A Glass of Freshly Squeezed Mega Millions

It was caught. At long last, dear readers, the Mega Millions jackpot has been caught! After months of mayhem and hijinks, a lone player from Florida became a (pre-tax) billionaire overnight. Naturally, the jackpot was reset to $20 million, but Mega Millions did not surrender quietly.

General Lottery Analysis

The Great Jackpot Takedown of August 8, 2023 was thanks to the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Thanks to winning numbers 13, 19, 20, 32, 33 and MB 14, this Pattern has now played 253 times. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has now played in 28% of the 904 drawings and was last seen July 21, 2023.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 84 appearances, has played in 33.2% of the 253 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 904 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.29% of the time. June 20, 2023 was the last time we saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order.

Now with 11 appearances, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 13.1% of the 84 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.35% of the 253 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and 1.22% of all 904 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 2 2 0 0 1 Specific Order played May 2, 2023.

Similar Spread

Mega Millions wanted to spread out some. Tuesday night’s numbers had a spread of 06:01:12:01. Similarly, the numbers from January 9, 2015, 37, 49, 50, 56, 57 and MB 8, had a spread of 12:01:06:01. Note how even though the differences between numbers played were the same, the orders in which they played were different.

Three-Number Combinations

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations this time around:

Will the Mega Millions jackpot resume its climb Friday night, or will it be claimed once more?

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