LAKE ELSINORE – A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, for tonight’s multi-state Powerball lottery drawing was sold at a Circle K store in Lake Elsinore and is worth $347,092.
Two other tickets, one each sold in Indiana and New York, also had five numbers, but missed the Powerball number, and 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.
There were no tickets sold with all six numbers and the estimated jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is expected to grow to $152 million.
The numbers drawn tonight were 1, 2, 7, 9, 55 and the Mega number was 29. The estimated jackpot was $131 million.
The drawing was the eighth since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.
The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in 175,223,510, according to the Powerball website. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 31.85.
The Powerball game is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.