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Powerball® Jackpot Reaches $470 Million For Tonight’s Drawing

January 9, 2021

January Marks Historically Lucky Month For Lottery Players

CHICAGO—Have you picked up your Powerball ticket yet?! The jackpot continues to grow, and the next drawing for Powerball has an estimated $470 million jackpot. 

January has a history of being a lucky month for Powerball players in Illinois. 41,9112 Powerball prizes have been won across the State so far this month - and the top prize remains on the table for the taking!  

Since this Powerball jackpot began rolling on September 19, 2020, 677,804 Powerball prizes have been won by players in the State - including 15 prizes of $50,000!

The next Powerball drawing is tonight, Saturday, January 9, with an estimated $470 million jackpot. If won, it would be the 10th largest jackpot in the game’s history. 

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. To play Powerball, players select five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. Players win by matching the five numbers (1-69) and the Power Ball number (1-26). The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately 1-in-24.87.

It’s never been easier for Illinois residents 18 years of age or older to get in on the fun and purchase their Illinois Lottery ticket with multiple ways to play. Tickets can be purchased in-store, online, or on the Illinois Lottery’s mobile app. 

Powerball is played on Wednesday and Saturday with the next prize draw taking place tonight on Saturday, January 9 at 9:59 pm CT.


About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $21 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 homelessness prevention, Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorials 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 Players must be at least 18 years old.