Exactly What It Spreads

Lottery Binge has been gracing the Internet for almost three years. We’ve covered playbacks, Pattern streaks, monster-sized jackpots, similar spreads, and so much more. You can rarely go wrong expecting at least one of the lotteries to see a rise in their jackpots. For instance, Lotto Texas and Powerball will be going into Saturday night with $5.25 million and $136 million, respectively. There just isn’t anything new to cover. Just variations of what we’ve seen before, right?

Wrong!

April 17th, 2019 was a night like no other. For the first time ever, we’re covering a little something called

THE EXACT SPREAD!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

The {4-2} Pattern made its 178th appearance with winning numbers 7, 8, 15, 17, 29, and 30.

There’s always more to the numbers. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1647 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has played 10.8% of the time, and was last seen March 13th, 2019.

Now with 38 appearances, the 4 2 0 Specific Order has played in 21.3% of the 178 drawings where {4-2} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1647 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.31% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the 4 2 0 Specific Order played March 9th, 2019.

Exact Spread

It was Lotto Texas. Yes, the (often) reserved Lotto Texas that saw the exact spread.

Now, you’ve all heard of the similar spread. For those who haven’t, or need a refresher, a similar spread is what happens when the difference between the numbers in two drawings are the same, but orders of said numbers are different. With an exact spread, both the differences between the numbers in two drawings and the orders of said numbers are the same!

Wednesday night’s numbers had a spread of 01:07:02:12:01.

On April 21st, 2012, the winning numbers were 23, 24, 31, 33, 45, and 46. The spread that night was 01:07:02:12:01. To think that it was almost seven years ago!

Four-Number Combination(s)

There were also two repeating Four-Number Combinations:

  • 7, 17, 29, 30 (Debuted November 12th, 2011)
  • 7, 15, 17, 29 (Debuted April 16th, 2014)
The added cherry on top. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Lotto Texas may never see its jackpot rise to the heights seen in Powerball, but it more than makes up for it with its own wild plays. Speaking of Powerball, a Pattern streak is under way.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 15, 17, 46, 66, and PB 15, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern went on to make its fourth consecutive appearance.

A Pattern streak in motion. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given the 369 Powerball drawings so far, this Pattern has played 36.6% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order appeared to be in the early stages of streak! With its three-peat, this General Order has now played 37 times. Of the 135 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern, this General Order has played 27.4% of the time and in roughly 10% of all 369 drawings.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order were last seen April 13th, 2019.

Now with seven appearances, the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order has played in 18.9% of the 37 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.19% of the 135 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in roughly 1.90% of all 369 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 0 1 1 1 Specific Order February 2nd, 2019.

Imagine if Powerball had seen a playback! It seems the lottery gods thought that would’ve been too much for mere mortals.  

Three-Number Combination(s)

Of course, who needs a playback when there’s at least one repeating Three-Number Combination, right? The lone Combination, 15, 66, and PB 15, made its debut August 26th, 2017.

Shoring up the rear. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com

A holiday weekend is coming up, so it’s possible that Powerball’s Pattern streak may hold. Of course, it could also slip away. Still, there are decent-sized jackpots up for grabs Saturday night.

(C’mon. You wouldn’t turn your nose up at $5.25 million!)

Will Saturday night be hopping mad, or will everything stew in silence?

Mid-Month Malaise?

After the appearance of a repeating Four-Number (yes, Four-Number!) Combination this past Friday night, Mega Millions had two choices April 16th:

  1. Try to outdo the insanity
  2. Slip into a more “normal” routine

Mega Millions decided to grab a little from Column A and a little from Column B. Mild spoiler: There wasn’t another repeating Four-Number Combination. Compared to what we’ve seen in Mega Millions so far this month, Tuesday night was “ho-hum”. And yet, the aftermath of said ho-hum night is why $175 million is up for grabs this Friday. A Good Friday indeed!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 29, 34, 48, 54, and MB 10, the {2-2-1-1} Pattern made its 128th appearance.

