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When Is The Powerball Drawing & 4 More Things To Know

Sat, January 9, 2016 4:57pm EDT by 2 Comments

The time to find out if you’re going to be an almost-billionaire is upon us! The Powerball lottery drawing happens at 10:59pm EST on January 9, shown via live stream; you could be the lucky person taking home $900 million!

This is so exciting! The Powerball lottery drawing is happening at 10:59pm EST on Saturday, January 9, and some lucky person (or people!) could be taking home an unbelievable $900 million. Think about that insane amount of money! has all the information you need to know about this incredible event, that could be a life-changer! Read on for four important things you should know about January 9’s Powerball event!

You can watch the drawing live from home!

If you’re not content with waiting to read the winning numbers online, or seeing them on the local news later that night, Powerball is hosting a live stream to see the drawing happen in real time. It’s a nail-biting, toe-tapping experience, seeing the lotto balls reveal who could be a mega-millionaire. It just might be you! CLICK HERE to see the magic unfold!

There’s still time to grab a ticket!

If you haven’t nabbed a ticket yet, there’s still time before the 10:59pm drawing! But time is closing in quickly; the last chance to buy a $2 ticket is 9:45pm. And then it’s dunzo. Don’t miss your chance to become filthy rich!

This is the largest lotto jackpot EVER

The prize pot is a cool $900 million, the largest pot of any lottery in United States history. And if nobody wins on January 9, the prize amount will only keep growing by the day. The next drawing will be on January 13, and the pot is going to be an expected $1.3 billion. Holy cow!

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Let the computer choose your numbers — or pick wisely yourself

Most winners in the past have scored the winning numbers by allowing the computer to randomly generate for them! If you do want to choose your own, make sure to space the numbers out; Powerball statistics show that people often choose numbers under 31, while the balls are numbered up to 69. Vary your choices! But keep in mind that the least picked numbers are 61, 60, 65, 66, 67 and 63. This is so tricky. And for goodness sake, don’t pick the numbers from LOST; everyone and their mother does that!

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HollywoodLifers, what are you going to do if you win the lottery? Tell us in the comments!