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Tonight’s Powerball® Jackpot Increased to 
$685 Million

October 4, 2021

CHICAGO—With Powerball® frenzy growing across the U.S., the jackpot for Monday night’s drawing has just been increased from $670 million to $685 million, giving players a few million more reasons to grab a ticket! 

With the Powerball reaching $685 million for tonight’s draw, players across Illinois are flocking to their local lottery stores and jumping online to the Illinois Lottery website to snatch up a ticket.  

Powerball tickets are $2 each, and players have the option to add the Powerplay for an additional $1 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes. 

If won tonight, it will be the sixth largest jackpot in Powerball game history and the eighth largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. 

Powerball drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday with the next prize draw taking place tonight, October 4, at 9:59 p.m. (CT). 

It’s never been easier for residents 18 and over to play as Illinois Lottery draw-based game tickets can be purchased online, in-store and on the Illinois Lottery app.  Visit for more information.


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.