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October 12th, 2022

$1 Million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Calumet City

CHICAGO, October 12, 2022 – If you’re looking to strike it rich - the Illinois Lottery has a couple of life-changing jackpots up for grabs this week, with a combined prize total over $900 million.

The Powerball jackpot for tonight’s drawing is now at an estimated $420 million, and the Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night’s drawing is at $494 million.

As both jackpots climb, Illinois Lottery players will be hoping that their numbers come up.

Just a few months ago, an Illinois Lottery player won a historic $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the largest lottery prize ever won in Illinois, and the third largest lottery prize ever won in the U.S.

Another Illinois Lottery player will be celebrating that winning feeling this week after matching all five Powerball numbers to win $1 million. The winning numbers in Monday’s draw were: 3-6-11-17-22.

The winning ticket was sold at K N R Candy, located at 15 River Oaks Drive in Calumet City.

Photo Caption: Kirit Patel, store owner of K N R Candy in Calumet City, takes a celebratory photo.

“It was an exciting, happy day at our store,” said Kirit Patel, owner of K N R Candy in Calumet City.

“We have been serving our community for over 20 years, and our customers have become a part of our extended family. We know most of our customers by their first name so we are all hoping that the winner is someone that frequents our store” added Patel.

For selling the winning ticket, the retailer will receive a bonus of $10,000, one percent of the prize amount.

When asked what he plans to do with the bonus, Patel said “I plan to use a portion of the bonus to do something special for our dedicated employees, and the rest of the money will be invested in the business.”

More than 12,000 other prizes, ranging from $4 to $100, were won in this Powerball drawing.

Powerball is played on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, with the next prize draw taking place tonight at 10 p.m. (CT).  Mega Millions is played every Tuesday and Friday night, with the next prize draw taking place on Friday, October 14.

Mega Millions and Powerball tickets are $2 each, and players can add the Megaplier or Power Play for an additional $1 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes. Visit for more information.

The Illinois Lottery reminds all players that the lottery is more enjoyable when played responsibly - before you play, set a limit and stick to it.


About the Illinois Lottery

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $24 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. For more information, visit