Tech issue delays Powerball jackpot

Powerball Jackpot Up To $1.6 Billion, New Lottery Record
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PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) —  Monday night’s Powerball drawing for the biggest jackpot ever, $1.9 billion was delayed due to technical issues, according to Powerball officials.

The California Lottery took to Twitter with this statement Monday night, tweeting in part: “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,” added the lottery.

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

The winning numbers will be posted on the Powerball’s website as soon as officials are able to conduct the drawing.

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