Did Someone Really Try To Cheat On The Powerball?
**** UPDATE: Numbers have been drawn
10 33 41 47 56 PB 10
If your Tuesday morning consists of coffee, bacon and checking your Powerball numbers...your day is all messed up today.
The Powerball jackpot is up to $1.9 billion and it seems someone is trying to cheat, so there was no drawing last night. Lottery officials say there are protocols that have to be kept by all 48 lotteries that participate in the Powerball. All of the data has to be received before the numbers can be picked.
It seems that one or more of the 48 had problems getting their information in.
Does that mean someone is trying to cheat and security measures have been put into place to keep that from happening?
Does it mean that so many people were trying to buy their tickets that the system couldn't keep up?
Does it mean that we won't ever know what the numbers were?
The answer to those questions won't be fully answered until the problem is fixed. Lottery officials say the numbers SHOULD be sometime this morning. The official Powerball website Powerball.com says the results are 'PENDING'.
With an estimated cash prize of $929.1 MILLION, everyone that purchased tickets are waiting on the edge of their seats. There is still a chance you could be a mulit-millionaire and may have to wait until you go vote before you know if you can quit your job.
There have been 40 straight powerball drawings without a winner and the $1.9 billion beats the 2016 record of $1.6 billion.
Powerball is played in 45 states, D.C., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands