Powerball, MegaMillions Back on Sale

Lottery to Drop Illinois From Mega Millions- Powerball_02204411

Sales of Powerball and MegaMillions lottery tickets have now resumed in Illinois after the budget standoff forced retailers to suspend sales.

Officials say the state has lost more than $1 million in revenue due to that gap.  The state takes about 40% of the lottery system’s profits. Sales of Mega Million tickets stopped June 28 and Powerball sales stopped June 30.

The current Powerball jackpot is $155 million with a drawing tonight (Wednesday).  No one won the MegaMillions  jackpot, and so that jackpot rises to $217 million for Friday night’s drawing.

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