Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s draw hits $760 million – Press Enterprise

The Powerball drawing on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023, was the 31st since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

LOS ANGELES — There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in the latest drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery, pushing the estimated jackpot for Saturday’s drawing to $760 million.

There were two tickets sold with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, including one sold at a convenience store in the Sacramento suburb of El Dorado Hills, which was worth $451,011, the California Lottery announced.

Powerball tickets with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, sold in other states are worth $1 million or $2 million, but California law requires major payoffs of lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning they are determined by sales and the number of winners and can be less or more than $1 million.

The one sold in Texas was worth $2 million because the player utilized the Power Play option, where for an additional $1 per play, a ticket with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, is worth $2 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association which conducts the game.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 4, 11, 38, 51, 68, and the Powerball number was 5. The estimated jackpot was $707 million.


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