Mega Millions’ $273 Million March

After what happened this past Tuesday, Mega Millions had to step up its game in the March 1st, 2019 drawing. How could playing six repeating Three-Number Combinations, four of which were bundled up within a repeating Four-Number Combination be topped?

By having someone win the grand prize, of course! The $273 million jackpot was won by a single player from New Jersey. Going into Tuesday’s drawing, the prize will start at $40 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 29, 33, 39, 60, 66, and MB 21, the {3-2-1} Pattern, not often seen in Mega Millions, made its 19th appearance.

An uncommon Pattern brings many riches. Source:

Of the 441 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 4.31% of the time and was last seen December 21st, 2018.

The [3-2-1] General Order made its ninth appearance and has now played in 47.4% of the 19 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 441 drawings are taken into consideration, this General Order has played 2.04% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [3-2-1] General Order played April 21st, 2017.

Now with two appearances, the 0 0 3 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 22.2% of the nine drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 10.5% of the 19 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.45% of all 441 drawings. The 0 0 3 0 2 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the November 7th, 2014 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions dialed down the number of repeating Three-Number Combinations, with the sole Combo being 29, 39, and 60.

Red looks good for the lone repeater. Source:

This Combination made its debut June 26th, 2018.

With no Pattern streak and the grand prize claimed, Tuesday night will be a quiet one. But this is early March, “In like a lion” and all that. Will the {3-2-1} Pattern do the unthinkable and go for the encore?

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