Glitch delays live Powerball drawing
Powerball officers suffered an embarrassing however short-lived glitch when the ceaselessly scheduled, live drawing needed to be shelved on account of unexplained technical difficulties.
Players who stayed up overdue Saturday night time to be informed the fortunate numbers most likely will have to have simply long gone to mattress: When the numbers in the end have been drawn, there have been no winners of the jackpot estimated at a groovy $215 million.
“Because of a technical problem tonight, we are unable to bring you the Powerball drawing at this time,” stated the host for the drawing, Sam Arlen. “As soon as we are able to resolve the issue and conduct the drawing, it will be available for viewing on Powerball.com or our YouTube Channel, Powerball39.”
Arlen didn’t element the technical downside that not on time the drawing scheduled for Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. He merely added that Powerball “takes pride in the strict standards of this game, and our rules require that the drawing be delayed until we can assure that all game procedures have been successfully completed.”
The drawing came about a few 30 minutes later and the successful numbers have been printed at USAMega.com at 11:43 pm Eastern Time.
Interest has been on the upward push for Powerball as a result of a jackpot hasn’t been hit since March 24.
Saturday’s successful numbers have been 14, 29, 36, 57, and 61, with Powerball quantity 17. The Powerplay multiplier used to be four.
Powerball is to be had in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The probabilities of a $2 price ticket taking house the jackpot is set one in 292.2 million.
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