California

Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Fountain Valley is Worth $1.6M

The ticket matched five numbers in the drawing, but was missing the Powerball number

A ticket with five numbers in Wednesday night's drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery but missing the Powerball number was sold at a gas station in Fountain Valley and is worth $1,674,648, the California Lottery announced.

One ticket each with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, was also sold in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. They are both 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 $435 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 5, 21, 57, 66, 69 and the Powerball number was 13. The estimated jackpot was $375 million.

The drawing was the 19th 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.

The Powerball game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

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