There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Friday's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery and the estimated jackpot for Tuesday's drawing will grow to $94 million.
Eight tickets—one each sold in California, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Texas and Virginia and two sold in New Jersey—had five numbers, but didn't have the Mega number.
The ticket sold at Orange County gas in Santa Ana with five numbers is worth $568,193 while the other seven are each worth $250,000, a California Lottery official announced. California law requires most major payoffs of lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutual basis.
The numbers drawn Friday night were 1, 16, 18, 25, 27 and the Mega number was 3. The estimated jackpot was $83 million.
The drawing was the ninth since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold. The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in
175,711,536, according to the Mega Millions website. The overall chance of
winning a prize is 1 in 40.
The Mega Millions game is played in 41 states, the District of Columbia
and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
--City News Service