Mega Millions’ Not Quite Playback

For Mega Millions, a playback happens when the Pattern, General Order, and Specific Order share a date when they last played. One notable example of a playback is the Australia Play. The {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order always play together. What about playbacks that are not Australia Plays? These are harder to come by, but that doesn’t stop Mega Millions from thinking about them!

October 7, 2022 was a night where a playback seemed like a good idea, but Mega Millions couldn’t fully commit to one. Lovers of massive jackpots will be pleased to know that lack of a playback didn’t stop the prize from growing to $445 million.  

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 11, 29, 36, 55 and MB 21, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 227th appearance.

A playback was tempting, but not tempting enough! Source:

This Pattern has now played in 27.8% of the 817 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 77 appearances, has played in 33.9% of the 227 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 817 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order played 9.42% of the time.

Both the {2-2-1-1} Pattern and the [2-2-1-1] General Order previously played September 30, 2022.

Now with nine appearances, the 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order played in 11.7% of the 77 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.96% of the 227 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.10% of all 817 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order played May 29, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 11, 29 and 36 debuted October 31, 2014.

Is a playback that isn’t an Australia Play in store for Mega Millions Tuesday night, or will this lottery have other plans?

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