A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number in Tuesday evening’s drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery was sold at a gas station in Calabasas and is worth $309,694, the California Lottery announced.
Another ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold in New York 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, meaning the payoff is determined by the size of the pool instead of a fixed amount.
The numbers drawn Tuesday were 7, 16, 27, 44, 52 and the Mega number was 14. The estimated jackpot was $248 million.
There were no tickets sold with all six numbers and the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing will grow to an estimated $266 million.
The drawing was the 26th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.
The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number are 1 in 302,575,350, according to the California Lottery. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.
The Mega Millions game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.
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