A Mega Millions Winner is Crowned

Of the three lotteries we cover at Lottery Binge, Mega Millions is usually the most flashy one. First week of the new year, and someone won the enormous $450 million jackpot! And, two Houston-area locals won at least $1 million. Congratulations to everyone who won.

There were a couple of interesting observations regarding the winning Pattern Friday night. Not only did it play in the second Mega Millions drawing of 2018, it’s also the second-most Common Pattern.

General Lottery Analysis

The January 5, 2018 drawing saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern play for the 91st time, with winning numbers 28, 30, 39, 59, 70, and MB 10.

Thanks to these numbers, someone is $450 million richer. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 321 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 28.3% of them. This was the Pattern that closed out 2017. For Mega Millions, at least.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order made its 31st appearance, and has now played in 34.1% of the 91 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Taking all 321 drawings into account, this General Order has played 9.66% of the time. We last saw this General Order in the October 10, 2017 drawing.

Now having played four times, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 12.9% of the 31 drawings where the [1-2-2-1] General Order appeared. Out of the 91 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played, this Specific Order has appeared 4.40% of the time. Finally, when taking all 321 drawings into account, this Specific Order has played in 1.25% of them. Prior to Friday night, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen in the March 10, 2017 drawing. This was configured from the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

Not only was there a winner Friday night, there were also two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Bookends or sandwich? Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Things are starting to warm up in Mega Millions. Will the thaw continue next week?

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