The Mid-August Encore Bump

There aren’t any U.S. holidays associated with August, at least none that are federally recognized. Many staples of “normal” life are either still closed or operating at minimal capacity, and the start of school? Well, let’s not think about that. In fact, let’s escape the madness for a while. Can’t really go anywhere, so streaming and Mega Millions will have to do.

Thing is, Mega Millions was unkind. That multimillion-dollar jackpot would have been a much-welcome escape from the rat race, and there wouldn’t be much (if any) worry about the kids’ education. On the other hand, more money was added to the pot, so it wasn’t all bad. The boost to $40 million was thanks to the workings of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore of August 14, 2020 was thanks to 3, 24, 29, 42, 47 and MB 13. This Pattern has now played 260 times.

An encore can be a helpful boost to the jackpot. Source:

There have now been 593 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 43.8% of the time. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played in the August 11, 2020 drawing.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 78 drawings, has played in 30% of the 260 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 593 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 13.2% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played August 4, 2020.

Now with 19 appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 24.4% of the 78 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.31% of the 260 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.20% of all 593 drawings. The 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order was last seen June 30, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Upon closer inspection, it turned out there were four repeating Three-Number Combinations hiding inside!

  • 24, 29, 47 (Debuted April 24, 2015)
  • 24, 42, MB 13 (Debuted February 8, 2019)
  • 42, 47, MB 13 (Debuted May 12, 2017)
  • 3, 42, 47 (Debuted April 11, 2014)
To make things more interesting! Source:

Is a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat, and a larger jackpot, in store for Tuesday night?

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