UPDATE – 12:45 a.m. CT – August 25, 2021
The draw results for the August 23 Powerball drawing and Double Play drawing have been finalized, and the estimated jackpot for the Wednesday, Aug. 25 drawing has posted to Powerball.com.
Retailers may begin paying claims on winning tickets from the August 23 drawings.
Thank you to our players for their patience. We apologize for the reporting delay.
Previous Post – August 24, 2021
The official results of the Powerball® and Double Play® drawings on Monday, Aug. 23 have been delayed due to several lotteries needing extra time to complete the required security protocols. Powerball has strict security requirements that must be met by all 48 lotteries before and after each drawing to produce official draw results. Without the draw results, the next estimated jackpot cannot be calculated and, in some jurisdictions, prizes on winning tickets cannot be paid.
The Powerball drawing on Monday night was held at 11:56 p.m. ET, and the Double Play drawing was held at 12:21 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Both drawings were live streamed on Powerball.com, and recorded video was posted to the Powerball website and the Powerball YouTube channel. The winning numbers from both drawings are also available on Powerball.com.
While most jurisdictions were able to complete the required protocols on time, two lotteries need additional processing time. While we apologize for the delay in delivering the information to the public, the additional time enables us to ensure that we are reporting the official and verified number of prize winners. Please hold on to your tickets, and we will let you know when retailers are able to pay prizes on winning tickets from the August 23 Powerball and Double Play drawings.