A ticket containing five numbers but no mega numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing for the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has been sold at a liquor store in Glendale and is worth $245,984, the California Lottery announced.
Tickets were sold at Ace Liquor located at 1740 S Victory Blvd.
Another ticket with the number five, but without the MEGA number, was sold at a gas station in Santa Maria and is also valued at $245,984.
California law requires that significant lottery game payouts be paid in the form of pari-mutuel.
A five-number ticket without the mega number was also sold in Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi.
The Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the game, is worth $1 million each.
No tickets with all six numbers were sold and the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing will increase to $640 million.
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The numbers drawn on Tuesday were 9, 13, 36, 59, 61 and the mega number was 11. The estimated jackpot was $565 million.
The draw was the 21st because last time tickets with all six numbers were sold.
According to the California Lottery, the odds of matching all five numbers and the mega number are 1 in 302,575,350. The overall odds of winning the prize are 1 in 24.
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The Mega Millions game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands.