The Lott spokesman Matt Hart told news.com.au the delay was due to the larger-than-usual volume of entrants this time around.
A total of 2,467,864 did win some money last night, with a lucky fifteen taking home $81,533.30 each.
Powerball's top prize has soared to a record $100 million for the second time in six months after last night's jackpot went unwon.
"If one single entry takes home the entire $100 million jackpot next week it would be the biggest Australian lottery prize ever won by a single entry", he explained in a statement.
The winning ticket had numbers of 07-24-33-49-50, Powerball: 4 to win the prize from a January 10, 2018 drawing.
The winning numbers are 3, 10, 7, 28, 34, 24, 31 and the powerball 14.
"We will not only see WA's largest Lotto prize of $50 million smashed, but also the current national record of $70 million", she said.
'Before their life-changing windfall, the winners confessed to never having won anything more than a chook raffle'.
But night got off to a shaky start as lengthy delays due to a technical glitch with the draw led to an agonising wait for ticket holders. Frustrated players took to social media to vent over the delay.
The Lottery Office is now the only operator in Australia that complies with the new laws to allow Australians to legally win from draws including the US Mega Millions, US Powerball and EuroMillions.
Another added: "How hard is it to roll some numbers out of a barrel!"