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 …
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.
Lottery ticket sales are expected to sell even faster in advance of Wednesday's $550 million Powerball Jackpot Lottery drawing.
The Illinois Lottery's Powerball jackpot is set to reach $550 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. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Plainfield news:
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Illinois Lottery officials say a system could be in place by March that will allow people to use credit cards to buy tickets online. Take our poll below.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Now that the U.S. Department of Justice has said that state-regulated online gambling is legal, the Illinois Lottery says it will likely have a system in place by March to buy tickets online with credit cards. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea. While it has the potential to raise more money for the state, which is struggling financially, and some like that they won't have to go to a store to buy tickets, critics say may encourage some people to buy more tickets than they can afford. We'd like to know what Plainfield residents think. Take our poll below and weigh in.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Winning ticket was sold in Plainfield but it's unknown if the winner is from the village, Illinois Lottery spokeswoman says.
Someone out there is $125,000 richer today than they were Wednesday, but who it is remains a mystery. That's because they've not yet claimed the winning Little Lotto ticket sold Wednesday at the Plainfield 7-Eleven store at 14807 S. Route 59, said Taryn Tawoda, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Lottery. The winning numbers – 2, 10, 14, 22 and 30 – were chosen in the Wednesday night drawing. It's impossible to know who the winner is until they turn in the ticket, which sometimes can take some time if the holder seeks legal advice on the best way to collect the money without taking a huge tax hit. What is known is the store where the ticket was sold is in for a $1,250 bonus, 1 percent of the jackpot amount, Tawoda said in a press release. The …
Monday, November 1, 2010
No one has claimed the winning ticket yet; four $1,000 winning tickets also sold in the village.
One of four $1 million Halloween Millionaire Raffle tickets was sold at the Plainfield Meijer store, 13521 Route 59, Illinois Lottery officials confirmed this morning. Although no one has yet to claim the prize and thus it's not known if the winner is from Plainfield, Meijer employees were elated by the news, customer service manager Brad Bowers said. "There's been a lot of excitement around the store," Bowers said. "Everyone's happy that we sold the winning ticket." The drawing was held Sunday night. Winning $1 million tickets were also sold in O'Fallon, Elgin and Chicago. Halloween Millionaire Raffle tickets cost $20 each and went on sale Oct. 1. Only 500,000 were sold and unlike other lottery drawings, players are not allowed to choose …