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Powerball $2.04 billion record jackpot draw: winning numbers, total amount and winner

Today's Powerball jackpot hits a record $1.9 billion. The largest Powerball jackpot ever won was in January 2016 when three winners split a prize advertised at $1.586 billion.

$1.9 billion Powerball draw: live updates

State lottery responsible for delaying Powerball drawing revealed

Much consternation was created Monday night, and rumors about why, when the Powerball drawing was delayed for the astronomical jackpot estimated at $1.9 billion. After ten hours the eagerly awaited six numbers were announced and after 40 weeks there was finally a winner.

Now it has been revealed what caused the delay. The Minnesota Lottery announced that there had been a problem with their sales verification system causing a processing delay. 

“At no time was the integrity of the process compromised. The delay was necessary to confirm the Powerball drawing could be conducted securely and accurately,” they explained in a statement.

There was more than one winner in Powerball $2.04 billion drawing

While the Powerball jackpot stole the show for good reason ending up a record $2.04 billion dollars, with a cash prize just shy of $1 billion, there were several other winners of more humble amounts. Twenty-two tickets across sixteen states matched five numbers to give the lucky holder a $1 million prize and one ticket in Florida got the x2 Power Play to take home $2 million.

Where was the winner of the Powerball from?

The was ticket purchased at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena, California, and matched all six numbers: 10,33,41,47,46 and Powerball number 10.

As of now, no one has come forward to collect the prize money.

The lump sum payment would be $997.6 million after taxes have been applied, as well as deductions for the money won by other winners.

Powerball winner won't pay state taxes on winnings

The winner of the historic $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot was lucky in two ways, getting all six numbers right and having purchased the ticket in California. Thanks to the latter that as yet unknown individual will only pay federal taxes on the winnings.

While that will whittle the cash purse of nearly $1 billion down by around $369 million going to Uncle Sam they won’t be hit with a state tax bill of say $147 million if they had bought the ticket in New York.

California is one of eight states that doesn't tax lottery winnings. The others include Florida, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wyoming.

Convenience store owner who sold $2.04 billion Powerball ticket not planning on retiring

The winning ticket for the record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot was sold at Joe’s Mobil station in Altadena, California. As an incentive to retailers to sell lottery tickets, they get one half of one percent of the winning ticket prize sold in their store.

That worked out to a cool $1 million for Joe Chahayed. He also happens to be the father-in-law of former Cincinnati Bengals nose tackle Domata Peko. While the 75-year-old could use the money to enjoy the rest of his golden years, he has no plans of soing so.

“I’m 75, still young. I will be here tomorrow at 6 o’clock. I love work,” he said.

Powerball $2.04 billion winner: where was the Powerball ticket sold?


Powerball $2.04 billion winner: where was the Powerball ticket sold?

It was announced on Tuesday that one winner gained all six numbers to scoop the largest lottery payout in history. Here's what we know so far.

Midterm elections 2022 live updates: pools, result predictions, voting by state, candidates news...| Election Day


Midterm elections 2022 live updates: pools, result predictions, voting by state, candidates news...| Election Day

The record-breaking Powerball jackpot has grabbed the headlines in recent days, but the future of the country could be defined by the midterm elections taking place today. We'll be bringing you all the news and information from the races that matter across the United States on Election Day 2022. 

To stay up to day with the election, check out our dedicated midterms live feed.

Record $2.04 billion Powerball lottery jackpot lands in California


Record $2.04 billion Powerball lottery jackpot lands in California

The winning ticket was sold in Altadena, California. The jackpot rose from $1.9 billion to $2.04 billion after a technical issue caused a delay to the drawing.

Watch the Powerball 39 numbers being drawn

One winner scoops record Powerball jackpot

After reports that the Powerball lottery would be rolled over for another day, it has emerged that there is one lucky winner, who will scoop a $2,040,100,000 payout - obviously that prize will be subject to 24% federal tax plus additional taxes. The official Powerball site was updated with the winning numbers: 10 33 41 47 56 Powerball: 10 and notification that the jackpot has been won.

Double play results: 1 21 27 29 40 Powerball: 18

Apart from the jackpot winner, there were 11,206,807 winners of lower prizes. The new Powerball lottery will commence on Wednesday 9 November with a new jackpot - $20 million.





