LANCASTER – The sixth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot will be up for grabs in Friday’s multi-state Mega Millions drawing after there were no tickets sold with all six numbers in the latest drawing, pushing the jackpot to $1.25 billion.
A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold at Bootleggers 2, located at 111 E. Ave. K in Lancaster, and ticket is worth $650,579, the California Lottery announced.
Six other tickets with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, were sold in Lincoln Heights, Calif., Texas, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
The numbers drawn Tuesday, Aug. 1, were 8, 24, 30, 45, 61 and the Mega number was 12. The estimated jackpot was $1.05 billion, matching the seventh-largest U.S. lottery jackpot. The drawing was the 30th 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.