DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After 40 drawings without a big Powerball winner, maybe the 41st attempt will be different. Monday night’s winning numbers are 12, 22, 54, 66 and 69. The Powerball is 15. Thanks to nearly four months of futility, Monday’s Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $685 million, making it the eighth largest in U.S. lottery history. No one has won the game’s grand prize since June 5. The $685 million promoted prize is for a winner who chooses the annuity option, paid over 29 years. Nearly all big winners take the cash option, which for Monday night’s drawing is an estimated $485.5 million.
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