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 Pacoima and is worth $1,091,799, the California Lottery 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 Friday’s drawing will grow to $191 million.
The numbers drawn Tuesday were 1, 9, 17, 27, 34 and the Mega number was 24. The estimated jackpot was $179 million.
The drawing was the 16th 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.