Officials of Powerball experienced a problem which caused them embarrassment. However, it did not last long when the live drawing, which is frequently organized needed to be postponed due to unspecified technical issues. Maybe the players who slept late on Saturday night to find out the lucky numbers should have simply had an early night. After the numbers were eventually drawn, the jackpot, approximated to be a whopping$215 million did not present any winners. Sam Arlen, the drawing’s host stated,
“Tonight owing to a technical hitch, we cannot avail the Powerball drawing at the moment. Immediately after we manage to solve the problem and carry out the drawing, it can be watched on Powerball.com or Powerball39 which is our YouTube Channel.”
Arlen did not provide specifics of the technical issue which caused the delay in the drawing planned to take place at 10:59 p.m. E.T on Saturday. He just stated that “Powerball is proud to have stringent standards of this sport. Our regulations indicate that the drawing should be postponed until we can guarantee that each of the procedures of the game has been effectively finalized.”
The drawing was held around thirty minutes afterward.
Interest for Powerball has been increasing. The reason is that since March 24 no one has won a jackpot. The winning numbers on Saturday were 14-29-36-57-61 while 17 was the Powerball. 4X was the Powerplay. Powerball is present in 44 states: Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, the U.S. and the Virgin Islands.
The prospects of the jackpot being won with a $2 ticket are approximately 1 in 292.2 million.