California Lottery ticket
California lottery ticket. Photo credit: Alexander Nguyen

There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery and the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing will grow to $270 million.

There were six tickets sold with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, two each in Minnesota and one each in Arizona, Florida, Michigan and New York, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced. Each of the tickets with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, is worth $1 million.

The numbers drawn tonight were 12, 20, 25, 50, 51 and the Mega number was 7. The estimated jackpot was $246 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 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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