A Powerball sign and lottery tickets are seen at a 7-Eleven store in Milpitas, California on November 7, 2022.
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The draw for a record Powerball jackpot topping $2.04 billion took place Tuesday morning after a delay due to issues with a single state processing ticket sales. The main prize surpassed its earlier estimate of $1.9 billion.
The winning numbers were the white 10, 33, 41, 47, 56 balls and the red 10 Powerball. The Power Play multiplier was 2X.
The draw at the Florida Lottery studio in Tallahassee at 8:57 a.m. ET took place after a delay of more than 10 hours.
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The final Powerball drawing was scheduled for Monday night. But that was delayed due to the issues in a single state, which was not identified by the Multi-State Lottery Association.
In a statement Tuesday morning ahead of the draw, the association said: “A participating lottery is currently still processing its sales and play data.”
“Powerball requires all 48 participating lotteries to submit their sales and play data before winning numbers are selected. Once Powerball receives the outstanding submission, the draw can proceed,” the group said.
“Due to the length of the draw delay, it is likely that we will not know the official results of the Powerball draw until Tuesday morning,” the statement read.
“Players must keep their tickets.”
Meanwhile, Powerball’s official website had posted the notice: “Results pending”.
If someone won the draw, the jackpot cash payout — the largest ever in lottery history — the cash payout would top $929 million before taxes.
The last winning ticket in a Powerball draw was on August 3, for a jackpot of nearly $207 million. There have been three drawings a week since then.