The Tuesday “Tone-Down”

With the malaise of August shaken off, and what with the month nearly over, Mega Millions calmed down. Three repeating Three-Number Combinations is a tough act to follow! However, this did not mean an uneventful night. As of the August 28, 2018 drawing, the jackpot stands at $152 million, and there may have been a shout-out to this past Friday night.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern, having just played on August 24, 2018, came back with winning numbers 3, 20, 33, 34, 41, and MB 20!

A round of Pattern encores. Source:

This Pattern has now played 75 times and given the 388 Mega Millions drawings to date, it has played in 19.3% of them.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order has played 19 times and has now appeared in 25.3% of the 75 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 4.90% of all 388 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-3-1] General Order played on August 14, 2018.

Now with five appearances, the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 26.3% of the 19 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also appeared in 6.67% of the 75 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When all 388 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 1.29% of the time. We last saw the 1 1 3 0 0 1 Specific Order on December 22, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 3, 20, and 34.

Sitting high and dry near the top. Source:

This Combination made its debut in the October 3, 2014 drawing.

Will Mega Millions end August with a {3-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat?

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