The Playback Heard ‘Round the World

Well, folks, they finally happened, and yes, we meant “they”! Mega Millions kicked off the weekend with another round of “combinationing”. While out and about, this lottery featured a playback that wasn’t produced by an Australia Play and had its jackpot brought down by not one but two players! After that wild night, the prize was reset to $20 million.

General Lottery Analysis

October 14, 2022 was wild thanks to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 9, 22, 26, 41, 44 and MB 19, this Pattern made its 347th appearance.

Much ado about something! Source:

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 42.4% of the 819 Mega Millions drawings.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 80 appearances, has played in 23.1% of the 347 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 819 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has now played 9.77% of the time.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.5% of the 80 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.03% of the 347 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.71% of all 819 drawings.

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, and the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order all played together September 20, 2022.

Four-Number Combination

On Mega Millions’ Friday night “combinationing” adventure, a repeating Four-Number Combination came on board! That Combination, 9, 22, 41 and MB 19, debuted June 8, 2021.

First Combination round. Source:

Three-Number Combinations

Naturally, that repeating Four-Number Combination had four repeating Three-Number Combinations bundled inside. Naturally those Combinations debuted in the same June 8th drawing:

  • 9, 22, 41
  • 9, 22, MB 19
  • 22, 41, MB 19
  • 9, 41, MB 19

Those weren’t the only repeating Three-Number Combinations. Repeating Three-Number Combination 22, 26 and 44 debuted June 16, 2017.

Second Combination round! Some are more “distinct” than others. Source:

With the jackpot having been brought back down to earth, things will be cooling down in Mega Millions for a bit. How much this lottery will cool down in the week ahead is anyone’s guess. There doesn’t need to be a massive jackpot for a lottery to cause a ruckus!

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