That Spreading Feeling

Looks like Mega Millions started a trend! In our Mega Millions post earlier this week, we covered a similar spread. The urge to push out a similar spread was present for both Lotto Texas and Powerball. Similar spreads weren’t the only similarity these lotteries had! April 5, 2023 was another night of rising jackpots. Rocksteady Lotto Texas grew to $63.25 million, and Powerball’s jackpot grew to $186 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

Wednesday night’s winning numbers were 27, 28, 30, 36, 46 and 51. This brought the number of appearances for the {4-2} Pattern to 228.

The infrequent but powerful {4-2} Pattern! Source:

There have now been 2146 Lotto Texas drawings, and this Pattern has played 10.6% of the time. The {4-2} Pattern was last seen March 18, 2023.

Now with 45 appearances, the 0 4 2 Specific Order has played in 19.7% of the 228 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 2146 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.10% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 0 4 2 Specific Order played March 13, 2023.

Similar Spread

Wednesday night’s numbers had a spread of 01:02:06:10:05. A similar spread existed for the June 14, 2006 drawing. That night, the winning numbers were 14, 20, 21, 31, 33 and 38, and their spread was 06:01:10:02:05.

Four-Number Combinations

Amidst the madness were two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 28, 36, 46, 51 (Debuted May 21, 2011)
  • 27, 28, 30, 51 (Debuted December 27, 2000)
A couple of repeating Four-Number Combinations for your troubles? Source:


General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 147th appearance, with winning numbers 3, 5, 9, 42, 52 and PB 11.

Continuing to fuel the Powerball jackpot! Source:

This Pattern has now played in 16.9% of the 868 Powerball drawings.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 44 appearances, has played in 29.9% of the 147 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 868 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 5.07% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen March 25, 2023.

Now with four appearances, the 3 0 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 9.09% of the 44 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.72% of the 147 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 0.46% of all 868 Patterns. Prior to Wednesday night, the 3 0 1 1 0 1 Specific Order played January 30, 2023.

Similar Spread

Powerball’s spread was 02:04:33:10. The featured numbers in the October 2, 2019 drawing, 4, 8, 10, 43, 53 and PB 7, had a spread of 04:02:33:10.

The key thing to remember about similar spreads is that the differences between the numbers that were played were the same, but the orders in which they played were different. That goes for all lotteries.

Three-Number Combinations

Powerball had a fondness for repeating Three-Number Combinations! Three, in fact:

A wondrous trio. Source:

Are more similar spreads and rising jackpots in store for Lotto Texas and Powerball Saturday night?

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