Show Me the $50 Million

Well, this was unexpected!

For the past few months, Mega Millions has been following this routine:

  1. Reach crazy-large jackpot.
  2. Someone wins crazy-large jackpot and prize gets knocked down to $40 million.
  3. Repeat step 1.

Would you believe that the prize got knocked back down to $40 million already?

“Show me!” you say?

Well sir (or ma’am), it turns out that the sole winner of the March 12th, 2019 Mega Millions jackpot hailed from Missouri! And, to satisfy those from the Show Me State, both figuratively and literally, here’s the rundown.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 12, 16, 49, 57, and MB 18, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 194th appearance.

Given the 444 Mega Millions drawings so far, this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order made its 53rd appearance and has now played in 27.3% of the 194 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 444 drawings are taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.9% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order played February 19th, 2019.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 15.1% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.12% of the 194 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.80% of all 444 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 1 0 1 1 1 Specific Order played May 1st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination was 12, 57, and MB 18.

This Combination made its debut November 27th, 2018.

No need to worry about a crazy-large jackpot this Friday night. There is, however, the matter of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and it loves making encores. Is an encore in the cards?

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