A ticket with five numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery, but missing the Powerball number, was sold at a Long Beach gas station and is worth $1,607,469.
Another ticket with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, was sold Texas, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced. The purchaser choose the Power Play option, making the ticket worth $2 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 Saturday’s drawing is expected to grow to $147 million.
The numbers drawn Wednesday were 6, 28, 48, 63, 64 and the Powerball number was 24. The jackpot was $131.5 million.
The drawing was the ninth since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.
The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in about 293 million, according to the Powerball website. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87.
The Powerball game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.