OOPS: Monday’s Powerball Drawing Delayed Due To Technical Error
If you were hoping to wake up this morning and be a billionaire, it looks like you'll have to wait another morning as something weird happened last night.
A technical error occurred delaying the drawing of the winning numbers until tonight.
A lottery spokesperson had this to say about the situation:
“Currently, one participating lottery is still processing its sales and play data,” the Multi-State Lottery Association said in a statement late Monday night. “Powerball requires all 48 participating lotteries to submit their sales and play data prior to the winning numbers being selected. Once Powerball receives the outstanding submission, the drawing can proceed.”
I went directly to the Powerball website this morning (and I'm sure millions of others did) to check numbers only to find that we have to wait another day to quit our jobs and become billionaires.
Here's what the announcement of the delay looked like last night:
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This isn't the first time a delay like this has happened, a Powerball drawing was delayed over four hours for a similar reason. Nexstar’s WJW reports that, in that drawing, Powerball stated that a participating lottery needed extra time to complete security protocols.
Obviously, this one is getting more attention because it happened on the night when the biggest jackpot in history was about to go down.
So that just gives us a little more time to plan out and dream about our winnings and how we'll use those said winnings and maybe buy another round or two of tickets.
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The Powerball drawing for $1.9 BILLION is scheduled to be on for tonight pending all protocols are passed.