powerball winning numbers 2016 for 1.6 Billion Draw

California, Florida and Tennessee Residents Hit Powerball Jackpot
Ticket holders in at least three states, including California, Florida and Tennessee, are sharing the $1.6 billion Powerball prize, the biggest jackpot in American history. Numbers in the late Wednesday drawing included 4-8-19-27-34, with the Powerball being 10.

According to the California Lottery, winning tickets will be worth $528.8 million. The tickets were sold at a 7-Eleven store in Chino Hills, Calif., a Publix grocery in Melbourne Beach, Fla. and at unspecified locations in Munford, Tenn.

powerball winning numbers

powerball winning numbers

The winning numbers, drawn on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 10:59 p.m. ET, are:

8   27   34   4   19   Powerball: 10

The Internet is freaking out over whether or not skateboarder Erik Bragg won a cut of thePowerball jackpot on social media.

Shortly after the numbers for the record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot were announced Wednesday night, Bragg posted a photo on Instagram claiming that he purchased the winning ticket in California.

n the post, Bragg poses with a lottery ticket that has the winning numbers.

“OMG I WON $1.5 BILLION!!!!! I’m posting this in case anyone tries to jack me this is proof! Look it up, I bought in chino hills where I grew up! #powerball,” Bragg said.

Posters on the online community Reddit started picking apart the image in ruthless detail.

“If you zoom in closely enough, you’ll notice that the 4 in 34 and 04 look edited in there,” one wrote. “I’m very skeptical.”

Another Reddit user seized on the mysterious column of letters on the left side of the ticket.

“I’m not one to call ‘Photoshopped!’ on things, but sadly, his pic is soooooo shopped,” the Reddit detective wrote.

“The only reason the ticket would have A,B,C,D AND E down the side is if it had five sets of numbers. One set of numbers would only have the letter A, and would be more centered on the ticket.”

As of Thursday morning, the post had over 73,000 comments and almost 90,000 likes. The comments range from questions of what photoshop app Bragg used to congratulations and requests for free skateboards.

Jackpot totals have been on the upswing since Nov. 4, when the jackpot reset at $40 million. This is the second time a Tennessee ticket holder won the Powerball jackpot, the last winner claiming $144 million in November.

 

The odds of choosing winning numbers in the drawing were 1 in 292 million. Winners of the jackpot, who have not yet come forward or been identified, will receive winnings in one of two ways of their choosing. They may opt to receive an annual sum over 29 years, or to receive one lump-sum payment. In addition to state taxes, 39.6 percent of the winnings will be paid in federal income taxes.

Powerball is played in 44 states, The District of Columbia and two U.S. territories.

The Jackpot by the numbers:

JACKPOT: $1.5 Billion

CASH PAYOUT: $930 Million

FEDERAL TAXES: (39.6%): -$368,280,000

GEORGIA TAXES: (6%): -$55,800,000

TAKE HOME: $505,920,000

Here are the main draw powerball winning numbers that came up the most in Powerball drawings in the last 15 years, according to Powerball.com records.

#26 (drawn 266 times)

#41 (drawn 255 times)

#22 (drawn 254 times)

#16 (drawn 254 times)

#42 (drawn 253 times)

#35 (drawn 251 times)

#39 (drawn 250 times)

Are those your numbers?

Just looking at the Powerball itself, here are the most frequent draws:

#20 (drawn 75 times)

#6 drawn 74 times)

#2 (drawn 69 times)

#18 (drawn 68 times)

#9 (drawn 68 times)

#1 (drawn 68 times)

Check out the entire lists in the related links below:

More jackpot-winning Powerball tickets — 16 since 2003 — have been sold there than any other state or U.S. territory participating in the big multi-state lottery game.

Here is the rundown:

• Pennsylvania — 16

• Indiana — 11

• Louisiana — 8

• Florida — 7

• Missouri — 7

• Iowa — 6

• Minnesota — 6

• South Carolina — 6

• Arizona — 5

• Connecticut — 5

• Kentucky — 5

• Wisconsin — 5

• New York — 4

• Oklahoma — 4

• West Virginia — 4

• Delaware — 3

• Georgia — 3

• Kansas — 3

• New Hampshire — 3

• New Jersey — 3

• New Mexico — 3

• North Carolina — 3

• South Dakota — 3

• Rhode Island — 3