There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery and the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing will grow to $508 million, the third largest in the game’s history.
A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold at the Postal Annex in Temecula and is worth $2,333,142.
One ticket each with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, were sold in Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas. They are each worth $1 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association which conducts the game.
California law requires major payoffs of lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutuel basis.
The numbers drawn tonight were 29, 46, 53, 64, 73 and the Mega number was 10. The estimated jackpot was $454 million, the third largest in the game’s history and 10th largest in U.S. history.
The drawing was the 34th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.
The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in 258,890,850, according to the Mega Millions website. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 14.71.
The Mega Millions game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands. It began in 1996 as the Big Game and was renamed Mega Millions in 2002.
— City News Service
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