How Hurricane Irma Affected The Powerball And Mega Millions

With the US Powerball lottery draw taking place in Florida, the question online usa lotto players and those living in America were asking was, “Will Hurricane Irma effect the Mega Millions and Power Ball draws?

This was a question that our Customer Support staff dealt with over the last couple of days... For online usa lotto players who also questioned this, what we can tell you, is that the Florida lottery temporarily suspended lottery draws that took place during Hurricane Irma, as the drawings are usually held at the Florida Lottery’s studio in Tallahassee.

How hurricane Irma affected the Powerball and Mega Millions

Even though daily drawings were temporarily suspended, players in Florida, who already bought lottery tickets were told to keep them safe.

Daily drawings held in Florida were said to take place as soon as possible after the potentially catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Irma had passed, and those who already had usa lotto tickets would still be eligible to win.

Governor Scott's Executive Order #17-235, and the Lottery's Executive Order #17-0001 dated September 10, 2017, allows for prudent actions to be taken, including the temporary suspension of business operations, as necessary to ensure the health and safety of all Floridians.

"During this state of emergency, Governor Scott has made it clear that taking care of Florida's families is his top priority. We at the Florida Lottery share his passion and are doing all we can to ensure the community and our employees remain safe," said Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell.

It’s still unclear as to what took place, but what we can confirm is that the Powerball draw did take place on Saturday evening, before Hurricane Irma reached the state of Florida. All other smaller draws in the region were suspended.  Mega Millions takes place on Tuesday and Friday evenings, so it would not be affected.

Below is the US Powerball draw for Saturday, September, 9, as usual televised from Florida:

Let’s take a look at how the US Powerball jackpot and the Mega Millions lotto game performed this weekend.

Powerball jackpot reaches $115 million

Kicking things off with the big Powerball lotto game, there was a huge jackpot worth a whopping $103 million up for grabs on Saturday night, which required usa lotto players to correctly match six lucky numbers to take home a share of, or even all of that prestigious lottery loot.

The Powerball prize has climbed to $115 million for Wednesday's drawing, after no one managed to match all six winning Powerball numbers.

Usually the game does well to produce second place winnings, but this week we see one lucky single-ticket winner, bagging the $1 million second prize tier win,  leaving 13 Powerball ticket holders to snatch up the $50,000.00 winnings in the third tier.

Mega Millions rolls on up to $76 million

The winning Mega Millions lotto numbers from Friday 8 September, 2017 were: 4, 5, 14, 26, 73 and a Mega number of 14.

Just like the Powerball lottery, the Mega Millions jackpot also managed to escape the hands of jackpot hopefuls, with nobody managing to match all the winning Mega Millions numbers drawn. The first wins came in on the third prize tier, with 21 Mega Millions ticket holders matched up 4 of the 6 winning numbers, and the Mega ball to claim a very tidy prize of $5,000.00 each! 

When its comes to the American lotto games, there are always loads of smiling lotto winners!

Happy American lottery winners

As seasoned online lottery players will know, you never can tell with the lottery, but you can guarantee your shot at this Tuesday’s gigantic $76 million Mega Millions jackpot prize by playing the Mega Millions lottery online today.

Play the American lotteries online today without having to worry about anything.  It’s a hassle-free and fun lottery to play, and all readily available the minute you’ve registered with us for free at

Best of luck!

The Team

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