Update! As of 11 pm, Jan. 9, 2016, the Powerball winning numbers have been announced. There was a live drawing, and no, Steve Harvey didn’t do the announcement, though after all the memes that trended, that would have been hilarious.
Here are the Powerball winning numbers: 16, 32, 19, 34, 57 and the Powerball is 13.
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Powerball frenzy is at an all-time high and the latest memes to take over the internet feature none other than Steve Harvey. As the Powerball countdown begins and a winner will soon be announced, social media networks have seen an influx in Steve Harvey memes. The latest memes are attributed to Steve Harvey’s recent flub when announcing the Miss Universe winner. Harvey announced the wrong name and the internet has gone wild saying that Steve Harvey should be the person to host the Powerball live drawing and read the name of the jackpot winner, should there be one. As the Powerball jackpot is at a record-breaking high of $900 million, there is no question that a person mistakenly declared the Powerball winner would be extremely devastated.
Check out some of the Steve Harvey, Powerball memes currently on Twitter.
— Ryan RC Rea (@volvoshine) January 9, 2016
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) January 9, 2016
— Mike Thomas (@tvphotog17) January 6, 2016
— Kevin (@killakev_23) January 9, 2016
During the live Miss Universe television broadcast, Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as Miss Universe, when the true winner was Miss Universe Binibining Pilipinas (Miss Philippines) Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. Though the shock of naming the wrong winner spread rapidly across social media networks, Steve Harvey apologized for the mishap and Miss Universe accepted his apology, according to a report by People magazine.
“I thought he was such a gentleman to do that. I think it takes a lot for you to admit you made a mistake and correct it right away, especially on live television. And I understand that it’s live television – you can make mistakes. It’s human, it’s okay.”
It’s doubtful that if the wrong Powerball winner was named, they would be as open to forgiveness as the gracious Miss Universe contestants have been.
It isn’t just photos of Steve Harvey announcing the Powerball winning numbers that has taken over the internet. People are posting jokes, updates, and their latest Powerball news tweets are revealing a humorous side as they focus on Steve Harvey. Here are a few more Steve Harvey Powerball memes on Twitter.
BREAKING: Steve Harvey to announce winning #Powerball numbers
— Bob Mueller (@bobmueller) January 9, 2016
— ShowNuffPod (@ShowNuffPod) January 9, 2016
Twitter user Franiana had to shout out an apology to Steve Harvey and said that the meme was just too funny not to share. On Facebook and Twitter, people are breaking into laughter at the thought of Steve Harvey announcing the Powerball winner and the meme continues to spread.
— Franiana (@TinkerbellFit) January 9, 2016
— Matt Hogan (@TheMattHogan) January 9, 2016
While the Steve Harvey Powerball memes are done in humor and are undoubtedly funny, there are many who will be watching the Powerball drawing live online or on television as it airs. The Powerball drawing is set for Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, shortly before 11 p.m. The official Powerball website will also post the winning numbers online as well as the names of the winners. If there is no Powerball jackpot winner tonight, the jackpot will roll over to $1.3 billion dollars. There’s no question that should that happen, we’ll see more Steve Harvey Powerball memes flood the internet.
Did you play Powerball tonight? Will you be watching as the results are read live online? You can find out more details about the Powerball, how to watch the results live, and tips for those who are playing as well as strategies for winners in the links.
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