Here are the winning numbers for Monday's $1 billion Powerball jackpot drawing

The top prize represents the third-largest in Powerball history

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The winning numbers for the third-largest Powerball drawing in history were drawn Monday night.

The winning numbers are 27, 12, 43, 47, 26 and a red Powerball of 5. The Power Play Multiplier is 2x.

The estimated $1.04 billion fortune will go to any player who matches the numbers on the five white balls and the red Powerball.

The jackpot has become so large because there has been 32 Powerball drawings in a row in which no player has matched all six of the jackpot's winning numbers.

The sticker payout for the Powerball jackpot represents the amount paid in 30 payments over 29 years. Winners also have the option to take a lump-sum cash payment of $478.2 million. Most choose the latter.

Any Powerball winnings are subject to federal taxes and some states tax Powerball winnings as well. California, Florida, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming do not make their lucky residents pay income tax on lottery winnings.

A Powerball ticket costs $2 in most states and players can pick their own numbers or have a computer make the selection. The drawing is at 10:59 p.m. ET on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Powerball is played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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