Powerball Drawing: Watch Live Video As Winning Numbers Drawn For $96 Million On Jan. 30

It’s Jan. 30, and that means the next Powerball drawing takes place live tonight from the Florida Lottery studios. You can watch the live drawing in the video below as the winning numbers are drawn for the estimated $96 million jackpot. Powerball has experienced an incredible surge with the Florida Lottery reporting they have broken record sales for the month of January. This is attributed to the $1.58 billion jackpot that broke records and launched Powerball fever to grip the nation. The video below is from the last Powerball drawing as well as the last winning numbers results. The live Powerball drawing takes place Saturday night at 11:00 p.m. ET. The winning numbers below, as well as the video, will be updated at that time. The last Powerball winning numbers were: 3, 12, 40, 52, 67, and the red Powerball was 21. Make sure to come back at 11:00 p.m. ET for the updated and latest Powerball winning numbers and jackpot results.

Update! The live Powerball drawing has begun and the winning numbers are in. Tonight’s winning Powerball numbers are: 16, 5, 12, 31, 43 and the Powerball is 18. The Power Play is 4x! Good luck! The jackpot rose from $96 million to $97,900,000! Watch the live Powerball drawing in the video below.

There are two ways to play Powerball. First, you can choose your own winning numbers or select a Quick Pick. A Quick Pick ticket is when the computer randomly selects your Powerball numbers. When choosing your own numbers you can select from past winning numbers based upon the number of times they’ve been drawn. Powerball consists of five white balls with numbers ranging from 1-69 and then choose the red Powerball with a number ranging from 1-26. Powerball winning numbers frequency charts are a great tool for those selecting their own numbers to play.

There are several things to consider when choosing a Powerball Quick Pick instead of selecting your own numbers. First, there is controversy regarding how effective Quick Picks are at actually landing on winning numbers. Seven-time lottery expert Richard Lustig advises against using Quick Picks. He is the author of the book Learn How To Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery, and since he has won over a million dollars with seven wins to his name, he is viewed as an expert. He has publicly stated not to buy Quick Picks and in the video below, even asked the audience if they had ever won with a Quick Pick.

Powerball went through a redesign in October 2015, and that redesign guarantees larger jackots are coming in the future. Jackpots are harder to win, but there is an increase in non-jackpot winners. On Jan. 13, 2016, the largest Powerball jackpot in all history was won. The jackpot reached a staggering $1.58 billion and three winning tickets were sold in Florida, California, and Tennessee. The Tennessee winners John and Lisa Robinson appeared on Ellen and stated they used a Quick Pick ticket that matched all 5 plus the Powerball winning numbers.


Not only did the Robinson’s win the $1.58 billion jackpot using a Quick Pick ticket, but other lottery winners for the same drawing won while using Quick Picks. Once you determine whether to play a Quick Pick or with your own winning numbers, buy your ticket and sign the back of it immediately. There are countless stories of someone winning Powerball or other lottery games only for someone to steal their ticket at the last minute and try to cash it as his or her own. The best way to prevent someone from stealing your Powerball ticket is to sign the back of it as soon as you purchase it. Now that more people are winning Powerball prizes and payouts with Quick Picks, the recommendation not to use them doesn’t seem applicable. What do you think? Do you play Powerball? If so, do you choose your own numbers or do you play Quick Picks?

Stay tuned for tonight’s live Powerball drawing and winning numbers results.

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