There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in the latest drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery and the estimated jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is expected to grow to $224 million.
One ticket each with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, was sold at a San Jose convenience store and in North Carolina. The one sold in San Jose is worth $658,346 and the one sold in North Carolina is worth $2 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.
The player in North Carolina who purchased the ticket with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, utilized the Power Play option, where for an additional $1 per play, non-jackpot prize amounts are multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times and a ticket with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, is worth $2 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.
The numbers drawn Wednesday were 5, 13, 28, 38, 63 and the Powerball number was 21. The jackpot was $206.3 million.
The drawing was the 12th since 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 Multi-State Lottery Association. 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.
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