Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $1.5 million sold in Anaheim
ANAHEIM, Calif. - A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, in the latest drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery was sold at a convenience store in Anaheim and is worth $1,561,405, the California Lottery announced.
Another ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold in North Carolina and is 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 Tuesday's drawing will grow to $82 million. The numbers drawn Friday were 8, 31, 32, 34, 45 and the Mega number was 19. The estimated jackpot was $72 million.
The drawing was the seventh since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.
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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.