Mega Millions’ (Near) Playback Season

Playbacks are truly something, aren’t they? Nothing like the Pattern, Specific Order, and General Order (Mega Millions and Powerball only) all sharing a date when they were last seen together! The most notable is the Australia Play. There are, of course, other ways to achieve a playback, but it’s not always guaranteed. Mega Millions found that out recently.

This lottery tried for a playback Friday night but fell short. However, it did succeed in boosting the jackpot to $322 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers for March 24, 2023 were 14, 17, 33, 42, 66 and MB 15. This brought the number of appearances by the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to 364.

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The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 42.1% of the 865 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen March 14, 2023.

The [1-1-2-1-1] General Order, now with 109 appearances, has played in 29.9% of the 364 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 865 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 12.6% of the time.

Now with 25 appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 22.9% of the 109 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 6.87% of the 364 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.89% of all 865 drawings.

Both the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order and the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order were last seen March 3, 2023.

Three-Number Combinations

For the first time in a while, there were no repeating Three-Number Combinations.  

Will a true playback push the jackpot higher Tuesday night?

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