The Future is (Nearly) $1 Billion

Only three days into the new year, and Mega Millions already made a grand entrance! Since October, many have tried and failed to claim the jackpot. Some came close, but in the game of lottery, “Almost doesn’t count.” Another night with no grand prize winner brought the jackpot up to $940 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The January 3, 2023 drawing featured the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with winning numbers 25, 29, 33, 41, 44 and MB 18. This Pattern has now played 158 times.

Three days in and causing a stir! Source:

There have now been 842 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has now played 18.8% of the time.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 52 appearances, has played in 32.9% of the 158 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 842 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.18% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-3-1-1] General Order played November 22, 2022.

Now with six appearances, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.5% of the 52 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.80% of the 158 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.71% of all 842 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 3 1 0 1 Specific Order played December 4, 2018.

Three-Number Combinations

How fitting that the third day of 2023 featured three repeating Three-Number Combinations!

  • 25, 29, 44 (Debuted December 25, 2015)
  • 29, 33, 41 (Debuted July 25, 2014)
  • 25, 33, 41 (Debuted April 1, 2016)
A Combo trio on the third day. Nothing unusual. Source:

Mega Millions is salivating at the prospect of $1 billion. Regardless of what happens, Friday night is going to be the beginning of something new. Question is, will it be a new multimillionaire, or a lottery exploring billion-dollar territory?

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