Win Some Green this St. Patrick’s Day with the Illinois Lottery
Lucky 7 Instant Tickets Now Available; Powerball Jackpot Reaches $495 million
CHICAGO – Those in search of more green this St. Patrick’s Day need to look no further than the Illinois Lottery’s new Lucky 7 instant tickets. Players with the luck of the Irish have the chance to win more than $1.7 million with the new Lucky 7 tickets.
These luck-themed tickets are available at $1, $2, $5, $10 and $20 price points. Players have the chance to win up to $7,777, $17,777, $77,777, $777,777 and $1,777,777 from each ticket, respectively. Prizes can be multiplied by 2x, 3x, 7x and 20x, and all tickets have a bonus play where players can instantly win between $5 and $100.
Players looking to fill their pot of gold can also try their luck with Powerball. Players have the chance to win an estimated $495 million jackpot in Saturday’s drawing. This is the eighth-largest jackpot in Powerball game history, with the cash option at an estimated $300.2 million.
The winning numbers from Wednesday’s Powerball drawing were 18, 36, 45, 47 and 69, and the Powerball number was 14. While there was no jackpot winner in Wednesday night’s drawing, more than 46,700 Illinois players won prizes ranging from $4 to $150,000, totaling more than $460,000 in prizes won.
If the thought of winning millions isn’t enticing enough, about 25 cents of every dollar spent playing the Illinois Lottery goes back to the State of Illinois to support K-12 public education, infrastructure projects and other good causes. Since 1985, the Illinois Lottery has contributed more than $20 billion to the State of Illinois and special causes, such as Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, multiple sclerosis research, Special Olympics training programs and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Illinois residents 18 and older can purchase Lucky 7 instant tickets, Powerball, and all Illinois Lottery games by visiting their local retailer. Players also can purchase their tickets for Powerball and all of the Illinois Lottery’s draw-based games online at illinoislottery.com or by using the Illinois Lottery’s mobile app.
About the Illinois Lottery:
Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $20 billion (since 1985) 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 services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.