Pre-Christmas Pattern Show

For those of you who have yet to do any Christmas shopping, there isn’t much time left! But, let’s forget about last-minute shopping for a moment and get into the festive part of Christmas. The gift exchanges, the parties, and of course, the Mega Millions. In the lead-up to Christmas last year, Mega Millions took it easy. Was it another quiet pre-Christmas for this lottery? Although not a blowout, Tuesday’s results were noteworthy.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 28, 37, 39, 42, 58, and MB 2, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 62nd appearance in the December 19th drawing.

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern isn’t rare, but not that common, either. Source:

Given that there have been 316 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has now played in 19.6% of them. Prior to Tuesday night, the {3-1-1-1} Pattern was seen in the November 7, 2017 drawing.

Fun fact: The {3-1-1-1} Pattern played in last year’s lead-up to Christmas, appearing in the December 20, 2016 drawing.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order played for the 27th time. It has now played in 43.5% of the 62 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared. When looking at all 316 drawings, this General Order has played 8.54% of the time. The [1-3-1-1] General Order was last seen in the October 17, 2017 drawing. This was reconfigured from the [2-2-1-1] General Order that appeared that night.

Making its third appearance was the 0 1 3 0 1 1 Specific Order. This has now played in 11.1% of the 27 drawings where the [1-3-1-1] General Order has appeared. This Specific Order has also played in 4.84% of the 62 drawings where the {3-1-1-1} Pattern has appeared, and in 0.95% of all 316 drawings. The 0 1 3 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen over three years ago. More specifically, in the July 25, 2014 drawing.

Even though Lottery Binge wasn’t around three years ago, we thought you’d like to know the specifics. The 0 1 3 0 1 1 Specific Order was reconfigured from the 0 2 2 0 1 1 Specific Order seen that hot summer night. The winning numbers were 22, 29, 33, 41, 68, and MB 12.

Three Number Combination(s)

The repeating Three-Number Combination of the evening made its debut in the 2014 Fourth of July drawing. That Combination was 39, 58, and MB 2.

Up in the clouds. Source:

Friday’s drawing will be just three days before Christmas. Will Mega Millions leave a big gift under the tree, or will it follow the path it took last year?

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