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Powerball jackpot: No winner in Monday’s drawing; jackpot hits $685 million

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The jackpot for the Powerball lottery rose to an estimated $685 million after no winning ticket matched all six numbers in Monday’s drawing.

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The numbers drawn Monday were 5, 12, 20, 24, 29 and Powerball 4.

While no one won the grand prize, tickets sold in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania won $1 million each. A ticket in California won about $2.08 million, that state’s lottery system said.

Two tickets sold in Colorado and Georgia also won $2 million prizes because buyers purchased the Power Play feature on the ticket.

If someone matches all five numbers plus the Powerball, the winner will have the choice of $685 million paid in yearly allotments or a lump sum of $344.7 million before taxes.

The last time someone won the Powerball jackpot was on Oct. 11.

Drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets, which cost $2 per play, are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.