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
Friday, March 22, 2013
The next big winner could be drawn Saturday.
The big red Powerball rolled Wednesday night bringing the jackpot to $320 million for the Saturday, March 23 drawing. The winning numbers from Wednesday’s drawing were: 13 - 14 - 17 - 43 - 54 and the Powerball was 15. While no one won Wednesday night’s jackpot, over 68,000 Illinoisans won prizes ranging from $10,000 to $4, according to Illinois Lottery officials. Since Illinois introduced this multi-state lottery game, Powerball has contributed an estimated $120 million to the Illinois Common School Fund and Capital Projects Fund. QUICK POWERBALL FACTS About Illinois Lottery Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $17.5 billion to the state Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as the Capital …
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
A jackpot of $550 million is up for grabs to one lucky winner of the Powerball Lottery drawing.
The Powerball lottery drawing takes place Wednesday night at 9:59 p.m. Central Time. To find your nearest Illinois lottery retailer, click here. 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 jackpot has grown by over $100 million to a record $550 million. The estimated cash payout is $360.2 million. The last set of winning numbers was drawn on Oct. 16. What would you do with $550 million? Let us know in the comments.
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?
Friday, January 28, 2011
Winner has one year to come forward to claim prize.
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Friday, January 28, 2011
The winner of a Jan. 22 $1 million Illinois Lottery Powerball prize sold at the Route 30 Jewel store in Oswego still has not claimed the prize. Mike Lange, spokesman for the Illinois Lottery, said no one has come forward, but stressed the winner still has another 51 weeks to claim it. "It's not unusual for it to take a couple of weeks for the winners to come forward," Lange said. The $122 million grand prize winning ticket from Jan. 22 was sold in New York. According the The Daily Mail newspaper in New York's Green County, that ticket was sold at a local laundromat. No one has claimed that prize either, the paper said.