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Five Powerball® Jackpot Winners This Year

September 22, 2021

CHICAGOPowerball is being drawn tonight, with a jackpot of $490 million on offer - that’s just shy of half a billion dollars up for grabs.

This is the highest Powerball jackpot in over eight months and, if won tonight, it will be the 10th largest Powerball jackpot ever won in the U.S.

Five lucky Powerball players across the U.S. have already struck it big this year, with the jackpot being struck five times since January.

2021 winnings

Winning state

Date of win

$731.1 million


January 20

$23.2 million

New Jersey

January 23

$33.2 millon

New Jersey

January 30

$235.4 million


March 27

$285.6 million


June 5

And Illinois Lottery players have been doing their share of winning too. Every month, in the last three months, an Illinois Lottery player has won $1 million with Powerball!

IL winnings


Winning retailer


$1 million 


BP gas station 

1983 Brookdale Rd. 

July 24

$1 million


Shawnee Quick Mart 

111 Shawnee Ave. 

August 28

$1 million 


Casey’s General Store 

917 S. Maple St.

September 15

The manager of the BP gas station in Naperville, Laura Espinoza, commented at the time, "It's exciting to see customers when they win. It can be any amount, like $100 or $200, and they get really excited."

Powerball is played every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday with the next prize draw taking place tonight on Wednesday, September 22 at 9:59 p.m. CT. 

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. 

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.