powerball drawing: One Ticket For $429M

powerball drawing: One Ticket For $429M

powerball drawing:  One Ticket For $429M

Powerball officials say one ticket sold in New Jersey matches all six numbers in the Powerball drawing worth $429.6 million. The winning Powerball numbers are 5-25-26-44-66, the Powerball number is 9. The numbers were drawn Saturday night for a jackpot that is the largest since a record $1.6 billion payout in January. The spokeswoman, Kelly Cripe, said the exact location of where the winning ticket was sold should be known later Sunday. Here are some things to keep in mind about the drawing and future jackpots.

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START WITH THE ODDS

At one in 292.2 million, everyone from lottery officials to a helpful math teacher will explain that the odds of winning aren’t good, but it’s still hard to fathom. Just keep this in mind: You have a much better chance of being killed in an attack by bees in your lifetime, at one in 64,706, than winning the Powerball jackpot.

Powerball tickets can be purchased at participating retailers for $2 apiece. Numbers are drawn at 7:59 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Here are the main draw powerball winning numbers that came up the most in Powerball drawings in the last 15 years, according to Powerball.com records.

#26 (drawn 266 times)

#41 (drawn 255 times)

#22 (drawn 254 times)

#16 (drawn 254 times)

#42 (drawn 253 times)

#35 (drawn 251 times)

#39 (drawn 250 times)

Are those your numbers?

Just looking at the Powerball itself, here are the most frequent draws:

#20 (drawn 75 times)

#6 drawn 74 times)

#2 (drawn 69 times)

#18 (drawn 68 times)

#9 (drawn 68 times)

#1 (drawn 68 times)

Check out the entire lists in the related links below:

More jackpot-winning Powerball tickets — 16 since 2003 — have been sold there than any other state or U.S. territory participating in the big multi-state lottery game.

Here is the rundown:

• Pennsylvania — 16

• Indiana — 11

• Louisiana — 8

• Florida — 7

• Missouri — 7

• Iowa — 6

• Minnesota — 6

• South Carolina — 6

• Arizona — 5

• Connecticut — 5

• Kentucky — 5

• Wisconsin — 5

• New York — 4

• Oklahoma — 4

• West Virginia — 4

• Delaware — 3

• Georgia — 3

• Kansas — 3

• New Hampshire — 3

• New Jersey — 3

• New Mexico — 3

• North Carolina — 3

• South Dakota — 3

• Rhode Island — 3