Mega Millions’ Silent-ish Night

Another period of rising jackpots has come to an end in Mega Millions. The Ultimate Christmas Present was won in Ohio. Even though only one could claim the coveted $372 million, Mega Millions stayed true to the Christmas spirit, gifting players in other states with at least $1 million. Naturally, the jackpot reset itself to $40 million.

Would you believe that Mega Millions did not employ a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore or some other wild play?

General Lottery Analysis

December 17, 2019 saw the 98th appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern, with numbers 22, 30, 53, 55, 56, and MB 16.

Fancy play need not apply. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 524 Mega Millions drawings to date, and this Pattern has now played in 18.7% of them.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 29 appearances, has played in 29.6% of the 98 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 524 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.53% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order played in the December 3, 2019 drawing.

Now with five appearances, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.2% of the 29 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.10% of the 98 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.95% of all 524 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 1 1 3 0 1 Specific Order played August 22, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Mega Millions took a break from repeating Three-Number Combinations.

The $372 million prize may have been won, but there are still a couple of weeks left in the year. There’s plenty of time for another Pattern streak!

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