Powerball Drawing For $1.9 Billion Jackpot Delayed

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13:  A sign advertises the Powerball jackpoy
outside of a magazine store on January 13, 2016 in New York City. After no winners were declared in recent drawings, Wednesday night's $1.5-billion jackpot is the biggest in lottery history. Powerball is played in 44 states and three U.S. territories.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Due to the length of the delay, the results of the drawing will likely not be known until Tuesday morning, the statement read, adding that players should hold onto their tickets.
  • The drawing will be performed under the supervision of lottery security officials and independent auditors once the security protocols are complete.
  • The current prize exceeded the $1.586 billion jackpot that was won in 2016.

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