The drawing for the Monday night Powerball has been delayed over an issue relating to the security protocol.
On Monday night, lottery officials claimed the delay was because of a participating lottery needing extra time to complete the required security protocols, according to ABC 7 New York.
“Powerball has strict security requirements that must be met by all 48 lotteries before a drawing can occur,” a statement released by Powerball said.
“When the required security protocols are complete, the drawing will be performed under the supervision of lottery security officials and independent auditors.”
The drawing is expected to take place sometime this morning.
The jackpot is worth $1.9 billion dollars and the cash payment is worth $929.1 million dollars.
Nobody won the jackpot in Saturday night’s drawing, but there were a large number of cash prize winners. 16 tickets matched all 5 white balls, giving winners $1 million dollars. One ticket won $2 million because it had the Power Play option added.
219 tickets had $50,000 winners and another 51 had $150,000 winners.
Nobody has won the jackpot in three months. Monday’s delayed drawing will be the 41st drawing with no jackpot winner.
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