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Lottery tickets. Photo by Alexander Nguyen

There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Monday night’s drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery and the estimated jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is expected to grow to $65 million.

A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, was sold at a market in San Francisco and is worth $153,692, the California Lottery announced.

Tickets with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, sold in other states are worth either $1 million or $2 million, but California law requires major payoffs of lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutuel basis.

The numbers drawn Monday were 29, 30, 32, 48, 50 and the Powerball number was 20. The jackpot was $54.8 million.

The drawing was the fourth 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 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 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

City News Service contributed to this article.


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