Just Another Mega Millions Chill

There may only be a week left in January but getting through the rest of the month could be a slog! Winter has made itself at home in much of the (northern) U.S. and to dramatic effect.

Meanwhile, the January 22, 2019 Mega Millions drawing was like getting stuck in ice. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern streak ended before it could even start. That is, there was no Pattern encore and forget about an Australia Play or even a playback.

The one glowing ember was a $96 million jackpot, made possible by no grand prize winner.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 186th appearance with winning numbers 4, 15, 37, 59, 64, and MB 16.

Keeping the peace. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 430 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.3% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern January 8, 2019.

With 43 appearances, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order has played in 23.1% of the 186 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 430 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10% of the time.

Now with ten appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 23.3% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.38% of the 186 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When all 430 drawings are taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.33% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played December 18, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

To commemorate the dead of winter, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

After the crazy-large jackpot that was claimed in the New Year’s Day drawing, January has been a quiet month for Mega Millions. Nevertheless, one must wonder if a Pattern streak or other “wild plays” are in the cards before the month draws to a close. If not, there is the matter of the General and Specific Orders being joined at the hip. Could the aftermath of Friday’s drawing reveal yet another shared past playdate?

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