Powerball numbers are drawn after delay, as record jackpot rises to $2.04 billion

A customer holds lottery tickets up to a metal bluebird.
Alberto Rodriguez rubs his Powerball lottery tickets on a metal bluebird for luck at Bluebird Liquor in Hawthorne.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

The numbers for a record-breaking $2.04-billion Powerball jackpot were drawn Tuesday after a security delay kept lottery players hanging in suspense for hours.

The numbers for the drawing, which was held in Tallahassee, Fla., were: white balls 10, 33, 41, 47 and 56. The red Powerball was 10.

The Multi-State Lottery Assn. said Monday night’s Powerball drawing was delayed until Tuesday morning 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 Monday, but rose to $2.04 billion Tuesday morning following updated calculations.

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

The drawing was delayed Monday night because a participating lottery needed more time to meet security requirements, officials said.

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California Lottery officials confirmed the delay in a tweet Monday night but did not name the lottery in question.

“Powerball has strict security requirements that must be met by all 48 lotteries before a drawing can occur,” the officials said. “When the required security protocols are complete, the drawing will be performed under the supervision of lottery security officials and independent auditors. Winning numbers will be posted as soon as they are available.”


Shortly before 9:40 p.m. Monday, California Lottery officials tweeted that the draw was still delayed because of an issue in another state. “There is currently no estimated time for the drawing,” the tweet said.

The Powerball jackpot varies depending on how many numbers a player correctly guesses. To take the top prize, players must match the first five numbers plus the Powerball.

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Since someone won the prize Aug. 3, there have been 40 drawings without a winner.

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

The Associated Press contributed to this report.