Coming Full Circle

What a year! With all the craziness in both the “real world” and Mega Millions, we made it to the end. Mega Millions said goodbye to 2017 with a Pattern encore. Of course, with this being Mega Millions and all, the Pattern wasn’t the only big event of the evening.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 4, 10, 18, 28, 62, and MB 7, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 90th appearance in the December 29th drawing.

An encore to end the year. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given that there have been 319 Mega Millions drawings to date, this Pattern has played 28.2% of the time. Interestingly, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was the very Pattern that kicked off 2017, although that was under the old 75-15 system. Leave it to Mega Millions to finish the year the way it started!

With its 33rd appearance, the [2-2-1-1] General Order has played in 36.7% of the 90 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 10.3% of all 319 drawings. Prior to Friday night, this General Order was seen in the December 1st, 2017 drawing.

The 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.1% of the 33 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has played in 4.44% of the 90 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Finally, when taking all 319 drawings into account, the 2 2 0 0 1 1 Specific Order has played 1.25% of the time. This Specific Order was last seen over two years ago. More specifically, in the November 17th, 2015 drawing.

Three Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions ended the year with three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 4, 10, MB 7 (Debuted December 23rd, 2014)
  • 28, 62, MB 7 (Debuted December 18th, 2015)
  • 18, 28, MB 7 (Debuted September 12th, 2014)
Clustered together at the top. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern be the one to start 2018, or will another Pattern have the honor?

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