Powerball winning numbers 5-25-26-44-66 and 9; prize $429.6M

May 8, 2016 3:33 AM

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The winning Powerball numbers are 5-25-26-44-66, the Powerball number is 9 and the grand prize amount was increased to $429.6 million, a lottery spokeswoman said on Saturday. 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 it may be several hours before officials know if one or more winning tickets were sold. Here are some things to keep in mind about the drawing and future jackpots.

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 win...

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