Iowa Lottery Decides What To Do After Posting Wrong Powerball Numbers

Two Multi-State Lotteries Each Offer Over $400 Jackpots

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Lottery officials in Iowa will give temporary "winners" prize money after posting the wrong Powerball numbers during a recent drawing, the Associated Press reports.

The Iowa Lottery cited an unspecified "human reporting error" after posting the wrong results for Monday's (November 27) Powerball drawing, which were live on its website from about 12:30 a.m. local time until 7:15 a.m. Officials said the incorrect numbers would've won payments ranging from $4 to $200, though not specifying the total number of "winners."

All players who cashed their winning tickets prior to the change will be allowed to keep the money won. Monday's Powerball drawing was worth an estimated $352 million.

Results from Monday's Powerball game are listed below:

NUMBERS: 2-21-38-61-66



Saturday's (December 2) Powerball jackpot will be worth an estimated $400 million after zero players matched all six numbers during the $374 million drawing Wednesday (November 29) night.

The Powerball jackpot reset after one player in Frazier Park, California, won the $1.73 billion Powerball drawing on October 11. The drawing was the second-largest in the game's history and the second-largest in U.S. lottery history.

One player in California had previously matched all six numbers to win the $2.04 billion ($997.6 million) jackpot on November 7, the largest jackpot offered in U.S. lottery history, according to the official Powerball website. The $1.586 billion ($983.5 million cash value) Powerball drawing on January 13, 2016 set the previous record for the world's largest jackpot for both cash value and annuity.

Three tickets in California, Florida and Tennessee won the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016, which set the record for the world's largest jackpot (cash value and annuity) and was the ninth largest cash value per ticket. Mega Millions games have also exceeded $1 billion five times. Both jackpots increase during each following game until there's a jackpot winning ticket matching all six numbers drawn, which includes the additional Mega Millions Gold Ball or Powerball in each respective game.

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