[11:56pm EST] Update: A winning Powerball ticket sold at store in suburban Los Angeles, according to a spokesman from the California lottery.
It’s been a hell of a run, Powerball. And as of 11:22pm EST, it’s not over just yet.
The $1.58 billion jackpot winning numbers drawn tonight [January 13] are as follows: 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10.
As reported, it could be hours before a winner comes forward, and it is also likely that there are more than one to share the insanely large prize. If no tickets match all of the numbers drawn, the next jackpot drawing on Saturday could reach as high as $2 billion.
We all spent the past couple of weeks bonding over countless Internet memes, laughing together while stuck in ridiculously long lines at gas stations and bodegas alike, and so on, all while contemplating the grim reality that we have a better chance of being injured by a toilet than actually winning.
With the $1.5 billion dollar prize amount not even able to fit on the Powerball billboards that scattered the highway, the situation escalated into the fact that as crazy as it is to think you actually stand a chance, it’s just as crazy not to buy a ticket with a prize that large.
It’s been fun, right?
With no one cashing in so far for tonight’s drawing for the largest single lottery payout in our history to date, it’s been wild quantifying how the odds were 1 in 292.2 million.
While there is a nine-digit tax deduction, each ticket winner will take home an enormous payout. To win the grand prize, the winning ticket has to match all five numbers, as well as the red Powerball number.
Each person with just a matching Powerball number will get four dollars, and tickets with more matching numbers are eligible for a prize of $7, $100, $50,000 or $1 million. You can double-check all the ways to win here, via the official website.
While we still hold a chance of 1 in 215 of dating a millionaire, it’s still not as sweet as daydreaming about what it would have been like.
Until next time, Powerball.