The Powerball numbers within the file $2.04 billion drawing have been introduced Tuesday morning after lottery officers mentioned there was a delay Monday night time.
The Multi-State Lottery Affiliation introduced the event, bringing an finish to hours of suspense after the inconveniently-timed holdup that officers mentioned was “attributable to one collaborating lottery needing extra time to course of its gross sales and play information.”
The profitable numbers have been 10, 33, 41, 47, 56 and the Powerball was 10, with the drawing happening simply earlier than 9 a.m. ET on the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee.
The official drawing outcomes are nonetheless pending, the affiliation mentioned in a information launch.
Many had waited with bated breath for Monday’s outcome solely to be taught that the drawing can be delayed, with the Multi-State Lottery Affiliation mentioned it was ready on one collaborating lottery to course of its gross sales.
Powerball requires all 48 collaborating lotteries to submit their gross sales and play information earlier than the profitable numbers may be chosen.
“This has occurred a number of uncommon instances earlier than — simply not when the jackpot was at a newsworthy quantity,” the affiliation mentioned because it introduced the delay.
The final profitable Powerball ticket was drawn Aug. 3 by a fortunate Pennsylvanian.
A winner can select between taking the prize in 30 funds over 29 years or as a lump-sum fee, with winners choosing the one-time money fee, which is estimated to be $929.1 million.
Solely two earlier jackpots have surpassed $1.5 billion.
Amongst them was a South Carolina participant who had the profitable ticket of a $1.53 billion Mega Thousands and thousands sport in 2018. Three profitable tickets have been offered in California, Florida and Tennessee in a $1.58 billion Powerball in 2016.
The possibilities of selecting all six numbers appropriately are 1 in 292.2 million.
Phil Helsel contributed.