We will know the winning Powerball numbers tonight at 10:59 PM Eastern, and there are some Powerball apps that can help you see the numbers faster and figure out how much you won. We’ll also show you where to watch the Powerball drawing live on your iPhone or Android.
Knowing the right Powerball winning numbers is important because even though the chance that you win the jackpot is small, there are still many chances to win smaller amounts.
If you want to avoid leaving part of your money in the pool of $2 billion in unclaimed lottery winnings each year you need a fast way to check to see if you have a winning ticket.
To win the $1.5 Billion Powerball jackpot you need to match all five numbers in any order and the Powerball, but there are more ways to win $4, $7, $100, $50,000 or $1 million.
These are the Powerball apps you need to know the winning Powerball numbers fast and scan your tickets. Julie Clopper / Shutterstock.com
While your odds of picking the winning Powerball numbers is 292.2 million to one, there are a number of ways you wan win smaller amounts that still add up to a decent amount of cash. Your overall odds of picking winning Powerball numbers in any combination are a much easier 1 in 24.87.
So you don’t let your winnings go un-noticed and so you have a fast way to see the winning Powerball numbers without worrying that a friend is pulling a fast one on you.
This is what you need to know about Powerball apps and watching the live Powerball winning numbers drawing on your iPhone or Android.
Watch Winning Powerball Numbers Drawing Live
If you want to watch the lottery officials draw the winning Powerball numbers live on iPhone or Android you will want to download the official Powerball app.
LotteryHub for Powerball and Mega Millions is available as a free download for iPhone and Android. This app will include a live view of the Powerball drawing at 10:59 PM Eastern, 7:59 PM Pacific on January 13th.
Powerball Lottery Ticket Scanner
You can use a variety of apps to scan your lottery ticket so that you can track your numbers on your phone. You must keep your paper ticket. If you win, you will need that to claim the prize, even though you have a scanned copy.
The official LotteryHub app offers a lottery ticket scanner for the Powerball, but it did not work very well in our tests.
Lottery Ticket Scan for Powerball is another option for iPhone that delivered better results, but in a series of five scans some numbers were entered wrong. It’s a good idea to double check the numbers so that you don’t get excited for nothing or miss out on millions.
LottoLotto! also offers a way to scan and track your Powerball winning numbers on your iPhone and Android.
If you scan or manually enter your numbers and they match the winning Powerball numbers you will get a push notification on your phone or an email alert depending on the app and what you choose.
Winning Powerball Numbers Notifications
If you are already using one of the apps above to track your ticket you will get a notification if your numbers match the winning Powerball numbers, but if you don’t want anyone to know your numbers you can also use a free app to get a notification when the drawing takes place.
Simply download the Mega Millions & Powerball app for iPhone or Android and get notified when the drawing takes place so you can check your numbers manually against the winning Powerball numbers for January 13th.
App to Manage Office Lottery Powerball Tickets
Make sure you track the office lottery pool closely for the winning Powerball numbers.
For players who manage an office lottery pool, the Lottery Pool Boss Android app is a must have. It allows you to track who is in pools and who has paid, as well as see the results.
In addition to using an app like this top track the Lottery pool. Have the person buying tickets take a picture of the Powerball ticket and send it to everyone before the drawing so that everyone knows what their winning Powerball ticket numbers are.