The Mega Millions Guide to Raising a Jackpot

Another summer came and went with the September 20, 2019 Mega Millions drawing. However, this lottery wasn’t ready to embrace autumn! Instead of cheering on the shorter days and (eventual) cooler weather on the horizon, it held strong on the crazy-large jackpot front. What all did Mega Millions do to launch its grand prize towards $227 million?

General Lottery Analysis

Instead of an Australia Play encore, Mega Millions decided that having the {2-2-1-1} Pattern play for the 139th time was in order. The winning numbers were 23, 24, 42, 48, 53, and MB 22.

An encore was *not* in the cards! Source:

This Pattern has now played in 27.9% of the 499 drawings and was last seen September 3, 2019.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 33.1% of the 139 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 499 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.22% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played May 31, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 10.9% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.60% of the 139 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 1% of all 499 drawings. The 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order was last seen October 27, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

 The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening was 24, 42, and 48.

Almost split down the middle. Source:

This Combination debuted in the February 8, 2019 drawing.

Three things to keep in mind as September begins to wind down:

  1. There’s a jackpot close to being worth a quarter of a billion dollars
  2. There are two drawings left for the month
  3. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern is the second-most common Pattern for a reason.

Will Mega Millions stay on board the crazy-high jackpot train, and with a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore?

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