Iowa Lottery Gives Advice On Large Mega Millions Jackpot

Clive, Iowa — No one won Mega Millions on Friday night, so the jackpot will be over $1.1 billion for Tuesday’s drawing.

Iowa Lottery spokesperson, Mary Neubauer, says it comes on the heels of the more than two-billion dollar Powerball jackpot in November. She says it is really hard to predict when the jackpot will get this big.

Neubauer says the jackpot has been growing almost three months, and that includes the normally slow ticket-buying holiday period.

Neubauer reminds players to not get carried away with the big jackpot and to play responsibly. One issue that popped up with the large Powerball jackpot was people buying tickets after the deadline.

Large jackpots often lead to group ticket buys — which brings another warning.

Neubauer says you should then keep really close track of who puts money into the pool and how much so that there’s never a question later about who was in and who was out. Neubauer says it is interesting that the Mega Millions jackpot was won six times in 2021, and six times in 2022.