Mega Millions’ Change of Plans?

Maybe it was due to the long holiday weekend. Perhaps it was because Mega Millions wanted the beastly jackpot to continue its rampage for a bit longer. Whatever the reason, the idea of a {3-1-1-1} Pattern encore got tossed in the trash for the May 24, 2019 drawing. Besides, making the prize rise to $418 million is more fun, for Mega Millions at least. A look at the analysis for Friday night will shed some light on why.

General Lottery Analysis

This lottery took back the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, and given the history between the two, it wasn’t all that surprising. With winning numbers 14, 41, 44, 56, 62, and MB 10, this Pattern has now played 203 times.

Never out of the spotlight for long. Source:

Of the 465 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.7% of the time and was last seen May 17, 2019.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 53 appearances, has played in 26.1% of the 203 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 465 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 11.4% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played February 8, 2019.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 26.4% of the 53 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.90% of the 203 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.01% of all 465 drawings. The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order was last seen January 29, 2019.

Four-Number Combination(s)

Even with a brief absence, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made a big return with a repeating Four-Number Combination!

Such a prima donna, that Pattern! Source:

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, with a repeating Four-Number Combination, you’re going to have four repeating Three-Number Combinations nestled inside:

  • 41, 44, 56
  • 41, 44, MB 10
  • 41. 56, MB 10
  • 44, 56, MB 10

All these Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned August 12, 2016 drawing. These weren’t the only Combinations of the night, not by a long shot!

Lost in a sea of red and blue. Source:

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern may have returned this past Friday night, but if it has dreams of finishing out the month, the best it can do is a three-peat. May looks to have a blockbuster finish, regardless. Still, inquiring minds want to know: Will the jackpot hit a ceiling next week or will it burst through into June?

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