America continues to wait…and wait…and wait.
The record $1.9 billion Powerball draw has been delayed due to a “technical issue,” lottery host Laura Johnson told viewers at 11 p.m. they were about to become billionaires.
“Due to a technical issue tonight, we are unable to bring you the Powerball drawing at this time. As soon as we are unable to resolve the issue and complete the draw, it will be available on Powerball .com,” Johnson said.
In a statement immediately afterwards, lottery officials said the delay was due to “a participating lottery needing additional time to complete required safety protocols.”
At around 2:20 a.m., Anna Domoto of the Multi-State Lottery Association released a statement further explaining the issue:
“The Powerball draw scheduled for Monday, November 7 remains delayed. Currently, one participating lottery is still processing its sales and play data. Powerball requires all 48 participating lotteries to submit their sales and play data before winning numbers are released. Once Powerball receives the outstanding submission, the drawing can continue.
“Powerball has strict security requirements to protect the integrity of the game and remains committed to conducting a draw that gives all players a fair chance to win. Due to the length of the draw delay, it is It’s likely that we won’t know the official results of the Powerball draw until Tuesday morning Players should keep their tickets.
The results will be available here once the draw has taken place.
The lottery jackpot was estimated at a record $1.9 billion with a cash option of $929.1 million, according to the Powerball website. The final jackpot total will be based on actual sales.
It was the biggest jackpot in the world, eclipsing the $1.586 billion won playing Powerball in January 2016 (see charts below).
The jackpot was last won on August 3 evening when a Pennsylvania lottery player won $206.9 million.
Meanwhile, the Mega Millions jackpot is $154 million with a cash option of $74.7 million for Tuesday’s draw, according to the Mega Millions Website.
Until recently, New Jersey Lottery winners had to be identified, but now winners will be able to remain anonymous under a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy.
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When is the next Powerball drawing?
Powerball drawings take place three times a week – Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Monday drawings were added in 2021.
Until when can I buy Powerball tickets?
The deadline for purchasing a Powerball ticket varies by state, so don’t wait until the last minute. The New Jersey deadline is 9:59 p.m. on draw day, while the New York deadline is 10 p.m.
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How to play Powerball?
The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add Power Play for $1, which will increase your potential prize amount up to five times the original prize (except for jackpot and Match 5). There is also a possibility of 10x Power Play when the jackpot is below $150 million.
Each player selects five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. However, you can also have the lottery machine generate a quick pick ticket for you with random numbers.
Prizes range from $4 for Powerball pairing to $1 million for white five-ball pairing (except in California) to the jackpot for six-ball pairing. You can Check all prize payouts on the Powerball website here.
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Where can I buy Powerball tickets?
You can play the game in 45 states, plus Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
Many grocery stores, gas stations and convenience stores sell lottery tickets. Some states allow the purchase of Powerball tickets online, but beware of fraudulent websites. Check with your state lottery for details on online sales before buying tickets online.
You do not need to be a US citizen or a resident of a particular state where you purchase your ticket.
Here is where you can buy tickets from New Jersey lottery retailers: Click here.
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How can I watch the Powerball drawing?
The Powerball draw is streamed live on the lottery’s website at 10:59 p.m. ET on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. You can watch the drawing by clicking here.
The drawing can also be aired on a local TV channel in your market.
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What are my chances of winning?
Playing Powerball can be exciting, but don’t spend those millions before you win.
The odds of winning the jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1.
The odds of matching all five white balls are 11,688,053 to 1.
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Capital or annuity?
Major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: annuity and cash.
The annuity option is paid over time. There is one immediate payment, then 29 annual payments thereafter, increasing by 5% each year.
The cash option is significantly lower than the advertised jackpot, but is paid out in a lump sum. You don’t have to wait decades for all the money.
What was the biggest Powerball jackpot?
Here are the Top 10 jackpots since the Powerball lottery started in 1992:
- $1.9 billion, Nov. 7 2022:
- $1.586 billion, January 13, 2016: three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee
- $768.4 million, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin
- $758.7 million, August 23, 2017: won in Massachusetts
- $730 million, Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland
- $699.8 million, October 4, 2021: Won in California
- $687.8 million, October 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York
- $632.6 million, January 5, 2022: Two winners in California, Wisconsin
- $590.5 million, May 18, 2013: won in Florida
- $587.5 million, November 28, 2012: Two winners in Arizona, Missouri
What was the biggest American lottery jackpot?
Here is an overview of the best jackpots won in the United States, between Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries:
- $1.9 billion, Powerball, November 7, 2022:
- $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016: three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee
- $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018: Victory in South Carolina
- $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: Illinois
- $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021: Won in Michigan
- $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin
- $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts
- $730 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021: Won in Maryland
- $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021: Won in California
- $687.8 million, Powerball, October 27, 2018: two winners in Iowa, New York
- $656 million, March 30, 2012: three winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland
- $648 million, December 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia
- $632.6 million, Powerball, January 5, 2022: Two winners in California, Wisconsin
- $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013: Won in Florida
- $587.5 million, Powerball, November 28, 2012: 2 winners in Arizona, Missouri
- $564.1 million, Powerball, February 11, 2015: three winners in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas
- $543 million, Mega Millions, July 24, 2018: Won in California
- $536 million, Mega Millions July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana
- $533 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2018: Won in New Jersey
- $522 million, Mega Millions, June 7, 2019: Won in California