ILLINOIS – The Illinois Powerball Lottery Jackpot has reached a life-changing amount.

The Illinois Lottery said in a press release on Wednesday that the Powerball jackpot is now at an estimated $508 million. This is the second time this year that the Powerball jackpot has crossed the half-billion-dollar mark. The latest drawing happened Wednesday night. No one has yet claimed the prize. The next drawing will happen on Saturday, October 22.

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Illinois Lottery players have also struck it big this year. Five players have won prizes of $1 million or more with Powerball. A winning Powerball ticket that was worth $1 million was purchased last week at K N R Candy, located at 15 River Oaks Drive in Calumet City. In total, Illinois Powerball players have purchased over 2 million winning tickets and won close to $23 million in prizes in 2022.

Lottery players can pick up a ticket at their local store. There is also an option that they can log in to the Illinois Lottery website or app and buy a ticket online.

Powerball drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Powerball tickets are $2 each, and players have the option to add the Powerplay for $1 more for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes. Remember to play responsibly.