Update! Powerball Winning Numbers are in! You've waited all week for this moment and after the nation was hit with Powerball fever the live drawing has begun and the Powerball winning numbers are here.
Remember, you must match all five white balls and the one red ball in order to win the grand prize: the $900 million jackpot.
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Here is the video as the Powerball winning numbers were announced live.
Did you buy a winning ticket or tickets?What will the Powerball winning numbers be and who will win the $900 million jackpot? The country is in a state of Powerball frenzy as people anticipate the Powerball drawing set for Saturday, January 9, 2016, shortly before 11 p.m.
There has been a sweeping wave of Powerball madness after the January 6, 2016, drawing resulted in several $1 million winners but no jackpot winners. As the Powerball is played in multiple states, the odds of having a ticket with Powerball winning numbers increase as the size of the prize goes up. It seems that the Powerball lottery has taken over social media networks as well, as countless people fantasize about winning the grand prize and have shared how they would spend the money should they be declared the Powerball winner.
Jackpot is now $900,000,000! With 17 total #Powerball jackpots won in PA, will YOU be the 18th? #PALottery pic.twitter.com/J50ZnlLc5r
— Pennsylvania Lottery (@PALottery) January 9, 2016
Powerball Jackpot: The Fantasy of Winning Big https://t.co/dI2DlTSMoT via @YouTubeFor those playing for the Powerball jackpot, odds are one in 292,201,338 that you will match all Powerball numbers. In order to win the grand prize, players must match all five numbers on the white balls, plus the red Powerball number. Tonight's reading of the Powerball winning numbers is expected to be one of the most viewed in Powerball history as this is a record-breaking jackpot unmatched by anything seen in United States history. If the odds have increased due to increased ticket sales, that hasn't deterred many people from playing.
— Sarah (@sarah052794) January 9, 2016
There's still time to play for your chance at the Powerball winning numbers. If you need a ticket, stop by the official Powerball website and see where your closest store is that sells Powerball tickets. Powerball tickets cost $2, which is a meager investment for the chance to win a $900 million jackpot. Some regions allow for online ticket purchases, while others don't. These decisions are made by state law and are not governed by federal rulings. If you need to check with your local state laws regarding Powerball tickets, the jackpot, and how to collect winnings should you match all six winning numbers, visit the Powerball multi-state lottery association list of websites for each state.
An hour wait for Powerball tickets at Last Stop in Arizona, an hour from Vegas (via @GBisTitletown) pic.twitter.com/WmRIquSLFVIt is unclear if the odds for matching the Powerball winning numbers drawn are impacted by the recent surge in Powerball ticket sales following the record-breaking jackpot. Those who have matched five white balls will win the $1 million dollar prize. It doesn't matter if the numbers are in the same order. The odds of matching five of the Powerball winning numbers are one in 11,688,053.52. While many people are excited about the $900 million jackpot, there's no doubt that for many, a Powerball $1 million prize is also exciting. Following the jackpot and $1 million prizes is the $50,000 prize. To win the $50,000 Powerball prize, you need to match the winning numbers on the four white balls and the red Powerball number. The odds of winning the $50,000 are a bit better than the jackpot as they are one in 913,129.18. You can read more about the Powerball prizes and odds of winning at the official website.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 9, 2016
You can watch as the Powerball winning numbers are drawn by watching the drawing live online or on television. There will also be a YouTube video, which will be added to this article once the winning numbers are drawn.
It's nearly 11:00 p.m. and Powerball excitement is at a frenzied rate! The Powerball winning numbers have not been drawn yet, but our expected to come in at any minute. Stay tuned as we'll bring the winning numbers to you as soon as the live drawing begins. It appears that the Powerball jackpot has continued to stay at $900 million.
As of 8 p.m., ET., Powerball fever has taken over the Internet. The hunt for the Powerball winning numbers is on the way, but the results won't be in for at least another two hours. Once the Powerball winning numbers and jackpot winner has been named, this post will be updated and include the video. The Internet has never seen anything like this before. Twitter has been suddenly overcome with tweets, memes, and searches for #powerball and #powerballfever. The latest Powerball winning numbers are soon to arrive and it is unknown who or how many people will have the lucky numbers to match the grand prize.
Also, live Twitter updates show that more people are interested in the other prizes ($1 million and $50,000) and not just the grand prize of $900 million.
Stay tuned as we'll have more Powerball updates, latest news and the Powerball winning numbers as soon as they're announced.
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