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Powerball jackpot will grow to more than $400 million. Photo credit: Screen shot, CALottery.com

There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery so the jackpot for Monday’s drawing is expected to grow to $401 million.

Another multi-state lottery California residents can play, Mega Millions, also has an eye-popping current jackpot. After there were no winners Friday, the award grew to $445 million ahead of Monday’s drawing.

There was one ticket sold with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced.

It was sold in New York and is worth $1 million.

The Powerball numbers drawn Saturday were 3, 43, 53, 60, 68 and the Powerball number was 5. The jackpot was $378 million.

The drawing was the 28th since 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 lottery officials. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87.

The Powerball game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

– City News Service


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