The Illinois Lottery says that the latest Powerball prize is coming close to being one of the 10 biggest jackpots of all time. According to the Illinois Lottery, tonight’s Powerball drawing will have a prize of $526 Million dollars. The latest Powerball drawing takes place tonight at 9:59 PM. Local lottery retailers have told RegionalMediaNews.com that they have seen a recent uptick in Powerball sales due to the rising prize. There are more than 7000 Powerball retailers across the state of Illinois.