As the Mega Millions Churns

Mega Millions has been on a jackpot high since mid-April. For several months, this lottery has not so quietly built the jackpot, taunting the players as the jackpot grows ever larger. Yet, many are captivated by the chance of winning that newsworthy jackpot. Beautiful and messy, isn’t it?

Of course, Mega Millions didn’t care about the frustrations of players or the musings of lottery analysts. Tuesday night saw the jackpot climb ever higher, and it finally rested at $720 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The July 18, 2023 drawing featured the 251st drawing of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern with 19, 22, 31, 37, 54 and MB 18. This Pattern has now played in 28% of the 898 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen June 20, 2023.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 88 appearances, has played in 35.1% of the 251 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 898 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.8% of the time.

Now with 14 appearances, the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15.9% of the 88 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.58% of the 251 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.56% of all 898 drawings.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the [2-2-1-1] General Order and the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order played March 17, 2023.

Three-Number Combinations

Flirting with a playback wasn’t enough. Mega Millions had plenty of energy to spare for a trio of repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Mega Millions has two choices: either give up the jackpot and be forced to reset or tease the players some more. Unfortunately for Mega Millions, and fortunately for us, the players get to decide this lottery’s fate Friday night. Who, or what, will win out?

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