Mega Millions at Peace

Can you believe that 2022 is almost over? Seems like yesterday that the year had started, and now, we’re in the throes of another Christmas season! As busy as it is, and as busy as it can get, it doesn’t do us any good to tire ourselves out. Sometimes, it’s good to just take a breather, and Mega Millions did just that.

After a wild Black Friday and an even wilder Tuesday, Mega Millions thought this past Friday night would be a good time to rest. Christmas is still a few weeks away and besides, the jackpot had yet to be brought down. Growing the prize to $354 million was plenty excitement.

General Lottery Analysis

The winning numbers for December 2, 2022 were 1, 21, 36, 46, 52 and MB 16, bringing the number of appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern to 354.

Nothing flashy this Friday night. Source:

There have now been 833 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 42.5% of the time. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen November 18, 2022.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 79 appearances, has played in 22.3% of the 354 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 833 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.48% of the time. September 13, 2022 was the last time the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played.

Now with 18 appearances, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 22.8% of the 79 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.08% of the 354 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 2.16% of all 833 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 1 1 1 2 0 1 Specific Order played March 29, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Part of taking a breather meant no repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Given the behemoth of a jackpot currently roosting in Mega Millions, is this lottery resting up for a big blowout come Christmas?

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