Powerball Jackpot reaches $250 million

Powerball / (Source: MGN)

Illinois (KWQC) - The Powerball Jackpot has reached $250 million according to Powerball officials. Players have a chance to win big during Wednesday's Powerball drawing.

The winning numbers from Saturday's Powerball drawing were 6, 8, 9, 37 and 40 with the Powerball being 26. While no one won the jackpot, Illinois players won more than 22,900 prizes. Those prizes ranged from $4 to $200. In all, players won more than $122,000.

Illinois residents, 18 and older, can purchase Powerball and all of the Illinois Lottery’s draw-based game tickets by using the Illinois Lottery’s mobile app. The free app (the first of its kind in the United States) is available for download on iOS and Android devices and offers any Illinois adult the chance to purchase lottery tickets on their smartphone. Players can also purchase their tickets online at illinoislottery.com and at more than 7,200 retailers statewide.

QUICK POWERBALL FACTS
• Current jackpot at $250 million; cash option of $182.8 million
• Jackpots start at $40 million
• Overall odds of winning the jackpot 1:292,201,338
• Drawings are at 9:59 p.m. (CT) every Wednesday and Saturday