$1.9 billion prize would be largest lottery jackpot ever
The drawing for the $1.9 billion Powerball jackpot has been delayed as lottery officials work to complete "required security protocols."
In a statement released Monday night, lottery officials noted that one participating lottery is still processing its sales and play data. 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.
Officials say they likely won't know the results of the drawing until Tuesday morning
The winning numbers and video of the drawing will be posted to the Powerball website and YouTube channel. Players are advised to hold on to their tickets.
It's a Powerball Monday and the record lottery jackpot for tonight's winning numbers drawing is for at least $1.9 billion.
Strong ticket sales could push that jackpot even higher. The jackpot is already 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 August 4, There have been 40 drawings without a jackpot winner.
Powerball tickets are $2 per play. 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 percent 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.
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)
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)