Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, for Tuesday night’s drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery was sold at a 7-Eleven store on Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood and is worth $255,171.

There were four other tickets — two sold in New York and one each in Missouri and Washington State — with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced. They are each worth $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 and the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing will grow to $180 million.

The numbers drawn Tuesday night were 11, 37, 46, 64, 68 and the Mega number was 15. The estimated jackpot was $166 million.

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 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 43 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.

—City News Service

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