The Powerball winning numbers have been revealed, and three jackpot winners in the states of California, Tennessee, and Florida are waking up today very happy. The largest Powerball jackpot in world history climbed to an estimated $1.6 billion as people nationwide rushed to their local convenient stores to play their hand at the lottery jackpot.
According to the official Powerball website, the total number of Powerball winners is 26,110,646. The value for non-jackpot Powerball prizes is $273,869,273. The Powerball winning numbers for January 13, 2016, are 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and the Powerball is 10. The next Powerball drawing will be held on January 16, 2016, and the jackpot is currently $40 million with a $24.8 million cash value. It’s interesting to note that for last night’s Powerball winning numbers, two of those were repeated from the previous drawing.
The winning numbers for January 13, 2016, were 4, 8, 19, 27, 34, and the Powerball was 10.
The winning numbers for January 9, 2016, were, 16, 19, 32, 34, 57, and the Powerball was 13.
Both 19 and 34 were winning numbers in back-to-back Powerball jackpot drawings.
According to the image below, the number 34 was the most overdue to be played.
— Teresa Mackin (@Teresa_Mackin) January 7, 2016
Will the fact that two numbers repeated in the past two drawings prompt future Powerball players to choose those numbers in hopes of winning the jackpot?
See the video below for the live drawings from the January 13, 2016, Powerball winning numbers and the January 9, 2016, drawing.
Understandably, there is a lot of excitement regarding the three Powerball jackpot winners. Their identities have yet to be revealed, and it is unclear whether they will choose to stay anonymous. The official Powerball site has a section that is dedicated to listing winners’ names, but that is only if the winner feels they want to go public with their story.
Media is camping out front of the stores where winning tickets were sold in order to get a look at the Powerball jackpot winners. While this strategy may be great for a report, it might not be the best for the Powerball jackpot winners. There is no question that as the three jackpot winners split their winnings, they will become targeted by unscrupulous people who want dibs on their money. There are many horror stories about people who win the lottery or Powerball and paid dearly for their new-found fortunes. Some paid with their lives.
— Janine De la Vega (@JanineKTVU) January 14, 2016
The official Powerball website also released information on the other winners. Those who won $2 million by matching five numbers then choosing the 2x option are from New Jersey, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, and Iowa.
Those who matched five numbers but didn’t choose the 2x option won $1 million. They were from Massachusetts, Arizona, West Virginia, California, Washington, Oklahoma, Connecticut, West Virginia, Ohio, Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Texas, Rhode Island, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kentucky, and New York.
After the drawing was held live, the Florida Lottery site had trouble meeting visitor demand. As of January 13 at 12 p.m., the site continued to display a message regarding being overwhelmed by traffic. The Florida Lottery displayed the following message.
“We are currently experiencing heavy demand for winning numbers. To ensure everyone is able to access this information without interruption, we are temporarily providing the most recent winning numbers and jackpots on this page.
“To enter tickets into a second chance promotion, please check back later. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
Those who failed to win the Powerball jackpot shouldn’t be dismayed as there are many other ways to win. Don’t throw out your ticket before thoroughly checking it for other matching combinations and winning numbers.
— Tony Marrero (@TMarreroTimes) January 14, 2016
How did you do? Did you match any of the Powerball winning numbers? Are you going to play in the next round of Powerball that starts with a $40 million jackpot?
[Photo by Phil Spears/AP]