Stepping back a bit. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 454 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 28.2% of the time and was last seen March 29th, 2019.

The [1-2-2-1] General Order, now with 43 appearances, has played in 33.6% of the 128 drawings where {2-2-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 454 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.47% of the time. We last saw the [1-2-2-1] General Order February 5th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 1 0 2 2 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.6% of the 43 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.91% of the 128 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.10% of all 454 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 1 0 2 2 0 1 Specific Order played August 17th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Not only was there no repeating Four-Number Combinations, Three-Number Combinations were nowhere to be found.

What’s certain as we head into Easter weekend is that a large jackpot is up for grabs. As to whether the {2-2-1-1} Pattern makes an encore will remain to be seen. Question is, will the prize be snagged or will it hop away?  

The Playback Zone

Of the many lottery-related phenomena covered in Lottery Binge, the playback is quite the character. It shows up when the Pattern, General Order (not applicable to Lotto Texas), and Specific Order all played together on a previous date. The obvious one is the Australia Play, where the Pattern, General Order (again, not applicable to Lotto Texas), and Specific Order were the same, like the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order in Lotto Texas. What about the playbacks that aren’t so obvious?

All this week, there have been several posts on the playback. At least one was seen in Mega Millions recently and our last Lotto Texas post covered an Australia Play. The playback seen on April 13th brought one Lotto Texas winner $15.75 million. This knocked the prize down to $5 million going into Wednesday.

Powerball’s jackpot, meanwhile, rose quietly to $118 million.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 4, 10, 14, 15, and 26, the {5-1} Pattern made its 60th appearance.

A rare Pattern packs a big punch! Source: lotterytrend.com.

Given the 1646 Lotto Texas drawings to date, this uncommonly seen Pattern has played 3.65% of the time.

Now with ten appearances, the 5 1 0 Specific Order has played in roughly 16.667% of the 60 drawings where {5-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 1646 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 0.61% of the time.

Both the {5-1} Pattern and the 5 1 0 Specific Order were last seen March 23rd, 2019.

Four-Number Combinations

The lone repeating Four-Number Combination, 1, 10, 14, and 15, debuted in the September 5th, 2001 drawing.

An uncommon Pattern came with company. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Alright, Powerball wasn’t entirely quiet. As a playback happened in Lotto Texas, there were rumblings of a Pattern streak. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern went for the three-peat with winning numbers 4, 17, 26, 32, 49, and PB 10, bringing its number of appearances up to 134.

A Pattern streak in the works? Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 368 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 36.4% of the time.

Not only did the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern make a third consecutive appearance, the [1-2-1-1-1] made an encore as well! With its 36th appearance, this General Order has played in 26.9% of the 134 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 9.78% of all 368 drawings.

Both the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order were last seen April 10th, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 11.1% of the 36 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 2.99% of the 134 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.09% of all 368 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the 1 2 1 1 0 1 Specific Order played August 5th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Along for the ride were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

Repeating Three-Number Combinations duo. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

There don’t appear to be any “monstrous” jackpots going into next week. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern in Powerball is just as fond of Pattern streaks as the one in “sister” Mega Millions, so it’s something to keep an eye for. Will that Pattern streak solidify Wednesday night, or will another Pattern take the reins?

The Night Where the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern Ruled Supreme

What can be said about our dear friend the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern? Sure, it’s the most commonly seen Pattern in Mega Millions, but what else? Well, for one, it gets a kick out of keeping everyone on their heels. If it’s not a Pattern streak, then it’s something else.

April 12th was something else, alright. What transpired Friday night led to the grand prize rising to $157 million. The events were so awe-inducing that an introduction can’t do them justice! You’ll need to keep reading.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 24, 25, 40, 70, and MB 4, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 199th appearance.

