The Friday Night Scale-Back

What a week it has been! More students returning to class, Mega Millions seeing eight repeating Three-Number Combinations, truly this calls for a celebration! No need for a grand bonanza, though. A celebration can be as simple as taking it easy, grateful that you made it through another week and enjoying the finer things. Or, if you’re a lottery, you celebrate the end of the week by taking things down a notch.

Mega Millions, pardon the cliché, flipped the script Friday night. This lottery took to playing a more common Pattern and overall scaled things back. Nonetheless, the jackpot grew to a sturdy $116 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Mega Millions swapped out the {3-2-1} Pattern for the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers for August 19, 2022 were 12, 18, 24, 46, 65 and MB 3.

Going with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source:

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 341 times. Given that Mega Millions has 803 drawings to its name, this Pattern has played 42.5% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played August 2, 2022.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 78 appearances, has played in 22.9% of the 341 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 803 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.71% of the time.

Now with 19 appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 24.4% of the 78 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.57% of the 341 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.37% of all 803 drawings.

Both the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order and the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order played July 15, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Most notably, Mega Millions cut back on the repeating Three-Number Combinations. Instead of eight, Mega Millions settled for four:

Cutting back on the repeating Combinations. Source:

Is a quieter week ahead for Mega Millions, or was Friday night the calm before the storm?

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