There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery and the estimated jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is expected to grow to $150 million.
A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, was sold in North Carolina, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced.
The ticket is worth $2 million because the player utilized the Power Play option, where for an additional $1 per play, a ticket with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, is worth $2 million.
The numbers drawn Wednesday were 33, 46, 52, 59, 62 and the Powerball number was 10. The jackpot was $137 million.
The drawing was the 11th 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, which conducts the game. 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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