Powerball Winning Numbers: Who Won The Powerball Jackpot Last Night? [Videos, Photos]

The Powerball winning numbers results are in for January 16, 2016, and there’s one question on everyone’s mind: who won the Powerball jackpot? It seems that everyone these days has Powerball fever. After no one won the jackpot for two and a half months, it rose to a mind-blowing $1.5 billion. There are more billion dollar jackpots coming in Powerball’s future, and that means more people are not only playing, but dreaming of a million ways to spend a million dollars. If you’ve just started playing Powerball, you aren’t alone. People of all walks of life are now playing Powerball and if you watch social media networks such as Twitter, you’ll find it isn’t just poor folks hoping to strike it rich. Celebrities, athletes, and even politicians are discussing ways they could spend a Powerball jackpot, and those who won the last jackpot are now wealthier than many celebrities. Powerball dreams are on the rise, and there is great demand for Powerball winning numbers every Wednesday and Saturday. Stay tuned to the Inquisitr as we bring you all the latest Powerball information, details, and alert you to Powerball hoaxes and scams, ensuring you’re kept safe.

The Powerball winning numbers for January 16, 2016, are: 3, 51, 52, 61, 64 and the red Powerball number is 6. Did you play the Powerball last night? Do you have any of the Powerball winning numbers? We’d love to hear from you if you are a winner, so please leave your comments below and share your Powerball winning stories with us.

Watch the Powerball winning numbers drawn live as it happened on video.

As for the identity of the Powerball jackpot winner, there wasn’t one. The Powerball jackpot was $40 million and has now risen to $50 million. In order to win the Powerball jackpot, you need to match all five white Powerball numbers and the red Powerball number. There are multiple ways to win Powerball, and prizes range in value.

There was one Match Five winner in Arizona who has not yet been identified or has gone public. One of the nice things about Powerball is that you don’t have to win the jackpot in order to become financially stable. During the January 13, 2016, Powerball drawing, a Florida teen who was playing for the first time became $2 million richer. According to reports, the teen, who remains unidentified, found a filled-out play slip and decided to play the same numbers. Imagine the luck for this teenager who is now a millionaire. The official Powerball website shares “winners’ stories.” These blurbs share a bit of information behind how someone purchased his or her winning Powerball ticket, how they came to picking the winning numbers, and how they plan to spend their life after winning. Not all Powerball winners choose to share their stories on the site, but many do. You can also find current information on jackpot winners at the site, as well.

It seems everyone is getting into Powerball fever, and there are many memes popping up on social media networks. As more people play Powerball, more people are looking for hints, tips, and strategies to increase their chances of winning. There are certain numbers that occur more frequently in winning number combinations. There are also specific numbers that are deemed “overdue” to win. The $1.5 billion jackpot actually had two numbers that are typically found on “most winning numbers” lists. Also, two numbers that were in the January 9, 2016, winning number combinations were also in the January 13, 2016, winning Powerball jackpot. There is no question that some numbers do appear on winning tickets more frequently than others. Knowing these numbers is vital information for those who play Powerball on a regular basis.

Finally, two people won $1 million in last night’s drawing. They matched five of the Powerball winning numbers, but did not pay the Power Play. Their identities have not been revealed, but they were from Pennsylvania and New York.

[Photo by Phil Spears/AP]