The winning numbers for the Monday, November 7, 2022, POWERBALL drawing with an estimated jackpot of $1.9 billion ($929.1 million cash value) have been delayed due to technical issues.
This is the second time in less than a month that the Powerball drawing has been delayed on live television.
Why Was The Powerball Drawing Delayed?
According to the California Lottery, tonight’s Powerball drawing was delayed due to a participating lottery needing extra time to complete the required security protocols.
Powerball has strict security requirements that must be met by all 48 lotteries before a drawing can occur.
When the required security protocols are complete, the drawing will be performed under the supervision of lottery security officials and independent auditors.
Winning numbers will be posted as soon as they are available.
Tonight’s Powerball® drawing has been delayed due to a participating lottery needing extra time to complete the required security protocols. Powerball has strict security requirements that must be met by all 48 lotteries before a drawing can occur. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/jQZJQIPJXr
— California Lottery (@calottery) November 8, 2022
POWERBALL Odds and Payout
The odds of winning the POWERBALL jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338.
All POWERBALL prizes are set payouts, except the jackpot. The jackpot prize will be shared among winners in all POWERBALL states.
The jackpot will be paid in 30 annual payments or a one-time cash payment of a reduced amount. If there is no jackpot winner, the money in the jackpot pool rolls over to the next POWERBALL drawing.
How To Play POWERBALL
Powerball is played in 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
Powerball tickets cost $2 per each.
Select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls. Then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.
To multiply your non-jackpot prizes, select the Power Play box. Power Play costs $1 more per play.
With Power Play, players can win $2 million for matching the five white balls or multiply his/her other non-jackpot prizes two to five times when the advertised jackpot is over $150 million, and up to 10 times when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less.
Drawings are held Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Tickets can be purchased until 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the night of the drawing.