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COMBINED $794 MILLION IN JACKPOTS UP FOR GRABS THIS WEEKEND

Mega Millions Rolls to $444M

Powerball Reaches $350M

Players have the chance to win a combined $794 million in estimated jackpots this weekend! The jackpot in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing has rolled to an estimated $444 million, marking the eighth-largest jackpot in game history, and the jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing has reached an estimated $350 million.

The winning numbers from Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing were 9, 21, 34, 42 and 50, and the Mega Ball number was 21. While there was no jackpot winner in Tuesday night’s drawing, Illinois Lottery players won more than 34,000 prizes, ranging from $2 to $1,000. In total, Illinois Lottery players won more than $145,000 in this draw.

The winning numbers from Wednesday’s Powerball drawing were 3, 32, 34, 42 and 61, and the Powerball number was 7. While there was no jackpot winner in Wednesday night’s drawing, Illinois Lottery players won more than 29,000 prizes, ranging from $4 to $200. In all, Illinois Lottery players won more than $153,000 in this draw.

If players can’t make it to one of the more than 7,200 Illinois Lottery retailers statewide to purchase a ticket, Illinois residents, 18 and older, can purchase Mega Millions and Powerball tickets by using the Illinois Lottery’s newly redesigned mobile app or website. The free app is available for download on iOS and Android devices and offers any Illinois adult the chance to purchase lottery tickets on their smartphone.

QUICK MEGA MILLIONS FACTS

  • Current jackpot is $444 million; cash option of $281.1 million
  • Jackpots start at $40 million
  • Overall odds of winning the jackpot 1:302,575,350
  • Drawings are at 10 p.m. (CT) every Tuesday and Friday

QUICK POWERBALL FACTS

  • Current jackpot at $350 million; cash option of $221 million
  • Jackpots start at $40 million
  • Overall odds of winning the jackpot 1:292,201,338
  • Drawings are at 9:59 p.m. (CT) every Wednesday and Saturday

About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $20 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 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 illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.

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