Mega Millions’ August Bookends

Things came full circle for Mega Millions Tuesday night. Pattern-wise, August ended the way it started. Mild spoiler: The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern played. Sticking by a common Pattern boosted this jackpot to $169 million. Of course, with this being Mega Millions, there was more to Tuesday’s drawing than “just” a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern showing up!

General Lottery Analysis

More than just a bookend, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern of August 30, 2022 was also an encore. With winning numbers 2, 38, 55, 57, 65 and MB 17, this Pattern has now played 343 times.

Finishing with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source:

This Pattern has now played in 42.6% of the 806 Mega Millions drawings. Recall that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen August 26, 2022.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 76 appearances, has played in 22.2% of the 343 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 806 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.43% of the time.

Now with 22 appearances, the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 28.9% of the 76 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.41% of the 343 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.73% of all 806 drawings.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order and the 1 0 1 1 2 1 Specific Order played July 29, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 38, 57 and MB 17 debuted April 3, 2020.

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

Will Mega Millions kick off the weekend with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat, a playback, or something completely different?

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