Holding on to Summer

Time flies when you’re in quarantine. That is the saying these days, isn’t it? As we’ve largely holed ourselves up in our homes, that time of year has come again. The end of summer is right around the corner. Whether virtual or physical, the funneling into classrooms continues. As the S’mores get exchanged for science books, there’s one place summer continues to reign: Mega Millions! And why shouldn’t it? Great riches, and all the wild summer holidays one could hope for, await whoever wins the big prize!

Alas, those dreams blew away like the sand on the beach. No one could claim the glory of winning Mega Millions August 18, 2020. Naturally, the prize climbed, stopping at $49 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Instead of a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat, we were treated to the {3-1-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 4, 18, 26, 27, 58 and MB 23, this Pattern made its 111th appearance.

A three-peat wasn’t in the cards. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 594 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 18.7% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern played July 7, 2020.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 36 appearances, has played in 32.4% of the 111 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 594 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.06% of the time. The [1-3-1-1] General Order was last seen in the June 2, 2020 drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 1 3 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 11.1% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.60% of the 111 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.67% of all 594 drawings. We last saw the 1 3 0 0 1 1 Specific Order October 3, 2017.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combinations were absent Tuesday night.

Will the {3-1-1-1} Pattern be bold enough to make an encore Friday night?

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