Have a Holly Jolly Mega Millions

The date: December 20, 2022. With only five days until Christmas, Mega Millions saw a big cool down. Got to rest up for the Christmas Eve Eve drawing, you know! That, and with a jackpot that crossed the $500 million threshold, $510 million to be exact, no extreme plays were necessary.

General Lottery Analysis

The only extreme play, if you could call it that, was the return of the {2-2-1-1} Pattern. With winning numbers 3, 4, 33, 36, 52 and MB 17, this Pattern has now played 233 times.

Chillin’ with an encore. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have been 838 Mega Millions drawings, and the {2-2-1-1} Pattern has been featured 27.8% of the time. Recall that the {2-2-1-1} Pattern was last seen December 16, 2022.

The [2-2-1-1] General Order, now with 81 appearances, has played in 34.8% of the 233 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 838 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.67% of the time. November 25, 2022 was the last time the [2-2-1-1] General Order played.

Now with 10 appearances, the 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 12.3% of the 81 drawings where the General Order was [2-2-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.29% of the 233 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.19% of all 838 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 2 0 2 1 0 1 Specific Order played October 7, 2022.

Three-Number Combinations

Repeating Three-Number Combination 4, 36 and 52 debuted June 19, 2015.

A repeating Three-Number Combination for a little extra oomph! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Mega Millions has, far and away, the largest jackpot of the Big Three. We’ll have to see if this lottery is in the giving spirit, or if it’ll keep the wealth to itself Friday night.

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