Portrait of Mega Millions at the End of July

Yes, I know it’s August. Yes, many of you readers out there are back in the “school routine”. (Pre-)kindergarten through twelfth grade, or college, it matters not. To commemorate the start of a (hopefully) “normal” school year, Mega Millions shook itself out of the doldrums in the August 21st drawing. The grand prize is now $118 million, and it may soar to crazy heights soon enough. Focusing on the present, there were two components of Tuesday night’s drawing that had shades of July. Or at least the end of it.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 14, 16, 19, 38, 57, and MB 11, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 168th appearance.

Bringing July into August. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 386 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 43.5% of the time, and was last seen on July 31st, 2018.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order made its 38th appearance. This General Order has now played in 22.6% of the 168 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.84% of all 386 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played on July 27th, 2018.

Now with four appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.5% of the 38 drawings where [1-2-1-1-1] was the General Order. This Specific Order has also played in 2.38% of the 168 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 368 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.04% of the time. The 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was reconfigured from the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order, which was last seen on April 22nd, 2016.

Three Number Combination(s)

Tuesday night also saw these repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 14, 16, MB 11 (Debuted May 16th, 2014)
  • 14, 57, MB 11 (Debuted June 24th, 2016)
Bundled together. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the jackpot rise once again Friday night? Could Friday night also see a Pattern encore?

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