The Christmastime Combination Push

As Christmas draws closer, the excitement climbs higher. Finals are over, the kids are out of school, and there’s PTO that needs to be used!

Mega Millions had the honor of kicking off Christmas break like it does every year. What made December 18, 2020 memorable was how this lottery has a jackpot in crazy rich territory. Thanks to the help of four repeating Three-Number Combinations, the jackpot remained firmly in the stratosphere. With no one picking the six winning numbers, the jackpot climbed to $330 million.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 7, 15, 25, 51, 60 and MB 5, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 278th appearance.

Kicking off the holiday vacation with a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. Source:

There have now been 629 Mega Million drawings, and this Pattern has played 44.2% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 64 appearances, has played in 23% of the 278 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 629 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time.

Prior to Friday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played December 11, 2020.

Now with 14 appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 21.875% of the 64 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.04% of the 278 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.23% of all 629 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order March 27, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

These members made up the repeating Four-Number Combination quartet:

  • 15, 25, 51 (Debuted Christmas 2015)
  • 25, 51, MB 5 (Debuted December 15, 2015)
  • 7, 51, MB 5 (Debuted August 13, 2019)
  • 7, 25, 51 (Debuted February 2, 2016)
Sticking together! Source:

We’ve found ourselves in an interesting situation here. Mega Millions just saw its most commonly played Pattern and the jackpot is close to one-third of a billion dollars! It remains to be seen if Christmas week sees the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern try to establish a streak, or the monster prize being claimed. Wouldn’t it be something if these forces combined?

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