NEW YORK (WABC) — The drawing of the $1.9 billion Powerball jackpot has been delayed due to a problem with ‘security protocols.’
In a statement released Monday night, lottery officials said the delay was due to participating lotteries “needing additional time to complete security procedures.”
“Powerball has security requirements that must be met by all 48 lotteries before the drawing,” Powerball said in a statement.
Winning numbers and a video of the drawing will be posted on the Powerball website and YouTube channel.
The slow draw appears to be the only thing slowing down the record-breaking jackpot, which continued to climb into Monday night.
The grand prize is $1.9 billion with a cash flow of $929.1 million.
The Powerball jackpot was overturned after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn on Saturday night.
Although there was no jackpot-winning ticket, more than 10.9 million tickets won cash prizes totaling $102.2 million in Saturday’s drawing.
You can watch the Powerball drawing at 11pm every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, at abc7ny.com/lottery, and on our live stream 24/7.
The highest score includes 16 tickets (CA-3, CO-2, FL, GA, KY, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, PA-2, SD) that match all five white balls to win the $1 million prize. . One ticket in Kentucky won the $2 million prize by matching all five white balls and including the Power Play by adding $1 to each game.
There were also 219 tickets nationwide that won the $50,000 prize, and another 51 tickets that won the $150,000 prize.
The Powerball jackpot has not been won in three months.
Monday’s drawing would have been the 41st Powerball drawing since the jackpot was last won on Aug. 3 in Pennsylvania. The jackpot run has tied the game’s record for consecutive draws without a big prize winner. The only other Powerball jackpot that ran to 41 consecutive drawings ended on Oct. 4, 2021, is a $699.8 million winner in California.
This new jackpot is the winner of the previous prize of $1.586 billion won in 2016 by three Powerball players in California, Florida and Tennessee.
Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
Mega Millions is also played at abc7ny.com/lottery on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 p.m.
(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)
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