Mega Millions: Upwardly Mobile

“If you don’t like the way a lottery jackpot is trending, wait a couple of drawings.”

The above statement couldn’t be any truer for Mega Millions! This lottery endured several weeks of its jackpot resetting as fast as it rose. That changed Tuesday night when the jackpot climbed to $50 million. Things continued to trend upward for the jackpot Friday night; it rose to $67 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was what broke the “curse of the reset”, and it was its return February 10, 2023 that boosted the jackpot. Thanks to 20, 29, 30, 52, 58 and MB 19, this Pattern has now played 359 times.

A welcome assist from these six numbers! Source:

This Pattern has played in 42.1% of the 853 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen February 7, 2023.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 84 appearances, has played in 23.4% of the 359 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 853 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.85% of the time. November 15, 2022 was the last time the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played.

Now with 23 appearances, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 27.4% of the 84 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.41% of the 359 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.70% of all 853 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 0 1 2 1 1 1 Specific Order played October 25, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 29, 52 and 58 debuted January 15, 2019.

Room enough for one Combination. Source:

Is a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat in store for Tuesday night, and will it continue to push the jackpot upward?

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