Although there have been only three Spreads that have repeated exactly, there have been many Similar Spreads.

While the five numbers in Similar Spreads are the same, the order of the numbers in a Similar Spread are different.

On January 12, 2008, the winning numbers were:

The Spread is simply the differences between adjacent numbers. For example:

15-6 = 9

18-15 = 3

24-18 = 6

35-24 = 11

38-35 = 3

This Spread is: 09:03:06:11:03.

On August 17, 2013 the winning numbers were:

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The Spread is simply the differences between adjacent numbers.

18-7 = 11

27-18 = 9

33-27 = 6

36-33 = 3

39-36 = 3

This Spread is: 11:09:06:03:03.

The differences between adjacent numbers in each example draw are the same. The order of the Spread numbers
are not the same: Spread 09:03:06:11:03...Spread 11:09:06:03:03. The Spreads are Similar but not Exact.
This is an example of a Similar Spread.