Check It And See: Powerball Fever Heats Up To $635 Million

Written By Jenn Montgomery on October 1, 2021 - Last Updated on October 4, 2021

If you’re feeling sweaty, it may not be the ‘rona but a case of Powerball fever. Saturday’s Illinois Powerball drawing has increased from $620 million to $635 million.

If you believe that’s a significant pile of dough, you aren’t wrong. That Powerball jackpot sum is the 10th largest pot in US lotto history.

More>>>How to claim your lottery winnings in Illinois.

Last Powerball numbers

Here are the numbers for the Saturday, Oct. 2, Powerball drawing:

  • Winning numbers: 28-38-42-47-52
  • Powerball: 01
  • Multiplier: 2x

Latest Powerball winners in Illinois

According to the Illinois Lottery, 10 players in the Prairie State have won more than a million dollars this past year — four just in the last three months.

On Sept. 25, an unknown Illinois Powerball player became $2 million richer after matching five numbers using the Powerplay.

After Wednesday’s draw, a Springfield resident won $150,000 and four others won $50,000 apiece. The winning tickets were bought at 7-Eleven in Oak Lawn, Areejs Shell in Coal City, Speedway in Bourbonnais, and Loves Park Mobil in Loves Park.

In July, someone in Naperville won the $1 million Powerball prize.

When is the Powerball drawing in Illinois?

As of Aug. 23, the Powerball drawing is held three nights a week, at 9:59 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Powerball tickets in Illinois are $2 each, with an option to add the “Powerplay” for another $1. You have until 9 p.m. the day of to buy a ticket.

You can buy them at a retailer near you or on the Illinois Lottery app/website. If staying on the couch is your jam, you can even claim your lotto winnings via online as well.

You must be at least 18 years old to play the Illinois Lottery.

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