Setting Mega MIllions on fire. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 453 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 43.9% of the time.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 47 appearances, has played in 23.6% of the 199 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 453 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.4% of the time.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 12.8% of the 47 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 3.02% of the 199 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.32% of all 453 drawings.

We’ve saved the best for last. The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [2-1-1-1-1] General Order, and 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order were all seen together April 5th, 2019. Only a week had passed and already there was a playback!

Four-Number Combination

The heat turned up even more with a repeating Four-Number Combination: 24, 25, 40, and 70!

Your eyes aren’t playing tricks. That really IS a repeating Four-Number Combo! Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

This Combination debuted January 3rd, 2014. Keep in mind that Four-Number Combinations are very uncommon in Mega Millions.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Naturally, a repeating Four-Number Combination has four repeating Three-Number Combinations bundled inside.

  • 24, 25, 40
  • 24, 25, 70
  • 24, 40, 70
  • 25, 40, 70

All of them debuted in that same January 3rd, 2014 drawing. As a bonus, 24, 25 and 40 was last seen a few months later in the September 23rd, 2014 drawing.

These weren’t the only repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Bunches of repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Given the 199 appearances of the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern, what happened on Friday night wouldn’t have been out of place for a “200 Appearances Bash”. As it is, that ever-eager Pattern wanted to celebrate early, or so it seems. Will someone have an early Easter present in the form of a $157 million prize Tuesday night, or will it slip from the players’ grasp?

Saturday Leftovers and then Some

Leftovers don’t have to be cold and tasteless. Sometimes when they’re reheated and a little extra kick is added, they taste even better!

April 10th was a night much like this past Saturday’s. For one, the prizes for Lotto Texas and Powerball rose once more, now at $15.75 million and $101 million, respectively. Not only that, but both Patterns made an encore and one was part of a playback package!

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 10, 15, 23, 28, 42, and 43, there have now been 228 Australia Plays in Lotto Texas.

Lotto Texas and the Australia Play Encore! Source: lotterytrend.com

Of the 1645 drawings to date, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order have played 13.9% of the time. Last we saw an Australia Play (The Ultimate Playback), it was April 6th, 2019.

Four-Number Combinations

What’s an Australia Play encore without a repeating Four-Number Combination? The lone repeating Four-Number Combination was 10, 23, 28, and 42.

A lone but solid repeater. Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination made its debut August 16th, 2008.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

Another repeater from April 6th, 2019 was the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern! The 133rd appearance of this Pattern was thanks to winning numbers 12, 21, 23, 39, 67, and PB 6.

More fun with repeats! Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

This Pattern has played in 36.2% of the 367 Powerball drawings.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 35 appearances, has played in 26.3% of the 133 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 367 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 9.54% of the time. Prior to Wednesday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played February 27th, 2019.

Now with six appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 17.1% of the 35 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 4.51% of the 133 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.63% of all 367 drawings. We last saw the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order October 10th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

The space between Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Could the Australia Play start a Pattern streak in Lotto Texas? Will the jackpots in both lotteries continue to ascend?

Down Under with Mega Millions

Spring is in full swing and summer is right around the corner here in Lottery Trend Country. Naturally, things heated up for Mega Millions April 9th. Thinking it could avoid the pressures of high expectations, it jaunted off to the wondrous world of the Australia Play! Tuesday night saw this lottery deliver a powerful kick. Part of the aftermath was a $140 million grand prize for Friday. The rest, well, a blog post introduction isn’t enough to do it justice.

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 11, 22, 34, 44, 58 and MB 9, the 11th Australia Play was made possible.

Hopping mad with numbers. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 452 Mega Millions drawings, that means the {1-1-1-1-1-1} Pattern, [1-1-1-1-1-1] General Order, and the 1 1 1 1 1 1 Specific Order have played 2.43% of the time. An Australia Play was last seen September 25th, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

Bundled within that Australia Play were five repeating Three-Number Combinations!

