Report-setting $1.9 billion Powerball drawing delayed over technical points

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The drawing to Powerball’s record-breaking $1.9 billion jackpot was delayed Monday night time as lottery officers wanted further time to finish mandatory “safety protocols.”

Powerball introduced the delay in an announcement shortly after the highly-anticipated 11 p.m. drawing.

“Powerball has strict safety necessities that have to be met by all 48 lotteries earlier than a drawing can happen,” officers stated in an announcement.

“When the required safety protocols are full, the drawing shall be carried out underneath the supervision of lottery safety officers and unbiased auditors.”

It was unclear how lengthy it might take for lottery officers to resolve the difficulty.

Powerball gamers throughout the nation held their breath for the newest record-smashing drawing that might pocket them a grand prize of $1.9 billion or $929.1 million in a single lump cost.

There have been 40 consecutive Powerball drawings with out a jackpot winner relationship again to Aug. 3.

The Powerball jackpot is now near $2 billion and can rise even larger if nobody wins on Monday night time.
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However dozens of shoppers have cashed in on prizes of $1 million or $2 million throughout that span.

One fortunate participant in Kentucky received $2 million Saturday night time and 16 folks throughout the nation walked away with a cool $1 million, together with one one that purchased a ticket in New York.

The most important Powerball jackpot ever received dates again to 2016 that was a grand complete of $1.586 billion and cut up between three ticketholders.

Monday’s jackpot is just the third time in US lotto historical past the place winnings surpassed $1.5 billion.

Powerball ticket being handed over.
The probabilities of profitable the Powerball Jackpot could also be a protracted shot, however you bought to be in it to win it!
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The thrill grew all through the Massive Apple forward of the high-stakes drawing.

Brooklyn dweller Victoria Davis stated Sunday she had excessive hopes.

“How typically does it get this excessive? Not typically,” the 29-year-old identified, including: “It’s a protracted lengthy shot however I can hope can’t I?”

The probabilities of profitable the jackpot is a protracted shot 1 in 292 million.

The final grand prize winner to topple these odds this yr got here when a Pennsylvania Powerball ticket received the $206.9 million prize on Aug. 3. 


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