The Lone Reset

A jackpot reset was bound to happen sooner or later for Mega Millions. The thing is, Mega Millions wasn’t expecting it this early.

“The Lotto Texas jackpot has been growing for some seven months straight! Why can’t mine?!”

Because someone in New York picked the winning numbers, that’s why. Naturally, the prize was reset to $20 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The takedown of April 14, 2023 was thanks to 23, 27, 41, 48, 51 and MB 22. This was the 244th appearance of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern.

The culprits. Source:

This Pattern has now played in 28% of the 871 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen March 17, 2023.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order, now with 77 appearances, has played in 31.6% of the 244 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 871 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 8.84% of the time. January 31, 2023 was the last time we saw the [2-1-2-1] General Order.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.09% of the 77 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.87% of the 244 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and 0.80% of all 871 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 0 2 1 2 0 1 Specific Order played November 29, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

As the {2-2-1-1} Pattern worked to knock the jackpot down several pegs, there were three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

With a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations, no less! Source:

Will Mega Millions be the only lottery that resets, or was Friday night a preview of what’s to come for Lotto Texas and Powerball very soon?

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