The Margin: $1.9 billion Powerball drawing is delayed because of security issue


If you’re waiting to find out if you have a jackpot-winning Powerball ticket, you’re going to have to wait a little longer.

Officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, the organization behind the game, said that Monday’s drawing, with a record $1.9 billion jackpot, is delayed because of a security issue. The drawing was originally set for 10:59 p.m. EST.

“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,” officials said in a statement. “When the required security protocols are complete, the drawing will be performed under the supervision of lottery security officials and independent auditors.”

There are 45 states that participate in Powerball, plus Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Officials said the winning numbers and recorded video of the drawing will eventually be posted to the Powerball website and YouTube channel. They didn’t provide details regarding when the drawing will finally take place.

“We apologize for the delay,” officials added.

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