The triumphant Powerball numbers have been reported for Saturday's $1.6 billion drawing big stake — the world's biggest ever lottery bonanza.

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Driving the news: Whether somebody won the bonanza was not promptly known late Saturday and is supposed to be reported early Sunday.

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The 10,000 foot view: The money choice for the Nov. 5 drawing is an expected $782.4 million, as per the Powerball site.

Aug. 3 was the last time the Powerball big stake was won and the bonanza has moved multiple times from that point forward.

In the event that nobody wins the big stake in Saturday's drawing, Powerball authorities said it will tie the game record for the quantity of sequential drawings without a great award victor

The winning numbers in the drawing were 28, 45, 53, 56 and 69 with a red Powerball of 20.

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How it works: In theory, Powerball jackpot winners can choose an "annuity option" instead of just taking the amount of money in the prize pool, Axios’ Felix Salmon reports.

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– The annuity option is an annual payout over 30 years, with the sum paid out rising by 5% each year. The headline jackpot size is not the amount in the prize pool but rather the size of all those 30 payments, added together.

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Since the Powerball numbers are drawn from two sets of numbers, the lottery said the odds of winning a prize are calculated by combining the odds for both sets of numbers for all prize levels.

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