Mega Millions and “The Rightful Order”

Mega Millions had reason to celebrate October 2, 2020:

  • It was Friday night
  • Lotto Texas was dethroned
  • Mega Millions became the one with the highest jackpot

To celebrate this “restoration”, there was the offering of a playback, and this one had plenty of goodies wrapped inside! One such goody was the very reason Mega Millions has the highest jackpot right now. With no one picking all six winning numbers, the prize jumped to $50 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Ask and ye shall receive! For all those hoping for a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat, your wish was granted with 9, 38, 47, 49, 68 and MB 25. This Pattern has now played 267 times.

The three-peat was a much-needed boost! Source:

There have now been 607 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 44% of the time.

It turns out that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern wasn’t the only one who came back. The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order decided to make its 81st appearance this past Friday night! This General Order has now played in 30.3% of the 267 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 13.3% of all 607 drawings.

Oh, we’re not done yet.

The 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order got a touch of the encore itch. Now with 19 appearances, this Specific Order has played in 22.2% of the 81 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.12% of the 267 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.13% of all 607 drawings.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, and 1 0 1 2 1 1 Specific Order were last seen together in the September 29, 2020 drawing.

Four-Number Combination

Mega Millions was in such a happy state that a repeating Four-Number Combination was added to the mix! Combination 9, 38, 47 and 49 made its debut July 1, 2014.

Gotta love that repeating Four-Number Combination! Source:

Three-Number Combinations

Naturally, this repeating Four-Number Combination gave birth to four repeating Three-Number Combinations, all of which debuted in the same July 14th drawing:

  • 9, 38, 47
  • 9, 38, 49
  • 38, 47, 49
  • 9, 47, 49

Why not add one more? Three-Number Combination 47, 49 and 68 debuted June 29, 2018.

Red and blue all over! Source:

With Lotto Texas out of the picture for the foreseeable future, there’s still the matter of frenemy Powerball. That lottery is known to take large leaps with jackpot boosts and the jackpot over there may very well eclipse Mega Millions’. Will Mega Millions and Powerball be locked in a battle of who can get the largest jackpot, or will one get knocked out of the ring early?

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