Waiting for the October 31, 2012 Powerball results? Check the lottery numbers here to see if you're the latest Powerball winner! The Powerball winning numbers are 1, 27, 31, 45, 48, and the Powerball is 5. Wednesday's estimated jackpot was for $110,000,000, but sadly, no one matched all six correct lottery numbers to score the grand prize. The good news is the jackpot rolled over and is inching upward ever so slightly to $124,000,000!
Halloween Powerball Lottery Winners 10/31/2012
After some pretty lean drawings in October, Wednesday's Halloween drawing saw four (4) Powerball winners making an impressive comeback. One (1) South Carolina Powerball winner will be receiving a $2,000,000 check just in time for the holidays. The lottery winner matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers, but not the Powerball for the second-tier prize. Normally, this size prize would pay out $1,000,000, but the South Carolina Powerball winner played the Power Play option for an extra dollar and doubled their prize winnings!
The remaining three (3) Match 5 + 0 Powerball winners were lucky too, but not quite as lucky as the South Carolina lottery winner. They each won $1,000,000 because they didn't spend the extra buck and buy a Power Play ticket! The winners purchased their winning tickets from the Connecticut Lottery, Florida Lottery, and Pennsylvania Lottery commissions for the October 31 drawing.
In addition to the really big prizes, there were also twenty-one (21) Match 4 + 1 winners for the third-tier prize. Eighteen (18) of those Powerball winners will receive $10,000 each, and the remaining three (3) bought Power Play tickets which instantly increased their prize winnings to $40,000. It pays to play the Power Play!
How many Powerball tickets did you buy for the Halloween lottery drawing? Better yet, did you win anything? If you do have a winning Powerball ticket... congratulations! Sign the back of it immediately, and put it in a safe place until you're ready to cash it in. Don't wait too long though as Powerball tickets do have expiration dates.
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for November 3 at 10:59pm ET. Saturday's estimated jackpot is $124,000,000 annuity, or $80,600,000 for a one-time cash lump-sum payment. The Powerball game is played in 42 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. 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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