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Powerball™ Climbs to $151,000,000 for Wednesday’s Drawing

 

CHICAGO - January 28, 2013—Powerball has rolled again and now stands at $151 million for Wednesday night’s drawing. The winning numbers from Saturday’s drawing were: 03 - 22 - 26 - 41 – 49 and the Powerball was 18. While no one won Saturday’s jackpot, over 21,000 Illinoisans won prizes ranging from $10,000 to $4. 

QUICK POWERBALL FACTS

·         Introduced in Illinois on January 31, 2010

·         Current jackpot at $151 million; cash value of $95.8 million; after withholding: $67 million

·         Jackpots  now start at $40 million instead of $20 million

·         IL has had 19 Match 5 winners since January 18, 2012; Match 5 winners receive $1,000,000 each

·         Overall odds of winning a prize:  1:31.8

·         Drawings are at 9:59 PM (CT) every Wednesday and Saturday

·         All profits from Powerball in Illinois stay in Illinois to support education and capital developments

·         Powerball is played in 44 lottery jurisdictions across the country

·        Largest Powerball Jackpot: $384 million; won November 28, 2012 in Arizona and Missouri

 

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 Projects Fund. Players must be at least 18 years old.