DES MOINES, Iowa — The numbers were drawn Monday night for an estimated $785 million Powerball jackpot that is the ninth-largest lottery prize.
The winning numbers announced were: 10, 12, 22, 36, 50 and 4.
It usually takes several hours for lottery officials to determine if anyone has won the giant jackpot.
The payout has grown so large because it has been building for more than two months, since a player in California matched all six numbers on July 19 and won $1.08 billion. That’s 28 consecutive drawings without a big winner.
That winless streak is due to the miserable odds of winning the Powerball jackpot, at 1 in 292.2 million. It’s those long, long odds that result in such large top prizes, as they cause the jackpot to roll over week after week.
The jackpot is the…
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