Powerball lottery jackpot 1/13/16: Winning numbers, live results for tonight’s drawing
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The Powerball winning numbers are in!
The numbers are: 8, 27, 34, 4, 19
The Powerball is: 10
The cash value of this evening’s drawing was an estimated $930 million for those opting for the lump-sum payout, although the final prize may end up being higher following a flurry of last-minute ticket-buying.
A $2 ticket gives you a one in 292,201,338 shot of matching five numbers and the Powerball. Those odds are now far worse than they had been before October, when your chances were one in about 175 million, thanks to a change in the game’s rules that added 10 more digits, among other tweaks.
Ticket sales have been brisk. New Jersey Lottery retailers sold $15,517,572 on Tuesday, New Jersey Lottery spokeswoman Judy Drucker said. On Monday, lottery players bought $9,230,546 in tickets; sales figures on Sunday totaled $4,608,282, according to Drucker.
No one has hit the Powerball jackpot since a $144.1 million ticket was sold in Tennessee for the Nov. 4 drawing. The jackpot reset to $40 million for the next drawing three days later and is now more than 36 times as large after being rolled over 19 consecutive times.
Powerball is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Before Saturday’s $949.8 million Powerball drawing, the previous largest U.S. lottery jackpot was a $656 million Mega Millions drawing in March 2012. Winning tickets for that drawing were sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.
In New Jersey, the largest prize won by a single ticket holder is the $338 million Powerball jackpot hit by Pedro Quazada of Passaic in March 2013.
And if you should find yourself with the magic combination of digits, what next? First, Drucker has said previously, sign the back of that ticket! This, she has said, is vitally important. Here are a few other tips on what to do immediately if you found yourself the recipient of an instant fortune.
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Here are the Powerball winning numbers for 1/13/16: 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10, according to The Associated Press.
he odds of winning are 1 in 292.2 million.
Officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game, said they expected more than 85 percent of the possible number combinations would have been bought for the drawing.
If someone matches all the winning numbers, the jackpot would be paid in annual payments over 29 years, or the winner could opt for a lump-sum payment of $930 million. Winners have to pay 39.6 percent of the prize in federal income taxes, in addition to any state taxes.
If no one wins Wednesday night, the estimated jackpot for Saturday’s drawing would increase to $2 billion, or a lump-sum value of $1.24 billion before taxes, according to Kelly Cripe with the Texas Lottery, which currently manages the multistate Powerball game. Estimated jackpot amounts, which are released daily, have been steadily rising since Nov. 4, when the jackpot was reset at $40 million.
Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
But residents in the six states that don’t participate are finding ways to get their hands on tickets. Some of the biggest Powerball sales have come from cities bordering states that don’t sell the tickets, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. The association oversees the Powerball Lottery, but management rotates annually among member states.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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