December Comes to Mega Millions

Can you believe it? We made it to December! With all the insanity going on in the “real world”, we can count on Mega Millions to be one of many trusty avenues of escape. One thing that makes Mega Millions fun to analyze is that it likes to shake things up. November was “The Month of {2-1-1-1-1}”. That Pattern was the first and last Pattern to play. Did {2-1-1-1-1} become the Pattern to start December?

General Lottery Analysis

It turns out that the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern did not make an encore. The honor of starting December was handed to the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 16, 22, 40, 41, 59, and MB 8, this Pattern made its 88th appearance.

Changing it up a bit. Source:

As of December 1st, there have been 311 Mega Millions drawings. The {2-2-1-1} Pattern has played 28.3% of the time, and was last seen in the November 21, 2017 drawing.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order made its 32nd appearance. This has now played in 36.4% of the 88 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 311 drawings, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time. The [2-2-1-1] General Order accompanied the {2-2-1-1} Pattern in the November 21st drawing.

Now with four appearances, the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.5% of the 32 drawings where the [2-2-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.55% of the 88 drawings where the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 1.29% of all 311 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen in the September 15, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the 0 2 2 1 0 1 Specific Order seen that night.

Three Number Combination(s)

Even without the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern taking the reins, Mega Millions got December started with three repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A big trio. Source:

Will the {2-2-1-1} Pattern make an encore in Tuesday’s drawing, or does Mega Millions have another gift in mind?

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