Mega Millions Comes Full Circle

Mid-August appears to be the new “Day after Labor Day”. That is, many school districts have it in their minds to start school in the middle of August, sooner even. For Mega Millions, mid-August means dusting off a Pattern that, funny enough, was last seen at the beginning of many a summer vacation.

August 16, 2022 was, shall we say, grandiose, even for Mega Millions. To think that a single, rarely seen Pattern could cause the fracas it did, well, you’ll have to read for yourselves! The only “normal” thing about Tuesday night was the jackpot climbing to $99 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-2-1} Pattern made its 47th appearance with winning numbers 33, 35, 41, 45, 51 and MB 1.

The six numbers that triggered an avalanche. Source:

This Pattern has now played in 5.86% of the 802 Mega Millions drawings.

The [3-2-1] General Order, now with 26 appearances, has played in 55.3% of the 47 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 802 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 3.24% of the time.

Both the {3-2-1} Pattern and the [3-2-1] General Order were last seen May 24, 2022.

Now with six appearances, the 0 0 3 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 23.1% of the 26 drawings where the General Order was [3-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 12.8% of the 47 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.75% of all 802 drawings.

Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 0 3 2 0 1 Specific Order played November 12, 2021.

Before we get to the repeating Combinations, we suggest you pour yourself a drink and get comfortable.

Now, are you ready for this?

There were eight, yes, eight, repeating Three-Number Combinations. What led to this insanity, you wonder? Half of that work was done by a repeating Four-Number Combination.

Four-Number Combination

Repeating Four-Number Combination 33, 35, 51 and MB 1 debuted December 2, 2016.

Responsible for half the repeating Three-Number Combination madness. Source:

Three-Number Combinations

Naturally, a repeating Four-Number Combination that’s sliced open has four repeating Three-Number Combinations tumbling out:

  • 33, 35, 51
  • 33, 35, MB 1
  • 35, 51, MB 1
  • 33, 51 MB1

All four of the above Combinations debuted in the earlier-mentioned December 2, 2016 drawing. The other four repeating Three-Number Combinations?

A clash of Combinations! Source:

Was Mega Millions having a little fun or just greedy for repeating Three-Number Combinations? You decide!

Tuesday night’s {3-2-1} Pattern proved that a “small” Pattern can produce the biggest blowouts. Will this momentum carry into Friday night, or will Mega Millions kick off the weekend in a more “restrained” manner?

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