On Monday night, Powerball’s website showed technical difficulties. Normally, drawings are held at 11 p.m. EST Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. But a notice online said „results pending.“
At 10:59 p.m., the tweets were flying about the delay. In a statement, lottery officials said the delay was caused by „a participating lottery needing extra time to complete the required security protocols. “
This is not the first time Powerball’s website has had technical difficulties on nights of significant drawings. Typically, web traffic to Powerball.com is higher when there’s a jackpot of $500 million or more. Interest in the winning numbers or watching the live drawing — which is available on the lottery’s website — can cause the technical difficulties.
Ironically, this drawing with the record jackpot was scheduled the night before Election Day. 🙂
Check back later to see the results of the Nov. 7 drawing, and if there are any winning tickets from this Powerball drawing.
The November 7 #Powerball jackpot climbed beyond its earlier estimate of $1.9 Billion to $2.04 Billion at the time of the drawing, making it the world’s largest lottery prize.
Powerball winning numbers: 10, 33, 41, 47, 56 – 10