Powerball Numbers for 10/31/18: Live Results for $40 Million Jackpot Tonight

With two lucky players winning last week's $687.8 million Powerball jackpot, the game will reset for Wednesday's drawing. But that's still substantial enough for players to test their luck.

Tonight's jackpot is projected at $40 million, with a cash option of $23 million. The drawing will take place at 11 p.m. EST and tickets can be purchased until 10:45 p.m. EST on Wednesday night (tonight).

For those feeling lucky, we will have the live results from Wednesday night's Powerball numbers for 10/31/18 listed results below:

Numbers: 07-25-39-40-47

Powerball: 20

PowerPlay: 3x

Two players claimed the Powerball jackpot after 21 weeks without a ticket matching all six winning numbers. The winning numbers were 8, 12, 13, 19 and 27. The final jackpot was worth $687.8 million, which was split between the two winners and was the third-largest jackpot in the game's history, as well as the fourth-largest in U.S. lottery history.

The Powerball lottery jackpot is one of America's two big multi-state games and is held in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, with drawings held at 10:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Tickets cost $2.

The largest Powerball jackpots ever are as follows:

$1.586 billion on Jan. 13, 2016

$758.7 million on Aug. 23, 2017

$687.8 millon on Oct. 27, 2018

$590.5 million on May 18, 2013

$587.5 million on Nov. 28, 2012

$564.1 million on Feb. 11, 2015

$559.7 million on Jan. 6, 2018

$487.0 million on July 30, 2016

$456 million on March 17, 2018

$448.4 million on Aug. 7, 2013

$447.8 million on June 10, 2017

$435.3 million on Feb. 22, 2017

Meanwhile, America's other big lottery game, Mega Millions, had some controversy on Tuesday night. The game experienced some technical difficulties as no Mega Ball dropped, forcing the results to be delayed.

The Mega Ball was later revealed to be two. Here are the results from Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing:

Winning numbers (10/30/18): 20-49-39-31-46

Mega Ball: 23 (Initially delayed due to technical difficulties)

Megaplier: 2x