Like a strange game of hopscotch. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

The Australia Play isn’t that common, let alone in Mega Millions, so a Friday night encore isn’t likely. This lottery loves repeating Three-Number Combinations, though, so whether there’s a parade of them remains to be seen. Inquiring minds want to know: Will the jackpot in Mega Millions continue to climb?

That Hidden Pattern Bond

If there’s one sage piece of our childhoods we should remember, it’s “Never judge a book by its cover.” Lotto Texas and Powerball are as opposite as you can get with lotteries. One is more inclined to have monster jackpots while the other takes a more “respectable” approach to the madness. Lotto Texas leapt upwards to $15 million and Powerball climbed to $84 million.

Our analysis showed that April 6th was a night that the lotteries had something else in common.

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 1, 8, 20, 35, 51, and 52, both the {2-2-2} Pattern and the 2 2 2 Specific Order made their 227th appearance!

Bounding into the weekend. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1644 Lotto Texas drawings so far, the Australia Play has occurred 13.8% of the time. We last saw one in the March 27th, 2019 drawing.

Four-Number Combinations

Alongside the Australia Play was lone repeating Four-Number Combination 8, 20, 51, and 52.

Repeating Four-Number Combo: trusty companion to the Australia Play! Source: lotterytrend.com.

This Combination debuted April 5th, 2017.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 132nd appearance with winning numbers 15, 33, 43, 59, 60, and PB 8.

There’s something more to this Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Given that there have been 366 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 36.1% of the time. Like our dear Australia Play in Lotto Texas, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern was last seen March 27th, 2019.

The [1-1-1-2-1] General Order, now with 38 appearances, has played in roughly 28.8% of the 132 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. This General Order has also played in 10.4% of all 366 drawings. Prior to Saturday night, the [1-1-1-2-1] General Order played January 12th, 2019.

Now with nine appearances, the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order has played in 23.7% of the 38 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-1-2-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 6.82% of the 132 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 366 drawings have been taken into consideration, this Specific Order has played 2.46% of the time. We last saw the 0 1 1 1 2 1 Specific Order in the August 29th, 2018 drawing.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were two repeating Three-Number Combinations:

A dynamic duo. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Both lotteries appear to be bounding along to large jackpots. Going into Wednesday’s drawing, we’ll need to keep an eye out for a {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern encore or at least one of those prizes growing once again. Could the Pattern playdates be joined at the hip once more?

Horseshoes and Mega Millions

Close, but no cigar.

Almost doesn’t count, except in horseshoes and hand grenades.

Although nobody won the grand prize in the April 5th Mega Millions drawing, someone in Michigan did win $1 million. Lest the above quotes be a deterrent, $1 million is a hefty hunk of change! There’ll be $120 million up for grabs Tuesday, so keep at it!

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 8, 22, 24, 38, 64, and MB 21, the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern made its 198th appearance.

Kicking off the weekend with a common Pattern. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 451 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played in 43.9% of them and was last seen March 26th, 2019.

The [1-2-1-1-1] General Order, now with 46 appearances, has played in 23.2% of the 198 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 451 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 10.2% of the time. Prior to Friday night, the [1-2-1-1-1] General Order played February 15th, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order has played in 10.9% of the 46 drawings where the General Order was [1-2-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in roughly 2.53% of the 198 drawings where {2-1-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.11% of all 451 drawings. The 1 2 1 0 1 1 Specific Order was last seen August 21st, 2018.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 8, 38, and 64, debuted in the September 25th, 2015 drawing.

Weekends are for repeating Three-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com

The jackpot climbed once again, and it was all thanks to the {2-1-1-1-1} Pattern. This Pattern is fond of making encores, so that’s something we’ll need to look out for in Tuesday’s drawing. Pattern encore or no, will the jackpot rise once again, or will it be claimed in full?

