Mega Millions’ Jackpot Splashdown

When other business (read: day job) calls, you gotta do what you gotta do. A special thanks to our Mega Millions analyst Romulun Harris for doing the Wednesday and Thursday night blog posts.

The end of July is a bittersweet time. As sweltering hot as it has been, it’s hard to believe that another school year is right around the corner. Those “Back to School” ads make it hard to forget, don’t they? This year, we can add another bittersweet moment: the toppling of the Mega Millions jackpot.

On the night of July 29, 2022, a lone player from Illinois took on Mega Millions and walked away a billionaire (pre-tax, of course). Naturally, the jackpot reset to $20 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The billion-dollar jackpot was brought down by the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 and MB 14. This Pattern has now played 339 times.

The six numbers that did the enrichening. Source:

There have now been 797 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 42.5% of the time. We last saw the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern July 15, 2022.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 75 appearances, has played in 22.1% of the 339 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 797 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.41% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order was last seen May 31, 2022.

Now with 21 appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 28% of the 75 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.19% of the 339 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.63% of all 797 drawings. The 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order was last seen March 9, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

Accompanying the billion-dollar Pattern were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A classy trio, indeed! Source:

As Mega Millions recuperates, what awaits this lottery in August?

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