ILLINOIS — Check your tickets! Though no one won the $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, 12 lucky Illinoisans can claim a nice chunk of change.
To have claimed the massive jackpot, players needed to have matched all five regular numbers plus the Powerball: 2, 11, 22, 35, 60 and the red Powerball 23. The aforementioned 12 all missed it by one number, getting four of the five regular numbers plus the Powerball.
Here is where all 12 tickets were sold and their corresponding winnings:
|$100,000||Jewel||1200 W Boughton Rd Bolingbrook, IL|
|$100,000||Metamora IGA||610 W. Mt. Vernon St. Metamora, IL|
|$100,000||Sunshine Food Mart||806 Wilcox St Joliet, IL|
|$50,000||Brookhaven MarketPlace||7516 S Cass Ave #30, Darien, IL|
|$50,000||Caseys||1228 E Dundee Rd Palatine, IL|
|$50,000||Circle K||111 N Capitol St, Pekin, IL|
|$50,000||Circle K||2010 87TH St, Woodridge, IL|
|$50,000||Circle K||65 S. Route 59 Aurora, IL|
|$50,000||Jewel||7036 Roosevelt Rd. Oak Park, IL|
|$50,000||Thornton Gas||9138 Cicero Ave. S. Oak Lawn, IL|
|$50,000||Thornton Gas||34225 N. US 45 Third Lake, IL|
|$50,000||Thornton Gas||101 Burwash Ave. Savoy, IL|
The difference between the nine winners whose prize is $50,000 and the three who can claim a $100,000 prize? The “Power Play.” They each paid $1 more to multiply a potential non-jackpot winning ticket which, in the case of this drawing, doubled the amount.
No one has won the top Powerball prize since Aug. 3, making for 39 consecutive drawings without anyone matching all six numbers.
What’s behind three months of lottery futility? It’s simple math. The odds of winning the jackpot are an abysmal 1 in 292.2 million.
The next drawing is set for Saturday with the current jackpot of $1.5 billion, though that could grow as tickets are sold.