POWERBALL® BRINGS $50,000 PRIZE TO ELGIN PLAYER
30th Top Prize Won in 2021 for Illinois Powerball Players
CHICAGO—An Illinois Lottery player recently won $50,000 in the Powerball draw on Wednesday June 30 after purchasing a winning ticket at Meijer gas station at 801 S. Randall Rd. in Elgin.
The Illinois Lottery urges the lucky player to sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a safe place until they are ready to claim their prize. Over 14,800 players won prizes in this draw, totaling over $161,500 in prizes for Illinois Powerball players.
Already this year, six Powerball players have claimed $1 million wins and 24 players have taken home prizes of $50,000 each - making this the 30th top Powerball prize won in Illinois this year.
Every lottery win is also a win for the retailer where the winning ticket was sold. The selling retailers of winning tickets receive a cash bonus of one percent- up to $500,000- of the prize amount for selling a winning ticket.
Meijer is a retail chain that has been selling Illinois Lottery since January 2019, and was excited to hear the news of this recent Powerball win at its Elgin location.
“Having consistent winners means more and more players will come here to play,” said Julie Holst, a clerk at the Meier gas station where the winning ticket was sold. “I’m not sure who bought the winning ticket,” said Holst, “But I enjoy seeing players win.”
The Powerball jackpot is currently $137 million and the next game draw is tonight, Wednesday July 14. Powerball tickets are $2 each and players have the option to add the Power Play for an additional $1. Draw results can be found on the Illinois Lottery website www.illinoislottery.com and on the Illinois Lottery app.
About the Illinois Lottery:
Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $21 billion (since 1985) to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like homelessness prevention, Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorials and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.