Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The jackpot has now climbed to $475 million.
No one won Wednesday's Powerball game. The jackpot for Saturday has climbed to $475 million. That's a $302.4 million cash payout! Buy tickets online here. The Powerball drawing is held every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:59 p.m. The largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout to date was $384 million and was won on Nov. 28, 2012, in Arizona and Missouri. Tell Us: What's the very first thing you would do upon realizing you won the Powerball jackpot?
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Check your tickets! Puff N Stuff in Palatine sold a winning Quick Pick for the Monday Lucky Day Lotto drawing!
A Palatine store sold a winning ticket for the Monday Lucky Day Lotto drawing, meaning someone in the area is going to be $75,000 richer! The winner, who has yet to come forward, purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket at Puff N Stuff, 20370 North Rand Road, and matched all five numbers – 06 - 12 - 16 - 34 - 39 – in the May 6 drawing. The store will receive a bonus of $750, 1 percent of the jackpot amount, for selling a winning ticket. There were two $75,000 winning tickets for the Monday night drawing. The other ticket was sold at Plaza Liquor Mart, 605 South 10th Street in Mount Vernon. Jackpots for Lucky Day Lotto start at $100,000. Lucky Day Lotto drawings are seven days a week with over 35,000 winners every day. That’s over 200,…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Watch the Powerball drawing live and check out the winning numbers.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Some lucky person might be half a billion dollars richer. The winning numbers are 5, 23, 16, 22, 29, Powerball 6. The Powerball lottery drawing took place Wednesday night at 9:59 p.m. CST. Ticket sales closed in Illinois at 9 p.m. Watch the drawing took place live on Powerball's YouTube channel and TV stations that featured the live drawing. 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. 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 …
Wednesday’s jackpot could go up higher, lottery officials said.
Jozefa S. is an Illinois State Lottery winner with a bit of advice on playing the lottery: “You can’t win if you don’t play so go ahead and play.” A lot of people will be plucking down $2 for a Powerball ticket in one of the lottery’s biggest jackpots of the year. The jackpot is now $500 million and may grow larger by Wednesday’s drawing, lottery officials said. “When (the jackpot) is this large, it’s not unusual for the jackpot to go up. I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets pumped up again,” said Chanele Newton, a Northstar Lottery Group spokesman. Northstar runs the Illinois State Lottery. A total of $200,000 tickets were sold in a half-hour span Tuesday in Illinois alone, Newton said. There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6, and…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Poll: Do you plan to buy a ticket? How would you spend the winnings?
The Mega Millions, multi-state lottery is up to $363 million and the drawing is tonight at 10 p.m. CST. This week, the Illinois Lottery became the first to offer online purchases of lottery tickets, making it easier than ever. The Illinois Lottery saw an explosion of ticket sales since going online Sunday, and Lottery officials expect the fast-paced sales to continue through the Mega Millions drawing, according to the Huffington Post. Do you plan to buy a ticket? Tell us in our poll. How would you spend the money if you won? Tell us in the comments.