A ticket with five numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery, but missing the Powerball number, was sold at a 7-Eleven store in San Diego and is worth $1,512,801.
Two other tickets with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, were sold — one each in Florida and Maryland. They are each worth $1 million, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced.
California law requires major payoffs of lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutuel basis.
There were no tickets sold with all six numbers. The estimated jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is expected to grow to $403 million.
The numbers drawn tonight were 7, 32, 41, 47, 61 and the Powerball number was 3. The estimated jackpot was $359 million.
The drawing was the 19th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.
The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in about 293 million, according to the Powerball website. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87.
The Powerball game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
— City News Service
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