Powerball numbers finally drawn for largest jackpot in history after technical delay

After a technical delay, the numbers have been drawn for the largest Powerball jackpot in history.

The numbers drawn were 10, 33, 41, 47, 56, and Powerball 10.

A technical issue forced officials to delay Monday’s drawing for a record $1.9 billion Powerball jackpot, officials said early Tuesday.

The jackpot was reported as an estimated $1.9 billion on Monday, but the Associated Press is reported it as $2.04 billion Tuesday morning. It wasn’t immediately known if 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.”

The Associated Press contributed to this story.