Powerball Lottery Hub App: Get Powerball Winning Numbers Results Live On iPhone, iPad, Android Mobile Device

Anxious to find out if you have the winning numbers in the $800 million Powerball jackpot on Saturday night? The biggest jackpot in the history of the popular lottery game has people across the nation in a frenzy as they wait for the results of the 10:59 p.m. ET drawing on January 9.

Whether you are out-and-about or sitting at home waiting for the lottery results on Saturday night, here’s how to find out what the Powerball winning numbers are instantly on your iPhone, iPad, or Android mobile device.

UPDATE: Tonight’s winning numbers are 16-19-32-34-57 PB 13 ($949 million jackpot)

The free LotteryHub app (find free download links below) is the official mobile app for both Powerball and Mega Millions and it does a lot more than just give you the winning numbers. The app provides a live video feed of the drawing for instant results, and will also alert you if your ticket is a winner by using the scanning method described below.

On Saturday night, the LotteryHub app will be invaluable as the Powerball website typically crashes when the jackpot rises to a ridiculous amount of money — such as the $800 million jackpot (possibly more) that just about everyone is talking about.

However, if you miss the live drawing, the app — created by Shoutz, Inc. — will notify you if you won the jackpot or one of the many non-jackpot prizes offered in the Powerball lottery game. Simply scan your ticket (or tickets) into the app and it will alert you if your ticket is a winner as soon as the drawing takes place.

Download the LotteryHub app for your iPad or iPhone here in the Apple store. Have an Android device? Find the app in Google Play.

How great would it be to get an alert on your phone that you won $800 million while you’re at work? Don’t forget to sign your ticket before you quit your job. According to Forbes, anyone can claim an un-signed ticket, so make sure it’s signed and secure so you won’t have to beg for your job back after you lose your ticket.

In addition to watching the live drawing and scanning your Powerball ticket, here are some other features of this handy lottery app that you can also use to track state lottery numbers.

  • Check the numbers to previous drawings
  • Save your Powerball and Mega Millions number history
  • Watch video of lottery winners, get jackpot updates and find out about unclaimed prizes on the apps news channel.

While you wait for the Powerball numbers to be drawn at 10:59 p.m. ET on Saturday night, you will probably be coming up with a list of things you will buy if you win the $800 million jackpot. Before you make a list of expensive cars, luxury homes, and travel destinations, here’s a little buzz kill.

You won’t be getting a check for $800 million if you win.

According to the official Powerball website, the winner has a choice of a lump-sum payment or a 30-year annuity. The jackpot amount of $800 million is the annuitized amount, so if you want all of your money at once, a lump-sum payment will be based on the cash value of the jackpot which is currently $496 million.

Of course, that’s almost half a billion dollars, so it’s not pocket change, but your windfall will get even smaller once Uncle Sam takes his share — as much as 39 percent of the prize amount will be immediately withheld for federal taxes.

States taxes will also be deducted unless you live in a state that doesn’t tax lottery winnings. Forbes reports that the following states will not withhold state taxes from your windfall —Florida, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Texas, South Dakota, Washington, Pennsylvania and California.

Want the full $800 million jackpot? If you are the sole winner on Saturday night, you will have to take the 30-year annuity if you want it all. USA Mega reports that you will receive 30 annual payments (first payment is made shortly after you claim your ticket) of approximately $26,666,667 each before federal and state taxes are deducted.

What will you do with your Powerball windfall if you are lucky enough to match all six numbers drawn on January 9?

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