The Illinois Lottery announced that a winning ticket worth $50,000 was sold in Waukegan as part of Wednesday’s Powerball drawing and a $1 million ticket was sold in another Chicago suburb.
Eight lottery players across Illinois won in the drawing Wednesday evening, according to the Illinois Lottery.
A player in California won the massive $1.08 billion Powerball jackpot, which is the third-largest Powerball jackpot and the sixth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
The largest amount won in Illinois as part of the drawing was a $1 million ticket sold at Williams Liquor in Elmhurst. The player matched all five numbers but not the Powerball.
The winning numbers were 7-10-11-13-24 with a Powerball of 24.
The second-largest prize won in Illinois was $100,000 by a player who matched four numbers and the Powerball and also added the game’s “Power Play” feature.
Six players matched four numbers and the Powerball to win $50,000 each.
Those tickets were sold in Rockford, Waukegan, Princeton and Durand, along with the Illinois Lottery website.
The winning Waukegan ticket was bought at Thorntons Gas and Food Mart, 2201 North Green Bay Road.
The Powerball roll began in April and over one million winning tickets were sold with over $9.9 million in prizes won by Illinois Lottery players, the agency reported.
Retailers who sell winning tickets receive a selling bonus of 1% of the prize amount.
Winners have one year from the date of the winning draw to claim their prize.
The Illinois Lottery said they encourage all winners to write their name on the back of their ticket and keep it in a safe place until they are ready to claim their prize.
The Lotto jackpot for Thursday evening’s drawing is at $19.7 million — the largest Lotto jackpot of the year and the second largest in nearly five years.
The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday evening’s drawing has hit $720 million — the fifth largest Mega Millions jackpot in history.