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The Illinois Lottery is 1 of 47 US State Lotteries & District Lotteries that offer the Powerball game – in this case the Illinois Powerball – as part of its overall portfolio of lottery games.

Powerball is a Multi-State USA Lottery that is run & syndicated across the USA by the MUSL – Multi State Lottery Association – and is one of the largest lottery games in the world having produced a record jackpot of US$ 1.586 BILLION! This is the biggest jackpot the world has ever seen and was won on January 13th 2016 more than doubling the existing record Mega Millions jackpot of US$ 656 Million.

The very first Powerball draw took place on April 22nd 1992 with 16 USA Lottery companies – who were all members of the MUSL – taking part after the game changed its format and name from Lotto America which had originally started back on February 13th 1988.

The Illinois Powerball first began its operations back on January 31st 2010 when the rival Mega Millions consortium – of which the Illinois Lottery is a member – entered into a cross-selling agreement with the MUSL – allowing the sales of Powerball in Mega Millions states and Mega Millions in Powerball states.

Illinois Lottery Powerball How it Works

The Illinois Lottery Powerball works in the same way as the Powerball game works in all the States and Districts in the US that offer the game.

Jackpots start off at US$ 40 Million and ROLLOVER after each draw when the top prize is not won – increasing in size by at least US$ 10 Million very time making for some huge jackpot figures.

6 numbers are drawn in total for the Illinois Lottery Powerball game from 2 separate drawing machines – firstly 5 numbers from 69 white balls are drawn followed by 1 number (the Powerball) from 26 red balls.

Draws for the Illinois Powerball Lottery take place twice every week on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9.59pm CST (10.59pm EST)

There is also a Powerball prize multiplier facility available when playing that dramatically increases the size of a Powerball win and is called Powerball POWERPLAY...


The Powerball POWERPLAY option is a prize multiplier and will automatically increase the Powerball win by up to 10 times the original amount  – and is there to give players of the Illinois Powerball a chance to increase their winnings on all levels of the prize structure apart from the Illinois Powerball jackpot itself.

With Powerball POWER PLAY – you are very easily able to multiply your winnings on these levels by 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and if the jackpot has not reached US$ 150 Millioneven 10xgreatly enhancing the prize money that you will take away.

Whatever Powerball Power Play number may have been drawn any 2nd prize win of US$ 1 Million will be immediately doubled up to US$ 2 Million if you have played with the PowerPlay option.

Illinois Lottery Powerball How to Play

The aim when playing is to correctly select as many Powerball winning numbers as possible – and with 9 different ways in which you can win on the Illinois Lottery Powerball – you have a great chance of winning a prize.

There are principally 4 ways that you can play the IL Powerball

1. Pick 5 of your own main (white ball) numbers from 1 to 69 plus your 1 Power Ball (red ball) number from 1 to 26.

2. Pick 5 of your own main (white ball) numbers from 1 to 69 and use the Quick Pick option to let the computer choose your Power Ball (red ball) number for you from 1 to 26 – using a computer powered random number generator.

3. Use the Quick Pick option to let the computer pick your 5 main (white ball) numbers from 1 to 69 using a random number generator – and then choose your own Power Ball (red ball) number from 1 to 26.

4. Use the Quick Pick option to let the computer choose both your 5 main (white ball) numbers from 1 to 69 and also your 1 Power Ball (red ball) number from 1 to 26 using its random number generator.

You can use any of these methods whether you are playing the Illinois Power Ball in-state or if you Play Powerball Online with an authorized online lottery ticket sales company such as TheLotter.

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For just an extra dollar – you can choose to increase your Illinois Lottery Powerball winnings on all levels except the jackpot – by adding the Powerball POWER PLAY option when you are playing the Illinois Powerball.

If your chosen Illinois Lottery Powerball numbers match the Powerball winning numbers on any of these 8 prize levels – you immediately increase your winnings by either 2, 3, 4, 5 or – if the jackpot is under US$ 150 Million – even right up to 10 times.

If you are lucky enough to match all 5 of the main Powerball winning numbersthe POWERPLAY multiplier will immediately double your 2nd division prize to US$ 2 MILLION in every case.

See the table further on down the page for full details of the extra winnings you can achieve with the Illinois Powerball POWERPLAY.

Illinois Lottery Powerball Who Can Play?

In the past – you used to have to buy your lottery ticket in Illinois itself to take part in any of the Illinois Lottery games – this would have included the Illinois Lottery Powerball.

Today though – you are able to Play Powerball Online from right around the world due to the presence of genuine and fully authorized online lottery ticket sales companies like TheLotter.

So, if you reside outside of Illinois or the US – but wish to play any of the Illinois Lottery games including the IllinoisLottery Powerball – this is easy to do using the appropriate lottery ticket sales companies – where you can find yourself saving a fair amount of time when you choose to buy lottery tickets online

The Illinois Lottery requires all players to be at least 18 years of age before purchasing any IL Lottery tickets including tickets for the Powerball Illinois.

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Illinois Powerball Results

The Illinois Lottery Powerball is drawn every week on both Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9.59pm CST (10.59pm EST).

You can find the Illinois Powerball Results in various different ways to check your lottery ticket – and see if you have been lucky with the IL Powerball winning numbers drawn.