Powerball, state tax and biggest cash prizes by state

The lucky winner of the Powerball lottery will have to pay tax on their winnings - federal tax at 24% and in many cases, state tax as well - the amount varies from state to state. In most cases, the payout is subjected to state tax between 3% and 8.82%. But in eight states - California, Florida, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming, no state taxes are applied on lottery winnings, which makes them the states with the highest payouts.

Jackpot winnings, whether by a single or multiple winners must be declared in next year's tax return. The Internal Revenue Service will take 24% in federal taxes, plus additional taxes on top as such a windfall would put the winner right into the top federal tax bracket.

Five states don’t participate in the national lottery at all: Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.


When is the next Powerball draw?

The next Powerball draw, in which the jackpot will be an eye-popping $2.3 billion, is due to take place on Wednesday 9 November at 10:59pm ET (7:59pm PT) - assuming there are no hitches, of course…

As always, the stated amount is the figure that winners will get if they receive the money in instalments over the course of three decades. The lump-sum payout will be smaller - if still a lot of money. You'd get a pre-tax sum of around $1.12 billion.

(Photo: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo)

Powerball confirms no grand prize winner

"The Powerball jackpot rolled again," says Powerball, meaning that tomorrow the grand prize drawing will increase to a staggering $2.3 billion. A lottery winner could become a billionaire just by purchasing a Powerball ticket. However, in the end, a prize of that size could be shared between multiple players

The drawing on Wednesday also breaks lottery history as it will be the 41st consecutive drawing. Powerball has never gone forty drawings without a jackpot winner.

Powerball is played in the majority of states, and the organization is hearing of players "from the non-participating states - Utah, Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska and Alabama - crossing borders to pick up their own entries." 

Monday's ticket sales hit all-time highs, which officials said contributed to the delay.


When is the next Powerball draw and where can you buy tickets? Can you purchase them online?


When is the next Powerball draw and where can you buy tickets? Can you purchase them online?

There will again be a roll-over jackpot in the next Powerball draw, after there were no tickets that matched all six numbers on Tuesday for the drawing that was supposed to take place on Monday 7 November. The estimated jackpot now stands at $2.3 billion. 

Tickets can be purchased online, for more information on how, check out our guide

What are the winning numbers for Monday’s $1.9 billion Powerball jackpot?


What are the winning numbers for Monday’s $1.9 billion Powerball jackpot?

A historic moment in lottery history in the United States... and with no winner announced, the jackpot continues to grow. 

Make sure to compare your ticket to the winning numbers while you may not have the six-number combo, millions are still up for grabs.  

More chances to play

Just because the jackpot will roll over does not mean that players have not won an enormous sum of money. For every correct number, the value of the prize increases, so all those who purchased tickets make sure that they are not throwing away any possible winnings. 

The Colorado Lottery informed followers that many states are still identifying winners. Additionally, all those who purchased tickets in the state after 7:30 pm yesterday will be able to use those for Wednesday's historic drawing worth $2.3 billion

No jackpot winner, the pot continues to grow

Powerball has broken all US lottery records, and the pot keeps growing! 

The organization has already announced that no states sold a ticket with the numbers drawn, meaning Wednesday's prize will grow to $2.3 billion. 

This is an unprecedented situation, and with no winner called after a security delay put the drawing on pause, news of the historic cash prize could motivate even more people to play. 

Jackpot grows to $2.3 billion! 

$1.9 billion Powerball winning numbers are in!

The winning numbers for the record drawing are 10, 33, 41, 47 and 56, with a Powerball of 10.

Vermont Lottery's message: Hold onto your tickets

With security concerns still preventing the release of the Powerball numbers, with $1.9 billion on the line, Vermont Lottery recommends that ticket buyers hold tight. 

Powerball has said that the numbers should be available this morning, meaning that we could see a winner announced later today. 

Still, no information has been released on which state is causing the delay. Lottery officials have said that revealing that information it is against the organization's rules. 

Still no word on when $1.9 billion Powerball drawing delay will end

Americans that bought a Powerball ticket woke up this morning to the news that the drawing had been delayed due to technical issues with the play data from one of the 48 jurisdictions that participate in the lottery.

While technical issues have occurred in the past according to lottery officials, this is the first time that the jackpot has hit such an astronomical height leaving ticketholders staring at their devices for the slightest of news as FOX ( of New Orleans kindly pointed out.

Which state is responsible for the for the Powerball delay?

