The Powerball jackpot has rolled to $75 million after no one won the grand prize on January 23, 2016. The winning numbers were announced at 11:00 p.m., Saturday night for what was then an estimated $63.4 million jackpot. As Powerball jackpots continue to remain harder to win, the likelihood they will grow to hundreds of millions, even billions of dollars, is increased. The next Powerball drawing will take place Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at 11:00 p.m. You can watch the video from Saturday night’s Powerball drawing as the winning numbers results were drawn live from the Florida studios in the video below.
The wining Powerball numbers for Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 are: 22, 32, 34, 40, and 69, and the Powerball is 19. The Power Play Multiplier was 4. There hasn’t been a Powerball jackpot winner since the $1.58 billion jackpot of January 13, 2016.
As more Powerball jackpots are predicted for the future of the popular lottery game, people are getting caught in Powerball fever. The $1.58 billion jackpot caused a reaction unlike any previously seen before. Not only were people crossing state lines in order to purchase Powerball tickets, but they also stood in long lines in convenience stores for hours waiting for their chance to win the billion-dollar jackpot. Many people had high expectations for winning and were caught in the fantasy of how they would spend their millions, should they win. Not only did people get caught up in the fantasy of winning, but rumors began spreading about the people who actually won the Powerball. One story that went viral was that the Powerball winner from Chino Hills, California, overdosed on a kilo of cocaine while surrounded by hookers. Now that the current Powerball jackpot has rolled to $75 million, there’s a chance that it will also grow to $100 million or higher, sparking more interest in Powerball and stirring another frenzy.
— John Harris (@winthenextlotto) January 24, 2016
The $75 million Powerball jackpot has an estimated cash value of $47.4 million. On January 23, 2016, there were no jackpot winners, no match 5 winners with the Power Play for a $2 million prize, and no match 5 winners for the $1,000,000 prize. There were other winners who won a total of $5,664,575 in prizes. The total number of winners for the Saturday Powerball drawing is 660,737. California had the largest number of winners statewide, totaling 71,575 and includes two match 4 and the Powerball winners.
— Denise Eskildson (@DPValley) January 24, 2016
There were three Powerball jackpot winners for the Jan. 13, 2016, $1.58 billion drawing. The official Powerball lottery site has information about the grand prize jackpot winners. The $1.58 billion jackpot was the first of 2016 and as there were three winners, the jackpot was split three ways for a total of $983,505,233.36. The winners were located in Florida, Tennessee, and California. To date, only the Tennessee winners have come forward to claim their cash winnings. The California and Florida owners of the winning tickets have not come forward. You can find out more about Powerball jackpot winners at the official site.
As the next Powerball drawing takes place on Wednesday, more people are showing excitement on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter about the growing jackpot. The drawings take place live from the Florida lottery studios in Tallahassee at 10:59, p.m., ET. You can watch every Powerball drawing live here at the Inquisitr, as we share every live video from the drawing. If ticket sales increase exponentially this week, there’s a good chance the Powerball jackpot may climb higher than the current $75 million by Wednesday.
Do you play Powerball or the other large, multi-state lottery Mega Millions? Those who play the lottery must understand that both are a game, and remain aware that they are forms of legalized gambling. You must be 18-years-old to play Powerball or Mega Millions, but ensure that you play in a responsible, fun manner and not allow yourself to become addicted to the gambling aspects. The odds of winning Powerball are 1 in 292 million. Powerball tickets cost $2 each, and you can add a Power Play to increase your winnings. Never play with money that has been deemed for other purposes, such as bill or rent money. Set aside money that you can afford to lose and use that for purchasing tickets. Some people have become so caught up in Powerball fever that they have spent important bill money and even savings on Powerball tickets in hopes of winning hundreds of millions and even billions of dollars. Do not use your savings to try and win the Powerball jackpot, regardless of how large it becomes.
Check back Wednesday for the next live Powerball jackpot drawing. Good luck!
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