Powerball $1.3 billion drawing delayed due to technical issues

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
Saturday's Powerball jackpot postponed due to technical issues
Saturday's Powerball jackpot has been postponed due to technical issues.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Saturday's $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot has been delayed due to technical issues.

Powerball said on their website, "Tonight, we have one participating lottery that needs additional time to complete required pre-draw procedures, which have been enacted to protect the security and integrity of the Powerball game."

The jackpot has an estimated cash value of $608.9 million.

The jackpot ranks as the fourth largest in the Powerball game and eighth largest among U.S. lottery jackpots.

Wednesday's winning numbers were: 11, 62, 65, 38 and 41. With a Powerball of 15.

Watch Powerball drawings every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET right here

The Powerball jackpot was last won on Jan. 1, 2024, by a single ticket in Michigan that matched all five white balls and the red Powerball to win a grand prize worth $842.4 million.

The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

Here is a look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold:

1. $2.040 billion, Powerball, Nov. 7, 2022 (one ticket: California)

2. $1.765 billion, Powerball, Oct. 11, 2023 (one ticket: California)

3. $1.602 billion, Mega Millions, Aug. 8, 2023 (one ticket: Florida)

4. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets: California, Florida and Tennessee)

5. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket: South Carolina)

6. $1.348 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 13, 2023 (one ticket: Maine)

7. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket: Illinois)

8.$1.128 billion Mega Millions, March 26, 2024 (one ticket, from New Jersey)

9. $1.08 billion, Powerball, July, 19, 2023 (one ticket: California)

10. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021 (one ticket: Michigan)

WATCH: New York state lottery drawings live daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:15 p.m.

Powerball drawings are also streamed here on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m.

Mega Millions drawings are streamed on Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m.

Sources: AP archives, www.megamillions.com and www.powerball.com


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