Friday, May 17, 2013
Skyrocketing jackpots have people rushing for tickets, and dreaming of a million ways to spend their winnings.
UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. Friday The Illinois Lottery has announced the Powerball jackpot increased to $600 million on Friday morning, making it the largest Powerball jackpot ever! The estimated cash value for the jackpot is $376.9 million, according to lottery officials. Original Story: Posted 10 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013 Recent rollovers have resulted in incredible jackpots for the Powerball and Mega Millions games. The Powerball jackpot surpassed the half-a-billion dollar mark—climbing to an astounding $550 million (cash value $350.1 million), according to the Illinois Lottery. Mega Millions stands at $190 million (cash value $140 million). The massive jackpots have people running to convenience stores to buy tickets, and joining lottery …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Lottery officials say only one winning ticket matched the numbers for Saturday's massive Powerball Jackpot.
One winning ticket was sold for Saturday's estimated $338 million Powerball Lottery. The Powerball Jackpot had rolled over the past several drawings to climb to the highest jackpot of the year on Saturday, March 23. The massive jackpot had people running to their local stores to buy tickets. The ticket with the winning numbers and power ball number was sold in New Jersey, according to lottery officials. More information about where the ticket was sold is expected to be released on Monday. The winning numbers are: 17 - 29 - 31 - 52 - 53 and the Powerball number is 31, according to the Powerball Lottery.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Illinois Lottery could provide an extra happy St. Patrick’s Day for a lucky winner.
There’s an Irish blessing that says “may your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, May good luck pursue you each morning and night," according to The Quote Garden website. A lucky winner may have heavy pockets and a light heart thanks to the $200 million plus Powerball jackpot up for grabs this weekend. The Powerball jackpot rolled over this week and stands at $216 million, Illinois Lottery officials said Thursday. The next drawing is Saturday, March 16. The current jackpot has a cash value of $132.8 million and $92.9 million after taxes, lottery officials said. Comedian and TV personality Andy Richter stars in a new multi-media ad campaign. He portrays Gil Mitchell, an eccentric news anchor who lets Illinoisans know when there’s a …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Next drawing is Saturday night, March 9.
Friday, March 8
Feeling lucky? If so, you may consider running out to buy a Powerball ticket as no one won the big jackpot this past Wednesday night. As a result, the Powerball has climbed $150 million for the next drawing, which is Saturday night, March 9. A jackpot winner would take home a $95.2 million cash payout, according to the Powerball webpage. Wednesday's drawing produced no grand prize winner, but there was one $1 million winning ticket that had all five Powerball numbers.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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…