Illinois Lottery announced two winning Powerball prize tickets worth $1 million and $50,000 respectively.
The Illinois lottery player who won $1 million, purchased his winning ticket at Lively Liquor at the Circle K at 1300 Carbon St. in Marion, Illinois. Not far behind was another winner of Powerball who won a whooping sum of $50,000. The person winning US$ 50,000 was reported to have bought his ticket at the Mariano’s at 3020 Wolf Road in Westchester. It was also revealed that the winner had bought the ticket on 13th January i.e. just a week before the draw.
Since it began, the Powerball jackpot is said to have cashed approximately $6,660,079 Million, having been sold across Illinois. This comes right after no one won the Mega Millions on Tuesday, which is now said to be edging closer to the $1 billion mark after no winners were announced. The Mega Millions is now estimated at $970 million which is to be drawn on Friday, 22 January 2021. If there is any lucky winner on Friday then this shall be one of the largest jackpot hit in the history of Mega Millions and above all third largest in the history of the U.S.
The $970 million for Mega Millions would mean a $716 million cash prize and Powerball would be $546 million subject to federal taxes and state cuts. Even after deductions, this is enough for anyone to live a future life without any worries at all.
Another player from Illinois won $1 million for the third time as claimed by a release, following the Mega Million drawing on Tuesday. The ticket was purchased by the fortunate winner at Lively Liquor at 1170 E. Higgins Rd. in Elk Grove Village.
Such big jackpots are rare and the odds of matching all six numbers and striking a jackpot in Mega Million is one in 302.5 million. Similarly, the odds of winning the jackpot comprising of multi-million dollars under Powerball are also one in 292.2 million. There is this massive rarity that makes both these rewards extra special. But what is important to note is that there have been several winners of jackpots in the past for mega Millions and Powerball. This is why this lottery is loved by every individual living in the United States and other territories under the control of the US.
Illinois residents and potential winners who would like to try their luck and win huge jackpots can purchase tickets from the official website of Illinois Lottery. They can also download the Illinois app where they can get recent updates and purchase tickets online as well.
Powerball is played on Wednesday and Saturday, while Mega Millions is played every Friday and Tuesday night, with the next draw taking place on Friday at 10 p.m. The players are reminded to maintain a safe distance, adhering to the COVID Standard Operating Procedures.