery engages in its love-hate relationship with the players, a similar spread does pop up once in a while. August 17, 2021 was one of those “once in a while” occasions. That and a playback cut short pushed the jackpot to $256 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 301st appearance with winning numbers 3, 6, 16, 38, 56 and MB 24.

Pushing jackpots to over a quarter-billion dollars. Source:

This Pattern has now played in 43.1% of the 698 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 72 appearances, has played in 23.9% of the 301 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 698 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 10.3% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played July 30, 2021.

Now with 12 appearances, the 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 16.7% of the 72 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.99% of the 301 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.72% of all 698 drawings. The 2 1 1 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen February 7, 2020.

Similar Spread

The spread for Tuesday night was 03:10:22:18. This shared similarities to the spread seen April 17, 2018. That night, the winning numbers were 12, 34, 44, 47, 65 and MB 22; the spread was 22:10:03:18. The differences between the numbers played on both nights were the same but remember, their orders were different.

Three-Number Combinations

Mega Millions decided to throw in four repeating Three-Number Combinations for good measure:

Adding an extra oomph. Source:

Will Mega Millions continue to spread the good word of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Friday night?

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