A Jackpot’s Speedy Recovery

August is here at last, as well as all the mixed feelings that come with it. Yes, it’s still blazing hot outside and oldsters lament about how schools started after Labor Day, and yet, August is a month of beginnings. The new school year, for one. For Mega Millions, August means dusting off and growing the jackpot again.

Tuesday night proved to be a fruitful one! The same Pattern that knocked the jackpot down to size helped pick it back up again. Once the dust settled, the jackpot had grown to $36 million.

General Lottery Analysis

August 2, 2022 featured the return of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern with 10, 14, 25, 37, 63 and MB 14. This Pattern has now played 340 times.

There have now been 798 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 42.6% of the time. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played July 29, 2022.

The [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, now with 85 appearances, has played in 25% of the 340 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 798 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.7% of the time. May 6, 2022 was the last time the [2-1-1-1-1] General Order was featured.

Now with 11 appearances, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.9% of the 85 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.24% of the 340 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.38% of all 798 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 1 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played October 22, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations was also present:

The current jackpot is a far cry from the billion-dollar behemoth from a week ago, but it’s nothing to sneeze at! A $16 million jump is one heck of a start. Question is, though, will the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern return to kick off the weekend?

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