Mega Millions’ Christmas Bash: 2018 Edition

Before beginning today’s Lottery Binge post, we want to wish all our readers a belated Merry Christmas. Whether you were enjoying the warmth of the fireplace or the warmth of the beach, we hope you had a good one!

On to more, ahem, “lottery-y” things, Mega Millions had the honor of having a drawing Christmas 2018. How swell it would’ve been to win that $324 million grand prize! No more debt, no more getting up early to fight traffic or get a good seat on the rail/bus, all that would be a distant memory! Alas, Mega Millions pulled a fast one and no one walked away with the grand prize. The jackpot rose to an astounding $348 million!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 2, 8, 42, 43, 50, and MB 6, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 119th appearance.

On the first day of Christmas: a {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Source:

Of the 422 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.2% of the time and was last seen December 14, 2018.

The [2-1-2-1] General Order made its 40th appearance and has now played in 33.6% of the 119 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. When taking all 422 drawings into consideration, this General Order has played 9.48% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [2-1-2-1] General Order played on November 9, 2018.

Now with six appearances, the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 15% of the 40 drawings where the General Order was [2-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.04% of the 119 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Additionally, this Specific Order has played in 1.42% of all 422 drawings. We last saw the 2 0 1 2 0 1 Specific Order on April 25, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The grand prize may have been a slippery eel, but there were a few treats. Not only were there two repeating Three-Number Combinations, one had played twice before!

Celebrating Christmas: Combination-style! Source:

The last Mega Millions drawing of 2018 will take place Friday. It’s a certainty that the year will end with a monster jackpot. What’s not certain is whether someone will claim the prize or if the monster will be what starts the new year. And if nobody wins Friday night, what else could Mega Millions have in store?

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