Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $151 Million

CHICAGO (WIFR) – Powerball has rolled again and it now stands at $151 million for Wednesday night’s drawing. The winning numbers from Saturday’s drawing were: 03 - 22 - 26 - 41 – 49 and the Powerball was 18. While no one won Saturday’s jackpot, over 21,000 Illinoisans won prizes ranging from $10,000 to $4.

QUICK POWERBALL FACTS
• Introduced in Illinois on January 31, 2010
• Current jackpot at $151 million; cash value of $95.8 million; after withholding: $67 million
• Jackpots now start at $40 million instead of $20 million
• IL has had 19 Match 5 winners since January 18, 2012; Match 5 winners receive $1,000,000 each
• Overall odds of winning a prize: 1:31.8
• Drawings are at 9:59 PM (CT) every Wednesday and Saturday
• All profits from Powerball in Illinois stay in Illinois to support education and capital developments
• Powerball is played in 44 lottery jurisdictions across the country
• Largest Powerball Jackpot: $384 million; won November 28, 2012 in Arizona and Missouri


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