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
Monday, February 11, 2013
The winning ticket for Friday's Lucky Day Lotto was sold at the Speedway gas station at 9059 S. Kingery Hwy.
A winning lottery ticket worth $162,500 was sold Friday at a gas station in near Burr Ridge. In a release sent out Monday morning, Illinois Lottery announced that a Lucky Day Lotto ticket purchased at Speedway, 9059 S. Kingery Hwy., had all five winning numbers from Friday night's drawing. Those winning numbers were 03-06-19-33-35, the release said. The numbers were selected automatically via the Quick Pick option. The winning ticket-buyer has yet to come forward. The Speedway store will receive $1,625, 1 percent of the jackpot amount, for selling a winning ticket. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on local news:
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Lottery ticket sales are expected to sell even faster in advance of Wednesday's $500 million Powerball Jackpot Lottery drawing.
The Illinois Lottery's Powerball jackpot is set to reach $500 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 Burr Ridge news:
Monday, April 2, 2012
OK, you would not be in Bill Gates' league, but it's fun to fantasize.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Somewhere in Illinois, Maryland and Kansas there is someone nearly $219 million rich. Three people hit Friday’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot. The largest U.S. lottery prize jumped to $656 by the time of the drawing, after the frenzy of ticket buying ended in the 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U. S. Virgin Islands, where Mega Million tickets are sold. One of the winning tickets was sold in downstate Illinois. "This is what the lottery is about. You risk a small amount of money, and it's long odds, and it happens to a person who walks into a Motomart in Red Bud, Illinois that wins $213 million," Illinois State Lottery Director Mike Jones told ABC7 News. (The amount was higher at the end of the selling period.) "Around the …