As the multi-state Mega Millions jackpot reaches half-a-billion dollars for Friday’s drawing, the Delaware Lottery director has words of advice for players.
The jackpot has been growing since late January, and there have been 18 drawings without a winner. Consumers are being urged by state regulators not to overspend, as well as to keep in mind the large odds against winning. “Increased jackpots often bring an increased number of both new and experienced players to the Lottery,” Delaware Lottery Director Vernon Kirk said. “It’s important for all players to remember to have fun when playing, but to keep the game in perspective and limit play to what you can personally afford.” Mega Millions is played in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.