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 market in Santa Barbara and is worth $194,546, the California Lottery announced.
California law requires major payoffs of lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutuel basis.
Another ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold in Missouri. It is worth $3 million, because the player utilized the Megaplier option, where for an additional $1 any non-jackpot prize will be multiplied by the Megaplier number drawn, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced.
There were no tickets sold with all six numbers and the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing will grow to $30 million.
The numbers drawn Tuesday were 5, 7, 9, 20, 57 and the Mega number was 15. The estimated jackpot was $22 million.
The drawing was the second 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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