A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number in Saturday evening’s drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery was sold at a gasoline station-convenience store in Woodland Hills and worth $137,230, the California Lottery announced.
There were two other tickets sold with five numbers but missing the Powerball number, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced. They were sold in Illinois and Oregon and are each worth $1 million.
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 Saturday were 6, 25, 36, 43, 48 and the Powerball number was 24. The estimated jackpot was $137 million.
There were no tickets sold with all six numbers and the estimated jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing will grow to an estimated $147 million.
The drawing was the 14th 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 Multi-State Lottery Association. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87.
The Powerball game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
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