Nov 8, 2022 - Due to issues with processing sales figures in one of the game's member lotteries, the winning numbers were chosen on Tuesday morning, nearly 10 hours after the scheduled draw on Monday evening. Officials with the lottery acknowledged the unprecedented delay for such a high-profile draw, but stated that the game's security procedures took precedence.
"We were able to protect the integrity of the draw during this historic draw with the cooperation of all participating lotteries," said Drew Svitko, president of the Powerball Product Group and executive director of the Pennsylvania Lottery.
The winning numbers from the Florida Lottery drawing studio in Tallahassee on Tuesday morning were: 10, 33, 41, 47, and 56 white balls, as well as the red 10 Powerball.
The winning ticket was purchased at Joe's Service Center in Altadena, an unincorporated community in Los Angeles' northeastern foothills. Entrepreneur Joe Chahayed will receive a $ 1 million Powerball bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Chahayed said he has no idea who won the massive prize, but he hopes it was a local. "I'd like to meet the person, but most of the people who buy tickets from me are locals." "I'm hoping one of them will win," he said. Chahayed stated that he plans to spend $1 million on his five children and donate the rest to the community. The winner's name must be disclosed under California law, but no other information, including the winner's address, may be made public.