For Want of an Encore

A new month means more opportunities to win the lottery. Of course, this also means more lottery shenanigans! August is one of those hot, and strangely, “boring” months. Sure, there’s the whole back-to-school thing, but Lottery Trend Country (the US of A) doesn’t have any holidays. Nothing on the federal level, at least.

Mega Millions took the hint and there was no {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore August 2nd, 2019. Instead, a safe, common approach was taken. The aftermath was the players’ efforts to win the grand prize thwarted once again. For everyone keeping track, the prize rose to $55 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 215th appearance with 11, 20, 26, 48, 70, and MB 19.

A quiet start. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has played in 44.3% of the 485 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen July 23rd, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 24.2% of the 215 drawings where the winning Pattern was {2-1-1-1-1}. This General Order has also played in 10.7% of all 485 drawings. We last saw the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order June 21st, 2019.

Now with 12 appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 23.1% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.58% of the 215 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 485 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.47% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order played November 2nd, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

It’s too early to say what August will really have in store for Mega Millions. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern is fond of encores! Could one be in the cards Tuesday night?

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