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Malfunction delays Saturday's Powerball lottery drawing

Mar 8, 2020, 11:55 am

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People hoping to win the Powerball jackpot Saturday night had to wait a little longer to see the numbers.

When viewers tuned in for the drawing, instead of seeing of bouncing balls the saw an empty lottery machine.

An announcement was made saying: "because of a technical problem we are unable to bring you the Powerball drawing at this time."

Eventually the winning numbers were posted online, and USA Mega contains all the winning number and prize information, including the final official drawing video, on its Powerball Drawing Detail for March 7, 2020 page.

After the winning numbers were eventually drawn Saturday night, they were 7, 15, 21, 33, and 62, with Powerball number 23. The Power Play multiplier was 2.

There were no tickets sold for the drawing that matched all the numbers drawn, making the next jackpot for Wednesday $110 million, with a cash value of $88.1 million.

VIDEO: Watch the report

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dpoly1's avatar - driver
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They do that past bedtime anyway LOL!

I don't watch.

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    Uluska's avatar - strawberry

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    Sounds fishy. Most likely they wanted to create greater rollover, to heat things up. Lately I start distrusting what lottery shows online, in a video, it can be all graphics,  with numbers chosen by officials prior to the drawing.

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      Louisiana
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      I only had one white ball.

      All number sets are contenders until the drawing occurs.

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        July 26, 2017
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        KY draw was delayed also.

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          Pennsylvania
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          WHO didn't weight the balls???   Hahaha!

          Life Is Wonderful If You Don't Weaken

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            northern fl
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            very fishy. can't have a drawing due to a malfunction. they never say what kind of malfunction.  and where is the video of the drawing after they fixed the machine

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              Same #'s, different games.
              Here
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              very fishy. can't have a drawing due to a malfunction. they never say what kind of malfunction.  and where is the video of the drawing after they fixed the machine

              The drawing video is on the link in the story. https://www.usamega.com/powerball-drawing.asp?d=3/7/2020

              See that? All the pre tests in the world, won't prevent a malfunction from happening during the official drawing. 

              So what's the point of having them?

              Especially when all the lotteries always have a Plan B, just in case something like this does happen.

              The lottery is the same way. 

              https://youtu.be/b5-iJUuPWis


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                Guys they had to do it...They had to rig it because it’s tax season and coronavirus season...Their revenue is falling apart...See no second prize winners in the last two mega and powerball draw combined 

                NY has been drawing repeat combos for the past 2 weeks in Pick 3 

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                  Fresno, California
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                  Might as well delay checking my numbers until the following day. I will get a good night sleep. I will not be up all night worrying, planning, fretting. If I ever win!

                   "We are all in this together!" 

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                    It's fixed,  simple as that

                    Anyone can beat my price,  no one can beat my value.

                    I don't sell the steak,  I sell the sizzle!

                    I set the market value on items

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                      White Shores- California
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                      Terrible, awful, that's the only way to describe it other than this....

                       

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                      * People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

                        dpoly1's avatar - driver
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                        Terrible, awful, that's the only way to describe it other than this....

                         

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                        I Agree! LOL

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                          Michigan
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                          They probably had a freaky amount of winners.

                          Unless there was a power shortage ( the lights looked fine to me) then I suspect foul play.

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                            columbia md
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                            yeah i have a feeling something is really fishy is going on behind closed doors...and it could be they already have a set of numbers for every draw and all these live draw is to fool people.