California Dreaming with $530 Million

It finally came tumbling down.

After nearly three months of monitoring and analysis, the monster in Mega Millions was stopped, thanks to a player in California. This wasn’t the work of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore. Instead, another Pattern, and an entourage of repeating Three-Number Combinations, brought the jackpot back down to $40 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 19, 27, 40, 68, and MB 2, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 89th appearance.

Making one player $530 million richer. Source:

Of the 469 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 19% of the time and was last seen May 21, 2019.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 31 appearances, has played in 34.8% of the 89 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 469 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.61% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [3-1-1-1] General Order played February 26, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 19.4% of the 31 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.74% of the 89 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.28% of all 469 drawings. We last saw the 0 3 1 0 1 1 Specific Order March 31, 2017. This was reconfigured from the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations Friday night:

Small number of {3-1-1-1} groupies. Source:

With the jackpot now won, Mega Millions will be itching to create another monster. However, it’ll be a while yet before we stare down another $200 million+ prize! June is still young and there are other ways to keep the momentum going. We’ll need to watch and see if June comes with its own brand of madness or if Mega Millions decides to take a more “respectable” approach.

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