LOS ANGELES – There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in the latest drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery and the estimated jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is expected to grow to $700 million.
There were three tickets sold with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced. The one sold in New York is worth $2 million because the player utilized the Power Play option, where for an additional $1 per play, a ticket with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, is worth $2 million.
One ticket each with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, was sold in Florida and North Carolina. They are each worth $1 million.
The numbers drawn Wednesday were 31, 43, 58, 59, 66 and the Powerball number was 9. The jackpot was $646.1 million.
The drawing was the 31st since 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 Multi-State Lottery Association. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87.
The Powerball game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.