Lotto ticket worth more than $220K sold in South Bay


Tickets for the Mega Millions lottery. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (CNS) — A lotto ticket worth more than $220,000 was recently sold at a party supplies store in the South Bay, the California Lottery announced.

The ticket had five matching numbers, but was missing the Mega number, in the latest drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery, officials said. It’s worth $221,687.

There were two other tickets sold with five numbers but missing the Mega number, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced. They were sold in Florida and Ohio and each are worth $1 million.

California law requires major payoffs of lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning the payoff is determined by the size of the pool instead of a fixed amount.

The numbers drawn Tuesday were 9, 20, 23, 26, 29 and the Mega number was 8. The estimated jackpot was $356 million.

There were no tickets sold with all six numbers and the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing will grow to an estimated $378 million.

The drawing was the 32nd since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number are 1 in 302,575,350, according to the California Lottery. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.

The Mega Millions game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.

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