Part of a Balanced Lottery Diet

One week ago, Mega Millions found itself in the grip of a lull. That Friday night was your “standard” drawing. No encores or other big plays to speak of, and no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Oh, what a difference a week makes!

We’re not sure what got into Mega Millions this past Friday night, but it decided to indulge in a diet rich in repeating Three-Number Combinations. This was in addition to a {2-2-1-1} Pattern encore. With no one able to match all six numbers, the jackpot rose to $91 million.

General Lottery Analysis

Fresh from this past Tuesday, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 146th appearance! The winning numbers for January 10, 2020 were 17, 27, 49, 51, 66, and MB 2.

Packed with the nutrients a growing lottery needs! Source:

This Pattern has now played in 27.5% of the 531 Mega Millions drawings.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 32.2% of the 146 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 8.85% of all 531 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the [2-2-1-1] General Order played December 13, 2019.

Now with three appearances, the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order has played in 6.38% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.05% of the 146 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.56% of all 531 drawings. We last saw the 0 2 0 2 1 1 Specific Order April 19, 2019.

Four-Number Combination

Here’s one source of the indulgence: a repeating Four-Number Combination in the form of 27, 49, 66, and MB 2!

The start of something grand. Source:

The Combination you see above made its debut in the May 29, 2015 drawing. If you recall, the last time we saw a repeating Four-Number Combination in Mega Millions was Christmas Eve 2019. How often do we get to witness two repeating Four-Number Combinations within the span of a few weeks?

Three-Number Combinations

Naturally, this repeating Four-Number Combination spawned four repeating Three-Number Combinations:

  • 27, 49, 66
  • 27, 49, MB 2
  • 27, 66, MB 2
  • 49, 66, MB 2
Health benefits of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source:

These Combinations debuted in the May 29th drawing mentioned earlier.

Four repeating Three-Number Combinations would be a good place to stop, but Mega Millions had another idea. Why stop at just four when it could have four more?

Will Mega Million continue to include massive helpings of repeating Three-Number Combinations next week?

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