Press & Media Center
For more Information, please contact the Illinois Lottery at 312-793-3030.
$550 Million Powerball Jackpot For Tonight’s Drawing
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021 - If you’re looking for a way to stay connected with friends and family during these socially-distanced times, you may want to consider a virtual lottery pool.
Mega Millions Jackpot Soars To $625 Million
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 - This is the highest combined jackpot total for Mega Millions and Powerball since October 2018.
Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $600M For Tomorrow’s Drawing
Monday, Jan 11, 2021 - Look back at the top five Mega Millions jackpots ever won in the U.S.
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $470 Million For Tonight’s Drawing
Saturday, Jan 09, 2021 - January has a history of being a lucky month for Powerball players in Illinois, and the top prize remains on the table for the taking!
Mega Millions Jackpot Over Half A Billion Dollars For Tonight’s Drawing
Friday, Jan 08, 2021 - Combined, the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are $980 million and players across the nation are swooping in to be in with a chance to win big.
Jackpots Keep Rolling With Top 10 Highest Prizes Up For The Winning
Thursday, Jan 07, 2021 - Only 3 times prior have the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have simultaneously hit over $400 million.
Combined Jackpots Continue To Climb With Nearly A Billion In Jackpot Prizes
Wednesday, Jan 06, 2021 - This is only the third time ever that both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have simultaneously hit over $400 million.
$857 Million In Prizes Up For Grabs In Record-Making Jackpots
Tuesday, Jan 05, 2021 - With a combined total of $857 million on offer, this is only the third time ever that both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have simultaneously hit over $400 million.
Illinois Lottery Is Giving Away 300 Mega Millions Tickets
Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020 - On Tuesday, Dec. 22, six pizzerias throughout Chicago are distributing free Mega Millions tickets to 300 lucky customers.
Gift Possibility With Illinois Lottery Instants
Monday, Dec 21, 2020 - Illinois Lottery tickets can be gifted in a variety of ways to those 18 years of age and older. They can be used as stocking stuffers, gift tags, gift card substitutes, table setting place cards and even the finishing touch to personalizing a poinsettia.
Powerball and Mega Millions Currently Highest Jackpots In The World
Friday, Dec 18, 2020 - These dueling jackpots have not both been this high since June of 2019, with over half a billion dollars in prizes up for grabs.
Freeport Player Wins $4,780 Pick 4 Prize Playing Nostalgic Numbers
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 - The winning ticket was purchased at the winner’s favorite retailer, Mobil gas station, on 1730 S. West St. in Freeport, Illinois.
Fast Play® Friday: Arlington Heights Player Wins $5,000 on Illinois Jackpot
Friday, Dec 11, 2020 - A player purchased the ticket from Red Rooster at 1628 W Northwest Hwy in Arlington Heights but it wasn’t until two days later that he realized what he had purchased.
Illinois Lottery Gives the Gift of Possibility to Teachers For Making This Year Possible
Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 - The holiday wreaths and instant tickets were given as part of the Rockford holiday season kickoff, Stroll on State.
Claude Footage Statement
Thursday, Dec 10, 2020
Birthday Present Brings $250,000 To Park Forest Lottery Player
Wednesday, Dec 09, 2020 - The winning ticket was purchased at a local Jewel Food Store located at 4729 N. Central Avenue in Chicago.
Fast Play® Friday: Parkview Chicago Player Brings Home $1,000 for the Holidays
Friday, Dec 04, 2020 - The player made a stop at a favorite convenience store, Parkview Mini Mart at 3647 W 83rd Pl in Chicago, and grabbed a Fast Play game—Piggy Bank Bucks.
Cats Bring Good Luck to Illinois Lottery Player
Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020 - the winner has been a regular player of the Illinois Lottery over the past 10 years or so and says that Pick 3 and Pick 4 are her favorite games to play.
Holiday Fun Instant Brings Belmont-Cragin Player $250,000 Prize
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 - The winning ticket was sold at Jimenez Fresh Market at 5530 W. Belmont Ave. in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood of Chicago.
An Instant Ticket is Not a Kids’ Game
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 - Instant tickets can serve as a fun and festive present for adults. For instance, players enjoy giving tickets hidden in cookie tins, paired with cozy pajamas, made into decorative wreaths or used as gift tags.