Someone in a western Illinois town made a huge profit just in time for the holidays.


$500K Powerball Ticket in Illinois 

According to the Illinois Lottery, a winning Powerball ticket was purchased at a grocery store in Prophetstown, located in the far western part of the state near the Iowa border.

The winning ticket, which was purchased at Shaws Marketplace at 214 Washington St.

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Matched four numbers and the Powerball, plus they added the "Power Play" feature to score $500,000 in the Wednesday drawing.

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The winning numbers were: 36-51-59-66-68 and Powerball 25.

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Lottery officials say the win marks the eighth Illinois player to win a prize of $500,000 or more in the Powerball this year alone.

I’ve been with this store for nearly 20 years and I’ve experienced many lottery jackpot celebrations, however, this is the largest winning ticket we’ve ever sold here - it’s pretty magical

Shaws Marketplace will get a bonus of $5,000 for selling the winning ticket.

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The winner has one year from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.

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The Illinois Lottery urges any winner to write their name on the back of their ticket and keep it in a safe place until they’re ready to claim their prize.The next Powerball drawing is Saturday

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