Powerball ticket machines are up-and-running after a statewide glitch caused them to fail on Monday. Tonight’s Powerball drawing offers the chance at a $1 billion jackpot.
“There was a short time this morning where there was an issue with them printing, but now we’re back in business,” Ohio Lottery communications director Danielle Frizzi-Babb said.
Tonight’s drawing will carry on as planned at 10:59 p.m. Powerball drawings are held three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.
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The current jackpot is worth an estimated $1 billion with a cash value of $497.3 million, according to powerball.com, the second-largest jackpot in Powerball history. The new total is the fifth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, behind one Powerball and three Mega Millions jackpots. The biggest Powerball prize to date is $1.586 billion and was won by three ticketholders in 2016.
You can purchase Powerball tickets at gas stations, supermarkets and convenience stores before the cut-off time, which is one to two hours before the drawing, depending on the selling jurisdiction.