A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, in Friday evening’s drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery was sold at a convenience store in Vallejo and is worth $2,881,341, the California Lottery announced.
There were four other tickets sold with five numbers, but missing the Mega number — one each in North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Virginia. They are each 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 Tuesday’s drawing will grow to $96 million.
The numbers drawn Friday were 5, 14, 24, 25, 27 and the Mega number was 14. The estimated jackpot was $82 million.
The drawing was the sixth 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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