Nearly $600K Powerball lottery ticket with five numbers sold in Hemet


HEMET (CNS) – A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, in Wednesday night’s multi-state Powerball lottery drawing was sold at a gas station/convenience store in Hemet and is worth $599,443.
There were no tickets sold with all six numbers and the estimated jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is expected to grow to $97 million, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game announced.
The numbers drawn Wednesday were 27, 47, 61, 62, 69 and the Powerball number was 4. The jackpot was $87 million.
The drawing was the 10th 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 about 293 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. 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.