LOS ANGELES – There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in the latest drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery and the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing will grow to $355 million.
One ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a convenience store in San Bernardino and is worth $237,118, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game.
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.
The numbers drawn Tuesday were 2, 3, 18, 32, 68 and the Mega number was 24. The estimated jackpot was $322 million.
The drawing was the 16th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.
The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number are 1 in 302,575,350, according to the California Lottery. 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.
Photo source: Depositphotos