$3.2 Million-Plus Powerball Lottery Ticket Sold in Ontario

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in the most recent drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery and the estimated jackpot for Saturday's drawing is expected to grow to $550 million.

A ticket with five numbers in Wednesday's draw, but missing the Powerball number, was sold at a Ontario gasoline station and is worth $3,264,394.

Four other tickets with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, were sold, one each in Florida, North Carolina, New York and Oregon. They are each 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.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 2, 18, 37, 39, 42 and the Powerball number was 12. The estimated jackpot was $460 million.

The drawing was the 20th 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 Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game. 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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