Latest News

Which state is responsible for the for the Powerball delay?

One state did not meet security protocols in the $1.9 billion Powerball drawing, which was meant to take place Monday night. Who can we blame for the delay?

 Powerball releases another update for those who have awakened to the news that no numbers have been drawn.

The delays continue after "one of the participating states was unable to process its ticket sales and submit its player data by the time last night’s draw should have gone ahead." 

However, the organizers have clarified that the numbers should be expected later this morning. 

Watch the Powerball delay as it happened

In this short news clip you can watch the moment when we were all left with a $1.9-billion cliffhanger.

Several hours later and we're hopefully closer to knowing the result... but we don't know exactly when.

Like the rest of America, and the world, I think we’re all eager to find out when this historic jackpot will eventually be won.

Drew Svitko, Chairman of the Powerball Product Group and executive director of the Pennsylvania Lottery

5:30 a.m. ET | Powerball draw update

Still no estimated time for the delayed draw, but make sure to keep hold of your tickets for when you need them. You can then use the Powerball Checker to find out if you are a winner.

The Multi-State Lottery Association has also confirmed that it won’t be revealing which state failed to meet its security protocols in time. “It’s against our policy to name the lottery that is experiencing the delay.”

Did you already buy a Powerball ticket?

If you answered that question in the affirmative, you may not want to read the rest of this article.

Remember, in order to win, you need to match five normal lottery numbers — white balls numbered 1-through-69 — plus the Powerball: a red ball numbered 1-through-26. Each Powerball ticket costs $2, plus you have the option to pay an extra $1 to activate the power play, a multiplier that increases your payout for non-jackpot prizes.

What is the biggest lottery jackpot ever won in the US?


What is the biggest lottery jackpot ever won in the US?

While we continue to patiently (!?) wait for the winning numbers, here's a piece we did recently looking back on the biggest lottery hauls in history.

Occasionally, very occasionally, dreams do come true.

Powerball wanting limelight

Given that today (it's Tuesday now, folks) is election day for the midterms, you can maybe understand lottery officials wanting to get in on the attention factor by delaying the massive draw.

Don't worry, I'm not actually suggesting this 'process glitch' was on purpose for this reason, but I do hope that a delayed draw doesn't interfere with people getting out and voting.

Find out what you need to know about the election.

Powerball official update

Not much has changed in the last several hours but just to confirm, this is the current position from the officials:

'The Powerball drawing scheduled for Monday, Nov. 7 remains delayed. Currently, one participating lottery is still processing its sales and play 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.

'Powerball has stringent security requirements to protect the integrity of the game and remains committed to holding a drawing that gives all players a fair chance to

'Due to the length of the draw delay, it is likely that we will not know the official results of the Powerball drawing until Tuesday morning. Players should hold onto their tickets.'

What time this Tuesday morning is anyone's guess, but we're not taking our eyes off it.

Powerball $1 billion jackpot: how far would it reach?


Powerball $1 billion jackpot: how far would it reach?

It’s not often that over $1,000,000,000 is up for grabs but now that it is, we thought we’d have a look at some less practical uses for it.

Although most people’s minds immediately start dreaming about what they would do with that sort of money - a new house, or car, or maybe even a yacht - my mind began pondering how awesome it would be to pile up all those dollar bills to see how far it stretched. I may need help... but then again, you’re reading this so likely you do too.

Check out my billion-dollar, measurement-based imagination.

AP claim draw now to be held on Tuesday

Associated Press have announced that the Powerball draw will no be held on Tuesday after the official Powerball channels confirmed that the Monday night draw was “been delayed due to a participating lottery needing extra time to complete the required security protocols.”


Results Pending

This is how the official Powerball home page looks now with a 'results pending' warning below the total cash prize of 1.90 billion dollars. With it just gone midnight (PT) and 03:00 am in Eastern, this is now very much a Tuesday Powerball.

Security protocols causing delays

With no news on when the Monday draw will be conducted, the official motive for the delay appears to be security related.  "When the required security protocols are complete, the drawing will be performed under the supervision of lottery security officials and independent auditors," the state Lottery said.

Powerball delay update

"Tuesday morning" is now the estimate but at what time we remain in the dark.

If I were you, I'd get some shut eye... then again, I'm going to plough on through till the numbers appear, pots of coffee and matchsticks to keep me awake.

