There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in tonight’s drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery and the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing will grow to $52 million.
A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold at the am/pm mini-market at 8001 Broadway in Lemon Grove in San Diego County and is worth $587,468, a California Lottery official announced.
One ticket each with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold in Kentucky and New York and are each worth $250,000.
California law requires major payoffs of lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutuel basis.
The numbers drawn tonight were 5, 9, 38, 46, 51 and the Mega number was 5. The estimated jackpot was $45 million.
The drawing was the sixth 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 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.