What Time Is the Powerball Drawing Tonight?

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The historic Powerball drawing is tonight at 10:59 pm Eastern. (Getty)

Tonight is the record-breaking $1.5 billion Powerball drawing. The historic drawing is scheduled to take place at 10:59 p.m. Eastern tonight, Wednesday, January 13. The game can be played in 44 states, plus the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. (To find out which states don’t participate, please see this story.)

If you’re planning to buy tickets, don’t wait until the last minute. Many states stop ticket sales an hour before the drawing is scheduled to take place.

You can livestream the drawing at Powerball-MegaMillions.com. You can also visit Powerball’s website to see how you can watch it live on TV.

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