The Hidden Strength of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern

“Never judge a book by its cover.”

“Big things come in small packages.”

We’ve all heard something like the above phrases at one time or another. The gist is to never assume, and that goes double for lottery patterns. Take the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in Mega Millions. Compared to the likes of, oh, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, it doesn’t get a lot of play. Given that, one would think this {3-1-1-1} Pattern is a “small” player, no big deal.

You should know by now, or will know, that there are no small players in lottery!

Friday night’s showing of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern had the power to enrich or tease. This Pattern opted for the latter approach. As frustrating as it was for so many, the jackpot boost to $347 million was a silver lining.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern of January 14, 2022 was thanks to 5, 8, 13, 22, 48 and MB 25. This Pattern has now played 140 times.

This is no small Pattern! Source:

There have now been 741 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 18.9% of the time. The {3-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen December 21, 2021.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 55 appearances, has played in 39.3% of the 140 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 741 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.42% of the time. The October 29, 2021 drawing was the last time the [3-1-1-1] General Order played.

Now with five appearances, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.09% of the 55 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.57% of the 140 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.67% of all 741 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 3 1 0 1 0 1 Specific Order played October 19, 2021.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combination 5, 8 and 48 debuted October 8, 2019.

An extra splash of repeating Three-Number Combination! Source:

Will someone claim the massive jackpot Tuesday night, possibly with an assist from a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore?  

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