Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Next drawing will be held Wednesday at 9:59 p.m.
The odds of winning the current $360 million Powerball prize may be 1 in 175 million, but that won't stop millions of players from scooping up tickets before Wednesday night's drawing. The estimated cash value of Wednesday's prize is $229 million. Saturday's numbers were 6, 13, 19, 23, 43 with a Powerball of 16. Pedro Quezada, of New Jersey, won the last major Powerball jackpot in March when he raked in $338 million. Quezada's win was the fourth-largest in Powerball history. Quick Powerball facts
Monday, February 11, 2013
Could you be the winner of $162,000?
Someone in the area is $162,000 richer. Could it be you? An Illinois Lottery ticket for the Lucky Day Lotto purchased at the Aurora Thornton Gas and Food Mart, 2800 Ogden Avenue, is a winner, according to spokesperson Chanele Newton from North Star Lottery. The winner, who has yet to come forward, matched all five numbers – 03 - 06 - 19 - 33 - 35 – in the February 8 drawing. The store will receive a $1,625 bonus, 1 percent of the jackpot amount, for selling a winning ticket. Feeling lucky yourself? Jackpots for Lucky Day Lotto start at $100,000. Drawings are seven days a week at 9:22 p.m. with over 35,000 winners every day. For more information, please visit www.illinoislottery.com.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Upon request, the group was presented with a giant check from the Illinois Lottery.
Show of hands, how many of you went out and purchased a Powerball ticket last month for the $550 million jackpot? While they may not have won the grand prize, a group of Churchill residents celebrated their $51 dollar win with a giant check sent to them by the Illinois Lottery and a party. Katra Knoernschild, of Churchhill Club, said a group of them decided to pool together and purchase several tickets for the Powerball grand prize. “We’re always having impromptu celebrations, our neighborhood of crazy, fun, outgoing people,” said Knoernschild. “This was just another way for everyone to jump in and do something crazy.” Norm Petersdorf was in charge of the Powerball and had 32 families enter. The group purchased multiple tickets and ended …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
With strong sales, the jackpot has climbed to $550 million. Illinois is one of 42 states that offer the lottery game.
In just a few hours, some lucky person might be half a billion dollars richer. The Powerball lottery drawing takes place Wednesday night at 9:59 p.m. Central Time. To find your nearest Illinois lottery retailer, click here. Each Powerball ticket cost $2. Players choose five numbers plus a sixth Powerball number. Players matching all six numbers can select an annuitized amount paid out over 29 years or a lump sum payment. For complete details, visit the Powerball website. ABC News reports lottery officials expect to sell more than 105,000 tickets every minute before the drawing. Despite the long odds for the big jackpot, the overall odds of winning a prize are considerably better at 1 in 55. Since the last drawing on Nov. 24, the Powerball…
Lottery ticket sales are expected to sell even faster in advance of Wednesday's $500 million Powerball Jackpot Lottery drawing.
The Illinois Lottery's Powerball jackpot is set to reach $500 million, and the tickets are selling at a "blistering" pace, according to the Chicago Tribune. About $200,000 in lottery tickets were sold in just one 30-minute period Tuesday, according to the Trib, and sales are expected to peak as the Powerball drawing draws closer. It's the largest jackpot in Powerball history. The winners would take home $327.4 million in a lump sum. No one has won the Powerball drawing in two months, and the jackpot continued to rise after strong sales, according to the Trib. Powerball is a national lottery including 42 states. Tell Us: Have you purchased a powerball ticket? How did you choose your numbers?
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Couple is planning to pay off bills and to take a modest vacation.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Bouncing up and down with excitement, Minooka resident Janet Gossett said she and her husband plan to use their lottery winnings to go to Minnesota and see Walnut Grove, a town made famous on “Little House on the Prairie.” Craig and Janet Gossett of Minooka began Wednesday in Chicago, picking up the check for $11.25 million that they won in the Illinois Lottery over the weekend. Like many recent lottery winners, the Gossets plan to use the money pay off bills. Although the check will list $11.25 million, the couple has opted for a lump sum payment and will collect $8,290,350. A Romeoville native, husband Craig is a truck driver for Black Horse Carriers in Dwight—an ordinary Joe now thrust into a multimillion dollar world. “I don’t know. …