Minnesota Lottery Issues Caused Powerball Delay
Roseville, MN (KROC-AM News) - The delay in the release of the results of Monday night's Powerball was caused by issues in Minnesota.
A statement issued Tuesday afternoon by the Minnesota Lottery blamed the delay on Minnesota's sales verification system.
"After unprecedented lottery interest, Minnesota’s sales verification system caused a processing delay on Monday, Nov. 7. The delay was necessary to confirm the Powerball drawing could be conducted securely and accurately. At no time was the integrity of the process compromised."
The numbers drawn in the Powerball game are almost always announced shortly after 10 PM on the night of the drawing. Due to the Minnesota issues, they were not announced until Tuesday morning.
A ticket sold in California matched all of the numbers and the holder or holders won a world-record-setting jackpot of just over $2 billion. Four tickets worth $50,000 were sold in Minnesota. They were sold by lottery retailers in Waite Park, Alexandria, North St. Paul, and Plymouth.