For April, a Pattern Encore

The momentum was strong with Lotto Texas and Powerball April 3rd. There weren’t any jackpots in “crazy-rich” territory (think $100 million+) but they were robust! Lotto Texas played hard to get; with no grand prize winner, it’ll be going into Saturday with $14.5 million. Powerball settled down with a $68 million prize, for it too couldn’t claim a jackpot winner.

Now for the big question: Who saw the encore?

Lotto Texas

General Lottery Analysis

With winning numbers 3, 17, 21, 23, 36, and 51, the {3-2-1} Pattern came back for an encore! This Pattern has now played 866 times.

Starting the month with an encore. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Of the 1643 Lotto Texas drawings, this Pattern has now played 52.7% of the time. Recall that this Pattern recently played March 30th, 2019.

Now with 141 appearances, the 2 3 1 Specific Order has played in 16.3% of the 866 drawings where {3-2-1} was the winning Pattern. This Specific Order has also played in 8.58% of all 1643 drawings. Prior to Wednesday night, the 2 3 1 Specific Order played March 6th, 2019.

Four-Number Combinations

Accompanying the {3-2-1} Pattern encore were two repeating Four-Number Combinations!

  • 3, 17, 23, 36 (Debuted July 8th, 2009)
  • 3, 17, 21, 23 (Debuted August 24th, 2002)
Topped off with two repeating Four-Number Combinations. Source: lotterytrend.com.

Powerball

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 75th appearance with winning numbers 16, 19, 25, 32, 49, and PB 18.

A “quieter” approach. No Pattern encore here. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Of the 365 Powerball drawings, this Pattern has played 20.5% of the time.

The [3-1-1-1] General Order, now with 23 appearances, has played in roughly 30.667% of the 75 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 365 drawings have been taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6.30% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and [3-1-1-1] General Order were last seen March 16th, 2019.

Now with four appearances, the 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order has played in 17.4% of the 23 drawings where the General Order was [3-1-1-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.33% of the 75 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern and in 1.10% of all 365 drawings. The 0 3 1 1 0 1 Specific Order previously played August 12th, 2017.

Three-Number Combination(s)

The lone repeating Three-Number Combination, 16, 19, and 32, made its debut January 9th, 2016.

The lone repeater. Source: lotterytrend-powerball.com.

Will April be a month of soaring jackpots and Pattern streaks?

Nothin’ But (Mega Millions) Facts

We all know April 1st is April Fool’s Day, but did you know that April 2nd is International Fact-Checking Day? To celebrate (belatedly), we’re analyzing the April 2nd, 2019 Mega Millions drawing. One noteworthy event was the prize climbing over the $100 million threshold once again! With no one to claim the jackpot, $104 million will be up for grabs Friday.

General Lottery Analysis

The {3-1-1-1} Pattern made its 87th appearance with winning numbers 33, 47, 58, 59, 64, and MB 25.

These six numbers don’t lie. Source: lotterytrend-megamillions.com.

Of the 450 Mega Millions drawings, this Pattern has played 19.33% of the time.

The [1-1-3-1] General Order, now with 27 appearances, has played in 31% of the 87 drawings where {3-1-1-1} was the winning Pattern. Once all 450 drawings are taken into consideration, this General Order has played 6% of the time.

Both the {3-1-1-1} Pattern and the [1-1-3-1] General Order played March 22nd, 2019.

Now with five appearances, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order has played in 18.5% of the 27 drawings where the General Order was [1-1-3-1]. This Specific Order has also played in 5.75% of the 87 drawings where the Pattern was {3-1-1-1} and in 1.11% of all 450 drawings. Prior to Tuesday night, the 0 0 1 1 3 1 Specific Order played January 15th, 2019.

Three-Number Combination(s)

There were no repeating Three-Number Combinations Tuesday. That’s no joke.

April has just started, so there’s still plenty of time for Pattern streaks, playbacks, and the possibility of flirting with a “crazy-rich” jackpot. Will the prize continue to rise after Friday’s drawing?