Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Tickets with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, for Tuesday night’s drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery were sold in Alhambra and Canoga Park and each are worth $972,147.

The tickets were sold at an Albertsons store in Alhambra and Donut Depot in Canoga Park, the California Lottery announced.

A third ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold in Pennsylvania and is worth $1 million, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced.

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 $72 million.

The numbers drawn Tuesday night were 25, 45, 51, 53, 73 and the Mega number was 2. The estimated jackpot was $62 million.

The drawing was the seventh 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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