The Mighty Has Fallen

“The bigger they come, the harder they fall” as they say. October 23rd was the biggest night in Mega Millions history to date. The $1.6 billion grand prize had finally been won! No, it wasn’t bacteria or beauty that killed the beast.

‘Twas a player in South Carolina, and this was how the deed was done.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 5, 28, 62, 65, 70, and MB 5, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played for the 79th time.

The six numbers that brought down a beast. Source:

Of the 404 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 19.6% of the time and was last seen October 2, 2018.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order made its 21st appearance and has played in 26.6% of the 79 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 5.20% of all 404 drawings. This General Order also played alongside the {3-1-1-1} Pattern in the earlier-mentioned October 2nd drawing.

Could it be that a playback was what helped take down the Mega Millions monster? Let’s take a closer look.

Now with two appearances, the 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order has played in 9.52% of the 21 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.53% of the 79 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 404 drawings into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.495% of the time. The 1 1 0 0 3 1 Specific Order was seen  in the December 19, 2014 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 1 1 0 2 1 1 Specific Order seen that night. The winning numbers were 14, 18, 58, 59, 68 and MB 4.

Three Number Combination(s)

To make the vanquishing even sweeter, there was a lone repeating Three-Number Combination!

The repeating Three-Number Combination made the victory sweeter. Source:

With one week left until Halloween, things are going to be much quieter for Mega Millions for the time being. There is still one beast left: “sister” Powerball. Will Powerball be taken down or will it take a different path?

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