Ready for another Powerball jackpot winner tonight? The October 6, 2012 Powerball winning numbers are worth $40,000,000, and all you have to do is match all six on one lottery ticket. If you want a one-time cash payment of $26,400,000, that can be arranged too. As tonight's Powerball jackpot winner, you can choose either option, but you'll still have to hand over a hefty portion of your prize winnings to Uncle Sam for federal and/or state taxes!
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for Saturday's Powerball results.
Iowa Powerball Winners Claim $202,100,000 Jackpot!
What a week for Powerball winners! Not only did someone from the Delaware Lottery match six Powerball numbers on Wednesday, October 3, for $50,000,000, but the Iowa Powerball winners also claimed their huge $202,100,000 jackpot this week as well.
According to ABC, Mary and Brian Lohse of Bondurant, Iowa, claimed their enormous jackpot on Thursday, October 4 at Iowa Lottery headquarters. They left in a stretch limousine as multimillionaires!
Mary had no idea she won the jackpot. She thought she won a small prize. "I have the last three numbers and I was like, 'Well, crap, I think I won at least 100 bucks," she said at the news conference Thursday, reported ABC. It was far from $100!
Mary and Brian Lohse chose the cash prize of $129,800,000 instead of the annuity option of $202,100,000. After taxes, they'll end up with a check for about $90,900,000. The couple have three kids, and you can just imagine they're going to have the best holiday season ever this year!
Latest Powerball Numbers and Results
The most recent Powerball results for the Wednesday, October 3, 2012 drawing, were 17, 23, 36, 55, 59, and the Powerball number was 10. There was one Powerball jackpot winner for this drawing.
What Time is the October 6 Powerball Drawing?
Don't miss tonight's Powerball drawing at 10:59pm ET. Saturday's October 6, 2012 estimated jackpot is worth $40,000,000 annuity, or $26,400,000 cash-value. The Powerball game is played in 42 states, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
Please Play Responsibly
Remember, playing the lottery should be fun, but sometimes too much lottery fun can be addictive and could ruin lives. Please play responsibly, and don't spend more than you're willing to lose.
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