The Great Hallowthankmas Cool Down: Mega Millions Edition

Another Hallowthankmas season has come and gone. The Christmas decorations are coming down and everyone is getting ready for the new year. That is, unless Christmas Eve was spent bouncing off the walls and partying like no tomorrow.

Take Mega Millions for instance. It had a heyday Christmas Eve, with repeating Combinations of the Four and Three-Number kind. That {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore was the setup for a three-peat, so one would think. This past Friday was, all things considered, much quieter. With no grand prize winners, the jackpot rose to $55 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 17, 34, 40, 63, 64, and MB 24, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 144th appearance.

A different Pattern to end the year. Source:

There have been 527 Mega Millions drawings; this Pattern has now played in 27.3% of them. Prior to the December 27th, 2019 drawing, this Pattern was last seen December 13, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 50 appearances, has played in 34.7% of the 144 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 527 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.49% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order September 3, 2019.

Now with seven appearances, the 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 14% of the 50 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.86% of the 144 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.35% of all 527 drawings. The 0 1 2 0 2 1 Specific Order was last seen April 30, 2019.

Three-Number Combination

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations this past Friday:

  • 40, 63, 64 (Debuted May 20, 2014)
  • 17, 63, 64 (Debuted October 6, 2015)
Far fewer than *seven*! Source:

A {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak may be out of the question but a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore may not be! Will Mega Millions end the year with a Pattern encore and a rising jackpot?

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