By now you probably know that if you bought your Powerball ticket in Illinois, you didn’t win the big prize.
Two tickets were sold that match all five numbers plus the Powerball… but those came from Arizona and Missouri.
Even without a share of the Powerball-record $588 million jackpot, the lottery frenzy could still mean a windfall for some people in the state.
It will generate millions of extra dollars for the state’s school fund… and the big spike in ticket sales will also feel like an early Christmas for convenience stores and other lottery retailers, who get a percentage of every ticket sold.
The winning numbers are 5 - 16 - 22 - 23 - 29 and the Powerball - 6. Powerball reports that a $1 million dollar ticket was sold in Illinois.