Mega Millions and a “Routine” Pattern

After the huge jackpot and the rarely-seen Australia Play, Mega Millions has had one wild summer. The season itself may have about six weeks left, but the school boards say otherwise. As summer vacation starts to wind down, Mega Millions went for something more routine in the August 7th drawing. The aftermath, if it can be called that, was a rising jackpot. As of this writing, the grand prize is now a cool $63 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 13, 15, 21, 62, and MB 2, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 109th appearance.

The second-most common Pattern is more “normal”. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 382 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.5% of the time and was last seen on July 13, 2018.

The [2-2-1-1] General made its 37th appearance and has now played in 33.9% of the 109 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 9.69% of all 382 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, this General Order played on June 26, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.5% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.59% of the 109 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.31% of all 382 drawings. We last saw the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order on December 29, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 13, 62, and MB 2.

The biggest draw of the evening. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination made its debut in the May 30, 2014 drawing.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore Friday night?

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