Everyone was waiting for those Powerball numbers to be drawn on Monday night, and now that they are finally out, we want to know: who won the world’s largest Powerball drawing?

When the Powerball drawing was delayed for almost 11 hours, people got suspicious, to say the least. There were all kinds of conspiracy theories going around, suggesting that the Powerball drawing was delayed “for the election,” “to be rigged,” etc., but that is not what happened. 

Why Was The Powerball Delayed On Monday?

One of the biggest delays in Powerball history is a result of one jurisdiction failing to submit their sales and play data before the big draw on Monday night. 

According to the California Lottery on Twitter, there was a technical error that has caused a delay in the Monday night lottery drawing. The delay is a result of a “participating lottery needing extra time to complete the required security protocols.” 

It’s unclear what state caused the hold up, and we’ll never really know because it is against the lottery’s policy to reveal that information, according to the Associated Press. 

In a statement by the Multi-State Lottery Association, we found out that one lottery jurisdiction was late when it came to processing its sales and play data, and the Powerball requires all 48 participating lotteries to submit their sales and play data prior to the winning numbers being selected…which is ultimately what caused the delay. 

What Were The Winning Powerball Numbers?

However, by late Tuesday morning, we found out that the winning Powerball numbers for the Monday draw. You can see them below. 

Who Won The Jackpot On Monday?

According to Powerball USA on Twitter, there were no jackpot winners yet again in the delayed drawing. 

How High Is The Jackpot Now?

The top prize for the Wednesday Powerball drawing is approximately $2.3 billion. 

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