The drawing for tonight’s record-setting Powerball has been delayed due to a “technical problem,” lottery host Laura Johnson told television viewers, who were anxiously waiting to see if they were about to become a billionaire.
“Because of a technical problem tonight, we are unable to bring you the Powerball drawing at this time. As soon as we are able to resolve the issue and conduct the drawing, it will be available on Powerball.com,” Johnson said. “Our rules require that the drawing be delayed until we can insure that all game procedures have been successfully completed.”
The lottery jackpot is an estimated $1.9 billion, with a cash option of $929.1 million, according to Powerball. The final jackpot total will be based on actual sales.