It’s February 13, and that means tonight is the live Powerball drawing for the $176 million jackpot and latest winning numbers results. Powerball hasn’t seen a jackpot winner since the amazing Jan. 13 jackpot that rolled to an incredible $1.58 billion. The states that participate in the lottery game experienced record-breaking sales and Powerball has enjoyed renewed interest. The last drawing was held on Feb. 10, 2016, for an estimated jackpot of $155.3 million with a cash value of $100.6 million. Tonight’s Powerball jackpot comes with an estimated cash value of $114 million.
The winning numbers for the last drawing are 2, 3, 40, 50, 62 and the Powerball was 5. The Power Play multiplier was 2x. You can watch the video as it aired live last Wednesday in the video player below. The drawing takes place tonight at 11:00 p.m., at which time the video will be updated and the winning numbers will be posted here, so stay tuned and check back to see if you are one of Powerball’s newest jackpot winners, or a non-jackpot winner. Don’t forget, there are nine ways to win at Powerball, and the second-tier prizes can turn you into a millionaire as well.
Update! The winning Powerball numbers are in for Feb. 13, 2016. They are 7, 15,18,19,36 and the Power Ball is 20. The Power Play multiplier is 2x.
You can find more information about the Powerball winners for the Feb. 10 drawing below.
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— John Harris (@winthenextlotto) February 13, 2016
As more Powerball billion dollar jackpots are coming for the future, more people are excited about playing the jackpot lottery game than ever before. Not only are there more people playing, but there are more scams coming to the surface. There has been an influx of people suing Powerball lottery winners, hoping they can claims some of their winnings and more scams are appearing after someone wins the Powerball jackpot. One of the most common scams is someone claiming that the new millionaire can’t handle all their cash, so they are giving it away freely.
Be wary of the scams, particularly when they surface immediately following a Powerball jackpot win.
The Tennessee winners of the $1.58 billion jackpot were met with a lawsuit by Jonathan Lee Riches, who is notorious for filing more lawsuits than anyone in history.
— Mary Turner (@thesaleswhopper) February 5, 2016
It’s also common for many rumors to circulate after someone wins the Powerball jackpot. While there are many stories of people who couldn’t handle sudden wealth, not everyone who has won the Powerball jackpot was doomed to a life of failure and misery. Sometimes the rumors spread fast and far across social media networks and many people end up being left confused. For example, with the Jan. 13, Powerball jackpot that climbed to $1.58 billion dollars, there were three winning tickets sold. One was sold in Tennessee, one in California, and the other in Florida. To this date, only the winners in Tennessee have come forward to claim their prize. The California winner, as well as the Florida winner, have yet to come forward. If they don’t come to claim their prize within 180 days, their winning tickets will expire and the amounts will return to their respective states.
One rumor in particular continues to follow the California winner of the Powerball billion dollar jackpot, even though no one has come forward to claim the prize. According to the rumor, the lottery winner collected his prize in a cash sum, spent millions on cocaine and overdosed while partying with hookers. The rumor then states the unfortunate and very unlucky billion dollar Powerball jackpot winner then died. The truth is that the California winner has not come to claim his or her winning share yet.
— John Harris (@winthenextlotto) January 24, 2016
Did you play Powerball tonight? Are you excited for the $176 million jackpot? Stay tuned as we’ll have the winning numbers results, live video of the drawing and list of winners starting at 11:00 p.m. ET.
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