Ramming Through with Similar Spreads

February may be the shortest month, but what it lacks in length it more than makes up in festiveness! The Super Bowl is in February, and Valentine’s Day adds a touch of love in the air. If you’re not into football or romance, or even if you are, you might be able to swing by a Mardi Gras parade. You Mardi Gras lovers will have to wait a little longer this year; it’s not until March 1st.

As people stocked up on Super Bowl snacks and prepared for a romantic getaway (or an opportunity to embrace self-love), Mega Millions decided to shake things up. Friday night featured not one but two similar spreads! This unique move pushed the jackpot to $53 million.

General Lottery Analysis

The February 11, 2022 drawing featured the 142nd appearance of the {3-1-1-1} Pattern with 11, 16, 23, 24, 30 and MB 24.

A raucous start to the weekend! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

There have now been 749 Mega Millions drawings, and this Pattern has played 19% of the time.

The [1-3-1-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 32.4% of the 142 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 749 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.14% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-3-1-1] General Order were last seen January 21, 2022.

Now with four appearances, the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order has played in 8.70% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [1-3-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.82% of the 142 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.53% of all 749 drawings. Prior to Friday night, the 1 3 1 0 0 1 Specific Order played June 2, 2020.

Similar Spreads

The Friday night spread was 05:07:01:06. There were two, yes two nights with spreads that were similar!

  • The first happened May 12, 2017. That night, 28, 34, 41, 42, 47 and MB 13 were the winning numbers, and they had a spread of 06:07:01:05.
  • Next was February 9, 2018. The winning numbers were 28, 34, 41, 46, 47 and MB 14, and their spread was 06:07:05:01.

In all three instances, the differences between numbers played were the same but of course, their orders were different.

Three-Number Combinations

Having two similar spreads in one night left Mega Millions without the energy to pursue repeating Three-Number Combinations.

Seeing one similar spread in a night is one thing, but two? We’ll have to see if Mega Millions does it again Tuesday night or if this lottery decides to pursue a more “quieter” route.

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