Mega Millions at the Mercy of Change

If March comes roaring in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, then April comes in and out like a breeze! Like April, the lottery world goes through a series of changes both grand and not so grand. In fact, it’s the “not so grand” changes that can cause the biggest stirrups.

Not long ago, Mega Millions saw a jackpot reset, and has since been working on boosting the jackpot. One way to boost the jackpot is to  change up the Pattern that played, which is what this lottery did Tuesday night. This paid off handsomely, for the jackpot grew to $38 million.

General Lottery Analysis

For the April 25, 2023 drawing, an Australia Play encore was not in the cards. Instead, Mega Millions opted for a {3-1-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 8, 29, 46, 47, 48 and MB 12, this Pattern made its 164th appearance.

An effective use of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern! Source:

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern has now played in 18.8% of the 874 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen March 31, 2023.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 28.7% of the 164 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 874 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.38% of the time. March 10, 2023 was the last time the [1-1-3-1] General Order played.

Now with six appearances, the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12.8% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.66% of the 164 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.69% of all 874 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 0 1 3 0 1 Specific Order played June 28, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

A trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations were spotted:

  • 8, 29, 47 (Debuted November 28, 2014)
  • 29, 46, 48 (Debuted October 7, 2014)
  • 8, 48, MB 12 (Debuted September 25, 2018)
A fondness for Combination trios. Source:

What changes are in store for Mega Millions Friday night?

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