The Beast of 2020

Special thanks to guest blogger Romulun Harris for filling in Sunday!

At long last, 2020 is over. One of the most trying, if not bizarre years in modern human history will soon be in the rear-view mirror. There is one aspect of 2020 we still must contend with, and that’s the Mega Millions jackpot.

Over the past three months, we’ve watched it grow from a $20 million hatchling to a monstrous size. The beast will still be with us as we ring in 2021. Since none of the players matched all six numbers, the jackpot now stands at $401 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The December 29, 2020 Mega Millions drawing saw the 279th appearance of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. The winning numbers were 1, 31, 35, 48, 62 and MB 19.

Continuing to feed the jackpot beast! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 632 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 44.1% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 65 appearances, has played in 23.3% of the 279 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 632 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.3% of the time.

Prior to Tuesday night, both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played December 18, 2020.

Now with 13 appearances, the 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 20% of the 65 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.66% of the 279 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.06% of all 632 drawings. The 1 0 2 1 1 1 Specific Order was last seen July 24, 2020.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 31, 62 and MB 19 debuted January 31, 2020.

The cherry on top (at the bottom of the table)! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Will a New Year’s Day surprise come in the form of someone taking down the jackpot beast, or will its growth continue well into January?

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