LONG BEACH, Calif. – A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, in Friday evening’s drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery was sold at a Long Beach convenience store and is worth $651,609, the California Lottery announced.
Another ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold in Texas and is worth $1 million.
While tickets with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, sold in other states are worth $1 million or a multiple of $1 million, 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 in Friday’s drawing and the estimated jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing will grow to $322 million.
The numbers drawn Friday were 14, 17, 33, 42, 66 and the Mega number was 15.
The drawing was the 15th. 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 302,575,350, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.
The Mega Millions game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.
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