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 …
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: