Iowa Lottery officials are expecting brisk ticket sales -again- today (Monday) as there were no jackpot winners over the weekend in either of the big, multistate games, Powerball and Mega Millions. The Lottery’s Mary Neubauer says both games’ jackpots have been growing for a few months now and they’ve reached “eye-popping” levels.
If you’re eager to get a Powerball ticket before tonight’s drawing, Neubauer says it’s likely the earlier you head for the retailer, the better.
Clerks are typically well trained in performing the transaction and it often takes a matter of just a few seconds to issue a ticket, so if there are a few people ahead of you, they won’t be there for long.
While nobody won either of the weekend jackpots, Neubauer says Iowa Lottery players -did- win a total of 45-thousand-558 prizes in the weekend drawings.