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Powerball Soars To $260 Million For Tonight’s Drawing

Two Illinois players win $2mil; one wins $1mil from most recent P-ball Drawing

For Immediate Release Contact: Chanele Newton (312) 368-5814
Alex Roberts (312) 240-3304

Chicago, IL—March 20, 2013 —Powerball rolled Saturday night bringing the jackpot to $260 million for tonight’s drawing. The winning numbers from Saturday night’s drawing were: 03 - 07 - 21 - 44 - 53 and the Powerball was 16. While no one won Saturday’s jackpot by matching all six numbers, three Illinois players won big when they matched the first five Powerball numbers to win prizes of either $2 million or $1 million.

Two lucky winners, who have yet to come forward, won $2 million with Powerball Quick Picks that included the Power Play® game option. Power Play® is a special feature that increases all non-jackpot prizes. The Match 5# prize doubles to $2 million with Power Play. The winning $2 million tickets were sold at Falcon Pantry, 6601 South Cass Avenue, in Westmont, and at Armanettis Wine & Spirits, 9513 West Grand Avenue, in Franklin Park. Each store will receive a $20,000 selling bonus, equal to 1 percent of the prize amount.

Grisel Jr. Food & Liquor, 2000 North Leavitt, in Chicago also sold a winning Match 5 Powerball ticket (without the Power Play® option), netting the unidentified winner won $1 million. This store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

QUICK POWERBALL FACTS

  • Current jackpot at $260 million; cash value of $161.1 million; after withholding: $112.7 million
  • Jackpots now start at $40 million instead of $20 million
  • IL has had 25 Match 5 winners since January 18, 2012; Match 5 winners receive $1,000,000 each which increases to $2,000,000 if they select the Power Play game option.
  • 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

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About Illinois Lottery

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $18 billion to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto at www.illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.

 



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