Powerball drawing for $1.9 billion jackpot delayed for technical problem

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Update, 11:05 pm: The Powerball draw on Monday November 7 was delayed due to a technical problem, lottery officials said. The draw will not take place until all game procedures have been successfully completed. Double-check the winning numbers once the Powerball officials have completed the draw. No word on how long it will take. This is not the first time the draw has been delayed. Viewers who tuned in for the $508 million Powerball draw on October 19 faced a one-hour delay due to a “technical issue.”

According to a statement on Powerball’s website at the time, the delay was due to “a participating lottery requiring additional time to complete required security protocols.” Before a draw can take place, Powerball has strict security requirements that all 48 lotteries must meet and once these are completed, the draw is conducted under the supervision of lottery security officers and independent auditors .

Update, 6 p.m.: There’s still time to score tickets for Monday night’s record-breaking Powerball jackpot.

The jackpot is currently a record $1.9 billion with a cash value of $921.9 million. In Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, you can buy tickets at gas stations, convenience stores, and supermarkets. Sale cut-off times vary from one to two hours before the draw, depending on the jurisdiction of sale.

You can also purchase tickets in Ohio through the Ohio Lottery website, www.ohiolottery.com.

Check the winning numbers after the Powerball draw here.

Powerball jackpot makes history at $1.9 billion ahead of Monday night drawing

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: The record-breaking Powerball jackpot continues to climb to historic numbers ahead of the next drawing Monday night, as there have not yet been no grand prize winners.

The jackpot is currently worth an estimated $1.9 billion dollars with a cash value of $921.9 million, making it the highest Powerball jackpot ever. The last record Powerball jackpot was $1.586 billion in January 2016.

Ready to play Powerball? Here’s what you need to know.

Powerball winning numbers for November 5, 2022

The winning numbers from Saturday’s drawing were 28, 45, 53, 56 and 69. The red Powerball was 20 and the Power Play was 3X.

Did someone win the Powerball drawing on Saturday?

While there were no jackpot winners, a player in Benton, Kentucky won the Match 5 + Power Play $2 million prize. According to lottery officials, winners in 16 states won the Match 5 $1 million prize:

  • California.
  • Georgia.
  • Michigan.
  • New York.
  • Colorado.
  • Kentucky.
  • Missouri.
  • Pennsylvania.
  • Florida.
  • New Jersey.
  • Massachusetts.
  • South Dakota.

What time is the Powerball drawing?

Powerball drawings are held three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

How to play the Powerball

The Powerball costs $2 per play.

To play, select five numbers from one to 69 for the white balls, then select one number from one to 26 for the red Powerball.

You can choose your lucky numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers.

To win, match one of the 9 Ways to Win:

  • 5 white balls + 1 red Powerball = Grand prize.
  • 5 white balls = $1 million.
  • 4 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $50,000.
  • 4 white balls = $100.
  • 3 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $100.
  • 3 white balls = $7.
  • 2 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $7.
  • 1 white ball + 1 red Powerball = $4.
  • 1 red Powerball = $4.

There’s a chance to have your winnings increased two, three, four, five and 10 times through the Power Play for an additional $1 per play. Players can multiply non-jackpot wins up to 10 times when the jackpot is $150 million or less.

All prizes are set cash amounts, except for the Grand Prize. In California, prize payout amounts are pari-mutuel, meaning it’s determined by the sales and the number of winners.

What’s the biggest Powerball jackpot ever?

Before the current $1.9 billion jackpot smashed records, the previous record Powerball jackpot was $1.586 billion in January 2016. It was divided among three ticket winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

What are the odds of winning the Powerball?

The odds of winning the Powerball Grand Prize are 1 in 292,201,338. The odds for the lowest prize, $4 for one red Powerball, are 1 in 38.32.

According to Powerball, the overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.87, based on a $2 play and rounded to two decimal places.

Where to buy Powerball tickets

The Powerball is played in 45 states including Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, and in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident to play Powerball.

In Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, you can purchase tickets at gas stations, convenience stores and supermarkets. Sales cut-off times vary by one to two hours before the drawing, depending on the selling jurisdiction.

You can also purchase tickets in Ohio through the Ohio Lottery website, www.ohiolottery.com.

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