In Pursuit of the Christmas Beast

Would you believe that a beast has made itself at home in Mega Millions? It took root sometime in September and was left alone for three months. With just a few days until Christmas, the beast not only thrived but flourished! As the prize grew to $352 million, one must wonder what sustained the beast. What made it grow once again?

General Lottery Analysis

Part of the beast’s diet December 22, 2020 was a {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 29, 53, 56, 59, 67 and MB 21, this Pattern has played 171 times.

Feeding the Mega Millions jackpot beast! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 630 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 27.1% of the time. We last saw the {2-2-1-1} Pattern December 15, 2020.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 62 appearances, has played in 36.3% of the 171 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 630 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.84% of the time. Prior to Tuesday night, the [1-2-2-1] General Order played December 4, 2020.

Another source of sustenance was the debut of the 0 0 1 2 2 1 Specific Order! This Specific Order has now played in 1.61% of the 62 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 0.58% of the 171 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.16% of all 630 drawings.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 53, 56 and 59 debuted August 9, 2019.

A repeating Three-Number Combination chaser! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will the beast be brought down Christmas Day, or will it continue to flourish?

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