Mega Millions Springs into August

The August 3, 2018 Mega Millions drawing was a bit different from last time. There was no {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat and the only similarity, if it can be called that, was an inching upward of the grand prize. With the jackpot now at $55 million, the one thing we can’t shake here at Lottery Binge is how for the first time since the spring, an Australia Play showed up.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 9, 28, 30, 54, 60, and MB 2, Mega Millions saw its ninth Australia Play.

The Australia Play is rare in Mega Millions. Source:

Of the 381 Mega Millions drawings, the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have appeared in 2.36% of them. This play is very uncommon here. Prior to Friday night, it was last seen on March 30, 2018.

Three Number Combination(s)

Bundled in this Australia Play were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 9, 28, 60 (Debuted July 7, 2017)
  • 9, 28, MB 2 (Debuted April 19, 2016)
  • 28, 60, MB 2 (Debuted January 28, 2014)
Bounding along with three repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source:

Could the Australia Play pull an upset and make an encore appearance in Tuesday’s drawing?

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