Mega Millions: To the Jackpot Beyond

August 2021 ended on a Mega Millions note. Since May, the jackpot has been nurtured through sheer thwarting of players. Pattern streaks and Australia Plays had a role in creating the beast of a jackpot currently up for grabs. August 31st was yet another fine night where the massive jackpot grew once more, stopping at $323 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 14, 31, 58, 68 and MB 15, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 193rd appearance.

Pushing the jackpot ever higher! Source:

There have now been 702 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.5% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern August 20, 2021.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 58 appearances, has played in 30.1% of the 193 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 702 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.26% of the time.

Now with eight appearances, the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 13.8% of the 58 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.15% of the 193 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.14% of all 702 drawings.

Both the [2-1-2-1] General Order and the 2 0 1 0 2 1 Specific Order were last seen June 1, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

Mega Millions was quite fond of this repeating Three-Number Combination trio!

  • 14, 31, MB 15 (Debuted July 22, 2014)
  • 14, 58, 68 (Debuted December 19, 2014)
  • 31, 58, MB 15 (Debuted November 18, 2016)
The trio split by two red boxes. Source:

How much larger will the Mega Millions jackpot grow before someone knocks it down to size?

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