Lather. Rinse. Three-Peat

Long ago, in the days of rabbit-ear antennas, cable TV, and VCRs, the Thanksgiving holiday season meant holiday specials, special movie airings and marathons. It meant making sure you got to the television before everyone else or remembering to set the VCR! Nowadays, streaming has made holiday specials available at any time and staking out the living room/den is largely a thing of the past.

What does the description of Thanksgivings past have to do with Mega Millions, you ask? The holiday season is about the warm and fuzzies, and nothing says warm and fuzzy like something familiar. What’s that word, that word where something happens again and again?

Ah, yes. Repeat.

Of course, Mega Millions went above and beyond. The night of November 24, 2020 saw a Pattern three-peat. Additionally, there was room for a General Order encore and then some! These repeats weren’t there just for show. They pushed the prize up to $214 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat was made possible by winning numbers 9, 15, 34, 61, 64 and MB 6. This Pattern has now played 274 times.

A Pattern streak in the works? Source:

There have now been 622 Mega Millions drawings and this Pattern has played 44.1% of the time.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now  with 62 appearances, has played in 22.6% of the 274 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 622 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.97% of the time.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order were last seen in the November 20, 2020 drawing.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order has played in 21% of the 62 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.74% of the 274 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.10% of all 622 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 1 1 0 2 1 Specific Order played April 24, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

The “and then some” happened to be a duo of repeating Three-Number Combinations, one of which played twice before!

  • 15, 64, MB 6 (Debuted April 7, 2015)
  • 34, 64, MB 6 (Debuted January 7, 2014 and previously played October 24, 2017)
Room for three kinds of repeating Three-Number Combinations: new, two, and three! Source:

Will a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern streak be established after Friday night’s drawing?

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