Simmering Down at Summer’s End

Summer’s just about over. For real, this time. The sun is rising later and setting earlier, temperatures are starting to (mostly) come down, and it’s pumpkin spice latte season once again. For Mega Millions, summer’s end taking a break from the madness of repeating Combinations and resisting the urge to feature Pattern encores. At least, that’s the path this lottery is taking so far.

The September 19, 2023 drawing is nothing like what we saw Friday night. The only similarity was a rising jackpot. As everything settled down, the jackpot grew to $205 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 6, 9, 13, 29, 66 and MB 24, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 172nd appearance. This Pattern has now played in 18.8% of the 916 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen September 5, 2023.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 65 appearances, has played in 37.8% of the 172 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 916 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 7.10% of the time. July 25, 2023 was the last time the [3-1-1-1] General Order played.

Now with five appearances, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 7.69% of the 65 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 0.55% of all 916 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 3 0 1 0 1 1 Specific Order played March 2, 2021.

Three-Number Combinations

A couple of repeating Three-Number Combinations were present:

Is Mega Millions resting up as part of a grand summer finale Friday night, or will this be the week to just chill?

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