The Powerball drawing is tonight, and you can watch live as the winning numbers are drawn. You may watch the video of the Powerball drawing and the winning numbers as they were drawn in the video below.
The winning numbers for Jan. 13, 2016 are here. They are 8-27-34-4-19 and Powerball: 10
Powerball fever has swept the United States and even Canada. People have crossed the border to try their hand at the lucky jackpot that has grown to an incredible $1.5 billion after there has failed to be a Powerball jackpot winner since November 19. There is anticipation, anxiety, and even frenzy as people wait for tonight’s Powerball drawing and to see if they can correctly match all the winning numbers drawn.
— Lode Roels (@loderoels) January 13, 2016
As the Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. ET, more people are lining up to get their shot at the $1.5 billion jackpot. Ticket sales have skyrocketed and even celebrities are jumping in on the action. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton even announced she is playing hoping to have the winning numbers when the drawing takes place live. She stated she’d use the Powerball jackpot to fund her campaign.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 13, 2016
As Hillary Clinton states she’d use the Powerball jackpot to fund her campaign; Donald Trump says he’d donate hte winnings to U.S. Veterans.
— CNN (@CNN) January 14, 2016
The Powerball drawing takes place live from the Florida Lottery studio and occurs just before 11 p.m. ET. Since Powerball is a multi-state game, winners share the jackpot. There are several ways to watch the Powerball drawing live, including watching it on your computer from the Florida Lottery website that not only hosts the Powerball drawing live video, but it also features all videos from previous Powerball wins.
Watch Powerball drawing live at Florida Lottery website.
If there isn’t a Powerball jackpot winner in tonight’s drawing, the amount will rocket to a whopping $2 billion. There is also a chance the current $1.5 billion jackpot could increase in value by the time the winning numbers are drawn tonight due to an increase in ticket sales.
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) January 13, 2016
— Katie Mettler (@kemettler) January 13, 2016
In addition to the live Powerball drawing video featured on the Florida Lottery website, the site also provides useful information for those who play Powerball. Included on the site are full listings of Powerball winning numbers available in either HTML or PDF format for downloading.
While there are no fool-proof techniques for winning Powerball, experts such as Richard Lustig (who is a seven-time lottery winner) suggest choosing a combination of numbers to play that have never won before. Having access to past Powerball winning numbers also enables users to detect patterns, including which numbers have won most frequently.
The Florida lottery site also provides a comprehensive overview for those playing Powerball for the first time and may not feel comfortable with the rules or just want to know how to play Powerball. If you’ve never played Powerball before but want to get a ticket or two before the Powerball drawing, check out how to play Powerball so you understand the game you’re about to play. Also, every time you purchase a Powerball or lottery ticket, sign the back of it. This is the best protection should you have the winning number combination but somehow lose track of your ticket. It also protects you from someone trying to steal your winning Powerball ticket and turning it in as their own.
— Teresa Mackin (@Teresa_Mackin) January 7, 2016
The Florida Lottery site is separate from the official Powerball site that not only has its own YouTube account, where Powerball drawing videos of the winning numbers drawn are hosted, but also provides a number of lottery apps for smartphone and tablet users to ensure they get the winning numbers direct on their handheld devices. Many are opting for the lottery apps, as they are easy, convenient, and do not require someone to be seated in front of their television for the 11 o’clock news and can be viewed on the go. The lottery apps are not only a good choice for watching the Powerball drawing live, but you can easily keep track of the games, find tips and information on Powerball winners. The lottery apps also have a game where you can win 5,000 Powerball tickets.
According to Richard Lustig and other winners, who have shared Powerball tips, strategies, and techniques, playing multiple tickets is an excellent way to increase your chances of winning. Those who visit the official Powerball site can opt to have the winning numbers sent via email to their personal email address should they choose not to watch the Powerball drawing live.
The Twitter hashtag #IfIWonPowerball has trended and has proved to be an outlet for those fantasizing of ways to spend the $1.5 billion jackpot. Some have suggested they would pay off student loans, debt, buy a house, an island or save One Direction.
What would you buy if you were the jackpot winner tonight?
We will have the live results from the Powerball drawing on this site tonight just before 11 p.m. Tune in with us and good luck!
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) January 13, 2016
How many tickets did you play? Did you see any long lines when you purchased your Powerball tickets? Are you going to watch the Powerball drawing live online, on your phone or tablet, or on television?
You won’t believe the size of these lines before the Powerball drawing and winning numbers results tonight!
As of 9:38 p.m. ET, long lines were still forming as people try to beat the cut off time to purchase Powerball tickets. Check out this line at the Nevada/California border where people continued to purchase Powerball tickets before the live drawing.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 14, 2016
— tbowley (@tbowleylounge) January 13, 2016
— Florida Lottery (@floridalottery) January 12, 2016
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