* Prizes with Power Play® when number drawn is 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X & 10X
Illinois Lottery Powerball Payouts
In certain rare instances these prizes may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis, and will be lower than these published prize levels. For the jackpot prize, if two or more people match all six winning numbers, that jackpot is shared equally among the winners. After receiving an initial payment shortly after the prize is claimed, the initial jackpot winner(s) will receive their prize in annual installments over a 29-year period unless, within 60 days from the date they claim their prize, they request the cash option method of payment. Power Play® increases non-jackpot prizes only. Note that any set prizes or Power Play prizes, including the Match 5+0 prizes, may be reduced if wins exceed the available prize fund. For a current estimate on the cash amount for Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lotto, contact the Illinois Lottery.
Power Play is a special feature that increases the value of prize levels 3 through 9 by 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 times if a player purchased the Power Play feature. The Power Play number will be randomly drawn at the time of the Powerball drawing. The 10x multiplier is available on initially advertised jackpots of $150 million or less. The Match 5+0 prize doubles to $2,000,000 with Power Play! A player must choose the Power Play option when they buy their Powerball ticket to qualify for the Power Play prizes.
Illinois Lottery Powerball Winners
The odds of winning the Powerball are 1 in 292 million, slightly better than the odds of winning Mega Millions which are 1 in 302 million. If you win, you’ll have to decide if you want a lump. By law, Illinois lottery will withhold 24% of winnings for federal taxes and 4.95% for state income taxes. Use our Powerball payout and tax calculator to find out how much taxes you need to pay if you win the Powerball jackpot – for both cash and annuity options.