The winning numbers: 28-45-53-56-69 Powerball: 20 Power Play: 3x
As of 1:27 a.m. ET Sunday, the California Lottery was reporting a delay in finalizing the drawing’s results. When you go to the California Lottery page, a statement reads: “Powerball is experiencing a delay in finalizing the national draw results which will determine the new jackpot amount and allow winning tickets to be paid. Please hold onto your tickets and check back later. We apologize for the inconvenience.”
The new jackpot tops the previous record prize of $1.586 billion won in 2016 by three Powerball players in California, Florida and Tennessee. Longtime players and first-timers alike flocked to buy tickets ahead of Saturday’s drawing, according to The Associated Press.
No one has hit all six numbers since Aug. 3. That’s 39 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner. The winless streak is due to the abysmal odds of winning: one in 292.2 million.
The longer the game goes without a grand prize winner, the larger the payout will grow.
The Powerball is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It costs $2 to play.
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