A Mega Millions’ Jackpot’s Guide to Surviving January

Mega Millions finished 2021 strong and showed no signs of weakening Tuesday night. With Powerball having been knocked off its feet earlier this month and Lotto Texas being its ever-reserved self, the Mega Millions jackpot reigned supreme! Thanks to an assist from a very common Pattern, the jackpot rose to an astonishing $376 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The Pattern for January 18, 2022 was the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 4, 19, 39, 42, 52 and MB 9, this Pattern has now played 316 times.

The might of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Pattern has now played in 42.6% of the 742 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen January 11, 2022.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 98 appearances, has played in 31% of the 316 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 742 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 13.2% of the time. The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order was last seen January 7, 2022.

Now with 23 appearances, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 23.5% of the 98 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 7.28% of the 316 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 3.10% of all 742 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 1 2 1 0 1 Specific Order played June 8, 2021.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Repeating Three-Number Combination 4, 39 and 42 debuted April 3, 2018.

With room for a repeating Three-Number Combination. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Going into Friday night, a beast of a jackpot got a boost from the most seen Pattern in Mega Millions. That Pattern has a way of going beyond just making an encore appearance and has assisted jackpots in their quest for growth. Will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern assist the jackpot once again Friday night, or will it be the reset button?

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