CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Mega Millions jackpot is projected to jump to $522 million for tonight’s drawing. The $522 million jackpot would be the fifth-largest Mega Millions jackpot on record and the 11th largest lottery jackpot overall. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s drawing is expected to increase to $308.1 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)
“With a chance to win more than half-a-billion dollars on the line, the excitement and enthusiasm is palpable,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “This is only the fifth time in history the Mega Millions jackpot has exceeded $500 million. This is an incredible moment for our players and retailers. I’d love New Hampshire’s first Mega Millions jackpot winner to be a $522 million winner!”
The Mega Millions drawing results from Friday, July 23, were: 1-14-30-44-62 MB-1 with a Megaplier of 2.
The current Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since May 4, when a lucky Ohio player claimed a $142 million prize.
The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million, which three winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland shared in March 2012. Just this past March, a lucky player from New Jersey claimed a $533 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM and tickets are on sale until 9:50 PM tonight.
About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 54 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $6.3 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $4.2 billion paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education total nearly $1.9 billion to date.
The New Hampshire Lottery Commission, located at 14 Integra Drive in Concord, currently manages all lottery operations in the state, including instant games, New Hampshire Powerball®, New Hampshire Mega Millions®, Tri-State Megabucks℠ Plus, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For Life® and KENO 603.