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Powerball Fever Sweeping Illinois as Jackpot Climbs to $570 Million for Tonight’s Drawing

October 1, 2021

CHICAGOPowerball® fever hits high gear as the jackpot climbs to a staggering $570 million for tonight’s drawing.  

This is the highest Powerball jackpot drawing in almost nine months and, if won tonight, the life-changing jackpot will be the eighth largest powerball prize ever won in U.S. history.

Plenty of Powerball players in Illinois have already walked away with a lot of cash this year, including two players winning $2 million prizes, and eight players who won $1 million each. In total in 2021, Powerball players in Illinois have claimed over 2.2 million winning tickets totaling more than $27.7 million in prizes. 

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. Just this weekend, an Illinois player added an extra $1 for Powerplay to their ticket and turned a million dollar prize into a $2 million prize!

Powerball drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday with the next prize draw taking place on Wednesday, September 29 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.