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Powerball jackpot up to record $1.9 billion after no winner; 3 tickets in California match 5 numbers

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No tickets with all six numbers were sold in the most recent multi-state Powerball lottery draw, and the estimated jackpot for Monday’s draw is expected to grow to $1.9 billion, again the largest lottery jackpot in the history of the United States.

A five-number ticket without the Powerball number was sold at an Encinitas pharmacy and is worth $1,120,390, the California Lottery announced Sunday.

Two other five-number tickets missing the Powerball number were sold in California — one each at a gas station in San Leandro in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area and at a convenience store in Susanville in northeastern California. They are also worth $1,120,390.

California law requires that large payouts from lottery games be paid out on a pari-mutuel basis.

The total number of tickets with five numbers but missing the Powerball number has not been disclosed.

The numbers drawn on Saturday were 28, 45, 53, 56, 69 and the Powerball number was 20. The jackpot was $1.6 billion, the largest lottery jackpot in US history.

It was the 40th consecutive draw without a grand prize winner, tying the record set in 2021. No tickets with all six numbers have been sold since August 3.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number are 1 in 292.2 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.

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

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