Mega Millions’ Past is Key

The past is a tricky thing. We can learn from it, use it to prepare ourselves for the future. On the other hand, hanging onto the past can blind us to what is, keeping us in statis and pining for things that may have never been. Mega Millions, impervious to nostalgia, can draw from the past artfully. Through embracing past plays, this lottery can either boost the jackpot or see a reset with no emotional strings attached. Tuesday night was an example of the former.

Mega Millions’ trip started with a visit to the relatively recent past, and then kicked into overdrive. The jackpot grew to $203 million as a result.

General Lottery Analysis

March 7, 2023 featured the 20th appearance of the {4-1-1} Pattern with winning numbers 15, 22, 25, 28, 69 and MB 21.

A powerful, rarely-seen {4-1-1} Pattern. Source:

This Pattern has now played in 2.33% of the 860 Mega Millions drawings.

The [4-1-1] General Order, now with 12 appearances, has played in 60% of the 20 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 860 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 1.40% of the time.

Both the {4-1-1} Pattern and the [4-1-1] General Order were last seen December 6, 2022.

Now with two appearances, the 0 4 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 16.7% of the 12 drawings where the General Order was [4-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 10% of the 20 drawings where {4-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.23% of all 860 drawings. The 0 4 0 0 1 1 Specific Order made its first appearance in the December 13, 2013 drawing.

Three-Number Combinations

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 22, 25, 69 (Debuted February 3, 2015)
  • 25, 28, 69 (Debuted April 1, 2016)
A blast to the past! Source:

How far into the past will Mega Millions reach, and will that journey to the past boost the jackpot or force it to reset?

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