Mega Millions NOT Tender and Mild

A more festive mood is in the air this year. With most everyone going about shopping, eating out, and going to the movies, it seems that last Christmas and the one before are distant memories! There are two sides to this festive mood coin. As the humans went about their Christmas ways, little did they know about the hyperactive Mega Millions that schemed to make their dreams of becoming (near) overnight millionaires a nightmare.

December 16, 2022 was more of a mischief night for Mega Millions. The triple encore that was seen earlier in the week was unceremoniously ditched. This paid off handsomely, as the already beastly jackpot grew to an astonishing $465 million!

General Lottery Analysis

Instead of paling around with the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, or any of its crew, for the third time, Mega Millions opted for the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. Friday night’s winning numbers were 8, 35, 40, 53, 56 and MB 11, bringing the number of times this Pattern has played to 232.

No need for a three-peat to sew chaos! Source:

This Pattern has now played in 27.7% of the 837 Mega Millions drawings and was last seen November 29, 2022.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 78 appearances, has played in 33.6% of the 78 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 837 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.32% of the time. The [1-2-2-1] General Order was last seen September 23, 2022.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 0 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.97% of the 78 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.02% of the 232 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.84% of all 837 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the  0 2 2 0 1 Specific Order played April 17, 2020.

Four-Number Combination

Why go for a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern three-peat when Mega Millions dazzled the crowd with a repeating Four-Number Combination?!

Copying from Powerball? Source:

Three-Number Combinations

Naturally, cutting a repeating Four-Number Combination open revealed four repeating Three-Number Combinations underneath:

  • 35, 40, 53
  • 35, 40, MB 11
  • 35, 53, MB 11
  • 40, 53, MB 11

The top three Combinations in the list debuted in the August 13th drawing mentioned earlier. The last Combination in the list debuted in the November 11, 2016 drawing.

Now, these weren’t the only Combinations! Repeating Three-Number Combination 53, 56 and MB 11 debuted December 31, 2019.

All those Combinations! Source:

What Christmas goodies will Mega Millions have in store for next week?

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