Iowans Share Smaller Prizes While Mega Millions Loot Increases
The Mega Millions drawing Tuesday night has increased to at least 1.6 billion dollars.
That's after the grand prize jackpot, which already stood at a record $1 billion, didn't have a winner. The numbers drawn Friday night were 15, 23, 53, 65, and 70, with a Mega Ball of 7.
Although nobody won the top prize, a couple of Iowans took home smaller shares of cash, according to the Des Moines Register. Two tickets purchased in Iowa won $10,000 and $20,000 each. Nothing to sneeze at, that's for sure. The $20,000 winner paid a buck extra for the Megaplier option and doubled their odds.
All in all, Iowans spent more than $4 million to play in the latest drawing, and that's definitely going to increase for Tuesday night's edition. Who knows how much higher that $1.6 billion jackpot will increase by then.
You still have time to stop by your favorite lottery retailer and get in on Mega Millions Mania. Take a refresher course on the cautionary steps we told you about to protect yourself should you win. Then, sit back and dream. We all know what we'd do with this kind of money, whether we'd discuss it publicly or not.
Of course, you could also settle for this Wednesday's Powerball jackpot of a mere $620 million.