Due to a “Security Protocol Issue,” the Powerball Winning Numbers are on hold in the record-breaking lottery as officials verify the data.
When the required security procedures are completed, the drawing will be held under the supervision of security officers and independent auditing companies. The winner won’t be announced until a later time.
The total is $2 billion, but if you win the lottery, you could get up to $929.1M.
After drawing no winning tickets for the Powerball lottery, the jackpots rolled again on Sunday morning.
Even though there was no jackpot winner, more than 10.8 million lottery winners took home cash prizes worth $101.3 million.
Another 491 winning entries received prizes ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. Three months have passed since the last time someone won the Powerball jackpot.
The Powerball lottery will be drawn again. It will be the 41st draw since the jackpots were the last won on August 3 in Pennsylvania. The jackpots have now reached $1.5 billion. The previous longest streak of draws without a winning ticket was 39 straight games from July 24, 2016, through February 5, 2017. The current record is 42 consecutive draws without a win. The next drawing will occur at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, October 27.
What is a “Security Protocol Issue” in Powerball?
Officials wording around the issue is “extra time to complete the required security protocols,” which are generally not available for public viewing for safety and data reasons.
With its new jackpots topping the previous record $1.586 billion win in 2016 by three PowerBall winners in California, Florida, and Texas, the Mega Millions lottery is poised for another big payday.
Powerball is played nationwide in 45 states, Washington, D. C., Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.
Winners include 16 tickets from the following areas: CA-3, CO-2, FL, GA, KY, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, PA-2, and SD that matched all five white balls to win a $1 million prize. In addition, a single ticket in Kentucky won a $2 million award by matching all five white balls and including the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play.
You can watch the lottery draw live online (the link only works when the draw is live) at the 24-hour streaming platform after the “Security Protocol Issue” is straightened out.