Mega Millions’ Playback Avoidance Program

Lotto Texas had a playback. Powerball had a playback—on the same night as Lotto Texas, even. But Mega Millions? Two out of three elements sharing a date was good enough, it thought. Considering that no one could claim the grand prize and $178 million is now up for grabs, it was very good indeed. From Mega Millions’ perspective, anyway.

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers for November 12th, 2019 were 19, 30, 44, 56, 65, and MB 24. This marked the 227th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern.

Once again, no playback! Source:

There have been 514 Mega Millions drawings and this Pattern has played in 44.2% of them.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 64 appearances, has played in 28.2% of the 227 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 514 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.5% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order were last seen November 1st, 2019.

Now with 13 appearances, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20.3% of the 64 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.73% of the 227 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.53% of all 514 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 1 2 1 1 Specific Order played June 25th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Even without a playback, there was a repeating Three-Number Combination: 30, 44, and 56.

A repeating Three-Number Combination is a good prize, though. Source:

This Combination debuted in the June 8th, 2018 drawing.

Seeing that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern dropped by, we have a better chance of seeing a Pattern encore than a playback! Still, will Mega Millions’ playback avoidance continue into Friday night, or will it surprise us?

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