The Tale of the Repetitious Pattern

In the lottery world, repetition is power. A Pattern encore, or better yet, a Pattern streak, increases a Pattern’s tally and influence. Without Pattern encores and streaks, it’s unlikely that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern would hold the title of most common Pattern in Mega Millions. Even better still is when a Pattern encore makes a large impact, and Friday night did not disappoint.

Friday night’s Pattern encore made two impacts. One such impact was the jackpot rising to $150 million. The other involved Combinations, and Lordy, there were Combinations!

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-2-1-1} Pattern returned to Mega Millions with 5, 11, 41, 44, 55 and MB 14, bringing the number of appearances to 247.

This Pattern has now played in 28% of the 881 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen May 16, 2023.

The May 19, 2023 drawing also featured the [2-1-2-1] General Order. Now with 78 appearances, this General Order has played in 31.6% of the 247 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 8.85% of all 881 drawings. April 14, 2023 was the last time the [2-1-2-1] General Order played.

Now with nine appearances, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.5% of the 78 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.64% of the 247 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.02% of all 881 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order played May 27, 2022.

Four-Number Combination

Repeating Four-Number Combination 11, 41, 44 and MB 14 debuted August 26, 2016.

Three-Number Combinations

Naturally, four repeating Three-Number Combinations were found at the site of the repeating Four-Number Combination. In fact, one played twice before!

  • 11, 41, 44
  • 11, 41, MB 14
  • 11, 44, MB 14
  • 41, 44, MB 14

All the above Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned August 26th drawing. Additionally, the first Combination in the list above was last seen May 13, 2022.

There was, in fact, one last Combination. Repeating Three-Number Combination 5, 11 and MB 14 debuted in the September 11, 2015 drawing.

Is the {2-2-1-1} Pattern on tap for a three-peat Tuesday night?

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