The 2018 Mega Millions Pre-Thanksgiving Special

Thanksgiving is upon us!

(Remember Thanksgiving?)

When we think of this holiday, we think of turkey, potatoes, pie, football, and of course, Mega Millions! Think about that last one for a second. Mega Millions drawings take place before, and right after, Thanksgiving. It’s obviously associated with the holiday!

Mega Millions didn’t take the quiet route November 20th. An appearance of its most common Pattern, among other things, propelled the grand prize to $155 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 16, 31, 42, 66, and MB 10, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern has now played 178 times.

Waking up with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source:

Of the 412 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.2% of the time and was last seen November 6th, 2018.

With its 47th appearance, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order has now played in 26.4% of the 178 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 412 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 11.4% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-1-2-1-1] General Order played August 31st, 2018.

Now with eight appearances, the 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.0% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has played in 4.49% of the 178 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.94% of all 412 drawings. The 1 1 2 0 1 1 Specific Order previously played on December 5th, 2017.

Three Number Combination(s)

For the first time in two weeks, there were repeating Three-Number Combinations! Two, to be precise:

  • 10, 31, MB 10 (Debuted March 4th, 2014)
  • 10, 31, 66 (Debuted December 23rd, 2014)
Bunched together! Source:

Will Mega Millions start the Christmas season with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore and then some, or will it resume its slumber Black Friday?

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