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The $900 million Powerball jackpot’s winning numbers have been drawn

<i>Aaron M. Sprecher/AP</i><br/>A Powerball lottery ticket seen Wednesday in Houston.
Aaron M. Sprecher/AP
A Powerball lottery ticket seen Wednesday in Houston.

By Nouran Salahieh, CNN

(CNN) — The winning numbers for Monday’s estimated $900 million Powerball jackpot – the third largest jackpot prize in the game’s history – have been drawn.

The numbers are 17, 8, 9, 41, 5, and red Powerball 21.

If a player wins the jackpot on Monday night, they will have the choice between an annuitized prize worth an estimated $900 million or a lump sum payment estimated at $465.1 million – both before taxes.

The jackpot rolled after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Saturday night – white balls 2, 9, 43, 55, 57 and red Powerball 18.

There have been 37 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner since its April 19 drawing, when a ticket in Ohio matched all six numbers to win a grand prize worth $252.6 million.

Monday’s grand prize ranks as the third largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest US lottery jackpot, according to Powerball. The largest-ever Powerball prize of $2.04 billion was won in California on November 7.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million, Powerball says on its website.

While no one scored the grand prize Saturday, three tickets sold in Colorado and Texas matched all five white balls to each win $1 million prizes Saturday, according to Powerball.

The Powerball isn’t the only massive lottery prize this week. The Mega Millions jackpot winnings grew to an estimated $640 million after there were no winners Friday, according to its website.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be Tuesday at 11 pm ET.

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