More Powerball draw delay theories

Former Reuters and Fox reporter Matthew Keys has his own suspicions over the problems behind the draw.

I particularly like the Twitter reference, although Mr Keys should watch out making those sort of jibes on the same platform. Free speech, unless mocking Musk!

Lottery delay conspiracies

There is little doubt that this situation is going to prove to be fertile ground for the conspiracy theorists out there. The biggest ever draw and someone can't get their protocols completed on time.

It very much feels like a 'you had one job' moment... although if I'm the one who messed up then I'm not going to be having a good day at all!

$1.9 billion memes

OK, it may be frustrating that we have to wait into the night for these results but at least there are fine people out there giving us some meme amusement on the whole situation.

Dreaming of $1.9 billion

As Marlisa points out, millions of people have the decision to make: stay up and hopefully find out the winning numbers, or try and get some shut eye and check the results in the morning.

If you need to sleep, remember that your chances of winning the jackpot are astronomically tiny...

...then again, someone has to win! (Sorry, that may not have helped!)

California Lottery says there is "currently no estimated time for the drawing"

Statement released by Powerball

The company behind the draw has published a statement explaining the delay.

Their website is blank except for the time of the draw, now 20 minutes ago, along with the phrase "results pending."

WATCH: the moment the draw was delayed

When will the results be released?

The results will be uploaded directly onto the Powerball website instead of live on TV.

They were supposed to be broadcast at 10.59 p.m. eastern time.

Drawing for Powerball was not held as scheduled

Twitter is already awash wth theories as to why the drawing of the Powerball has been delayed.

There is not yet news for when the draw will be held.

Result delayed due to technical issue - reports

Dutch news outlet BNO news has reported that a technical issue has delayed the result.

The tension builds!

The draw has been taken...

We await the results, which numbers have been chosen?

How much could people win today?

Five numbers + Powerball: $1.9 billion ($929 million after tax)

Five numbers: $1 million

Four numbers + Powerball: $50,000

Four numbers: $100

Three numbers + Powerball: $100

Three numbers: $7

Two numbers + Powerball: $7

One number + Powerball: $4

Powerball: $4

How many numbers do you need to win a prize in Powerball?


How many numbers do you need to win a prize in Powerball?

A regular Powerball ticket costs $2. To play, you must pick five numbers from 1 to 69 and a Powerball number from 1 to 26.

If the six numbers you choose match those drawn, you win the jackpot. Steadily smaller prizes are also available if some, but not all, of your numbers come up.

Watch out for Mega Millions & Powerball lottery scams! Hints and tips to avoid losing money


Watch out for Mega Millions & Powerball lottery scams! Hints and tips to avoid losing money

The official Mega Millions webpage explains that, ‘no representative of Mega Millions would ever call, text, or e-mail anyone about winning a prize.’ And they offer much more advice as well as providing some handy tips.

Eight states do NOT tax lottery winnings

Nine states - Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Utah - have a flat income tax rate that’s mostly around the 5 percent mark. That means you’d have to pay up another $30m or so. The exceptions to that are Pennsylvania and Indiana, which would take 3.07% and 3.23%, respectively, from your winnings.

However, the states below would not charge tax on your winnings.

How much tax would you pay if you won the $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot?


How much tax would you pay if you won the $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot?

Like most other income the winnings are subject to tax laws.

Before the money reaches a winner, the bounty was subjected to a 24 percent federal tax on gambling winnings as US tax residents must pay a top rate of 37 percent on annual earnings over $539,900, so you’ll be liable for the 13 percent difference between that and the 24 percent applied to gambling winnings.

One ticket matched all six numbers in the 29 July drawing to win the $1.337 billion prize. The final value was higher than the estimate of 1.28 billion, based on actual sales. However, after taxes it was worth $780.5 million cash.

Headline is the jackpot from last week

What is the biggest Powerball jackpot ever?


What is the biggest Powerball jackpot ever?

Until today’s record jackpot, here are the previous top five Powerball jackpots to have been won to date…

1. $1.586 billion, January 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)

2. $768.4 million, March 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)

3. $758.7 million, August 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)

4. $731.1 million, January 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)

5. $699.8 million, October 2021 (one ticket, from California)

Welcome to AS USA's Powerball draw

Good evening campers. AS USA will be bringing you the developments and background to one of the largest potential lottery wins in US, and indeed world, history.

A staggering $1.9 billion is at stake.