In the Realm of the Ridiculous

The word “ridiculous” doesn’t usually have good connotations. It’s used to describe something silly, crazy, deranged, even. After all that’s happened this week, we need something ridiculous. The good kind.

Now, the good kind of ridiculous is entertaining and fun, for example “Spongebob Squarepants” or “The Three Stooges”, though your mileage may vary. This blog focuses on something entertaining, fun, and is something that we can have a say in. This ridiculous is Mega Millions and its ridiculously large jackpot!

There were no signs of the jackpot’s growth getting crushed. In fact, the prize grew by leaps and bounds! Having thwarted the players once again, Mega Millions decided $600 million would be a good stop point. For now.

General Lottery Analysis

The January 8, 2021 drawing saw the 173rd appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 3, 6, 16, 18, 58 and MB 11.

Feeding the beast! Source:

There have now been 635 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.2% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern played Christmas Day 2020.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 33.5% of the 173 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 635 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.13% of the time. December 15, 2020 was the last time we saw the [2-2-1-1] General Order.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 13.8% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has played in 4.62% of the 173 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.26% of all 635 drawings. We last saw the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order October 9, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 3, 58 and MB 11 debuted October 28, 2014.

Talk about a blast from the past! Source:

It’s almost guaranteed that the jackpot will rise again, just before the official drawing Tuesday night. Question is, will the Mega Millions jackpot meet its maker, or will it continue to grow?

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