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Winning numbers for 2.04 BILLION DOLLAR Powerball drawn

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The numbers for a record-breaking $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot were drawn Tuesday morning after a nearly 10-hour delay and now players will have to wait a bit longer to find out if anyone has won the massive prize.

The numbers for the drawing held at the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee were: white balls 10, 33, 41, 47 and 56, and the red Powerball was 10.

The Multi-State Lottery Association said Monday night’s Powerball drawing was delayed until 8:57 a.m. EST Tuesday because a participating lottery had issues processing sales. The association said it was against its policy to say which lottery had the delay.

The jackpot was reported as an estimated $1.9 billion on Monday, but the prize was increased to $2.04 billion Tuesday morning after updated calculations.

It wasn't immediately known whether any jackpot-winning tickets were sold, but word of that was expected to be announced later in the day.

The jackpot is more than $400 million larger than the previous record jackpot and will keep growing until someone wins the prize. Only four previous jackpots have topped $1 billion, but none of those are close to the current prize, which started at $20 million back on Aug. 6 and over three winless months has grown ever more massive. No one has won the jackpot since Aug. 3.

The problems in holding a drawing Monday night were blamed on one participating lottery's inability to process its sales data.

“Powerball requires all 48 participating lotteries to submit their sales and play data prior to the winning numbers being selected. Once Powerball receives the outstanding submission, the drawing can proceed," the Multi-State Lottery Association said in a statement.

Nearly three hours after the scheduled 10:59 p.m. EST Monday drawing, the association told The Associated Press: “It’s against our policy to name the lottery that is experiencing the delay.” Later on Tuesday morning, the association said in a new statement that Powerball was “in communication with the lottery throughout the night as it works to resolve the issue.”

Terry Rich, a former director of the Iowa Lottery who also served on the Powerball board, said the delay was likely due to a two-part verification system of ticket sales that makes use of an outside vendor to ensure all is in order before the game's numbers are drawn.

“Each state must verify through a dual process that all of the sales and dollars match before the Multi-State Lottery Association can do the draw," said Rich, who headed the Iowa Lottery for 10 years and was president of the North American Lottery Association. “This is a state-by-state procedure, which separates the whole process and has been very effective."

Rich said state lotteries deal with similar problems several times a year but the delays usually don't attract much attention because the potential jackpots are far less than was up for grabs this week.

The winning numbers and recorded video of the drawing were posted to the Powerball's YouTube channel.

The $2.04 billion prize is for a winner who chooses an annuity, paid annually over 29 years. Nearly all winners instead opt for cash, but the value of that option wasn't immediately available Tuesday morning.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

The game is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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by Anonymousreply 29May 26, 2023 6:43 AM

Just a few minutes ago, they were saying no one won....now they are saying someone in Cali won....WTF is going on???

by Anonymousreply 1November 8, 2022 5:44 PM
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by Anonymousreply 2November 8, 2022 5:52 PM

That news that no one won was shared by an unofficial Powerball account on Twitter and made its way through the media.

by Anonymousreply 3November 8, 2022 5:53 PM

Altadena... Damn. That is next door to where my mom lives in Pasadena. She's been playing lotteries for over 40 years. And not one damn jackpot to show for it.

I think it is obscene for one person to win a nearly 2 billion jackpot. Why not 2,000 people winning a million each.

by Anonymousreply 4November 8, 2022 5:58 PM

Well, r4 go fight city hall!

by Anonymousreply 5November 8, 2022 6:02 PM

Imagine all the gay hookers and cocaine you could buy.

by Anonymousreply 6November 8, 2022 6:06 PM

The CA lottery commission said someone has won

I bought three tickets, all different numbers and didn't get one number.

by Anonymousreply 7November 8, 2022 6:08 PM

Altadena? Average home price $1.2 million. So whoever won was already rich.

by Anonymousreply 8November 8, 2022 6:13 PM

I heard Julia Roberts won it.

by Anonymousreply 9November 8, 2022 6:20 PM

Ticket was sold in LA.

by Anonymousreply 10November 8, 2022 6:36 PM

LA? That rules out Paul Pelosi.

by Anonymousreply 11November 8, 2022 6:38 PM


The total prize is 2.04 billion dollars but after the penalty for taking the money at once is deducted and federal and state ( most states tax the lottery prize as income) taxes are deducted you are only left with about $450 million out of $2 billion-


by Anonymousreply 12November 8, 2022 6:49 PM

[quote] I think it is obscene for one person to win a nearly 2 billion jackpot

I totally agree.

Why not make the lives of 2000 people better than before, rather than just one person who will probably lose it all in a matter of years?

by Anonymousreply 13November 8, 2022 6:59 PM

[quote]Ticket was sold in LA.

Altadena is in LA County, but it is not LA.

by Anonymousreply 14November 8, 2022 7:04 PM

Congrats! Very lucky person(s)!!!


by Anonymousreply 15November 8, 2022 7:09 PM

Ticket was sold at Joe’s Service Center on West Woodbury Rd. in Altadena.

The lucky winner can now afford a full tank of gas!

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by Anonymousreply 16November 8, 2022 7:16 PM

The retailer got a $1 million bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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by Anonymousreply 17November 8, 2022 7:19 PM

R12 doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

by Anonymousreply 18November 8, 2022 8:00 PM

I hope the gas station owner gives their staff a little bonus.

by Anonymousreply 19November 8, 2022 8:18 PM

California doesn't tax state lottery winnings. I'm not sure if that applies to Powerball or not.

by Anonymousreply 20November 8, 2022 8:20 PM

The highest Federal income tax bracket for 2022 is 37%.

by Anonymousreply 21November 8, 2022 8:21 PM

R21 yes the winner will pay federal taxes. Uncle Sam always gets double taxes.

by Anonymousreply 22November 8, 2022 8:23 PM

Hanging car deodorizers for everyone!, R19

by Anonymousreply 23November 8, 2022 8:25 PM

Jackpot = $2.04B

Cash option = $997.6M because the rest doesn’t exist yet

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by Anonymousreply 24November 8, 2022 8:33 PM

A nearly 10-hour delay in drawing numbers for a record Powerball jackpot was caused by security issues

Somebody rigged this one.

by Anonymousreply 25November 8, 2022 8:35 PM

r12 remember that when you want to tax the rich, corporations or want a bevy of social programs.

by Anonymousreply 26November 8, 2022 8:37 PM

If I won, I would've bought a cat. One of those good ones, that doesn't have mange.

by Anonymousreply 27November 9, 2022 8:20 PM

The drawing also produced 22 winners of $1 million across 16 states, each of whom matched all five numbers minus the Powerball. One winner from Florida will take home $2 million after matching the five numbers while playing the Power Play multiplier option.

Three $1 million tickets were sold in both California and New Jersey, while two winners were drawn in both Florida and Missouri. Single $1 million tickets were sold in Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Washington state.

An additional 225 tickets worth $50,000 each were sold across the country, each matching four out of five numbers plus the Powerball. There were 42 tickets that each won $100,000 by matching the same numbers while playing the Power Play option, which was drawn as 2X on Tuesday morning.

Smaller prizes included 21,430 tickets that each won $100, matching either four out five numbers without the Powerball or three out of five numbers plus the Powerball. Another 4,445 tickets won $200 with the Power Play option.

Excluding the record-breaking jackpot, lottery officials say that a total of $98,148,413 will be paid out to 11,206,806 winning tickets.

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by Anonymousreply 28November 10, 2022 12:21 AM

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐬𝐮𝐢𝐭

A pair of process servers arrived on April 25 at lucky lottery billionaire Castro’s palatial estate — where amenities include seven bedrooms, an infinity pool and a spa — and were greeted by a man in his 50s who initially tried to dodge being hit with the suit, The Sun reported, citing court filings.

“The subject said we are serving the wrong Castro,” the papers said. “I advised the subject to contact the attorney if any questions or concerns.”

A proof of service was eventually filed on May 17, saying that a man at the pricey digs eventually took the papers, thus officially giving notice.

The suit against Castro, which was first filed earlier this year, claims he is not the rightful winner, as the ticket was bought by plaintiff Jose Rivera and soon stolen from him.

Rivera claims it was nabbed by a man called “Reggie” that same day — who has since been identified as Urachi F. Romero and is listed as a co-defendant in the Alhambra Superior Court case.

The complaint, however, reportedly does not explain the circumstances of the alleged theft, including how the ticket may have gotten from Romero to Castro.

Romero allegedly refused Rivera’s demands that he return the ticket, instead claiming to have lost it, but offered to split the winnings should he eventually find it.

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by Anonymousreply 29May 26, 2023 6:43 AM
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