Friday, May 17, 2013
The drawing will be held Saturday, May 18.
What would you do with $600 million? That’s the jackpot for this Saturday’s Powerball drawing, which will be the third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, and the second largest Powerball jackpot ever, CNN reports. The cash value is $376.9 million. Tickets are $2 and are available at many area convenience stores and online at the Illinois Lottery website.
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?
Friday, May 10, 2013
Imagine all you could buy your mom for Mother's Day if you won the Powerball!
The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $270 million and counting with the next drawing happening Saturday night, May 11. That's a $175.8 million cash payout! Buy tickets online here. The Powerball drawing is held every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:59 p.m. Wednesday's drawing produced no grand prize winner. The largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout to date was $384 million and was won on Nov. 28, 2012 in Arizona and Missouri. Tell Us: If you won, what's the one thing you always wanted to buy your mother?
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The next drawing will be Wednesday night.
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Tuesday, January 29
It maybe time to see if Lady Luck is on your side. The Powerball has reached $151 million with the next drawing occurring on Wednesday night, Jan. 30, according to a Powerball press release. While the last Powerball drawing on Saturday produced no grand prize Powerball winner, there were over 21,000 Illinois residents who won prizes ranging from $4 to $10,000. The Powerball drawing is held every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:59 p.m. The largest Powerball Jackpot to date was $384 million and was won on Nov. 28, 2012 in Arizonia and Missouri.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Wladyslaw Krawiec of Cary said he "prayed for a little bit of help."
Lady Luck has touched Cary once again. Cary resident Wladyslaw Krawiec showed up for work as usual just six days before Christmas, but was told to go back home. "My boss said there was no more work for us so I picked up my tools, left the job site and drove home," Krawiec said in a press release. On his way home, he said a little prayer asking for "a little bit of help" and stopped at a gas station to check his Lucky Day Lotto ticket from the previous night's drawing. His prayer was answered quickly as he discovered he'd won $175,000. Krawiec matched all five winning numbers of the Dec. 18 drawing, according to an Illinois Lottery press release. He immediately telephoned his wife. “We won! We won!” Krawiec shouted into the phone to his …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said two Chicagoland victims lost up to $90,000.
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Friday, December 28, 2012
Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning residents not to be fooled by scams where “winners” are told they are entitled to a large lottery cash prize without ever having purchased a ticket. Scammers are reaching their victims, who are often senior citizens, via telephone calls, faxes, emails and letters to tell them about their “jackpot.” Some of these letters include phony seals and certificates. To collect, however, money needs to be sent either via Western Union or cashier’s check to a foreign address to pay for additional taxes and/or handling charges. The scammer may also contact the victim again and mention there was a mistake on the tax calculation and more money must be sent. During the last six months, an 80-year-old …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Check out the winning numbers from the Wednesday night Powerball drawing.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Some lucky person might be half a billion dollars richer. The winning numbers are 5, 23, 16, 22, 29, 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 that took place live on Powerball's YouTube channel or on 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 reported that lottery officials expected 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 were …
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…