Trick or Treat! Did you buy your Halloween Powerball tickets for Wednesday's drawing? The October 31, 2012 Powerball winning numbers are worth a whopping $110,000,000 paid out in 30 annual installments, or $64,200,000 in cold, hard cash. Who wouldn't want that in their loot bag this Halloween?
Winning Wednesday night's $110,000,000 Powerball jackpot would be a real treat, not a scary trick! If you won the Powerball grand prize, you could probably afford to buy 110,000,000 regular size Hershey Bars, or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, or any type of candy you want. If you spent all your prize money on Halloween candy, you could hand out one candy bar to everyone in your entire stateÂ—and then some!
You'll have to hand back 25 percent of your haul to Uncle Sam in the form of federal taxes though. Problem is, Uncle Sam won't accept candy bars as payment. Your state may want some of your prize money in taxes too, so be sure to figure in that amount as well. You can most likely keep the rest of your candy!
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for the Wednesday, October 31 Powerball results.
Wisconsin Powerball Winner Claims $1M Prize
Susane Garcia of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, didn't waste any time claiming her $1,000,000 winning lottery ticket. The Wisconsin Powerball winner matched five out of six white Powerball winning numbers, but not the red Powerball for the October 27 drawing. She claimed her prize today. She purchased her lucky ticket at Oklahoma Liquor, 933 W. Oklahoma Avenue in Milwaukee, WI.
According to Wisconsin Lottery officials, Garcia ended up with a single cash payment of $672,500 after taxes. Not only did she take home a fantastic prize, but the store also received a bonus of $20,000 for selling the winning ticket. It's a win-win for both the lottery winner and the retailer. She's no doubt having a sweet Halloween this year!
Recent Powerball Numbers and Results
The most recent Powerball results for the Saturday, October 27, 2012 drawing, were 22, 32, 34, 36, 56, and the Powerball number was 33. There were no Powerball jackpot winners for this drawing.
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
Tonight's Powerball drawing is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. on October 31, 2012. Wednesday's jackpot is for an estimated $110,000,000, so don't miss it! The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings, and are played in 42 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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.
See all Donna's Mega Millions winning numbers and Powerball results at Gather.com.