A ticket with five numbers in Thursday night's drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery but missing the Powerball number was sold at a Long Beach market and is worth $2,469,064, the California Lottery announced.
Another ticket with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, was sold in Pennsylvania 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 Saturday's drawing is expected to grow to $50 million.
The numbers drawn Wednesday were 8, 20, 46, 53, 54 and the Powerball number was 13. The estimated jackpot was $40 million.
The drawing was the first 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 Powerball website. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87.
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The Powerball game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.