You can watch the Illinois Powerball winning numbers being drawn LIVE on WGN-TV (Wednesday or Saturday at 9:59pm CST as well as catch them on the official Lottery Illinois – where they will be displayed shortly after the draw has been made.

You can also find out the latest Illinois Powerball Results from all IL Lottery retailers and most newspapers across the state and of course – you can always come back to Global Lottery Review to check the very latest Illinois Lottery Powerball results – plus any Previous Powerball Results  that you may wish to check up on.

Illinois Lottery Powerball Odds of Winning

With 9 different ways of winning – and therefore a great chance of winning something on the Illinois Lottery Powerball – the odds of winning vary greatly from 1 in 292,201,338 for matching all the correct IL Powerball winning numbers – right down to 1 in 38.32 for matching only 1 correct number.

The overall odds of winning any prize on the Power Ball Illinois are 1 in 24.87.

Here is an easy-to-read calculation table that shows you the odds of winning, the number of matches needed and the prizes you can win – on all different levels of the Illinois Power Ball Lottery including prizes to be won when playing with the Powerball Powerplay option.



Number of Matches


Prize with

of Winning


5 Main + Power Ball



1 in 292,201,338


5 Main

$ 1,000,000

$ 2,000,000

1 in 11,688,053.52


4 Main + Power Ball

$ 50,000

 2x = $ 100,000
 3x = $ 150,000
 4x = $ 200,000
 5x = $ 250,000
10x = $ 500,000

1 in 913,129.18


4 Main

$ 100

 2x = $    200
 3x = $    300
 4x = $    400
 5x = $    500
10x = $ 1,000

1 in 36,525.17


3 Main + Power Ball

$ 100

 2x = $    200
 3x = $    300
 4x = $    400
 5x = $    500
10x = $ 1,000

1 in 14,494.11


3 Main

$ 7

 2x = $ 14
 3x = $ 21
 4x = $ 28
 5x = $ 35
10x = $ 70

1 in 579.76


2 Main + Power Ball

$ 7

 2x = $ 14
 3x = $ 21
 4x = $ 28
 5x = $ 35
10x = $ 70

1 in 701.33


1 Main + Power Ball

$ 4

  2x = $  8
  3x = $ 12
  4x = $ 16
  5x = $ 20
10x = $ 40

1 in 91.98


Power Ball Only

$ 4

  2x = $  8
  3x = $ 12
  4x = $ 16
  5x = $ 20
10x = $ 40

1 in 38.32

OVERALL odds of winning ANY prize are 1 in 24.87

Illinois Lottery Powerball Record Jackpots

The biggest win on the Illinois Lottery Powerball to date was won by Ted Baumgartner from Freeport on March 30th 2013 when the jackpot had climbed to a high of US$ 50 Million.

The 2nd highest Illinois Powerball jackpot won so far was half of the US$ 37.5 Million jackpot shared with a Kentucky Lottery winner on December 11th 2010. US$ 18.75 Million was won by a family from Oak Park who decided to remain anonymous and claimed their prize under the name of the "Shim Partnership".

This historic win was the first Powerball Jackpot to have been won in Illinois and came just under a year after the Illinois Lottery first began selling Powerball tickets on January 31st 2010.

Illinois Lottery Powerball How Prizes are Paid

If you have won an Illinois Powerball jackpot – you will be able to claim your prize as either a cash lump sum or as an annuity payment – you will need to make this choice within 60 days of the date of your claim.

If you choose the annuity – your Illinois Lottery Powerball winnings will be paid to you in 30 installments over 29 years.

For all prizes on the IL Powerball – you will have 365 days from the date of the draw taking place – to make your claim before your Illinois Lottery Powerball ticket will become invalid.

If your win on the Powerball IL is up to US$ 600 – you will be able to claim your winnings at any of the Illinois Lottery retailers.

If you’ve had a win of between US$ 600 to US$ 1 Million on the Illinois Powerball – you will be able to claim your prize by going to any of the IllinoisLottery retailers and validating your ticket – then mailing the claim form in.

If you have won up to US$ 25,000 on the Powerball Illinois – you can also claim your prize by visiting one of the IL Lottery prize centers in Chicago, Springfield, Des Plaines, Fairview Heights or Rockford.

If you are lucky enough to win an Illinois Lottery Powerball jackpot – you will need to make your claim by calling the Lottery Illinois claims office.

You needn’t worry if you play lottery online with one of the genuine and authorized online lottery ticket sale companies like TheLotter – as part of their role is to look after all these details for you – making sure that you receive your winnings directly and in a timely manner.

Illinois Lottery Other Games...

As well as the Illinois Powerball from the MUSL – the Lottery Illinois offers various other lotto games – some of which can be played just within Illinois like Little Lotto, Pick 3, Pick 4, plus numerous ILLottery Instant Scratch-Off Games.

Other IllinoisLottery games such as the highly popular jackpot lottery game – the Illinois Lotto and the huge rival multi-state Mega Millions game – can be played anywhere in the world.

We have fully reviewed the IL Lottery – Illinois Lotto – which you can read about in detail here and also the Mega Millions game – which the IllinoisLottery has been selling since back in May 2002 – as one of the 6 original members of the rival Mega Millions consortium which started off with its predecessor – the Big Game – on August 31st 1996.

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