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 supermarket in Placentia and is worth $1,288,866, the California Lottery announced.
There were three other tickets sold with five numbers, but missing the Mega number. The others were sold in Maryland, Michigan and New York. 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, meaning the payoff is determined by the size of the pool instead of a fixed amount.
The numbers drawn Friday were 18, 24, 31, 34, 55 and the Mega number was 4. The estimated jackpot was $224 million.
There were no tickets sold with all six numbers and the estimated jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing will grow to an estimated $245 million.
The drawing was the 15th 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 44 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.
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