Powerball winning numbers drawn for $2.04B jackpot after technical issue results in delay

The Powerball jackpot is at an all-time high.

CHICAGO — The Powerball winning numbers for the $2.04 billion jackpot have been drawn Tuesday morning after a lengthy delay.

The winning numbers are 10-33-41-47-56 and the Powerball, 10.

The drawing was been delayed as lottery officials work to complete “required security protocols.”

In a statement released Monday night, lottery officials noted that one participating lottery was still processing its sales and play data. The Multi-State Lottery Association has refused to name which state caused the delay.

Powerball rules state that all requirements must be met by all 48 lotteries before the drawing takes place. When those are completed, the drawing will be performed.

“Powerball has been in communication with the lottery throughout the night as it works to resolve the issue,” the statement said. “The delay is unfortunate as the other 47 lotteries were able to complete the required security procedures in a timely fashion.”

Once the security procedures are complete, then the drawing can happen, but it is unclear exactly when that will be.

The winning numbers and video of the drawing were posted to the Powerball website and YouTube channel. Players were advised to hold on to their tickets.

Across the country, some waited in line for hours to buy tickets, saying “the line is getting longer and people keep going in”; “that’s a lot of zeros on there” and “you can’t win if you don’t play.”

It’s not the first delay for this jumbo jackpot.

Last month, the Powerball Lottery delayed a drawing when the jackpot was $508 million.

In that case, the numbers were finally drawn about one hour after a “technical problem.” Officials did not elaborate on what that problem was.

The jackpot is at an all-time high, eclipsing the previous lottery record of $1.586 billion from a Powerball jackpot in 2016. The top prize then was shared by three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

The jackpot comes with a cash value of $929.1 million.

The jackpot grew after no one claimed the top prize for Saturday’s drawing. The winning numbers were: 28 45 53 56 69 and Powerball 20

The current Powerball run began on Aug. 4. There have been 40 drawings without a jackpot winner.

Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Retailers that sell winning Powerball tickets receive a bonus of 1% of the prize amount.

Winners have one year from the date of the winning draw to claim their prize.

Powerball tickets are $2 each, and players have the option to add the Powerplay for an additional $1 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes.

Powerball drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

10 biggest Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots won in US lottery history

1. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)

2. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)

3. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)

4. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)

5. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)

Manuel Franco, of West Allis, Wisconsin, is the winner of the $768.4M Powerball jackpot.

6. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)

7. $731.1 million, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)

8. $699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California)

9. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018 (two tickets, from Iowa and New York)

10. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)


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