$50-million Powerball ticket sold in Illinois


The jackpot-winning Powerball ticket for the Saturday, March 30 drawing was sold in Freeport, Illinois.

Lottery officials said the ticket was purchased at Express Lane, 1736 South West Avenue.

The ticket matched all five numbers drawn plus the Powerball.  The winning numbers were 11, 23, 26, 46, 55 and the Powerball was 27.

Lottery officials said the winner had not yet come forward as of Monday morning, April 1, 2013.

The winning ticket was worth $50-million.  The store that sold the winning ticket will receive $50,000 which is 1% of the jackpot amount.

A $1-million-winning Powerball ticket was also recently sold in East Dubuque, Illinois.

The Powerball jackpot was re-set to $40-million for the next drawing to be held Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 9:59 p.m.

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