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
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A jackpot of $550 million is up for grabs to one lucky winner of the Powerball Lottery drawing. Did the lucky ticket come from the Darien-Woodridge area again?
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. Could the lucky winner be from Darien or Woodridge? People in the area have won big before: Where to…
What would you do with $550 million?
In just a few hours, some lucky person might be half a billion dollars richer. Could that person be from Darien or Woodridge? People in the area have gotten lucky before: The Powerball lottery drawing takes place Wednesday night at 9:59 p.m. Central Time. 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. For complete details, visit the Powerball website. What would you do with $550 million? Let us know in the comments. 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 …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
The record lottery prize fueled insanity in even the most reasonable people.
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Friday, March 30, 2012
Illinois residents spend about $2.19 billion annually on lottery tickets.
More than half a billion dollars is up for grabs in Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot. At $640 million and counting, it’s the largest lottery prize in history. Undoubtedly, more people than normal will buy tickets for such an unusually large jackpot. But in a typical year, Illinois residents are pretty moderate when it comes to hedging their bets on the lottery — ranking only 20th out of 43 states on Bloomberg's recent "Sucker Index." Illinois adults spent more than $2.19 billion on lottery tickets in 2010, according to the survey. But while the lottery odds aren’t good for anyone, Illinois players do get a modest bang for their buck. In 2010, people in Illinois who bought lottery tickets collectively won about $1.31 billion — a 59.9 percent…