The next drawing will be Wednesday night.
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Tuesday, January 29
It may be time to see if Lady Luck is on your side. The Powerball has reached $151 million with the next drawing occurring on Wednesday night, according to a Powerball press release. While the last Powerball drawing on Saturday produced no grand prize Powerball winner, there were more than 21,000 Illinois residents who won prizes ranging from $4 to $10,000. The Powerball drawing is held every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:59 p.m. The largest Powerball Jackpot to date was $384 million and was won on Nov. 28, 2012 in Arizonia and Missouri.
Illinois is one of 42 states that offer the lottery game.
The Illinois Lottery's Powerball jackpot is set to reach $500 million, and the tickets are selling at a "blistering" pace, according to the Chicago Tribune. About $200,000 in lottery tickets were sold in just one 30-minute period Tuesday, according to the Trib, and sales are expected to peak as the Powerball drawing draws closer. It's the largest jackpot in Powerball history. The winners would take home $327.4 million in a lump sum. No one has won the Powerball drawing in two months, and the jackpot continued to rise after strong sales, according to the Trib. Powerball is a national lottery including 42 states. The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 175,000,000, according to KMOV in St. Louis. "Lottery officials estimate 105,000 …